Aberdeen based Hydro Group plc, a global solutions provider of optical and electrical products in the subsea technology industry, has secured two major contract wins worth a significant six figure sum, with international diving technology company Divex, the industry leader in the design, supply, manufacture, research and development of diving and subsea equipment technologies for commercial, professional and defence divers worldwide.

Hydro Group plc secured the contracts to provide pressure hull penetrators to be used on diver decompression chambers and submersible diving chambers. Divex Ltd awarded the contract to the company due to their 25 years expertise designing, engineering, manufacturing and distributing electrical cables, connectors and penetrators for subsea, topside and onshore applications.

Commenting on the contract award, Divex’s operations general manager, Glyn Gilbert said: “Hydro Group has an outstanding performance and safety record, we were further encouraged to work with them as their pressure hull penetrators are tested and certified by DNV– a standard and accreditation that is important to our own company ethos.”

With an Aberdeen headquarters and another office in Perth Australia, Hydro Group plc employs a total of 70 staff and operates on a global scale, with a portfolio of blue chip clients, major operators and the Ministry of Defence.

Hydro Group plc managing director Douglas Whyte said: “This is a significant contract win for Hydro Group and it shows how two Aberdeen companies working together using local expertise, can be successful in the competitive offshore oil and gas and defence submarine industries.”

Hydro Group plc, made up of Hydro Bond Engineering and HydroCable Systems Ltd, was originally formed in 1982 by a team of experienced engineers and is now a major national and international supplier of harsh environment engineered products to the offshore oil and gas, defence, oceanographic, renewable Energies, diving and ROV/AUV markets. Staff and clients will celebrate HydroCable Systems Ltd 20 years in business at this year’s Oceanology Exhibition in London.

(Hydro Group Press Release)