Caterpillar subsidiary Solar Turbines has announced plans to build a maintenance centre in the Czech Republic for its natural gas turbine business.

Solar Turbines, a manufacturer of industrial gas turbines, is active in oil and gas production and transmission as well as power generation, and serves Europe, Middle East and Africa, according to Dow Jones.

The maintenance centre is expected to achieve full capacity by 2020.

The centre will create 450 jobs in Zatec, in the north-west corner of the Czech Republic.