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Costain's Energy & Process Business Moves Into The North East

Costain logo Costain, one of the UK's leading engineering and construction groups, has established a new North East operation for its Energy & Process business.

Costain's Teesside Operations is based in Stockton and is part of its specialist Energy & Process division. The new base on Teesside forms part of Costain's strategy for growth.

The company has chosen the Tees Valley because of the region's strong energy and process industry cluster, together with a pool of highly skilled workers. These factors when combined present an excellent opportunity for Costain in terms of the strategic investment planned for the UK in these sectors.

Initially, the business will employ 30 people based in its office on Preston Farm Industrial Estate, which will provide engineering services for new facilities and revamps including conceptual design studies, Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC). The new operation will build on previous projects successfully executed by Costain in the region.

Costain Energy & Process also provides maintenance and turnaround management and is committed to high quality services incorporating the highest standards of safety, environmental protection and performance.

The company specialises in three key sectors:
  • Hydrocarbons and chemicals; comprising upstream oil and gas, refineries, petrochemicals and biofuels
  • Power generation; encompassing fossil fuels, renewables, nuclear new build and carbon capture
  • Nuclear process plant; including decommissioning, fuel reprocessing and waste reprocessing
Peter Laing, General Manager Teesside Operations at Costain Energy & Process said:

"This investment demonstrates the confidence Costain has in the North East of England and the region's role in realising our growth plans for the Energy and Process Division. We are one of the UK's leading companies with significant resources to draw upon and we've chosen to invest in the North East for good reasons, it has tremendous potential.

"Although the recent economic downturn has taken its toll on the traditional industries in the Tees Valley, we're confident the region will be at the forefront of the massive investment needed to develop the new energy and process technologies that are required to underpin the economic and environmental security of the UK. This is an exciting time for the sector and organisations with long-term vision can see real opportunities here in the years ahead.

"Costain selected the Tees Valley as the most attractive option for its new operational centre, not just because of the established process industry cluster but also because there is a large, highly skilled workforce resident in the region.

"We will initially seek to employ 30 people at Stockton and have ambitions to grow this number over the next couple of years."

Posted 04/03/2010

Costain is an international engineering and construction group with headquarters in Maidenhead, U.K.

Costain operates the following divisions: Water; Rail; Highways; Health; Education; Retail; Nuclear; Energy & Process; Marine; Property; Airports and Waste.

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