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What we do

Argosy provides high quality engineering and protective coating solutions to the oil and gas industry and other emerging industries. We are specialists in delivering one-stop-shop solutions to multiple coating challenges and are experts in all aspects of surface treatments and engineered coatings.

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Cleaning and degreasing, pickling and passivation, stripping and de-embrittlement

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International and NORSOK approved coating systems, environmental, marine and corrosion protection, Ceram-kote®, shop and zinc rich primers

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Electroplating, conversion coatings, dry / solid film lubricants and fluoropolymer coatings

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Who we work with

We are involved in small and large scale engineering projects, both new manufacturing and refurbishment, and work closely with clients through every stage of the coating process. We collaborate with industry professionals in research and development, problem solving and compliance.

Clients include:

Why choose us?

With 30 years' experience in the highly competitive oil and gas industry, Argosy Control Engineering has built an unparalleled reputation for providing high performance protective coatings which extend the life of the asset, while building trusted partnerships that give peace of mind to our customer.

Let our coatings enhance your design and protect your quality product.
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We are specialists in the treatment and copper plating of exotic alloys. Our philosophy of “Protective Coatings, Right First Time” means we pride ourselves on providing high quality, first time, reducing the need for expensive reworks and operational downtime.

Our very strong relationship with Argosy started in the boom time of the early 1990s. We were a small independent company carving a reputation in the oil industry.

Like all small growing companies our development relied on growing strong partnerships with like-minded companies. We found a go-ahead company with the same growth and technical aspirations as us in Argosy.

Our growth was exceptional and with Argosy's help we expanded our revenue by 20% year on year for the first three years of our collaboration, with Argosy taking care of all of our coating needs and meeting the very stringent demands we placed on them.

Since those early days, we have developed a stronger relationship and we know that however difficult the situation, Argosy will be right behind us helping to meet our demands.

Stuart Wren
NOV previously Merpro

Who we are

Argosy is a family-run business based in Aberdeen. Established in 1992 by Peter H Watt at the peak of the city's oil and gas boom, we have secured a reputation for providing an excellent, personal, and professional service, offering unrivalled quality and scientific technical advice.

Meet our management team


Karen joined Argosy Control Engineering in 1994 and has managed the company ever since. Previously, she held technical and senior management positions in the manufacturing and MOD sectors, gaining experience in research and development, project management, operations and QHSE.

General Manager

Chris joined Argosy Control Engineering in 2011 and, as General Manager, is responsible for all operations within the company. His knowledge and experience of the engineering and technical aspects of the process facilitates seamless operations.

Production Manager

Blair joined Argosy Control Engineering in 2011. As Production Manager, he works steadfastly, with a hands-on approach, leading the production team by example. He is qualified in all processes and his technical and mechanical experience provides critical back-up and greatly enhances our service.

Health & Safety Officer

Ally has been part of the Argosy Control Engineering team since 2012. With previous experience within the company in procurement and customer service, Ally held an administrative and logistical role while building quality and technical knowledge of our coating service.

To find out more about any of our services, contact us today.