£500k grant to support 10 Scottish jobs at Norwegian software firm Aize

SourceEnergy Voice
SectorOil & Gas

A £513,000 grant from Scottish Enterprise will help Norwegian industrial software company Aize create 10 new jobs in Scotland.

Aize said it would put the cash towards the research and development of an application for monitoring the condition of equipment.

The company is headquartered in Oslo and employs 125 people globally, including 55 in Aberdeen.

Its Granite City team mainly focuses on software development, sales and customer management.

Aize’s main owner is Aker ASA, a Norwegian holding company with substantial stakes in a range of large firms, including energy service giant Aker Solutions and exploration and production firm Aker BP.

Initially launched as ix3, Aize aims to “digitally revolutionise” project execution and operations in heavy-asset industries, particularly within the energy sector.

It plans to “double” the size of the workforce by the end of 2021.

The company said the funds would allow it to create “10 new jobs in Scotland, grow and contribute to new research and development across all industry sectors”.

John Murray, senior director and performance elements...