EnerMech has named Steve Swanson as head of cranes and hoists to lead growth in Africa after a number of project wins over the past five months.

Swanson has over 40 years of crane maintenance and operation experience and has held a number of senior positions including Executive Director – Africa and Regional Operations Director within the sector. With an extensive local network, he has worked closely with government agencies and has a long track record of executing multi-million pound contracts with an emphasis on service delivery and HSEQ standards.

He will play a key role in the company’s training and skills solution service in Luanda. The company recently opened its new, upgraded facility in the center of Angola’s largest port, which includes classrooms, an on-site simulator and a convenient facility for banker slinger and rigger classes. The team also has the ability to provide remote training for customers’ operations around the world.

“As we accelerate our growth across Africa, the company is perfectly positioned to use Steve’s knowledge and experience to operate our cranes and hoisting services in the country. We are fortunate to attract someone of his caliber with such great connections and a deep understanding of the market and its needs, ”said Ross McHardy, Regional Director Europe and Africa, EnerMech.

“Africa has been a focus of EnerMech for many years and our recent new orders underscore the clear demand for our reliable services and our continued success in the region. Our training facility coupled with our experienced on-site staff means we are ideally positioned to continue delivering our global standard for safer, smarter operations to meet the demands of the country’s growing energy sector. ”

EnerMech has been active in Africa for more than 10 years and offers complex installation, operation, maintenance, engineering and inspection services for onshore and offshore systems. The company’s experienced staff in the area also provides vital offshore deck services, including crane maintenance, crane operations, supply ship operation and rigging loft control.

Steve Swanson – Head of Cranes and Lifting Africa