GE's Oil & Gas Subsea Systems business plans to add a new subsea center in Bristol at the city's Aztec West Business Park. By adding this facility, GE Oil & Gas will create 200 new jobs in 2013, said GE in a statement. Opportunities are available for a range of engineering, project management and commercial professionals.
"In order to respond to increasing demand for our products and services, we are creating a second subsea hub in Bristol," said Rod Christie, vice president for Subsea Systems at GE Oil & Gas, in a statement. "The area has a strong pool of high integrity industries, such as aerospace, defense, nuclear and automotive that we can tap into, allowing us to realize our growth goals more readily. Establishing a stronger presence in Bristol will enable us to bring new and much needed skilled staff into our global organization supporting the capabilities of our existing subsea hub in Aberdeen."
GE currently employs 550 people in Bristol, where it has operated since 1980, and the company's subsea systems unit already employs more than 800 people.
"Our employees come from all over the world to work in this highly specialized manufacturing site, Nailsea is a fantastic base, being close to a main international airport, excellent road and rail links, and a thriving city (Bristol)," stated Dean Arnison, site leader.
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