Texo Group launches Dundee fab­ri­ca­tion hub

Engi­neer­ing firm start-up moves into 40,000sq ft site as it plans to grow to 100 staff in three years

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - BUSINESS - ROB MCLAREN rm­claren@the­courier.co.uk

Ma­jor engi­neer­ing start-up Texo Group has taken on a 40,000sq ft fab­ri­ca­tion fa­cil­ity at the Port of Dundee.

Texo – which ear­lier this month an­nounced plans to cre­ate up to 1,000 jobs from sev­eral UK lo­ca­tions – will op­er­ate from the large site that pre­vi­ously housed Mo­tive Fab­ri­ca­tion and Rig­mar.

The long-term agree­ment will see the group in­vest and ex­pand into the state of the art man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity and of­fices and an on­site blast­ing and paint­ing ser­vice.

Gary Mitchel­son, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Texo Fab­ri­ca­tion, said: “This is a great day for engi­neer­ing and heavy fab­ri­ca­tion in Dundee and the east coast.

“Texo Fab­ri­ca­tion ben­e­fits from a highly skilled work­force with a long track record of suc­cess and some truly out­stand­ing quay­side fa­cil­i­ties.

“Be­ing sited di­rectly ad­ja­cent to the ex­ist­ing rig berths and the newly ex­tended Prince Charles Wharf with its heavy-lift ca­pac­ity puts Texo in the per­fect po­si­tion to ser­vice the rig re­pair, de­com and re­new­able mar­kets.”

Mov­ing into the ex­ist­ing site means Texo is al­ready up and run­ning in the city and has been suc­cess­ful in win­ning con­tracts. The firm hopes to grow from 10 staff to 100 work­ers in Dundee over the next three years.

Mr Mitchel­son, who pre­vi­ously ran Mo­tive Fab­ri­ca­tion, Rig­mar and other fab­ri­ca­tion firms, added: “We have big plans for Texo Fab­ri­ca­tion and the wider Texo Group. Our fa­cil­i­ties in Dundee will be our divi­sional HQ and fab­ri­ca­tion cen­tre of ex­cel­lence, sup­ported by a num­ber of other strate­gi­cally lo­cated fab­ri­ca­tion fa­cil­i­ties on the east coast of Bri­tain.”

Texo Fab­ri­ca­tion of­fers stan­dard and be­spoke fab­ri­ca­tion re­quire­ments and has an in-house de­sign team.

It has par­tic­u­lar ex­per­tise in ves­sel mo­bil­i­sa­tion and de-mo­bil­i­sa­tion and pipework in­stal­la­tion for the down­stream stor­age mar­ket.

Work­ers at the Texo Fab­ri­ca­tion site at the Port of Dundee.

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