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Flotta firm Opus joins with international oil services provider

20 September 2013

Specialist processing company Opus, which has a base in Orkney, has completed a deal to join international oil services provider, Aker Solutions.

With around 40 employees, on the island of Flotta and in Guildford, Opus is a leader in oil/water separation and offers solutions to a global market.

Opus has established unique testing facilities in Orkney.

David Merle, head of Aker Solutions process systems business, said: “The purchase of Opus will significantly enhance our process systems technology portfolio. We have ambitious plans to increase growth in the process systems business, and strengthening our existing produced water treatment, R&D testing facilities and environmental services capability are important steps on that journey.”

Nigel Weir, founder of Opus, said: “This is an excellent result for Opus, our staff and Aker Solutions. The fit of our two businesses, our culture and vision will add value to both businesses and most importantly add value to our clients' businesses. The Opus team is looking forward to this next stage in its future with a strong, progressive and impressive owner.”

HIE’s Graeme Harrison, said: "HIE is delighted to have helped facilitate the significant growth of Opus' operations on Flotta in recent years. We look forward to continuing our partnership as the business continues to develop under the stewardship of Aker Solutions. The acquisition is testament to the ground breaking work that has been carried out by Opus and we are delighted for the business and its Orkney team as they look forward to the exciting opportunities that this development will bring."

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