About Us

EMN Plant Ltd is an established multi discipline business incorporated in 2007. 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.

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Plant renewals and additions

April 5, 2022

We have recently invested in new machines to add to our fleet and also replace some older items. This ensures we have the most reliable plant with the least emissions available to our clients. Some of these additions include: Volvo EC200E 20 ton Excavator Hitachi ZX130LC-7 13 ton Excavator Takeuchi TB250 5 ton Excavator Bobcat T41.140SLP Telescopic Handler 14m reach More

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Business unit for let

November 17, 2021

We have a business unit for let at the Sella Ness Industrial Estate. It comprises of 153m2 of workshop / storage space, 115m2 of office space for 8 people, meeting room, kitchen area and 2 toilets. The site perimeter has security fencing and lockable entrance gates. Efficient storage heating and broadband ready. Short or Long term lets considered. Please contact Ellis Nicolson at our main office with any queries on 01806242882 / ellis@emnplant.co.uk. More

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Continued success with Audits

October 9, 2021

In August we had our annual surveillance audit on our quality system for ready mixed concrete from BSI which went extremely well with no NCR's raised. This was thanks to the effort of all the staff involved across the various disciplines in production, admin, operations and quality control. Having the kitemark standard ensures the highest of quality concrete for our clients. In September we had our annual audit from Achilles for the UVDB standard of HSEQ in the Utilities sector. Again this went extremely well with a 100% Overall score and is credit to everyone at EMN Plant Ltd in maintaining a safe and high standard of service. More

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Donation to Dogs Against Drugs

July 9, 2021

EMN Plant Ltd recently donated £600 to Dogs Against Drugs to support their ongoing work in Shetland. Megan Grant and her dog Oscar accepted this from Directors Christopher and Ellis Nicolson. More