EnerMech, the mechanical engineering company, has announced a major expansion in the Asia Pacific region, India and Australia which will see the opening of seven new offices.
The company already has well established bases in Singapore, and in Perth and Melbourne, and in the last two years has invested £15 million to establish its business lines in the eastern hemisphere.
The next stage of international development includes opening offices in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and in Busan, South Korea, with two new operations also being established in Brisbane, and Karratha in Western Australia. In India, the company is recruiting senior staff and will open an office in Mumbai followed by a workshop facility in Kakindada in Andrah Pradesh province to target deepwater projects.
EnerMech is already represented in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Tianjin in China but a new base in Hong Kong will allow it to work more efficiently with Chinese operators and focus on its hydraulics design and manufacture business, along with offshore crane projects and process, pipeline and umbilicals (PPU) services.
Key EnerMech personnel, including regional director John Guy, have a long association with South Korea’s oil and gas sector and the company has strong links to the HHI, Samsung and DSME shipyards. Hiring local staff and deploying equipment to be permanently based in Busan will give EnerMech a competitive advantage in tendering for hydraulics, offshore cranes and PPU projects.
In Malaysia, EnerMech has successfully completed a number of strategic contracts and a base in Kuala Lumpur will support key drilling and operating companies in the country.
The company said it will spend a further £6 million in equipment for the Asia Pacific region in the current year and in 2013 aims to extend is geographical presence in Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and New Zealand.
In 2011 EnerMech tripled revenue generated in Asia Pacific region through the introduction of its PPU and hydraulics services and expects to double 2012 revenue with service line development in valves, hydraulics and the introduction of new facilities and specialist training capabilities.
John Guy, EnerMech’s regional director for Asia Pacific, said: “This investment and opening new facilities is a major ramping up of our activities in Asia Pacific countries and Australia, and is the second phase of a strategy which will establish EnerMech as the leading provider of mechanical engineering services in the eastern hemisphere.
“This directly addresses our client’s requirements for international standards of service and equipment but with local labour provision. We are moving away from the industry’s modus operandi of mobilising equipment from a central hub, and by locating our equipment and personnel in-country, we can avoid prohibitive transportation costs and build up our in-country capability.”
EnerMech will undertake a recruitment campaign to attract the best qualified and skilled employees for each business line.
EnerMech managing director, Doug Duguid, said: “Our philosophy of putting boots on the ground and making long-term commitment to the regions in which we operate demonstrates we are in this for the long haul. This assures clients of a continuity and quality of service and access to the best equipment and staff available in the market place.”