Global Maritime, a marine, offshore and engineering consultancy, has appointed Eric Frank to oversee its' United States operations based out of Houston.
Frank, who will also be responsible for Global Maritime's Dynamic Positioning (DP) services throughout the U.S., brings 27 years' offshore and onshore experience to Global Maritime and has been tasked with supporting the company's continued growth across the region, the company said in a statement.
This includes a number of recent contracts relating to bridge and port infrastructure assessments, mooring designs and rig moves, new build DP testing and trials, and marine warranty services.
“Eric's decades of industry experience, in particular in the drilling sector, will be of great benefit to Global Maritime as we look to widen our product portfolio and expand our U.S. operations, said Egil Kvannli, CEO of Global Maritime. “We look forward to Eric replicating his 100 per cent track record in delivering projects on budget, on schedule and with zero injuries with Global Maritime's customers and prospects.”
Frank said: “When the opportunity to join Global Maritime came up, the decision was an easy one. I see enormous potential for the company and our dynamic positioning, marine warranty, and mission critical systems will prove crucial to U.S. companies as they look for that extra competitive edge.”
Eric comes to Global Maritime from deep-water drilling contractor Seadrill where he held a variety of engineering and leadership positions over the last 11 years including his last role as technical manager for special projects in the Western Hemisphere.
Eric has extensive experience in seismic vessels, dredging, heavy lift marine construction, and deepwater drilling, with activities including shipyard commissioning and owner acceptance testing, vessel maiden voyages and delivery, rig/asset management and rig renewal surveys, and regulatory compliance. Eric has a Bachelor's in Engineering and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Unlimited Horsepower Chief Engineer License.