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Matthieu de Tugny (Image: Bureau Veritas)

Bureau Veritas Selects New Offshore Lead

offshore operating group. He is tasked with driving forward Bureau Veritas Group initiatives in the oil and gas offshore market and enhancing Bureau Veritas’ technical leadership and recognition in this market.   Matthieu de Tugny graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Marine Marchande, France and from the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, France as an engineer. He started his career at Bureau Veritas in 1994 in the Electricity and Automation Section. After experience in Korea, he was appointed, in 2000, as Containership and Bulk Carrier Manager. In 2002, he became Chief Executive

Louis Beal (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Appoints 3 New Traders

Dan-Bunkering (Monaco) S.A.M. has announced that Amandine Ascencao, Louis Beal, and Vasilis Sarmantas have recently been employed as bunker traders. Amandine Ascencao was born and raised in France by Portuguese parents. She has a Master in International Business and has been living and working in both Spain and the U.K. before joining Dan-Bunkering in Monaco. Louis Beal is originally French, but has been living abroad for many years. He has an M.Sc. in Finance and Economics and has been working for a company in Paris before taking up the position as Bunker Trader with Dan-Bunkering. Vasilis

Todd Shou (Photo: CMR Group)

CMR Group Makes Two Senior Appointments

appointments as it continues to develop and expand its global operations. Jean-François Michel has joined as vice-president in charge of production, supply chain and purchasing, bringing over 20 years’ international experience working for industrial organizations in Tunisia, China and France to the role.   He will have specific responsibility managing all production and supply chain activities worldwide with the exception of CMR Far East.   CMR’s Asia operations will also be boosted with Todd Shou’s appointment as sales manager for China, where he will head-up

Technip Recertified to Gender Equality Standards

Technip entities in Brazil, France and Italy have been recertified to the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for gender equality in the workplace, including the group’s headquarters and the Innovation and Technology center 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.   ED

Miriam Maes (Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

Maes Joins Port of Rotterdam Supervisory Board

is a Dutch national and lives in London. She is a graduate of Nyenrode Business University. Maes is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the listed BEL 20 firm Elia Group (Belgium), as well as serving on the supervisory boards of Urenco (U.K.), Ultra Centrifuge Netherlands (Netherlands), Vilmorin & Cie (France), Assystem (France), and Naturex (France)

Thomas Brown (Photo: Seacurus)

Seacurus: Yachting Sector Seafarers Need Attention

states to establish a process of compulsory registration for all providers of Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service (SPRS) in the yachting sector.   Thomas Brown, managing director of Seacurus, says, “More countries need to follow the initiatives shown by the likes of the UK MCA and France, with the latter making company registration compulsory for SRPSs in the yachting sector. The measures introduced by the French authorities, for example, provide positive clarification for all seafarers placed on board yachts by French yachting agencies. They stipulate that any Yacht Crew Agency

France Picks: GE is the One for Alstom

France chose General Electric to form an alliance with Alstom on Friday - rejecting an offer from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - but said the deal still needed some work and added it would buy a 20 percent stake in the hotly-contested company. Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg said he had used a newly- created state decree to reject both of the existing offers as not being in France's strategic interest, and had formulated fresh demands to GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt. The decision ended weeks of suspense surrounding one of Europe's fiercest industrial battles in years, but left

Photo: Elengy

French LNG Terminal Workers Plan to Strike

Workers at Elengy's three liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals in France have voted to stage two 24-hour strikes on Thursday and next Tuesday as part of nationwide protests against a labour reform bill, a CGT union official said on Wednesday.   The strikes will halt unloading of LNG tankers and reduce production of gas for the grid to minimum levels, the official told Reuters.   A previous stoppage last month had already disrupted activity at the terminals before unloading operations resumed last Friday, the official said.     (Reporting by Valerie Parent, writing by Gus

Nadia Delaoutre-Pollato (Photo: Survitec Group)

