50 | ENGINEERING Anchor Engineering Marine and general engineering covered Kim Newth to page 52 Over the past 20 years, Anchor Engineering has grown into a well-known company in Port Nelson with a strong track record for delivering specialist marine, general engineering and boiler maintenance services. Greymouth-trained engineer Heath Botica honed his engineering practice in Australia in various roles, including working in gas plants and paper mills. Following extensive travels in Europe, he then settled in Nelson and launched Anchor Engineering with business partner Jan Vuillermin, who has many years’ experience in business, administration and management. “We have been lucky enough to maintain our workload and focus in our specialty areas, providing services that support short turnarounds for fishing vessels.” From starting with a staff of three in January 2001, Anchor Engineering today employs around 25 skilled and experienced people and is a respected local leader in marine and general engineering. Complementing their engineering service is subsidiary company Anchor Belts, which specialises in conveyor belts, including replacing and repairing belting and drum lagging. Anchor is continuing to grow and expand its place in the marine market and is experiencing healthy demand for its professional engineering services. “It has been a hard couple of years for many trades; however, we have been lucky enough to maintain our workload and focus in our specialty areas, providing services that support short turnarounds for fishing vessels so they can get in and out of port quickly and efficiently,” says Jan. In addition to marine engineering expertise, Anchor offers boiler installation and servicing. As more schools seek to switch from coal to wood pellet boilers, Anchor Engineering is increasingly busy with new boiler installations and is servicing boiler needs of schools in Nelson and throughout the South Island, along with breweries, food processing factories, timber companies and more. Adept in all facets of boiler installation and servicing, Anchor Engineering’s team can undertake boiler maintenance, repairs, water testing and refractory repairs and can even provide full heating and mechanical design with installation. 173 Maces Road, Christchurch, New Zealand Phone: (03) 381 4499 Email: email@example.com www.kelfordengineering.co.nz BOILERS ARE YOUR LIFEBLOOD AND OUR LIVELIHOOD Emergency Boiler Service / Boiler Inspections / Repairs and Maintenance / Boiler Installations Combustion Tuning / Portable Boiler Hire / KESB Electrical Steam Boilers / Parts and Servicing PROUD TO BE A SERVICE PROVIDER TO ANCHOR ENGINEERING Quality ISO 9001 Registered elarc.