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The highly skilled and flexible team at L/E/F have over 20 years of extensive experience in all aspects of engineering solutions. We offer a complete 24/7 – 365 days a year service to the Oil & Gas industry in a location that is both logistically ideal and cost effective for all of your projects both on and offshore. L/E/F prides itself on providing high levels of service to an industry that never stops and is always changing. We have a quayside location where our facilities include workshops and storage area’s totalling 14,607m2. This includes a purpose built blast and coating facility. These facilities enable us to provide a doorstep service to all of your projects.
Who We Are
We are based on the Shetland Islands which is at the very North of Scotland - the very gateway to Northern North Sea, the Atlantic frontier and now not only the West of Shetland oil and gas exploration areas but the Norwegian Sectors as well. Our Workshops and storage areas cover over 14,607sqm and are situated within the Greenhead Base in Lerwick with convenient quayside access for easy load out of fabricated structures.
L/E/F are always driving forward to improve not only the quality of their work, but to improve their staff with first class expert training both local and in mainland UK you can always guarantee the highest quality of work.
We strongly believe that to get the best possible results you need to have the best trained staff, that is why year on year we are always looking to employ new apprentice’s not only in welding and fabrication but in engineering too. We are constantly reviewing our training records and are looking for new areas in which we can train and better improve our employees.
Site AreaWith a quay side workspace of over 14,500 m2 we can handle and move some of the largest jobs around, space is not a problem for us so no matter how big your project is we are sure to be able to help
In our opinion we have the best fabrication workshop in Shetland enabling us to complete the largest of projects to a high standard on time and on budget, we are your no 1 call. Our quality tradesmen allow us to be the best at what we do.
Behind the scenes
This was a tough year for the oil and gas industry, there has been a significant downturn within the industry however at LEF we have continued our aim to be proactive towards providing cost effective solutions to our clients problems. In November we were successfully audited by TWI and are delighted with gaining the worldwide recognised high quality welding standard BS EN ISO3834. We will continue to carry on this aim in 2016 along with looking for more innovative and effective ideas
In 2014 we celebrated being in business for 20 years. This is a fantastic milestone for a company of our size and is due to the hard work of our directors, loyal staff and highly skilled workforce. Dave the only remaining founding Director along with the rest of the team continue to carry on heading in the original direction he set out. While previous directors and staff have come and gone the original value of producing great quality work for best value time and time again has always stuck.
After a difficult year for all at the company, we were happy to announce that Ryan Owen took up the post of General Manager. Ryan has worked for the company since 2005, starting off as an apprentice welder and working his way up through the ranks. With his knowledge of the industry, ambition and drive to push the company onwards and upwards he was the ideal man for the job.
This year William Coghill became a shareholder and director of the company. Willie took control of mainly the blast and paint shop as well as helping the other directors on the general running of the company. Wille has a fantastic knowledge of everything to do with metal work and fabrication, and is a real asset to the company.
A year which will go down is the company’s history. It was the begining of this year that one of the most notorious storeman in L/E/F’s history took up his role (Infact the only storeman we had for years). After coming in to look after the store for 'a couple of weeks' when the last storeman left for another job Jim Ridland took the reins. No matter who you speak to in Shetland and beyond Jim's name is synonymous with L/E/F and the store. Ruling the store with his stories of Shetlands fish history and knowing that no matter what you get from him it’s always his last one... Jim is the heart and soul of the company and we are very lucky to have him in the Store.
IN 1994 Lerwick Engineering & Fabrication Ltd was officially founded, born partly from the brain of current director David Suckley, specialising in all type of fabrication and engineering, but mostly concentrating on the various types of welding.. L/E/F has since then spent many years working with the biggest companies in the business, working with BP for many years on their Sullom Voe Oil terminal doing various works L/E/F have been at the forefront of all welding working in and around Shetland for the last 20 years.