Bilfinger Salamis has appointed a former Petrofac manager as the new figurehead for its Southern North Sea business.
Adam Mason takes on the general manager role after two decades in the industry, spending the last 12 with tier one contractor Petrofac.
Bilfinger Salamis, a dedicated North Sea maintenance and operations services subsidiary of the namesake German industrial giant, said the move comes as it focusses on diversifying into the renewable energy sectors.
Mr Mason started his career in instrument and control, gaining experience across various assignments in the UK North Sea.
He then completed his offshore installation management training with Petrofac, before moving into an onshore operations and maintenance manager role.
Bilfinger Salamis employs more than 1,500 people from bases in Aberdeen, Groningen, Esbjerg and Great Yarmouth.
The firm has been servicing the Southern North Sea from Great Yarmouth since 1981, moving into a new facility at South Denes Business Park in 2018.
Mr Mason, who grew up nearby, has strong links with the region, appointed last year as the Norfolk and Waveney Ambassador for mental health charity, Mind.
He said: “Bilfinger Salamis is a well-established industrial service provider and I’m delighted to be heading up our efforts in the south to diversify into alternative energy sectors and to innovate our offerings.”
Earlier this year, managing director Sandy Bonner highlighted renewables as a major growth target for Bilfinger Salamis.
Commercial and business development director Mike Henderson said: “We are evolving and growing our service provision, and Adam will drive an innovative approach to digitalisation and support our energy transition strategy, leading our southern operations across all service lines and energy sectors.”