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Havfram Subsea unveils new managing director following spin-out

Private-equity backed Havfram Subsea has named its new managing director for the company’s UK operation.

Gregor Scott has worked for the North Sea contractor for the best part of a decade, having joined the firm from Italian contracting giant Saipem.

During his time with Stavanger-headquartered Havfram, he has held various commercial and leadership roles.

As MD of the company’s UK subsea operations, Mr Scott will be responsible for delivering the division’s strategy, as it transitions into an independent company following a recent company separation.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the international oil and gas and offshore renewables industries under his belt, Mr Scott has worked in a variety of roles, from naval architect through to commercial management.

He joined Havfram in 2012, where, until his recent promotion, he was business acquisition director, driving forward the contactor’s SURF and renewables business lines.

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A rendering of one of Havfram’s “state-of-the-art” offshore wind vessels.

Mr Scott, who holds a BEng (Hons) in naval architecture from the University of Strathclyde, said: “I am looking forward to the challenge of leading the Havfram Subsea team in the UK as we move into the next stage of our company’s development.

“We have an excellent track record for successfully delivering and supporting our clients’ projects.  I am excited to take on this new challenge at a time when our clients have to balance the need to secure energy supply whilst transitioning towards a net zero future.

“We are well placed deliver our offshore and marine operations to both the traditional oil and gas and the renewables markets.  My goal will be to continue building relationships with our customers and partners to ensure this happens.”

In November it was announced that in order to maximise opportunities in different energy markets, Havfram had split into two entities: Havfram Subsea and Havfram.

The offshore wind business, which retained the company name, is led by Ingrid Due-Gundersen, with backing from specialised climate infrastructure investment firm Sandbrook Capital.

Meanwhile, Havfram Subsea is headed up by Kevin Murphy, formerly the group’s deputy CEO.

Unlike the offshore wind segment, it continues to be fully owned and supported by North Sea private equity vehicle HitecVision.

Mr Murphy said: “We are incredibly pleased that Gregor has agreed to take on the Managing Director’s role in the UK at such an exciting time.

“Having been with the company for a decade, he fully understands the business and the ethos behind our company.

“I am confident in Gregor’s ability to guide the UK team, grow our market share and continue to deliver successful and safe projects.”

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