PD&MS has completed the acquisition of Optimus, an Aberdeen based Engineering Consultancy who delivers market leading front end engineering and design across the oil & gas and renewables sectors.

Optimus has over two decades of experience, providing innovative solutions across a range of end markets and this acquisition will provide greater strength and depth to PD&MS Group as it continues to grow in the energy and industrial sectors.


Chris West, Optimus CEO said “This deal secures the future of the business and our people. It promises fantastic opportunities for Optimus and PD&MS to collaborate in bringing a stronger proposition and added value to our respective and shared clients. We are proud to be part of the PD&MS group, with the autonomy to further develop our brand of innovative engineering services, the flexibility to expand our reach across new and core energy industries, and the support to scale our business more significantly than we might have been able to manage independently.”

The business now operates as Optimus Plus (Aberdeen) – a subsidiary of global engineering business PD&MS Group, which has operations in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Azerbaijan and has around 650 personnel.

Simon Rio, PD&MS Group CEO said “We are very pleased to complete the purchase of the Optimus business and assets in a deal that will provide continuity for all staff and customers and see their business run autonomously as part of the PD&MS group. Optimus has a fantastic workforce and is a truly remarkable engineering consultancy with over 20 years’ experience of providing innovative front-end engineering solutions across the oil and gas and renewables sector. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Chris and his wider team and support their growth with a framework to allow them to capitalise on the significant opportunities ahead. It’s our plan to double their number of employees in the next 12 months.”
Mr Rio added “PD&MS has a clear strategy to support the industry maximise economic recovery, decarbonise oil and gas infrastructure and further extend our services across the global energy and industrial sectors. Following our acquisition of low carbon engineering specialists Synergie Environ in 2021, we have already doubled the size of their business and we are confident that we can replicate this evolution and success with Optimus.”