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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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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

Michael Smith (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes

and supply chain strategies.   Stabler joined Newport News Shipbuilding in 1984 and has held progressively responsible positions in engineering, purchasing, business development and program management. He was appointed vice president of assembly in 1999 and vice president of aircraft carrier construction in 2000. He was directly responsible for program management and construction of the last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), from the contract award in 2001 until successful builder’s sea trials in 2009. He went on to serve as vice president of supply chain management

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) appointed Said bin Homoud Al Mawali as Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: ODC)

New Shipyards CEO at Oman Drydock Company

who announced earlier last year by the ASYAD (formerly Oman Global Logistic Group) board of directors in Duqm/Oman.   Prior to his role at ODC, Said was providing leadership and governance for the Executive Management of OTTCO since February 2014. With the 21 years extensive experience in construction, asset management, plant operations, supply chain, cost control, business development, mergers and acquisition, Said is leading the corporate strategies and overall policies and procedures to ensure that all key people play constructive role in the development. Said occupied significant positions

Dean Xeros (Photo: Principle Logistics Group)

Principle Logistics Group Names Xeros as President

Principle Logistics Group, a Fort Worth-based, strategic planning and transportation logistics and management company, has announced the hiring of Dean Xeros as their new president.   In his role, Xeros will be responsible for leading an aggressive re-launch of the former Principle Transport Group, which will include the offering of a wider range and more technologically sophisticated range of logistics tools and efficiencies. Bringing more than 30 years of proven logistics, sales, and business development experience to Principle Logistics Group, Xeros will focus on the company’s

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

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

Nick Sheperd (Photo: Wikborg Rein)

Wikborg Rein Bolsters London Team

 International law firm Wikborg Rein has further strengthened its leading presence in the shipping and offshore and onshore construction sectors with the appointment of three key senior hires to its London offices.   Nick Shepherd has joined as a partner from Ince & Co, where he was most recently the head of that firm’s office in Piraeus, Greece. According to Wikborg Rein, Shepherd has a reputation as an 'owner's lawyer' for the Greek shipping market, where he is the first-choice lawyer for a number of the largest shipping groups, including TMS / Dryships / Ocean Rig (George

Mistry Resigns as a Director of Bumi Armada

Malaysia-based international offshore energy facilities and services provider Bumi Armada Berhad  has announced that its Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director, Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry, has resigned from the Board of Directors of the Group. Mistry joined the Board of Bumi Armada in October 2014. Mistry is the Chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji group, a conglomerate involved in construction, real estate, infrastructure and renewable energy.

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

Manuel Jiménez (Photo: SENER)

SENER Names Jiménez Financial, Administrative Director

 Engineering and technology group SENER has appointed Manuel Jiménez as the new Financial and Administrative Director of SENER’s Engineering and Construction Division, replacing José Luis Anzola, who has held the position of Corporate Chief Financial Officer of the SENER Group since 2015. Jiménez holds a degree in Economics and Business Science, specializing in Business Administration, from the University of Seville and has 15 years of professional experience developed in different positions within the Abengoa Group. During his last years in the company, he served as

Christopher Deschenes has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs. (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.)

Deschenes Joins Bouchard as VP

Co., Inc. said that Christopher Deschenes has joined the company as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs.   Prior to joining Bouchard, Mr. Deschenes served as a Project Engineer with Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. as a member of the Worldwide Technical Service Group, supporting all new construction and capital projects for the foreign and domestic OSG tanker/ATB fleet. He then moved on to Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering, Inc. as Director of Engineering and Projects, where he was responsible for managing company operations, engineering staff, client relations and overall project execution

Maria Ancheril (Photo: Xodus Subsea)

Xodus Subsea Strengthens Americas Team

will be responsible for all aspects of Xodus Subsea operations in North and South America. With more than 28 years’ experience working within the subsea industry, he has substantial knowledge of subsea engineering, field development planning, engineering management, flow assurance and marine construction. “Xodus Subsea is looking to establish itself as one of the leaders in the subsea market, and the Americas region is key in achieving that,” said Marcotulli. “We offer a wealth of technical subsea experience, joining front-end expertise with engineering, procurement and constructio

Bradley Lamkin (Photo: Glosten)

Glosten Promotes Lamkin to Senior Marine Consultant

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has promoted Bradley G. Lamkin, PE to Senior Marine Consultant. As a Senior Marine Consultant and member of the Principals’ Group, Lamkin will continue to lead Glosten’s marine construction efforts. A 20-year veteran at Glosten, Lamkin specializes in resolving stability issues for a variety of vessels including barges, hopper dredges, passenger vessels and tugboats. Lamkin is a graduate of Calvin College (BSE, Mechanical Engineering, 1994), and earned his Master’s degree from the University of Michigan

Gibbs & Cox Appoints Harper as VP, Design Group

HVAC Department, overseeing the detail design of HVAC systems for the DDG 51 Class destroyers utilizing Computervision's 3-D Modeling Work Stations.  Manager of the Mechanical Department responsible for technical quality and specification conformance of drawings and products developed for construction, overhaul and repair of naval ships and commercial craft.  Assistant Vice President of the Design Group responsible for managing the daily activities for a full service design group, supporting the development of Functional and Detail Production drawings as well as the development of

Keppel Comes Out Tops at WSH Awards

systems, Keppel DHCS and Keppel Singmarine garnered the WSH Performance (Silver) Awards. This is the fifth consecutive year that Keppel DHCS, a subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure, has clinched this award for its district cooling systems (DCS) plant operations and Engineering, Procurement and Construction project to provide DCS services to MediaCorp's new campus at Mediapolis@one-north.   R K Jaggi, General Manager, Group Health, Safety and Environment, Keppel Corporation, said, "At Keppel, safety is not only a top priority but more importantly a core value. Across all levels of the

North P&I Club Names de Groot Vice Chairman

subsidiary Sunderland Marine. de Groot currently heads the legal and contracts department at Rotterdam-based Van Oord, one of the world’s leading dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy project contractors. The €2 billion turnover company operates a fleet of 75 specialist construction vessels.   Other changes made at North’s board meeting last week include the appointment of Alex Lynch MBE as chairman of the risk committee and Peter Johnson as chairman of the audit committee. Lynch was previously group finance director of Scottish ferry operator David MacBrayne

LOC Appoints Rutler as Group CFO

Operating Officer, responsible for LOC’s global operations including marine assurance and risk, energy and shipping sectors.   Rutler has worked for more than 20 years in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and marine industries for a variety of companies, EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation), consultancy and technical advisory. He also has experience as a company director, with particular expertise in management, operations and strategy.   Rutler joins LOC from Bureau Veritas where he has worked for 13 years, most recently as vice president, corporate development

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