Malta: Motherwell Bridge has opened a state-of-the-art engine workshop and test station to service heavy industrial and maritime equipment for local and Mediterranean clients.

Up to 15 new job opportunities for specialised engine technicians are expected to be created following this €500,000 investment at Motherwell Bridge’s Hal Far premises. Motherwell Bridge currently has a workforce of 65.

The engine overhaul workshop will provide a range of services, including disassembling and reassembling of engines with precision and quality assurance. Tools and equipment have been procured from leading German and American manufacturers. At the core of the installation is a heavy duty dynamometer, able to test and monitor the performance of electrical motors, generators and industrial and marine heavy-diesel engines.

“Motherwell Bridge has directed significant investment towards the industrial engine workshop as it continues to pursue its strategy to provide increasingly customised engineering services to a range of clients,” managing director Anthony Mallia said.

“We are now able to better support clients seeking to reduce costs on long-term engine maintenance and to plan preventive maintenance. Our target clients range from construction companies and players in the oil and gas industry to transport and haulage firms and freight forwarders. Our technicians are highly experienced and have been trained to service diesel engines.”

Over the past 20 years, Motherwell Bridge has earned a strong reputation for the steel fabrication of storage tanks for major clients, including leading oil and gas companies. It has also been entrusted with the manufacture of large-scale steel structures for landmark properties and projects in Malta.

Motherwell Bridge Ltd provides maintenance management and electrical and mechanical maintenance services of port handling equipment. It recently erected more than 100 container-handling cranes for international clients in Malta, Spain and the Middle East.