ABERDEEN -- Mechanical services company EnerMech has won a general services contract from Maersk Oil Qatar for offshore crane maintenance and crane operator training.
The Aberdeen-based lifting and rigging specialist has also mobilized 20 cryogenic tanks and associated nitrogen equipment to Qatar which will be used in commissioning work on offshore platforms in Maersk’s Al Shaheen field.
In support of these programs, EnerMech has opened new offices in Doha. Regional director for the Middle East, Charlie Topp, says: “With the high level of oil and gas activity in Qatar it was essential that we are properly represented in the country and this new office will soon be followed by a hydraulics workshop and facilities to store and assemble our flexible hose lines and other products.
Aside from this new branch, the company has been establishing facilities at Ras Al Khaimah and Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, and it is currently in discussions over a joint venture in Abu Dhabi. Topp adds: “The new Qatar base also gives us closer access to neighbouring countries and paves the way for the opening of further bases in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.