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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Kongsberg Digital Wins ACE Award

. Established in 2005 to highlight dedication and contribution to achieving universal customer excellence, Confirmit’s ACE Awards program is a well-respected cross-industry, international initiative. Kongsberg Digital’s service and support for companies in its core maritime and energy industry markets was recognized by the Awards judging panel to deliver a customer-first experience at all key touch-points from initial contact to sales, delivery, product quality and technical support. Kongsberg Digital has already been recognized this year by two other key awards initiatives for

Jacques-André Mayeur  (Photo: CMR)

Mayeur to Lead CMR Group’s EIM Unit

Control instrumentation and electrical engineering specialist CMR Group said it has appointed a senior director to oversee strategy and drive global sector operations.    Jacques-André Mayeur joins as Energy Industry Marine (EIM)business unit director based at CMR Group’s Marseille head office, where he will lead and support the commercial team, the project team and the delivery of the EIM business strategy.   Reporting to CEO Yves Barraquand and bringing over 15 years’ engineering and sales expertise to this key position, his task will be to grow the group’s

Zineddine Benhadid (Image: CMR Group)

CMR Names Benhadid MD in Tunisia

CMR Group, the global Instrumentation Control and Automation specialists on energy, industry and marine, has appointed Zineddine Benhadid to lead its Tunisia manufacturing operation and oversee the development of its activities across the Region, meeting the growing demand for its advanced engine wiring harnesses, temperature sensors and integrated control system solutions.With extensive manufacturing and management experience gained at several groups, including Valeo, Asteelflash, and Cofitel, Zineddine Benhadid will manage the 340-strong team at CMR facility in Tunis. New investment will also equip

Greencarrier AB, its founders   Björn Eklund, Chief Executive Officerr(left), Stefan Björk, Chairman(right) at their offices in Gothenburg. (Photo: Greencarrier Freight

Greencarrier Freight Services Appoints New CEO

our business and industry from the customer perspective and I think that is another great asset.”   Greencarrier Freight Services employs 625 people in 13 countries. It offers the full range of freight forwarding and logistics services, and has also identified project forwarding and the energy industry as two of its main target areas for growth

Louisiana Cat Expands in New Iberia

Economic Development estimates the project also will result in 28 new indirect jobs, for a total of 88 new jobs in Iberia Parish, Acadiana and the surrounding regions. A total of 130 existing jobs at the Iberia Parish company will be retained.   “Service companies are vital to our energy industry in Louisiana, and Louisiana Cat does important work for customers across coastal Louisiana,” Gov. Edwards said. “This expansion is a signal that better times are ahead in our oilfield communities. The 60 new jobs added to an already strong company in Iberia Parish will be a welcome

Dorothy Shepherd (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Shepherd Joins Bibby Offshore's Renewables Team

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Dorothy Shepherd as general manager, renewables.   Shepherd joins Bibby Offshore with more than 15 years’ experience in the energy industry. Having spent a significant time at The Crown Estate - a key player in supporting the delivery of energy supply for the U.K. - Shepherd brings with her a wealth of offshore renewables knowledge, including the delivery of new developments and supporting infrastructure.   In her new role, Shepherd will be instrumental in the delivery of new business in the

Charters Joins NOAI Staff

the staff of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) as Senior Director of Governmental and Political Affairs.   Charters comes to NOIA from the National Stripper Well Association (NSWA) where he represented more than 18,000 small business men and women in America’s upstream energy industry as Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs.    Charters brings nearly 20 years of Congressional experience to NOIA. From 2008-2015, he served as Staff Director of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee under Chairman Doc

3sun Group renewables technician preparing to go offshore. Photo 3sun

3sun Group Launches Hull Base

3sun Group, a specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry, today opens a new base in Hull which aims to provide up to 50 jobs locally. The expansion strengthens the Group’s strategy to become a leading supplier of installation, inspection and maintenance services for the offshore wind industry in the UK and Europe.   3sun Group will support local energy firms such as Siemens who have recently invested in the region as part of their commitments following a number of up and coming offshore wind contracts off the UK coast.   Commenting on the evolution

Sonnie Groombridge (Photo: Ferguson)

Ferguson Names Groombridge APAC Manager

Ferguson, specialist provider of DNV certified containers, tanks, refrigeration, accommodation and workspace modules to the offshore energy industry, has appointed Sonnie Groombridge to the new role of APAC Business Unit Manager. Based in Perth Australia, Groombridge joined the business in 2011 as the Australian Operations Manager and was then appointed to the position of Australian Business Unit Manager in 2013. In his new role he will be responsible for the company’s activities in the Asia Pacific region, spanning East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.  

