Metal recycling, decommissioning and steel tubulars specialist John Lawrie Group is expanding its Scottish operations after agreeing a multi-million pound deal to develop a new site at the Port of Dundee.
The Aberdeen-headquartered company has reached an agreement with Forth Ports to establish a new metal recycling and decommissioning base at the port. Both organisations will invest in the project, which will see an existing two-acre site at the city port redeveloped to create a new purpose-built concrete pad. The site will support the existing supply chain in Dundee in delivering oil and gas and decommissioning projects in the city.
A combined investment of around £5million is being made by John Lawrie Group and Forth Ports in the development. The facility is scheduled to be up and running in early 2020 and will be operated by John Lawrie Group’s metals division.
The firm, one of the country’s leading metal recyclers and a strong supporter of the circular economy, will use the site to dismantle decommissioned offshore oil and gas infrastructure and also for metal processing operations.
Dave Weston, John Lawrie Metals managing director, said: “This is a significant investment for John Lawrie Group and comes just over a year since we acquired a metal recycling facility on Shetland. It underlines our commitment to support the oil and gas decommissioning sector and forms part of our long-term strategy to develop our operations across the country.
“In conjunction with relevant authorities and licensing bodies we will finalise plans for the site over the next 12 months.”