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Major engineering jobs boost for the North East

Date 6 Dec 2007
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A leading European engineering services firm is to establish a base in the North East. Fabricom Oil & Gas will bring with it up to 250 highly skilled engineering jobs. Fabricom Offshore Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Fabricom Contracting Ltd, is creating a base for its offshore oil and gas engineering business in North Tyneside.

Michel Hanson, President of Fabricom Oil & Gas, said: "This is part of ongoing efforts by the Fabricom Oil & Gas operational unit to enhance our service offering to oil and gas companies around the North Sea region and strengthen our position as a provider of both innovative and complete solutions across the oil and gas value chain."

The firm's North Sea activity will include design and detailed engineering, maintenance and modification work to terminals and platforms, field decommissioning work in the North Sea, and providing on and offshore services for international companies such as BP, Shell, BG, and Total.

Fabricom's decision to locate a new base in North Tyneside was influenced by a £1.6m grant from regional development agency One NorthEast.

Ian Williams, One NorthEast Director of Business and Industry, said: "Over recent times the offshore oil and gas sector has seen periods of growth and consolidation. "North East England with its long association with the offshore industry is ideally located to take advantage of this situation as it did when the oil fields were originally developed - both the skills and the infrastructure remain, as well as the integrated supply chain in the region."

For more on Fabricom, visit www.fabricom.co.uk.

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