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Tomi Gardemeister, CEO and President, Evac Group

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

The Impact of Decarbonization on Shipping Finance

line with the transition to a low-carbon economy. To fully achieve this, they must address the climate risks to hundreds of billions of dollars in shipping investments that will emerge as soon as 2023.” - Maurice Meehan, Director of Global Shipping Operation, Carbon War Room   At a Global Maritime Forum roundtable in London yesterday, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and global NGO Carbon War Room, worked with shipping leads from major global financial institutions to explore the challenges of decarbonisation for ship financing.   With the launch of the report Preparing shipping

Frank Ketelaars (Photo: DNV GL)

Ketelaars Takes the Lead for DNV GL - Oil & Gas in the Americas

Frank Ketelaars took up the position of Director of Region Americas in DNV GL – Oil & Gas on 1 October, as North America’s energy system undergoes a transition.   DNV GL’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook shows significant shifts in US federal energy and climate change policies. Commenting on his appointment, Ketelaars said: "DNV GL has delivered some of the oil and gas industry's most progressive and technically complex projects across the Group's regions.”    Reducing dependence on imports is a key driver for the energy transition in

Paul Manzi (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Manzi Vice President of SSQE

Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed Paul S. Manzi as the company’s new vice president of safety, security, quality and environmental stewardship (SSQE), effective July 1.   Manzi, who will be based in Jacksonville and report to Carl Fox, senior vice president, corporate services, succeeds Charlie Nalen, who is retiring after 36 years of service to Crowley.   Reporting to Manzi will be Daniel Smith and Ketra Anderson, who are both directors of SSQE based in Seattle.   Manzi joined Crowley last year as director of health and safety, and has more than 36 years of experienc

Chris Oliver (Photo: NOAA)

Oliver Named Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries

 Chris Oliver has been selected by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House, as assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries.   As assistant administrator, Oliver will oversee the federal agency responsible for recreational and commercial fisheries that contribute more than $200 billion to the nation's economy and support nearly two million jobs. In addition to managing productive and sustainable domestic fisheries, including some aspects of marine aquaculture, the agency works to recover and conserve protected resources such as whales, sea turtles and corals.

Tuomas Riski, CEO, Norsepower, Nor-Shipping Young Entrepreneur Award 2017 winner  (Photo: Norsepower)

Norsepower CEO Scoops Young Entrepreneur Award

Norsepower Oy Ltd., a leading provider of low-maintenance, software operated, and data verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems, has announced that its CEO Tuomas Riski is this year’s recipient of the ‘Young Entrepreneur Award’. The accolade was presented to Tuomas yesterday, by His Royal Highness Prince Haakon of Norway, during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Nor-Shipping Conference.   Launched in 2013 in collaboration with Nor-Shipping and YoungShip International, the Nor-Shipping Young Entrepreneur Award recognizes and honors innovators aged under 40 that are

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Briggs Marine Expanding in Liverpool

 U.K. marine contractor Briggs Marine is expanding in the North West of England with new water-side facilities in Port of Liverpool.   The 500 sq m building will allow Briggs to offer a greater range of services, and will assist the company in further developing its offering in renewables, sub-marine engineering and port services in this busy region.   The company currently has approximately 80 personnel based in the region, with plans to increase this number as a result of the growing presence and anticipated future work.   Briggs’ operations director Iain Ross said

Mei Ling Chan (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Makes Two Hires in Asia Pacific

Global Maritime, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has made two important hires to support its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations.   Mei Ling Chan has been appointed as Regional Finance Manager for APAC where she will take responsibility for finance functions and reporting across the region; and Leong Weng Yoon has been named Global Maritime’s new HSEQ Manager for APAC. Leong Weng Yoon’s appointment reaffirms Global Maritime’s commitment to the highest health, safety, environmental and quality standards across its

Grant Johnson (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Johnson Joins Foss in HSQE Role

Grant Johnson has joined Foss Maritime as Vice President of Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSQE), responsible for overseeing, growing and strengthening HSQE performance.   Johnson arrives at Foss from TechnipFMC, an international energy services provider, where he served in various capacities including Director of Worldwide Fleet Management, Asset Technical Director, and most recently as manager of TechnipFMC's contract with Marine Well Containment Company. Before joining TechnipFMC, Johnson held various positions with BP's Alaskan, Shipping and U.S. Gulf of Mexico businesses, and

Sven Thy Christensen (Photo: PBES)

PBES Hires Christensen to Develop Mediterranean Markets

joined the firm to develop marine and power markets in the Mediterranean region. Christensen brings decades of experience of green solutions for ship efficiency, emissions reduction, and power generation including diesel and gas generation, wind, and solar energy.   Christensen comes from Odense Maritime Technology, where he held the position as Sales & Business Development Director. Prior to this he worked for MAN Diesel & Turbo in Spain. Here he spent four years as Managing Director Deputy, representing the company at Spanish shipyard group Astilleros Españoles, and then ten years

