US oilfield services giant to create 100 new Scottish energy jobs with £30m investment in new Montrose manufacturing centre

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is pictured with Lorenzo Romagnloi, Global Supply Chain Director, BHGE
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is pictured with Lorenzo Romagnloi, Global Supply Chain Director, BHGE.

An oilfield services giant is to investment £31 million in building a new subsea manufacturing campus in Scotland to support the global oil and gas industry.

The new Baker Hughes factory will be built at its existing depot in Montrose and will create up to 100 new jobs in test and assembly, research and development (R&D) and workforce training facilities.

Graham Gillies, Vice President-Subsea Production Systems & Services, BHGE, said: “Our new subsea centre, will be among the most advanced facilities of its kind anywhere in the world.

“It will pioneer state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, such as virtual reality tools, industrial 3D printing, automation and sensor-equipped machines.”

The new centre has been supported with a £5 million grant from the Scot-Govt and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon commented: “Manufacturing – which employs more than 180,000 people in Scotland – is crucial to the success of our economy.

“Therefore I welcome the ambitious plans by BHGE to create a world-leading subsea centre of excellence in Montrose.

“This facility will bring new jobs and investment to Scotland. And as one of the most advanced centres of its type in the world, it will underline our international reputation for oil and gas innovation, developing the products and services the industry needs for the future.”

31 May 2018

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