Proserv, today welcomed Deirdre Michie, CEO of Oil and Gas UK, to its newly opened Centre of Excellence – Artemis House – in Great Yarmouth.

The visit marked Deirdre’s first time at the 65,000 sq ft facility since its official opening in May this year, as well as the official launch of Share Fair, Oil & Gas UK’s flagship business development event.

Iain Smith, Proserv’s UK Regional President, said: “We were delighted to welcome Deirdre to Artemis House which highlights our commitment to the industry and, of course, the area. It was not only an opportunity to showcase our contribution to the industry, in terms of our people and subsea controls technology, but we were able to champion the issues that companies, like ourselves, are encountering.

“Now that investment is returning to the basin, we are well equipped to work hand in hand with the industry to optimise production in as cost-effective a way as possible, utilising our extensive technology portfolio, and we enjoyed explaining this role more to Deirdre.”

Deirdre Michie added: “I’m delighted to be in Great Yarmouth to launch Share Fair 2018 as the East of England is a major energy hub for our industry. Supply chain companies such as Proserv contribute to the UK’s global exports of almost £12 billion of goods and services.  Over the past 50 years of oil and gas production, the supply chain has successfully developed throughout the UK. Building on this success is critical not only for our industry, but for the UK’s economy.

“Investment is slowly returning to the basin and activity levels are starting to rise, hopefully opening fresh opportunities for the supply chain. At our Share Fair there will be a great opportunity for companies to showcase their capabilities to potential clients.”

Artemis House is Proserv’s Centre of Excellence for global subsea controls and the largest site within Great Yarmouth’s Beacon Park, featuring modern office and manufacturing space, as well as a yard area. There is also the ability to add a further 20,000 sq ft of workshop capacity in the future and increase office headcount.