After 9 years at Blue Manta International, lorry driver, and face of Blue Manta for many customers, Sandy Robertson has decided to retire and get on with the next phase of his life.
Having originally trained as a chef, Sandy spent several years working in hotels throughout Scotland before moving to London to take up a position as a chef at St George’s Hospital at Hyde Park Corner for 7 years where he met his wife Connie. Sandy then returned to the North East where he had a 4 year spell as a chef on the rigs before he ended up behind the wheel of his first truck.
He spent 30 years working for Mathers of Inverurie delivering Scotch meat to London, before he ended up at Blue Manta.
Sandy won’t be putting his feet up for long though, as he plans to fit in a trip to see Man United, before heading off to see in the New Year in Australia with his daughter. 2018 will also see him complete a Route 66 trip (backwards) and also taking in New York and Las Vegas.
All at Blue Manta wish him well in his retirement.
New Product Line - Spooler Winder System
Blue Manta International are continually adding to their already extensive range of products and services, the most recent product that Blue Manta has designed and manufactured is the Spooler Winder System.
The spool winding system,is a mechanically driven system, manually controlled, this unit will greatly assist in the neat spooling of line onto a drum, which can be extremely difficult at times. The unit is an add on item and can be easily removed when running into the well.
For further information on our new and exsisting product range please contact our sales team
Australia's New Premises
Blue Manta International Limited’s division in Perth, Western Australia (Blue Manta Asia) further strengthened their commitment to doing business in Australasia by purchasing a new premises in Perth within the Forrestfield / High Wycombe Industrial area.
The Operations Manager of Blue Manta (Asia) Pty Ltd, Beau Robins, has been at the fore front of the move from the previous premises at Kewdale to the new purpose built facility at High Wycombe, and alongside Director Neil Hardie, he has been able to finish the site to a high standard to ensure that it is capable of dealing with the further expansion of the Blue Manta (Asia) Pty Ltd division in years to come.
The new premises boasts 9600sqm of land, which includes 8500sqm of hardstand storage space for their ever increasing rental fleet, a 500sqm workshop for servicing both Blue Manta and customer owned equipment, 350sqm EPA compliant undercover wash bay and new offices for the increasing staff numbers.
This new premises has not only allowed for improved fleet and facilities, but it has also allowed Blue Manta (Asia) Pty Ltd to take on more business and enter into contracts with other oil services companies in and around the Perth area.
Middle East Opportunities
Blue Manta International has recently had the great opportunity to provide their high spec Control Line Spooling Units to numerous corporations in the Middle East.
The Control Line Spooling Units shall serve to supply these corporations with the best quality equipment available to run their Completions to various new and ongoing wells throughout, Kuwait, Qatar other sectors of the Middle East.Blue Manta is not only providing their customers with these high spec units, they are also deploying their highly skilled workshop supervisor to work onsite to service and carry out maintenance on the units. This business connection will continue to strengthen the relationship with these customers, hopefully creating further opportunities for both parties in future.
MacDermid Canning Limited ‘Service Agreement 2015’
Blue Manta International Limited are proud to say that they have once again secured their contract with Macdermid Canning for 2015.
For the past 2 years Blue Manta have worked closely with MacDermid Canning to be their Scottish distributer of hydraulic control fluids for deep water production and drilling applications by all oil and gas operating companies and drilling contractors.
These production and control fluids are vital for use with the subsea equipment to control the functioning of critical valves for the deep water oil extraction and transportation process. Drilling control fluids are used to operate valves in safety equipment on the ocean floor.
Blue Manta currently store around 200 pallets and IBCS’ in their warehouse and also have three large silos onsite containing the hydraulic control fluids. As well as supplying storage to MacDermid Canning Blue Manta also have a 6 wheeled truck for transporting the Hydraulic Fluid to their clients across, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and surrounding areas.