RBG, of Aberdeen, said yesterday it had completed the first phase in a planned £5million expansion of its Invergordon base.
The fabrication site employs about 200 people and provides structural steel and pipe fabrication, marine vessel support, logistics handling and civil-engineering support.
RBG has been located at Invergordon’s Queen’s Dock since 1991.
Following its acquisition of additional premises at the dock last year, extensive construction has taken place including the expansion of its office building and refurbishment of workshop space, increasing the size of the facility.
Local building firm William Gray carried out the construction.
RBG chairman John Ray and director of fabrication Alan Saynor were joined yesterday at the official opening of the new-look premises by Highland MP Charles Kennedy.
Mr Saynor said: “This expansion supports our future business plans by increasing our ability to meet demand both in terms of the volume of work we are able to carry out, as well as allowing for the fabrication of exotic, carbon pipework and very large structures. This has required significant investment, conveying our absolute commitment to Invergordon.”
Starting in the second quarter of this year, the painting and fabrication building will also undergo major renovation, completing the £5million investment.
RBG is a UK and international provider of construction support, fabric maintenance and related services and employs more than 5,000 people.
The group’s facilities and offices are located in principal areas of energy exploration and production activity, including Azerbaijan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK and America.