AMEC chief exec to head UK Energy Marketing Strategy Implementation Board

May 8, 2008
AMEC Chief Executive Samir Brikho has been appointed chair of a new strategy board tasked with demonstrating the UK's world-leading position in energy and keeping it ahead of international competition.

Offshore Staff

LONDON -- AMEC Chief Executive Samir Brikho has been appointed chair of a new strategy board tasked with demonstrating the UK's world-leading position in energy and keeping it ahead of international competition. The announcement was made by Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Brikho will chair the UK Energy Marketing Strategy Implementation Board, responsible for developing and implementing a new strategy for this growing sector of the economy.

Owned and led by business leaders, the strategy examines global energy challenges, looking forward to 2030 as global demand for energy grows. It sets out new ways to promote UK expertise to an international audience.

Brikho and the wider board will be tasked with creating a working partnership between UK energy companies and government to develop solutions to some of the global challenges arising from climate change.

As part of the strategy, the board will aim to develop and promote UK expertise in a range of energy technologies, including biomass, fuel cells, geothermal sources, hydroelectric, hydrocarbon fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas), nuclear power, solar, tide, wave, and wind. In particular, it will seek to capitalize on the UK's strong research base and academic institutions to deliver technological innovation and bring new ideas to market more quickly.

05/08/2008

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