Mechanical services company EnerMech Ltd has extended its Middle East operation with the opening of new offices in Doha, which will be soon followed by workshop facilities in Qatar and further expansion in the region.
Opening a base in Qatar is part of the company’s overall growth strategy and follows on from establishing facilities at Ras Al Khaimah and Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates. EnerMech is also in final discussions over a joint venture in Abu Dhabi and plans to extend its Middle East footprint.
The Aberdeen-based cranes, lifting and rigging specialist has already secured a general services contract from Maersk Oil Qatar to provide offshore crane maintenance and crane operator training.
EnerMech has also mobilised 20 cryogenic tanks and associated nitrogen equipment to Qatar which will be used in commissioning work on offshore platforms in the Al Shaheen field.
EnerMech’s regional director for the Middle East, Charlie Topp, said: “With the high level of oil and gas activity in Qatar it was essential that we are properly represented in the country and this new office will soon be followed by a hydraulics workshop and facilities to store and assemble our flexible hose lines and other products.
“The new Qatar base also gives us closer access to neighbouring countries and paves the way for the opening of further bases in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
“EnerMech is already well established in the region through our earlier acquisitions of Pavitt Energy and Scotia Oilfield Trading and we are looking forward to building on that reputation and creating new partnerships with the leading operating companies.”
EnerMech’s Qatar office is located in the Commercial Bank Building, West Bay, Doha.
Note to Editors
EnerMech Ltd was formed in April 2008 and offers a safer, more customer-focused, responsive service with lower costs in the mechanical services sector within the energy industry, while delivering a much greater level of engineering and technical support than competitors can offer.
The company specialises in the supply, maintenance and engineering of cranes, lifting and hydraulic equipment, rental of hand tools and zoned equipment and provision of training and specialist personnel to the energy industry.
With the acquisition of Specialist Maintenance Services Ltd and A1 Safety Training Consultants Ltd, EnerMech is now a leading international provider of offshore crane and lifting operations, crane personnel and safety training. EnerMech also has a significant presence in Norway following the acquisition of Bjørge ASA’s crane division in October 2008.
In April 2009 EnerMech extended its presence in the Middle East with the acquisition of UAE free zone companies Pavitt Energy Limited and Scotia Oilfield Trading FZE which has since been integrated in to the EnerMech group. Investment totaling £5.1 million ($7.5M) has been made in equipment stock rental, a new base in Ras al-Khaimah and existing facilities in Jebel Ali and Doha.
EnerMech employs 350 staff at its Aberdeen headquarters and bases in Great Yarmouth, Stavanger, Dubai, Qatar, Ras al-Khaimah, Singapore, Indonesia, China and Perth, Australia.
EnerMech’s five director-owners are backed by private equity firm Lime Rock Partners and together have in place a £30 million plus funding package to support organic growth and further acquisitions.
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