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A new tool manufacturing and equipment rental company, aiming to bridge the gap between the hydrocarbon and renewables sectors, has been launched by two industry professionals.

Marc Gerrard and John Morgan have combined their 50-plus years energy industry experience to establish RenQuip, based in Dyce.

RenQuip’s five-strong payroll is expected to at least double in the next 12 months, with five-year revenues forecast of around £6m, with long-term objectives to open other strategic bases around the UK and overseas.

Gerrard has more than 25 years’ experience in the energy sector and was previously in senior management positions at HTL Group and EnerMech, while Morgan’s 30-year career in engineering and management roles included the position of managing director of Equalizer International, and following its acquisition, a management role with Enerpac Tool Group in Aberdeen.

RenQuip will specialise in the design and manufacture of installation and maintenance tools for the energy industry, offering bespoke products, product sales and equipment rental.

In addition to distributing and selling its own branded equipment globally, RenQuip has established agreements to act as a distributor for well-established equipment and tool brands.

Gerrard said: “As a result of recent corporate acquisitions and restructuring in the sector, we have identified that there is a gap in the market for a reliable and experienced partner to service companies and operators in the energy space.

“A lot of expertise has left the industry which has resulted in a knowledge deficit, and we believe RenQuip can address this shortfall, and through new technologies deliver an unbeatable customer experience.”

Morgan added: “Clients have told us there is a need for a business which can provide bespoke solutions where existing equipment can be modified or adapted, or new products can be developed for a specific application.

“With our strong background in engineering design and manufacturing, RenQuip will be in the ideal position to fill that requirement, and at the same time we will roll out our products and those of internationally established manufacturers to a global client list.”

RenQuip has the backing of energy sector entrepreneurs Doug Duguid and Michael Buchan and their investment company I7V Renewables.

The pair led international oil and gas services company PSL Energy Services until its acquisition by Halliburton, and developed EnerMech from a two-man start-up business into a global brand, which was acquired in 2018 by The Carlyle Group.

Duguid said: “Marc Gerrard was a highly valued member of the EnerMech management team and I am delighted that I7V Renewables are able to support him and John Morgan in launching this forward-looking business, which I am confident will set the template for tool and equipment rental and sales in the oil and gas sector, and appeal to businesses engaged in energy transition and working to achieve net zero.”

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