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Hydrus Group appoints new Operations Director

16 May 2011

Aberdeen based Hydrus Group has appointed a new Operations Director to develop and grow new business as it aims to achieve a turnover of £5 million in its first year of operation.

In an unlikely coincidence the new recruit shares the same name and birthday as the company's managing director Martin T Anderson, so both have adopted their middle initials to help set them apart! Martin F Anderson joins the independent engineering and manufacturing firm for the drilling and subsea construction sectors from Neptune Deeptech in Stonehaven where he was General Manager and had worked for over 14 years. Hydrus Group formed in October 2010 after a management buy-in of DE Engineering and DE Hydraulics. Martin T Anderson said: "Martin's appointment strengthens our operational management and will enable us to focus on new business and developing strategies to grow the Group. He has a wealth of experience in business development, engineering, fabrication and equipment services, so is ideal to take over the operations side of the business. It was a coincidence that we share the same name and birthday, but I couldn't let that put me off getting the right man for the job. We have adopted our middle initials to make it easier internally!" Operations Director, Martin F Anderson started off his career as an apprentice fabricator welder with Symons Engineering Fordoun and worked there for nine years before joining Ross Deeptech Initiatives at Stonehaven (now owned by Neptune) and worked his way up to management where he grew significant international sales in oil and gas and marine renewable energy markets. He said: "Hydrus Group is a dynamic engineering company with a service offering based on quality and innovation, so I am looking forward to helping to grow and diversify the business." The firm has recently been awarded contracts across its service range including fabrication projects, hydraulic power units (HPUs) and blow out preventer (BOP) closing units and equipment refurbishment. Martin T Anderson added: "We have seen steady growth in North Sea enquiries and projects and felt it was the right time to increase our operational management at a senior level as we look to take the business forward. Our full service offer from engineering design to fabrication and repair is ideal for clients who want a quality, responsive local service." The firm employs 35 people and specialises in ATEX and CE compliant equipment for pressure and flow control applications and mechanical handling solutions. Its fabrication service covers carbon steel, sheet metal working, stainless steel and also offers high pressure water jet precision cutting.

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