Aberdeen company playing key role in Australia's biggest roads project

An Aberdeen-headquartered mechanical and electrical services business is playing a key role in Australia’s largest road project after securing a multi-million-pound contract.

The project involves twin road tunnels to carry traffic around Sydney.
The project involves twin road tunnels to carry traffic around Sydney.
The project involves twin road tunnels to carry traffic around Sydney.

WestConnex is a 33-kilometre motorway development representing a multi-billion-dollar investment by the New South Wales and Australian governments to transform the transportation network in and around Sydney.

Aberdeen’s EnerMech will provide mechanical, electrical and instrumentation (ME&I) services to the M4-M5 link tunnels project – the final stage of WestConnex featuring twin 7.5km tunnels accommodating up to four lanes of traffic in each direction.

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The firm will engage a 200-strong team to deliver the project and has started mobilisation and engineering support work, with the detailed project work scheduled to commence next month.

This is the third stage of the overall project that EnerMech has supported, having being involved in the high voltage and low voltage systems of lighting, communication, signal, fire safety, water and ventilation systems on the motorway projects.

EnerMech regional director Paul McCarthy said: “With a sound track record on the New M4 and the M8 (New M5) projects, this award demonstrates EnerMech’s ability to partner with our customers to deliver complex projects safely within strict budget and schedule parameters.

“This a landmark contract for EnerMech and we are delighted to be afforded the platform to demonstrate our integrated services approach on one of Australia’s most strategically important infrastructure projects.”

Formed in 2008, EnerMech provides specialist integrated mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and integrity services to the international energy and infrastructure sectors. In December 2018, the business was acquired by global asset manager the Carlyle Group.

EnerMech is headquartered in Aberdeen with bases in several locations including Stavanger, Houston, Singapore and Sydney.

The group established its reputation in the oil and gas services sector and continues to work on a large range of contracts in the North Sea and international oil hubs but in recent years has diversified into the infrastructure arena.

EnerMech group chief executive Christian Brown said: “This latest award cements EnerMech’s credentials as the trusted and competent provider of specialist mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services to large and complex infrastructure projects.”

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Joint venture partners Lendlease, Samsung and Bouygues (LSBJV) are delivering the design and construction on the M4-M5 link tunnels.

A spokesman for LSBJV said: “EnerMech is our contracting partner of choice to deliver and commission the tunnels’ electrical and instrumentation works and LSBJV welcomes EnerMech’s team to the final exciting stage of this project.”

Earlier this month, EnerMech has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of Behzad Kazerani as chief business development officer. Kazerani will be responsible for the company’s global business development function.

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