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Renishaw appoints Techmak Engineering Ltd as Europe’s first authorised Fanbeam service centre

March 2017

Renishaw has appointed Aberdeen, UK, based Techmak Engineering Ltd as the first authorised Fanbeam® service centre outside Renishaw to cover Europe and the North Sea region.

Renishaw's laser-based Fanbeam dynamic positioning (DP) position reference sensor has led the market for over 20 years due to its durability, high performance in tough conditions, and ease of use for dynamic positioning operators (DPOs).

Renishaw clients in the offshore marine industry trust the long-established Fanbeam sensor to ensure the safety of offshore vessel operations. Renishaw understands that customers rely not only on Fanbeam's reliability in extreme conditions, but also on accessible, expert support from centres stocked with spare parts and replacement units on the shelf.

Techmak Engineering was formed in 2016 by two former senior Renishaw service engineers with extensive experience in the service and repair of all generations of the Fanbeam system. From its dedicated Fanbeam service facility in Aberdeen, the company has excellent links to North Sea offshore shipping routes.

The range of support that Techmak Engineering provides includes full service, repair, and calibration of all Fanbeam systems. It can also provide hire and off-the-shelf sales of Fanbeam 5 and Fanbeam Advance, as well as spare parts and accessories.

Techmak Engineering Director Michael Hill said: “We are proud to provide Renishaw's Fanbeam customers with the high level of vessel support that keeps fleets working. It's business as usual for us though, because as former Renishaw employees we'll simply continue to practise the high levels of customer care for which Renishaw itself is renowned.”

“Our knowledge and experience of the Fanbeam system, together with the availability of backup units at our fully equipped facility in Aberdeen, will minimise disruption to DP operations during planned maintenance and service,” said Kris Golab, Techmak Engineering Director. “It will also enable us to offer a rapid response and effective solutions should the unexpected happen.”

“We are delighted to appoint Techmak Engineering as an authorised Fanbeam service centre, covering the UK and Europe,” said John Howells, Sales Manager for Renishaw's Marine product range. “Kris and Michael have a wealth of knowledge and experience with the Fanbeam product and access to Fanbeam service out of Aberdeen is vital to the ongoing support of DP vessels in the North Sea.”

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