A company committed to Shetland. When it comes to working in and around Shetland, whether it be for Oil & Gas, Decommissioning or Renewables our our PRIME QUAYSIDE location at the heart of the industry is SECOND TO NONE.

We put you first. Whether you are a business or a local, we are dedicated to delivering the highest standards of work.

No job too small. No job too big. LEF, built to last. 

Solving Your Problems

We are able to provide you with industry-leading engineering solutions that 
keep your project on time and on budget. We operate across a huge number
of sectors and work with multi-national organisations to deliver effective and high quality solutions every time. 

case studies

We have a large portfolio and high standards of quality work ensuring delivery of large turnkey contracts and projects on behalf of our clients

Pioneering Spirit Works

In early May 2022, the world’s largest construction vessel ‘Pioneering Spirit’ docked in Dales Voe and LEF was the chosen supplier for multiple work scopes. LEF deployed various skills and tradespeople to provide appropriate solutions for Allseas engineering requirements aboard the Pioneering Spirit. Our talented people here at LEF carried out all work with the high levels […]


Over the past 18 months, LEF has undertaken a progressive overhaul of various processing plant and pipework sections within SEM’s Lerwick facility. LEF deployed a wide range of skills and varied tradespeople to provide appropriate solutions for SEM’s engineering requirements. Our talented people carried out all work with the highest level of professionalism, which we […]

ERP Shutdown

LEF was recently involved in a major shutdown at the incinerator based at Greenhead base, Lerwick. The shutdown was completed successfully and on time with zero lost time incidents and was carried out safely and professionally by all involved. Health and safety play a massive part in a project such as this, where multiple activities […]

Roberta Fulford’s “Big Insect Chair”

LEF had the pleasure of working on something very different and unique this winter, which is currently on display in the Shetland Museum – Roberta Fulford’s “Big Insect Chair”. Project Solution The big insect chair was a unique and rewarding challenge with many techniques required for its completion. Methods used include a rolled plasma cut […]

Sprinkler Systems

We are pleased to announce that LEF has qualified engineers who can design, install and maintain residential and domestic sprinkler systems complying with standard BS9251.

Quayside Visitors

LEF’s prime quayside location, flexible workforce, quick thinking management and easily deployable teams of qualified individuals make it a perfect destination for passing vessels requiring assistance. LEF regularly welcomes vessels that require instant service of the highest standard to a strict time scale.  This week oversaw LEF welcome multiple vessels requiring a variety of work […]

Bus Blasting & Repainting

LEF not only offers its services to large companies within the Oil & Gas sector but also to the local Shetland community. A local transport company, Andrew’s, required an extensive repair and complete refinishing of a medium-sized bus from their fleet. Project solution The bus was sandblasted at LEF’s onsite painting and blasting facility before […]

Large Scale Chimney Fabrication

LEF regularly carry out varied work at the nearby Sullom Voe Terminal Power Station. LEF was awarded a contract to fabricate 4 new large chimneys for the power station at Sullom Voe.

Boat Fuel Tank Coating

A local customer contacted LEF to prepare and paint a new stainless steel fuel tank for their boat. LEF has a highly capable onsite painting and blasting shop that can tackle a variety of work to an exceptional standard.

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