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Sunday, February 18, 2018

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MAGDALEN (Photo courtesy of  AMP)

US Dredging Invests in American Workers, Safe Navigation Channels

more than 400 shipyard workers over the three-year construction period. Now located offshore of Gulfport, Mississippi, ELLIS ISLAND commenced dredging operations in early December 2017 on the MSCIP Comprehensive Barrier Island Restoration Plan which will reconnect Ship Island East and West. David Simonelli, President of Great Lakes’ Dredging Division commented, “We are excited to take delivery of this advanced vessel which improves the competitiveness of our hopper group and represents a substantial capital reinvestment in the Great Lakes dredging fleet. ELLIS ISLAND significantly

David Smith

David Smith Appointed CFO of Rolls-Royce

  Rolls-Royce announced today that David Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. He takes up his new role with immediate effect, replacing Mark Morris who has decided to leave the company after 27 years, serving most recently as Chief Financial Officer since January 2012. David Smith joined Rolls-Royce earlier this year, and is currently Chief Financial Officer of the Aerospace Division. David spent the first 25 years of his career at Ford where he held a number of senior positions including Chief Financial Officer and subsequently Chief

Soren Gath Hansen

DONG Energy Appoints CEO for E&P

  Søren Gath Hansen will step down as Group Executive Vice President and CEO for E&P. His successor is David B. Cook who comes from a position as Executive Officer and Head of Oil & Gas at the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, TAQA. Søren Gath Hansen will continue in DONG Energy as head of the group's Quality, Health, Safety and Environment activities (QHSE). Søren Gath Hansen said, "I have worked for DONG Energy for more than 30 years and throughout the past 12 years I have had the privilege to head the build-up of the oil and gas business which has become

Wallem Ship Management Names New Director

David Price has started in the role of Managing Director Wallem Ship Management, taking a key position in Wallem’s continued growth as a ship management and technical services provider, the company announced.   David has worked in all senior levels of ship management and has a high degree of experience in technical management, manning, procurement and quality and safety. He began his career in shipping as a deck officer, leaving his sea career at the rank of captain.   Wallem Group CEO Simon Doughty said David will lead the ship management team in working with the broader services

Carnival UK Announces Executive Appointments

David Dingle appointed chairman of Carnival UK; David Noyes promoted to chief executive officer Carnival Corporation & plc announced that David Dingle has been appointed chairman of Carnival UK and David Noyes, currently executive vice president operations, has been promoted to the CEO role, with operating responsibility for the UK-based brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line. Dingle and Noyes will take up their new roles on October 1, and will both report to Carnival Corporation & plc president and CEO Arnold Donald. “This moves allows us to strengthen further our overall leadership

David Grady (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Grady Joins Aqueos as Special Projects Manager

Marine construction and subsea services provider Aqueos Corporation has appointed David Grady to the position of Project Manager-Special Projects.

Stephen Daintith Photo courtesy DMGT

Daintith Named CFO, Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce announced that Stephen Daintith has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and as an executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. Stephen will take up his new role in 2017, succeeding David Smith who will leave Rolls-Royce after three years to pursue other business interests. David will remain in post into the New Year to ensure an effective transition.*   Stephen Daintith is currently Chief Financial Officer of Daily Mail & General Trust plc. Previously he was employed by News International as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of Dow Jones & Co. His

David Loudon

The Underwater Center Names Loudon Diver Trainer

Subsea training facility, The Underwater Center, Tasmania, has appointed a new Diver Trainer to support the increasing demand for its commercial diving courses. David Loudon joins the Center from Gilbert Diving PTY Ltd, where he spent the last three years as a diver and workshop manager. David will be responsible for helping to ensure Australia’s newest commercial divers are trained to the latest health and safety regulations. Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) qualified and approved PADI master SCUBA trainer/technical diver, Loudon brings a wealth of experience to his new role.

