Marine services specialist HS Ocean Group has announced the appointment of Peter Breslin as Managing Director of its shipbuilding and repair subsidiary McTays.
Peter has joined the fast-growing international business to develop McTays’ range of shipbuilding services and associated work-streams with clients worldwide. He will also support HS Ocean Group’s ambitious growth strategy in the international oil and gas industry.
He joins from Houlders, where he held the position of Project Director Construction, with responsibility for all construction related activities onshore and offshore.
Peter said: “This will be a challenging role but with many opportunities to look forward to. I have been extremely impressed by the caliber of skilled workers here – including our young apprentices – and am excited to be working with the team at McTays and HS Ocean Group to develop the business and create further long-term sustainable employment.”
McTays, which is based on the banks of the busy River Mersey in the North West of England and is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2014, is a wholly owned subsidiary of HS Ocean Group, specialising in ship repairs, the design, build and delivery of ships and workboats as well as voyage repairs.
McTays has vast experience in the construction of complex vessels, with a 6-acre site including a fully equipped build hall and engineering workshop opening directly onto a newly upgraded slipway capable of accommodating vessels up to 2,000 tonnes.
Andy Boardman, CEO of HS Ocean Group, added: “Peter’s experience will undoubtedly add immense value to our team and the services we offer to our client base. HS Ocean Group is enjoying a strong period of growth and we are constantly looking at ways to improve, both through adding further expertise and knowledge to the business as well as developing innovative ways to save clients time and money.”
hsog, April 15, 2014