Riverside Inverclyde has welcomed a leading private marine services and logistics firm to Scarlow House Business Centre in Port Glasgow.
CMI Offshore Group are the owners and global operators of a 25-strong offshore fleet and have signed up for the largest lease space in Scarlow House Business Centre.
The marine firm currently has six staff members working near Ferguson Marine on the development of its Air Cushioned Barge (ACB) for the North Caspian Operating Company in Kazakhstan.
George S MacLeod, ACB Construction manager at CMI, said: “We are working hard to bring the ACB project to a successful conclusion alongside Ferguson Marine and other project partners.
“Having a base here in Inverclyde is therefore essential. We are tendering for other work in the UK and are confident that our Inverclyde presence will grow as we win increased business.”
Established in 2006 in Aberdeen, CMI has rapidly expanded after being taken over in 2013 by a Greek shipping business who had broad interests in Eastern Europe, Africa and South America.
Riverside Inverclyde Chief Executive, Fiona Maguire, said: “We are delighted to welcome CMI Offshore Group to Scarlow House Business Centre. Inverclyde has a rich shipbuilding history, and the arrival of a further globally-operating marine business is excellent news for the area.
“We believe CMI’s presence will encourage other marine service sector companies to consider Inverclyde as a highly-attractive location with a skilled workforce and extensive opportunities for our growing marine services’ sector.”
Featured Image: Tony Byrne, CMI Project Manager; George MacLeod, CMI Construction Manager; Andrew Bowman, Riverside Inverclyde; and Steve Jones, CMI Technical Manager.