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Mintra Group's CEO Scott Kerr (left) and UK Managing Director Gareth Gilbert (Photo: Mintra Group)

Mintra Group Acquires Atlas Knowledge

specialist Mintra Group said it has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge.The move will bring both Aberdeen operations together to offer learning and competency systems and services to customers in the oil and gas, maritime, aviation, construction and energy sectors.With a turnover of around £15 million, Mintra employs more than 100 people globally and is backed by investor The Riverside Company. Atlas delivers digital learning solutions to safety critical industries, employing 39 people with revenues of around £5 million.The acquisition results

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O&G Industry Urged to Support Digital Skills

is likely to include the development of new programs and courses involving input from employers, trade unions, governments, agencies, educational establishments and commercial training organizations. To make the most of energy transition opportunities, common standards will be needed across the energy sectors to create a more flexible workforce for the future.” 

Russell Hodge (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Hodge to Lead Pirie & Smith’s DP Division

Pirie & Smith, marine consultants and surveyors to the marine and energy sectors, has appointed Russell Hodge to head up its new Dynamic Positioning (DP) Engineering and Assurance Division.   Hodge, who has more than 30 years’ experience on a global level, joins the company as Dynamic Positioning Technical Authority. He is an expert in the fields of DP, failure mode and effect analysis, DP trials and audits, accident investigation and the design of shipboard power and control systems.   The new division represents a growth area for Aberdeen based Pirie & Smith, one of

Subsea Industries Opens UK Office

Subsea Industries has strengthened its presence in the U.K.’s maritime and renewable energy sectors with opening up of a dedicated marine and offshore coatings office in the U.K. and the appointment of coatings specialist Mark Woods as its U.K.-based technical representative.   The new office forms part of Subsea Industries’ wider growth strategy to meet increased demand for the company’s award-winning non-toxic hard coatings.   As accounting manager, Woods will head up Chelmsford-based Subsea Industries U.K., with responsibility for sales growth across the company’

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Seacat Services Invest in UK Offshore Training

for career progression within the business and sets participants on a track ultimately towards a Masters License. “Last year’s Maritime Apprenticeship scheme was a huge success and has set a number of really promising candidates on their way to careers in the maritime and offshore energy sectors,” commented Andy Calderbank-Link, Fleet Operations Manager, Seacat Services. “That said, it was only the first small step in an ongoing program of investment into training opportunities for the next generation of offshore energy seafarers.” “We’re really excited

Philip Shepherd (Photo: WRS)

WRS Singapore Relocates to Larger Premises

;In the coming months WRS Singapore will also be launching operating divisions within Construction and Commodities Trading. These are offerings which we feel will enable us to better support our growing client base in a wider range of markets, supporting our current APAC offerings in Oil & Gas and Energy sectors. We are looking to make a number of key hires within these divisions over the coming months in line with our global growth strategy.  “Due to the planned integration of the Marine division, launch of the Construction and Commodities Trading divisions and planned hires for 2016/17

Schiendorfer is ABB's Head of BMR

Group Corporate Communications. Schiendorfer joins ABB from Novartis, where he has been Head of Public Relations for the pharmaceutical company’s Swiss unit since 2007. Prior to that, he held a global role as spokesman for Hilti Corp., a maker of tools and equipment for the construction and energy sectors. Schiendorfer, a Swiss national, also has experience as a spokesman for global businesses in the insurance and software industries, and as a communications consultant and journalist. He holds an executive master’s degree in communications management from the University of Lugano. Commentin

Hooker, Marschner Join CWind Sales Team

continuing the development of integrated solutions across the development, construction and O&M phases of offshore wind farms.   Hooker is a seasoned sales professional with a successful business development background spanning 25 years within the upstream oil and gas, marine and renewable energy sectors in North America, Europe, Asia and West Africa.   Prior to joining CWind, Marschner served as Areva’s Sales & Proposals Manager for the last four years, where he had a leading role in the service sales team. Marschner, who holds a degree in Economical Engineering and Management

Dr Bruce Tomlinson

Tomlinson Named HR Wallingford’s Chief Executive

a marine survey and consultancy, where he was Managing Director. With more than 25 years’ experience in the maritime industry, Tomlinson brings high level strategic business experience to HR Wallingford as well as a wealth of technical expertise in the international marine, environmental and energy sectors. Tomlinsonwill lead the ongoing development and implementation of HR Wallingford’s strategic plan across all areas of the business. Bruce Tomlinson succeeds John Ormston who retires from HR Wallingford on August 15, 2014

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Maersk Training Offers Course to Locals

will receive a Maersk Training Diploma in Staying Safe in the Wind Turbine Environment (Onshore and Offshore). David Bowyer, Head of Training & Education at Maersk Training said, “Tough economic times mean unemployment rates are high in our region. Encouragingly, the offshore and wind energy sectors are expanding at a very fast pace, so there are great opportunities out there for people seeking employment. We are committed to helping those who are less financially able, improve their prospects, by gaining a valued qualification.”   Adrian Yeaman, Operations Manager of BostonEnergy

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Expats Keep Middle East Energy Sectors Ticking Over

The Middle Eastern oil and gas industry is still highly dependent on foreign workers with over half of the industry’s labour force coming from the expatriate community according to latest research released by international jobs board OilCareers.com. The research, commissioned by OilCareers.com from leading oil and gas analysts Douglas-Westwood, indicates that the trend is unlikely to change in the short to medium term as the region looks to meet project demand, despite various educational initiatives by the UAE to increase the proportion of nationals entering the private sector. OilCareers.

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