Statoil will join De Vere Hotels, major operator Premier Oil and OneSubsea (jointly owned by Cameron and Schlumberger) in Prime Four’s second phase. Also included in phase 2 is the Fourcourt plaza, designed to be the park’s social hub. Development of the plaza will see a wide range of additional amenities and services, including the provision of pre-school childcare at Kingswellies Nursery, introduced to the park.Construction of phase 1 was concluded earlier this year and saw other industry majors Nexen, Apache and Transocean move on to the park.
The total number of jobs based at the Park when the Statoil complex becomes operational will be over 2,000.
“As a world class company Statoil were clearly a very attractive prospect for the park. Having considered a number of sites in the City and Shire for their new operation, we are delighted that they have settled on Prime Four and their arrival further cements the park’s growing reputation as a world-class working environment for the energy industry,” commented Drum Managing Director Graeme Bone.
“With the mix of tenants we now have it is no exaggeration to say that Prime Four is rapidly becoming one of the world’s major energy hubs.“We are in active discussions with a number of other occupiers and will be in a position to announce these in the near future. The critical mass we now have for Prime Four supports the view that it will play a major role in generating economic activity for the north east of Scotland for many years to come.”