International subsea rental equipment and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has appointed Rich Fry as Group Business Development Manager – Renewables.

The appointment underlines the company’s strategic ambition to accelerate the growth of its capabilities, services and track record in the offshore renewable energy sector to strengthen its market position and support customers globally in the delivery of the energy transition.

Rich brings strong credentials to the company with over a decade of experience working with equipment manufacturers, installation and O&M contractors in various engineering, project management and business development roles in the offshore renewables market.

His appointment comes at a pivotal time for Ashtead Technology as the company continues to build momentum in the offshore renewable energy sector supporting the construction and installation stages of offshore wind farm developments.

Bob Gillespie, Ashtead Technology’s Commercial Director, said: “Offshore renewable energy is a key growth sector for our business with offshore wind projects now accounting for a significant proportion of our Group revenue.

“Working alongside our highly skilled team, Rich will play a key role in leveraging our existing strengths and capabilities to grow our presence in the global offshore renewable energy market utilising his wealth of domain knowledge and industry expertise. I’m looking forward to working with Rich and our wider team of experts to support the continued delivery of best-in-class and cost-effective offshore wind energy lifecycle solutions for our customers.”

Commenting on his appointment, Rich, said: “I have witnessed Ashtead Technology’s impressive growth over recent years, and it is a privilege to be able to play a part in the next stage of the company’s exciting growth journey.

“Ashtead Technology has developed a strong position in offshore renewables and I look forward to building on this track record through raising awareness of the broader range of technologies, expertise and services we have to offer from across the Group.”

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