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CSS Earns QHSE Certifications for Crewing Services

Offshore and maritime recruitment company CSS Limited said it received certification in a further two internationally recognized QHSE standards: Environmental, ISO 14001:2015 and Occupational Health and Safety, OHSAS 18001:2007.   (CSS Limited) Channel Ship Services received its first QHSE ISO certification in November 2016, Quality, ISO 9001:2015.     Operational Director Christopher Inns noted that the CSS is one of a few maritime recruitment companies worldwide to have achieved all three ISO standards.   Channel Ship Services said it now plans to complete the Information

Hans Gieskes (Photo: Chartco)

Chartco Appoints Gieskes as Chairman

Global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, ChartCo, has announced the appointment of Hans Gieskes as Chairman. In addition to chairing a range of companies, including the successful AXIO Data Group, Mr Gieskes has been CEO and President of organizations such as Cision – global market leader of cloud-based software and services for PR professionals, and LexisNexis - global market leader for online information and services for legal and risk-management industries.  Almost all of his career has been associated with digital technology businesses.    ChartCo

L-R: Assistant Director, Maritime Safety, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Engineer Olu Aladenusi, FNSE, Executive Director, Operations, NIMASA, Engr. Rotimi Fashakin, FNSE, His Wife Mrs. Olubisola Fashakin and Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi at the conferment of the Fellowship status to the NIMASA ED, Operations by the Nigerian Society of Engineers in Abuja recently.  (Photo courtesy of NIMASA)

NIMASA Executive Director, 23 Others Bags NSE Fellowship

The Executive Director in charge of Operations in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Engineer Rotimi Fashakin has been conferred with the Fellowship of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), the umbrella body of the Engineering profession in Nigeria. The event which held at the Nigerian Air Force conference centre, Kado Abuja on Friday, June 30, 2017 also had 23 other distinguished Nigerians bagging same award. In his speech, the Chairman Board and College of Fellows of the NSE, Engr. Chris Okoye charged the awardees to ensure sustainability in the profession

New Commanding Officer at USCG Sector North Carolina

Coast Guard Capt. Jerry Barnes assumed command of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday.   Barnes reported to Sector North Carolina after serving as the 5th Coast Guard District's chief of prevention.   Barnes, a specialist in marine safety, security, environmental protection and marine transportation system management, previously served at the Marine Safety Center in Washington, D.C., Sector Hampton Roads, in Portsmouth, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., various staff positions at the 5th Coast Guard District, and aboard a 210-foot medium endurance cutter

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IMO Addressing Substandard Shipping Issues

 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim has stressed the vital importance of collaborative efforts to leave ‘no hiding place’ for substandard shipping.    Lim was addressing the third Joint Ministerial Conference of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding on Port State Control in Vancouver, Canada (May 3-4).   Port State Control is the mechanism that enables officials from a port state to board and inspect foreign-flag ships to ensure they comply with the necessary safety and environmental regulations.    By sharing

Hannah Crutchley (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Appoints Crutchley as HSEQ Manager

Global Maritime has appointed Hannah Crutchley as its new Group Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Manager.  Crutchley has over 10 years experience in the oil and gas sector and will be tasked with ensuring that Global Maritime adheres to the highest health, safety, environmental and quality standards across its business operations. She will be based in London. Crutchley is an experienced HSEQ professional having primarily focused in Asia Pacific and Europe. Roles have included Department HSEQ Manager, Project HSEQ Manager and Site HSE Advisor for large-scale engineering,

Bill Eastwood (Photo: Shakespeare Marine)

Eastwood to Lead Shakespeare Marine

Bill Eastwood has been appointed business manager for the Shakespeare Marine Electronics product line of Jarden Applied Materials, a business unit of Newell Brands.   In his new role, Eastwood is responsible for the global sales and marketing of Shakespeare antennas and accessories, as well building upon its well-known brand to increase market share. He also oversees the continued development of connectivity technology advancements such as Wi-Fi extenders and cellular amplifiers, aimed at keeping recreational and commercial mariners connected.   Eastwood comes to Shakespeare with over

MSRC Names Dulisse CEO

 Oil spill response organization Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) has named Carmine Dulisse as its new President and CEO effective March 1, 2017.   Dulisse joins MSRC after more than 30 years with ExxonMobil in various roles, including the maritime and crisis management arenas. He was one of the founding officers of the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) in the capacity of Health, Safety, and Environmental Officer from 2011 to 2015, prior to returning to ExxonMobil as the corporation’s Global Emergency Preparedness & Response Manager. He served in this capacity until

