Two senior appointments at Falmouth Docks & Engineering Company (FDEC) and A&P Group are set to help the business capitalise on new opportunities in the Group’s port operations.
Mike Spicer, A&P Falmouth’s former Finance Director, has been made Director of Operations for Falmouth Docks & Engineering Company and Financial Director (Falmouth) at A&P Group, while Drystan Jones, former Director at FDEC, assumes the role of FDEC’s Port Development Director and General Manager FDEC.
Mike’s appointment will support A&P Group’s move to bring FDEC operations under A&P Falmouth’s direction which will strengthen links between both entities, whilst affording greater strategic decision making between the two organisations.
Drystan’s new role will give greater focus to port development and capitalise on the growing number of offshore wind opportunities available to the South West. Both Mike and Drystan will report to Steve Jones, Managing Director Operations and Site Director at A&P Falmouth.
Steve Jones, Managing Director Operations and Site Director at A&P Falmouth said: “These new appointments play both Mike and Drystan to their strengths and allow us to give more strategic focus to the growth and development of FDEC.
“Because A&P Falmouth is superbly located to support renewable activity off the south west coast of England, Mike and Drystan will also be charged with helping us to unlock greater potential in this sector and to create new opportunities for both the business and local economy. Mike and Drystan will work closely with Cornwall and Isle of Scilly (COIS) LEP to consider and promote the opportunities for floating offshore wind development across the region.”
Falmouth Docks and Engineering Company is a statutory harbour authority and provides all Port related services and infrastructure in the Port of Falmouth to bulk industries, cruise and ferry owners and operators, and the offshore energy sectors including wind, wave and tidal.
Falmouth Docks and Engineering Company is part of A&P Group – a leading provider of ship repair, conversion and marine services and heavy engineering expertise. Operating six dry docks and extensive fabrication facilities across three strategic locations in the UK, A&P Group also has a business in Australia that provides ship repair services and support to the Royal Australian Navy.
As one of the leading engineering business in the UK, A&P is also involved in a diverse range of fabrication and repair projects across a broad cross section of sectors including Defence, Marine, Oil and Gas, Subsea, Energy, Civil and Nuclear. Projects include the fabrication of built modules for the Astute Submarine Class and the prestigious HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers, cable carousels, flood barriers, steam turbines, shore side access systems and FPSO upgrades.
All A&P Group facilities combine a rich heritage of marine and engineering skills and experience, providing a diverse customer base with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.