EnerQuip adds Robins to growing team

EnerquipEnerQuip, a torque solutions business in the international oil and gas industry, has appointed Andrew Robins as controls director from Forum Energy Technologies, where he was lead controls engineer.

He will oversee software and controls requirements for EnerQuip products and services as well as leading the company’s technical support team.

The Aberdeen business was launched in June to provide torque machines and associated services to the drilling and downhole tools sectors.

EnerQuip has already secured repair and maintenance contracts in the UK, mainland Europe, West Africa, Middle East, Far East and Gulf of Mexico. It plans to launch a new torque machine to the market in the first quarter of 2016.

The business was formed by three former senior personnel of torque business AMC Engineering. The chairman and engineering director of EnerQuip, Andrew Polson, sold AMC Engineering to Forum Energy Technologies (FET) nearly four years ago. One of his key areas of focus will be the design and development of the new torque machine.

Mr Robins said: “I’m looking forward enormously to taking on the challenges involved in growing a new business in our industry.

“I believe there is a great opportunity for us to shape and deliver new torque solutions,  create lasting partnerships with key clients and take full advantage of the fact that we can offer our services for any make and model of torque equipment in the industry.

“The prospect of soon adding a new dimension to our service offering via our own development programme – one which taps into our specialist knowledge and experience – only adds to our confidence that we’re creating something special at EnerQuip.”

EnerQuip has already acquired a large workshop, yard and office facility in Lybster, Caithness, to host fabrication and repair activities and is planning to move its existing Aberdeen-based headquarters into a larger facility in the north-east next year.

The business is currently running to plan and expects to recruit an additional three staff by the end of year taking the total to 12.

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