We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new General Manager, local man Albert Allan to our newly acquired Arnish yard.

With the Isle of Lewis site focused on the renewable, oil and gas and general maritime sectors, Mr Allan brings 33 years of experience in project, operations and construction management. He joins Harland & Wolff (Arnish) from KCA Deutag where he was Senior Vice President for the RDS Business Unit and member of the executive board.

Prior to KCA Deutag, Mr Allan held roles at The Oman Oil Construction Company as General Manager, Mott MacDonald as Global Managing Director for its oil, gas and petrochemicals business, Global Energy Group as Chief Operating Officer and spent 24 years at KBR where he worked on a wide range of oil and gas projects in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. As Vice President of Operations, Albert had responsibility for KBR Operations in Baku, Moscow, Lagos, Cairo, Leatherhead, Greenford, Johannesburg, and established operations in Luanda, Atyrau and El Khober. Prior to this, Albert held positions as Regional Director of Project Controls, Construction and Project Management.

Now in his role as General Manager, Mr Allan will be responsible for the overall day-to-day running of the site. This includes the organisation and logistics for all incoming projects, site safety and security as well as overseeing all monetary aspects.

Albert Allan commented: “I am delighted to be returning to the Highlands and Islands and getting Harland & Wolff (Arnish) up and running, helping to establish and develop our energy and marine business, delivering skilled employment and contributing to the local economy here in the Isle of Lewis.”

John Wood, CEO of InfraStrata commented: “We are very excited to welcome Albert, not only to Harland & Wolff (Arnish), but to the Harland & Wolff Group. As a local to the Islands, we are confident that not only will he bring his professional expertise but further connect Harland & Wolff to the local community. We have great hopes and aspirations for Arnish and an incredibly promising pipeline of work – this is a great time to be a part of our journey.”

Albert Allan, General Manager at Harland & Wolff (Arnish)