ABERDEEN, UK -- EnerMech has invested $31.5 million in a new Process, Pipeline, and Umbilical Services division.
The commitment includes an initial £2.7 million ($4.3 million) outlay on on-site machining and hydraulic bolting and tensioning equipment. More will be invested in nitrogen convertors (ATEX, DNV, Zoned), nitrogen liquid storage tanks, fluid pumping equipment, subsea flooding and testing packages, air compressors, and nitrogen membrane units, the company says.
EnerMech will focus on platform and installation shutdowns on the process side, and pre-commissioning services for pipelines/umbilicals.
Pipeline Services will cover cleaning, flooding and hydro testing, dewatering, drying, abandonment, and data logging. Umbilical Services include pressure testing, cleaning, flushing, and electrical testing including fiber optic cables.
Les Graves, who heads the new division, previously held senior positions with BJ Services, Norson Services, Copipe/PSL, and McKenna &Sullivan/Nowsco.
EnerMech MD Doug Duguid said: “Until now a restrictive covenant prevented us from entering this sector but now it is full steam ahead. The investment signals our intent that we will be a major player in providing process, pipeline and umbilical support in all the geographic regions in which we currently operate.”