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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Damen Buys shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries

Damen Shipyards Group has entered into a share purchase agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the acquisition of its majority share in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI).    The Daewoo shipyard in Mangalia, Romania was established in 1997 as a joint venture between Daewoo and 2 Mai Mangalia Shipyard with Daewoo as majority shareholder.    With the acquisition of the majority share in the shipyard in Mangalia, Damen takes the next step in strengthening its international shipbuilding and ship repair activities. The Mangalia shipyard is

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

5K Workers Lose Jobs in Korean Shipyards

 According to a report by Korea Economic Daily the number of workers who left Korea's top-three shipbuilding companies - Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering - in the first half of this year is estimated at around 5,000.   As the shipbuilding industry was hit by global oversupply and lack of demand the country’s shipyards were forced to decrease their workforce as they launched drastic restructuring measures in an effort to return to liquidity.   As a result of the shipyards' top-to-bottom restructuring, caused by

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI)

Massive Layoff Ahead for Hyundai Heavy

;s spokesperson denied rumors of an imminent layoff plan, but said, “We are considering diverse ways to streamline the business although nothing has been confirmed.”   The speculation came as Hyundai Heavy -- along with two other shipbuilding giants Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering -- has continued to see weak ship orders in the sluggish shipbuilding market globally.    Meanwhile workers at shipyards of Hyundai Heavy Industries, located in Ulsan, South Gyeongsang Province, raised concerns over a possible massive layoff on Friday

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HMM May Hire Foreign CEO for Revival

Shipping Company may be chosen to head the company. The world's two largest container shippers are members of the 2M vessel-sharing alliance, which HMM managed to sign a preliminary deal to join last week.   The KDB is already suffering criticism for "unsuccessful" appointments at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, as its selections parachuted into the shipbuilder failed to contain the company's debacle.   HMM’s current controlling shareholder Hyundai Group will see its 22.64 percent stake, held jointly by group chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun, Hyundai Elevator

APT 1 Start of Construction Ceremony

Ceremony Marks the Construction of 5 American Tankers

a great opportunity to create hundreds of jobs in our burgeoning blue-tech industry,” Mayor Faulconer said. “By adding these good-paying jobs, NASSCO expands its role as a pillar of San Diego’s defense and innovation economies.” The ships were designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of Busan, South Korea, and will include improved fuel efficiency through several features, including a G-series MAN ME slow-speed main engine and an optimized hull form. The tankers will also have dual-fuel-capable auxiliary engines and the ability to

Daniel Chin (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Seattle Trader

KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has appointed  Daniel Chin as a Bunker & Lubricant Trader at its Seattle Office. Having worked as an oil trader in Korea as well as in Singapore and Pakistan, Chin  has advantageous knowledge of the maritime industry and its needs. Previous to his joining KPI Bridge Oil Seattle, Chin  was a Junior Trader and Manager with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).  

The work will be managed by Aker Solutions' UK MMO unit through an integrated construction and completions (ICC) organization with Daewoo and Statoil.

Aker Solutions Wins Mariner Development Deal

  Aker Solutions secured a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering to provide engineering, construction and commissioning services for the hook-up phase of the Mariner oilfield development in the UK North Sea. The agreement is worth more than GBP 120 million. It comes in addition to a five-year maintenance and modifications services contract awarded in June by Statoil for the Mariner field, which is set to start production in 2017. "We are very pleased to be expanding our already significant role in developing the Mariner field and to be working with Daewoo and Statoil

(From left to right) Top: Rick Zubic, Rob Mullins and Phil Adams. Bottom: Harry Bell and Pawan Agrawal.

VT Halter Announces Leadership Promotions

VT Halter Marine, Inc., the Pascagoula, Miss. based shipbuilding subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc., today announced several promotions within its leadership team.   The shipbuilder named Richard A. Zubic (Rick Zubic) to Executive Vice President, Shipbuilding; Rob Mullins to Senior Vice President, Strategy and Estimating; Harry Bell to Vice President, Sales and Marketing; Pawan Agrawal to Vice President Repair; and Phil Adams joins the VT Halter Marine team as Senior Vice President.   “These professionals bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and dedication to our

Jessica Galassie (Photo: JA Moody)

