Offshore wind vessel firm Purus Wind has appointed Oliver MacManus as general manager, with immediate effect.
MacManus will focus on overseeing the running of the construction/service operation vessels (“C/SOV”) business.
"The appointment is integral to positioning Purus Wind for future growth as the business continues to expand its fleet of next-generation battery hybrid C/SOVs and crew transfer vessels (“CTVs”)," Purus Wind said.
Tom Nevin, business head, Purus Wind said: “Oliver is a great asset to the team, strengthening its leadership as the business continues to grow. He brings a wealth of complementary knowledge and network connections, and most importantly shares our passion for providing low-carbon transportation solutions for the construction and operation of offshore wind farms.”
MacManus has over 10 years’ experience in the offshore wind industry, previously holding positions with several leading developers and OEM suppliers.
He has worked as a CTV vessel master before moving to various offshore SOV coordination and management roles.
Onshore, MacManus has held roles as a marine coordination lead and marine operations manager. His experience includes tenures with companies including GE Renewable Energy, SMC (Specialist Marine Consultants) and E-ON.
MacManus holds an MCA Certificate of Competency along with ISM lead auditor (Lloyds) and vessel inspection (IMCA AVI) accreditation.
In May 2023, Purus Wind signed a contract for two battery hybrid C/SOVs with VARD. The order followed one for eight battery hybrid and methanol-ready wind farm operation vessels from Damen, and three battery hybrid CTVs from Strategic Marine earlier this year.
“Purus Wind integrates the latest low-carbon technology with flexible, customer-focused vessels and solutions,” said Oliver MacManus. “Our expanding fleet will support more clients in the global offshore wind industry as they grow their footprint across the UK, Europe and Asia whilst decarbonising their own operations. I am proud to join such an accomplished team - one that values of safety, innovation and respect.”