EnerMech has appointed hydraulics expert Steve Ord to head up its fast expanding hydraulic engineering division.
The mechanical engineering group has invested more than £20 million in acquisitions and organic growth in its hydraulics business and as Director of Hydraulics Mr Ord will oversee a further £5 million investment as the company extends its hydraulics offering to the global energy industry.
EnerMech’s hydraulics business proves FEED, manufacture, installation, commissioning, maintenance, repair and overhaul services and has a 30 year track record which is founded on its 2010 acquisition of Norson Power.
Initially North America, Africa and Australasia will be the focus for growing the company’s market share, with other international oil and gas producing regions to follow.
Steve Ord was owner and managing director of Aberdeen Hydraulics Ltd until it was acquired by Energy Cranes where he assumed the role of chief operating officer of Sparrows Fluid Power and latterly operations director of Sparrows Group in the Middle East.
Mr Ord said: “EnerMech has shaken up the oil and gas services industry and its ambitious blueprint for expanding all parts of the business, but particularly hydraulics, was a deciding factor in joining the company.
“The directors are serious about what they want to achieve and have the financial resources to make that a reality, so the opportunity to get in on the ground and be part of a successful team was a strong proposition.
“We see great opportunities to tap in to the African market using Cape Town as a hub, along with developing our strong credentials in Houston, and in Norway where our crane engineering services are strong.”
EnerMech managing director, Doug Duguid, added: “Steve’s reputation in hydraulics is second to none and he is typical of the quality of individuals we are recruiting to help develop the business.
“Our strength and competitive advantage is in having a well established infrastructure in all the key oil and gas regions. Steve will have at his disposal the equipment and manpower resources to maximise that advantage and roll out our hydraulics services to a wide range of new clients.
“We are delighted to have him on board and are confident he will make a significant contribution to EnerMech’s reputation of providing innovative hydraulics engineering to the energy industry.”