Aberdeen’s Amplus Energy Services has promoted former Repsol Sinopec Resources UK boss, Steve Gardyne, to take on its managing director.
The firm says Mr Gardyne will oversee its new Granite City-based venture Carbon Circle UK, which was formed in November following a seven-figure investment in Norway’s Carbon Circle AS.
Mr Gardyne commented that his promotion from general manager will “bring further success to Amplus and Carbon Circle UK.”
He added: “Our engineering excellence, along with that of our wider supply chain partners, can only be beneficial to those we work with.”
Meanwhile, former managing director Ian Herd, who originally founded the company, has stepped down from his role to become an executive director.
Mr Herd said: “Steve has made a huge difference since joining the company as general manager last year, and he has played a critical role in helping shape our plans for the future.
“I am delighted that his success has been rewarded with this new position and I am certain he will help us go from strength to strength.”
The new Amplus managing director said: “Ian has played a major role in laying the foundations for the company to develop as it has, and I am certain he will continue to be a big part of its future success.”
In 2017, Steve Gardyne set up the Asset Integrity Task Group (AITG) for the North Sea Transition Authority, under its previous name, the Oil and Gas Authority.
He did this sensing a “sweet spot” covering both safety and costs, he did this as reports surfaced that the North Sea lost out on 14.7 million barrels of oil due to asset integrity issues.
A series of senior appointments
It was not only Mr Gardyne who signed a new contract with Amplus as George Geddes and Susan Shanks have taken up the roles of HSEQ Manager and Financial Controller respectively.
The managing director welcomed the new appointments: “Along with George and Susan – and the existing Amplus personnel – we have a strong, experienced leadership team, and I am excited by what we have planned to help the company grow further.
“We will continue to add strategic roles in the coming months and I look forward to welcoming these new team members into the business as we grow and continue to deliver more value to our clients and partners.”
When Amplus made its move into the UK’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) market it told the Press and Journal it expected to create a “select number of employment opportunities in Aberdeen”.
The head count of Carbon Circle UK was said to grow within its first year of as the business looked to create a “significant impact” on the country’s CCS ambitions.
Mr Herd concluded: “Last year was extremely successful for Amplus and we are determined to build on the progress made across the board.
“Welcoming Steve, George and Susan into these positions, along with several other strategic appointments that have still to be announced, will help us fully realise the potential we believe the company and its people has.”
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