Transitioning UK offshore energy construction contractor Global Energy Group (GEG) has appointed Tim Cornelius to the post of CEO.

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Cornelius joins GEG, which operates four quayside construction yards in Scotland including the Nigg Energy Park, formerly a major oil & gas fabrication facility, following 15 years as chief of renewables developer Simec Atlantis Energy.

“[Corelius] is well-connected politically across Scottish, Westminster and European governments and has deep sector knowledge in offshore renewables, oil & gas, waste-to-energy, hydropower and the emerging hydrogen sector,” said GEG in a statement.

GEC chairman Roy MacGregor, to whom Cornelius will report, added: “Time has a long working history with the group as both customer and advisor. I am confident that with [his] skills and experience within the industry together with his established relationships with our existing leadership team, that he will lead GEG through this next phase of the energy transition with a clear strategy and focus.”

Cornelius said: “GEG’s reputation for the delivery of high-quality services across the full spectrum of energy sectors, coupled with the strategic location of their assets makes this one of the most exciting roles in the UK energy sector.”

Recharge reported exclusively last year that investors were closing in on a final decision over redevelopment at GEG’s Nigg yard into what would be the UK’s largest offshore wind fabrication facility, a giant 35,000m3 steel-rolling hall for monopiles, jackets and floating foundations.