200 jobs to be created by oil and gas firm at Aztec West


Two hundred jobs are set to be created at the Aztec West Business Park next year when an energy company establishes a new ‘subsea engineering hub’, reports the Daily Telegraph.

GE Oil & Gas already employs around 500 people in Nailsea and has other UK sites in Aberdeen and Montrose.

The company says the expansion is in response to growth in its underwater engineering workload, which includes drilling and production services in the North Sea.

Opportunities will be available for a range of engineering, project management and commercial professionals.

Rod Christie, Vice President for Subsea Systems at GE Oil & Gas, said:

“In order to respond to increasing demand for our products and services, we are creating a second subsea hub in Bristol.”

“The area has a strong pool of high integrity industries, such as aerospace, defence, nuclear and automotive that we can tap into, allowing us to realize our growth goals more readily.”

“Establishing a stronger presence in Bristol will enable us to bring new and much needed skilled staff into our global organization supporting the capabilities of our existing subsea hub in Aberdeen.”

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, added:

“I am delighted that GE has chosen to create a subsea engineering hub at the Aztec West Business Park. This will expand GE’s oil and gas presence in the UK and support the provision of high-tech equipment and services to the global oil and gas sector.”

“I am also pleased that GE has decided to locate this hub in my constituency, which is good news for the area and for UK manufacturing at a challenging time for the economy.”

Related link: Jobs in Patchway (The Journal)


  1. yep,great news,i expect the councellors will shut the a38 and turn it into a bus lane so all the new employees can get to and from work easier.

  2. i cant wait for new years eve, my first resolution is to vote these councellors out at the first opportunity and get that road reoppened,me and the missus walked to the mall last night and it was heartbreaking to see that road closed.merry christmas

  3. @callicroft
    all patchway town councillors for both Callicroft and Coniston wards fully supported my petition to keep Highwood road open, the councillors who voted to close Highwood were the 2 District councillors covering Stoke Lodge, as it appears Stoke Lodge will get a new parish council all on there own at the next elections, we can only hope Stoke Lodge residents remember who represented them during this road closure.

    Please contact SGC to complain about it.

  4. ok,point taken,we will just have to wait until the time is up and get that road opened as quick as possible,we will all have to unite into one voice and get that desision reversed because it is driving me round the bend,excuse the pun.

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