Ashtead Technology has created a new role to head up its increasing activities in renewable energy.
The integrated underwater technology and services company has appointed Scott Stephen to oversee the firm’s growing presence and enhance its service offering to support the global renewables market.
Based at Ashtead’s recently opened Thainstone technology centre in Aberdeenshire, UK, Mr Stephen has been promoted to the role after four years with the company latterly as an asset integrity business development manager and formerly as NDT sales manager.
Following a handful of strategic acquisitions over the past four years, Ashtead Technology has offshore operational bases in key locations including Abu Dhabi, Broussard, Halifax, Houma, Houston, London and Singapore. The company has been servicing the energy sector for 36 years with its bespoke underwater solutions, tools and systems.
The firm has in recent years been diversifying into the renewables market where its equipment fleet and engineering skills developed to support the oil and gas industry are also suited to the requirements of offshore wind developers’ installation and operations and maintenance (O&M) work.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Stephen said: “Over the past four years with Ashtead Technology, I have developed a deep understanding of our customers’ strategic priorities and how best to drive results for them. I am very excited about my appointment and I’m looking forward to supporting our expanding renewables client base around the world.”
David Mair, Ashtead Technology business development director, added: “Scott has proven to be a great asset to the business, developing many long-term customer relationships through commitment to supporting their project requirements. The offshore renewables industry is a fast-growing market, and we want to harness the momentum building within Ashtead Technology and with our clients to realise our full potential across the global energy sector.”
A specialist in underwater construction, O&M and decommissioning services, Ashtead Technology boasts one of the largest equipment fleets in the industry, coupled with the R&D capabilities to develop bespoke solutions.
A globally recognised market leader in the provision of specialist subsea equipment and O&M and decommissioning services, Ashtead Technology is committed to further improving and growing its range of engineered services and equipment, primarily focused on the offshore energy industry.
Since 2016, the company has significantly grown its business by acquiring TES Survey Equipment Services, Forum Subsea Rentals, Aqua-Tech Solutions, Welaptega, and Underwater Cutting Solutions.
Ashtead Technology employs more than 180 people and services its customers from nine facilities located in key offshore energy hubs including Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Broussard, Halifax, Houma, Houston, Inverurie, London and Singapore.