Aker growing UK drilling capability

Offshore staff

STOCKTON, UK – Aker Solutions (Oslo Børs:AKSO) plans to create up to 100 jobs at its engineering office in northeast England over the next three years.

Main occupant of the new premises in Stockton-on-Tees will be the company’s drilling technologies division. Engineers here will be working on a range of topside drilling equipment, including for deepwater rigs and drillships.

Aker Solutions has had a presence in Stockton since 1986. The current premises provide engineering support on platform upgrade and maintenance projects offshore the UK and Norway.

The company will move into the new complex at the end of October. Earlier this year Aker Solutions announced it would look to take on 500 more staff members at its Aberdeen operation over the next two years, and it is looking to build a 1,700-strong London engineering hub by 2015.

9/20/2012

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