Theresa May announces underwater technology hub for Aberdeen

Written by Jenni Davidson on 7 May 2019 in News

The global underwater technology hub will create tens of thousands of jobs, the Prime Minister said

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Theresa May has announced that the UK Government will back a new global underwater technology hub in Aberdeen.
Speaking at the Scottish Conservatives party conference in the city, the Prime Minister said it would create tens of thousands of jobs and make the area the “world’s pre-eminent subsea industrial cluster”.
May said it would bring areas of excellence together “under a single commercial vision” and cement Aberdeen’s place as an energy hub for offshore and renewables.

She said: “Our subsea engineering sector already supports tens of thousands of jobs – 60 per cent of which are based here in Scotland.
“By building on that expertise, we can create the world’s pre-eminent subsea industrial cluster.
“It would help established businesses thrive and create new opportunities as the world makes the shift towards clean growth.
“Supporting industry, helping us in the fight against climate change and creating new skilled jobs and opportunities for people to get on.”

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