Germany's Solarworld Cuts Jobs, Production as Loss Widens

Solarworld said on Friday it would cut 12 percent of its workforce after reporting a bigger operating loss for last year. The company, hit by price pressures across the solar industry, said it would phase out production of some components at its factories to reduce overlap, which would result in about 400 job cuts by 2019. "These measures will decrease costs and increase efficiency significantly," Chief Executive Officer Frank Asbeck said in a statement. "Our aim is to come out of the difficult phase for the solar market stronger than before and to raise module shipments to about

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Gougeon Named CEO at OpenHydro

OpenHydro, the Irish based tidal energy company and part of DCNS Energies, has appointed Patrick Gougeon as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment signals the company’s ongoing drive towards commercialization of its tidal technology and follows the launch of DCNS Energies, a subsidiary of the DCNS Group which recently secured €100 million in investment.   Gougeon joined OpenHydro at the start of January 2017, having previously held the position of CEO of Colibrys, a high-technology industrial company based in Switzerland. He is an engineer from the French Ecole Centrale de

Ship Breaking Worker Killed in the Yard

 Only in 2016, at least 19 shipbreaking workers were killed and another 11 severely injured in the Bangladesh shipbreaking yard. More than 600 German-owned ships have been sold for scrap in SouthEast Asia since 2008 due to insolvencies and financial problems claims NGO Shipbreaking Platform.   A worker named Shah Jahan was killed on December 04 on the spot at Arefin shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, where German container ship “Viktoria Wulff” (IMO 9252101) is currently being dismantled on the beach, says NGO.   The 35-year old man, who was made to work

Adam Diaz (Photo: Faststream)

Faststream Appoints Diaz in Houston

Specialist maritime recruiter Faststream announced the arrival of U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime recruitment expert Adam Diaz to their expanding Houston office. Diaz has spent over 10 years working within the maritime sector, starting out in U.S. Coast Guard training in 2006 before moving into operations at the U.S. Coast Guard sector in Houston. Notable achievements across his career in the U.S. Coast Guard include two Unit Commendation Ribbons, two Meritorious Team Commendation Ribbons, the Humanitarian Service Medal for his efforts during hurricane Ike, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the

Smith Joins Woods Hole Group

Rob Smith joined Woods Hole Group on October 20, 2016 as the new Business Development Manager/Senior Oceanographer.  He will reside in the Texas Office, and support the company’s domestic and worldwide activities.   Rob comes to Woods Hole Group with nearly 30 years of expertise in applied, commercial oceanography and marine environmental science in support of offshore and coastal engineering and marine environmental operational challenges.  His career development commenced from laboratory analysis of marine sediments to undertaking coastal and offshore oceanographic and meteorolo

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MSRC CEO to Retire in April 2017

The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC), the nation’s leading oil spill response organization, has announced that Steven T. Benz, the company’s President and CEO, will be retiring on April 30, 2017.   Tim Plummer, Chair of the MSRC Board of Directors, said “We are thankful to Steve for his many years of strong leadership.  During his tenure, he has solidified MSRC as the preeminent spill response organization in the nation, as demonstrated by the critical role MSRC played in the “Deepwater Horizon” response.  He has been an outstanding CEO

Students to benefit from hands-on experience in the Arctic Photo Arctic Info

Geological Students to be tested in Arctic

Novosibirsk State university this year, together with the Russian Academy of Sciences will begin sending students of geological and geophysical faculty to practice in the Arctic. It provides matching grants, which had previously received NSU, he told journalists on Wednesday Director of the Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB RAS Mikhail Epov. First specialists sent to "Arctic field" in the current year, according to TASS. "We won a competitive grant to the so-called strategic academic unit - geological and geophysical studies in the Arctic. There's one of the main tasks

Paul Ashton (Photo: iMarine Software)

Ashton Joins iMarine Software

iMarine Software has announced that Paul Ashton has joined the company as Director and will be responsible for continuing software development of the company's range of software applications including SeaProc, a cloud based maritime e-procurement solution for buyers and sellers in a marine environment.   Ashton is known in the marine industry as a founder of SpecTec where he was the U.K. Managing Director then group VP responsible for U.K., France, Middle East and Africa. After the merger with Station 12 to create Xantic, the largest satellite communication and software company in the maritime

David Pesce (Photo: The Navigators Group)

Navigators Hires Pesce to Launch Surety Department

Navigators Management Company, a division of The Navigators Group, Inc., has hired David Pesce to launch a new Contract and Commercial Surety Department. Based in Iselin, N.J. Pesce will initially focus on contract and commercial surety in the small and middle market segments as well as environmental surety.   Pesce’s background encompasses contract surety, commercial surety and environmental surety. He joins Navigators from AXIS Insurance where he led the expansion of AXIS’ surety division. Prior to AXIS, he spent seven years at Berkley Surety Group, where he was a key member of

John Bradshaw (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA Appoints Bradshaw as Policy and Regualtory Affaris Manager

