EnerMech will provide Technip in Norway with equipment and personnel on two offshore campaigns for Leak Testing (RFO Services) of the Gullfaks Future Oil Export Loading system in the Norwegian North Sea.
The contract award follows the appointment of the EnerMech’s PPU (Process, Pipeline & Umbilicals) general manager for Norway, Stuart Cowie, who has more than 25 years experience in the North Sea energy sector, the last 16 in senior roles with Halliburton in Norway.
The mechanical engineering group has already started engineering on the first of the campaigns and the second project will be executed in August.
Stuart Cowie said: “We work with Technip on a variety of international projects but this is the first time we have been engaged on a Norwegian contract and we are looking forward to showing what we can do.
“Our cranes division is well established in Norway and we have performed PPU services on BP’s Skarv project but this contract is a first in the Norwegian subsea construction market. We feel the Norwegian market is increasingly looking for the more integrated offering which we provide and greater flexibility on how projects are executed.
“Our objective is to replicate the success of our cranes division in the Norwegian PPU sector and we are committed to making significant investment in equipment, infrastructure and people to increase our market share.”
EnerMech last year made a £3 million (NOK 28 million) investment in its Norwegian business which included opening a base in Bergen to add to its original facility in Stavanger. This year will see the opening of a new base in Hammerfest.