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Boost for energy capital

Scots-US oil software firm builds Aberdeen base

Alastair CaithnessScottish-American software and energy company Ziyen is building a new base in Aberdeen in what will be seen as a boost to the city’s slow recovery from the oil slump. 

The company, which also has an office in Inverness, has developed procurement software for the sector and is expected to hire a number of experienced industry figures for its new office at Aberdeen Innovation Park in the coming weeks.

Alastair Caithness (pictured), the company’s CEO, worked in Aberdeen for several years prior to relocating to San Diego, California.

He commented: “With a record number of Scottish companies actively looking to enter the global market in the United States and other oil-producing regions, it is perhaps surprising to see a company like Ziyen moving in the opposite direction.

“However, we see enormous potential for our service offering in the UK, particularly around new technology.

The Aberdeen office gives us a fantastic platform for growth, both in Scotland and internationally. Of course, the oil and gas industry is much-changed in recent years but we are confident that there are still opportunities out there for companies with the right skillset and solutions.”

The company is just a year old but has already made one substantial acquisition in Indiana and is targeting a  US stock market listing next year.


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