EnerMech Norway has won contracts to provide control and certification services to two of Norway’s leading power generating companies.
In line with EnerMech’s global strategy to diversify into new markets, the company said securing the land-based contracts complemented their long-established reputation in offshore engineering services.
EnerMech has been awarded a three-year frame agreement, with a two-year option, to provide service control and certification of lifting equipment at all power plants owned by Statkraft in mid and north Norway. As Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, Statkraft employs 3800 staff in 16 countries in a number of sectors including hydropower, wind and solar power, gas-fired power and district heating supplies.
Skagerak Energi, one of Norway’s largest power grid companies, has also awarded EnerMech a three-year frame contract, with a two-year option, to provide control and certification of lifting equipment at the company’s power plants.
EnerMech Norway’s first success out with the traditional oil and gas sector was the award of a contract to manage the servicing and maintenance of all cranes and lifting equipment located at properties operated by the Norwegian Defence Estate.
Trond Møller, the EnerMech general manager for Norway, said: “Both these contract wins highlight the versatility and varied skills set of our cranes and lifting specialists.
“While a core part of the business remains the offshore sector, we will continue to identify new markets and to establish fresh relationships which provide us with the opportunity to grow the EnerMech brand. We are delighted to be kicking off 2018 by securing landmark contracts with two of Norway’s most respected power generation businesses.”
EnerMech said seven new engineering and operational positions would be created to service the contracts and other work.