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    Shadow Energy Minster visits oil and gas companies

    News // February 20, 2015

    Tom Greatrex MP, UK Shadow Energy Minister, visited Bibby Offshore and Centrica earlier this week on a fact-finding initiative providing the opportunity to consult with industry leaders on how to best support the sector.

    Mr Greatrex visited Centrica’s Aberdeen offices to find out more about how the company’s new and existing developments on the UK Continental Shelf are creating jobs and boosting the economy across the country.

    The MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West was given an update on the £1.5 billion Cygnus project, where Centrica has a significant interest and is creating nearly 5,000 jobs in the UK supply chain, as well as the company’s major assets like Morecambe, which produces enough gas for 1.5million homes daily.

    Mr Greatrex also met with some of the teams working across Centrica’s UK operations, including geologists, engineers and HSE experts.

    Mr Greatrex also toured The Hangar, Bibby Offshore’s 50,000ft² purpose built workshop and warehouse facility in Westhill. With diving and ROV equipment on site, Mr Greatrex learnt about Bibby Offshore’s capabilities and development since inception in 2003. The company also highlighted its strong commitment to people development and training, introducing two of the company’s young ROV apprentices, Alexander Tice (17) and Edward Beattie (19).


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