Photo: EnerMech’s new European regional director Ross McHardy; Source: EnerMech

Ex-TAQA man becomes EnerMech’s European director

Integrated engineering service provider EnerMech has appointed a new European regional director.

Enermech said that it appointed Ross McHardy, an oil and gas asset specialist with more than 20 years of experience working for major operating companies, as its European regional director.

McHardy will be responsible for all UK and Norwegian activities at the Aberdeen-headquartered integrated engineering services firm, which expects to double its European turnover from £84 million ($108.3M) to more than £170 million ($219.3M) over the next four years.

EnerMech’s European division employs 1,000 staff in Aberdeen, Great Yarmouth, Bristol, and Norway.

He was previously responsible for safety performance and production delivery on TAQA Bratani’s Harding assets and held a wider strategic role which oversaw engineering and project delivery across Central North Sea assets.

Before this, he was part of EnQuest’s Aberdeen leadership team where he was actively involved in shaping the company’s strategic development and core values.

EnerMech CEO, Doug Duguid, said: “Our strategy is to extend our offshore oil and gas offering to cover the full life-of-field of assets, to strengthen our integrated maintenance and inspection services, and further expand our mechanical and electrical provision to offshore sectors, such as downstream, power, utilities and defense.

“Ross’s experience in senior executive roles with major operators will be an important asset in helping us to better understand the problems faced by our clients and will be key to defining how we enhance service delivery and make a genuine difference to clients’ operations.”

Regarding his appointment, McHardy said: “After spending more than 20 years on the operator side managing assets and delivering engineering projects, I hope I can transfer that knowledge to assist EnerMech as it continues to disrupt the traditional ways of executing turnkey projects.

“There are signs of recovery in the oil and gas sector, but we need to emerge from the downturn with a fresh perspective and to do things differently. Greater collaboration across the supply chain is widely recognized as a necessity, and I know from some of the initiatives that are being pioneered by EnerMech that they treat this seriously and are willing to invest in people and resources to make the most of the new opportunities on the horizon.”