A record-breaking Aberdeenshire engineering company has announced £150,000 plans to open a base in America.
Findon-based AMC Engineering Ltd will relocate a senior member of staff to head up the opening of the office in Houston, Texas in a move which is expected to create up to ten jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.
The company has also announced that it has just completed manufacture of the world’s largest Fully Rotational Torque unit, in a project worth more than £600,000.
The latest unit will make up and break out premium threaded connections and drill pipe from 2⅜” to 48” diameter up to torques of 100,000 ft.lbs. AMC Engineering Ltd previously held the world record for the largest torque machine, where the headstock accommodated tubulars up to 34” and the tailstock to 48”. On the new unit, however, both the headstock and tailstock accommodate tubulars up to 48” making it the largest in the world.
AMC Engineering Ltd was established in 1988 and supplies major oil and gas service companies across the world in the bespoke design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of market leading torque equipment. Key markets include Africa, North and South America, Canada, Europe, the Far East, Middle East and Russia.
AMC Engineering Ltd – which also has a base at Lybster in Caithness – employs more than 70 people, with ten members of staff added this year alone in a bid to meet an ongoing increase in demand for services.
Commenting on the latest contract, operations director Craig Brown said: “We are delighted to have completed the manufacture of this important piece of equipment, and to be entering the record books in the process!
“The opening of our Houston office will give us a much-needed permanent presence in America and a base from which we hope to grow our global activity.”
For further information on AMC Engineering Ltd, visit www.amc-engineering.co.uk or call (01224) 782232.
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