Engie Fabricom sets sights on trebling turnover by 2022
Richard Webster, chief executive of Engie Fabricom.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 21 Jan 2019
Grimsby-headquartered engineering and construction company Engie Fabricom UK has achieved continued growth in 2018 under the leadership of a new chief executive, as it sets its sights on trebling turnover by 2022.
Richard Webster was appointed to the role in January, as the firm closed 2017 with revenues of £54 million, and has forged ahead with the company’s ongoing commitment to the decarbonisation of energy.
This has seen further expansion into its activities in the offshore wind and energy from waste sectors by the 274-strong team. Prior to 2012, the Europarc giant had focused on large modular engineering, procurement and construction work for the oil and gas sector.
It has since adopted a new strategy, targeting plant expansions and upgrades in niche sectors, including utilities and renewables. One significant order included remediation work on turbines off the coast of Suffolk. Richard said: “As a company, we have nearly 45 years’ consultancy, engineering, management and construction expertise across a variety of sectors.
“It’s our aim to bring this experience to the renewables industry where our reputation for providing innovative solutions without compromising on quality and safety is of great value.”
Successes over the last 12 months have included the expansion of project offices, manufacturing and construction facilities in the North East, along with the renewables office, with new recruits bolstering the engineering and design team to office capacity.
The business also operates from sites in Immingham, Lowestoft and Middlesbrough, with all currently busy with work on a number of significant projects.
As a reflection of its diversification into new markets, Engie Fabricom UK also attended the Renewables UK exhibition in Manchester and the Offshore Wind Conference in Hamburg as well as a number of skills fairs.
Mr Webster said: “Our success is largely down to the professionalism and capabilities of our team so we have not only made new recruits throughout the business this year, but also invested in continued training and development for our employees.
“For example, four of our team have achieved prestigious Chartered Management Institute awards and we have gained the new ISO 45001 occupational health and safety standard at our first attempt.
“Furthermore, we have received recognition for our health and safety practices onsite at many of our projects alongside other positive feedback for the work we have done.
“This month also saw the roll out of Project Graphene which is a programme to simplify and strengthen our management structure, bring the business together as one team and instil a positive and proactive culture. The vision is to become a more customer focused organisation with our greatest asset; our people at the heart of everything we do and a collective goal of reaching a profitable turnover of £150 million by 2022.”
“Our order book for 2019 is already looking very healthy and we are looking forward to another positive year ahead.”