Kuosa Named CEO of NAPA
. Kuosa assumes the position from Ilmo Kuutti, who served as CEO of NAPA Group for three years. Kuutti continues as an Advisor and a member of the NAPA Board of Directors.Mikko Kuosa, who joined NAPA in 1999, holds a master’s degree in Naval Architecture from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. Since joining, Kuosa has taken on various leadership positions at NAPA. In his most recent role, Kuosa held a position of an Executive Vice President for NAPA Design Solutions, and before that, he was heading NAPA Technology as a Vice President, Technology.Kuosa commented, “Three years ago
New LNG Bunkering & Fuel Supply System Simulator
purchase or on an annual subscription basis. It is part of the TechSim 5000 product line. The LNGPac simulator enables a number of different configurations tailored to the customer’s needs.Installations have been carried out at maritime academies and consulting facilities in Italy, Malaysia and Finland. The simulator can also be utilized for in-house training by ship owners and ship management companies
Aker Arctic Offering Summer Internships
Finland's Aker Arctic Technology said it will have several summer internship positions in ship design and ice model testing disciplines available for summer 2020.The Helsinki-based independent company specializes in the development, design and engineering of icebreakers, ice-going vessels, offshore marine structures and ports, and operates an inhouse ice model testing facility.Those studying or with a background in naval architecture, ice mechanics, mechanical engineering, hydrodynamics or a related subject, who are interested in arctic technology are encouraged to apply, the company said.Send
Danfoss Editron Appoints Tenhunen as Marine Director
entire career. After initially starting as a Project Manager, Tenhunen held several senior roles at the company, such as Vice President of Sales and Global Sales Manager for specific marine segments, such as icebreakers and cruise vessels. Most recently he led ABB’s Digital Solutions unit in Finland, focusing on developing new and innovative digital systems for ships including those relating to automation, navigation and intelligent operations.Danfoss Editron has electrified a growing number of vessels in the marine industry. Significant projects delivered this year include the Ellen E-ferry
Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors
to teaching, she carried out research on tanker structural strength and risk analysis, as well as being actively involved in the U.S. National Research Council Marine Board studies on double hull tankers. Dr. Tikka also worked for Chevron Shipping in San Francisco and Wärtsilä Shipyards in Finland.Dr. Tikka holds a Doctorate in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Technology in Helsinki. She is a Fellow of both the Society of Naval Architects
Students Aim to Improve Stevedore Working Conditions
A Finland-Singapore Maritime Innovation camp was held September 23 to 28 in Singapore, where corporate partners MacGregor and PSA Corporation asked student to find a way to reduce the stress level of stevedores while working on board.The students from Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore worked on the challenge during an intensive one-week camp, with the team presentations and results announced during the closing gala. MacGregor said the judging panel had a difficult task in selecting the winning team
Foreship Eyes US West Coast Cruise Business
Naval architecture, design and marine engineering specialist Foreship has transferred a senior member of its management team in Finland to head its Seattle operation, in a move aiming to expand West Coast activities and provide a new focus for its U.S. cruise ship customer base.Marcus Höglund, Foreship Senior Vice President Engineering Services, will take up a position as Head of Operations North America, Foreship LLC with effect from October 8 to lead a team including existing staff in Seattle and in the company’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla. office.Höglund has worked worldwide in the cruise
Lamarre Named CEO at Seaspan Shipyards
of Seaspan Shipyards effective immediately. Lamarre succeeds Brian Carter, who stepped down to pursue other opportunities.Lamarre’s appointment follows recent Seaspan Shipyards additions to the senior leadership team, including Jari Anttila (previously with Philly Shipyard Inc. and Meyer Turku in Finland) as COO and Christof Brass (previously with Airbus Group SAS) as CFO.Lamarre is an experienced shipbuilding executive with more 30 years of experience in operations, and business transformation. Most recently, he served as CEO of ASC PTY LTD, where he led a $600 million shipbuilding division of
Seaspan Shipyards Names Anttila COO
