The EKM Renewable Energy division was established to enable the company to supply its services and products to the onshore and offshore renewable energy industries by adhering to the sectors QHSE requirements, equipment certification, testing and procurement processes. In addition the team are tasked with developing and updating our equipment and skills to keep abreast of this fast moving and evolving sector.
Our years of providing engineering services and consultation for the marine industries means we have the necessary understanding of what is required to provide staff and equipment for the demanding offshore and onshore environments that renewable energy facilities are installed and operated in.
Our team of technicians and engineers are all experienced in working in controlled and hostile environments with many having spent time in engineering roles upon vessels and offshore installations. Training, certificates and medicals are maintained up to date and records maintained.
Equipment manufactured for sale is built and test to the standards relevant and required by the industry for its intended use. Hire equipment is maintained, serviced and tested in readiness for deployment.
Our location in Killybegs Harbour, County Donegal makes us ideally placed to service the on shore and offshore renewable energy industries as the installation of onshore wind turbines, offshore wind turbines, wave and tidal energy convertors increases on the mountains and around the coasts of Ireland and Scotland.
The company has installed and maintained hydraulic systems on jack up and drilling rigs, Anchor handling tugs, supply and survey vessels.
System installation has been carried out at shipyards in Europe and the USA
System and component maintenance, repair and replacement can be carried out as according to planned schedules or as emergency call out repairs in either the vessels home port, or an opportune harbour.
Work is carried out according to the vessels classification society rules and requirements
EKM Winch division custom designs and builds the following types of winches and deck equipment for use in the renewable energy industry for installation and maintenance of equipment and facilities.
All equipment manufactured can be installed and maintained by our hydraulic and engineering divisions together with control systems and power packs.
The following specialist services provided by the EKM Engineering division are applicable and carried out to the standards required by the renewable energy industries.
Products that can be spooled under tension for the offshore wind, wave and tidal industries include towing, mooring and lifting winch wires, synthetic ropes and subsea umbilical’s.
Spooling and tensioning is carried out quayside onto work and supply vessels or jack up rigs alternatively it can be carried out on the decks of larger production/ installation vessels or in plant yards.
Equipment supplied is dependent on the size and quantity of the product and the tension required, our capstan pedestal spooling machines can accommodate manufacturer’s reels and provide tensioning up to 50 tons.
EKM Crane Hire provides contract and port and cargo lifting services throughout the North and West of Ireland, this service coupled with our own fleet of trucks, those of our service partners together with extensive areas of secure hard standing in Killybegs means that we can provide a full crane hire and logistics service to wind turbine and ocean energy companies operating in Ireland.
EK Marine Ltd can supply the following range of hydraulic equipment for use in the renewable energy industries, equipment can be installed on your vessel by our qualified and experienced engineers and where required operated by our trained technicians.