We unite expertise to deliver fit-for-purpose engineering solutions.
Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, the Nucore Group currently comprises two complementary trading companies – Oteac Ltd and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Ltd.
The firms were brought together in 2016, forming the Nucore Group, to create an engineering services business, pooling our best resources to generate maximum value for our customers and stakeholders.
Oteac ltd is a specialist provider of integrated fire and safety products along with maintenance and testing services while HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Ltd (HVAC & R) provides a range of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and services with particular focus on harsh and hazardous environments.
Operating internationally Nucore Group brings together combined knowledge, expertise and best practice to deliver innovative engineering to protect people and assets. The group supports the offshore oil and gas, marine, renewable energy and onshore petrochemical industries, as well as large private and public sector clients.
Our ultimate goal is to give you peace of mind around the safety, compliance, efficiency and reliability of your equipment and operations.
Nucore Group Capabilities
Operating internationally, Nucore Group brings together a combined knowledge, expertise and best practice to provide specialist products and services to a range of market sectors.
Oil & Gas
There are few environments more challenging than an offshore oil and gas platform
Working amidst hazardous areas, corrosive chemicals and space restraints, each offshore oil and gas application provides unique HVAC challenges and opportunities. At HVAC & Refrigeration, we understand the pressure operators are under to ensure the health and safety of personnel as well as the care and life cycle of equipment. Whether designing a new system or servicing existing equipment we engineer solutions.
Safeguarding offshore assets from exposure to fire and gas
Oteac’s early detection systems for fire and gas protect life, assets and the environment. They are proven in over 30 years of front-line application, sustaining a safe workplace for clients around the world. Augmented by our fail-safe fire and deluge systems, they provide the protection you need – and the confidence you want – in your offshore operations.
We are committed to delivering safety and reliability to customers across the global ocean
The ocean's demanding weather and corrosive atmosphere requires much from HVAC and refrigeration systems and equipment. When breakdowns occur or challenges arise, quick turnarounds and service delivery ensure a vessel is back out at sea as soon as possible. Since 1999, we have provided heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems and services to hundreds of vessels.
Supporting fire, safety and lifesaving systems equipment for marine vessels
In the event of a fire, it's down to the vessel’s crew to regain control - effective fire extinguishing systems and fire-fighting equipment are vital in marine environments. Oteac supplies, services and maintains fire detection and extinguishing equipment for every size of vessel. With Lloyd's, ABS and DNV-GL certification, you can be sure your firefighting systems are maintained to the highest standards.
Specialist maintenance and products to prevent system failure
While many plants have their own maintenance teams and service equipment, we offer niche expertise when it comes to maintaining and installing all types of HVAC and refrigeration as well as fixed gas detection and fire suppression equipment. Petrochemical and processing plants are often exposed to extreme temperatures and elements like sand, wind and heat. Preventing system failure, particularly in warm climates, is critical for health and safety.
Our team appreciates the critical need to maintain operational processes. Whether designing a new system or servicing equipment we can engineer in-depth or a scaled-back solution, depending on budget and application. Upon inspection or maintenance, our Engineers ensure your documentation is compliant with current regulations.
Protecting wind farms from exposure to fire
Developing more wind projects than any other country, the UK is a global leader in onshore and offshore wind power. In the event of a transformer fire, the industry and its insurers consider total loss of the platform as well as wind farm production. In this instance, estimated down-time can be between 24 to 30 months.
As turbines grow taller and technology evolves, the life cycle of a turbine is expected to be 20 - 25 years. With significant capital expenditure, investors and insurers alike require proof of sufficient fire protection. Additionally, demanding weather and compact space requires special design, planning and integration. From fire suppression and SF6 detection to intruder systems and service operation vessels, we will protect and maintain your investments.