Able UK names head of special projects.
A well-known North-east business figure has taken on a new role developing major projects for Billinghambased Able UK.
Neil Jarvis, who has more than 30 years' experience in the engineering and construction sector, has been appointed as special projects manager, working with the company's property and development team on developments in both the North-east and the Humber.
Billingham-based Able UK is spending millions preparing its Able Seaton Port for a six-year contract to dismantle North Sea platforms from Shell's Brent field - including creating one of Europe's heaviest load-bearing quays. The work will create 200 jobs.
Work has also started on the AMEP - the company's PS450m Able Marine Energy Park - on the banks of the Humber.
Neil returned to the UK in 2001, having spent nearly ten years working in the Middle East, India, Portugal, the Netherlands and Brazil.
He's held senior management and board positions in a number of major companies, including the A&P Group and Heerema Fabrication Group.
Able Group executive chairman, Peter Stephenson, said: "We are delighted to have Neil bringing his deep knowledge and expertise of the various business areas in which we are involved, including, of course the energy and offshore sectors.
"Over the next few years we will be moving ahead with a range of major projects, including the Able Marine Energy Park on the Humber, and the upgrading and expansion of our facilities at Able Seaton Port and we are sure that Neil will make a significant contribution in their development and implementation."
Able Humber Port, which encompasses the Able Marine Energy Park, covers around 2,000 acres of river frontage land on the South Humber Bank with planned developments that will service the offshore wind, logistics and port sectors.
Able Seaton Port, in Hartlepool, is a well-established multi-user facility with operations including oil rig upgrading, project cargo handling and is perhaps best known as the UK's primary location for oil rig decommissioning.
Neil Jarvis, Able UK's newly appoint-|ed special projects manager