SABA Members

Momentous Change

Momentous Change is a specialist research and consultancy company.  Its founding directors have a background in large scale corporates, SME start-ups, academia, international consultancy and politics.

Its recent work has including research into Brexit and Business and research and consultancy for the forthcoming Scottish Stock Exchange. It has forthcoming projects in Kenya and its people also have experience of Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe and SADC.

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John White and Son

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SOH Consulting Group

Africa’s Business Consultancy. We assist firms to procure alternative sources of funds.

The SOH Group specializes in business consulting in the development, integration, procurement, and structuring of public-private partnerships. We offer complete solutions for operating your business, sourcing of financial instruments and we also offer lead management products to complete our service portfolio.

The SOH Group is also a leading provider of services, products and investment in business accommodation, finance for business, enterprise development and consultancy services.


Bonaccord is an award-winning law firm that specialises in the commercialisation of scientific innovation. We are especially active in the life science, food & drink, space & satellite and speciality engineering and chemistry sectors. In addition to our legal work, we offer commercial mediation services and work with academic institutions on technology transfer and contribute to academic courses in intellectual property and entrepreneurship

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As well as being a valued partner of SABA, Emirates have also kindly agreed to extend a Member Benefit to all our members. Any employee of our member companies who fly with Emirates will be offered an automatic one level tier upgrade on their Emirates Skywards account, for instance Blue to Silver, or Silver to Gold. To take advantage of this fantastic offer please contact SABA with your flight booking number and Skywards account number.

Morocco Gold

Morocco Gold is a unique Scottish Moroccan partnership bringing ultra-premium extra virgin olive oil from an amazing new source to health conscious, discerning food lovers across all cultures and culinary backgrounds – worldwide.

Morocco Gold is a natural, unfiltered, polyphenol rich extra virgin olive oil, whose exquisite taste and health enhancing qualities are guaranteed by our rigorous testing, provenance and authenticity, and strict adherence to single estate sourcing, with no blending or mixing.

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James Hutton Ltd

Making an impact through science, James Hutton Ltd (JHL) is responsible for commercialising the intellectual property, facilities, science and research of the James Hutton Institute to provide services that address global challenges in a changing environment.  JHL provides analytical research and consultancy services for several different sectors including agri-food, oil and gas, environmental and water.

JHL also supplies plant breeding services to some of the largest names in global consumables.  All plant breeding activity is underpinned by ground breaking science and research from the James Hutton Institute which includes work on soils, water and entomology. An extensive portfolio of more than 40 plant varieties is available through JHL, many of which are protected by Plant Variety Rights and available for licensing worldwide.

The profits generated by James Hutton Limited are gift aided back to the Institute and reinvested in research.

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Summit Recruitment & Search

The leading African Executive Search and Recruitment organisation offering talent sourcing across the continent. Flexible solutions offered across HR audits, Payroll, Psychometric tests, and tailored HR solutions. Head Quartered in Nairobi, Kenya,  Summit Recruitment & Search has the ability to find the very best talent for your organisation. Our Executive Search success rate is 100%, because we take the time to listen to our clients and only search for the very best people who are ready to make a career move.

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The University of Edinburgh

As a truly global university, rooted in Scotland’s capital city, The University of Edinburgh makes a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to the world. Founded in 1583, one of the UK’s six ancient universities, Edinburgh seeks to utilise its knowledge to provide the highest quality research-led teaching and learning, challenge the boundaries of knowledge, research and disciplines, and to promote good health, economic growth, cultural understanding and social well-being.

The University of Edinburgh has one of the most international student and staff communities of any UK university, including approximately 1000 students from the African continent who choose to study with us. The University works closely with the African community in Scotland and the wider UK, national governments and enterprise to strengthen our position as a hub for critical discussion, innovation and academic study of African culture and issues affecting the continent, while contributing to positive change for the continent of Africa.

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City of Glasgow College

City of Glasgow College is the jewel in the crown of Scottish Colleges. We are ranked number one in the UK for WorldSkills, which highlights the very best in Technical and Professional education. The College is also the largest in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK engaged in International activity working across multiple continents. Over 32,000 students study a wide variety of vocational, academic, work based or leisure classes each year, from access to Advanced Diploma level along with Degree level studies delivered in conjunction with our University partners. We attract one of the largest international student bodies in Scottish further education with over 1,000 learners studying with City of Glasgow College from around 120 countries world-wide. We offer over 2800 courses across four faculties and 29 departments with flexible delivery models. As a 6 Star organisation, as recognised by the European Framework for Quality Management (EFQM), we aim to ‘Let Learning Flourish’ through the inspiration, excellence, and innovation of our sector-leading learning and teaching methods, and world class facilities.

