Rigmar Group makes several new appointments to meet global demand

An Aberdeen-based inspection, maintenance and marine services group has appointed several new members of staff to further strengthen and establish its service offering across the globe.

Rigmar Group, comprising Rigmar Services and Interocean Marine Services, has recently expanded its engineering department with the addition of naval architects and project engineers to meet demand following several contract awards.

Kiran Chandrasekharan, who holds a MSc in Naval Architecture from the University of Southampton, joins Interocean as senior naval architect and brings a wealth of experience in permanent mooring design and analysis. Gabriela Enache and Andrew Munro also join the team as naval architect and project engineer respectively.

In addition, Interocean’s survey and positioning division, which has now been successfully operating for two years, has welcomed senior survey engineer, David Stephen.

The business development team has also been strengthened with the addition of Luigi Napolitano and Harry Waters. Mr Napolitano is a chartered engineer (naval architect) and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in marine operations, deepwater installations, inspection and integrity management, with over eight years’ experience in the oil and gas Industry.

Mr Waters will specialise in shipyard services in his new role with the company.  He started his career in the British Royal Navy working as a marine engineer in the submarine service for 22 years.  He has since worked as a project manager in the oil and gas industry, providing technical and operational support to rig owners, and has extensive experience in marine engineering and is also a qualified subsea supervisor.

Rigmar Group’s CEO, Keith Nelson, said: “The group has secured a number of contract wins in recent months, making it essential to expand our team.

“The expertise of each new member of staff is invaluable to meet demand from clients, ensuring that Rigmar continues to deliver a first-class service.”