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Fincantieri: Jobs at Risk if Merger with Chantiers de l'Atlantique Stopped

Fincantieri Chairman Giampiero Massolo defended the Italian shipbuilder's planned acquisition of French rival Chantiers de l'Atlantique, and said jobs in the industry could suffer if the project fell through.European competition authorities last month opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed deal, saying it would significantly reduce competition and could push up prices for cruise ships."Ours is a valid industrial project that could not only help Europe's shipbuilding industry compete better globally, but also generate economies of scale right away and support technological

Ian Barrie  (Photo: Danfoss Drives)

Danfoss Drives Appoints Head of Sales for Americas

with Danfoss, wherein he has held several regional and global positions in sales, marketing, and business development. He will be based out of the Danfoss Drives’ Loves Park, Illinois, facility.Barrie succeeds Santiago Martin, who has held the position since 2016. Martin plans to relocate to Europe, where he will assume a new position in Danfoss Cooling

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Shipping Directly Employs Over 640,000 at Sea

Shipping directly employs over 640,000 workers at sea and on shore, and supports over 1.4 million workers through indirect and induced employment, said European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA).These professionals possess a wealth of maritime knowledge, skills and heritage unique in the world. If Europe is to retain its pre-eminence in global shipping, this know-how needs to be cherished and cultivated.The sector must therefore attract a sufficient number of quality new entrants and retain experienced seafarers, including women seafarers and other under-represented groups.“European

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Online Tool Helps Assess Drilling Safety

employers reinforce the competency of roustabouts.Developed as part of the OPITO Skills Screening online tool, a comprehensive question bank has been created by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) with input from members Awilco (UK) Ltd, Transocean, Valaris, COSL Drilling Europe and Diamond Offshore.OPITO, a not-for-profit skills organization for the energy industry, said its Skills Screening tool provides an accessible online solution for organizations looking to assess the knowledge and understanding of current and potential employees across a wide range of disciplines

Dr. Kirsi Tikka (Photo: Ardmore Shipping)

Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors

Directors.Dr. Tikka has over 30 years of shipping experience having recently retired from the American Bureau of Shipping  (“ABS”) in July 2019. She joined ABS in 2001 and held various specialist and leadership positions within ABS including as ABS Executive Vice President Global Marine, Europe Division President, and as Vice President and Chief Engineer, Global. Her most recent ABS role was as Executive Vice President, Senior Maritime Advisor, where she was responsible for aligning ABS strategic planning, client development, and product and service offerings with the industry’s technical

Sandeep Seth (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Appoints Seth as President

Head Far East and Chief Financial Officer for Global Operations of a large financial research organization.  In addition, he is experienced working with companies of international reputation in numerous industries, including manufacturing, technology and finance in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and United States.Seth is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He holds an MBA from Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.Seth will continue to be based in Singapore for Goltens, where he has developed extensive experience in global

Frank Relou  (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Expands European Sales Force

Sea Machines Robotics, a technology company serving the marine industry, has hired industry veteran Frank Relou to lead its European sales efforts. In his new role as European business development manager, Relou will lead the transformation of Europe’s hard-working commercial fleets with technology that empowers operators with enhanced on-water productivity and job predictability.Sea Machines offers proven commercial-grade, wireless, remote vessel-control systems and autonomous navigation technology. In his role, Relou will work closely with workboat operators and boat-builders serving task-orient

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Friends Strengthen Turkish Tug Builder

College in Istanbul but studying different subjects.Kazgan graduated in Business Administration and Cek in Economics and both joined different companies which today have been absorbed into Ernst & Young. Kazgan ventured off to the United States to deepen his academic knowledge whereas Cek stayed in Europe working in the United Kingdom, France and Austria.Following the acquisition of a wealth of experience in a variety of companies and industries, now aged 56 and 57, both men saw the opportunity offered by joining Sanmar Marine, one of the most progressive enterprises in Turkey with a truly international

Sean James Butler (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Sydney Hires Senior Bunker Trader

Dan-Bunkering (Sydney) announced the hiring of Sean James Butler as Senior Bunker Trader as of May 2019.Butler was born and raised in Sydney but has been working in Europe and Melbourne for a number of years before returning to his hometown to work for Dan-Bunkering. Moreover, Butler has several years of experience within the bunker industry.The Sydney office has been in business for more than a decade with Lena Johnston at the helm but only merged with Dan-Bunkering in August last year, making it the latest addition to the Dan-Bunkering Group of companies.

