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Shepherd to Lead GE Gas Turbine Business

Kris Shepherd has been appointed the General Manager of GE’s marine gas turbine business.Shepherd, based in Evendale, OH,  is responsible for the full lifecycle of all GE marine gas turbine programs, product management, engineering, marketing, supply chain, services, and commercial organizations.GE's marine gas turbine business serves commercial and naval customers worldwide and offers a suite of six propulsion engines to meet any mission profile with power options from 4.6 megawatts to 52.7 MW: LM500 (4.6 MW), base LM2500 (25.1 MW), LM2500+ (30.2 MW) and LM2500+G4 (35.3 MW), as well as

Siemens May Cut Jobs in Power Turbine Business Overhaul

at Power and Gas. Excluding its services business, the division has 30,000 employees worldwide, of which 12,000 are based in Germany. Process Industries had about 45,000 employees last year. Analysts at Berenberg have said they expect that Siemens could ultimately seek to tackle the large gas turbine business by striking a joint venture with a sizeable player, such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Siemens has already taken steps to break up its lumbering conglomerate structure, including merging its rail business with that of French rival Alstom and the listing of its healthcare business

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Simulation: Maritime Professional Training

weather simulators with Sperry ARPA and Transas ECDIS; six DP simulators integrated with ECDIS, single visual channels, ARPA, MT DP hardware panels, and manual controls; eight Transas GMDSS student stations; one Class A LCHS for petro, chemical, and LNG; one Class A ERS for diesel, steam turbine, and gas turbine; and six Tec-Sim student stations for peripheral system training.    Recent Developments MPT’s new facility expansion added 25,000 sq. ft. with more than 15,000 sq. ft. dedicated to simulation, with additional classrooms and student areas making up the remaining. An additional

Gibbs & Cox Names Hans VP, Platform Solutions

& Cox in 2008. He began his maritime industry career as a commercial engineering officer, where he sailed on board oil tankers and container ships. After coming ashore in 2004, Hans continued to develop his expertise in maritime operations by serving as the U.S. Navy program manager at a marine gas turbine original equipment manufacturer, serving as the director of operations at a maritime technology firm, leading the LCS program as a senior program manager at G&C where he managed all LCS activities, and leading the Platform Solutions Group as the Assistant Vice President and Deputy Group Manager

Vice Presidents Rejig at Caterpillar Inc

America work with and support our customers,” said Jim Umpleby, Caterpillar group president with responsibility for Energy & Transportation. “Pablo’s leadership skills and customer focus will serve him well in his new role leading Solar Turbines, a leading global supplier of gas turbine systems and services.” Koziner, who grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, joined Caterpillar's Legal Services Division in 2001 as an attorney within the organization's Latin American Commercial Division, based in Miami, Florida. In 2005, he assumed the position of Power Systems regional

New Vice Presidents at Caterpillar

America work with and support our customers,” said Jim Umpleby, Caterpillar group president with responsibility for Energy & Transportation. “Pablo’s leadership skills and customer focus will serve him well in his new role leading Solar Turbines, a leading global supplier of gas turbine systems and services.” Koziner, who grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, joined Caterpillar's Legal Services Division in 2001 as an attorney within the organization's Latin American Commercial Division, based in Miami, Florida. In 2005, he assumed the position of Power Systems regional

Ingalls Shipbuilding Authenticates Keel of Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli (LHA 7)

Ingalls Authenticates Keel of Amphibious Assault Ship

facility is uniquely structured and our shipbuilders are uniquely qualified to continue building these great ships. LHAs are the most complex conventionally powered Navy warships that are built, and we are excited about delivering Tripoli for our customer and our nation." The fuel-efficient gas turbine propulsion system will drive the ship in excess of 20 knots. The warship will accommodate a crew of 1,204 (with 102 officers) and 1,871 troops. Tripoli will be capable of carrying a Marine Expeditionary Unit, including Marine helicopters MV?22 Osprey VTOL tiltrotor aircraft and F?35B Joint Strike

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