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Aberdeen oil and gas firm PD&MS set for 50 new jobs

Dave MacKay, left, and Simon Rio of PD&MS
Image caption Dave MacKay, left, and Simon Rio of PD&MS are confident of growth

An Aberdeen oil and gas engineering firm has said it hopes to create at least 50 new jobs in the coming year.

PD&MS Energy has clinched a contract with TAQA Bratani for work on the Eider and Cormorant Alpha platforms.

PD&MS said it was looking to expand its engineering workforce from 150 to 200 following the contract success, and the "prospect of further contract wins".

Managing director Simon Rio said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious contract."

He explained: "We will be looking to add 50 to 60 engineering personnel in the next year or so due to the increased demand for our services."

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