Energy-focused facility to open in Washington County

Paul J. Gough
Pittsburgh Business Times

Washington County will be the site of a new energy-focused facility that will create at least 40 full-time jobs within the next three years.

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that TechnipFMC would build a regional hub at the Speers Industrial Park in Speers Borough that will expand its operations that include the service, manufacturing and testing of tools and other equipment. The $13.3 million facility will retain 128 jobs in the state and will be partially funded by a $160,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $18,000 in workforce grants.

The company's wellhead, pressure pumping, frac equipment, flow treatment and testing will be consolidated into a 22.4-acre site with 100,000 square feet of office, warehouse and manufacturing space, the company said. The grand opening should happen in the first quarter of 2020.

Europe-based TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) has facilities around the world, including 40 in the United States. It serves the oil and gas industry, and had $12.5 billion in revenue in 2018.

"To successfully operate in today's market, we must be able to efficiently provide services to our clients that streamline customer site operations and reduce their costs, while operating at the highest safety and quality standards," said TechnipFMC President of Surface Technologies Richard Alabaster.