Tuesday 2nd April 2024

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has appointed Peter Broad as Site Manager for its new vessel build project.

 Media release – Steamship Group appoints new vessels site manager


The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has appointed Peter Broad as Site Manager for its new vessel build project.


Peter, a former chief engineer, Lloyds Register surveyor and engineering consultant, has a wealth of experience representing ship owners with the build of more than 120 new vessels.


In January, the Steamship Group signed contracts with shipbuilder Piriou, meaning that two new ships will be delivered in 2026, making journeys faster, more comfortable, and environmentally sustainable, whilst improving reliability.


Peter will join Chris Lingham as one of two on-site project managers, ensuring there is constant representation at the shipyard in Vietnam and that the build program remains on budget and on time for delivery.


He said: “I am excited to join the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group at this vital juncture in its history.


“Having managed the build of over 120 new vessels, I, as a Cornishman, understand the important role these lifeline vessels play in the lives of the Isles of Scilly community and I look forward to delivering them in 2026, securing the long-term future of passenger travel and freight supplies to the islands.”


Peter brings with him more than 36 years of practical experience in the marine industry, having worked all over the world. He has lived and worked in South Korea for almost 20 years, project managing major new build projects in the three biggest shipyards in the world.


Currently president of the International Institute of Marine Surveying, Peter has authored several technical papers, books and training material, including the successful Shipbuilding Acquaint Course, which covers all aspects of modern shipbuilding and industry best practices.


Stuart Reid, Chief Executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, said: “Peter’s decades of knowledge are a major asset to the project team. He shares our commitment to delivering this project for the Isles of Scilly, and we are delighted to welcome him to the Group.”


With more than 200 employees, including engineers, mariners, pilots, front line workers and office staff, the Steamship Group is one of West Cornwall’s biggest employers.


It has been delivering for Scilly for more than 100 years, connecting the islands with the rest of the country. Established by islanders in March 1920, the business has grown into a major air and sea operation, transporting more than 200,000 passengers and 15,000 tonnes of freight a year.