EnerMech will develop an onshore capability in to the South West of England which will create up to 100 jobs in the Bristol area over the next three years.
The Aberdeen-based mechanical and electrical services specialist will target the nuclear, industrial processing, refining, petrochemical, aviation, defence, transport and infrastructure sectors as it diversifies outwith its energy industry roots.
The company believes its track record in the highly regulated offshore industry and experience of working on global infrastructure projects will enable it to successfully introduce existing service lines in to new onshore sectors.
EnerMech has appointed Duncan Frame, who spent 20 years with GE in senior commercial and operational roles in a number of different sectors, as General Manager South West, and he will spearhead expansion of the EnerMech brand.
Duncan Frame said: “EnerMech has years of experience of working in the highly regulated offshore sector and there exists a number of logical entry points to many of the onshore high tech and broader industrial sectors which populate the Midlands and south of the UK.
“The disciplines and methodologies which have been fine tuned in the North Sea and global oil and gas hubs are transferrable to an onshore environment and I see this as a terrific opportunity to build on the EnerMech success story which is strongly founded on evolution and diversification.”
EnerMech business lines including hydraulics, cranes and lifting, integrity and inspection and process and pipelines will appeal to a large number of businesses located in the southern half of the UK. There is also potential to provide integrated services, including electrical and instrumentation and testing and certification, to a number of nuclear, naval and marine projects.
“We envisage building a significant team of competent, multi-skilled individuals with experience across multiple sectors in the next three to five years and will establish the necessary workshop, storage and testing infrastructure to be on the doorstep of and accessible to potential new clients,“ added Mr Frame.
Established ten years ago, EnerMech employs 3,500 staff across 40 locations in the UK, Norway, the Middle East, Caspian, Asia, Africa, Australia and Americas. The company works on large scale projects across the oil and gas, LNG, renewables, defence, power, infrastructure and petrochemicals sectors and expects to grow revenues in 2018 to £430 million, up from £361 million in 2017.
EnerMech chief executive officer, Doug Duguid, said: “We have always been an outward looking business and this extension in to new markets is a natural step and part of a global strategy which will see EnerMech double in size over the next five years.
“We have successfully diversified from our traditional oil and gas base in to major infrastructure projects and this is another good example of introducing our skills and industry expertise in to new sectors which demand similar levels of regulation and duty of care.”