Leading commercial architectural practice Space Solutions has completed a £4.5million research and development centre for specialist global oilfield production chemicals company Champion Technologies in Aberdeen.
Champion Technologies is a leading provider of production chemistry expertise and products to the oil and gas industry, employing around 100 staff in the North-east of Scotland.
The building – located at the firm’s Aberdeen-based Eastern Hemisphere Headquarters. and which has been named the Bundrant Technical Centre – will be Champion’s global centre of excellence for Scale Technology and has extended laboratories for Corrosion, Hydrates and Analytical work.
Aberdeen-based Space Solutions designed and project managed the Technical Centre to meet Champion Technologies’ specification.
Architecture team leader Mark Dellaquaglia said: “Champion’s requirements were very precise – to create a bespoke building and a unique working environment fitting for a global centre of excellence.
“The building was designed and orientated around the individual lab teams’ requirements and to allow for future expansion, while also conforming to the highest environmental standards.
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“The building has been designed to be extremely efficient, taking advantage of natural lighting and ventilation wherever possible, as well as incorporating a range of renewable technologies.
“We are confident that the building will achieve a BREEAM rating of Excellent when it is assessed.”
Harry Montgomerie, Champion Technologies’ Eastern Hemisphere Division business unit manager, said: “With some of the industry’s leading chemistry and chemical engineering professionals working on research and development in Aberdeen, it is essential that we provide an appropriate working environment.
“The new lab will work in partnership with existing laboratories and technical centres in the Netherlands, Houston, Calgary, Moscow and Singapore, and has been specifically designed to help deliver a more integrated and efficient service to clients.”
Champion Technologies is the world’s fastest growing speciality chemical company offering innovative and environmentally acceptable solutions to the oil and gas industry.
Its corporate Headquarters are in Houston, Texas, with the Eastern Hemisphere Headquarters in Aberdeen and Singapore. Champion Technologies operates across more than 50 countries employing around 2500 people.
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