GE Oil & Gas’ Montrose facility reaches 30 year milestone

Posted on 10 Jul 2012 by Chris Flynn

GE Oil & Gas celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Charleton Road facility in Montrose on Friday July 6.

The equipment and service provider for the offshore oil and gas industry hosted a customer and community celebration on Friday where attendees included MP for Angus County in Scotland, Mike Weir, and president CEO of subsea systems for GE Oil & Gas, Rod Christie.

Hughes Offshore founded the original plant in 1982, and merged with Vetco Gray in 1986. The group was acquired by ABB in 1991 and became ABB Vetco Gray. A private equity syndicate acquired the ABB Vetco Gray oil and gas business in 2004 and it became Vetco International.

GE acquired the business in February 2007 and today, the 200 employees at the Montrose facility manufacture and repair the full range of Vetco Gray equipment.

Rod Christie said: “The Montrose facility has enjoyed a long history of success and achievement in the offshore industry.

“That tradition will continue as we move forward with new and innovative technologies to help our customers meet the challenges of safely and reliably bringing offshore oil and gas reserves to the world,” he added.