Score, Peterhead
Score, Peterhead

Leading engineering firm Score Group has unveiled plans for a major extension to its Wellbank facility at Peterhead.

Home to Score Energy, Score Training, Score Europe, Score Subsea & Wellhead, Score Marine and Score Diagnostics, the Wellbank operation on the oukirts of town currently includes five buildings occupying parts of a 113-hectare site.

A recently proposed five-year plan for phased expansion of existing facilities, the construction of a new Score Group HQ and the erection of a number of new warehouses, will create an additional million square feet for office, storage, engineering and fabrication purposes.

These ambitious plans for taking the company forward in the coming decades will introduce new and improved prospects for both Score Group and the economy of the Buchan area.

From its beginnings more than 30 years ago as a valve services company in Peterhead, to the large group of engineering-related companies which it is now, Score Group is renowned as a leader in the supply, service and repair of valves, gas turbines and related components for the oil, gas and energy industries worldwide.

Already employing more than 1,000 staff and apprentices in the north-east, including at the recently expanded Fraserburgh support base, Score is now looking forward to further growth and development at its Wellbank site.

Commenting on the extension, Score Group chairman, Charles Ritchie, said: “All it needs for this to happen is for the price of crude oil to remain above $60 a barrel for the foreseeable future, for local inflation not to exceed 2% annually, and for the people and politicians in the local area to support our activities.”