Graham Hayward to Lead Bilfinger’s Offshore Oil and Gas Division

Bilfinger has appointed Graham Hayward as Managing Director to lead its offshore oil and gas business, Bilfinger Salamis UK, headquartered in Aberdeen.

 Graham Hayward to Lead Bilfinger's Offshore Oil and Gas Division

Hayward will lead Bilfinger Salamis UK as the Bilfinger group develops its newly formed Oil and Gas division alongside sister upstream business Bilfinger Industrier in Norway. A separate downstream business, Bilfinger Industrial Services, will be headquartered in Runcorn.

As of January 1, 2014, Bilfinger’s operational management will be conducted by 14 divisions. The divisions report directly to the Executive Board. Bilfinger Salamis UK remains in the Industrial business segment, which has been divided into six divisions with a combined output volume of €3.6 billion: Oil and Gas; Industrial Maintenance; Insulation; Scaffolding and Painting; Industrial Fabrication and Installation; Engineering; Automation and Control; and Support Services.

Hayward joins the company from Oceaneering, where he was leader of Integrity Management since 2008. He has more than 20 years experience of the North Sea offshore sector having held senior commercial roles in Petrofac, Aker Kvaerner and AMEC prior to joining Oceaneering, where he guided the company to grow significantly through both contract wins and acquisition.

Hayward said: “I am delighted to be joining Bilfinger in Aberdeen at this very important time in its development. The Salamis organisation has a great track record of servicing blue chip customers. I look forward to building on this solid base, and helping Bilfinger to bring new technology-led offerings to this marketplace”.

Steve Waugh, the CEO Of Bilfinger Industrial Services said: “I am delighted to welcome Graham Hayward to lead the future development of Bilfinger Salamis UK within the Oil and Gas division of the Bilfinger Group.

“The business has performed strongly in 2013 with record sales, very strong customer retention, double digit improvement in our safety frequency rates and strong progress in the development and improvement in our people development programme. Graham brings many years of North Sea industry experience, business integrity and a strong focus on customer service that will benefit the key stakeholders who engage with Bilfinger Salamis UK in 2014 and beyond.”

Bilfinger Salamis UK recently entered its 40th year in business, and now has over 350 staff onshore at its bases in Aberdeen, and Lowestoft, and more than 2,000 staff offshore. The company’s service range now includes: painting; blasting; scaffolding; fire proofing; supply of multi-disciplined deck crews; specialist cleaning; architectural outfitting; decommissioning, and extended inspection services, as well as specialist training at its Skills Centre, based in the Bridge of Don.

Press Release, December 03, 2013


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