About Us

EMN Plant Ltd is an established plant hire business incorporated in 2007, but with knowledge and experience dating back to 1972. The business is built on the reputation and business ethics of our founder, the late Edmund Magnus Nicolson, and is currently managed by his three sons Christopher, Ellis and Martyn.

Our base is at Sella Ness in Shetland, approximately two miles from the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal and Shetland Gas Plant.

Our main business interests are plant hire, haulage, quarrying, civil engineering contract works, garage services and scrap metal recycling.

Services

Plant Hire

Here at EMN, we can provide high quality, tested plant equipment for every job.
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Quarry & Ready Mixed Concrete

We supply a wide range of aggregates and structural fills as well as carrying out inert recycling and disposal.
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Haulage & Skip Hire

With 12 trucks in our fleet, we can offer effective haulage services, delivering plant directly to customers.
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Civil Engineering

Within our civil engineering service, we can provide clients with a range of contract work.
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Garage

Our commercial garage is based at Sella Ness, where we have a team of qualified and experience mechanics.
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Demolition & Scrap Metal Recycling

If you're looking to dispose of scrap metal please get in touch. We hold SEPA permissions and a Scrap Metal Dealers Licence from Shetland Islands Council.
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Case Studies

Plant Hire
Support Services for construction of security fencing around Sullom Voe oil terminal
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Support Services for construction of security fencing around Sullom Voe oil terminal

Provided operated and self drive plant, and also undertook works of constructing floating roads and two burn-crossing culverts.

Client: Allen Fencing

Civil Engineering
Maintenance work at Scatsta Airport
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Maintenance work at Scatsta Airport

Including runway re-surfacing, drainage and construction of new bases for flood-lights.

Client: Tait Electronics

Haulage & Skip Hire
Haulage and plant hire assistance
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Haulage and plant hire assistance

Providing haulage and plant hire services on a 24/7 basis.

Client: SSE

Plant Hire
Plant hire, Labour and Engineers for Shetland Gas Plant Earthworks Contractor
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Plant hire, Labour and Engineers for Shetland Gas Plant Earthworks Contractor

Involved clearing the site of peat, constucting peat silos and creating platforms, amongst many other tasks.

Client: Roadbridge

Plant Hire
Services to Shetland Gas Plant pipeline installation contractor
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Services to Shetland Gas Plant pipeline installation contractor

Provided a range of diggers, tele handlers, containers, cabins and lay down areas. EMN also provided yielded haulage services.

Clients: Roadbridge, SICIM

Plant Hire
Operated and self drive plant hire to Shetland Gas Plant Civil Contractor
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Operated and self drive plant hire to Shetland Gas Plant Civil Contractor

Including diggers, dumpers, dump trucks; with operators.

Client: Morrison Construction

Quarry & Ready Mixed Concrete
Quarry and Haulage services for the construction of the Shetland Gas Plant
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Quarry and Haulage services for the construction of the Shetland Gas Plant

Supplied stone to construction site and undertook the task of unsuitable materials disposal.

Client: Petrofac

Plant Hire
Plant hire for pipeline construction between Shetland Gas Plant and Sullom Voe oil terminal
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Plant hire for pipeline construction between Shetland Gas Plant and Sullom Voe oil terminal

Provided self drive and operated plant, additionally supplied client with peat turf buckets and bogs mats, lay down areas and site accommodation.

Client: Murphy Pipelines

Civil Engineering
Garth Wind Farm Development
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Garth Wind Farm Development

Laying access road, clearing the site from peat, cable trench works and supporting Client.

Client: Garth Wind Farm

Civil Engineering
Civils works for new CMRU plant at Total SGP
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Civils works for new CMRU plant at Total SGP

Including excavations, reinforcement, formworking and pouring of the pile cap foundations.

Client: Costain

Civil Engineering
Private house site Vidlin
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Private house site Vidlin

We were delighted to be involved with a new house site in Vidlin, Shetland.

News

Covid 19 Coronavirus

Covid 19 Coronavirus

March 25, 2020

We would like to confirm that our office and all premises are closed to visitors and the public. Non-essential staff are being sent home or working from home. In line with the government guidelines we have shut down all non-essential construction sites and are in the process of making them safe and demobilising. Any work being undertaken at the moment is deemed as essential due to protecting the environment and also the nature of our clients such as the utilities and oil and gas sectors. Essential waste management services will be provided where necessary. Any of the essential work in progress will be carried out in strict compliance with the recommended guidelines and fully risk assessed. We wish everyone the best of health and please stay safe everyone. Ellis Nicolson Director & General Manager More

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EMN Plant Ltd awarded Sullom Voe Terminal Waste Management Contract

February 12, 2020

EMN Plant Ltd is delighted to have been successful in being awarded a 3 year Waste Management contract with EnQuest at the Sullom Voe Terminal in Shetland. A large investment has been made in supplying over 40 new skips to handle the waste onsite. As well as providing skips we will manage all of the waste produced onsite whilst maximising recycling opportunities and ensuring the most economic disposal solution. More

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Large investment in plant renewals

October 2, 2019

A number of new machines have arrived at EMN Plant Ltd as part of a large investment in plant renewals during 2019. This consists of: 1 x New Marooka MST600 low ground pressure tracked access lift with 12m boom. 2 x Hitachi ZX85US-6 8 ton tracked excavators. 1 x Volvo EC300EL 30 ton demolition spec tracked excavator. 1 x Finlay J1170DD 1100 x 700mm direct drive jaw crusher More