Inside the Wind Lidar Production Facility (Photo: ZephIR)

ZephIR Lidar Expands Engineering Team

ZephIR Lidar has announced the expansion of its Engineering and Supply Chain Team as part of a larger strategy to increase production and meet the growing demand for more accurate wind measurements within the wind energy industry. ZephIR Lidar has invested its own resources and has also applied for and received government-backed ‘Innovate UK’ funding in support of expanding the engineering function for production and manufacturing, as well as creating new jobs in the rural location of Ledbury, UK, where the Company is based.   Paul Taylor joins as Program Director, brought into

Larry Rigdon

Rigdon Named Interim CEO at Tidewater

R. Bates, Jr., Chairman of Tidewater's Board, said, “The board and management are excited about Tidewater's future, but there are still challenges that confront Tidewater and all offshore supply vessel companies that must be addressed while we wait for the overall recovery in the offshore energy industry.  Balancing revenues with operating costs to reach cash flow breakeven is one of the most important of these challenges.”   Rigdon, who was appointed to serve on the board following the financial restructuring, has prior experience as an executive at Tidewater, retiring as

Technip Recertified to Gender Equality Standards

both located in Paris, as well as Technip’s manufacturing plants in Le Trait, France, and Vitoria, Brazil. With Australia, Malaysia, the U.K., United Arab Emirates and the U.S. certified last year, Technip counts eight countries EDGE Certified and remains the first and only company in the energy industry to achieve this certification.   EDGE is a global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality applicable across all industries and countries. This independent certification, verified by a third party auditor and subsequently awarded by the EDGE Certified

Fairbanks Morse Names Getgen Marketing VP

and product management and reports directly to Marvin Riley, president of Fairbanks Morse and chief operating officer at Enpro.   “Kim has delivered impressive results creating markets and driving double digit growth as a talented marketing executive for a number of connected energy industry companies,” said Fairbanks Morse President Marvin Riley. “For over a century, our company has had a proud, innovative history in the energy industry and we are completely focused on our mission to bring power where it is needed most in the world. We are excited to have Kim join Fairbanks

Ashley Thomas (Photo: OPITO)

OPITO Crowns 2017 Apprentice of the Year

in their second year of their OGTAP apprenticeships, were Guy Dennis from Norfolk (electrical maintenance), Aberdonian Jonny Fennell (mechanical maintenance) and Stuart Brown (instrumentation and control maintenance) from Edinburgh.   OPITO is the global, not-for-profit, skills body for the energy industry. More than 250,000 people are trained to OPITO standards every year, across 45 countries through 200 accredited training centers

Courtesy Teekay

Changes at Teekay's top deck

as a Committee and Board member,” commented Mr. Arthur Bensler, Teekay Tankers’ Chairman of the Board. “On behalf of the Board, I look forward to working closely with Rich as he steps into the Audit Committee Chair role, and continuing to benefit from his extensive financial and energy industry experience.”  

Pradeep Verma (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team

at Kreuz Subsea which saw AJ Jain recruited as chief executive officer and Balaji Bhashyam as chief operating officer. The firm also appointed Phil Bradbury as QHSE director at the end of 2017.   Kreuz Subsea was established in 2008 as an integrated subsea solutions provider to the global energy industry. It has operational bases in Brunei and India, and has around 400 personnel onshore and offshore

Derek Lynch joins Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Hires Lynch

respected and admired for a long time. It is a strong, independent and proud organization, with knowledge, passion and a clear direction for innovation and technology leadership,” Lynch said. “A commitment to maintaining inward investment through one of the worst depressions the offshore energy industry has ever experienced means that now the shoots of economic recovery are appearing, the business is well placed to maximize opportunities across the energy, ocean science, maritime and naval sectors.”He added, “What is particularly exciting for me is the challenge of applying the

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