13 July 2018
Montrose employees celebrate 40 years
A special anniversary event took place at Petrofac’s Montrose Fire Training Centre yesterday (12 July) to mark four decades of service.
The centre, which was a first for the offshore industry when it opened in 1978, was launched by a group of 13 major operators and the Petroleum Industry Training Board, so it was quite literally borne out of the industry for the industry.
During the celebration, Petrofac’s Montrose employees reminisced about some of the centre’s most memorable moments. Entertainment was provided by Gordon Caird, Director of Petrofac’s Training Services business, who played the bagpipes for employees before delivering a short speech thanking them for their hard work and dedication.
Commenting on the occasion, Gordon said: “40 years on, our Fire Training Centre remains at the forefront of the offshore safety training industry, thanks to our team of training experts, purpose-built facilities and the introduction of state-of-the-art innovations.
“Many of the centre’s milestones would not have been possible without the Montrose team’s unfaltering commitment to offshore safety. The team’s support over the years has been invaluable and I’m incredibly proud of everything it has achieved so far. We are all looking forward to what the centre will accomplish in the coming years.”
Pete Dennett, Fire & Well Services Manager, also said a few words during the event. He talked about the Montrose Fire Training Centre’s rich history and paid homage to some of its longest serving employees.
He concluded by saying: “Times have changed significantly since the centre was first established, so to still be here 40 years later is testament to the world-class training and customer service we provide here.”