SBM Offshore's chief transition officer Philippe Barril has decided to quit the Dutch floater player having been chosen as the new chief executive of Heerema Marine Contractors.

On 23 May, HMC announced that its chief executive Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven had decided to leave the company, with his last day of work being 31 May.

SBM said Barril will step down on August 31 from his role as chief transition officer (CTO), joining HMC as chief executive the following day.