WFS engineering gets Formula 1 boost

Subsea digitalisation specialist WFS Technologies has welcomed a former Formula 1 engineer as head of engineering and projects.

Colin Drysdale; Photo: WFS

Colin Drysdale takes up the post and will be responsible for leading the delivery of projects at WFS.

Drysdale was previously head of technical projects at McLaren responsible for delivery across motorsport, electric vehicles and public transport.

His career also spans aerospace and defence sectors.

He will oversee the engineering and technical team also recently reinforced with three specialists across the electronics and software disciplines.

Peter Sharpe, interim CEO at WFS, said:

“Colin will establish a robust project management function in line with WFS’s plans to help customers reduce costs, increase production and improve their carbon footprint.”

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A chartered engineer and a member of the Association for Project Management, Drysdale graduated from Glasgow University.

Previous employers have included Siemens, BAE Systems and Roke.

He said: “WFS holistic approach to developing solutions was of particular appeal.

“This, combined with WFS’ edge computing and digitisation of its tools, is more critical than ever to significantly increasing productivity and efficiencies while substantially reducing costs.

WFS wireless Seatooth products are said to have the potential to disrupt the offshore energy industry.

They enable oil and gas and wind farm operators to digitalise their subsea assets, further reducing cost and increasing asset life through insight derived from real-time data.