The North Sea isn’t the deepest, coldest or most remote place on earth to extract oil and gas, but it is one of the toughest. Here, where storms kick up in minutes and unpredictable weather is a certainty, conditions are extraordinarily demanding. Extraction is dangerous and expensive, and the history of the North Sea is one of continuing development and technical innovation. The industry here has led the world since the 60s - largely because it had to.
Based in Stonehaven, just south of Aberdeen, Whittaker Engineering has grown with the local industry over three decades. We began with a handful of staff, investing in new equipment, adding specialisms and recruiting people to meet growing demand. As the industry encountered problems and opportunities, we worked with our colleagues and clients to meet each new challenge. We’re part of the history of the North Sea, and we’re proud of it.