Strengthening its policy and regulatory affairs team, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed John Bradshaw as Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager to lead on worldwide policy and legislative issues, with responsibility for developing and delivering the international trade association’s policy and regulatory strategy, including representing members with regulators and other third parties.    Bradshaw joined the IMCA Secretariat as one of its strong team of Technical Advisers in early Autumn 2015. This followed four years at Lloyd’s Register as

Thomas A. Jelenić (Photo: Pacific Merchant Shipping Association)

Jelenić Joins Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

Maritime environmental and logistics industry expert Thomas A. Jelenić joins Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) as Vice President, the trade association announced today. Jelenić will work in PMSA’s Long Beach office as of June 13, 2016.   Jelenić brings two decades of maritime industry experience to his new role, including more than 14 years in environmental and planning positions at the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second busiest seaport, and senior management roles in private consulting and logistics development. His work includes leading successful efforts to manage

Jerry Nichols (Photo: InterAct)

Nichols Joins InterAct Technical Team

InterAct, an Acteon company, announced the addition of Jerry Nichols, Sr. Geophysical Advisor, to its technical team.     Nichols has over 35 years’ experience in technical and managerial roles in the geosciences throughout the U.S. (GOM, California and North Slope), Middle East, Australia, South America and the North Sea. He has experience in both exploration and field development, particularly in acquiring, processing and interpreting 3D seismic data.   Nichols’ experience as exploration manager at Orchard Petroleum included enhancement of the company’s cashflow

Zäl Rustom (Photo: Braemar Howells)

Braemar Howells Names Rustom Managing Director

Zäl Rustom has taken over as Managing Director of Braemar Howellls effective March 1, 2016, the spill response and management company announced. Assuming full management responsibility for Braemar Howells, Rustom succeeds Simon Rickaby, who has decided to step down from day-to-day executive duties after nearly 30 years of service as Managing Director. Rickaby has agreed to stay on as nonexecutive Chairman. Rustom brings incident response experience to the role, having worked in the international oil and gas and transport sectors for 30 years.  

Justin Mongello (Photo: WQIS)

WQIS Hires Mongello as COO and Senior VP

liability insurance for marine vessels, has created the new position of Chief Operating Officer and has selected Justin A. Mongello to fill the role, as well as that of Senior Vice President.   Mongello holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from State University of New York Maritime College and brings to the role almost 20 years as a team leader in underwriting with firms such as Zurich North America, Swiss Reinsurance Corp and Liberty International Underwriters.   WQIS said it created the new COO position to further strengthen the senior management team, and to provide

David Langley (Photo: Borets)

Borets Names Langley as HSE Manager

Borets, a company in engineering, manufacturing, sales and service of electric submersible pump (ESP) systems, has named David Langley as North American HSE manager. Based at Borets’ U.S. corporate office in Houston, Langley will be responsible for developing and implementing safety programs and policies that align with the company’s corporate standards for health, safety and environmental compliance. Langley earned a Master of Science degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Science in organizational management from Bethel University in

Rick Cox (Photo: BMT Group)

BMT Designers & Planners Appoints Cox as VP

BMT Designers & Planners, a subsidiary of BMT Group, an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has named Rick Cox as its newest Vice President of Business Development.   Cox fills a key role in the firm’s business development organization, responsible for leading client relations, capture, and market strategy for the firm’s diverse range of environmental services, which include testing and remediation, environmental health, site assessment, permitting & regulatory compliance, IT management and related services.   With

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Can a Lobster be an Archaeologist?

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) has launched an illustrated book for 10- to 14-year-olds aimed at growing interest in the variety of careers on offer under the waves. The book, entitled Can a Lobster be an Archaeologist – Quirky Questions and Fascinating Facts about the Underwater World, is available from Wednesday November 25 with all proceeds going to SUT’s Educational Support Fund, set up to help young people pursue learning and development opportunities. The book takes its name from a true story about Larry the lobster who helped divers discover a missing 8

Pearson Signs on with RCG

The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) announced the addition of Dan Pearson as a Director and head of the firm’s private equity and financial services practice. In his new role, Pearson will advise developers, technology companies, private equity and financial services firms and other corporations on matters relating to wind, marine and solar energy. With more than 16 years’ experience in renewable energy development, financing and construction both in the U.K. and overseas, Pearson brings technical understanding and commercial project finance experience to the team. Pearson was most

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Robot School Opens, Addresses Environmental Challenges

The National Oceanography Center (NOC) is a partner in a new $3.8m Center for Doctoral Training in the use of 'robotic' systems for environmental sciences. The NOC component of the center will focus on innovative marine robotics and sensors, which can be used to address key scientific challenges such as; climate change, deep-sea exploration, and identification of biodiversity ‘hotspots’. The fleet of marine robots based at the NOC has recently developed into one of the most advanced in the world. This project is being led by the University of Southampton, and also involves the

Dodge Kenyon (Photo: Liberian Registry)

