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GE starts expanding Scotland "Oil and Gas Centre of Excellence"

Friday, October 5, 2012

GE has started work to expand its "Oil and Gas Centre of Excellence" in Montrose, Scotland, according to an announcement from the Scottish Government.

The expansion project will cost £9m and create 40 new jobs by 2013. It will have a particular focus on subsea equipment.

Builders have already started work preparing the ground. The expansion will double the site's current size to 4200 m2.

At the new site, GE will be able to manufacture larger deepwater vertical Christmas trees (DVXT).

Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland, made the announcement while hosting a round table discussion with oil and gas industry people in Chicago in September 2012.

'When GE Oil & Gas centralised its operations at Montrose in 2009, it was with a view to having additional capacity to meet both customers' expanding needs and GE's anticipated Services growth in the European region," Mr Salmond said.

"Now this ambitious £9m expansion further demonstrates the company's commitment to the Montrose area and Scotland's important role in GE Oil and Gas's future.'



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