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OGN promises jobs on Tyneside after signing multi-million pound contract

13 Mar 14  | Recruitment News

OGN Group will create hundreds of jobs on Tyneside after entering into business with oil & gas firm ConocoPhillips.

The company fended off competition from around the world to sign a multi-million pound deal for the production of storage kit to be used with oil and gas platforms.

According to, the 16-month project will see the creation of around 170 new jobs at its headquarters in Hadrian Yard, Wallsend, North Tyneside.

While some of the new recruits will join OGN and its 500 existing members of staff, it's thought that a quarter of the work will be sub-contracted to smaller engineering firms around Tyneside. This should result in yet another huge boost for the North East's flourishing oil and gas sector.

One of the region's most recent wins saw North East oil and gas cable-maker Duco Ltd secure £250 million to produce the subsea technology for the North Sea project.

Craig Melville, OGN's chief commercial officer and deputy CEO, said his own company's success demonstrated the role of the North East in running the UK oil and gas industry.

He told "The region's expertise in oil and gas is world-renowned and contracts such as this from a major global operator prove that the North East still has much to offer the sector."

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