Denholm Oilfield Services announces key acquisition

Denholm Oilfield Services group has announced the acquisition of Industrial Air Power Limited (IAP), a specialist in the supply, service, repair and installation of industrial compressed air plant and ancillary equipment for more than 30 years.

The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, is seen as synergistic for group company Relay Engineering Limited which provides mechanical and electrical engineering solutions to the marine and oil and gas sectors in the UK, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan.

Denholm Oilfield Services is an international provider of cutting edge technology and expertise to the oil and gas and marine sectors in the UK, Caspian, Middle East and USA.  The group employs over 4,000 people and multi-disciplinary services include asset maintenance, fabrication, precision engineering, decommissioning, decontamination, metrology, valve services and energy logistics.

Industrial Air Power Limited will continue to operate autonomously providing a comprehensive sales, design, installation, maintenance and repair service for most major manufacturers’ air compressors, as well as installation services for water and steam pipelines.  Based in the South West of England and South Wales, IAP employs 29 staff, and serves the marine, utilities, power generation, oil and gas, rail, manufacturing and aerospace industries.

Paul Fisher, Managing Director of Relay Engineering Limited, commented: "The acquisition of IAP allows our company, and wider Denholm Oilfield Services group, to offer complete turnkey solutions for compressed air systems by complementing our existing installation skillset.

"Working together with IAP’s experienced team of compressor engineers, we intend to introduce their high quality specialist services into the marine environment of military and commercial vessels."

Chris Diggins, Industrial Air Power Limited Managing Director added: "We are excited about the future under the umbrella of the Denholm Oilfield Services group and in particular working with Relay Engineering.

"We see a tremendous opportunity to create growth of our services into the wider Denholm Oilfield Services group, whilst working closely with Relay Engineering to provide complete turnkey packages within IAP’s existing customer base, by providing electrical installation and general fabrication services which would have previously been sub-contracted."