According to chroniclelive.co.uk, 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 thenorthernecho.co.uk: "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