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Saturday, January 19, 2019

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The Fjords CEO Steps Down

of the Board, The Fjords, said: “With Rolf at the helm, the company has taken delivery of two epoch-making and award winning electric sightseeing vessels built in carbon, Vision of the Fjords and Future of the Fjords. The third vessel in the same series, Legacy of the Fjords, is now under construction. The company has also created and launched the new ‘Powerdock’, a revolutionary floating charging terminal with a battery bank, storage space and waste reception system. Altogether, this represents investments of almost $46.8 million.The board of The Fjords will now initiate a recruitment

Chris Johnstone (Photo: DeltaTek)

DeltaTek Appoints Johnstone

Well construction specialist, DeltaTek Global, has announced the  appointment of Chris Johnstone as Operations Supervisor.Johnstone will focus on managing well site operations offshore and helping to design and develop new technologies, and he will also be responsible for implementing an equipment maintenance system and subsequent procedures.Prior to his appointment, Johnstone was a wellsite drilling engineer / performance coach at EnQuest. This followed an extensive engineering career which he began as an operations engineer at Stork and progressed to become a drilling engineer with LR Senergy

Mark Bowden  (Photo: Intermarine UK)

Intermarine UK Appoints Bowden

27 years at ship repair and conversion company A&P Falmouth, nine of those as procurement manager negotiating long-term supplier agreements. Most recently he oversaw the opening of India’s Lavgan shipyard in the state of Maharashtra, before moving to Rosyth in Scotland to assist with the construction of the second Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales.Bowden said his primary focus is on building Intermarine UK’s reputation as a provider of engineering services to the UK’s ship repair, refit, conversion and shipbuilding markets

Mintra Group's CEO Scott Kerr (left) and UK Managing Director Gareth Gilbert (Photo: Mintra Group)

Mintra Group Acquires Atlas Knowledge

competence and training specialist Mintra Group said it has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge.The move will bring both Aberdeen operations together to offer learning and competency systems and services to customers in the oil and gas, maritime, aviation, construction and energy sectors.With a turnover of around £15 million, Mintra employs more than 100 people globally and is backed by investor The Riverside Company. Atlas delivers digital learning solutions to safety critical industries, employing 39 people with revenues of around £5 million.The

Suzanne Beckstoffer, an accomplished engineering leader and business woman, the first woman president in SNAME’s 125 year history. Photo: HII/NNS

One-on-One with Suzanne Beckstoffer

organization for several years, an exciting opportunity to explore more innovations for our key product lines and manufacturing processes. One project I’m particularly proud of is our pioneering use of immersive 3D visualization to “walk through” and review ship spaces before construction; our design, planning, and construction folks all made use of it, as well as the Navy customer.The last project I led before retiring was the company’s migration from one computer toolset to another for design, planning, construction and lifecycle support. Just to make it a little tougher

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

Mark Johnson, a transactional lawyer and former naval officer and ship captain, has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a London partner in the firm’s Shipping Practice.Johnson has extensive experience advising on the construction, sale and purchase, financing, management, operation and ownership of all types of vessels, including some of the world’s largest super yachts. His clients range from major banks and oil companies to shipowners, leasing companies and shipyards.Johnson served 13 years in the Royal Navy, with a wide variety of posts including boarding office, navigating officer, and

Photo courtesy of Crowley

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Webb Students

added significance in 2008 when the company acquired Jensen Maritime Consultants, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm headquartered in Seattle.Many Webb graduates are currently employed by Crowley and Jensen in various disciplines from naval architecture and marine engineering, to vessel construction management and vessel operations.In addition to supporting Webb through scholarships, Crowley and Jensen offer student internships and oftentimes employment opportunities after graduation. The company also provides resources in support of student leadership development. In 2007, Crowley donated

Left to right: Jon Beatty and Greg Hammond (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Makes Two Key Appointments

, when combined with UTEC’s geophysical survey offering, provides a one-stop solution for seabed characterization and sampling. He has more than 25 years of international experience with Schlumberger, having served in technical and management positions spanning reservoir characterization, well construction and completion, and production.Hammond takes on the StarNet business unit director role having been with the business for more than 13 years. During this time, he has been instrumental in StarNet’s development, most recently as business development manager. Previously, Hammond supported

Chiel de Leeuw. Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Damen's Appoints de Leeuw as RoPax Sales Director

Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Chiel de Leeuw to the newly-created position of Sales Director RoPax, as the shipbuilder makes strides to expand into the design and construction of larger, one-off vessels in the offshore, cruise and RoPax sectors.In his new role, de Leeuw will be responsible for creating new business in the RoRo and RoPax markets for vessels over 120 meters in length.The new role was created to allow an experienced individual to focus on these large, bespoke projects over the long term, and to develop a detailed understanding of the top-end of the RoRo/RoPax market.de Leeuw is a

Brent Sappington (Photo: Consolidated Ship Repair)

Consolidated Ship Repair Hires Sappington

Consolidated Ship Repair has hired marine industry veteran Brent Sappington as Marine Manager.In his new role, Sappington will oversee the execution of a diverse range of projects from ship repair and fabrication, to decommissioning and systems integration testing, to subsea and offshore construction at one of the largest waterfront shipyards in Texas.Sappington’s experience in the industry began at a young age, working on a boat off the Oregon coast with his fisherman father. A 28-year marine industry professional, he has worked at industry leading marine equipment OEM's and offshore

Raimon Strunck (53) has been appointed as MV WERFTEN's Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Photo: © MV WERFTEN

Strunk Named CTO at MV Werften

, working for different shipyards in Germany and abroad. His experience includes three years at HDW in Kiel and 15 years at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. Most recently, Raimon Strunck served as managing director of the Neptun Shipyard in Rostock, where, amongst other things, he oversaw the construction of 14 river cruise ships, an LNG gas tanker and multiple floating engine room units for cruise vessels

Marcus Höglund (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Eyes US West Coast Cruise Business

including existing staff in Seattle and in the company’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla. office.Höglund has worked worldwide in the cruise sector throughout a 20-plus year career and was one of Foreship’s founders in 2002, playing a key role in some of the company’s highest profile new construction and conversion projects. In addition, as part of an earlier posting, he has direct experience of working in the U.S. on complex cruise ship engineering and refurbishment projects.“We will support the requirements of a distinct set of owners by making our full range of services available

Dean Lembke (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Names Lembke Facilities Manager

and other assets.Lembke will be responsible for establishing cost-effective, environmentally sound asset-management programs for all Port Authority properties. He also will work closely with the executive director and CFO on long-range planning with regard to capital improvement programs and new construction projects.Lembke previously was a site supervisor with North Shore Track overseeing rail construction and maintenance projects. For 13 years prior, he was a senior project coordinator at Krech Ojard and Associates, during which time he provided 20 months of onsite construction oversight during

Clay Daugherty (Photo: Danos)

Danos Hires Daugherty, Moberly as Scaffolding Managers

a scaffolding supervisor. He worked at Sunbelt Rentals for 13 years, where he served as a project manager and later as an operations manager. Daugherty holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.Moberly is an Air Force veteran with 24 years of oil and gas construction experience. After completing his military service, he began working as a roustabout on oil rigs, then moved to field supervisor and branch manager with Sunbelt Rentals. He and his wife live in Capmti, Louisiana, located in Natchitoches Parish

SIMNAV bridge simulator. Image: ICN

Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

expectations of further growth due to the continued offer of offshore pre-salt and post-salt plays in recent and upcoming tenders, expanded training facilities for local maritime officers has become vital to the growth of the maritime sector in Brazil as there is also an unprecedented oceangoing ship construction program under way through the Promef program, whose main client is Petrobras’ maritime company Transpetro, which although marred by a corruption scandal, continues to order new built DP capable tankers for oil export and DP capable shuttle tankers designed to unload oil direct from FPSOs

Photo: YANMAR

YANMAR, ABYC Partner in Technician Training

the course with ABYC’s guidance and certification materials, making ABYC Certification more accessible than ever for rising marine technicians.YANMAR Academy brings a systematic approach to training with a variety of course offerings for YANMAR product lines, including agriculture equipment, construction equipment, utility task vehicles, industrial diesel engines, energy systems and marine diesel engines. All courses are led by staff experts and conducted in state-of -the -art, product -specific training labs designed with student computers, 60-inch computer displays, advanced audio systems for

Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Port of Duluth-Superior Generates $1.4 bln and 8,000 Jobs

Associates.Some 35 million tons of iron ore, coal, limestone, salt, cement, grain, steel, wind turbines, and heavy machinery move through the Port each year, helping to keep businesses running in adjoining states and in communities along the U.S.-Canadian border. Farmers, miners, steel producers, construction companies, food manufacturers, utility companies and street maintenance departments depend on this System to move raw materials and finished products to market.Employment figures reported in this local study reflect direct jobs generated by moving marine cargo such as longshoremen, terminal employees

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