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EnerQuip underlines its commitment to Middle East

By Alan Hendry

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An Aberdeen-based oilfield equipment firm with premises in Caithness has underlined its commitment to the Middle East as part of a £1.5 million investment across its global operations.

EnerQuip will expand its existing site at Findon, on the outskirts of Aberdeen, in a bid to cope with growing demand for its ground-breaking mobile torque unit.

The extended facility will increase indoor floor space dedicated to manufacturing by 60 per cent, with a new welfare facility and stores also to be added. In addition to this expansion at the company’s headquarters, the business is reviewing options for a larger facility to support service demands in Houston, Texas.

The eight-year-old company is realising long-held ambitions to establish a permanent presence in the Middle East. After being slowed by the pandemic, EnerQuip is seeking to capitalise on growth over the past 18 months with the recent opening of a 1500 sq ft facility in Abu Dhabi.

As part of the move, global head of sales Darren Bragg will relocate to oversee operations, having been promoted to the role of regional general manager for the Middle East.

It is expected that up to five service-based Middle East positions will be created in the coming year, with projected growth in the UK manufacturing team also on the horizon.

Fabrication and welding takes place at Smerlie, Lybster, as well as at Findon.

Mr Bragg said: “Our acquisition of the AMC product line from Forum Energy Technologies last year significantly bolstered our offering in the region and has allowed us to explore new and exciting possibilities in a key market.

“By consolidating our presence in the Middle East, we will be correctly positioned to better serve our growing client base in and around the region and our new facility will be instrumental in fulfilling those ambitions.”

Launched in Aberdeen in 2015, EnerQuip is a specialist in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of market-leading torque machines and associated products. It has a growing client base in locations that include Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

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