Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has appointed Helge Flesland to lead its Mission Critical Systems Group in Norway.
Flesland will be responsible for managing and further developing Global Maritime’s mission critical systems, including crane, marine operations and dynamic positioning (DP). Other areas of Flesland’s brief will include ensuring that all operations are compliant, actively participating in the company’s future strategic direction, and defining mission critical services and client priorities.
Mikal Grure Eie, Regional Manager for Norway, says, “Global Maritime is an industry leader in the operation and inspection of mission critical and marine control systems and we are delighted that Helge has agreed to head up this vital role. As we move forward, Norwegian customers can look forward to the very highest standards in safety and risk reduction and the effective operation of all their mission critical systems.”
Flesland has more than 25 years experience in HSE safety, risk analysis and risk management for both onshore and offshore operators, with his main focus over the last few years being large modification projects on platforms in the North Sea related to oil field life extensions.
Prior to joining Global Maritime in 2015, where he has held a number of roles including managing Global Maritime’s risk and HSE business in Singapore, Flesland was Senior Principal Consultant and also Risk Services Manager at Lloyds Register Consulting. In his career at Lloyds Register, Flesland managed the company’s risk and safety departments in Australia and Lloyds Register’s involvement in the Johan Sverdrup project, one of Norway’s largest-ever offshore projects. Flesland also worked for Statoil as HSE Manager on the Gullfaks project, where he conducted HSE risk management, safety analysis and design reviews among other activities. Flesland has a BSc in Petroleum Technology and a Master of Management from the BI Norwegian Business School.
Global Maritime’s Mission Critical Systems Group specialises in risk reduction and assurance for all equipment and systems. Applying the latest industry standards, Global Maritime works closely with clients to identify and control vulnerabilities and hazards, maximising safety and minimising downtime. Areas of expertise include audits relating to cranes and other lifting equipment that ensures safe and efficient operation; dynamic positioning (DP); subsea systems; umbilical pipe lay systems; jacking systems; bow loading and cargo handling systems; anchor chain and cable spooling equipment; and more.