Hydro Group Secures GBP2 M Worth of Defence Contracts

As a result of a £300,000 investment in its ground breaking armoured cabling line earlier this year, Hydro Group Plc has secured £2million worth of new defence contracts for 2015.

The Aberdeen headquartered company, a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for the subsea and defence sector, is showcasing its new machinery and extensive product offerings to the industry at the Underwater Defence & Security Conference in Portsmouth this month.

Graham Wilkie, Sales Director at Hydro Group said: “We are currently one of few companies in the UK to offer this cutting edge technology. The new armouring line demonstrates a significant advancement in our capabilities and skill set, and further enhances the scope of work we can offer the industry.”

The recent six-figure investment extends Hydro Group’s product line, equipping the company with armouring expertise, to offer custom-designed single and multi-layered steel armoured cables in galvanised improved steel and corrosion resistant steels. 

Mr Wilkie continued: “The Underwater Defence and Security Conference is a key platform for showcasing our capabilities to the defence sector, providing the underwater community with a unique opportunity to understand evolving threats, as well as emerging and future technologies.”
Last year, Hydro Group was awarded a prestigious £2million defence contract to aid BAE Systems in equipping the UK Royal Navy with its future long term nuclear submarine deterrent capability. The Group’s expertise and experience resulted in it being selected to design, develop and qualify a range of connectorised through hull penetrators, highlighting the significant capabilities of Hydro Group’s engineers, and the extensive product range the company offers.

“The demand for complex and challenging designs has grown in the last few years. This has resulted in our engineers applying their extensive knowledge and capabilities in materials and applications, developed over 30 years, to provide the highest quality solutions, designed for each environment,” concluded Mr Wilkie.

Hydro Group’s cable and connectivity solutions are developed to withstand the harshest environmental conditions, including salt water, solar effects, storm force winds and dynamic tidal and wave motion. These factors place extreme loads on the subsea systems, connectors and cables, resulting in the company’s connectors being designed and manufactured for flexibility and environmental endurance.

Hydro Group plc, subsea cable systems manufacturer, incorporating Hydro Bond Engineering and Hydro Cable Systems Ltd, is a major global supplier of harsh environment engineered products to the offshore oil and gas, defence, oceanographic, renewable energies, diving and ROV/AUV markets. Based in Aberdeen Scotland and Singapore, the company employs 100 staff, and boasts a customer base which includes all blue chip companies, plus major operators and contractors in both domestic and international subsea markets.

Source: Hydro Group
Date: Jan 28, 2015