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New £9 million measurement technology centre for Tracerco

World Pipelines,

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, has reaffirmed its commitment to the UK’s northeast region with the official opening of its new 61 000 ft2 Measurement Technology Centre in Billingham.

Measurement technology innovation

The £9 million investment, which houses 150 people, at the Belasis Business Park Enterprise Zone, has provided the world leading technology company with a custom built Research, Development and Engineering Test Centre for its team of scientists and engineers. It provides the business with a platform to expand its measurement technology innovation endeavours for customers in the world’s oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

Tracerco Technology Centre in Billingham

Space for the Discovery CT scanner

The new building incorporates bespoke prototype, scale up and testing facilities for its instrumentation and subsea technologies. This includes a state-of-the-art testing module – complete with dedicated Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) control rooms – for the award winning Tracerco Profiler™ instrument and a 30 000 litre underwater testing pool, designed especially for its newly invented Discovery CT scanner.

Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive, Johnson Matthey, officially opened the new centre at Tracerco’s site in Belasis Hall Technology Park, Billingham on Thursday, 9 October.

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

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