Bilfinger Salamis appoints manager for Southern North Sea business


Maintenance and asset integrity contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has appointed Adam Mason as General Manager for its Southern North Sea business.

Adam has over 20 years of operational leadership experience in the Oil & Gas service industry, the last 12 of which have been served with Petrofac.

Bilfinger Salamis, which supports customers in northwest Europe in the oil, gas and renewable energy industries, has been servicing Southern North Sea operations from Great Yarmouth since 1981, moving into a new facility at South Denes Business Park in 2018.

“As an experienced and versatile team leader with a proven track record in managing complex, fast moving operational scenarios in the energy sector, Adam brings experience in delivering safe and efficient operations, continuous improvement and modernisation of the operations and maintenance model,” said Mike Henderson, Commercial and Business Development Director at Bilfinger Salamis UK.

“We are evolving and growing our service provision, and Adam will drive an innovative approach to digitalisation and support our energy transition strategy, leading our southern operations across all service lines and energy sectors.”

Starting his career offshore in Instrument and Control, Adam had rotational assignments overseas and in the UK North sea where he developed his front line, maintenance leadership skills. He completed his OIM management and major emergencies training with Petrofac before moving onshore into an Operations and Maintenance Manager role, managing multiple client contracts and the modernisation of the O&M and campaign models.

“Bilfinger Salamis is a well-established industrial service provider and I’m delighted to be heading up our efforts in the south to diversify into alternative energy sectors and to innovate our offerings,” said Adam.

“Key to our client focussed strategy is using our agility to support operators with cost saving and efficiency gaining initiatives in what is clearly a very challenging time for our industry.”

Originally from Caister, near Great Yarmouth where he grew up, Adam has many links with the local community in a range of sporting, charity and CSR activities. In 2020, he was appointed Norfolk and Waveney Ambassador for mental health charity, Mind.

Bilfinger Salamis is one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated services to the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry and energy sectors, providing partners with modifications, maintenance and operations support across the asset lifecycle

The business, which has supported the energy industry for almost 50 years, employs 1,500 people from bases in Aberdeen, Groningen, Esbjerg and Great Yarmouth. It is part of international industrial services provider Bilfinger.