Liberian Registry Appoints Investigations VP

The Liberian Registry has appointed Dodge Kenyon as Vice President of its Investigations Division. Dodge joins the Liberian Registry from Holland America Group, where he was Manager of Technical Operations, Auditing and Compliance and Chairman of the Fleet Health, Environmental, Safety and Security Committee. His previous experience includes 12 years as a vessel inspector and investigator with the State of Washington Department of Ecology Spills Prevention Program and over two years as a marine surveyor for American Bureau of Shipping in Los Angeles. Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian Internation

Piet W. Besselink

Besselink of Royal HaskoningDHV Quits

  Mr Piet Besselink, Executive Board Member of international engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV, has decided to step down by the end of the year. This change was announced by the company’s Supervisory Board.   Piet Besselink (56), member of the Executive Board of Royal HaskoningDHV since 2012 and of former DHV since 2006, has decided to take on a new direction in his career and pursue opportunities outside of the company effective from 1 January 2016.   Mr Besselink feels this is a natural moment to step down now that the company is well underway

Henrik Andersen

Andersen will be CEO of Hempel

  Hempel A/S announced that CEO Pierre-Yves Jullien will be succeeded by Henrik Andersen, Group COO of ISS A/S, by March 1st 2016.   Henrik Andersen has been with ISS A/S since 2000, since 2011 as Member of the Executive Board, first as Group CFO and from 2013 Group COO, EMEA and following a recent change been appointed in his current position as global Group COO. Prior to returning to Copenhagen in 2011, Henrik spent 7 years in the UK starting as CFO and from 2008 to 2011 as CEO for ISS UK and its 43,000 employees. During his tenure, ISS UK grew from GBP 500m to GBP 925m in turnover and

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Mariners Dread Port Calls

also viewed more positively, as was the satisfaction derived from crew interaction and team building, which increased from 6.96 to 7.16 and became the highest score in the survey.   The intent of the Crewtoo Seafarers Happiness Index is to give seafarers a collective voice, and thereby enable the maritime industry to review and address the issues that are raised. “The Happiness Index is an important barometer of seafarer satisfaction with life at sea,” said Anneley Pickles, head of Crewtoo business development. “Happy people are loyal, motivated, and embrace challenges. If the industry

Stirling Group Launches Competency Program

Stirling Group, a provider of human capital development services across the Middle East has launched a new online training program to help ensure the sector’s current and future workforce has the necessary skills required to succeed. Stirling 360 is a multi-lingual assessment tool which has full Arabic capability. It is a versatile online platform which is customised to an organization’s specific competencies and requirements. It offers valuable, in-depth feedback on individual’s performance and the impact they have on others. It also allows companies to identify skills gaps

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Geneste Quits Dun & Bradstreet

  Dun & Bradstreet today announced the departure of Mark Geneste, the company's chief sales officer. "I thank Mark for his contributions to Dun & Bradstreet," said Bob Carrigan, President and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet. "He played an important role in globalizing our sales and service organization, and strengthening our solutions-based selling to meet new customer needs." On an interim basis, the global sales and service team will report to Carrigan. Geneste joined Dun & Bradstreet in August 2013 as sales leader for Europe and has served as chief sales

Thomas Dittrich as Interim CEO

Sulzer Appoints Dittrich as Interim CEO

  The Board of Directors of Sulzer was surprised to hear of Klaus Stahlmann's personal decision to step down as CEO of Sulzer AG. The Board of Directors acknowledges Mr. Stahlmann's contribution to Sulzer's realignment, but in the interests of maintaining clarity and focus on the management of the company it has released Mr. Stahlmann with immediate effect. The Board of Directors appointed the CFO of Sulzer, Thomas Dittrich, in addition to his duties as CFO to the Group’s interim CEO, also with immediate effect. Thomas Dittrich, 51, holds Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineerin

Andrew Glass (Photo: BMT Cordah)

BMT Cordah Names Glass as Managing Director

BMT Cordah, a subsidiary of BMT Group announced the appointment of Andrew Glass as Managing Director. Glass will be responsible for leading the business in implementing strategy, direction and policy, ensuring the company continues to provide a range of specialist services to its UK and international offshore oil and gas customers.  With experience in Environment Health and Safety (EHS) from the RSK Group where he held the position of Director, Andrew spent several years in the UAE developing new service lines.  He helped bring the business back to profitability, achieving financial

Joanne Keilloh (Photo: Seatronics)

Seatronics Names Group QHSE Coordinator

Seatronics Ltd. has appointed Joanne Keilloh as the group’s new coordinator for quality, health, safety, environment (QHSE).    Based in Aberdeen, Keilloh will lead the QHSE function within the Seatronics Group and Acteon sister company, J2 Subsea. She will support the companies’ global bases in driving QHSE strategy and culture alongside local QHSE representatives.   Keilloh holds experience in QHSE from previous roles with Bibby Offshore and DOF Subsea.   

