Energy Voice | Xodus hires expert for decom team

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has strengthened its decommissioning team with the appointment of Gareth Jones as decom lead.

The appointment follows a successful year for its decommissioning division which has secured several new clients and won £2 million of work in 2018.

An experienced principal consultant and project manager, Mr Jones will be responsible for advising and supporting operators in relation to environmental and societal impacts associated with decommissioning.

Mr Jones joins Xodus from BMT Cordah where he led the company’s international decommissioning activities.

Previously, he was a marine ecologist with Marine Scotland, providing advice and support in relation to commercial fisheries and marine fish species for oil and gas, renewables and infrastructure projects.

Mr Jones, who will be based in the company’s Aberdeen office, said: “It is a huge honour to join such an experienced and knowledgeable group of people at Xodus. The company has been at the forefront of solving a variety of decommissioning challenges for many years and I hope my skills will strengthen the team.”

Mr Jones will work closely with decommissioning director Enrico Salardi. He said: “Throughout his career, Gareth has built up excellent relationships with operators, particularly on environmental and decommissioning projects, and communicates effectively with stakeholders.”

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