Technology inspection company Innovair has opened a new base in Ormiston, with new jobs expected to be created as a result.

With its headquarters in Aberdeen, Innovair is a specialist inspection operator focusing on robotics inspections.

The new base was opened last month at Cockburn Halls on the village’s George Street.

The group recently signed a two-year contract with Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm for drone inspection services, which will focus on the construction progress of a new substation at the site of the former Cockenzie Power Station.

Andrew Johnston, inspection director at Innovair, said: “We are thrilled to expand our operations to East Lothian.

“This new base will allow us to better serve projects in the Forth and Tay region and enable us to respond more effectively to the needs of our clients.

“With this strategic location, we can effectively support the development of various key projects, including offshore wind farms like Inch Cape, Seagreen, Neart and other energy-related facilities.

“Our investment in this new base underscores our commitment to delivering innovative inspection solutions to the energy industry, supporting the UK’s efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy.”

It is expected that the new base will create at least two technology inspector jobs immediately, with further jobs available in the near future.

Mr Johnston said: “There will be an opportunity to hire some more people in the future.

“East Lothian provides a lot of opportunities for future projects and we are delighted to have opened this base.”