JA Moody Bolsters Norfolk Sales

JA Moody announced the addition of Jessica Galassie to its Norfolk office as Technical Salesperson, responsible for Navy and commercial accounts in that territory.   Galassie is most recently from Hilti, Inc. where she was a business developer in the shipbuilding industry. Prior to that, she worked as a senior field engineer in shipbuilding for Hilti, Inc.   Galassie holds a MBA in Global Management from New York Institute of Technology, a B. Eng., Marine Engineering from SUNY Maritime College and Marine Engineering, US Merchant Marine Academy.   Galassie is affiliated with

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Chesapeake Hires New Director of Design and Engineering

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. said that Steven McGee, P.E. has joined the senior executive team as Director of Design and Engineering at Chesapeake Shipbuilding.   With more than 20 years of engineering and maritime experience, McGee will oversee vessel design from preliminary conceptual design to complete Coast Guard and regulatory approvals. Chesapeake Shipbuilding currently has on staff five naval architects and 2 engineers.   “McGee’s experience in various positions with the U.S. Coast Guard, including Hull Division Chief at the Marine Safety Center and former Officer in

Jim McColl (Photo: Clyde Blowers Capital)

Plans to Restore UK Shipbuilding Welcomed by Union Groups

Reports that businessman Jim McColl, who purchased the Ferguson Marine Yard last year, plans to resurrect commercial shipbuilding on the lower reaches of the Clyde have been welcomed by organizations such as GMB Scotland and the Confederation of Shipbuilding & Engineering Unions (CSEU).   It has been reported that McColl is looking into Greenock's Inchgreen dry dock to build oceangoing commercial ships. This could potentially create many hundreds of jobs, and depending on the success of tenders, the potential number of jobs could be exceptional, says GMB Scotland.   Jim Moohan

Elwood Ide (Photo: Viega)

Elwood Ide Joins Viega

Viega expands shipbuilding and offshore team in the West Coast territory   Elwood Ide has joined Viega LLC as the company’s newest technical manager for shipbuilding and offshore for the West Coast.   In this position, Ide will provide analysis, forecasts and guidance for developing the marine and offshore business in the California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii and British Columbia region. He will also introduce and train engineers and craftsmen to use and install new solutions that meet rigorous marine and offshore challenges.   Ide has more than 40 years of piping

Paul J. Albert (Photo: VT Halter)

Albert Takes the Helm at VT Halter

Paul J. Albert has been appointed as the President and CEO for VT Halter Marine, effective immediately. “Paul's proven leadership and operational skills in managing complex shipbuilding projects makes him the right choice to lead VT Halter Marine. We are confident in his ability to grow the company while maintaining its reputation as one of the most innovative shipbuilding companies in the United States,” said Admiral Bill Landay, Chairman of the VT Halter Marine Board. “We are excited to appoint Mr. Albert to this role and look forward to what his leadership will bring 

Jennifer Boykin (Photo: HII)

Boykin Tapped as Next Newport News President

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Board of Directors has elected Jennifer R. Boykin to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective July 1. She will succeed Matt Mulherin, who announced that he will retire on August 1 after a 36-year career at Newport News Shipbuilding.   Boykin, who will report to HII President and CEO Mike Petters effective July 1, currently serves as vice president, engineering and design for Newport News Shipbuilding. Named to this position in 2012, she is responsible for all ship design,

Yasmin Fortuny (Photo: Viega)

Viega Names Fortuny Technical Manager

Viega LLC has hired Yasmin Fortuny as its new technical manager for its shipbuilding and cruise business development division in the Florida, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Caribbean regions.   In this position, Fortuny is responsible for positioning Viega as the primary choice for marine applications within the cruise line, shipbuilding, mega-yacht, commercial-vessel and military markets. She is also responsible for promoting all of Viega’s marine-approved products, educating key end users and promotion and distribution across all marine channels.   Fortuny has more than 14 years of

Image: Chesapeake Shipbuilding

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Expands Design Department

Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Md., is expanding its design department and is actively seeking two naval architects and one marine engineer to add to its design team.   The design office provides engineering and technical support for the company’s newbuild program and fleet operations. Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s design team undertakes design projects from conceptual design to detailed practical design and commissioning.

Travis Short (left) with Mickey Cook

Cook Joins Horizon Shipbuilding as Operations VP

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. announced that Mickey Cook has joined the corporation as the Vice President of Operations for the Bayou La Batre shipyard. Cook, one of the founders of C & G Boatworks, where he served as General Manager, brings 38 years of experience in the shipbuilding industry to his current position at Horizon. His many years of experience and relationships with others in the industry are an asset that will allow Horizon to better serve our customers and the marine industry as well as aid in the growth of Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. Travis Short, owner of Horizon and Cook have had

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