MSS Names Brett Silich as Regional Manager to Raise Subsea Presence in APAC

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) announced Tuesday that it has appointed Brett Silich as Regional Manager in Australia. The appointment supports Maersk Supply Service’s ambition to further build a strong long-term local presence in the subsea sector throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Market leader in deepwater services, Maersk Supply Service, has appointed subsea specialist Brett Silich as new Regional Manager for its office in Perth, Australia. Maersk Supply Service operates a global fleet of offshore support vessels with a strong focus on deepwater services, and the company is continuing to build and strengthen its subsea capabilities throughout the Asia Pacific region. In 2017 the company will take delivery of the first of four DP3 (dynamic positioning 3) subsea support vessels (SSVs) equipped with a 400 ton crane and 20,720 square feet (1,925 square meters) free deck space. The vessel’s design specification meets the highest requirements for subsea work suitable for deepwater operations worldwide.

“We have a strong vision for the future of Maersk Supply Service and we are very pleased to have Brett on board. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge to Maersk Supply Service about the subsea sector and also the intricacies of the diverse Asia Pacific market, and we look forward to drawing on his experience which will compliment other key positions currently being fulfilled,” Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, Soren Karas, explains.

As Regional Manager Brett Silich will work closely with key clients, heading up commercial activities, coordinating regional expansion plans, aligning business strategies, fostering strategic partnerships, and he will be leading a team of 85 people.

“APAC is a very important market for us to ensure we retain and grow our current position. Given the current market pressures it only further highlights the importance of providing our clients not only with first class assets and service but an innovative approach to subsea operations across exploration and production. I am very honored to be joining Maersk Supply Service and look forward to sharing my knowledge. As a longstanding advocate of the subsea sector I look forward to drawing upon Maersk Supply Service’s vast marine, oilfield and project experience to strengthen our regional offering,” Brett Silich says.

Brett Silich currently lives in Perth and has over 14 years of experience in the subsea and drilling sector, most recently as CEO for Velocious, a prominent global subsea engineering and intervention company. He has also had leading positions within Subsea7. He holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Curtin University, Australia

About Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service provides marine services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. Maersk Supply Service is the market leader in deep-water services such as anchor handling in ultra-deepwater, mooring installations, rig moves and transport of equipment to drilling rigs and production units. Maersk Supply Service employs an international staff of more than 1,800 offshore and 250 onshore people. Headquartered in Lyngby, Denmark, Maersk Supply Service is represented globally with offices in Aberdeen, St. John's, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Luanda and Perth. Maersk Supply Service is a part of Maersk Group which employs around 89,000 people in over 130 countries. Maersk Supply Service belongs to the Group's fifth core business APM Shipping Services, which apart from Maersk Supply Service consists of Damco, Maersk Tankers and Svitzer. In 2014 Maersk Supply Service delivered a profit (NOPAT) of $201 million.


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