£5m Oil and Gas Investment
24 August 2017
Economy Secretary welcomes research and development boost.
Scotland's reputation for providing world-class services to the
oil and gas industry has been bolstered by a £5.1 million research
and development (R&D) investment.
Scaled Solutions in Livingston is receiving £2.2 million from
Scottish Enterprise, while the company is investing the remaining
The R&D project will enable the company to develop new
testing services that will address knowledge and technology gaps in
corrosion and scaling mechanisms. The company will grow its staff
at its Scottish base over the next three years by a third, with 17
of the 19 newly-created jobs in R&D.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown said:
"Scotland's oil and gas supply chain is internationally
acclaimed and this investment will further enhance its reputation.
It will enable Scaled Solutions to develop an exciting range of
services targeted at clients in the North Sea and across the
"The company is already providing testing facilities to some of
the biggest names in the industry. Having recently visited Abu
Dhabi and Kazakhstan to promote oil and gas exports and companies,
it's particularly encouraging to see the firm identify
international opportunities and drive forward the kind of change
that will allow it to take full advantage of them.
"The investment will also create high-value and highly-skilled
positions working directly in research and development. This will
not only be welcome news for the local economy in and around
Livingston but helps to strengthen Scotland's position as a
champion of new ideas and innovative approaches."
Dr Gordon M. Graham, managing director of Scaled Solutions Ltd,
"This is the largest R&D project we've undertaken to date
and we believe it will transform our current capabilities and
services, creating solutions not available anywhere else in the
world. We've decided to significantly increase our innovation
investment as it'll put us at the forefront of production chemistry
and corrosion testing, giving us excellent competitive advantage
and an opportunity to capture stronger global market share."
Adrian Gillespie, managing director of Scottish Enterprise,
"Our R&D grants are vital in helping companies invest in
projects which otherwise simply would not happen in Scotland.
That's why we're investing over £22 million in R&D support this
year, which is an increase on last year - given the strong levels
of demand and the positive impact R&D investment has on
Scotland's productivity and growth. Looking ahead, we have a
strong pipeline of R&D support that will leverage even more
investment into Scotland's economy."
Source - The Scottish Government Website