Strong demand means oil and gas equipment manufacturer FMC Technologies needs to increase workforce by 240 to about 1,000.
The new jobs will be in R&D and manufacturing, with 170 being created at the company’s base in Bellshill, north Lanarkshire and another 70 in Dunfermline, Fife.
The Scottish government has supported the expansion, providing £2.5 million of “regional selective assistance” through Scottish Enterprise, an organisation committed to boosting the competitiveness of Scottish businesses. Enterprise Minister Ewan Fergus Ewing said that he was ‘delighted’ to see the government’s commitment to the industry paying off.
President and CEO of FMC Technologies John Gremp said: “Our development of technical capability and talent in Scotland is a result of our continuing relationship with the Scottish Government via Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International.”
“[This decision is] 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 to help the company grow,” Ewing said.