Bank of Scotland backing for Survivex expansion

Survivex: To open offices in Dubai and Singapore, pictured. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
Survivex: To open offices in Dubai and Singapore, pictured. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
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Industrial training provider Survivex is set to open offices in Dubai and Singapore after securing a £3.25 million loan from Bank of Scotland.

The Aberdeen-based firm, founded just two years ago by oil industry veteran George Green, will also be able to expand the range of emergency and survival skills it teaches workers by investing in a £1.5m fire training rig.

It will provide a range of offshore and marine fire fighting training courses from the new rig, which will mean hiring an additional ten employees.

Survivex already employs 82 people, delivering courses from its own training centre and at offshore installations around the world.

It is in the process of opening a Dubai office and a Singapore base will be added within the next 12 months.

Graham Blair, area director at BoS, said: “Survivex is one example of a service provider to the oil and gas industry that is looking to expand internationally. It’s an exciting time for companies in this space and we’re pleased to be able to continue to support growth in the industry.”