Subsea veteran appointed to head up new venture

Graham Penman will head up Malin React, a new arm of Malin Group
Graham Penman will head up Malin React, a new arm of Malin Group

Malin React, a newly launched arm of Malin Group, has appointed industry expert Graham Penman to head up its operation in Aberdeen.

With more than 25 years’ experience in engineering, subsea installation, construction and project management, Mr Penman has previously held various roles in the oil and gas industries.

Starting his career as an apprentice welder, his CV includes positions with Subsea 7, DOF Subsea UK, Bibby Offshore, Helix Energy Solutions and GAP Subsea.

Malin React said it has appointed him as a business unit manager as he has advanced knowledge of subsea installation engineering with a track-record of delivering major capital engineering, construction and subsea inspection as well as repair & maintenance (IRM) projects across the world.

The firms said he has been appointed to oversee the growth of Malin React – one of seven subsidiary brands which make up Malin Marine; formally Malin Marine Consultants Aberdeen.

Mr Penman said: “With the capacity to undertake complex projects at extremely short notice, Malin React’s expert team has extensive experience in the defence, renewables and offshore oil and gas industries – key sectors for the business’s overall strategic development.

“Taking pride in attention to detail, our role begins with initial vessel option assessment but extends to final equipment load test and deployment – a complete service which is continually evolving.

“Working alongside JFD in the completion of this exercise deployment is a prime example of the Malin React offering where time is critical and there is a requirement for turnkey mobilisation services.”

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