6 Apr 2020

Global ship repair, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group has appointed Mark Ellis as Commercial Director for A&P North East.

Mark joins A&P North East after 10 years with the Heerema Fabrication Group, which specialises in the engineering and fabrication of complex structures for the offshore, oil and gas and energy industries, where he was the Cost and Contracts Manager.

Whilst at Heerema, Mark also worked as Senior Commercial Manager on the Cygnus Project, thought to be the largest gas find in the southern North Sea for 25 years, which required the construction of four gas topsides. Another notable project was the construction of the central hub for the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm. Prior to this, Mark worked in senior contract management roles at AMEC and Aker Kvaerner.

In his new role, Mark will be responsible for continuing A&P’s commitment to best practice across
the estimating and commercial teams, evaluating commercial and contractual risks and pursuing new business. Reporting to Managing Director Keith Henry, Mark will be based at A&P’s Hebburn facility.

David McGinley, Managing Director of Atlantic and Peninsula Marine Services said: “Mark’s commercial insights, can-do attitude and project expertise will be particularly beneficial to A&P as we continue to grow.

“Over the last year we have focused on expanding our footprint in the renewables sector and creating a dedicated fabrication division to leverage the breadth of our facilities and resources. Mark’s experience in both of these areas will have tremendous value to us and we expect him to play a significant role in A&P’s continued success.”

A&P Group operates seven dry docks across four strategic locations in the UK and delivers global engineering excellence to the commercial shipping, marine, offshore wind, oil and gas, civil nuclear and defence industries. All facilities combine a rich heritage of marine engineering skills and experience, providing ship owners and energy companies with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.