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Enterprise Minister praises steel contractor

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L to R: Watson Towers executives Jack Sanderson and Neil Watson, Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, and Fraser Towers, also of Watson Towers standing in front of steelwork for a North Sea pipe laying barge.

The Scottish Energy and Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing has praised Watson Towers, one of Scotland’s leading independent heavy engineering firms and parent company of Cairnhill Structures, for its work during a visit to its Coatbridge facility.

Mr Ewing said: “It’s really good to see an ambitious Scottish company like Watson Towers grasping every opportunity to win orders.

“They are very active in the energy sector, and I am encouraged to hear they have international orders bound for China.

“The Scottish Government has pledged to increase the value of international exports by up to 50% by 2017 and the success of businesses like Watson Towers will help us reach this target.”

Watson Towers current contracts include the construction of a huge carousel floor for a North Sea cable laying barge and providing specialist engineered components for a Biomass conversion at Ironbridge in Shropshire.

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