2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has strengthened its flexible marine riser engineering capabilities by expanding its teams in Aberdeen and Kuala Lumpur.
A flexible riser engineer, Gilles Gardner, has been hired as a technical manager to support 2H’s growing flexible riser engineering service offering from the Aberdeen office.
Gardner will assist the local management team in the development of 2H’s flexible riser analysis and engineering capability in the region.
Gardner holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada, and has been active in the offshore industry since 2003. He joins 2H from Flexlife, where he was engineering, delivery and integrity director. Gardner previously held positions as a flexible pipe design engineer with Technip, and a flexible package delivery manager and riser team leader at Wood Group Kenny.
Gardner said: “My experience with design, analysis and specification of flexible riser systems is a natural complement to 2H’s existing capabilities, and I am excited to contribute in developing existing and new business opportunities for 2H in Aberdeen.”
Additionally, Hanh Ha, technical director, has relocated from the 2H London office to the Kuala Lumpur office, where he will support the local management team in the growth of 2H’s flexible riser engineering capability in the Asia Pacific region.
Ha will provide technical support to projects, from FEED, through detailed engineering, to manufacturing and installation. He will also continue to contribute his specific technical expertise in flexible risers and umbilicals to other 2H projects.
Tim Eyles, managing director, 2H Offshore, said: “Flexible riser engineering remains a key strategic growth area for 2H. By hiring another flexibles specialist and relocating a member of senior personnel, we have illustrated our commitment to this growing business area. A landmark project for 2H in late 2013 was our appointment by Tullow Oil as lead riser engineering consultancy for the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) field development, offshore Ghana, which 2H continues to support through the fabrication and installation phases.”