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12 January

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory Restructures and Repositions to Help Customers Meet the Flow Measurement Challenges of the Energy Transition

2021 has been a year of significant change for TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory (NEL). Like most businesses we continue to deal with the challenges of COVID-19, but it hasn’t stopped us from developing our customer services to meet existing and future energy needs. As the UK Designated Institute for Flow, and holder of the primary reference standard for density, we are well placed to meet the flow measurement challenges of the energy transition. We have developed several digital flow measurement solutions to meet customers real time, remote information needs such as Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) & Virtual Metering. On top of this, we continue to improve our existing test, research and calibration services through some major facility upgrades and ongoing automation programmes.

In September of 2021 our long serving Managing Director Dr Brian Millington left the business after 37 years. During his tenure Brian oversaw the transition from public body into private ownership, creating the organisation as it is today. Following Brian’s departure the NEL business is being led by Mark Roscoe and Dr Martin Hanton. Mark is responsible for services related to the Chemical and Process Industries (CPI), looking after our valued oil & gas and water sector customers, and will assume overall financial responsibility for the business. Martin joined the organisation in 2018 and has been responsible for setting up and growing the new hydrogen and CCUS services, and leading our R&D work; he is now responsible for services related to Green Energy and Sustainability (GES), as well leading the Flow Programme – NEL’s vital work as UK Designated Institute for Flow Measurement as part of the National Measurement System funded by BEIS.
Our structure now better reflects the market and our key focus areas, meaning we have the resources to build on our digital, hydrogen and CCUS capability, which has seen rapid growth throughout the last two years. In addition to this, we are able to build on the knowledge and expertise of our staff to continue to support our core oil & gas customers, who are vital to the future of the business and will remain so throughout the energy transition.

In order to strengthen the Leadership Team and further sharpen our commercial and customer focus, Jim Holt joined the organisation in the role of Head of Sales and Business Development on the 5th of January. Jim has extensive experience in the oil & gas industry having filled global roles with Proserv and SGC, bringing with him the technical knowledge and network needed to drive NEL’s growth. Our previous Head of Sales, Ewan Fisher will move into a new role leading the extensive change programme needed to ensure NEL’s continued success and growth as a commercial organisation.

Colin Lightbody also joined on the 5th of January as a Principal Metering Engineer, bringing decades of metrology experience to supplement NEL’s existing metering expertise and ensure the best possible level of service for our customers.

As a result of these changes, NEL goes into 2022 with a strong team, bringing industry-leading experience, along with cutting-edge testing facilities, and plans for further expansion in all sectors of the energy market. We look forward to working with all our customers to support their operations as we continue to play our part in the energy transition.


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