In the past nine months UK international engineering and offshore services company EnerMech has secured several new contracts worth $128 million across Africa, the Middle East and Caspian basin.
The results follow a $10 million investment in new equipment, the establishment of joint ventures and partnerships in the region, and a recruitment drive to add more locally based staff. In total, the company has won contracts from eight key accounts, working on 11 projects across Angola, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Turkey and the UAE.
Having expanded its crane capabilities in Kazakhstan and recruited a full team of local experts, the division has secured its first crane maintenance contract, worth $6.7 million to provide onshore and offshore crane maintenance, repair, inspection and certification services.
The other projects include valve maintenance services for a national oil company in the Middle East, crane maintenance on pipeline and umbilical work for a major operator in Turkey and a turnaround and maintenance contract for a national LNG company in Angola.
EnerMech’s regional director for Africa, Middle East and Caspian, Paul Cockerill, said: “EnerMech’s long standing global presence has allowed us to build a strong reputation across each region and we are beginning to see really strong results. We are known for our excellence in project delivery and this announcement pays testament to this. We have made a significant investment in our facilities and equipment such as our operating base Abu Dhabi, UAE and Doha, Qatar and formed a number of new local partnerships to deliver a top-class service for our customers. We have also further developed our capabilities through significant local recruitment, and we are particularly proud to say that our Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan facilities are now staffed entirely with homegrown talent.”
“We have plans afoot to secure additional work and diversify our product offering further and expect we will require another 280 employees in the coming months. Our ambitions are high, and I am confident that we can continue to expand across the region.”
EnerMech set up its first operation in the Middle East in 2009, has worked in Africa for more than a decade and the Caspian basin region for the past 13 years.