about us

About Us: HCS Specialises in the design, in-house manufacture, assembly and test of equipment for the subsea industry worldwide.  Our systems include direct hydraulic production systems, installation and workover (IWOCS) systems, subsea distribution units, and the complete range of topsides equipment for deployment and handling of umbilical systems.

HCS Control Systems is based in Glenrothes, Scotland, some 90 minutes drive south of Aberdeen.  Being just outside the immediate Aberdeen area we are able to access a vast skilled labour pool from the central belt of Scotland.

HCS Control Systems has built its business through earning a reputation for delivering quality products and systems on time for our clients.  We have a relatively small number of key long term clients as the backbone to our business.  At HCS we understand the significant implications to our clients of equipment downtime in the field, and the paramount importance of safety in our designs.  We keep our focus of being the premier supplier of our systems to our clients, and that focus is key to our success.


Our People: HCS Control Systems trains, develops and retains a strong and experienced workforce.  We routinely take a significant number of young graduates and apprentices across several core disciplines. We are able to give our staff exposure to all aspect of the design, manufacture and project management process, which improves the quality of what we do. Through our Field Services division we are able to offer our staff exposure to global oil and gas operations, again this expertise and experience then coming back into the facility improves the quality of our products and gives an understanding of the applications and constraints our equipment is subject to in the field.

The management team of HCS each has more than twenty years direct experience in a combination of engineering, manufacturing and field operations.  This broad experience allows us to better understand the requirements of our clients, and we are well versed in all aspects of project management and client-specific process and procedures.

HCS Control Systems frequently seeks both direct and also confidential / anonymous feedback from our clients as part of our drive to improve the quality of our service.  From this feedback we know our approach to customer service and our can-do attitude really matters to our clients.


Facilities: HCS Control Systems' main facility is our 47,000sq.ft engineering and manufacturing facility in Glenrothes, North East Scotland, some 90 miles south of Aberdeen.  Within this facilitiy are our core functions of sales, engineering, project management and controls, HSEQC, and manufacturing.

The manufacturing facility is split into discrete areas for fabrication, assembly, clean room hydraulics and electrics assembly, and several test areas.  To the rear of the facility the yard space is where we conduct umbilical spooling operations, equipment staging and delivery, and even client SIT activities where they bring the subsea production tree to our site for the full integration testing with all of the subsea and topsides project equipment HCS and other vendors have made for the project.

HCS Control Systems has a central sales & service office in Dyce as well as access to Well-Centric's 60,000 sq.ft workshop site on Wellhead Terrace.  This Dyce facility is used for staging our offshore services workshops as well as any Aberdeen-based project support requirements.

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quality assurance

Quality Assurance / Health & Safety : HCS Control Systems is an ISO 9001 certified company, with an outstanding reputation for quality, on-time deliveries. As we control all of our key processes in-house, we are able to offer a level of quality assurance and reliable deliveries that our competition simply cannot match.

HCS Control Systems are regularly audited by all of the global Subsea Production Equipment manufacturers and International Service Companies, as well as the Operating Companies themselves.

HCS Control Systems take occupational health and safety management seriously and are OHSAS 18001 certified. Their commitment to safety and  safety performance has been consistently noted and accredited with Gold Awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention Of Accidents (RoSPA) in the UK.

Some of our qualified welding processes for example for subsea instrumentation are unrivalled in the industry.

Aside from meeting industry benchmarks for quality, at HCS a quality culture is embedded in our staff, and they take immense pride in the quality of what we produce. Our personnel have had exposure to many facets of the Industry, we understand the implications of quality issues in the oil and gas environment, especially subsea.

Our clients' reputations' are on the line during the project execution phase, and even more so every time they utilize HCS-designed and manufactured equipment in the field. Personnel safety, the environment, and operational efficiency all depend on our equipment meeting or exceeding the specifications and expectations of our clients.

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quality assurance

Mission: Our mission is to grow by employing people and investing in proven technology and resources. HCS Control Systems will innovate and strive to fully understand the problem or opportunity. We will remain open minded and explore new possibilities that lead to effective solutions. HCS Control Systems will build and maintain alliances with those that share our interests and can contribute to and participate in our success.


... Our mission is to be an environmentally conscious, fiscally responsible, well managed for-profit enterprise that reinvests for future growth and development.