EnerMech secures lifting contract
By Laura Hatton05 February 2014
Mechanical engineering service provider EnerMech, based in Aberdeen, Scotland, has won a contract from Eni Norge to provide lifting and inspection services on the Goliat FPSO project, the first oil field to be developed in the Barents Sea.
Throughout the three year frame agreement, EnerMech will also provide lifting equipment, inspection, cargo transport equipment, elevators and personnel lifting equipment, a company spokesperson said. An additional facility will also be opened in Hammerfest.
Trond Møller, EnerMech general manager in Norway, said, “EnerMech believes that to provide a responsive, flexible service to clients, we must have a strong local presence and the new facility in Hammerfest will fulfil that requirement, with back up from our Bergen and Stavanger operations.
“We have a 35 year track record in the Norwegian lifting inspection market and that has played a part in securing this strategic contract with Eni Norge. Significant capital investment in new equipment and the recruitment of extra staff demonstrates our commitment to the Norwegian oil and gas sector and winning this contract underlines the benefits of establishing a proper infrastructure which is valued by clients.”
In 2014 EnerMech will invest up to NOK 20.4 million (US3.5 million) in equipment and facilities to expand its market reach in the Norwegian oil and gas sector, a company spokesperson added.