EnerMech, a provider of mechanical services, said yesterday it had invested more than £6million in headquarters in Aberdeen and at its regional hubs.
EnerMech, launched in April 2008, said the move allowed it to pool engineering resources, integrate recent acquisitions, cut operating costs and improve efficiency.
It has agreed a 15-year lease on the former Acergy site in Howes Road, Bucksburn, giving it 38,000 square feet of workshops and warehousing, 19,000sq ft of office space and a large storage yard.
Crane, lifting and safety-training divisions which were at two separate sites at Dyce have been moved to Bucksburn, joining the firm’s equipment-rental and hydraulics arm and the senior management team.
The opening of a new HQ is in tandem with moves to larger premises for EnerMech branches in Great Yarmouth and Norway, and the opening of a base in Singapore.
EnerMech also plans to build a new 60,000sq ft facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following the recent acquisition of Dubai-based equipment-rental and staffing specialist Pavitt Energy, and to open a site in Doha, Qatar.
EnerMech managing director Doug Duguid said: “This represents a substantial capital investment, not only in Aberdeen but in key strategic locations, which will pave the way for further international expansion.”
With regional hubs already established in Aberdeen, the UAE and Singapore, the company hopes to open a fourth to support clients operating in west Africa.
EnerMech employs 300 people in the supply, maintenance and engineering of cranes, lifting, pumping and hydraulic gear as well as equipment rental and the provision of specialist training and personnel to the global energy industry.
The Aberdeen facility includes two large workshops, with two 20-ton overhead cranes, two 30,000psi pressure test bays, a crane simulator and classrooms for its safety-training division.