Thome Offshore appoints new Managing Director ahead of expected further growth in 2009

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Thome Offshore Management, the offshore services arm of Singapore-based Thome Ship Management, has appointed a new managing director ahead of an anticipated increase in activity in 2009.

Tore Nedregaard (pictured) has been appointed Managing Director of Thome Offshore and comes to the company with an extensive background in the international offshore oil and gas industries.

He has previously worked for major international companies in the offshore services and construction sectors and has also lived and worked in the south east Asia region.

In a related move, Claes Eek Thorstensen (pictured), who has until now been the managing director of Thome Offshore, has been appointed President, Thome Group. He will continue to focus on the development of Thome Offshore as part of his new role.

Thome Group CEO Olav Eek Thorstensen, said today: “I am delighted we have been able to attract a person of such extensive experience and ability as Tore Nedregaard to lead Thome Offshore.

“Since we launched Thome Offshore as a separate business entity, but wholly owned part of the group, it has grown strongly and has already completed several major newbuilding supervision and management contracts.”

He added that despite the current economic downturn, the prospects for offshore work and oil and gas field development in the region remained positive in the long term and Thome Offshore had several exciting projects and initiatives due for completion in 2009.