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  • Hydro Group helps students keep things connected in MATE ROV challenge

    [31 May 2016]

  • Ali Hynd, Principal Head of Technology for Mintlaw Academy, with Erin Kindness (15) and Joanne McDonald (15) of Mintlaw Academy, and Craig Reid, Production Manager Hydro Group Craig Reid, Production Manager Hydro Group, alongisde Joanne McDonald (15), Erin Kindness (15), Ali Hynd, Principal Head of Technology for Mintlaw Academy click pic to view

    Following the announcement last month that Mintlaw Academy had successfully topped the Scottish leg of the MATE ROV challenge, Hydro Group plc has stepped in to support the final build of the ROV for the competition’s international finals, held in June at the NASA Space Centre in Houston, Texas.


    Mintlaw Academy came out on top in the annual competition which sees pupils from across Scotland put underwater robots they have designed and built to the test.


    Read the full article: Hydro Group helps students keep things connected in MATE ROV challenge

  • Hydro Group Announces Strategic Agreements for Asia Pacific Growth

    [12 May 2016]

  • (L-R) Doug Whyte, Hydro Group managing director and Steve Ang, Hydro Group Asia technical sales manager. click pic to view

    Subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc announces multiple Asia Pacific Business Partner agreements as the firm continues strategic growth in the region.


    As part of international expansion plans in 2013 the firm formed its Singapore based division, Hydro Group Asia, which has shown an annual increase of sales in the region of over £1.5M. The five new Business Partner agreements with Uni-One in Taiwan, ISL in China, Oceanpixel in the Philippines, PT Indonesia in Indonesia and DKHG in Vietnam will aid Hydro Group’s cabling interconnect solutions presence in these important markets.


    Read the full article: Hydro Group Announces Strategic Agreements for Asia Pacific Growth

  • Double Hit for Hydro Group at Made in Scotland Awards

    [22 April 2016]

  • Doug Whyte with Made in Scotland Awards Double Hit for Hydro Group click pic to view

    Hydro Group plc has successfully secured the title of Manufacturer of the Year, and the overall ‘Made in Scotland’ award, at the Made in Scotland Awards 2016.


    The inaugural awards, created by Royal Bank of Scotland and Business Insider, were held last night [Thursday 21 April] at RBS Gogarburn in Edinburgh, to celebrate Scottish innovation - highlighting the achievements of organisations and individuals across all sectors of Scottish industry.


    Subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group scooped the two awards thanks to its position at the forefront of the development and innovation of subsea product technologies, and its consistent commitment to successfully supplying Scottish made products to both domestic and international markets.


    Read the full article: Double Hit for Hydro Group at Made in Scotland Awards

  • Expansion Plans for Hydro Group as it invests in Aberdeen Energy Park Premises

    [15 April 2016]

  • EXTERIOR: The new Hydro Group 13,700 sq ft bespoke facility at Aberdeen Energy Park INTERIOR: The new Hydro Group 13,700 sq ft bespoke facility at Aberdeen Energy Park click pic to view

    Aberdeen-based subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group, has expanded its premises by investing £2million in a new 13,700 sq ft bespoke facility, set to open in spring 2016.


    Aberdeen-based subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group, has expanded its premises by investing £2million in a new 13,700 sq ft bespoke facility, set to open in spring 2016.


    The company currently occupies a 45,500 sq ft facility at the Aberdeen Energy Park, purchasing the additional 0.63 acres of development land from Buccleuch Property and Moorfield Group (Buccmoor LP) to enable it to expand operations and develop a brand new workshop with mezzanine deck.


    Read the full article: Expansion Plans for Hydro Group as it invests in Aberdeen Energy Park Premises

  • Hydro Group Announces Double Shortlisting for Made in Scotland Awards

    [04 April 2016]

  • Doug Whyte, managing director at Hydro Group click pic to view

    Hydro Group plc is delighted to be recognised as a finalist at the 2016 Made in Scotland Awards for the categories Manufacturer of the Year and Exporter of the Year.


    The subsea cable and connector specialist is at the forefront in the development and innovation of subsea product technologies, with involvement from prototype concept through to design, manufacture and project management.

    The company has been named as a finalist for the Manufacturer of the Year as a result of its continued, and outstanding manufacturing efforts. From its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Scotland, Hydro Group develops the complete subsea electrical and optical interconnect package, built to withstand the harshest environmental conditions.

    Read the full article: Hydro Group Announces Double Shortlisting for Made in Scotland Awards

  • Securing a job in the oil & gas industry amid the untimely downturn

    [07 December 2015]

  • Barry Webb, Hydro Group plc. click pic to view

    Studying for an MSc in Computing Network Management and Design at Robert Gordon University, Barry Webb discusses his success in securing a job in the oil and gas industry amid the untimely downturn.


    What my job involves: I am the Software Developer at Hydro Group, a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for the subsea and defence sector. My responsibilities include building and maintaining the internal systems used in both the Aberdeen and Singapore office. The programmes I work on look after job tracking, stock control and traceability as well as cost forecasting.

    Why did you choose a career in the oil and gas industry? Growing up in Aberdeen I have always been surrounded by the oil and gas industry and those who have been able to succeed and make a name for themselves, inspiring me to work in the industry. However I wasn’t aware of how I would integrate my interest in computing with the industry, as I thought the industry involved working offshore on oil rigs.

    Read the full article: Securing a job in the oil & gas industry amid the untimely downturn

  • Exploring Subsea Cable Market

    [02 November 2015]

  • Subsea cable manufacturing at Hydro Group plc click pic to view

    Thanks to the low oil price, the subsea sector is enduring a challenging period. Operators are being forced to venture into harsher and more remote locations, requiring top tier equipment to meet demanding and dynamic environments.


    Systems being deployed require reliable power and communications connections suited to meet these demands. The team at Hydro Group is being asked for increasingly complex composite and physically demanding cable designs. The days have gone when the company was simply asked to provide an underwater electrical connection.

    Dynamic design Most subsea cables designed and manufactured at the company’s Aberdeen, Scotland, facility incorporate numerous specialist elements such as fiber optics, twisted pairs, triples or quads, coaxial, and high-frequency and very high-frequency components.

    Read the full article: Exploring Subsea Cable Market