By Daniel Hunter

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has welcomed EEW Energy Services’ decision to choose Glasgow as the site of its first UK office.

"This announcement by EEW Energy Services is great news and reflects Glasgow’s qualities as a place to do business," he said.

"The UK Government is working hard to create a stable platform for sustained growth in our economy. Through our initiatives in the oil and gas and renewable sectors we are providing certainty and security for investors as today’s decision reflects.

"Singapore is already one of Scotland’s largest markets outside of Europe. Our businesses benefit from the UK’s diplomatic, consular and trade networks across Southeast Asia. Combined with the free trade agreement reached last year between the EU and Singapore, I hope to see Scottish businesses increase their footprint in Singapore."

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