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Lumos 365

Lumos 365 provide a single, digital, secure, scalable, Microsoft based cloud platform for the Upstream Oil and Gas sector. Our platform provides Finance, Supply Chain, Plant Maintenance, Management Reporting, Analytics, Data and Information Management with built in industry best practice. Everything the Lumos 365 platform does drives operational excellence and focusses on Cost Recovery, Control and Compliance reducing the cost of drilling and operations.

Lumos 365 provides for extremely rapid deployment and subscription based licensing with minimal upfront CAPEX allowing capital to be used for exploration and production not expensive IT projects.

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Around the world, people, businesses and countries are striving for a better future – a future that needs power and the right conditions to succeed. Aggreko works round the clock, making sure everyone gets the electricity, heating and cooling they need, whenever they need it – all powered by our class-leading equipment, trademark passion, unrivalled international experience and local knowledge. From urban development to unique commercial projects and even humanitarian emergencies, we bring our expertise and equipment to any location, from the world’s busiest cities to some of the most remote places on earth.

That’s what has made us the world’s leading provider of modular, mobile power and heating and cooling. We’ve been in business since 1962. We have more than 7,300 employees, operating from more than 200 locations in 100 countries.

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Project Heather

Project Heather is building a stock exchange for the 21st century. Scottish based, yet global facing, we will be the first Recognised Investment Exchange for which companies must measure and publish annually their positive social and/or environmental impact. We seek to create an exchange that can assist and support the real economy in Scotland, improving access to capital and providing liquidity to purpose-driven founders and entrepreneurs, and those that back them. It is informed by the vision for a capital market which serves society and can be trusted to serve all stakeholders: a market which social entrepreneurs, charities and local authorities can use and find investors who are aligned with their mission. We are seeking to tap into Scotland’s strong entrepreneurship and harness its quality as a hub of renewable energy, life sciences and social enterprise.

We will use market-leading technology supplied by Euronext, the largest European market operator, in order that the new stock exchange be built on the best market architecture with world-class technology. We recently successfully closed one round of funding and are currently working on the next phase of corporate development. Led by Tomás Carruthers, with 25 years’ experience in finance and capital markets, the project’s mission is to launch a new exchange around the end of 2019, subject to recognition and approval by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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As a global consultancy, KURO delivers services that drive growth and sustainability – whether within an organisations culture and leadership or as part of its strategy and business performance. We work in partnership with organisations to develop the resilience companies need and provide specialist support from experienced business leaders who understand the challenges of running and leading business and how to adopt these approaches into your business.

We offer targeted services maximising the strength and experience of the company through Leadership Development and Coaching, Strategy and Business Growth, Stakeholder Engagement, Marketing, Competency Management and Operational Excellence. We have a proven track record in helping to solve the complex challenges of our clients, supporting them to achieve their ambitions and improve business performance.

We work across a range of sectors, including Oil & Gas, Government, Public Sector and Finance, combining our tailored approach with practical industry knowledge to deliver solutions which create measurable results. Our approach uses competencies and methodology which is not only transferable but proven across different sectors worldwide.

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Quality Alliance International

Quality Alliance International

We use our experience and expertise to help achieve a higher standard in industry training and competence. We support organisations and governments with independent gap analysis activity and implementation of tailored strategic solutions to improve the skills sets of work forces. We use our expertise in quality assurance, training standards, apprenticeships and qualifications to deliver these services.

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Oil Technics Ltd

Oil Technics Ltd is an environmental technology company focussing on:

  • Offshore & industrial cleaning chemicals
  • Firefighting foams and testing services
  • Effective spill control solutions
  • Innovative specialist cleaning & disinfection products

Oil Technics Ltd’s unique product ranges are powerful, cost effective and environmentally friendly. Accredited to ISO 9001: 2015  and ISO 14001: 2015,  the company has successfully supplied and operated service contracts with world class oil exploration, production and service companies for thirty five years.

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RMJM houses the largest network of its kind.

With 30 studios located across the five continents, RMJM is engaged in some of the world’s most ambitious projects. The RMJM family offers a wide cultural and creative diversity and we are united by our mission “to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations”. For more than 60 years RMJM has been at the forefront of innovation in Architecture and Urban Design and today boasts an unrivalled collection of built work.

Our focus has now turned to Africa with the continent being in the midst of great change in the first part of this century.

With the world’s youngest population and drastic improvements throughout the continent in terms of life expectancy, never has it been more important to start to plan for the changes that these demographics will demand. Our newest division, RMJM 2050, is focused on preparing 2050 urban masterplans and training the local youth to cater to these changing needs.

