About Aquatera

Operating globally from a hub in Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, Aquatera provides environmental expertise and operational support for offshore, coastal and land-based activities. Our clients range from multinational corporations and national governments to individuals and community groups and we operate in more than 30 countries.

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to projects, supporting clients from planning right through to delivery and decommissioning. Our flexible business model, which draws on a wide network of associates and delivery partners, enables us to respond to clients’ needs whoever and wherever they are.

Our philosophy

We are agents in delivering sustainable development. Whether we are helping developers to assess environmental impacts, to plan for and manage them; advising on cable, pipeline or shipping routes; or assisting communities to achieve energy security or to conserve their heritage, we deploy our skills and expertise to further our clients’ interests and the wider sustainable development goal. 

We are committed to decarbonising energy generation and facilitating energy security. This commitment is manifested by our involvement in innovative hydrogen storage projects, our support for emerging technologies like wave and tidal power and through projects in countries as diverse and Chile, Japan and Kazakhstan, all tackling issues of energy security and the development of 21st century energy infrastructure.

Our approach

We develop enduring relationships with our clients, often supporting them over many years.

We deliver support locally in Scotland, across the UK and worldwide. Our island base gives us a unique perspective on local and community issues, which has proven invaluable wherever we work. 

We have built long-term relationships with expert delivery partners with whom we collaborate on individual projects to enhance our capacity and offer additional technical expertise to clients. This flexible delivery model means we can bring together teams with specialist knowledge and skills at short notice to respond to individual clients’ needs.

We work across many sectors and at all scales, from international infrastructure projects and multinational energy suppliers to local community groups and smaller technology investors, with a particularly strong track record in oil and gas and renewables.

Quality Control

Quality is at the heart of everything Aquatera does. Aquatera believes that quality needs to be integrated into every stage of a process and is integral to the company's way of thinking. Quality means that clients will want to work with Aquatera again and they do.

Aquatera's quality management system ensures we have a suite of company policies that ensure we are fit for purpose and compliant on all aspects of HR and organisational development.  We have international quality recognition through ISO9001 accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to customer service and quality in delivery across the business.

Our people

Our international workforce work across 30 countries.

Our people are more than just a workforce - we recognise that each individual brings their own unique insights and life experiences, which strengthen and deepen their professional skills. Many of our staff are widely travelled and involved in outdoor activities, in community development and cultural heritage projects. They bring these skills and knowledge into the workplace for the benefit of our clients, so we offer a holistic and solution-oriented approach which addresses issues from a broad perspective.