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Able UK has announced its latest senior managerial appointment as it continues to expand its business in the marine decommissioning and offshore wind sectors.

Local man Alan Lloyd is the new General Manager at the group’s Able Seaton Port facility. Prior to this new role he spent over ten years as Operations Director with Heerema Fabrication Group and was previously General Manager at the design engineering consultancy, the Cordell Group.

Alan Lloyd, new General Manager at Able Seaton Port

A native of Hartlepool, he was educated at the town’s Grammar school and College of Further Education and has had a long involvement with both West Hartlepool and Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Clubs.

His appointment was welcomed by Able UK Executive Chairman Peter Stephenson who said “Alan will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the continuing development of Able Seaton Port. Our businesses continue to grow, and this trend is set to continue. We have a strong 5-year order book, and our employment numbers are set to significantly increase across a range of different skills and levels.

Able Seaton Port is playing a central role as a market leading installation base for the growing number of east coast offshore wind farms as well as undertaking major contracts for the decommissioning and recycling of redundant oil and gas structures.”

Added Mr Lloyd “I am especially pleased to be joining Able, one of the most significant and entrepreneurial businesses in my hometown. It is a company that has a tremendous record in delivering success over a long period and across a number of important activities and, of course, is now playing a central role in delivering the Government’s ambitions for the UK to become a world leader in the green energy revolution both on Teesside and the Humber.”

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