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Norsafe’s Greek Training Academy Partners with DNV GL

Norsafe Academy Hellas has entered into a cooperative agreement with classification society DNV GL regarding the training of its surveyors.“Safety Training for Experienced Surveyors” is a specialized practical course, which has been customized to comply with DNV GL’s requirements, offering preparation regarding practical safety and emergency field situations.After the completion of this safety training, each participant will be able to demonstrate practical knowledge associated with safety requirements and emergency situations on board.

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Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

, “We are particularly grateful to Subsea 7 and TechnipFMC for the help and support they have given us in helping to create an improved training environment which uses the very latest technology and positions us the only provider to offer this combination of facilities.”Recent research from DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, confirms that senior oil and gas sector professionals expect to step up spending on training and competence this year. The figure expecting to increase investment in this area has nearly doubled from last year, up from 17 percent to 31 percent.Jonathan

Tor E. Svensen (photo: DNV GL)

Svensen retires from DNV GL

Tor E. Svensen, Group Executive Vice President at DNV GL, has decided to retire effective from August 1, 2016. Svensen is a ubiquitous figure in maritime circles, and he will continue to work in the maritime industry and will, amongst other things, take up a role as professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, focusing on education and research related to safety at sea. Svensen’s career at DNV GL spanned more than 20years and saw him lead the Maritime Business for more than a decade.    “Tor has made an outstanding contribution to the company over these past 23 years

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DNV GL Certifies ABB’s Marine Academy

ABB’s Marine Academy has been recognized by classification society DNV GL for meeting its standards for maritime training. Operating in six locations around the globe, ABB’s Marine Academy aims to reduce vessel downtime and improve safety through education. ABB was awarded the DNV GL SeaSkill certificate following an extensive audit by the classification society and it will be valid for the next five years.   With electrical systems playing a greater role onboard, ABB is seeing a strong demand from the maritime sector to ensure the skills of crew members remain up-to-date.   &l

Jan Flores (Photo: NETSCo)

Flores Named VP at NETSCo

as Jr. naval architect/marine engineer. His responsibilities include design and analysis related to marine vessels, including stability, structures and systems design. Prior to NETSCo, he was project engineer for OSC Ship Management overseeing the engineering requirements for 24 tankers and ATBs. At DNV GL, he was responsible for the structural verification of offshore constructions including semi-submersibles, TLPs and topside structures. Matt has a BS in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mikal Grure Eie (Photo: Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering)

Global Maritime Appoints Norway Regional Manager

also worked as a management consultant developing and improving organizational performance for major regional and global organizations in the offshore industry, including Statoil, ENI and Seadrill.    Prior to joining Global Maritime in January 2013, Mikal was Business Development Manager at DNV GL, the world's leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. At Global Maritime, his positions have included Business Development Leader and Head of Strategy & Commercial where he was responsible for managing the commercial team and setting the business direction

Liv Hovem (Photo: DNV GL)

Hovem Named CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

Liv Hovem will step in as CEO of DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business area from January 1, 2018. She will be based at the DNV GL – Oil & Gas headquarters in Høvik, Norway as a member of the DNV GL Group's Executive Committee reporting to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen. Hovem succeeds Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL’s new Digital Solutions business area.    Hovem has been with DNV GL since 1988, most recently as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, the Middle East and India in DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business. She has

Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Creates Digital Solutions Organization

DNV GL announced it is creating a specialized Digital Solutions organization that will set out to capture the opportunities that lie in data sharing, advanced analytics, automation, and machine learning as well as addressing challenges related to data quality and security.   Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad will leave her post as CEO for DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business to head the new Digital Solutions business, which will consist of 1,000 digital experts. She will be based at DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway as a member of the Executive Committee for the DNV GL Group.  

