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Mitsui to participate in fabrication of large welded-structures, repair and provision of technical services for energy & resource industries, mainly the oil & gas industry in Scotland.

Apr. 16, 2012


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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Masami Iijima) is participating in the fabrication & assembly of large welded-structures, inspection & repair, and provision of technical services for energy & resource industries, mainly the oil & gas industry, together with Global Energy Holdings Limited ("Global") through Mitsui & Co Europe Plc., which is a 100% subsidiary of Mitsui. Mitsui and the MacGregor family, the founder and major shareholder of Global, agreed to establish a new joint venture, "GEG", which is owned 75% by the MacGregor family and 25% by Mitsui, for which they signed a contract on 30th March. GEG is a holding company of energy-related companies, while other companies owned by the MacGregor family are held separately.

Global was established in 2005 and has been rapidly growing their business in fabrication & assembly of large welded-structures, inspection & repair, and provision of technical services for leading oil companies and engineering companies.

In November of last year, Global purchased the Nigg Yard, which has one of the largest dry-docks (facilities to build and repair ships and offshore structures) in Europe and also has a huge yard in Inverness, Scotland. This gives Global a huge new capability to fabricate, assemble and repair larger steel structures and also to participate in the renewable energy industry. Reflecting high oil prices, oil and gas exploration and production activities in the North Sea have been very active, and demand for inspection & repair in conjunction with such activities is expected to increase rapidly.

Complementing Global's expertise in fabrication & assembly of large welded-structures, inspection & repair, and provision of technical services, Mitsui aims to provide high-value added services through its steel products business for the energy industry, and also aims to participate in fabrication & assembly of large welded-structures, and provision of technical services for renewable energy industry.

Profiles of GEG

Official name GEG (Holdings) Limited
Headquarters Scotland, United Kingdom
Representative Mr. Roderick MacGregor
Shareholders Mitsui 25%, MacGregor family 75%
Turnover £170 MM (consolidated basis)
Business description fabrication & assembly of large welded-structures, inspection & repair, provision of technical services
Employees Approx. 600 (consolidated basis)

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division
Noriko Okamoto
Telephone: +81-3-3285-6645
Facsimile: +81-3-3285-9819