Contact is: Charline de Dorlodot,

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TerraProtein Equity Partners

Founded in Scotland and operating globally, TerraProtein is a Food and Agri focussed Corporate Finance Firm. In Africa, we raise growth capital, act as sell- and buy-side advisors and provide debt advisory services to corporates.

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Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We have an established reputation for developing pioneering technology and integrated solutions that reduce risk and deliver efficiencies.

From topsides to subsea, we provide integrated support to help support our customers’ life of field projects. We deliver value-adding, subsea engineering and technologies, with the largest fleet of ROVs and an innovative portfolio of field-proven connection systems and distribution solutions. We support subsea infrastructure such as flow lines, gas and chemical injection equipment, pipelines and pigging, terminations and manifolds.

In addition to our unrivalled subsea capability, we are pioneering many onshore and offshore applications help manage asset integrity activities, assuring safety and enhancing productivity as well as delivering significant cost and schedule savings. From providing remote or specialist inspection techniques, to providing more efficient ways of capturing, managing and interpreting data through advanced systems, analyses and algorithms, we have a range of integrity solutions that help our customers optimise inspection and maintenance regimes and reduce risk and uncertainty across their assets.

As a trusted partner to our customers, we are working hard to safely and reliably re-shape the future of the oil and gas and renewables industry.

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AAF International

AAF International is a world-leading filtration company, specialising in HVAC filtration, industrial dust control, compressor intake filtration and filtration for the energy sector. This includes gas turbine filters, auxiliary equipment, repairs and upgrades for the power and oil and gas sectors. For over 50 years, AAF has been a provider to gas turbine original equipment manufacturers, supplying gas turbine filter houses, acoustic enclosures, ventilation systems and exhaust systems.

If you are a gas turbine operator and have a need to maximise your total cost of ownership AAF can perform an initial survey and recommend filters and solutions to maximise performance levels. If you are an offshore operator this could include the new N-hance Filtration System, which will eliminate the need for frequent water washing, providing a rapid ROI and increase production efficiency, all within your existing filter house.

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Castletown Law

Castletown Law is a specialist firm, established by a team of highly experienced lawyers, dedicated to managing the delivery of advice and support to clients in the Energy and Infrastructure sector.

We provide specialist commercial and corporate legal advice within our area of expertise. We use our extensive knowledge and experience to deliver agile, client-orientated solutions by assisting our clients in achieving their business goals across multiple jurisdictions internationally. Energy and Infrastructure remain pivotal to the development of economic and social stability across regional, national and international environments. These are sectors of significant growth, development and innovation and our team has experience of working in the areas of evolving technology and regulatory change, where we can demonstrate strong, commercial and positive legal outcomes for clients.

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New College Lanarkshire

New College Lanarkshire (NCL) is a high-quality institution; the fifth largest Further Education College in Scotland with over 1000 staff and 14,000 learners.

The organisation is structured to reflect the needs of employers in identified key sectors; ensuring that confident learners progress to become highly skilled graduates sought by industry. NCL has six academic faculties within six campuses across the Lanarkshire region to deliver a wide ranging and exciting curriculum from access level to degree programmes.

NCL serves a population of 657,497 incorporating post industrialised urban centres and more rural hinterlands which are home to many deprived communities that experience high unemployment, significant levels of disadvantage and the second highest percentage of unemployed school leavers in Scotland. These regional characteristics are largely reflected in the fact that the majority of learners at NCL are young, local residents who suffer from multiple, complex barriers to participation in training and employment. Many learners face financial difficulties, possess no formal qualifications, have never travelled outside the UK and come from families that experience generational unemployment.

As an ambitious college with a sincere desire for innovation and excellence in delivery for our students and teaching staff, NCL collaborate with a range of partners in support of regional economic development, particularly local employers. Work-based learning is central to learning and teaching strategies which are aligned with Scottish Government priorities. This includes ambitious targets for growth in the number of apprenticeships, work-based learning programmes and initiatives for disadvantaged young people.

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We apply world class science and technology to improve and enhance the performance, resilience, competitiveness, responsiveness, and profitability of our clients’ enterprises.

AbacusBio is a highly respected science and technology firm operating from offices in Dunedin and Rotorua New Zealand, and Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The firm delivers world class solutions for clients across the agribusiness world. Since the very beginning, the organisation has been renowned for its people centric, practical, down-to-earth approach. AbacusBio’s extensive knowledge base, unique intellectual property and global networks, facilitate the group’s science professionals to convert science and technology expertise into commercial outcomes.

