Bibby Marine Services, owners of the recently commissioned Service Operations Vessel (SOV) for offshore wind farm operators, Bibby WaveMaster 1, has announced the appointment of Stephen Bolton as Operations Director.
Bolton brings over 20 years of electricity industry experience to the role, having worked at wind farms (including North Hoyle, Barrow, Lynn and Inner Dowsing, Thanet, Rhyl Flats and Gwynt y Mor), and in senior roles at electricity companies such as RWE and Centrica.
Stephen Blaikie, Chief Executive Officer of Bibby Marine Services, commented, “This appointment is a key role in the development of our company. Stephen Bolton is a seasoned professional who will help us to bring our new vessel to market and will work with wind farm operators, ensuring we deliver high quality access and accommodation solutions. He will be involved in the build and the ongoing management of the vessel as well as the strategic development of our business.
Bolton is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (Leeds) with a Master of Business Administration (Henley). He has also published many thought leadership articles on Offshore Wind Asset management.