Engineering design consultancy expands into the Humber as it eyes industrial demand

A long-established engineering design consultancy is aiming to build partnerships and generate job opportunities after expanding to the Humber.

ENG-CAD Group has opened an office in Hull, as it looks to work with the region’s renewable energy and fossil fuel sectors, while targeting general industry. Based in Great yarmouth, the business has won work in the estuary previously, and feels the time is right to take a foothold.

A project pipeline worth more than £15 billion has been established around the decarbonisation agenda in the Humber, with carbon capture and storage alongside hydrogen production seen as critical to delivery. Demand for such skillsets is expected to soar.

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Graham Manning, business development manager, said: “Having worked previously with a number of businesses in the Hull and Humber area we are aware of the massive opportunities that exist here given the huge amount of ‘all sector’ industry. We also see an appetite for growth and sense that there could be room for another company here to provide the range of technical engineering and survey services that we offer.”

The business was launched 15 years ago by managing director David Tucker, an experienced engineer who established the business in the onshore and offshore industries and expanded into sectors including renewables, marine, nuclear, utilities and food. It also has interests in Saudi Arabia.

Graham said: “Currently, we have ten core people in the business including structural engineers, design engineers, surveyors and draughtsmen and we also use local contractors where necessary and available, including many from the Humber, Yorkshire, and North East regions. We are dipping our toe in the water by opening an office at The Deep, where the beauty of this facility is that we can add more space very quickly and bring in additional people for our projects if needed.

“You only have to look out of the window here to get an idea of the enormous potential so we’re looking to collaborate with existing companies, contractors, suppliers, and skilled trades people where we see mutual benefit in working together, sourcing new opportunities and delivering projects. We recognise there is a lot of competition but also that there are a lot of business opportunities so it’s up to us to use our new location, our experience and the work we have done here in the past and to make more people aware of what we can do.”

The company’s key engineering services include structural design and calculations, stress analysis, piping isometrics, site / plant surveying, third party inspection, 3D modelling and CAD drawing.

Freya Cross, business and corporate manager at The Deep, said: “Over the years we have welcomed many clients from engineering and energy who have started on a small scale and made the most of our support to raise their profile and expand their activities.

“As a city centre site on the bank of the Humber we are close to essential amenities and within easy reach of riverside energy companies and major industry in the local area and further inland. We are also well-versed in the ever-changing requirements of project work, and we look forward to supporting Graham and his colleagues as they expand in the Humber.”

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