A NORWEGIAN engineering firm is creating up to 100 jobs in Aberdeen
Ocean Installer, which also does sub-sea construction, has signed a 10-year lease on a 10,400 square foot building at the Aberdeen Energy Park.
The price paid for the rental has not been disclosed but there is a five-year exit option if the company wishes to exercise it.
Martin Myhill Sisley, managing director UK at Ocean Installer, said: "We are delighted to have secured this building, first because it will accommodate our current and future colleagues for the growth we anticipate wholly within a building, which Ocean Installer controls.
"Second, because it really does make a statement that Ocean Installer is committed to Aberdeen and indeed the UK oil and gas sector.
"This regional anchoring will allow us to work even closer with our clients operating out of the UK."
Up to 30 posts will be created by the end of this year, with the remainder expected to be filled during 2013. They will include positions for engineers, estimators, project managers, planners and roles in human resource.
It is the first international expansion for Stavanger-based Ocean Installer and it plans to concentrate its finance functions in Scotland.
Scottish Enterprise and Buccleuch Property are the joint venture partners behind the Aberdeen Energy Park.
Cameron MacKay, associate director at Buccleuch Property, said: "This letting demonstrates the success of the joint venture undertaken with Scottish Enterprise.
"The strategy to invest in the refurbishment of the buildings alongside offering flexible accommodation and lease terms, is proving successful in attracting new organisations."
Scottish Enterprise business infrastructure director Allan McQuade said: "Scotland, and in particular Aberdeen, continues to be an attractive proposition for investment from the international energy sector.
"We are delighted that Ocean Installer is setting up its first overseas base in Aberdeen Energy Park and look forward to seeing the company flourish in Scotland's burgeoning energy sector."
The deals means the park is at its highest letting level since 2008.
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