EnerMech wins $50M worth of Caspian contracts

Aberdeen-headquartered mechanical engineering group EnerMech has secured contracts with major operators in the Caspian region valued at more than £40 million ($50 million).

According to Enermech, the contracts involve several of the company’s service lines including cranes and lifting, process, pipelines and umbilicals, valves, training and industrial services.

The company said it was awarded a three-year contract with BP Exploration Caspian Sea to manage all of the operator’s crane operation, maintenance, and inspection requirements in Azerbaijan.

The contract covers assets spread over seven platforms, includes 12 offshore pedestal cranes, and will see EnerMech increase its Azerbaijani workforce from its current level of 80 percent to 100 percent within a three-month period.

Also, the ATA consortium in Azerbaijan commissioned EnerMech to provide a full range of hydrotesting, flange management, camera inspection, and enhanced water blasting services on two platforms which are part of the giant Shah Deniz 2 gas condensate field.

A separate project will see the Aberdeen firm provide ultra-high pressure tubing installation, pressure testing, and flushing of tubing.

Also at the ATA site, EnerMech was awarded its first direct contract with BP for the provision of nitrogen/helium leak detection. The pre-engineering stage for that deal is already ongoing in London.

EnerMech said that it invested more than £1.5 million in new equipment to service a contract at the Sangachal Terminal south of Baku, commissioned by Turkish contractor Tekfen for enhanced high-pressure water jetting and flange management over a two-year period.

The company was also commissioned by BOS Shelf to provide all jacket riser testing, subsea safety isolation valves, and subsea spool testing at its Baku deepwater jackets factory and will also carry out hydro testing, riser pigging, and bolt tensioning work.

John Guy, EnerMech’s regional director for the Middle East, Asia, and Caspian, said: “This has by far been our most successful period in the Caspian region. The extension of the BP cranes and lifting contract is an important development and our commitment to Azerbaijan has been underlined by our move towards a 100% Azeri project team.”

In addition to this contract, oil company Total extended EnerMech’s North Sea contract last week for crane operation and maintenance. According to Enermech, the contract is for three years, with two one-year options.