Poseidon Maritime (UK) Limited (PML), the global provider of engineering, marine and safety consultancy services to the offshore oil industry, has enhanced its position in Aberdeen with the announcement of two key appointments.

Graeme Reid joined PML as a consultant in 2003 from ABB Marine Ltd. He will oversee the planning and execution of PML¹s global consultancy business in Aberdeen and will actively strengthen the company¹s three business areas, marine, engineering and security, across the marine and offshore industries worldwide.

Graeme is a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and started his career with Arjo Wiggins in Aberdeen. He then joined ABB Marine Limited in 1995 as a field engineer in the city where he rose to the position of Account Manager responsible for projects involving design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of vessel electrical systems. Graeme has accumulated a wealth of experience and skills on a diverse range of projects and products both in the UK and overseas, in marine, offshore and onshore environments.

He said: "PML is going through exciting times at the moment as it builds on its strong presence and reputation in the marine and offshore sectors. My ambition is to achieve sustained growth as we look to consolidate our current range of business divisions to continue providing a high quality service to our customers."

John Ramsey, a master mariner, joined PML in 2001 as part of the ship management and marine consultancy team. He will now be responsible for the health and safety of staff and associate consultants.

John has spent most of his career at sea where he started his cadetship with BP Tankers in 1980. He sailed on tankers and container vessels before moving into the offshore sector with Lowline and then Mansal Offshore. He sailed as master on supply, survey, ROV and diving vessels.

He said: "My job is to ensure that PML meets all statutory health and safety requirements. PML puts the health, safety and wellbeing of all its employees and contractors top of its priorities. As we expand to meet increasing demand from prospective customers, we must ensure that our growing staff numbers are working in a safe and secure environment."

Managing director and co-founder of PML, Peter Napier, said: "Graeme and John are both highly experienced individuals who bring a wealth of knowledge to the company. I am sure both appointments will help to grow our business and enable us to strengthen our position as a leading global provider of marine and offshore consultancy services.

Poseidon Maritime (UK) Ltd (PML) is a global consultancy offering a full range of integrated support services to the marine, construction, drilling and floating production industries.

PML was established in 1994 as an engineering, marine and safety consultancy. It has a growing customer base that includes multi-national oil companies, major offshore marine contractors and ship owners. Its Security Division is now well established and has built up a strong client base and a "second to none" reputation.

Poseidon maritime (UK) Ltd offers a comprehensive range of support services to the marine, construction, drilling and floating production industries, both onshore and offshore worldwide, providing clients with significant risk control to safeguard reputation at operational, project, management and corporate levels