Global Crane Contracts Give EnerMech Lift

Published Nov 9, 2016
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EnerMech Mechanical Handling Services Director John Morrison (photo: EnerMech)

EnerMech’s cranes and lifting division has benefited from a GBP 85 million-plus uplift to its order book with a series of contract wins, extensions and renewals.

The Aberdeen-based mechanical engineering group has consolidated its position as a major international cranes services provider, strengthening its reputation in the Caspian region and extending its reach by winning new work in the Gulf States, Far East and the Caribbean.

In Azerbaijan, BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) have renewed a contract which EnerMech has held since 2010 for up to a further five years. Crane operations, maintenance and inspection services for 16 BP offshore pedestal cranes and two new platforms on the Shah Deniz 2 project are included in the contract. EnerMech has also undertaken to employ an Azeri-only nationalised workforce for the contract term which also includes the provision of spare parts, repair and refurbishment and training.

In Qatar, EnerMech has secured exclusivity for the provision of crane maintenance services to the Al Shaheen Field. As part of its integrated services approach, EnerMech will also offer process, pipeline and umbilicals, valves inspection and repair, hydraulics and training services.

A 3-year deal to provide crane operation and maintenance services to Daewoo International E&P on the Shwe Gas field in the Bay of Bengal, marks EnerMech’s first long term contract award offshore Myanmar.

A major breakthrough has been made in Trinidad & Tobago where EnerMech have been awarded a crane operation and maintenance contract by an international operator and a new base has been established on the island from which EnerMech will offer all its service lines in line with their standard approach to entering a new market.

In the North Sea, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited has awarded EnerMech a 5-year crane operation and maintenance contract covering the Buzzard, Scott and Golden Eagle platforms.

Also in the UKCS, contracts first awarded to EnerMech as far back as 2006 by two major oil and gas operators have been renewed for a further 3 years and EnerMech will continue to provide crane maintenance, mechanic and operator crews, spare parts and equipment inspection services on a combined total of 11 platforms.

EnerMech’s international mechanical handling services director, John Morrison, says, “It has been an excellent 2016 to date for our cranes and lifting services division with key contracts renewed by major clients alongside winning work in new markets and extending our market share. This is quite an achievement in today’s competitive environment. Our long-held belief that clients want integrated services and not a stand-alone provision of one service line is paying off, and it is particularly relevant in the current market conditions where operators and contractors are demanding much more cost-effective methods of doing business.”

“Extending contracts in Baku with BP and in the North Sea, winning our first crane contracts with Nexen, Daewoo and in Trinidad & Tobago, while securing extra workscopes in Qatar, all indicate that our cranes and lifting expertise is highly regarded across the oil and gas producing world. We will continue to seek out more efficient methods of providing crane and lifting services to clients which are capable of being integrated with our other business lines. The energy industry is demanding more collaboration to counter the downturn in the oil price and this is an approach which has been championed by EnerMech since the company was founded,” continues Morrison.

Tags: BP Exploration, EnerMech, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited


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