EnerMech has plans to extend its footprint in the East of England and has appointed its first General Manager for the region.

Laz Koszeghy joined the Aberdeen-headquartered mechanical and electrical services specialist from BHGE where he held senior global operations and M&A positions in the company’s subsea services division in Aberdeen and prior to that he had operational roles in the US, Norway and Hungary, in energy and infrastructure businesses.

Already well established in the offshore sector in the Southern North Sea, EnerMech currently employs around 30 people in Great Yarmouth where it has workshop, warehouse and training facilities.

The company has identified a range of onshore opportunities in the renewables, nuclear, power, chemical and industrial sectors and is positioned for further growth in the Eastern England region.

Laz Koszeghy, who will be based in Great Yarmouth, said: “My career to date has been focussed in the services sector and I was drawn to EnerMech because it has a strong services DNA. The company is global in its outlook but retains a strong entrepreneurial spirit which allows individuals to use their experience to make a difference.”

EnerMech’s regional director for Europe, Ross McHardy, believes existing Great Yarmouth capabilities in valves supply and servicing, hydraulics, training, cranes and lifting, and integrity and inspection, will appeal to a diverse range of businesses across the region.

He said: “Our Great Yarmouth business has an excellent reputation in the Southern North Sea working for major international clients. We remain committed to strengthening that client base while leveraging all of that experience and applying it to the onshore sector.

“Our skills, services and experience are transferrable and can add value for our clients. Laz will be charged with introducing us into new markets which could benefit from the integrated approach which is at the core of EnerMech’s offering.”

Established 11 years ago, EnerMech employs 3,500 staff across 40 locations in the UK, Norway, the Middle East, Caspian, Asia, Africa, Australia and Americas, working on large scale projects across the oil and gas, LNG, renewables, defence, power, infrastructure and petrochemicals sectors.