Wellhead Electrical Supplies

Dan Eager, Sales Manager

About you

Tell us about your organisation (who you are, where you operate)

I am Dan Eager, Sales Manager at Wellhead Electrical Supplies Ltd. We are a local independent company that supplies Hazardous Area Electrical goods and services to the offshore industry. We also do Helideck lighting installs and bespoke in-house electrical assemblies.

What is keeping you busy currently? What large projects are you working on?

We are going through a hectic period where there has been a large uptake in enquiries, both through a buoyant marketplace and a lot of complex work in-house to generate more enquiries. We are having a big push to really engage with our clients and start conversations early to help support our clients as they transition into renewables.

What are some of the future opportunities/challenges you see for your organisation?

I think the transition to renewables is both an opportunity and a challenge. We need to be prepared for the transition and ensure we appropriately position ourselves to support the sector; that is the challenge.

From there, if we do it well, the opportunities could be massive in what could potentially be a bigger industry.

How would you describe the company culture? Do you have any specific shared values?

We are very proud to be a bona fide Aberdeen small independent company. We believe our tight-knit team allow us to serve our clients better. Every account and order matters to us; they aren’t just one of many. That provides the client with a grade A service where we genuinely care and want to help.

We believe in trust in the workplace and are very understanding when it comes to family life and knowing that people have lives outside of work.

About your OEUK membership

As an SME, how is OEUK membership helping your business?

OEUK is assisting us on two fronts. The first is providing us with key insights and intel, which we may not have gotten otherwise. That allows us to better mould our service and capabilities to suit an ever-changing industry.

The second gives us the platform to network and reach key decision-makers in companies and positions that may have previously been difficult.

Which OEUK event did you most enjoy and why?

So far, the OEUK Business Breakfast outlook. This gave us a massive insight of what to expect in the next couple of decades. It will allow us to begin tailoring our approach now so we can position ourselves appropriately in the years to come.

OEUK has over fourteen forums, which forum do you attend and what do you like most about that particular forum?

We are involved in several forums. I think for us the two that stand out are the Supply Chain Forum and SME Forum. These obviously tie in very nicely with Wellheads. The Supply Chain Forum is particularly useful and we can get an understanding from both sides.

Future of the industry

What are the biggest net zero changes you have seen in our industry?

The biggest net zero change would have to be the ScotWind licensing round. This is a huge step toward transitioning to renewables and will be a massive increase in our offshore wind facilities.

How do you see the industry looking in 20 years?

I am not yet convinced that the process of fully switching over to renewables will be as quick as the predictions show. I think there will have to be a stronger reliance on oil & gas revenue to build the proper foundations to achieve a large and lasting renewable sector.

In 20 years, however, I think most of the expenditure in the North Sea will be spent on renewables but Oil & Gas will have a larger part to play than anticipated.

How is your organisation driving the transition to net zero?

Right now, it is all about communication. We have started engaging with our clients to really find out what they need from us to help support them through the transition.

We can mould our business model to support that industry in whatever way is required. Our biggest challenge right now is getting to these key decision makers, taking into account different client strategies and using all this data to formulate a plan that will allow us to support our client long-term in the switch to renewables.

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Telephone Number: 01224 723 606
Email Address: [email protected]

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