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Jorge Unda (Photo: SENER Group)

Unda Named CEO of SENER Group

Jorge Unda, until now the Managing Director of the Engineering and Construction area of the SENER Group, has been appointed CEO for the entire Group, replacing Jorge Sendagorta, who previously combined the positions of President and CEO. Unda becomes the top executive of the company, and Sendagorta remains as President of SENER’s Board of Directors.An industrial engineer in the field of Mechanics from the Higher School of Industrial Engineering of Bilbao (Spain), University of the Basque Country, and doctor of industrial engineering from the ESII (Higher School of Industrial Engineers) of San

James Larnder (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Promotes Larnder, Morrison

Larnder will drive further business growth and product innovation within Aquaterra Energy. Aquaterra Express tools and equipment rental service, which offers easy access to an essential range of in-demand, standardized solutions. In addition, Well Start, aimed at the early phases of platform well construction, will be rolled out globally after the excellent response from North Sea operators. The company also plans to expand its modular Sea Swift platform to include new designs to suit a greater breadth and depth of field developments worldwide. The company also plans to continue its expansion geographicall

Photo: TNPA

Safety Milestone for Maydon Wharf Infrastructure Upgrade

Transnet Capital Projects (TCP) – which is overseeing Transnet National Ports Authority’s project to reconstruct the quay walls and deepen berths at Maydon Wharf – recently achieved a safety milestone of 1,000,000 man hours without a lost time injury (LTI) on the reconstruction and deepening of Maydon Wharf Berth 1- 4, 13 & 14 Project.   Shane Perumal, Project Manager, said, “There has been a huge safety commitment from the project managers, the main contractor Stefanutti Stocks AXSYS Joint Venture, and subcontractors, to provide continual training, preventative

Steve Roth, President of Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Makes Leadership Moves

; Seaspan Marine. Following that, he held positions as Vice President, Business Development – Seaspan Marine and most recently as Vice President – SFC. During his time at Seaspan, Steve has set a consistent standard of excellence in everything he’s done, including the most recent construction and delivery of SFC’s two new LNG vessels on-time and on-budget and the soon-to-be completed terminal modernizations.    Vancouver Shipyards Paul Thomas has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager – Vancouver Shipyards (VSY). In this new role, Paul will

Courtesy Foster Wheeler

Foster Wheeler Signs Agreement With BOC to Replace Heat Exchangers

Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has signed an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) services agreement with BOC, a member of the Linde Group, for the installation of replacement heat exchangers at BOC’s Teesport facility, Teesside, in northeast England. The Foster Wheeler contract value was not disclosed and was included in the company’s first-quarter 2014 bookings. Under this agreement, Foster Wheeler will provide project management, front-end engineering design, detailed engineering design

Doug Lambert (Photo: Superior Industries)

Lambert Joins Superior Construction Management Division

Industries, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer and global supplier of material handling systems and their related components, announced the hire of 36-year aggregate industry veteran Doug Lambert. In March, Lambert was appointed to a role as a sales and application engineer in the manufacturer’s new construction management division. Lambert will continue to make his home in Tennessee. Lambert comes to Superior after spending the last eight years as a regional sales manager for Terex Minerals Processing Systems. His roots in the construction aggregate industry are deep. Lambert’s grandfather founded

Suzanne Plezia (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

Port of Long Beach Names Two Engineering Executives

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week named two Harbor Department engineering leaders as the new Chief Harbor Engineer and the new Director of Program Management. The Appointments are effective April 29.   Suzanne Plezia, the Port's Director of Construction Management, has been promoted to Senior Director of the Engineering Bureau’s Program Delivery Group. The position also holds the title of Chief Harbor Engineer. Plezia is the first woman to be Chief Harbor Engineer of the Port of Long Beach. The Chief Harbor Engineer is in charge of executing all of the Port’s

Philip Shepherd (Photo: WRS)

WRS Singapore Relocates to Larger Premises

Global oil and gas, marine, construction, mining and power industries staffing company Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) Ltd have moved into larger premises in Singapore to support their growing APAC team. The WRS Singapore office launched in early 2015 and are now looking to triple their size operationally to meet market demands after a number of key client and project wins in the Asia Pacific region. In particular WRS are now launching their Singapore Marine division, alongside key offerings within construction and commodities trading. To support this growth, WRS have recently moved into

Lucas Hicks (Photo: HII)

