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Wednesday, 10 November 2021 13:46

Pryme Group appoints esteemed renewables business development manager

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Pryme Group, a leading manufacturing collective with over 50 years’ experience in providing bespoke, cutting-edge products, solutions and services to clients in a range of sectors across the globe, has appointed Ray McGlynn as Business Development Manager – Renewables, to enhance its global offshore renewables offering.

With over 20 years of energy sector experience, Ray has amassed a vast skill set and knowledge of the offshore renewables sector, supporting and advising companies as they grow within this area.

Pryme Group’s recent merger with Caley Ocean Systems and IMES International has bolstered the capabilities of the group, allowing for further expansion into the renewables and nuclear markets, with particular focus on offshore wind installation technology.

Ray’s main focus will be to capitalise on the recent success Caley Ocean Systems, and its partner Houlder, have seen, in their Innovative Tooling Solutions around foundation installation support, for global offshore wind opportunities.

Having built a strong network of business contacts and relationships around the world, Ray’s background spans leading global companies, in the defence and energy sectors. His career started in business development at BAE Systems and includes roles at Fugro Structural Monitoring, Ashtead Technology, BMT and most recently, Caley Ocean Systems, now part of Pryme Group.

Handling alignment frames delivered by Caley Ocean Systems to Balfour Beatty for Hinkley Point CHandling alignment frames delivered by Caley Ocean Systems to Balfour Beatty for Hinkley Point C

Commenting on his appointment, Ray said:

“Europe currently dominates the world’s offshore wind market, which is set to continue increasing exponentially over the next decade. With massive global growth comes massive opportunities for the maturing supply chain to support and contribute to its success, and this will be a priority area for Pryme Group in the coming years.

“The transition in my career into renewable energy business development has come naturally as the whole energy sector has shifted its focus to Clean Energy Solutions, and to achieving net zero goals. I’m thrilled to be joining Pryme Group at such a pivotal and exciting time for the industry and company, as we continue to build our renewable energy credentials.”

Pryme Group services clients across a variety of sectors, from energy and marine to aerospace, defence and utilities.

Kerrie Murray, CEO of Pryme Group, commented:

“Pryme Group has previously predominantly focused on the oil and gas and defence sectors, but we are now expanding our business to also serve clients in offshore renewables and nuclear, supporting their journey to net zero. Ray’s wealth of sector knowledge strengthens our position in these evolving sectors and will help us expand our integrated services and geographical reach.

“We look forward to Ray playing a key role in Pryme Group’s continual development in the offshore renewables sector, building upon our innovative installation technology.”

Pryme Group, which is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland, is now able to offer an on-the-ground presence and technical capabilities from key locations across the UK including Aberdeen, Dundee, Ellon, Glasgow, Morecambe, Newcastle, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Renfrew, Rosyth and Sheffield, through a team of 260 people.

About Pryme Group


Pryme Group provides a turnkey service for global contract manufacturing, combining high-quality machining with design capability, fabrication, assembly, testing, proprietary high pressure liquid and gas equipment and project management.

It is made up of the following entities;

  • Pryme Group Newcastle
  • SengS
  • Hydratron
  • GA Sliding Head
  • GA Scotland
  • GA North West
  • Caley Ocean Systems
  • IMES International

As of 2021, Pryme Group has an on-the-ground presence and technical capabilities in key locations across the UK. This includes –

  • Design and consulting capabilities in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Ellon
  • Machining, fabrication and assembly capabilities in Dundee, Newcastle, Morecambe, Renfrew and Sheffield
  • Testing and servicing capabilities in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Ellon, Rosyth, Plymouth and Portsmouth
  • Specialist products through their Hydratron range of high-pressure liquid and gas equipment in Newcastle
  • Specialist lifting solutions through their Caley Ocean Systems operations in Glasgow

Simmons Private Equity is the majority shareholder of Pryme Group.

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