EnerMech is planning to double revenues in Africa to more than £50 million over the next three years, with the help of its latest appointment of Salvatore Cutino as regional director. He will be based in Cape Town and has more than 40 years’ experience in marine and offshore services, mechanical engineering and project management and a proven track record working on large international contracts across a number of sectors.
“Africa is a strategically significant region to EnerMech’s future expansion plans and forms an important strand in taking our business to the next level,” said EnerMech Chief Executive Officer, Doug Duguid. “I am delighted we have appointed Salvatore Cutino who has the business acumen and industry track-record to fulfil our ambitions in Africa and he and his team will benefit from the excellent template established by Steve Ord during his three-year tenure.”
EnerMech has planned to expand its capabilities within the mining, power and petrochemical markets and to create a joint venture in Mozambique, which will lead to the African regional revenues to double over the next three years to more than £50 million.
After market entry in 2012 and the successful delivery of pipeline services on deepwater projects offshore West Africa, EnerMech expanded with the acquisition of Water Weights International in South Africa, which was followed with the acquisition of the trade and assets of valve supply and service company Control Valve Technologies
After that, the company further extended its geographical footprint by establishing joint ventures with local partners in Ghana, Nigeria and Angola. It now employs more than 150 staff in Africa and has a presence in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Northern Cape in South Africa, Angola, Nigeria and Ghana.
“We have a first-rate reputation for delivering process and pipeline, cranes and lifting and valve services in Africa and we believe we can replicate this success by expanding our other main service lines, including industrial services, hydraulics and electrical and instrumentation, which will be of value to major infrastructure, construction and industrial projects across the sub-continent,” said Doug.