Aberdeenshire-based Ashtead Technology
, an integrated underwater technology and services specialist, has created a new role to head up its increasing activities in renewable energy. The 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, he has been promoted to the role after four years with the company, most recently as an asset integrity business development manager, and prior to that NDT (non destructive testing) 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.
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 am looking forward to supporting our expanding renewables client base around the world.”
David Mair, Ashtead Technology business development director, said: “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 has one of the largest equipment fleets in the industry, coupled with the R&D capabilities to develop bespoke solutions.