Sandy Macklin, OMS Director of International Development comments: "The launch of our services in Dubai indicates a period of vital growth in terms of Offshore Marine Services operations on a global basis, and the appointment of Steve Taylor plays an integral role in this development.
"Our Dubai business unit is a crucial addition to our company which currently operates worldwide from Aberdeen, Malta, Singapore, New Zealand and Perth, Australia. Our aim is to further enhance and develop the levels of expertise and resources within our overall international operations through our Dubai business, whilst also achieving independent profitability for this unit. Our operations in Dubai open up a significant opportunity to draw and build on labor sources and skills sets within this geographical area, which will play a vital role in our objectives for future growth."
With a strong knowledge of the industry having previously held the position of European HR Manager with Santa Fe Drilling for 23 years, Steve Taylor joins OMS from his role as Global HR manager for Precision Drilling International. Steve also brings significant expertise from his roles as Vice Chairman of the IADC (North Sea Chapter) Human Resources Forum and Chairman of the UKDCA, an industry committee set up to address UK industrial relations issues.
Sandy continues: "Bringing a wealth of experience and understanding of the industry to his position, Steve's appointment is fundamental in driving forward the success of our operations in Dubai. Steve will assume overall responsibility of this unit and will be key in optimizing the opportunities which can be developed in this area including growth within Offshore Marine Service's international drilling and marine business."
OMS will be one of the anchor tenants of Dubai Maritime City, the world's first purpose built city designed specifically to serve and enhance the marine and offshore oil & gas industries. It is an integrated mixed use development encompassing commercial, industrial, academic, residential and lifestyle components. Spread across 227 hectares, the multidimensional maritime center is a man-made peninsula which will re-define the global maritime community.
The Offshore Marine Services group offers a global solution to the industry's manning and marine requirements. Core activities are the worldwide recruitment and supply of experienced personnel to the offshore drilling and marine industries, this includes offshore support vessel crewing, manning and management. The company also owns and operates its own fleet of offshore supply and FPSO off-take vessels.
OMS Group companies are strategically positioned worldwide and currently operate out of Aberdeen, Malta, Singapore, New Zealand and Perth, Australia.
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