High-tech aeronautical investment in Belfast

Invest Northern Ireland is supporting a multi-million pound investment in aeronautical engineering company, Morson Projects Ltd, which is part of the London publicly quoted Morson Group plc.

Morson Projects specialises in the provision of engineering design consultancy solutions for its clients.

The new Belfast operation will focus on the design of new nacelle and composite material applications, serving markets outside of Northern Ireland. Invest NI are offering £156,000 to enhance the project, supporting facilities and infrastructure, and providing the resources to potentially create up to 50 highly skilled technical jobs at a specialist engineering design office.

Mr Brendan Austin, General Manager of Morson Projects Belfast Office, says: “Without the support of Invest NI, it would not have been possible to establish operations of this scale in Belfast. We hope to attract quality engineering graduates and experienced engineers who will enable us to focus on the development of composite structure and fuel system technology.

“We also plan to tap into the existing knowledge-base here, working closely with the universities. This will ensure that we have access to the most advanced technology and information that will help us to increase global competitiveness through innovation.

“Morson Group has an unbroken record of increasing sales over the past 20 years, and the new Northern Irish base will be pivotal to its growth strategy for the region over the next four years,” added Mr. Austin.

Leslie Morrison, Invest NI’s Chief Executive, added: “As well as utilising the existing skills in Northern Ireland, this project will further enhance the skills of the workforce in the long-term, adding value to the local aerospace industry and the economy.”