Lamprell appoints new CEO

Christopher McDonald is to join Lamprell as its new CEO and director effective as of October 1, succeeding Jim Moffat, who is retiring after just over three years in the role.

Following a handover period, Moffat will remain at Lamprell in a part-¬time consultancy role from mid¬-November until March 31 next year. He stand down as a company director on September 30.

McDonald was previously Petrofac’s executive vice-president and group head of business development, based in the UAE.

Prior to joining Petrofac, McDonald spent 18 years with Halliburton/KBR during which time he served on the board of MW Kellogg and led KBR’s global lump¬sum EPC sales and marketing.

“I am absolutely delighted that we have managed to secure the appointment of someone of Christopher’s calibre and experience. He has an outstanding track record with two of the most respected companies in our industry and he brings a significant depth of leadership capability and market knowledge,” said John Kennedy, chairman of Lamprell, which provides fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries.

Gulf Marine Services secures new contract and extension

Offshore vessel operator Gulf Marine Services has announced that it has won a new contract a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) based national oil company for one of its mid-size class vessels. The contract, scheduled to commence immediately, is for 12 months including options.

In addition, the company has been awarded a contract extension by a different MENA-based oil company for one small class vessel. The extended period is for 12 months, with a further one-year option.

“In the current challenging market conditions our state-of-the-art SESVs continue to offer the most cost-efficient offshore solutions for our clients seeking to extract maximum value from their assets while minimizing costs. We are very pleased that our strong client relationships, leading operational expertise and flexibility have enabled us to secure a new contract and a contract extension for two of our vessels,” said Duncan Anderson, chief executive of the company.