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17 Keppel Employees Pay for Petrobras Bribery Case

Keppel Corp's rig-building unit has taken disciplinary action against 17 current and former employees as part of its Brazil bribery case, a U.S. court document showed, including $8.9 million of financial sanctions, demotions and departures. The measures were revealed after the Singapore-based company agreed to pay $422 million to settle charges it bribed Brazilian officials, including some at state-run oil company Petrobras. Singapore authorities are investigating individuals involved.   In the document seen by Reuters, U.S. authorities listed remedial measures taken by Keppel Offshore &

Keppel Comes Out Tops at WSH Awards

Infrastructure, has clinched this award for its district cooling systems (DCS) plant operations and Engineering, Procurement and Construction project to provide DCS services to MediaCorp's new campus at Mediapolis@one-north.   R K Jaggi, General Manager, Group Health, Safety and Environment, Keppel Corporation, said, "At Keppel, safety is not only a top priority but more importantly a core value. Across all levels of the Company, we instill the mindset that safety is everyone's business and encourage everyone to look out for one another. Through various platforms such as training programs

Independent Director Mr Tony Chew Leong-Chee

Keppel's Independent Director Leong-Chee to retire

  Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corporation) announced that Mr Tony Chew Leong-Chee, Non-Executive and Independent Director, will be retiring from the Board of Directors of Keppel Corporation on 1 May 2015. Mr Chew will concurrently cease to be Chairman of the Nominating Committee and member of the Audit Committee. Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of Keppel Corporation said, "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Tony for his contributions during his 13 years of distinguished service. The Keppel Group has benefited from his extensive business experience, wisdom and entrepreneurial

Keppel Wins $88.5M in Floating Production Contracts

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)'s local and overseas subsidiaries continue to win support from repeat customers by securing four contracts worth a total of about $88.5 million.   In Singapore, Keppel O&M's wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) secured two conversion contracts - the first is for a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Floating Storage Unit (FSU) vessel awarded by Armada Floating Gas Storage Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada); the second is for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel

Keppel T & T Appoints Lim Chin Leong to its Board

Services. Mr Lim retired as Chairman of Asia for Schlumberger in 2010. Upon retirement, he assumed a consulting role for Schlumberger Carbon Services and business advisor to Imerys for their minerals mining business in China. Mr Loh Chin Hua , Chairman of the Keppel T&T Board and CEO of Keppel Corporation, said, "We are privileged to have Chin Leong join our Board. With his wealth of experience across various markets, we look forward to his contribution as we chart Keppel T&T's continued growth and create value for our stakeholders." Mr Lim is currently a non-executive Director

Keppel Wins SBM FPSO Conversion Deal

As energy markets start to rebound, Keppel Shipyard Ltd. secured a Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) conversion contract from  SBM Offshore N.V. (SBM Offshore). The contract calls for a VLCC to be converted into an FPSO, to be deployed to the Liza field, located approximately 193km offshore Guyana in the Stabroek block. The shipyard's work scope includes refurbishment and life extension works, such as the upgrading of living quarters, fabrication and installation of spread mooring systems, as well as the installation and integration of topside modules. The converted FPSO

Sharon Gill, VP of Sales, Singapore

ShipServ opens Singapore office

get much closer to one of the biggest and most vibrant shipping markets in the world and will look to increase our already substantial customer base in the region,” said Kim Skaarup, Chief Operating Officer of ShipServ. Singaporean owners, managers and shipyards currently using ShipServ include Keppel Shipyard, Thome Ship Management, EMAS AMC, MOL Shipmanagement and American Eagle Tankers.  There are also 4000 Singaporean suppliers on the platform. “The MPA and the SSA have been big advocates of innovation in shipping and with an established and growing user base in Singapore, it

Captain Ted Morley, COO of Maritime Professional Training

MPT to Break Ground on 25,000-sq.-ft. Expansion

For anyone keeping score, the south Florida maritime training and education infrastructure is enjoying rapid growth, driven largely by an outreach for lucrative offshore oil and gas training and education business.   Case in point, today Maritime Professional Training (MPT)—the largest private maritime training school in the nation— said it selected Fort Lauderdale-based Gulf Building Corp. as the general contractor for the construction of its planned 25,000-square-foot facility expansion at its Fort Lauderdale campus.   “We are pleased to have such an esteemed, highly-re

Airmar Acquires Former Materials Systems Inc.

