HANSA HEAVY LIFT board member Roger Iliffe has been appointed by Oaktree Capital, 100% shareholder of the shipping company, as interim CEO, and replaces Tomas Dyrbye whilst the company searches for a replacement.

Oaktree’s plan is to continue significant investment into the project heavy lift market and further expand HANSA HEAVY LIFT through fleet growth and further consolidation. The focus will be on the oil and gas sector, EPCs, and other demanding engineering sectors.

“We would like to take this opportunity of thanking Tomas for his contribution, and wishing him well for the future,” said Iliffe, who was acting CEO for HANSA HEAVY LIFT when the company launched in 2011.