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Oil and gas firm moves into defence

Switch pays off as Enermech wins £2.5m Navy deal

Type 23 frigateA company’s decision to diversify from oil and gas services into defence has paid off after it was awarded a £2.5 million BAE Systems contract on behalf of the Royal Navy.

Aberdeen-headquartered engineering contractor EnerMech will provide a Flexible Hose Assembly Management Service (FHAMS) to be used on a large number of vessels.

The seven-year agreement covers hose integrity management for more than 60 surface fleet vessels consisting of Type 23 frigates, Hunt Class mine hunters, River Class offshore patrol vessels, and survey and landing craft. This has resulted in an increase of a small number of new jobs. 

Through a series of strategic acquisitions and organic growth, EnerMech is diversifying in to the defence, infrastructure and utilities sectors, while strengthening its track record in traditional oil and gas markets.

Paul Boyes, project manager for Equipment Management at BAE Systems, said: “EnerMech have a proven track record in the delivery of hose integrity management and had the capacity and drive to deliver and enhance the hose integrity management service to the Ministry of Defence (MOD).” 

EnerMech’s regional director for Europe, Phil Bentley, said: “We have been engaged on earlier MOD contracts, but this is the first time we have provided hose integrity management services on such a large scale to the Royal Navy.

“We think our range of integrated services and the genuine alignment of our business lines is a proposition which is of interest to the military and defence sectors and we are looking forward to demonstrating our capabilities to BAE Systems and the Royal Navy.”

With more than 3,000 staff spread across 40 locations in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the Americas, EnerMech has expanded from its oil and gas origins and is now active in the mining, renewables, LNG, defence, power, infrastructure and petrochemicals sectors.

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