North Star Renewables has created a new senior leadership role to oversee its service offshore vessel (SOV) fleet.

Steve Myers

Steve Myers has been appointed as SOV operations director and will be based at the firm’s Port of Tyne office. He will play a central role in overseeing all operational aspects of the company’s growing fleet of SOVs and associated SOV daughter craft, across all three of North Star Group’s facilities in Newcastle, Lowestoft and the company’s headquarters in Aberdeen.

“This is a great time to be joining North Star as the firm builds up its portfolio of walk-to-work SOVs for technicians working on offshore wind turbines and moves further forward in its ambitions to become a leading SOV operator,” said Myers.

Renewables expert

Myers has worked in the energy sector for almost two decades, including 10 years in roles focused on renewables. Most recently, he worked at Siemens Gamesa Renewables (SGRE), where he managed the end-to-end logistics for offshore windfarm sites. He was also responsible for the organisation’s fleet management and HSE strategy across its renewables fleet of 40 assets, made up of SOVs, crew transfer vessels, jack-ups and helicopters.

North Star currently employs 1,400 personnel in the UK, working across 44 offshore support vessels in the North Sea.

The first three of the company’s uniquely designed vessels will be operating on the first two phases of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm located off the coast of east Yorkshire, which are being developed by joint venture partners SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni (20%).

By Rebecca Jeffrey