General – Appointment
OEG Energy Group announced the appointment of Ian Coates as Topside Director at OEG Renewables.
Ian Coates has been the Managing Director at Specialist Marine Consultants since he founded the business in 2006. Under his leadership he grew SMC to become a globally recognised provider of specialist topside services to the offshore energy and civil marine sectors.
SMC was acquired by OEGR in 2022. Prior to founding SMC, Ian became a prominent figure in the offshore industry having worked on multiple global offshore projects.
This appointment further strengthens the OEGR management team as the company positions itself to further expand its global service offering and pursue an ambitious growth strategy. A key milestone achieved this year was the growth in OEGR revenues to 50% of the Group’s total revenues, which are in excess of $400m (including recent acquisitions), demonstrating the rapid growth and investment into developing a world-class business servicing the global offshore renewables markets.
The OEGR Topside division offers a range of specialist services providing marine coordination, balance of plant, technology, temporary power and welfare solutions, which can be deployed alongside the wider OEGR and OEG Offshore offering, giving the opportunity to offer integrated service solutions to support wind farm developments through the construction and operation phases.