Claxton appoints Nicholas Dale to boost business from new Singapore base
Claxton has appointed Nicholas Dale as business development manager for South East Asia. Based in Singapore, where Claxton is establishing its latest operational facility, he will focus on increasing the company’s penetration into the area’s market. Dale will guide the processes of tooling up, hiring staff and long-term business development planning.
Singapore is just one of a number of global bases Claxton operates from:
Previously, Dale was general manager of Claxton Dubai, a role that involved turning a regional sales office into a fully operational, standalone Claxton base with a local workforce, equipment and established clients.
Dale also spent four years at 2H Offshore working on deepwater riser analysis, design and realisation and two years at Acteon Group Ltd as a business analyst. There, his role included work on technology development, business efficiency development, mergers and acquisitions and group company integration.
Dale holds a masters’ degree in aerospace engineering from Hertfordshire University, UK. He is a chartered engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and author of technical papers on topics including deepwater riser evaluation and conceptual design, riser fatigue, offshore hydrodynamics, and wellhead maintenance and integrity management.
Laura Claxton, managing director, Claxton, says, “Our long-term commitment to clients in South East Asia is deep and far-reaching. Having had considerable success in the region already, including well abandonment projects, drilling riser supply and offshore structures, we see the Singapore base as key to the future of our business. Nicholas will prove invaluable, as he brings a great mix of experience gained from within Claxton and the wider Acteon group to the new role.”
Claxton has a long-standing reputation for supplying drilling risers, decommissioning services and offshore templates and structures. It operates in the North Sea from bases in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, UK; and Stavanger, Norway; in the Middle East from Dubai; and in the Far East from Singapore. Part of the Acteon group’s wider risers, conductors and flowlines service area, Claxton has been supplying complete jackup drilling riser systems for over two decades.