Donald Macfarlane (Photo: Bibby Ship Management)

Bibby Ship Management Appoints SHEQ Director

Bibby Ship Management announced the appointment of Donald Macfarlane as Director responsible for managing and developing Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) related initiatives across the group. With over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Macfarlane has previously worked at Archer as a QHSE Manager where he completed a NVQ 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. In 2005 he became a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and is involved with IOSH Scotland, as well as being Chairman of the NE of Scotland Branch. He is

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Shell's Arctic Drilling a Threat for Pacific Walrus

   A number of environmental groups are asking the Department of the Interior to rescind permission Shell has been granted to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic this summer because the company's plan would not protect the walrus. Shell's plan would violate federal rules limiting how closely a company can drill multiple wells, Earthjustice argued in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, sent on behalf of 10 other groups. The rules, issued in 2013 by the Fish and Wildlife Service under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, state that such drilling operations should be at least 15

RigNet Appoints Stewart as VP

RigNet, Inc. announced that Keith Stewart has been promoted to the new position of Vice President – Global Operations, RigNet TSI, based in Aberdeen, Scotland.   Stewart is now responsible for managing RigNet’s technical resources assigned to Telecommunications Systems Integration (TSI) projects, and for leading RigNet’s related Technical Services and MetOcean businesses. Stewart previously served as RigNet TSI’s director, Projects & Quality.  He has been with RigNet and a predecessor company (Nessco) since 2007.  Stewart holds a Bachelor’s degree in

Alexis Miller, Danielle Leahy and Kaitlin Badgett (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Welcomes Summer Interns

global marketplace. The interns are: Kaitlin Badgett of Cocoa, a senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Coastal Environmental Science at the University of North Florida; Danielle Leahy of Cocoa Beach, a junior majoring in International Transportation and Trade at the University of New York Maritime College; and Alexis Miller, a recent graduate of Florida Institute of Technology with a degree in Civil Engineering

Rob Osborn

Strategic Marine Appoints New GM

, project management, and oversight of all operations,” said Reece Newbold, Group Business Development Manager.  “We are delighted to have Rob on board. His role sees us expand and reinforce our commitment to fabrication and engineering, in particular modular manufacturing for the maritime and mining industries.” Strategic Marine’s fabrication business has seen steady growth over the past four years with a number of projects being performed within the renewable energy, marine infrastructure and mining markets. With a focus on modular construction the yard has been

Image of CETO 5 unit as it will appear operating off Garden Island, WA

ARENA 1st Recipient of World Environment Day Award

  ARENA has been awarded the inaugural Clean Energy Award at the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards 2015 in Melbourne. The Clean Energy Award recognises the efforts of those working towards a more sustainable future through the development and deployment of renewable energy programmes or processes. “ARENA is honoured to be the first recipient of this Award,” ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said at the Awards ceremony on Friday evening. “We are a relatively young organisation and, as we approach our third anniversary, it is fantastic for

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Alaska LNG Gets Conditional Approval to Export

  The Alaska LNG project marks another significant milestone with today’s announcement by the United States Department of Energy that it has conditionally authorized the Alaska LNG Project LLC to export liquefied natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries. The application to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of liquefied natural gas from Alaska for a 30-year period was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy last July. Authorization to export to nations with existing free trade agreements with the U.S. was previously received in November 2014. Today’s announceme

Remi Eriksen (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Names Remi Eriksen Group CEO

;On behalf of the board, I am very pleased to announce that Remi Eriksen has accepted the position as DNV GL’s new group president and CEO. Eriksen has a solid track-record in leading positions within the company for two decades. He has gained extensive international experience in the oil and gas, maritime and renewable energy industries, and has led our operations in Asia, Europe and the Americas. His success in these positions led him to his current role as DNV GL Group Chief Operating Officer. In addition to his strong performance in managing the integration of DNV and GL, Eriksen has deep knowledge

Megan Bel Miller

Miller is VP - Government and Political Affairs, NOIA

  The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has promoted Megan Bel Miller to Vice President for Government and Political Affairs. She will lead NOIA's Congressional relations and Political Action Committee.Megan joined the NOIA staff in May 2013 as Senior Director, Government & Political Affairs.   “Megan’s unparalleled Hill and legislative experience combined with her knowledge of the Gulf of Mexico and the offshore energy industry have greatly benefitted the NOIA membership and staff over the past two years.She has helped further our mission to promote offshore

Megan Bel Miller (Photo: NOIA)

NOIA Names New VP, Government and Political Affairs

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) promoted Megan Bel Miller to Vice President for Government and Political Affairs to lead its Congressional relations and Political Action Committee.    Megan joined the NOIA staff in May 2013 as Senior Director, Government & Political Affairs. Before joining NOIA, she was Legislative Director and top policy aide to Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) from 2008 to 2013, and also served as Deputy Director of the Republican Study Committee during Scalise's Chairmanship of the RSC. She began her work on Capitol Hill in 2006 with then Rep.

