Singapore steel supplier opens first UK oil and gas base in Glasgow

More than 15 new jobs have been created in Glasgow with a £6 million investment by EEW Energy Services (EEWES), the Singapore-based company which specialises in supplying steel pipes and other key components to the oil, gas, and renewables sectors.
EEWES will supply steel for the Humber Gateway Substation Project, an offshore wind farm which could supply enough power for 170,000 UK homes.
Michael Craig, Chief Executive, EEWES (and who is a former managing director of former Ranger’s chairman David’ Murray’s Murray International Metals), said: “The combination of our Singapore and Glasgow operations will bring the UK energy sector direct access to a worldwide supply chain for oil, gas extraction and renewable energy sectors.
“Glasgow has proven to be an ideal location for our first UK base. The city offers access to an excellent calibre of staff, great facilities and travel links to major cities and airports.
“Initial recruitment is under way, and we have already appointed senior commercial staff and are recruiting further quality management, logistics and sales staff on an ongoing basis.”
Alistair Carmichael, Scottish Secretary, welcomed EEW Energy Services’ move. He said: “Today’s announcement by EEW Energy Services is great news and reflects Glasgow’s qualities as a place to do business.
“The UK Government is working hard to create a stable platform for sustained growth in our economy. Through our initiatives in the oil and gas and renewable sectors we are providing certainty and security for investors as today’s decision reflects.
“Singapore is already one of Scotland’s largest markets outside of Europe. Our businesses benefit from the UK’s diplomatic, consular and trade networks across Southeast Asia. Combined with the free trade agreement reached last year between the EU and Singapore, I hope to see Scottish businesses increase their footprint in Singapore.”

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