International engineering group EnerMech has appointed Steve Swanson as head of cranes and lifting, Africa.
He joins the company after 23 years with offshore crane company Sparrows group, having started out as a mechanical supervisor in 1996, and moved up through increasingly senior roles, including contract support engineer, business manager, regional operations director and finally executive director of Africa for the past three years. Before that he was a crane mechanic at Kellogg Brown and Root for 10 years, following six years in a similar role with Morrison Construction.
In his new role he will be responsible for supporting the company’s continued growth following a significant number of project wins in the last five months. He will also play a key role in the company’s new training centre in Luanda, Angola, which features classrooms, an on-site simulator and a practical facility for banksman slinger and rigger courses.
Ross McHardy, EnerMech regional director of Europe and Africa, said: “As we accelerate our growth across Africa, the business is perfectly placed to leverage Steve’s knowledge and experience to drive our cranes and lifting services in the country. We are in a very fortunate position to attract someone of his calibre with such great connections and a deep understanding of the market and its demands.”
Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, EnerMech provides a wide range of mechanical and electric services for the energy, transport and infrastructure sectors from locations in the UK, Norway, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, the Caspian region and the Middle East.