Thomas Rayburn (Photo: LCA)

Rayburn Joins LCA as Environmental, Regulatory Director

Thomas Rayburn has joined Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) in the newly created position of Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs.   Prior to joining LCA, Rayburn was Program Manager for EnSafe Inc. Before that, he spent seven years with the Great Lakes Commission, rising to Senior Project Manager, and a year as Assistant Branch Chief, Marine Safety Response for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Ninth District. He has over 25 years experience in government and industry consulting.   Rayburn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences from Purdue University. He has

Ian Tyler, Chairman of Cairn

Cairn Energy Appoints Two Directors

  The Company is pleased to announce the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors, Keith Lough and Peter Kallos, to the Board of Cairn Energy PLC. Keith Lough will be appointed immediately following the Company’s AGM on 14 May 2015 and Peter Kallos will be appointed with effect from 1 September 2015. Keith Lough will join the Company’s audit, nomination and governance committees and Peter Kallos will join the remuneration and nomination committees. It is intended that Todd Hunt will retire from the Board as a non-executive director following the Company’s

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Teledyne Bowtech Names Beswick General Manager

Simon Beswick has been appointed to the role of General Manager at Teledyne Bowtech Ltd.   Beswick  was previously Managing Director of Tritech International Ltd from 2008 having joined as Finance Director in 2007. Prior to joining Tritech, Beswick had spent most of his career in international roles within the specialist chemical industry. Simon is an engineering graduate and holds an MBA from Oxford University. Beswick succeeds Steve Bowring who leaves the company at the end of April having led the company since its foundation in 1989. Teledyne Technologies Incorporated acquired

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Bradesco Asset Management Nominates 2 on Petrobras Board

  The assets management unit of Brazilian bank Bradesco has proposed two candidates for seats on the board of the state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras. Petrobras said in a filing on Friday that Bradesco Asset Management SA had nominated Eduardo Bunker Gentil and Otavio Yazbek as candidates for the board. Gentil was executive director at the local investment bank Itau BBA as well as an executive director at Credit Suisse. Yazbek is an attorney in Sao Paulo and a director of regulation at the BM&FBovespa commodities and stock exchange in Sao Paulo. Petrobras said

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BHP Billiton Submission on Workplace Relations

BHP Billiton today welcomed the opportunity to provide a submission to the Productivity Commission as it considers improvements to the workplace relations framework in Australia. BHP Billiton’s submission includes recommendations for a number of specific enhancements to the workplace relations framework that could be made in the near term. These amendments would allow employers and employees to more effectively work together to support improvements to productivity and competiveness in the Australian economy. In its submission, BHP Billiton said reform should be focused on: Implement

The port’s proposal includes removal of two outdoor transit sheds among other upgrades in order to provide space and flexibility for cargo and remove unnecessary transit around the terminal. (Photo: Port of San Diego)

Port of San Diego Plans Terminal Modernization

; The Port of San Diego has issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to study the potential effects of a proposed modernization plan for the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT), located off Harbor Dr. and Cesar Chavez Pkwy.   Port of San Diego's Maritime Director Joel Valenzuela said, "The proposed plan will optimize the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal as a vital, global gateway for imports and exports and boost San Diego's role as a true global city of the 21st Century."   The plan proposes to create three terminals within one existing

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New Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management

Admissions have now opened for the new Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management, offered by the World Maritime University (WMU) in cooperation with DNV GL Maritime Academy. Managers in today’s extremely competitive maritime industry need to cope with ongoing technical, regulatory and commercial developments. They must also be able to anticipate future developments and react in advance. To give participants maximum flexibility, the Postgraduate Diploma is offered as a distance-learning programme, using the latest e-education systems or as an open-enrolment classroom-based learning

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Danos Launches Project Management Group

Danos executives have formed a Project Management Group (PMG) to provide a single point-of-contact for customers with large-scale projects involving multiple services lines. The PMG will streamline critical project communication as well as ensure complete project integration across Danos’ core service lines – production workforce, construction, fabrication, coatings, instrumentation and electrical, environmental services, scaffolding, and shorebase and logistics management. Danos President and CEO Hank Danos said, “The addition of the PMG enables us to provide expert help for

TAN Pheng Hock, President and CEO, ST Engineering

ST Engineering Makes Management Changes

  Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd today announced that Mr Ravinder Singh will replace Mr Sew Chee Jhuen as President of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics). Mr Sew will take on a new role as President for Special Projects at ST Engineering. The appointments are effective 23 March 2015. Mr Singh is currently Deputy President, Corporate and Market Development at Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), a role he held since joining the Group in August 2014. He will relinquish this appointment in ST Electronics. Currently, in this position, he leads the

