Pipetech, the independent process system integrity specialist, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Frank Andersen as general manager Scandinavia.
Mr Andersen, who brings more than 10 years oil and gas experience to Pipetech, will be based at the firm’s Stavanger hub. He joins the company from GS-Hydro Norge AS where he most recently held the role of business development manager and key account manager. Previous to this, Mr Andersen worked in various sales and management positions at three different IKM companies.
Pipetech has seen its presence in Scandinavia grow in recent years and has successfully completed projects for key industry players including Statoil, ConocoPhillips, Wintershall, AkerBp and Preem. In his new position, Mr Andersen will be responsible for leading Pipetech’s Scandinavian business operations, as it looks to grow its onshore and offshore services.
Eric Doyle, Pipetech UK managing director commented: “Frank’s breadth of experience in the oil and gas market, as well as his extensive local network in Norway made him the perfect fit for this role. His drive and vision for Pipetech is exciting to see and we look forward to expanding our Scandinavian business in the coming months.”
Mr Andersen commented: “I’m eager to be joining a company with such ambitious growth plans for the future. Pipetech’s solutions-based approach to process system integrity challenges and the senior management team’s passion for innovation is what attracted me to the role.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with the team in Stavanger as we look to drive the latest Active Caisson Management and Active Process Management services.”
Pipetech recently announced the launch of Active Caisson Management, a solution which aims to drive cost efficiencies, whilst maintaining asset integrity throughout the lifecycle of the caisson. It involves a single sourced, full range of services including inspection, cleaning, coating and planned and programmed maintenance and repair scheduling.
Founded in 2001, the company’s sole focus is expert integrity solutions for offshore and in industrial services. Pipetech has an experienced, nimble and responsive team which mobilises rapidly to tackle flow and blockage problems to maximise efficiency and prevent downtime of oil and gas assets, industrial power plants and refineries.