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Crane specialist to extend Yarmouth base

PUBLISHED: 10:29 04 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:04 03 July 2010

CRANE maintenance and engineering company EnerMech has invested £1m in larger new premises for its Great Yarmouth base.

The company has taken over the former British Gas complex in Southtown Road as it prepares to extend the range of services offered from its Norfolk site.

CRANE maintenance and engineering company EnerMech has invested £1m in larger new premises for its Great Yarmouth base.

The company has taken over the former British Gas complex in Southtown Road as it prepares to extend the range of services offered from its Norfolk site.

And a further £500,000 has been invested in a new state-of-the-art crane simulator which will enhance the training and assessment services provided to crane and heavy-lifting industries.

EnerMech, which acquired Yarmouth training provider A1 Safety Training Consultants in October, specialises in the supply, maintenance and engineering of cranes, lifting and hydraulic equipment, crane personnel and safety training.

The enlarged workshop and warehouse facilities will allow EnerMech to roll out other service lines, including the rental of hand tools and zoned equipment used by oil and gas operators and contractors in the North Sea.

It will service major energy sector clients including CNR, Saipem, Perenco, AMEC and Wood Group.

EnerMech employs 300 staff at its Aberdeen headquarters and, as well as Yarmouth, it has bases in Stavangar, Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah.

Director of training Rod Leech said: “The combined investment of more than £1m in new premises and the latest training equipment gives us a very solid platform to extend our existing business in the North Sea and into new markets.

“The modern classroom facilities and the technology we have at our disposal is cutting edge and will confirm our position as the leading provider of safety training and competency assessment in the cranes and heavy-lifting sector.

“We have employed extra trainers and have extended the range of courses we can offer and we envisage a very bright future for EnerMech in Yarmouth as we consolidate the excellent reputation we have built up over the last 25 years.”

The company, which was formed in April 2008, recently invested £6m in a new global headquarters.

The investment in a new HQ follows on from the £8.5m acquisition of two Middle East-based firms, Pavitt Energy and Scotia Oilfield Trading.

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