KDM Marine International, part of the James Fisher Group, has appointed Faisel Chaudry as Regional Manager for the Eastern Hemisphere.
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Faisel, who has more than eight years’ experience in the oil and gas and offshore renewables industries, is tasked with growing the market-leading company’s presence in the region.
Focusing on the Middle East, India, North Africa and Asia Pacific countries, Faisel is responsible for opening new markets and managing the company’s equipment stationed in the area. He said: “This is a dynamic company with strong growth ambitions and I am delighted to be establishing its foothold in this significant marketplace.
“KDM Marine International offers a proven technology which will significantly reduce costs for companies operating in this region. We will be the key provider of mass flow and subsea excavation services in this major energy zone.”
KDM Marine International’s suite of tools and services include the innovative TwinProp mass flow excavator, a range of SP single prop excavators and suction dredge systems. These tools excavate soils including sand and gravel, rock dump, silt and mud, clay and drill cuttings. The company has its head office in Oldmeldrum, Scotland, with offices and equipment also stationed in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico, Houston and Lafayette, USA and Singapore and Labuan, Asia.
Based in the United Arab Emirates, Faisel will be highlighting the benefits of the equipment and services, including the Launch and Recover System (LARS), to the market. The LARS makes operations safer, increases the operational window and makes excavation and trenching safer and more efficient. Tools will be strategically located in the Middle East and Asia to service the region. Expert teams will also be provided to manage projects on-site for clients.
Kenneth R. Mackie, Managing Director at KDM Marine International, said:
“It is fantastic for us to have secured Faisel’s skills and expertise to launch our market-leading range of subsea excavation tools and services in the Eastern Hemisphere.
“This is an important marketplace with vast potential and was a natural next step as we continue to expand the company and its global footprint.
“We are proud to have the most efficient and effective suite of excavation tools available. Our team’s track record in this sector is testament to what we can achieve, and are achieving, for clients all over the world.”
The company has also recently appointed Ruth Pirie as QHSE Manager. Ruth, who has more than eight years’ experience in health and safety, is responsible for developing and maintaining the quality management system with a view to gaining ISO 9001:2008 certification.
KDM Marine International became part of the James Fisher Group in July 2014. Its management and offshore teams have more than 16 years’ experience in the subsea excavation industry and is responsible for the completion of more than 300 projects in 40 countries.