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Wood strengthens decommissioning leadership with new appointment

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09 June 2021

Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, has appointed Dr Minnie Lu as Decommissioning Services Director, to strengthen and grow the company’s differentiated decommissioning position in the UK and globally.

As operators seek more cost-effective, integrated, and innovative solutions through asset cessation of production and ultimate removal, Wood is accelerating the development of its global decommissioning Centre of Excellence. With Minnie at the helm, the Centre of Excellence will facilitate global knowledge sharing, innovation, and value-add solutions for its clients navigating the costly and complex late life phases of their assets’ lifecycles.

Based in Aberdeen, and with her more than 20 years of engineering experience, Minnie will strengthen Wood’s core decommissioning expertise and capabilities to meet the increasing demands of the UK offshore decommissioning market, as well as globally, particularly as operators seek to understand the role their assets can play in the transition to net-zero.

On her appointment, Minnie said: "I am delighted to join the team at such an exciting time in Wood’s journey and see excellent opportunity to build upon and strengthen the company’s already proven track record in sustainable decommissioning solutions.”

Craig Shanaghey, President of Wood’s Operations across Europe, Middle East, and Africa, said: "Our late life, ultra-late life and decommissioning solutions unlock synergies, drive down costs, and identify the economical pathways to sustainability.

"I am so pleased that Minnie has joined the team, sharing our ambitions to grow our decommissioning market position and unlock new value for our clients through the development of innovative technical and commercial solutions.”