NorSea Group appoints New executive team
(June 3, 2015) NorSea Group (UK) Limited has established a new executive team to lead the company's growing activity across Scotland. Walter Robertson has been appointed Managing Director while Mike Munro becomes the company's first Operations Director.
Walter has 30 years' experience in the logistics sector and was appointed MD following an extensive period of consultancy with the company. Prior to that, he had a 28 year career with the ASCO Group which included roles as MD of ASCO's NSL Group, Group Managing Director of ASCO Freight Management, MD of ASCO Group UK & Central Europe and MD of the ASCO Group's Northern North Sea Business.
Secured major decommissioning contract
Despite the current market conditions the new Managing Director is excited about the opportunities for growth and development that are being presented to NorSea Group (UK). "We are principally known as an offshore logistics and base services company, supporting the Oil & Gas and renewables sectors however, we are expanding our areas of activity with a strong focus on the "small piece" decommissioning market. We have already secured a major decommissioning contract, which is being serviced through our deep-water support base at Smith Quay in Peterhead, this being a first for North-East Scotland. We are actively tendering for other opportunities in this growing sector of the market," says Robertson.
A wealth of marine and logistics experience
As Operations Director, Mike Munroe will be responsible for all operational activity at NorSea Group (UK)'s logistics bases at Aberdeen, Montrose, Peterhead and Scrabster harbours. He has a wealth of marine and logistics experience at senior level on projects in the UK and overseas. Prior to joining NorSea Group he spent seven years with Peterson (United Kingdom) Limited, as Divisional Operations Manager based in Aberdeen but spent a lot of time developing the company's overseas business in the international market. Having spent 23 years with Total E&P, Mike spent eight years in the Middle-east with Qatar Petroleum before returning to Aberdeen.
"I'm looking forward to working with Walter to develop NorSea Group's decommissioning activity. From our four principal bases we are well placed to support projects right around the north and east coasts from the area West of Shetland right through the Northern and Central North Sea," says the new Operations Director.
The company will make further announcements about additional appointments to the executive team within the next few weeks.
Significant growth in business activities
NorSea Group (UK) was established as the UK wing of its Norwegian parent company NorSea Group in 2013 when it opened its first office in Aberdeen. Since then there has been significant growth in the company's business activity in the UK. In addition to establishing a presence in Aberdeen, NorSea Group acquired Danbor Ltd. the leading Danish offshore logistics company and their UK assets are now incorporated into NorSea Group (UK). NorSea has a long term agreement with Scrabster Harbour Trust, a 15-year lease at South Quay in Montrose and in Q3 2014 made a major move into Peterhead by taking operatorship of Smith Quay and Embankment at Peterhead on a 10-year agreement. This is phase 1 of a 3 phase development that will see expansion onto Merchants Quay and provide 400m of deep-water quayside berthing supported by over 50,000m2 of quayside laydown area.
In 2014, the company also moved to new premises at NorSea Group House in Altens, providing the company with its own 4,000m2 warehouse, 15,000m2 concreted yard and 800m2 of office space.
Managing Director, Walter Robertson, and Operations Director Mike Munro.