Leadership Changes at Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced several leadership changes at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Lucas Hicks has been promoted to vice president of construction for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), and Charles Southall has been promoted to vice president of engineering and design. Southall succeeds Jennifer Boykin, who previously served in the role before being named president of Newport News Shipbuilding.   Mike Shawcross, who currently serves as Newport News’ vice president, CVN 79 and CVN 80 (Enterprise) aircraft carrier construction

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach Approves Project Labor Agreement

Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners have approved a plan Monday to expand the port’s use of locally hired, disadvantaged and veteran workers for more than $700 million in construction projects.   Under the new Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, at least 40 percent of the work on port construction projects must be done by local residents (Los Angeles and Orange counties), 15 percent by disadvantaged workers and 10 percent by veterans. The PLA also encourages apprenticeship and training programs, and

Newport News to Host JAMF Ground-breaking Event

; Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding subsidiary will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its new Joint Manufacturing and Assembly Facility (JMAF) on Monday, June 22.   Slated to open in 2017, the JMAF will support the builder’s Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier construction and current and future Virginia-class submarine construction programs and is designed to include multiple worksites, advanced technology, automated equipment, heavyweight cranes, large transportation doors and specialty paint bays to enable more efficient construction processes, the shipbuilder

APT 1 Start of Construction Ceremony

Ceremony Marks the Construction of 5 American Tankers

  General Dynamics NASSCO and City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer today signaled the start of construction of five American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony for the first tanker, the APT-1, at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. Joined by General Dynamics NASSCO executive leadership and Mayor Faulconer were representatives from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., and Rob Kurz, vice president of Kinder Morgan Terminals and president of KMP subsidiary American Petroleum Tankers. “Today’s start of construction ceremony signifies our ongoing relationship with

David Pesce (Photo: The Navigators Group)

Navigators Hires Pesce to Launch Surety Department

member of the senior management team, responsible for all aspects of its contract and environmental surety business. Pesce began his career at Seaboard Surety Company and has held positions at Reliance Surety Company, Liberty Mutual Surety and Crum & Forster Insurance.    A Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), Pesce holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. Pesce is a past Chairman of the National Association of Independent Sureties, sits on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial

Simon Redfern (Photo: RCGP)

Redfern Joins RCG

with the addition of Simon Redfern to the firm’s London office as Director.   Redfern has a proven and well-respected track record in managing large, multi-disciplinary, geographically diverse teams across the full offshore wind asset lifecycle including development, project financing, construction, operations and equity sale processes.   Redfern has deep, senior level commercial and technical experience across the full asset lifecycle of offshore wind projects, from project development, through construction, into operations and maintenance.   Prior to joining RCG, he was Head

MAGDALEN (Photo courtesy of  AMP)

US Dredging Invests in American Workers, Safe Navigation Channels

, are a reflection of the U.S. dredging industry’s continued investment in building dredges with increased capacity for complex operations while maintaining the highest environmental and safety standards for dredging operations. These vessels represent more than $310 million in new vessel construction in the United States, and have helped to support the U.S. shipyard industrial base. Recent vessel investments include: Delivery of Weeks Marine Inc.’s hopper dredge MAGDALEN, Delivery of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”) ATB hopper dredge

Joe Mayhall (Photo: Bollinger)

Mayall Joins Bollinger as VP Sales/Marketing

sales and marketing responsibilities for Bollinger as well as Tampa Ship. Joe brings to the table 23 years as a solid contributor in shipyard sales and marketing. His knowledge and understanding of the industry will open new doors and new markets for Bollinger as well as expand on our existing new construction and repair efforts.”   Mayhall is a veteran of new construction and ship repair sales and has worked in increasingly responsible positions, overseeing blue water ship repair and new construction sales in the oilfield and passenger vessel markets as well as coordinating advertising

Mark W. Delventhal

Great Lakes Towing Announces Two New Hires

fleet and its other marine resources, including the potential for growth in contract and project work on the East and Gulf Coasts and in the Caribbean. He will also use his talents and experience to lead the company’s fleet renewal and planning programs, including design and development for the construction of new tugs. Dew retired from the U.S. Coast after 20 years as Maritime Operations & Safety Specialist, including duties as a marine inspector. Just prior to joining The Towing Company, he was with ABS Consulting for eight years providing risk analysis and risk management expertise. Dew

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