Frank Ketelaars (Photo: DNV GL)

Ketelaars Takes the Lead for DNV GL - Oil & Gas in the Americas

Frank Ketelaars took up the position of Director of Region Americas in DNV GL – Oil & Gas on 1 October, as North America’s energy system undergoes a transition.   DNV GL’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook shows significant shifts in US federal energy and climate change policies. Commenting on his appointment, Ketelaars said: "DNV GL has delivered some of the oil and gas industry's most progressive and technically complex projects across the Group's regions.”    Reducing dependence on imports is a key driver for the energy transition in

Steen Lund (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director

Maersk was Senior VP Eastern Operations Center in Singapore. He left Maersk in 2009 to join Germanischer Lloyd in 2010 as Executive VP and Regional Manager for Asia, based in Shanghai. Following the merger between DNV and GL, Steen was appointed Regional Manager for South East Asia, Oceania and India at DNV GL, based in Singapore.   Lund said, “Growing the Radio Holland brand in Asia is a priority. Our aim and drive is to make the global organization of 80 offices along the major shipping routes available to service the shipping community and expand our engagement with Asian ship building

Esben Poulsson (Photo: SSA)

SSA Names Manpower Issues a Top Priority

Gina Lee-Wan, Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP Council Member & Chairman, Technical Committee: Capt. Surendra Dutt, Managing Director, Anglo-Eastern Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte Ltd Council Member: Steen Brodsgaard Lund, Maritime Regional Manager for South East Asia and the Pacific, DNV GL Council Member & Chairman, Services Committee: Lim Sim Keat, Managing Director, Transport Logistics, IMC Shipping Co Pte Ltd Council Member: Caroline Yang, Executive Director and Head of Legal & Finance, Safety & Training, Administration and Human Resources, Hong Lam Marine

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

As the global energy transition in the oil and gas industry marks significant changes to come, regional adaptions will pose a broad variation of challenges and opportunities.  DNV GL – Oil & Gas has appointed Ben Oudman as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa to further strengthen the company’s efforts to help the industry overcome barriers to progress. DNV GL’s 2017 Energy Transition Outlook report shows that while the energy transition is well underway, oil and gas will likely remain major energy sources for many years to come.

KDI - K-Sim fishery 01 (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg to Deliver Fisheries Training Simulator

, advancement in fish finding and catching equipment, and an increased focus on sustainable fishery and improved quality of the fish. Through development of the new K-Sim Fishery Simulator, Kongsberg is meeting demands in the market with a solution that meets the STCW requirements for training and fulfils DNV GL’s certification standards. Lofoten Vocational School will be the first to bring this new approach to training to the fishing industry, which is especially important for this geographical area of Norway, where fishery is an important livelihood. The simulator will play a vital part in ensuring

DR R V Ahilan Photo LOC Group

Ahilan Named Joint CEO at LOC Group

Jerome Rutler.   Ahilan brings a strong strategic and technical understanding of LOC's key offshore markets to the leadership team. Over a 30-year career in maritime, oil and gas and renewable energy consulting, Ahilan served as Executive Vice President of the Renewables Advisory Division at DNV GL, President of GL Garrad Hassan and MD of GL Noble Denton in Americas and Europe before he joined LOC Group in February 2016.   Commenting on his appointment, Ahilan said: "We must be prepared as a business to serve our industry as it continues to evolve, and to provide support to all

MOU signing with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector. Photo MPA

MOU to Develop Human Capital for Seafaring Sector

in the maritime industry and build a future-ready workforce with relevant skills, a new Specialist Diploma course in Maritime Superintendency was launched at the forum. The course, which will begin its first intake in October 2018, was developed by a working group comprising representatives from DNV GL, MPA, Marine Engineers, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), Singapore Polytechnic, SSA and Society of Naval Architect. The Specialist Diploma course, which is funded by SkillsFuture Singapore, provides participants with the relevant knowledge and technical skills to plan

Klas Bendrik (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Hires Bendrik as Chief Digital Transformation Officer

Klas Bendrik will join DNV GL September 1 as Chief Digital Transformation Officer to support DNV GL’s digitalization and IT strategy. Bendrik will be based at the DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway and will be a member of DNV GL Group’s Executive Committee and report to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.“Digitalization is central to our strategy. DNV GL invests 5 percent of its revenue on research, development and innovation, and now more than 60 percent of this is dedicated to our digital transformation,” Eriksen said. “I am confident that Klas Bendrik will

Jack Noonan, CEO, Chembulk Tankers

Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'

Sound Tanker Chartering (now SPI Marine). He also served as Vice President of Clipper Group’s Copenhagen Tankers and subsequently President of Clipper Tankers USA, a position he held until he joined Chembulk. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and of the North American Committees of DNV GL and ClassNK. With the exception of his years at sea, his entire maritime career has been spent in Connecticut, throughout which he has been a member of the CMA

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