Public invited to view expansion plans

Members of the public are invited to view the plans
Members of the public are invited to view the plans

A public consultation is to be held by Independent Oilfield Services (IOS) on plans to expand their oilfield supply base.

IOS are a provider of tubular inspection services and storage for oilfield equipment.

The company was founded in 2013 following the identification of a huge requirement in the market for quality tubular inspection, management and storage services.

Headquartered at a 50 acre site at Longside Airfield, the former RAF base at Longside was selected as the perfect location due to its close proximity to Peterhead port, a vital deep-water facility for the Oil and Gas industry.

IOS is continuing to grow and further develop their world class facilities to enhance their internal and external storage capabilities including new warehousing and API pipe storage bays.

IOS aims to develop the Longside facility into an industry leading site which utilises the skilled local workforce and local business community, and become an integral part of Peterhead’s offer to the North Sea Oil and Gas industry.

IOS has arranged for a public consultation event to be held on Thursday, November 6 at The Palace Hotel, Peterhead from 6pm to 8.30pm, where the consultant team will be available to discuss the proposals.

Those going along will be encouraged to pass comment on the prospective application with the option of providing written comments to Taylor Design Services, 5 The Square, Ellon, AB41 9JB or via email to before January 14, 2015.

IOS look forward to welcoming interested members of the community and answering any queries that may be put forward.

Any comments made to the prospective applicants are not representations to the planning authority.

If the applicant submits an application there will be an opportunity to make representations on that application to the planning authority.