EKME S.A. was incorporated in 1973 and followed the evolution of the Greek industry since the early 70’s in the most technologically demanding sectors such as oil refineries, petrochemical and fertilizer plants, power generation plants, fuel storage and distribution facilities etc. Today, the company is one of the main and largest contracting companies in the field of Oil & Gas, Industrial and Energy projects in Greece. It is also the largest company in Greece and one of the largest in South-East Europe in the field of industrial pressure equipment supply, such as pressure vessels, heat exchangers, reactors, etc. and complete, prefabricated plants (skid mounted and modular units), with an export orientation and international clientele that includes firms like TechnipEnergies, Merichem, AXENS, TOTAL, ARKEMA, Hitachi Zosen Inova, Tecnimont etc.
EKME’s culture is US-oriented as all its founding partners used to work in ESSO refinery, which was an EXXON Mobil company. “American industrial culture and way of doing business in engrained our company’s DNA. 24-7 availability to meet the industry’s needs, dedication to safety and quality specifications and pursue of challenging projects. This attracted cooperated with multiple US firms, from FLUOR, Whiteshield of Basic Corporation and Houston Industries (partners in the North Aegean Petroleum Co), UOP, Foster Wheeler, to TechnipFMC and Merichem Co. in the last decades” explained the CEO, Mr. Yannis Karyotis. “Our roots and principles make cooperating with US firms a natural business for EKME”.
EKME is a key player in Greece’s transition from conventional energy production and fuel consumption system that has been based on fossil fuels, to a de-carbonized model based on the use of renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro, offshore wind) Hydrogen, Renewable Biodiesel and other sources. “As such, we have a strong interest to collaborate with US industrial companies, especially in the Energy sector where our competitive capabilities and advantages can be an asset in the efforts to meet the new technological challenges in Greece and beyond” Karyotis added.