Ulrich Kadow (Photo: AGCS)

Kadow tapped to head AGCS Marine

, Kadow will maintain a dual leadership role for both the country and Marine Line of Business responsibilities.Kadow has led AGCS’ Canadian business since May 2015, after originally joining AGCS in 2006. During his 13 years with the company, he has held a variety of positions within AGCS in Europe, Asia and North America and directly prior to his move to Toronto, was Global Head of Package & Multiline where he established the mid-market Property, Liability and Engineering business in Canada, Asia, South Africa, Australia and Denmark. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School and

Dr. Mirka Wilderer (Photo: DeNora)

De Nora Names Dr. Wilderer CEO

De Nora named Dr. Mirka Wilderer to lead the company’s Water Technologies group as CEO effective June 1, 2019.  Dr. Wilderer, who joined De Nora in February 2019 as global integration director, replaces Theo Brandes who is retiring. Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Wilderer has 15 years of water industry experience in numerous countries in Europe and Asia, moving to the U.S. in 2009. She holds a doctorate in international management.

Matthew Gordon (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Targets Growth in Europe

Integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has appointed Matthew Gordon as regional vice president for the Europe & UK to oversee the company’s growth and expansion plans in the region. He will be based in Aberdeen, UK.With offices in the UK and the Netherlands, Unique Group has more than 25 years of experience in Europe with a track record in the subsea construction, diving and IRM industries. Gordon is now heading the region with immediate effect.Gordon has over 22 years of experience in the subsea oil and gas industry, with previous senior management roles held in

Grool Named CEO at ZEABORN Ship Management

, he embarked on an international career as a marine engineer, eventually holding executive positions as managing director and board member of renowned companies across the globe. Over the various stages of his professional life, Grool has worked in many different parts of the world, ranging from Europe and the Middle East to Asia and North America. Along with his professional skills, he has a considerable reputation for his dedicated approach to the customer and a strong focus on teamwork

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

Cullens (Photo: OPITO)The Skills Landscape report was published at an Oil & Gas UK Business Breakfast, sponsored by Deloitte on Thursday, which featured a panel of industry speakers including Ariel Flores, BP’s North Sea Regional President, Lesley Birse, President of People and Organisation for Europe, Africa, ME, Asia and Australia at Wood and Sophie Ewen, currently an OGTAP (Oil & Gas Technical Apprentice Program) apprentice working with Chevron.To help determine the changing oil and gas skills requirements, 1,000 people from around 140 organisations responded to a detailed skills survey

Hannes Norrgren (Photo: Humphree)

New CEO of Humphree Appointed

new businesses, markets, customers and technologies. Norrgren will work – together with the current management and employees – to continue to improve and evolve Humphree with further growth in mind.Norrgren is currently Vice President of Industrial Sales and Marketing for Volvo Penta in Europe. He will take up the new position as of August 1st, 2019. Per Landegren, the present CEO of Humphree, will continue to play a key role in Humphree’s management team as Director of Marketing & Sales

Paul Allan (Photo: MTL)

MTL: Allan Named Senior Naval Architect

developing systems and procedures, driving MWS and supporting the company’s global FPSO and marine activities.MTL, which employs 44 people and has just signed an agreement to expand its services in Brazil, has worked throughout the globe in Canada, Africa, United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS), Europe and Asia Pacific.MTL is a specialist FPSO integrity and repair management company, providing structural integrity management, on-station FPSO repair, naval architectural and equipment solutions. MTL’s unique approach to delivering safety, value and quality is founded upon a deep understanding

Alexander Kara is the new CEO at NKT (Photo: NKT)

NKT Names Kara CEO

has appointed Alexander Kara as President and CEO. He will join NKT August 1, 2019.Kara joins NKT from ABB where was most recently Senior Vice President, HUB Business Unit Manager CSE, High Voltage Products with responsibility for all ABB high-voltage product plants and markets in Central and Southern Europe. Prior to that, he has held several key positions at ABB from 1987. From 2012 to 2014, he was head of ABB’s global power cables business in Karlskrona, Sweden, now owned by NKT.When Kara joins NKT, he and CFO Roland M. Andersen will constitute the NKT A/S executive management team. Until then

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