New tanks at Aberdeen Harbour to expand mud plant capacity

Baker Hughes have installed six new tanks at its water-based drilling mud plant, and expanded its oil-based drilling mud plant.

Aberdeen Harbour has welcomed Baker Hughes’s investment into six new tanks for its water-based drilling mud plant at Albert Quay East, and the expansion of its oil-based drilling mud plant.

The 15-meter tall tanks will bring the business’s liquid mud plant capacity to 20,000 barrels.

The tanks were built in the UK and safely arrived into Aberdeen Harbour with support from the port’s operations team and supply chain.

Matt North, Chief Operating Officer at Aberdeen Harbour Board, said: “We would like to congratulate Baker Hughes on their investment into future-focused infrastructure and expansion of their facilities.  We look forward to working with them as they meet the needs of their customers at Aberdeen Harbour, and benefit from our unique combination of capacity, expertise, location and scale.”

Scott Macdonald, Liquid Mud Plant & Warehouse Manager at Baker Hughes said: “We are delighted to make this investment into our Aberdeen Harbour facility, the expansion and upgrade of our mud plant affords us greater flexibility to meet the needs of our clients both now and in the future.”