Oceaneering International, a Houston engineering firm that makes products such as underwater remote vehicles, is adding 135 jobs to its Hanover operations.
The company employs 463 people there and plans to expand to about 600 workers by the end of 2023.
“Oceaneering has made an investment to increase our capacity and improve our facilities to better meet the growing needs of our customers and our workforce in Maryland," said Phil Beierl, senior vice president of Oceaneering’s advanced technologies division, in an announcement Thursday.
Hanover serves as the regional headquarters for that division, one of five Oceaneering business segments. The company has been in Maryland since the early 1990s, drawn by access to the port of Baltimore and to the U.S. military and federal agencies.
Oceaneering plans to expand office space in one of three leased buildings along Dorsey Road by early fall. The state Department of Commerce has approved a $150,000 conditional loan through Advantage Maryland, formerly the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund. And Anne Arundel County is offering a $15,000 workforce training grant to help with job growth.
Oceaneering develops technology and equipment for the offshore energy, defense, entertainment and aerospace industries. Besides underwater vehicles, it develops automated guided vehicles for materials handling and sub-sea production hardware and offers manned diving and inspection services.