KCA Deutag names new senior VP for rig design and engineering unit

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KCA Deutag, a drilling and engineering contractor, has appointed a new senior vice president of RDS, its rig design and engineering subsidiary.

KCA Deutag said on Wednesday that Albert Allan joined the group as RDS’ senior vice president.

Based in Aberdeen, Albert will have responsibility for spearheading RDS’ activities worldwide. He will also become a member of KCA Deutag’s executive management team, reporting directly to the chief executive officer, Norrie McKay.

Albert joins the group with plenty of experience in the oil and gas industry, having worked in various project, operational, and construction management roles during his almost 30-year career.

During that time, Albert spent 24 years with global provider of professional services and technologies, KBR, where he was the vice president of operations. More recently, he was a managing director for the oil, gas, and petrochemical business of international engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald.

Regarding the appointment, McKay said: “Albert has an exceptional track record which will be invaluable in developing RDS’s growth strategy and expanding our business not only in our core markets of greenfield and brownfield engineering services but in new markets where there are opportunities to grow our engineering portfolio.”

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