IMH was founded in 1983 in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, by Paul Griffiths, a Hydraulic Engineer. Initially working from his home, the company has steadily expanded into an internationally recognised business with 40 employees.
IMH has completed key projects worldwide including: the historical Ekofisk Jack Up, a deck elevation project for oil field subsidence that was one of the most difficult and demanding sea rescue operations attempted at the time; the Channel Tunnel and Extension Line, in which IMH commissioned the original tunnel boring machine; the design and development of the innovative Linkspan Restraint System; the design and manufacture of the deep well capping stack winch system for Shell in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company remains a technically driven company.
IMH has always invested in the training and technical development of young people in engineering. IMH established its Apprenticeship Scheme in 1995 and has consistently trained Hydraulic Engineers ever since. Today, the company employs 8 Hydraulic Apprentices. In 2014, IMH inaugurated the IMH Technical Training Centre, with the aim to inspire the next generation of young talent. It is a long term commitment to nurture engineers for the future, both for IMH’s future growth and also for the local economy, by delivering engineering courses taught by experienced engineers.
IMH has built up a reputation over more than 30 years, of accomplishing the highest quality, technically robust hydraulic engineering on a global scale. IMH have designed and exported projects and supervised local teams in over 50 countries worldwide.