New signs are being unveiled on May 25 proclaiming Westhill’s status as a global centre of subsea excellence.
Sir Robert Smith MP and Provost of Aberdeenshire Jill Webster will join Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, to launch Westhill as the premier subsea destination in the world.
Known to many affectionately in the industry as ‘Surf City’, Westhill is now being formally recognised as the hub of the region’s global subsea operations.
SURF is an industry term to describe the main components of the industry: subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, all of which form a major part of the work undertaken at Westhill.
Confirming the Aberdeenshire town’s subsea status, Mr Gordon said: “Aberdeen City and Shire is home to almost 40% of the UK’s subsea industry which generates £6billion per annum and supports 50,000 jobs.