EnerMech has extended the capability of its Valves Care Division with a number of key appointments and investment in facilities and equipment totalling GBP 3.5 million. The mechanical engineering specialist is also looking at several potential acquisitions which will enlarge its operational footprint in the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Bob Stephen has been appointed general manager for EnerMech’s UK valves operations and joins from Wood Group where he was engineering and choke valve manager and had global responsibility for the company’s choke valve product line.

Other appointments include Iain Stewart as production manager and Andrew Whyte as workshop supervisor. Tim Milne has been promoted to the role of international sales manager, while Bruce Campbell , who spent 20 years with valves specialist Score, now heads up EnerMech’s valves business in Australia. The GBP 3.5 million investment follows the acquisition of Aberdeen Valves Supplied Ltd and subsidiary LG Ball Valves Ltd in December 2010 and includes building a new valve workshop and warehouse at EnerMech’s Aberdeen headquarters.

The enlarged premises includes a test bay, featuring a remote access HD system which can be used by clients to watch live testing of valves from any location, facilities for gas, cryongenic and pressure safety valve testing and a large humidity controlled storage area.