SES to set up €17m tech centre in US


Library photo of SES' headquarters in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. Photo: Maison Moderne 

Luxembourg satellite operator SES will be opening a new technology and operational centre in Bristow, Virginia, set to employ 200 people by 2026. 

SES already has two offices in the state of Virginia, in Manassas and Reston. The Reston office houses SES Government Solutions, a branch of the company dedicated entirely to working with US government clients.

Other US locations include Florida, New Jersey and Washington, DC.

“This new hub provides SES with the space to continue providing seamless services and aligns with our goal to deliver future-proof and innovative solutions for customers while adapting how we will work in a post-pandemic world,” SES CEO Steve Collar said in a statement.  

“With more people demanding more connectivity and data services, we will also be looking at engaging top talent across Virginia to grow our technology and global services teams in the coming months and would welcome candidates’ applications from the area,” Collar said, adding that the hub would consolidate local SES satellite and network operations.

SES is expected to create 200 jobs at the new site by 2026. Virginia competed against Maryland and Washington, DC for the hub.

Prince William County, where Bristow is located, received a $500,000 grant from the state’s governor Ralph Northam for the project and the state will help SES with recruitment and training of staff. The company is also eligible for benefits in return for creating full-time jobs.

This article was first published in French on Paperjam and has been translated and edited for Delano.