Malin React, a newly launched arm of the Malin Group, has appointed Graham Penman as a business unit manager to head up its operation.
With over 25 years’ experience in engineering, subsea installation, construction and project management, Penman has previously held various roles in the oil and gas industries.
Starting his career as an apprentice welder, his CV includes positions with Subsea 7, DOF Subsea UK, Bibby Offshore, Helix Energy Solutions and GAP Subsea.
Penman has been appointed to oversee the growth of Malin React, one of seven subsidiary brands which make up Malin Marine, formally Malin Marine Consultants Aberdeen. It specialises in complete solutions for rapid installation of offshore marine equipment onto vessels (mobilisations), with a focus on the defence, renewables and offshore oil and gas sectors.
Penman and his team will be overseeing the delivery of turnkey mobilisation projects including vessel assessment, seafastening design, grillage production, hot work installations aligned with class requirements in addition to the full equipment load out and system setting to work.
Since coming into post, one of Penman’s first projects was the completion of a complex vessel mobilisation for the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) during the Golden Arrow offshore exercise, working in partnership with JFD.
Graham Penman said: “With the capacity to undertake complex projects at extremely short notice, Malin React’s expert team has extensive experience in the defence, renewables and offshore oil and gas industries – key sectors for the business’s overall strategic development. Taking pride in attention to detail, our role begins with initial vessel option assessment but extends to final equipment load test and deployment – a complete service which is continually evolving.
“Working alongside JFD in the completion of this exercise deployment is a prime example of the Malin React offering where time is critical and there is a requirement for turnkey mobilisation services.”