 Airmar Technology Corporation has acquired the assets of the former Materials Systems Inc. (MSI) group located in Littleton, MA from Channel Technologies Group (CTG). MSI was founded in 1991, sold to CTG in October 2014, and post-acquisition, will be incorporated as MSI Transducers Corp.  AIRMAR’s President and CEO, Matthew Boucher, stated, “The integration of our piezoceramic transducers and sensor technology coupled with MSI’s piezocomposite transducer offerings enables us to diversify our product line and significantly broaden our offerings to the commercial and

Barry Thomas (Photo: OceanLED)

OceanLED Names Thomas National Sales Manager

OceanLED has appointed Barry Thomas to the role of National Sales Manager, USA to manage all of OceanLED's Sales related activities in America.   Thomas will be based in OceanLED's U.S. office in Deerfield Beach, Fla.   He brings to the role over 15 years of experience in the lighting industry, previously working in a variety of roles including design, key account manager and associate director at some key lighting companies including Marine Light Corp and The Light Corporation.

Elizabeth Jackson (Photo: KVH)

Jackson to Direct Global Marketing at KVH

Elizabeth Jackson has joined KVH Industries, Inc. as chief marketing officer and senior vice president for strategy.   Jackson has worked at a variety of companies including Proctor & Gamble, Campbell Soup Company, Summer Infant, and HookLogic, a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company in ad tech performance marketing. Most recently, Jackson was CMO at DOTS Technology Corp, an NEA portfolio company in health tech.   Jackson has a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from INSEAD in France.   

Mei Ling Chan (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Makes Two Hires in Asia Pacific

Executive at Jurong Shipyard. Weng Yoon has an MBA from Manchester Business School and believes that employee involvement and participation help drive company culture and human behaviors and lead to the success of HSE.   Recent Singapore projects include a Marine Warranty Services project in the Keppel Shipyard on an FPSO which will be transported offshore Angola; mooring analysis for tender barges in the Gulf of Thailand; marine inspection and audit services; and technical advisory and due diligence services for a major LNG Floating Storage Unit (FSU)

(Image: Petronas)

Petronas to Canada: No Tax Deal, No LNG Plant for 15 Years

Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas said on Monday it could delay its planned $11 billion liquefied natural gas plant on Canada's Pacific Coast by up to 15 years unless it can reach a favorable tax deal by month's end. Petronas said in a statement that the economics of the plant are marginal and without a favorable tax arrangement with the province of British Columbia and Canada's federal government, it could shelve the project for a decade or more. The company set a deadline of the end of October to reach a deal. "Missing this date will have the impact of having to defer our

Occidental's Chiang Quits After New CEO picked

  Occidental Petroleum Corp told regulators on Friday that a top executive, Willie Chiang, has suddenly quit - a month after Vicki Hollub was picked to eventually replace Chief Executive Steve Chazen. Hollub, a longtime Occidental employee, will become the first woman to head a major U.S. oil company. That is expected to occur next year. Chiang was the company's executive vice president, operations, and had reported directly to Chazen. An Occidental spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.  (Reporting By Terry Wade and Anna Driver; Editing by Bernard Orr)  

Hull Named COO of HII's SN3 Subsidiary

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) subsidiary Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3) promoted Curt Hull to chief operating officer (COO).Hull will also continue to serve as senior vice president.   Hull has more than 35 years of experience in managing hazardous waste projects for private and government clients. In his 20 years with The S.M. Stoller Corp., recently renamed SN3, he has advanced from geologist and project manager to co-owner of the company prior to its acquisition by HII. In his new role, Hull will work directly with HII and SN3 leadership.   "Curt will be responsible for

Photo: St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

St. Lawrence Seaway Workers Threaten to Strike

Union workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway that links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, have given notice of a possible strike, which could start on Friday afternoon, Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, said on Tuesday. The not-for-profit St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp could not immediately be reached for comment. During another dispute with the same union in 2008, the corporation said a strike could close the Seaway. Unifor has five locals and 460 members along the waterway, which stretches from Montreal to Lake Erie. All five locals have given 72 hours' strike

Mark Reedenauer, managing director of NMEA

Reedenauer Takes Reins as NMEA Managing Director

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) announced the promotion of Mark Reedenauer to the position of managing director. In his new position, Reedenauer will manage the day-to-day activities and programs of the NMEA and serve as principal liaison with the membership and the marine industry. He will report directly to the chairman of the NMEA. Reedenauer has 15 years of experience in the marine electronics industry. He joined the NMEA in 2011 as the association's documentation specialist. In that position he oversaw the Marine Electronics Installer training programs and all NMEA technical

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