GC Rieber Shipping has appointed a new head of the company to drive forward the restructuring plans after adding Bech Offshore to its group. Christian Berg will be taking the role in the middle of August.
Mr Berg was the chief executive and owner of Bech Offshore and before that chief executive of Viking Supply Ships for six years. He has also served with Geco Prakla and Siem Offshore. He takes over from Irene Waage Basili, who stepped down to take the lead role in geophysical company Shearwater GeoServices, which is a joint venture between GC Rieber and Rasmussengruppen.
Mr Berg’s company, Bech Offshore, will be integrated into GC Rieber Shipping. It was set up this year to initiate investment opportunities related to distressed assets in the offshore support vessel sector.
“I see this as an exciting opportunity to continue the work I started in Bech Offshore, with focus on consolidation and investment opportunities,” Mr Berg said. GC Rieber Shipping chairman Paul-Christian Rieber said: “With Christian at the helm, our goal remains to structure GC Rieber Shipping into a competitive and notable operator within the offshore segment.”
GC Rieber Shipping currently operates, and has direct and indirect ownership in, 11 advanced special purpose vessels for defined markets within the subsea, ice operations support and marine seismic segments.