Mechanical services and training specialist EnerMech Ltd have invested £500,000 in larger new premises in Great Yarmouth.
The company has taken over the former British Gas complex in Southtown Road as it prepares to extend the range of services offered from its East Anglian base.
A further £500,000 has been invested in a new state-of-the-art crane simulator which will enhance the training and assessment services provided to the crane and heavy lifting industries.
EnerMech, which acquired Yarmouth training provider A1 Safety Training Consultants last October, specialises in the supply, maintenance and engineering of cranes, lifting and hydraulic equipment, crane personnel and safety training.
The enlarged workshop and warehouse facilities now available in Great Yarmouth will allow EnerMech to roll out other service lines, including the rental of hand tool and zoned equipment, used by oil and gas operators and contractors in the Southern North Sea.
The company’s Great Yarmouth operation services major energy sector clients including CNR, Saipem, Perenco, AMEC and Wood Group.
EnerMech’s Director of Training, Rod Leech, said: “The combined investment of more than £1million in new premises and the latest training equipment gives us a very solid platform to extend our existing business in the Southern North Sea and in to new markets.
“The modern classroom facilities and the technology we have at our disposal is cutting edge and confirms our position as the leading provider of safety training and competency assessment in the cranes and heaving lifting sector.
“We have employed extra trainers and have extended the range of courses we can offer and we envisage a very bright future for EnerMech in Great Yarmouth as we consolidate the excellent reputation we have built up over the last 25 years.”
The company recently invested £6 million in a new global headquarters based in Aberdeen which follows on from the £8.5 million acquisition of two Middle East based firms, Pavitt Energy and Scotia Oilfield Trading.
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 one of the UK’s leading providers 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.
EnerMech employs 300 staff at its Aberdeen headquarters and bases in Great Yarmouth, Stavanger, Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah, and has plans to expand its geographic footprint across the eastern hemisphere.
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 facilitate organic growth and further acquisitions.
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