30 May 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service annual conference this morning.
She announced that Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), is to build a subsea manufacturing centre of excellence in Montrose, which will create 100 new jobs and support the global oil and gas industry.
Backed by a £4.9 million grant from Scottish Enterprise, BHGE has committed £31 million to am the development. The 35-acre site will include test and assembly, research and development (R&D) and workforce training facilities.
Addressing @SMASConference FM @NicolaSturgeon announces @BHGECO to build subsea manufacturing campus in Montrose to support oil & gas industry, supported by £4.9m @scotent grant. £31m centre of excellence will create 100 jobs & support 'world-leading' R&D https://t.co/WrPdu157BV pic.twitter.com/PMjORZKXJ6
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) May 30, 2018
The First Minister said:
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.”
Nicola Sturgeon also revealed at the conference that Dr Hamid Mughal, Director of Global Manufacturing with Rolls Royce, will co-chair with Economy Secretary Keith Brown the steering group for the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland.
Welcoming the appointment, she said:
Dr Mughal has immense experience in the aerospace and automotive sectors. I am sure his expertise will be invaluable in making the institute a success.”
Addressing the @SMASConference today, @ScotGovFM @NicolaSturgeon also announced that Dr Hamid Mughal, Director of Global Manufacturing @RollsRoyce will co-chair the steering group for the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland with Economy Secretary @KeithBrownSNP #NMIS pic.twitter.com/hKvHzjofnZ
— scotgoveconomy (@scotgoveconomy) May 30, 2018
The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service is delivered by Scottish Enterprise and helps companies to grow sales, reduce costs and become more successful. The annual conference is taking place at the Westerwood Hotel, near Cumbernauld.