Scottish oil sector creates 240 jobs

Oil and gas services and manufacturing firm FMC Technologies is expanding its Scottish operations creating 240 new jobs, Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing announced today. On a visit to the company’s […]

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By Sumit Bose

Oil and gas services and manufacturing firm FMC Technologies is expanding its Scottish operations creating 240 new jobs, Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing announced today.

On a visit to the company’s base the Minister welcomed their plans to create 240 research and development and manufacturing posts. FMC plan to deliver 170 jobs at the site in Bellshill and another 70 jobs at their Dunfermline operation. The job creation is being supported £2.5 million from the Regional Selective Assistance fund through Scottish Enterprise.

Mr Ewing said: “This decision is testament to the quality and skills of our workforce in engineering and manufacturing. It’s also down to hard work by our partners at Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International who have built-up an understanding of this business and provided the most relevant support.”

FMC Technologies’ Scottish workforce will now rise to almost a thousand. The company has also developed strong links with Glasgow Caledonian University in research.