Montrose Port Authority (MPA), has signed a seven-year extension to its contract with Baker Hughes for the provision of internal and external storage facilities.
Baker Hughes has been a customer of Montrose Port Authority since 1993 and the recent agreement is set to expand Baker Hughes’ footprint within the port, covering multiple areas of its South Quay.
This includes 11,000m2 of internal warehousing and 4,000m2 of external storage facility.
MPA is actively supporting Baker Hughes’ commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050, through the work with Zero Waste Scotland to reduce the carbon footprint created by the port.
Rich Morin, vice president of global supply chain for the Oilfield Equipment division at Baker Hughes, said: “Our new long-term agreement with MPA will support Baker Hughes’ infrastructure expansion in the Montrose and Angus area as marked by the company’s recent opening of its Montrose Centre of Excellence to enhance best-in-class manufacturing capabilities.
“We look forward to the continued partnership with Montrose Port Authority to further economic growth in the region.”
Captain Tom Hutchison, chief executive of Montrose Port Authority ,said: “We are delighted to extend what is already a long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship with Baker Hughes.
“This contract extension supports the growth and development of MPA, and we look forward to a continued collaboration with Baker Hughes on key services, including import and export activity and an increased shipping tonnage.”
In November, Baker Hughes clinched a deal with Apache to provide a range of subsea kit and services to the Houston-based firm.
Manufacturing and project management for the Apache contract is taking place at the Montrose facility.