UNOLS Looking to Fill Committee Vacancy

  The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) is seeking nominations to fill a vacancy on its Fleet Improvement Committee, the group announced today. The application deadline is March 24.   The Fleet Improvement Committee works to assure the continuing excellence of the UNOLS Fleet and to assure that the number, mix and overall capability of ships in the UNOLS fleet match the science requirements of academic oceanography in the U.S. The committee currently has ten members, according to the UNOLS website.   Candidates should have experience with the UNOLS Fleet

Jack N. Gerard is president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute Photo by API

API Wants US to Open up More Offshore Acreage

  The offshore oil and natural gas leasing program proposed by the Obama administration puts America’s energy competitiveness at risk, API President and CEO Jack Gerard told reporters today as the government kicked off a series of public meetings on the proposal around the country. “America has a chance to be the world leader in energy now and for decades to come,” said Gerard. “But the opportunity could slip through our fingers if the government keeps 87 percent of offshore waters closed to oil and natural gas leasing. “Studies show we could create 840

Dana Gas CEO

Dana Gas on Track for Growth in Egypt

  Dana Gas, the Middle East's leading regional private sector natural gas Company, is pleased to announce a number of major milestones in the successful fulfillment of its growth strategy in Egypt. Most recently, the signing of Blocks 1 and 3 Concession Agreements in the Nile Delta provides Dana Gas with additional highly material growth opportunities in the country. This supplements a number of positive developments including the recent signing of the landmark Gas Production Enhancement Agreement (GPEA) and the large payment made by the Egyptian government in December towards outstanding

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Signal Ship Repair Achieves OSHA Milestone

Signal International announced that on December 31, 2014, the Signal Ship Repair Operations located in Mobile, Alabama achieved one full year and worked 387,926 manhours, without the occurrence of an OSHA recordable incident. This is a  safety milestone within the United States shipyard and marine fabrication industry, thus representing world-class safety performance, the yard said. By realizing the goal of a zero OSHA recordable incident, which includes work-related injuries such as cuts, lacerations, punctures, abrasions, fractures, strains, sprains, dislocations, burns, bruises and

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Mahoney Joins WR Systems as Business Director

WR Systems Ltd. has announced Mark Mahoney as the new Director of Domestic Maritime Business. Mahoney comes to WR from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, where he spent almost 25 years honing his technical maritime expertise in a variety of roles, including  marketing, contracts and compliance. His most recent position was Service Manager for the Americas region.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., conducts an escort on Lake Superior near Whitefish Point April 3, 2014. (USCG photo)

Great Lakes Freeze Cost Economy $705m, 3,800 Jobs

The seemingly glacial ice that brought shipping on the Great Lakes to a virtual standstill last winter cost the economy more than $700 million and nearly 4,000 jobs, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) reported, promting the group to to call for construction of a second heavy icebreaker to partner with the U.S. Coast Guard’s MACKINAW to keep the shipping lanes open in the harshest of conditions.   According to LCA, the winter of 2013/2014 was so brutal that U.S.-flag cargo movement between December 1, 2013 and May 30, 2014, plummeted nearly 7 million tons compared the same period

HMS Global Maritime Welcomes Allen Naugle as Director  of Safety Quality and Environment

Allen Naugle Joins HMS Global Maritime

HMS Global Maritime welcomed Allen Naugle as the Director of Safety, Quality and Environment as of December 1, 2014. He will be headquartered in the HMS Global Maritime Corporate office in New Albany, IN. Allen brings 28 years of engineering and leadership experience to the team, including 21 years serving as a United States Air Force Officer. Prior to his position with HMS Global Maritime, Allen was Director of Operations for TEAM Integrated Engineering, Inc., managing on-site environmental compliance, pollution prevention, hazardous materials/waste management, and environmental security support

Stirling Group Altor Open Doors for O&G Skills Week

An Aberdeen HSE and risk management firm opened its doors to give people a glimpse of how varied a career in oil and gas can be. Stirling Group Altor took part in the first ever National Oil and Gas Skills Week which welcomed 4,000 people to more than 50 events at venues across the UK. Organizers OPITO, the industry skills organization, said an average of 1,000 people per day took part in the inaugural National Oil and Gas Skills Week which saw events of all shapes and sizes take place in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William, North Shields  and

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Study: US Offshore Holds Huge Untapped Potential

New studies show huge economic and energy potential of untapped offshore areas Two new studies released today by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) show significant potential added energy and economic benefits to the United States if the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific outer continental shelf (OCS) were opened to offshore oil and natural gas development. Both studies were conducted by Quest Offshore Inc., which also conducted a study of the Atlantic OCS, which NOIA and API released last year. “The U.S. oil and gas industry is

Studies Examine O&G Potential in GoM and Pacific

Two new studies by QUEST Offshore Resources, Inc. estimate the significant potential benefits – including jobs, economic activity, revenues to governments, and energy production – that could result from opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Pacific outer continental shelf to oil and natural gas leasing. The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) will discuss the study results and the implications for energy policy in a press conference call on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Randall Luthi, NOIA president, and

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