EnerMech, will invest up to £5 million and create 40 jobs as part of an expansion programme in Saudi Arabia.

The company has signed a joint venture agreement with Shoaibi Group to form EnerMech Saudi Arabia Limited (EnerMech S.A. Ltd) and will share office and warehousing facilities in Al Khobar.

EnerMech S.A. Ltd will provided crane, hydraulics, valves, process, pipelines and umbilicals (PPU), lifting and inspection services, equipment rental and specialist training to the Saudi Arabian energy sector.

The company expects to invest up to $8 million (£5 million) in infrastructure and equipment in the next 18 months and to have a Saudi Arabian workforce of up to 40 in the first two years.

Shoaibi Group will facilitate EnerMech S.A. Ltd’s operations and provide essential marketing and technical support services under the agreement. This new joint venture will further enhance Shoaibi Group’s vast energy services portfolio which caters to most segments of the oil, gas and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia.

EnerMech managing director, Doug Duguid, said: “Building a strong presence in Saudi Arabia has always been our ambition and this partnership with Shoaibi Group is an excellent platform which allows us to do this. We have existing bases in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar and this joint venture is a natural progression in growing our business in the Middle East.”

EnerMech has previously completed a valves management project and provided training services in Saudi Arabia. Norman Kirk, who was previously with Baker Hughes in Saudi Arabia, has been appointed general manger for the new entity and has wide experience of the oilfield completions market in the Kingdom.

About EnerMech
EnerMech Ltd was formed in April 2008 and offers services in the mechanical services sector within the energy industry. EnerMech employs 1200 staff at its Aberdeen headquarters and bases in Great Yarmouth, Stavanger, Dubai, Qatar, Ras al-Khaimah, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Ghana, South Africa and Perth, Australia.