Liberty Industrial Arrives in the United Kingdom
Liberty Industrials Arrives in the United Kingdom

December 2021 – Liberty Industrial, an award-winning provider of specialist decommissioning, deconstruction and remediation services, has expanded into the United Kingdom.

This milestone is a major move for Liberty Industrial on its mission to deliver best-in-class deconstruction and remediation solutions to the oil & gas, heavy industrial and power generation industries.

Established in Australia, Liberty Industrial has built a reputation for delivering some of the most complex engineering and challenging deconstruction and remediation projects in the world, which has seen multinational clients support their international expansion.

Liberty Industrial’s Founding Director, Mr Clinton Dick, said the decision to expand to the United Kingdom builds upon Liberty Industrial’s growing operational presence outside Australia and is representative of strategic plans for further market expansion into Europe.

“Over the past 24-months and despite the impact of Covid, we were lucky to see growth and acceptance into international markets. It made sense for us to open an office in the United Kingdom and leverage our capabilities across the oil & gas, power generation and heavy industrial sectors, particularly as the global marketplace is embracing a new era when it comes to clean energy.

We have assembled a strong team in Teesside with a wealth of experience in preparing, planning and delivering complex projects across Europe. They also bring lessons learned from challenging projects in the North Sea which will see our onshore and offshore oil & gas capabilities expand across Europe”, says Mr Dick.

Liberty Industrial is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Steve Andrew as the Global Business Development and Asset Closure Director. Steve has been actively involved in the demolition industry for over 40 years, 20 as a contractor and later as a consultant/clients engineer leading the planning, preparation and successful delivery of a significant number of high hazard sites for dismantling for reuse, demolition and land remediation. As a globally recognised SME, Mr Andrew is a much sought after speaker on the science of demolition and explains:

“I have gone full circle from when I started in the industry as a wide-eyed 15-year-old. After being with ABB for more than 22 years, there are a few companies that I would have considered leaving my consultancy role for. The attitude and commitment from Liberty Industrial in the professional delivery of projects made this decision an easy one. I am excited to be part of this new era for Liberty and look forward to growing the brand globally”.

Leading the UK division alongside Mr Andrew is industry veterans, Mr Robert Barker (Projects Director) and Mr Jon Sowerby (Contracts Director), and Daniel Breeze (Operations Manager) who between them have more than 70 years of experience in Specialist Decommissioning, Demolition & Remediation, locally and internationally. Both have particular expertise in the CoMAH oil & gas, heavy industrial, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, industrial manufacturing and power generation industries where strict compliance with legislation and world-class safety is paramount.

This focus aligns with Liberty Industrial’s “end to end” approach, which Robert and Jon agree will leverage their skill in managing large, collaborative project teams that promote a disciplined safety and sustainability culture amongst all project stakeholders.

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