Saipem Award EnerMech

EnerMech’s training division has secured a contract worth in excess of £1.4 million to provide trainers and assessors for international oil and gas contractor Saipem. 

The Aberdeen company’s health and safety and competency experts will support Saipem staff working on construction and pipelaying vessels, offshore drilling rigs and land based drilling projects across the world. 

In addition to mechanical services and cranes and lifting equipment, EnerMech has OPITO approved training centres to provide safety and training services to the offshore oil and gas industry. 

EnerMech’s training programmes include crane driver assessment, rigging & lifting, banksman/slinging, scaffolding, working at height awareness and a wide range of other safety categories. 

EnerMech advisors are currently working at Saipem locations in Holland, Saudi Arabia, Angola, Republic of Congo and Singapore. 

Phil Caton, EnerMech general manager for training, said: “Since we first started working for Saipem in 2006 the relationship has grown in tandem with our expertise in being able to provide a broad range of safety and competency training on a global basis. 

“Our trainers and assessors have a proven track record for providing the latest industry approved safety courses and on-the-job training, and together with Saipem’s own HSE experts we have devised a training matrix which has been adopted across the business.” 


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. 

In April 2010 EnerMech acquired Aberdeen based hydraulic engineering specialist Norson Power in an £11 million deal. Norson Power provides hydraulic pipework installation and designs and manufactures hydraulic equipment for the oil, gas and marine industries.

EnerMech employs 440 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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