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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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AME's new hydraulics division will be led by Jeremy Short. Photo: AME

AME Expands into Hydraulics

help troubleshoot hydraulic issues as well as trained hydraulic technicians on staff that are readily available,” said Rich Merhige, President, AME.   The Fort Lauderdale, FL-based company's newly formed hydraulics division will be led by industry veteran, Jeremy Short and will offer hydraulic services on capstans, ramps and elevators, cranes, fire pumps, thrusters, propulsion systems, steering ears, stabilizers, trim tabs, hydraulic steering gear, side accommodation ladders, hydraulic assisted doors, hydraulic power jacks and much more.   Jeremy was recruited by AME earlier this year

Andrew Goldspink (Photo: Perkins)

New GM at Perkins Marine Facility in Wimborne

that he led the Wolverhampton Transmission facility through a successful lean business transformation and business restructuring. Andrew's previous experience also includes international roles in the Global Supply Network Division (Perkins, Caterpillar Motoren (MAK), Aurora – Wheel Loaders and Hydraulic Excavators), Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing Engineering

Peter Matthews (Photo: Atlas Copco)

Atlas Copco Appoints Matthews as Regional Sales Manager

Atlas Copco Bolt Tightening Solutions has announced the appointment of Peter Matthews as Regional Sales Manager for Scotland. Matthews will be responsible for the complete Tentec product range of bolt tightening solutions including hydraulic tensioners and torque wrenches. Matthews has had a wide and varied engineering career starting in the military and taking him through the railway and emergency service industries. For the last 10 years he has been involved in the oil and gas industry and, with a Master’s Degree in Advanced Engineering including Tribology, is a recognized technical

EnerMech to Add 150 Staff to Australian Operation

with plans to establish itself as Asia Pacific’s leading oil and gas mechanical services supplier. EnerMech is an $AUD 500 million turnover business which employs 2000 staff in 31 locations serving the international energy sector. Its seven business lines include Cranes and Lifting, Valves, Hydraulic products and services, Industrial Services, Process, Pipeline and Umbilicals (PPU), Equipment Rental and Training services. In Australia EnerMech has secured contracts worth an estimated value of $AUD 80 million over the next year and forecasts its headcount will increase from 350 to over 500

Engineering Firm Rebranded WSP USA

; WSP USA has engineered hundreds of maritime projects, including port master planning, modernization and development programs, from coast to coast. The firm offers expertise in areas such as coastal engineering; piers, jetties and seawalls; container, auto, bulk and general cargo terminals; hydrology, hydraulic and sedimentation analyses; wind/wave analyses; breakwaters; vessel navigation; and terminal operations. The firm provides a broad range of services to clients in the ports and intermodal market to respond to issues that port authorities, terminal operators, railroads and other public and private

Chris Shirling-Rooke (Photo: Mersey Maritime)

New CEO for Mersey Maritime

, Dong Energy, the Peel Group and Seatruck to forge closer links with the education sector and maritime businesses in the Liverpool City Region, the company said. According to Mersey Maritime, the success of these ventures has culminated in a recent major announcement that the disused Grade II-listed Hydraulic Tower in Wirral’s docklands is to be transformed into a $46.3m ‘Maritime Knowledge Hub’, for advanced manufacturing and engineering skills, and business support. The center aims to provide the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to support the Northern Powerhouse

KBA Launches New Diving Training

and skills required for technicians to competently perform daily operational tasks. A total of three modules can be completed in a three-week period or in blocks of one week depending on delegate’s availability. This course is specially designed for the experienced mechanical / electrical or hydraulic technician or anyone who has completed formal technical training in these areas and wishes to establish a career path as a dive technician in the commercial diving industry. “After consultation with our clients on what would constitute a comprehensive and worthwhile training course for

Rex W. Tillerson (Photo: Exxon Mobil)

Exxon CEO: Lifting Crude Export Ban Would Create US Jobs

also be lifted for exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, which are subject to lengthy regulatory reviews. Dozens of companies are lining up to export LNG and a superlight type of crude oil known as condensate as U.S. output of oil and gas has surged to a 25-year high, thanks to advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling of tight oil fields. "In the current debates about LNG and crude oil exports, economists and leaders from across the political spectrum, from all sides, agree that free trade would lead to increased investment, more jobs and, importantly, increased production

2015 Lift & Move USA event (Photo: Lift & Move USA)

Event to Promote Careers in Cranes, Rigging and Transport

representative, branch manager or project manager, noted one of the event’s sponsors, Lifting Gear Hire (LGH).   All participants will even have a chance to operate a real crane and truck simulator, learn about the oversize/overweight transportation and be educated on the proper use of hydraulic gantries and rigging equipment, LGH added.   To register or learn more about Lift & Move USA, visit www.liftandmoveusa.com

