Firm sees turnover soar as Moray Firth power link is laid

Daviot Group is taking part in Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016. Picture: Marc Hindley, Chit Chat PR & Digital
Paul Adams – Daviot group work on the new link between Caithness and Moray has helped boost profits – and jobs. (Pic: Chit Chat PR)

MORE JOBS AND greater investment is the result of a company currently working on a multimillion pound project in Moray – and that has helped them double in size over the last two years.

Civil Engineering firm the Daviot Group is undertaking a project in Moray alongside SSE and ABB – and that has seen it record a 127% increase in turnover from £11million to £25million with their workforce increasing in line with these figures.

It makes them one of the fastest growing business in their sector in the UK – all thanks to a portfolio that includes significant onshore wind and hydro schemes as well as highways earthworks and cabling infrastructure works.

Their involvement in the Caithness Moray HDVC Project is seeing a reinforcement of the existing power transmission network for the distribution of electricity from renewable sources in the North of Scotland, consisting of a 1200MW subsea cable and its association onshore cable sections, a link that is delivering electricity equivalent to the needs of around two million Scots.

The cable links Caithness with Moray, coming ashore near Buckie and travelling along new cabling to the Blackhillock substation near Keith.

Daviot Group director Paul Adams said that the company’s success was providing a boost to employment in Moray and throughout the Highlands: “We are looking for solid and steady growth in the upcoming years, increasing our presence in the Highland region and further afield.

“We are committed to local employment and have a number of apprentices working with us in various departments within the company.

“We recently agreed a sponsorship deal for the training kit of Inverness Caledonian Thistle for next season and remain committed to working with the local community whenever possible.”