Electro-Flow Controls Expands US Operations

Electro-Flow Controls has expanded its US operations and aims to employ an additional thirty personnel in Houston.

The extended premises includes a workshop resulting in an in-house design ability for its hydraulic, choke control and instrementation products. With a recent contract valued at a seven figure sum for EFC's integrated rig package, the North American region now accounts for over half of the company's turnover.

The firm's UK base in Aberdeen, Scotland, has also expanded with staff numbers doubling to over forty. EFC has extended its Aberdeen operations with two additional workshops, including a new hydraulic assembly and test facility to further develop its line of Choke & BOP Controls and to assist the firm's growth in the North Sea.

Louise McGowan, business development manager, Electro-Flow Controls, said: "EFC has had an excellent year - accelerated growth remains our objective and we aim to build upon the infrastructure and team we have already successfully developed. With exports accounting for 70% of our business, the international market is extremely important to us and is supported from both our Aberdeen and Houston office. We aim to grow our team again significantly this year and develop the sound reputation we have for providing tailored system solutions to the global oil and gas industry."

EFC's international success includes an increasing requirement for its 'Intergrated Rig Package' consisting of drilling instrumentation, driller's talkback, driller's console, ESD, CCTV system upgrade, mud control system, bulk tank monitoring and overall project management.