SINGAPORE (Reuters) - French gas utility Engie SA
Engie currently employs about 4,000 staff in the Asia-Pacific, which contributes $3 billion (2.34 billion pounds)to its global revenues, the company said in a statement.
"Singapore is a natural choice for us as we grow our footprint in this region," said chief executive of Engie Asia-Pacific Paul Maguire, adding that many of the firm's customers were based in the city-state, with businesses across the region.
Engie in March announced an S$80 million ($58 million) investment plan to build a centre of expertise in Singapore in energy efficiency.
The new headquarters is expected to be fully operational by middle of next year, it said.
($1 = 1.3807 Singapore dollars)
(Reporting by Jessica Jaganathan; editing by Richard Pullin)