Proserv unveils new centre of excellence in east of UK
New facility will provide a boost to employment in the Great Yarmouth area of East Anglia.
Energy services company, Proserv, with regional operations in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and bases in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Dammam, has opened a new purpose-built centre of excellence within Great Yarmouth’s Beacon Park in the UK.
The 65,000 square foot Artemis House is named after the Artemis 2G subsea control system technology. The facility is the largest site within Beacon Park, featuring modern offices, 25% additional manufacturing space and a yard area. There is also the ability to add a further 20,000 square feet of workshop capacity in the future and increase office headcount.
Davis Larssen, COO of Proserv, said: “Having just began building this exceptional site a little over a year ago, I would like to thank everyone involved in helping us reach this key milestone. This opening is a new chapter for us as we consolidate more than 180 employees from our previous two sites in the area. It’s fantastic to see our workforce unite, ensuring we are well placed to not only meet customers’ expectations but exceed them, now and in the future.”
In a joint statement, the local borough council’s political group leaders, Graham Plant and Trevor Wainwright, said: “This landmark HQ is a symbol of Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s partnership work as a proactive authority dedicated to supporting local investment, jobs and growth, as well as bolstering Beacon Park’s national reputation as an established energy hub and top-performing Enterprise Zone.
“Artemis House will ensure that these skilled jobs, mostly held by local people, will continue to be based within the borough, while generating rental income which will be used to help support vital public services. As the developer, we would like to thank the skilled team who helped to make this important development a reality, and we’re sure that Proserv’s staff will enjoy their brand new purpose-built workplace.”
Doug Field, chair of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), added: “The completion of Artemis House is great news for Proserv, its employees and the wider economy. LEP investments through our Growing Places Fund are targeted to make an impact, and this project will do exactly that. It’s further evidence of the strength of our energy coastline – within which Proserv is a key supplier and employer – and of our Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone in attracting and retaining investment in the East.”
Beacon Park is part of the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft (New Anglia) Enterprise Zone, which focuses on attracting and supporting energy-related businesses within the East of England. Great Yarmouth Borough Council, with support from the LEP, developed the site and remain the landlord for the facility.
Proserv operates worldwide through 22 operating centres based in 12 countries.