Subsea services firm Ocean Installer has appointed an industry veteran as its new chief executive.
The Norway-headquartered company, which has a base in Aberdeen, has named Odd Stromsnes for the top job.
Mr Stromsnes has spent more than 25 years in the sector, most recently heading up TIOS, a joint venture between TechnipFMC and Island Offshore, as well as being managing director for Technip Norge from 2010 to 2016.
He takes up the role on February 1 with a focus on developing the firm into an “international tier 1 subsea player” as well as overseeing growth in the offshore wind market.
Chairman, Odd Arne Kleveland, said: “The Board of Directors is confident Odd’s experience and personality is a perfect match for Ocean Installer as the company enters a new period of growth.”
According to its latest set of accounts published in October, the Aberdeen segment employed 27 people in onshore engineering and support activities.
Mr Stromses said: “I believe the company is well positioned, due to its excellent track record and impressive backlog, to play an important role in the subsea industry in the years to come.”
Interim CEO Kevin Murphy will continue as a deputy to Mr Stromsnes.