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EnerQuip strengthens its team after securing over $2m worth of work

By Alan Hendry

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Darren Bragg says he is looking forward to playing a part in EnerQuip’s ambitious growth plans.
Darren Bragg says he is looking forward to playing a part in EnerQuip’s ambitious growth plans.

An Aberdeen-based oilfield equipment firm with premises in Caithness has strengthened its team in the UK and America after securing work worth more than $2 million in the last few weeks of 2021.

EnerQuip, which manufactures torque machines at its facilities in Aberdeen and at Smerlie, Lybster, reported the positive end to another year in which exports accounted for some 95 per cent of activity.

Most recently, an upturn in demand for products and services from the Middle East has bolstered the figure. It includes an initial $1m contract to supply EnerQuip’s offline make-up and breakout unit to Kazakhstan in a long-term deal that will see the company deliver multiple systems over the next three years.

EnerQuip has now appointed two new staff in Houston, Texas, and 10 in the UK. They include UK-based Darren Bragg, who has taken up the newly created global sales and business development role.

Mr Bragg said: “Starting in an economic downturn in 2015, and steering the business through the Covid-19 pandemic, illustrates the excellent stewardship that EnerQuip benefits from and I look forward to playing a part in realising the company’s ambitious growth plans, including consolidating our presence in the Middle East.”

EnerQuip director Andrew Robins said: “We are pleased to welcome Darren and our other recent appointments to the team at a time when strategically positioning ourselves for international growth has never been more important.

"As our Middle East presence continues to flourish, having the right people in place to deliver our products and services will remain a crucial element of our future success.”

Founded seven years ago, EnerQuip is a specialist in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of torque machines and associated products, including bucking units and fully rotational make-up and breakout torque machines.

It has a growing client base in Africa, North America, South America, Europe, the Far East, Australia and Russia as well as the Middle East.

Fabrication and welding for the torque machines takes place at the Caithness workshop, where 10 people are employed.

Just over a year ago EnerQuip received a Queen's Award for Enterprise for outstanding achievement in the field of international trade.

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