Costain appoints project director for Aberdeen upstream team

Source: press release, 17 April 2019

Key Appointment: Sean Close, left, upstream director, welcomes Steve Carter, project director, to Costain’s Aberdeen office (photo: Costain)

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has appointed Steve Carter as a project director to join its 70-strong upstream team in Aberdeen.

Carter will be based at Costain’s offices in Carden Place, and will work in the team which delivers a broad range of offshore and onshore engineering projects across the lifecycle of oil and gas assets and infrastructure.

Sean Close, upstream director, says, “Steve has a proven track record of successful project delivery in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf having worked for both operators and engineering service providers. He is an excellent addition to our team.”

“We are implementing smart solutions, often to meet increasingly demanding project needs for our North Sea clients. Costain’s group-wide capabilities put us in a strong position as the market continues to look for efficient approaches, improved collaboration and new technologies for the optimisation of assets,” Close adds.

Carter says, “I’m delighted to join Costain. The upstream team offers agile, streamlined solutions tailored to meet each individual client’s needs with innovation, sustainability and expertise to the fore at all times. I’m looking forward to engaging with clients to highlight our offering and to lead engineering projects that provide value to them.”

Costain has worked with operators to deliver a series of North Sea projects. These include front-end studies, brownfield projects, EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and repair orders, subsea tiebacks and decommissioning services.

Carter previously held management and project roles at companies including Fairfield Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, TAQA, Petrofac and Siemens. He is educated to masters’ level and is a chartered project manager with 30 years’ experience in the EPC sector in the UK and abroad.