Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) service provider, Global E&C, has promoted Paul Rushton to Technical Services Director which includes responsibility for all Energy Transition related activities in Global E&C.
Paul brings more than 20 years experience in new energy technologies and was previously Chairman of commissioning and start-up firm, Magma Products.
Since Global E&C’s acquisition of Magma in early 2019, Paul continued to deliver Magma’s operations as Managing Director and also supported the smooth integration into Global E&C as part of its portfolio of businesses. In his expanded role, Paul with remain MD of Magma whilst also stepping into this newly created role within Global E&C as it looks to further strengthen its position in the Energy Transition space
As a member of the senior leadership team, Paul reports to Global E&C’s Executive Director, Terry Allan. On the appointment, Mr Allan commented: ‘As part of our strategic plans for energy transition, we’re delighted to share this announcement. Paul is a respected voice in our industry and has significant skills in helping us transition to what is now needed in decarbonising our operations, onshore and offshore. . Paul has already started to bring innovative early solutions to our customers in the oil and gas market, as well as demonstrating some forward thinking in the wider energy mix.’
Levering on Global E&C’s existing customer base of major oil and gas operators, the firm is set to help cut flaring, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from older assets by optimising or replacing equipment and are also in the early stages of helping operators assess whether it would be commercially viable to power their platforms with electricity from green energy sources, such as wind farms, located onshore or offshore.
On his new role, Paull added: ‘these are exciting times for us as a business as we’re able to use existing skills and knowledge to help our customer accelerate plans within the drive to a net zero future and I look forward to strengthening our operations in this space.’