Fast Montrose firm ahead of schedule

Steve McGilvray, of Montrose based Gemini Corrosion, and is pictured visitors from Japanese firm Sumitom
Steve McGilvray, of Montrose based Gemini Corrosion, and is pictured visitors from Japanese firm Sumitom

A Montrose corrosion company has beaten the deadline for completing a valuable contract for the Japanese.

Gemini Corrosion Services have completed a £250,000 hi-spec contract ahead of schedule for Japanese company Sumitomo, securing jobs at the site and raising the possibility of future expansion.

The contract for coating and sealing 217 pipe joints was part of the Edradour project for Total and, as a result of its success, has led to Gemini undertaking further work the same project.

Gemini’s managing director, Steven McGilvray, described the contract as “hugely significant” and added: “This was a very high spec, fantastic quality contract and both ourselves and Sumitomo are delighted with the outcome.

“For us it was the first job completed at our upgraded facilities here at Montrose and has led to a spin off contract for the field joints. For the first time, work is also able to come in from Japan direct to the quayside at Montrose.

“Our challenge now is to build on that success and, hopefully, bring in more people to work on future contracts. Gemini is one of the world leaders in anti-corrosion and the new services they offer could be key to the future health of the North Sea industry.

“In future it will be vital to the industry to maintain the quality and security of pipelines, joints and other facilities for longer.

“Our services can lengthen the lifetime of structures without any loss of integrity. That is the future.”

Montrose Port has seen an increase in business recently probably due to its good location close to Aberdeen, its facilities and service and staff.

Contracts that are completed within the set deadline are valuable to the future of Montrose and the Angus area and they encourage other business and repeat orders.