David Marchetti (Photo: Hawboldt Industries)

Hawboldt Adds Senior Sales Presence

Hawboldt Industries announced that David Marchetti has joined the company in a senior sales role.    Marchetti brings to Hawboldt over 27 years of experience in operations, manufacturing, engineering, project management and aftermarket / customer service, including experience with ROV systems, and subsea oil and gas operations. Marchetti has held various positions with companies such as Schilling Robotics, GE Vetco Gray, and FMC Technologies, and most recently held the position of VP of Operations - Subsea at Forum Energy Technologies.    David will be based in Houston where he

Brunswick Promotes Foulkes to Chief Technology Officer

Brunswick Corporation today announced that effective immediately, David M. Foulkes, has been promoted to the new position of chief technology officer, reporting in this additional capacity to Brunswick President and Chief Operating Officer Mark D. Schwabero.  Foulkes also will retain his current responsibilities as vice president - product development, engineering and racing for Mercury Marine, Brunswick's largest operating segment.  In that capacity, Foulkes will continue to report to John C. Pfeifer, President - Mercury Marine. "In this new role, David will work with all of Brunswick

From left: David Kaysen, Trygve Reid and Rex Sutherlin (Photos: EBDG)

EBDG’s Gulf Coast Office Adds Three New Hires

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has added three new marine engineers to its Gulf Coast office: Senior Naval Architect David Kaysen, Marine Engineer Trygve Reid and Marine Engineer Rex Sutherlin.   David Kaysen brings over 25 years of naval architecture experience to his position at EBDG. His technical and project management experience includes work with the U.S. Navy, USCG, NOAA and commercial ships. He earned a BS in engineering science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in ocean engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.   Trygve Reid brings

David Fries (Photo: IHMC)

Undersea Technology Expert David Fries Joins IHMC

The day that a tree can talk—telling you about its ancestry and physical composition, and the air it breathes—is the future that David Fries envisions.   “Rather than sit in a classroom where you have representations of a tree on a white board, you are actually in proximity of the tree and can see visualizations of its chemistry, biology and sustainability,” Fries said.    In practice, this means that a mobile device could see a tree and then start tracing the flow of nutrients from its roots to its branches.   This “fusion of education and

Neil Walker (Photo: Houlder)

Houlder Recruits Walker for Marine Assurance Business

provider of technical advice. Known for its team members high levels of competence and deep knowledge of Class Rules and regulations, Houlder is now involved in many of the UK major shipbuilding projects. Recent examples include high-profile projects such as the new Royal Research Ship (RRS) Sir David Attenborough, CMAL’s MV Glen Sannox LNG Dual Fuel Ferry and Wightlink’s new G Class Ferry. It is also providing a range of advisory services to the UK Ministry of Defence’s current new build programs.  

Photo courtesy of Bahri

Saudi Shipper Bahri Names Omar as CEO

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has named Ibrahim Abdulrahman al-Omar as its chief executive, effective on Oct. 1, a bourse filing said on Wednesday. Omar has worked in several senior positions at firms including Saudi Telecom and its affiliate Viva Bahrain, the statement added. He replaces Mohammad Omair al-Otaibi, who was appointed acting CEO last month after the departure of Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser at the end of July. (Reporting by David French; Editing by Andrew Torchia)

Shell Nigeria Declares Force Majeure at its EA Field

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it had declared force majeure at its EA field in Nigeria to repair equipment damaged by bad weather offshore, putting on hold production of about 40,000 barrels of oil a day. Repairs were needed to the soft yoke mooring platform, it said in a statement. The EA field is located south west of Warri in water depths of around 25 metres. (By Andrew Heavens; editing by David Dolan, Reuters)  

Chris David (Photo: Harris Pye)

Investment in Training Takes Pole Position at Harris Pye

Engineering Group’s commitment to investment in training.   “There is no doubt that a well-trained, enthusiastic and committed workforce encouraged to achieve their maximum potential enhances our business at every level,” explains Harris Pye’s Chief Technical Officer, Chris David. “People are at the heart of our success and our commitment to training at every level has been recognised by Gold Accreditation in Investors in People both in Llandow (Wales) and Dubai.”   The IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology) accredited Harris

Alan Semple, chief financial officer of the Wood Group

Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group

that he intends to retire and step down from his current role and from the board at the company’s annual general meeting in May 2015, at which time he will have held senior financial roles with Wood Group for over 19 years.   Alan has been CFO and a member of the board since 2000. David Kemp, CFO of Wood Group PSN will succeed Alan and will join the board as an executive director following the 2015 annual general meeting. To ensure effective management of this change, David will assume the role of deputy CFO from 1 January 2015. Ian Marchant, chairman of Wood Group said: &ldquo

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