The firm’s passionate, collaborative and committed people are its core strength. The current professional cohort represents thirteen countries and they are ready to work alongside you to meet challenges head-on. When you choose AbacusBio, you are choosing to step up and work with professionals and scientists who care about what they do, and who they do it for. The group dynamics of the firm allows naturally curious scientific minds to understand challenges, break them down and then do what they do best…create, develop and implement solutions.

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Currency Data, International Payments and FX Risk Management Solutions

Every year, thousands of businesses rely on Xe for information about the currency markets, seek support when managing their foreign exchange risk, and trust us with their business-critical international payments.

Staying ahead of the competition is hard enough without having to deal with the complexities of the fast-moving foreign exchange markets.

Our range of solutions and currency expertise can provide businesses with robust responses to unpredictable currency markets.

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INTL FCStone Inc

INTL FCStone Inc. (NASDAQ:INTL), through its subsidiaries, is a leader in the development of specialized financial services in commodities, securities, global payments, foreign exchange and other markets. Working from 44 offices in 16 countries, we help our clients access markets efficiently, manage their risk, and improve their bottom lines. Our subsidiary, INTL FCStone Ltd, provides global payment solutions to banks and commercial businesses, as well as to charities, non-governmental organizations and government entities, in more than 175 countries. Leveraging decades of foreign exchange expertise and our global network of correspondent banks, we offer competitive, transparent pricing and simple, fast execution.

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ITPEnergised is a world-leading consultancy offering energy, environmental, engineering, technical advisory and asset management services specialising in low carbon solutions and the energy transition.

Our private and public sector clients include utilities, developers, investors, funders and regulators. We have unmatched experience, providing our services to onshore and offshore renewable energy, oil and gas, property and urban regeneration, transport, infrastructure, industrial and corporate clients.

We have a first class in-house team, supported by the best technical sub-consultants we know, allowing us to adapt our offering to each geography and the specifics of every project on a case-by-case basis. Our clients describe our approach as, “refreshing”, “responsive”, “incredibly helpful”, and “beyond a consultant”.

We have over 35 years of experience in Africa, working closely with clients in Government, the private sector and with the donor community.

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University of Dundee

With 18,000 students from 145 countries and 3,000 staff from 72 countries Dundee is a truly global institution.

We have links across the world with businesses, governments and world class institutions. We are passionate about transforming lives locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.

Sectors of Interest: Oil & Gas Law; Energy Law; Renewables; Healthcare; Drug Discovery; Medicine; Engineering;

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MASC Executive

MASC Executive operates in complex, high threat regions and emerging markets providing risk mitigation, assistance and business services wherever they are required. We provide professional Risk, Crisis and Travel Management solutions to international corporations, governments and expeditionary industries across Africa. Our consultants are time-served with distinction in their given fields of military and law enforcement.

MASC Executive is a unique entity. Not only do we operate as a service provider but also as a service enabler.  What do we mean by this?  It means we utilise our experience and knowledge to ensure that the client’s request is fulfilled as per their requirement – often dictated by demanding deadlines and even tighter budgets.

MASC Executive consultants are positioned across Africa – for specific events, circumstances and durations covering a wide range of services which will preserve our client’s safety, security and reputation.

MASC Executive will provide the solution to your requirements by using our analysis and intelligence gained through our many consultants.  Our knowledge and experience are gleaned from the world’s most challenging, austere, remote and sensitive environments.

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Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University works to secure success for our students beyond university. Alongside leading academic theory you’ll find professional know-how and extensive industry connections. We work closely with our industry partners to develop and deliver our programmes, many of which are accredited or recognised by leading industry bodies.

We’re proud to say that the majority of full-time undergraduate courses include an opportunity for work-related learning and that our business incubator has supported more than 500 start-ups. It’s no surprise, then, that over 95% of our graduates are in work or further education within six months of graduating.

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in areas such as arts & media, business and computing, engineering, biosciences, social sciences and healthcare.

We are committed to providing the best possible teaching to our students. In 2018, we were awarded five stars for teaching in the QS Stars international university rankings. The 2019 National Student Survey (NSS), which rates final year students’ satisfaction with their university and course, saw four of our subjects in the UK top 10 and seven subjects with 90%+ satisfaction. We are a top 10 UK modern university for subjects including accounting and finance, civil engineering, English, music, and sociology (Complete University Guide 2020) and film production and photography, law, and sports science (Guardian University Guide 2020).

What’s more, our students live and study in the capital city of the most beautiful country in the world (Rough Guide, 2019). A UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest arts festival, Edinburgh is a buzzing, multicultural city, yet feels small, welcoming and safe. Edinburgh was also ranked the 2nd best UK city for students after London (QS, 2019).

