Poyry Drives North Sea Growth with 3 Senior Promotions

Poyry has strengthened its Aberdeen team with three senior promotions as it drives forward its ambitious expansion plans for North Sea activity.

The company, which says it is still on target to increase both its workforce and the number of services it provides within the next 12-18 months, has appointed three employees to its Board of Directors.

The move underlines the company's determination to grow its three key service areas of consultancy, development engineering services and production operations support. Conor Crowley, Neil Smith and Peter Henderson have all been promoted to the role of director for each of the above areas respectively. Poyry's five company directors, which also includes Steve Fogg and Steve Martin, have more than a century's oil and gas experience between them.

Steve Fogg, managing director of Poyry said, "We continue to see demand for our service grow and anticipate a significant increase in demand for our multi discipline offering. In recent years the company has developed from a process consultancy to an integrated, energy consultancy and we now have an extensive team of experienced engineers working with operators in the North Sea. Growing demand for these services has already seen our team increase and we hope we will reach at least 100 employees within the next 12-18 months, with a possible acquisition raising that number higher."

Conor, who has worked for the company more than 11 years and is an expert in the development of engineering software for the oil and gas sector, previously held the role of software development manager at the company; Neil, who is an expert in mechanical engineering and the management of subsea field development projects, was previously business development manager; and Peter, who specialises in feasibility and conceptual studies, was planning manager.

Conor commented, "These are really exciting times to be working at Poyry -- the company is fast establishing itself as a key player in the energy sector and the three teams are going from strength to strength. While the whole of the industry faces clear challenges in the coming period, the opportunities for a confident company such as ours are huge."