EnerMech has recently announced plans to expand its’ Great Yarmouth operations in order to support a growth in both on and offshore projects.
EnerMech Great Yarmouth General Manager, Greg Wilson, who joined EnerMech earlier this year from Fugro, reports that a first valves contract has been won and within the next year there will new premises and plans to extend further into other business lines.
The Great Yarmouth team provides services to the leading production companies operating in the Central and Southern North Sea and Irish Sea and to drilling contractors, marine operators, fabrication companies and onshore operations in Norfolk, including the Bacton gas terminal. Until now, the majority of work serviced from the Great Yarmouth facility has been from the Process, Pipeline and Umbilicals (PPU), Training and Rigging/Lifting divisions but it is recognised that there is an opportunity to further expand into other EnerMech business lines.
The headcount of the branch is to be increased by a third within the next year and additional premises, which will quadruple the available interior workshop and storage space , have been secured. Valve maintenance has recently been added to the list of well-established services provided from the Great Yarmouth base and the larger premises, due to be in operation by the year end, will create extra space to grow the Valves department further and allow the introduction of the Hydraulics and Hose Integrity Management departments, whilst also enabling the well-established specialist tank and mud-pit cleaning business (EnerMech TRS) to relocate from its’ historical base in Admiralty Road.
Greg Wilson revealed: “We are installing a mobile crane simulator in Q4 2014 which will enable us to perform offshore crane operator training & assessment (stage 1 training and stage 2 or 3 operator re-assessment), creating the only UK facility to offer this service outside of Aberdeen”.
Greg added: “Growth has been sensible and sustainable – we have adapted and invested to suit– We are looking at opportunities in completely new sectors, such as power generation and renewables, which are local to Great Yarmouth where we could prove invaluable to customers”.