Media Release: EnerMech win Perenco shutdown project


ENERMECH has been awarded a turnkey shutdown project by Perenco for its A1 plant at the Bacton gas facility in Norfolk.

The mechanical engineering specialist will play a lead role in the entire shutdown and isolation of the plant as it is removed from service for integrity inspections and additional upgrade work.

EnerMech will assist Perenco staff to isolate and drain the plant before it is handed over for nitrogen purging and the cleaning of all vessels and pipe work to allow safe entry by inspectors.

On satisfactory completion of the work scope, all vessels and pipe work will be returned to Perenco, fully re-assembled and nitrogen leak tested and processing equipment will be dried with nitrogen on reinstatement.

EnerMech will also provide all associated consumables, scaffolding, painting, grit blasting and lagging requirements on project, which is expected to last up to three months and will be managed from EnerMech’s Great Yarmouth base.

Thomas Smith, EnerMech business development manager, said: “We have previously provided training services for Perenco but this is the first process and pipeline workscope we have been awarded.

“The award strengthens our growing reputation in the UK and southern North Sea as a leading provider of pre-commissioning and pipeline integrity services and it gives us a base to develop our other business lines throughout the area.”

The Perenco contract is the latest of a number of awards secured by EnerMech following the recent £20 million investment in launching a new Process, Pipelines and Umbilicals division.


Note to Editors 

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 800 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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