ENERMECH Qatar LLC has been awarded a multi-million pound three year call-off contract with Dolphin Energy Limited.
Mechanical engineering company, EnerMech, which has bases across the eastern hemisphere, will provide nitrogen purging and leak testing on Dolphin Energy’s onshore and offshore facilities in Qatar.
Dolphin Energy supplies natural gas to a number of Middle East and international clients.
The contract is EnerMech’s largest leak purging and testing workscope in the Middle East and follows a recent £20 million ($32 million) investment in a new Process, Pipeline & Umbilical (PPU) division.
EnerMech will supply nitrogen, helium trace vaporisers, hoses, tools and associated equipment and specialist personnel, which will be mobilised from Qatar, UAE, Singapore and the UK to service the contract.
Charlie Topp, EnerMech’s regional director for the Middle East, said: “We have worked with Dolphin Energy in the past, providing training services, and we are delighted to be able extend this relationship.
“We have made a significant investment in PPU equipment and in recruiting the best personnel working in that sector, and we believe the Dolphin contract will pave the way for similar workscopes in the Middle East region.
“EnerMech is committed to developing a strong physical presence in the Middle East and in addition to building a new £3 million facility in Dubai we are also in the process of establishing a new base in Qatar which will enhance the services we currently offer to clients.”
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EnerMech Ltd was formed in April 2008.
The company specialises in the supply, maintenance and engineering of cranes, lifting, valves and hydraulic equipment, equipment rental and the provision of training and specialist personnel to the energy industry.
With the acquisition of Specialist Maintenance Services Ltd and A1 Safety Training Consultants Ltd, EnerMech is now a leading international provider of offshore crane and lifting operations, crane personnel and safety training. EnerMech also has a significant presence in Norway following the acquisition of Bjørge ASA’s crane division in October 2008.
In April 2009, EnerMech extended its presence in the Middle East with the acquisition of UAE free zone companies Pavitt Energy Limited and Scotia Oilfield Trading FZE which has since been integrated in to the EnerMech group. Investment totaling £5.1 million ($7.5M) has been made in equipment stock rental, improvements at our bases in Ras al-Khaimah and Doha, and plans have been drawn up to build a new £3 million facility in Jebil Ali, Dubai which will be ready in 2012.
In April 2010, EnerMech acquired Aberdeen based hydraulic engineering specialist Norson Power in an £11 million deal. Norson Power provides hydraulic pipework installation and designs and manufactures hydraulic equipment for the oil, gas and marine industries.
EnerMech recently agreed a £24 million funding package with Lloyds Banking Group and, together with private equity provided by Lime Rock Partners and shareholder finance, has in place £40 million to support organic growth and further acquisitions.
In August 2010, EnerMech invested £4 million to acquire its 16 acre headquarter site in Aberdeen. A further £840,000 is being spent on refurbishments and the construction of new workshops, while another £2 million has been invested in setting up a new Valve Care division which will target the valve supply, testing, inspection and maintenance sector. In December 2010 EnerMech acquired Aberdeen Valve Supplies Ltd and its subsidiaries LG Ball Valves Ltd and Valve Paint Shop Ltd.
EnerMech employs 680 staff at its Aberdeen headquarters and bases in Great Yarmouth, Stavanger, Dubai, Qatar, Ras al-Khaimah, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Ghana, South Africa and Perth, Australia.
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