SurvitecZodiac Appoints New General Manager

Nadia Delaoutre-Pollato, the recently appointed general manager of SurvitecZodiac at Chevanceaux, France, has announced the completion of a major factory modernization. Located in the heart of France’s cognac-growing region, the factory is the principal manufacturer of large escape slides and life rafts for Survitec Group. Nadia Delaoutre-Pollato was promoted to the position of general manager from her post as financial director and is now responsible for an important element in the Survitec Group’s product portfolio.    Under the direct supervision of plant manager Francois

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin

France Expects Better GE Offer For Alstom

  France expects General Electric to boost its bid for Alstom's power unit in response to a potential joint offer from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Sunday. Siemens and Mitsubishi are putting the finishing touches on an offer for Alstom's turbine businesses, including a cash element of roughly 9 billion euros ($12.3 billion), according to sources close to the bidders. That compares with the U.S. conglomerate's existing offer of 12.4 billion euros ($16.9 billion) for all of Alstom's energy assets. "Mitsubishi forming an

Striking Ferry Workers to Ease Blockade of Calais Port

Striking ferry workers blocking access to Calais port in northern France agreed on Wednesday to let some boats through, partly lifting a blockade in its third day.   Workers at ferry service MyFerryLink are trying to prevent job cuts after their company was sold to a Danish company earlier this month.   They agreed to let some boats go after their representatives were invited to meet with Transport Ministry officials on Thursday morning, following a threat to disrupt traffic through the Channel Tunnel for 48 hours.   "We've accepted to lift the blockade of the port from

Craig Jessup Photo  LinkedIn

Jessup Appointed Sr.VP in Kalmar

in the service business and was in charge of the global Services business of ABB's Robotics division as VP Customer Service as well as the Worldwide Head of Service Technology. Craig, who has both US and French citizenships, has lived and worked in several countries, including the USA, Canada, France, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA and holds an MBA from INSEAD, France. Craig will be based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.   "Craig brings with him in-depth experience and an excellent track record from

Sub station in France

Schneider Looks at 130 Job-cuts in France

  Electrical equipment maker Schneider Electric could cut over 130 jobs in France as it restructures its production of prefabricated power substations and shrinks the segment's staff by a third, a company spokesman told Reuters. Talks with labour representatives over a redundancy plan will start in December, the spokesman said, confirming a planned restructuring that the CFDT metal workers' union condemned in a statement on Thursday. Substations carry electricity from power plants and transmission lines and transform it from high to lower voltage to distribute it to consumers and firms.

Photo: CMA CGM

CMA CGM Appoints New CFO

;   Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, which he joined in 1999. Michel Delville started his career at the Schlumberger group where he held various financial responsibilities in France and abroad for ten years.   Michel Delville is a graduate of law with a MBA from the University of Liège (Belgium) and a graduate of INSEAD.   CMA CGM wishes to thank Michel Sirat for his important contribution to the Group.    Michel Sirat played a critical role

Evan Zimmerman and Clément Mochet (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Makes Two Senior Appointments

as Sales Director and Export Manager at Le Béon Manufacturing, a specialist manufacturer of forged alloy steel components in the offshore oil and gas, marine and renewables. Mochet also built and managed the consortium in charge of the supply of mooring for the first floating wind turbine in France and was part of the editing committee for the API’s 2SK / 2F updated specifications on mooring chains and connectors. Clement holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from The National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Lyon in France and from the Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in

Matthieu de Tugny  (Photo:  Bureau Veritas)

Donche-Gay Steps Up to BV Group Role

for Marine & Offshore in North America and North Sea Offshore activities. He retains these responsibilities, in addition to his new role. Having joined Bureau Veritas in 1994 he has worked in a number of important roles, gaining experience world-wide. In 2002, he became Marine Chief Executive for France and in 2007 he was appointed Marine Chief Executive for North America, subsequently becoming Vice-President, Marine & Offshore, South Asia. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale de la Marine Marchande and the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité in France.   

(Photo: CMA CGM)

CMA CGM among the Top Companies for Trainees

year, which rewards the way we welcome and integrate our trainees,” said CMA CGM Group Secretary General, Thierry Billion. “This index places us among the best companies in which to have one’s first professional experience. This label also shows that CMA CGM, a growing company in France and internationally, offers fascinating internships to young people.&rdquo

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