Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

New Deals Bring Job Boost

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

New Deals Bring Job Boost

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A CLUTCH of contracts won by engineering specialist K Home International (KHI) will create up to 50 jobs on Teesside.

The Thornaby-based company has clinched pounds 1.5m of orders from Iceland, Abu Dhabi, Oman and Teesside as it looks to ramp up its work in the Middle East.

The contracts will see KHI conduct engineering studies to identify environmental improvements, upgrade plant control systems and improve plant operations on three oil refineries and two aluminium smelters.

The company has already recruited an extra six staff and will add more as the work comes on stream.

Now the management is scanning the globe for further new business opportunities - with the Middle East a key target.

Commercial director Michael Home said he was seeing a resurrection of projects that had been put on hold in the recession in gulf countries including the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain.

He said: "These countries are beginning to release the capital spend that they had on hold. …

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