Purus Marine continues to expand its management team. The UK shipowner has appointed Alan Delanoe as general manager of ship management and operations.
He will be based in Singapore and focus on overseeing the technical and operational aspects of the fleet.
Delanoe joined from Singapore-based BW LPG, where he was a senior manager for fleet supervision. He has also been a marine operations manager at Total.
He has served as a captain, engineer and chief officer on VLGCs, and has a degree in marine engineering and nautical science from France’s Ecole Nationale Superieure Maritime.
Last year, Purus hired its chief operating officer, Pontus Berg, from BW LPG. It then added Rebecca Fang as commercial manager for the gas division in November.
Purus, which was established by investment firm EnTrust Global, said this week that it has ordered an additional very large ethane carrier from Hyundai Heavy Industries, lifting its total number of newbuildings there to three.
The company provides maritime services for the gas transport and offshore wind industries. It has 72 ultra-low emission vessels across the gas, wind and technology sectors, according to its website.
The company is led by chief executive Julian Proctor, who is based in Hong Kong.
EnTrust Global is represented on the board of Purus by Entrust CEO Gregg Hymowitz and Svein Engh, who is head of EnTrust Blue Ocean Group.
Purus Marine expects to utilise its equity capital to acquire and own a fleet of 100-plus environmentally advanced maritime ships, diversified across the maritime sectors, according to EnTrust Global’s website.
The assets are expected to deploy a variety of solutions to reduce or eliminate carbon emissions, including fully electric and battery hybrid propulsion, CO2 capture devices and biofuel blends.