International subsea inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company Harkand has announced the appointment of a new head of engineering services in Europe.
In a new role for the company, Alan White will oversee the current 40 strong team to further expand the company’s capabilities in the region. This is key to supporting the additional DSV added to the fleet this year and the new build DSV due for delivery in early 2016.
White brings with him more than 20 years’ subsea construction and project management experience, having worked for other major contractors on various high profile subsea pipeline scopes of work from design through to fabrication and delivery in the North Sea. He will be based in Harkand’s European headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland.
David Kerr, managing director, Harkand Europe, said: “We are excited to have someone of Alan’s calibre taking up this brand new position to grow our capabilities.
“With Alan’s talent and wealth of technical and management experience in the oil and gas industry, I am confident his appointment to our senior management team will see him further developing and enhancing the strengths within his department, moving the company closer to its strategic goal of US$ 1 billion revenue by 2018.”
Mr White said: “This is a great time to be joining Harkand. It is a tremendous opportunity to be part of a dynamic organisation with a clear growth strategy at a pivotal point in the development of the business. We already have a highly skilled team delivering successful projects to our clients. I am looking forward to the challenge of building and enhancing our technical and engineering capabilities, to augment both our project execution and the expansion of the business.”
Harkand provides offshore vessels, ROVs, diving, survey services, project management and engineering to the oil and gas and renewables industries. Employing close to 1000 people at bases in Aberdeen, London, Houston, and Singapore, the company aims to be the leading subsea IRM and light construction contractor globally.
Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner
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