Vice President, Anttila has considerable experience in successfully leading organizations through large shipbuilding projects. Prior to joining Philly Shipyards Inc., he held positions as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President with Meyer Turku and its predecessors in Finland. Mr. Anttila has contributed to the successful delivery of dozens of vessels.At Seaspan, he will drive organizational excellence and operational efficiency by ensuring that the necessary controls, procedures, and systems are in place. Based at Vancouver Shipyards, Mr. Anttila will concentrate on
Costa Cruises to Grow Capacity by 43 Percent by 2021
for Costa, with an overall increase in capacity of 43%. Costa Venezia, currently under construction in the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, is due to arrive in February 2019, while the flagship Costa Smeralda, the first cruise ship for the world market powered by LNG, built by Meyer Turku shipyard (Finland), is due to arrive in 2019, with the sister ship of the Costa Venezia due in 2020, followed by that of the Costa Smeralda in 2021. Starting in March 2019, the fleet innovation programme also includes the return to the Mediterranean of the Costa Fortuna, a ship currently operating
Yanmar Hires Nordics Regional Manager
Yanmar Marine International has appointed Daniel Sundberg as its new Nordics Regional Manager to oversee sales, after-sales and marketing related to the manufacturer’s commercial and leisure marine engines and other Yanmar Group brands in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia.Sundberg's position encompasses the roles of Nordics Regional Manager, General Manager of Yanmar Norway and General Manager of Yanmar Sweden.According to Yanmar, the addition of a focused Nordics Manager further demonstrates its commitment to the Nordics region following the establishment of Yanmar Marine Finland
Novia, Aboa Mare and KMIFT Enter Into A MoU
present, the Maritime Academy and Training Center has more than 400 students and each year approximately 1,700 people participate in the short courses it offers. The maritime training of Novia University of Applied Sciences, Axxell and Aboa Mare is marketed in Aboa Mare’s name, which is known in Finland and abroad. KIMFT was established in 1965 and to date it has trained more than a million maritime professionals.Head of Maritime Academy and Training Center Per-Olof Karlsson states, “KIMFT hopes that collaboration with Aboa Mare will improve its position on the international market and offer
Uotinen Joins Robert Allan Ltd.
Sami Uotinen will join naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. on October 1, responsible for European Business Development initiatives, operating from Turku, Finland. Uotinen, a graduate naval architect, joins Robert Allan Ltd. from Rolls Royce, where he has worked since 2000, most recently as North American Sales Manager for Z-Drive propulsion. He has also held positions at Aquamaster, Kamewa and Kvaerner Masa Yards.
EVAC to be Acquired by Bridgepoint
Evac is to be acquired by private equity group Bridgepoint. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Evac was established in 1979 and to date has successfully completed over 20,000 marine, 2,000 offshore, and 2,000 building projects for customers around the world. The company has offices in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, South Korea, Norway, Sweden, and the USA, as well as representatives in more than 40 countries. Since 2014 Evac has been owned by the IK VII Fund. In the course of the fund’s ownership, Evac has achieved strong growth, with turnover increasing by 55% and, in 2016, exceeding
Ferry Sunflower is Test Bed for "Intelligent Awareness"
running since June 2015. The company has been conducting a series of tests of the sensor arrays in a range of operating and climatic conditions on board Finferries’ 65 metre double ended ferry Stella, which operates between Korpo and Houtskär in the Archipelago Sea on the southwest coast of Finland.
Sweden's Vattenfall to Cut 1,500 Jobs
Vattenfall announced a year ago. "The fact that we now show a positive financial result doesn't mean that we can rest on our laurels," Vattenfall Chief Executive Magnus Hall said in a statement. Vattenfall has about 20,000 employees, primarily in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Britain. The resources freed up but the job cuts would help fund new investment and maintain the group's profitability, Hall added. After five straight years of losses, partly due to a disastrous expansion into continental Europe, Vattenfall in February swung to a pretax profit of 12.9 billion
Valkonen Named CFO of Evac Group
Tuomo Valkonen, M.Sc. (Econ), has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Evac Group, effective as of May 1, 2018. He will be based in Espoo, Finland, and report to Tomi Gardemeister, President and CEO of Evac Group. Valkonen has more than 20 years’ experience in various financial roles. Previously, he has worked as the CFO at HKScan Group and CFO at CPS Color Group.