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The Project.

DOF Subsea was relocating from The Exchange on Market Street in Aberdeen, where desking and furniture for approximately 120 personnel was located over two floors, to new purpose built offices at Horizons House on Waterloo Quay, also in the city.  Following a competitive process, Shore Porters was delighted to be selected by DOF Subsea to work with them in carrying out this substantial relocation.

The Challenges.

The project presented various challenges including the requirement to carry out the move during normal business hours and very restricted loading times for removal vehicles on Market Street.

The service provided also included the provision of regular post-move support at Horizons House.  This support included the correct positioning of all furniture, IT equipment and crates at each phase of the move to ensure personnel were fully operational on schedule.

Minimising disruption to DOF Subsea’s operations was top of Shore Porters priorities and we achieved this through:

  • liaising closely with DOF Subsea to plan a move schedule that caused the least impact on day to day operations,
  • fully briefing our staff regarding the health and safety requirements of working in a fully operational building with multiple tenant organisations,
  • effective on site management and supervision of all activity,
  • maintaining frequent communications with DOF Subsea to update on progress and deal with emerging issues promptly,
  • ensuring that all other stakeholders in the building, i.e. building managers and other tenant organisation personnel were treated politely and with consideration at all times.

As well as minimising disruption for DOF Subsea personnel, Shore Porters had to consider the impact of the project on the traffic flow through Market Street.  Our large removal vehicles were positioned so as to cause minimum disruption to traffic and loading was undertaken strictly in accordance with the prescribed loading times.

The Outcome.

The project for DOF Subsea was successfully completed over a two week period with in excess of 20 lorry loads of furniture being moved over to Horizons House. Shore Porters also disposed of/recycled one load of redundant items. 

Shore Porters provided a relocation schedule that fully met the operational needs of DOF Subsea.  The relocation process was successfully carried out with Shore Porters move management service allowing DOF Subsea to focus on maintaining day to day operations throughout the transition to their new office facility.

About DOF Subsea.

The DOF Subsea Group is a specialist subsea service business that provides subsea construction, subsea engineering, inspection, repair and maintenance and survey services, which involve complex and challenging engineering in an international environment.

DOF Subsea owns a large fleet of modern subsea construction, intervention and survey vessels that enable it to offer differentiated positions with its clients and work in long term relationships, which enhance service delivery and reduce the overall risk.

The company's core business is project management, engineering, vessel operations, survey, remote intervention and diving operations, primarily for the Oil and Gas, Marine Telecommunications and Renewables markets.

About Shore Porters.

Originally established in 1498 - the Shore Porters’ Society has a rich heritage of experience and expertise that spans a remarkable five centuries.

As leading specialists in removals, haulage and storage, we are renowned worldwide for our professionalism and care in safely transporting people’s most precious possessions across countries and continents.

We are proud of our roots as the oldest transport company in the world, but we also invest in our future, co-ordinating our fully-trained staff and leading-edge vehicles and materials to deliver peace of mind and a quality experience to our customers.

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