In Our Fleet - EnerMech

15 March 2010

EnerMech Limited was established in 2008 in Aberdeen. While the EnerMech group is a relatively young company, the component parts of the business and the experience of our management team and staff have a legacy going back more than 20 years.

In April 2008, EnerMech acquired the UK’s second largest independent crane and lifting contractor, Specialist Maintenance Services Ltd (SMS), and the Great Yarmouth-based training provider, A1 Safety Training Consultants Ltd.

SMS was formed in 1988 and had a strong track record of working with global oil and gas operators in the UK, Norway, Middle East and Asia. SMS’s 130 staff and senior management transferred to EnerMech along with A1’s 35 staff, including managing director Rod Leech.

In October 2008, EnerMech extended into Norway with the purchase of Bjørge ASA’s crane division. By April 2009, EnerMech was ready to expand in to the Middle East and acquired two UAE free zone companies, Pavitt Energy Limited and Scotia Oilfield Trading FZE. Pavitt specialized in large equipment rental and the supply of personnel for onshore and offshore oil, gas, construction and drilling projects, while Scotia provided equipment repair from Ras al-Khaimah.

Through acquisitions and organic growth we employ more than 350 staff at our headquarters in Aberdeen and bases in all key oil and gas producing regions, including Great Yarmouth, Australia, Azerbaijan, China, Dubai, Indonesia, Norway, Qatar, Ras al-Khaimah and Singapore.

We work primarily in the offshore sector and in the supply, maintenance and engineering of cranes, lifting and hydraulic equipment. We do not own an extensive crane fleet but focus on the maintenance, refurbishment and repair of our client’s cranes and lifting equipment. We have the capacity to handle any size or make of crane and recently invested GBP300,000 to build two humidity-controlled storage units in Aberdeen for clients’ crane spares and equipment.

An allied service we provide is the maintenance, inspection and certification of client-owned loose and fixed lifting equipment, especially on offshore platforms, drilling rigs and subsea vessels.

We have forged strategic agreements with some of the world’s leading crane and spare parts providers and, for example, are the sole agent in Norway for the Liebherr Group where we operate an official Liebherr Service Station. We also distribute Gunnebo Industries equipment

Another important relationship has been formed with GGR Group and we have the exclusive rights to the sale and hire of GGR’s Unic mini cranes and Airlift explsive environment cranes to the UK offshore market. EnerMech also provides crane personnel and safety and competency training and has invested heavily (GBP500,000) in the latest crane simulator technology. Our mobile crane simulator has proved extremely popular with clients in the Australia and Asia-Pacific regions and will shortly transfer to the UAE where there is a great deal of interest in its capabilities.

We pay a great deal of attention to improving training standards, and this is exemplified in Australia where we have just been accredited as a Registered Training Organisation by the Western Australia government to deliver competency training in offshore crane operating.

EnerMech is looking to the future we are working on two significant acquisitions, which will strengthen our existing business. We also have plans to expand in to the North American and Brazilian markets within the next year.

The company is backed by private equity firm Lime Rock Partners and five director-owners who together have a GBP50m funding package in place to support further organic growth and acquisitions.

JohnMorrison, cranes and lifting director, EnerMech Limited

EnerMech lifting and rigging supervisor Jim Fraser EnerMech lifting and rigging supervisor Jim Fraser