Join Edinburgh Napier and you’ll become part of a global community of nearly 20,000 students studying in Edinburgh and with partners overseas, with a community in Edinburgh of 3,750 international students from more than 100 countries.

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Offshore Products International Ltd

Offshore Products International Ltd are manufacturers and stockholders of pipeline products. The company has become known for efficiency and service to its customers. Its objectives are concentrated on increasing the share of the market through innovation and the continuous improvement of the quality of the service we provide to our clients. UK, European and Worldwide delivery on all pipeline equipment.

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Rooney Nimmo

Rooney Nimmo has, over the past decade, advised companies and investors in delivering investment, transformation and growth across Scotland, the UK and global markets.

We have offices in Edinburgh, London, New York, San Francisco, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shenzhen alongside 15+ years of private equity investment in Africa through our Partner, Scott Nelson. Scott was previously a Global Partner at Baker Mackenzie (based out of London/Johannesburg) and Head of Private Equity at ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm.

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Established in 2009, Ebury is one of the UK and Europe’s largest and best-funded fintech companies. Ebury enables cross-border transactions for companies, institutions, and banks and their clients that want to trade internationally. Their services include tailored FX risk management to identify and avert risk in unstable market conditions. Ebury also offers a trade finance lending solution providing credit to help finance SME’s international trade. The company’s significant global footprint means it can offer its services and capabilities for trade-in and to African nations and with their respective currencies.

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Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College is based in Scotland, UK and operates across four main campuses in the Edinburgh city region.

With around 26,000 student enrolments and 1,200 staff, Edinburgh College is one of the largest colleges and leading publicly-funded further education (TVET) providers in the UK. The college has developed a broad curriculum which includes Business and Administration, Creative Industries, Early Years Education, Engineering, English Language STEM and Construction, Health and Wellbeing, and Tourism and Hospitality.

In addition, Edinburgh College is one of the largest year-round providers of English Language programmes in Scotland, and is accredited by the
British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Edinburgh College has achieved STEM Assured status – an independent, industry-backed validation of the quality of an institution’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics provision. To achieve this status, Edinburgh College was assessed against a robust framework to benchmark our capability to design and deliver STEM courses that keep pace with emerging technology and the evolving needs of employers.

Edinburgh College is a long-established provider of high-quality training for international students, teachers and professionals. We have international experience in creating and delivering training programmes in Edinburgh and overseas and also have expertise in the development of curricula and teacher training across a number of vocational areas, with the largest area of work being in English Language teacher training.
We have experience in working internationally in the following areas:

▪ Providing high quality technical and vocational courses
▪ Delivering bespoke training for professionals in a diverse range of subject areas including English language, engineering, teacher training, tourism, management and leadership and performing arts.
▪ Transnational education partnerships and programmes
▪ Consultancy for skills and vocational training and TVET capacity building

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The Project Team

Our stakeholder project delivery teams bring extensive expertise in managing and delivering CapEx small (500k£+) to large (300m£+) Greenfield & Brownfield projects globally.

Our expertise also includes delivering Product & Technology Research & Development of new technology, including digitalisation solutions & process technology, Project Technical & Commercial Assurance, Intervention & providing the strategic context of the project goals to ensure that the assumptions, basis and company strategy on which the project has been sanctioned remain valid.

We are experts in managing the link from the project to the strategy and the outcomes of the organisation, Leads the relationship with the delivery organisation by example, especially when the going gets tough.

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At IMRANDD, we enable assets to live longer; profitably.

At every stage of our development and analysis, we rigorously apply our unique Techno-EconomicTM methodology, ensuring floating systems and asset management are both safe and profitable. Solutions are developed in-house by a highly-skilled, highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team of over 40 business-focused engineers, economists, business process specialists, and naval architects.

From our innovative Advanced Inspection Data Analysis (AIDA) software to delivering world-first applications of pioneering non-intrusive inspection technology, the IMRANDD team is market-leading and disruptive in our approach. We bring modern, technological, and cost-focused solutions to the sector.

Headquartered in Aberdeen, IMRANDD services clients in the UKCS, West Africa, and the Middle East.

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Orbis Expeditions

Orbis Expeditions is a bespoke travel company specialising in expeditions to sub-Saharan Africa, designed for those wishing to travel with an impact, both on themselves and those they meet.

Our Orbis Study Trips, Orbis Impact Expeditions and Orbis Sports Challenge Series educate, inspire and enhance views on today’s evolving society by connecting you with the world as Global Citizens. Orbis Expeditions is based in Devon with our sister company, The Responsible Safari Company, based in Blantyre, Malawi.

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