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 M 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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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

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Annual Achilles UVDB audit goes well

April 26, 2018

We are delighted to have passed our annual Achilles UVDB audit achieving high percentage standards through assessment for Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality practices and procedures. The Achilles UVDB standard is used by the main utility companies to ensure their sub-contractors are working to the standards they would expect. More

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BSI Ready mixed concrete audit

April 26, 2018

BSI recently visited EMN Plant Ltd to audit our quality assurance procedures, facilities and staff working with our ready mixed concrete. We are delighted to have successfully passed with no non-conformance's. This standards demonstrates our continued perseverance to supply excellent quality concrete to our customers and meeting all of the specifications required. Well done goes to the staff involved in achieving this. More

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Safe Hire Accreditation

November 29, 2017

We are please to have passed our Safe Hire audit which was required as part of our membership of the Hire Association of Europe. More