LOGISTICS company NorSea Group will take over operatorship of Smith Quay and Embankment at Peterhead, Scotland, on a 10-year agreement as of 1 September.

Peterhead Port Authority chief executive John Wallace said he was pleased to welcome the company to the Port.

“We built up a strong portfolio of clients at the Smith Quay base, but it became apparent that we needed a professionally focused and integrated company such as NorSea Group to continue the success and provide the level of service expected at Peterhead, to grow this business further,” he said.

Norsea said the agreement was the next phase in the company’s plans for increased activities on the UK Continental Shelf, following NorSea Group’s acquisition of the Danish base and logistics company, Danbor, earlier this year.

The merger secures NorSea Group’s long term plans to service oil and gas operators, service companies and drilling contractors through its offices and warehouses in both Aberdeen and Montrose, where it has a 15-year lease at South Quay and a long term agreement with Scrabster Harbour Trust.

Norsea UK managing director Kim Christensen said the company had signed these agreements with the intention of building a significant base in the UK.

“The past 12 months has seen considerable company growth within the UK and we now have a major presence in four key Scottish ports – Aberdeen, Montrose, Peterhead, Scrabster with additional service provision at Lerwick and Invergordon,” he said.

Together with their other bases; nine in Norway, one in Denmark and one in Holland, NorSea Group can now offer a unique coverage of the North Sea basin.