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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

Alysha Chambers  (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Promotes Chambers to Marketing Manager

KPI Bridge Oil, a global trader and broker in marine fuels, marine lubricants and risk management products, has promoted Alysha Chambers from Group Marketing Coordinator to Group Marketing Manager.Chambers joined KPI Bridge Oil two years ago from a UK healthcare manufacturer where she was responsible for the company’s B2B and B2C marketing activities. Chambers has a MA degree from Kingston University, London in Marketing Communications & Advertising and a BA degree from Saint Leo University, USA in Communication Management.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harland and Wolff’s retiring CEO Robert J Cooper shakes hands with his successor Jonathan Guest (Photo: Harland and Wolff)

Guest Promoted to CEO at Harland and Wolff

, will step into the chief executive role on May 1 to replace Cooper who is retiring after more than four decades with the company.Guest has worked for 23 years as a professional engineer and executive director in a range of industries including marine, manufacturing, automotive, engineering and construction, having previously held positions of operations director of façade company McMullen Architecture and managing director of the interior fit out specialist MJM Group in Newry.Cooper began his career at Harland and Wolff as an accountant in 1974 and rose through the firm’s ranks during

Junshan Zou (Photo: V.Group)

V.Group Names Zou Managing Director for China

V.Group said it has appointed Junshan Zou to build, lead and drive V.Group’s activities in China, including business development, ship management and marine services.“We have made a long-term commitment to growing our business in China,” said Alastair Evitt, Group Managing Director for V.Group’s Ship Management East division. “This new role will enable us to focus our efforts on growing all aspects of V.Group’s business including expanding our pool of Chinese seafarers to meet the future growth needs of the market.”Zou has more than 20 years’ experience

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