Kraken Announced Executive Appointments

vehicles (AUVs), remotely operated vehicle (ROVs) and underwater rescue systems. She joins Kraken from International Submarine Engineering Ltd (ISE) in Port Coquitlam, B.C., where she was lead engineer on several underwater vehicles including deepwater survey AUVs, Arctic survey AUVs and working class hydraulic-electric ROVs. Millar holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in systems engineering from Simon Fraser University and is a registered professional engineer

Nick Mori  Photo APS Stevedoring

Mori Named Sales Manager at APS Stevedoring

Long Beach based stevedoring company APS Stevedoring LLC announced the appointment of Nick Mori as its manager of sales and marketing.Reporting to President John Hering, Mori will be focused on customer service, rate negotiations, promoting the company, and acquiring new business for APS Stevedoring.Mori began his maritime career in 1989 with Mitsui OSK Line, holding positions in pricing and marketing. He transferred to Hyundai Merchant Marine’s pricing department in 1994 in order to remain in Southern California. In 1997, Mitsui OSK Lines container division called upon Mori to return to the

Benjamin H. Scott (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute Adds Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering

Webb Institute has appointed Benjamin H. Scott as the Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering. Scott is a design engineer with over 30 years of experience in thermal and hydraulic analysis, heat exchanger design, thermal performance testing and fluid system design.    Scott recently retired from Exelon Corporation as the senior manager of design engineering at their Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Md., where he oversaw a staff of 60 multidiscipline engineers responsible for all plant modifications and improvements, maintenance of the plant’s design and licensing basis

Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore: Paving the Future for Youth Employment

information technology, before becoming involved in offshore operation projects.  The apprentices are currently progressing with the Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) SVQ level 2 certificate, and recently completed the National Certificate Unit in Designing and Constructing Pneumatic and Hydraulic circuits. By the end of their second year, the apprentices will have completed their placement at Tullos Training Academy, and will be based within the business for the programmes remainder. Throughout the third and four year they will work towards achieving their SVQ Level 3 in Engineering

Pavlos Papageorgiou. Photo from Youtube video Eurofinancechannel

Papageorgiou Named CFO of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network

 Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (AMPNI) said that Pavlos Papageorgiou has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.   Papageorgiou succeeds Spyros Gianniotis, who will continue to act as an independent consultant to the Company to help ensure a seamless transition of financial and operational responsibilities.   Yiannis Papanicolaou, Aegean's Chairman of the Board, commented, "We are pleased to welcome Pavlos as Chief Financial Officer of Aegean. Pavlos brings more than twenty years of extensive senior leadership experience across global marine transport

Autonomous shipping company Massterly has appointed Tom Eystø (left) as managing director and Per Brinchmann as chair of the company's board (Photo: Massterly)

Autonomous Shipping Firm Massterly Appoints Top Brass

The world’s first autonomous shipping company, Massterly, has appointed Tom Eystø as managing director and Per Brinchmann as chair of the Massterly board.Announced on April 3, 2018 as a new joint venture company between Norwegian ship owner Wilhelmsen and systems and solutions provider KONGSBERG, Massterly sets out to offer a complete value chain for autonomous vessels, from design and development, to control systems, logistics services and vessel operations.“Autonomy will revolutionize shipping and the industry will need technical and operational support from expert organizations

Fournier Joins The Ulven Companies as Sales VP

The Ulven Companies has hired Steve Fournier as Vice President of Sales. Fournier will be responsible for strategic leadership, business development and management in building, driving and executing sales for all companies.   Fournier brings to the role more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, the last 11 years of his career in a number of leadership capacities at oilfield services firm Express Energy Services.    The Ulven Companies is a family of five companies (Ulven Forging, Ulven Aerospace, Skookum, Wolf Steel, and Houston Structures) providing a variety of

At the groundbreaking ceremony for the new San Jacinto College Maritime Training Center (Photo: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College)

San Jacinto College Breaks Ground on New Training Center

allow for vessel specific training for local maritime companies and will serve as an aquatic training facility for sea survival and life raft training, complete with men’s and women’s locker rooms.   There will be 15 classrooms; engineering simulators to train maritime engineers for hydraulic, electric, pump control, motor control, heating and air conditioning, and refrigeration; and a multipurpose space for industry conferences and corporate partner meetings.   "This is one of the greatest experiences that I've ever been a part of," said Rear Adm. William W. Pickavance

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