Oil and gas services firm FMC Technologies has opened a new subsea product centre in North Lanarkshire.
It follows the company’s announcement last year that they are creating 240 research and development and manufacturing posts in Scotland, bringing their total workforce here to almost a thousand employees.
The centre in Bellshill will accommodate 170 of the new jobs created with the support of 2.5 million pounds of Regional Selective Assistance through Scottish Enterprise. The other 70 jobs are based in Dunfermline.
Enterprise Minister, Fergus Ewing, opened the new centre. David Currie, Director of Subsea Operations, FMC Technologies said:
“The opening of our new Subsea Product Centre in Bellshill is the next step in our commitment to developing technical capability and talent for the offshore oil and gas industry.
“Our continuing relationship with the Scottish Government via Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International, and alongside our partners in industry and academia, will ensure FMC and our customers continue to benefit from Scotland’s skilled workforce.”
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