EnerMech supplies four BOP cranes

5 March 2012

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Scottish firm EnerMech announced that it was contracted to supply and install four new cranes for Blow Out Preventer (BOP) handling on four platforms owned by client Apache North Sea.

The platforms Forties Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta platforms, will receive four Stahl cranes valued at £6.6m when the project completes in Q1 2013. 
Following the installation, the cranes will be serviced by a dedicated engineering team from EnerMech’s Aberdeen cranes division. ? ?Apache and Enermech have previously signed several multi-million pound crane operations maintenance contracts, which represent a significant investment in Apah Apache’s offshore infrastructure, says Enermech.? ?Enermech and Apache partnered to develop the crane replacement programme that meets Apache’s operational demands, while satisfying the UK Health and Safety Executive’s KP4.? Apache’s requirements included extended lift capability for BOP systems, improved material handling capacity and enhanced safety offshore.? ?EnerMech cranes and lifting director, John Morrison, said: “This is the largest capital equipment order received by EnerMech to date and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Apache to upgrade the Forties assets.? ?“EnerMech’s business model, as an integrated mechanical services provider, means operators like Apache can benefit from cost and operational efficiencies offered by a multi-disciplined single source contractor.”? ?Under a minimized supplier agreement, EnerMech provides Apache with services such as rigging and lifting, shutdown services including nitrogen purging/leak testing, bolting and onsite machining. Enermech was created in 2009 and provides mechanical services within the energy industry, including supply, maintenance and engineering of cranes, lifting, valves and hydraulic equipment, equipment rental, training and personnel to the energy industry.