New CEO confirmed for the Subsea Integration Alliance
23 Sep 2021 - Upstream Costs and Technology | Headline Analysis
Ross MacdonaldRoss MacdonaldSenior Research Analyst

Olivier Blaringhem has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Subsea Integration Alliance; the strategic partnership between Subsea 7 and Schlumberger’s OneSubsea.

Formerly Executive Vice President of Subsea & Conventional at Subsea 7, Blaringhem succeeds Stuart Fitzgerald, who was earlier this year confirmed as the new CEO of heavy lift and renewables subsidiary Seaway 7.

Earlier this year Seaway 7 announced its tie-up with Norway’s OHT ASA. The combined company will employ around 600 people with a focus on EPCI offerings for the installation of wind turbines, foundations, offshore substations, submarine cables, and heavy transport. Completion of that transaction is expected by the end of Q3 2021, subject to approval by OHT’s shareholders, approvals and other customary completion conditions.

Since joining Subsea 7 in 2002, Blaringhem has held several country, regional and corporate level management positions based in the North Sea, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has been Executive VP – Subsea & Conventional at Subsea 7 since January 2020.

In terms of the wider management team at the Subsea Integration Alliance, Steve Tate, Head of Sales & Commercial (OneSubsea) will remain as the Deputy CEO and Head of Sales.