Global oil and gas services firm, National Oilwell Varco, is to expand its presence in Scotland with the creation of 45 new jobs at its Glenrothes facility.
The Houston-based company, which already employs more than 1700 people at sites in Montrose, Aberdeen and Glenrothes, has been awarded £800,000 in Regional Selective Assistantance (RSA) funding to secure the expansion which will include the creation of 37 highly-skilled positions.
The announcement was made last week by First Minister, Alex Salmond following discussions with senior management about their plans for their Scottish workforce.
He said: “This expansion of 45 new jobs is welcome not only in the local Fife community but for the wider oil and gas industry, especially as so many of them will be highly-skilled positions.”
The news has been welcomed locally.
Depute leader of Fife Council, Councillor Lesley Laird, spokesman for business and planning said: “It is great to hear of another Fife based company successfully bidding for RSA funding and I’m delighted to hear that this will mean further investment by the company in Glenrothes.
“This extra investment will hopefully help the company build on recent achievements including expansion of their facility in Fife and previous award wins for performance and sustainable practises.”