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Ronnie Garrick (Photo: TWMA)

TWMA Appoints Garrick as CEO, President

; and new product and technology development.    Specialists in the oil and gas sector, private equity investors Buckthorn acquired TWMA in May 2017.  With a current a turnover of £50million ($65mln), TWMA employs 540 personnel across offices and service bases in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa and the Americas.  The firm’s expertise and technology continue to be internationally recognised for providing tailored, drilling waste management solutions that reduce drilling costs and maximise operational efficiency.   With a strong presence in

Neville Bissett (Photo: Q Terminals)

QTerminals Appoints Bissett as CEO

of an AP Moeller Terminals (APMT) joint venture in Africa; and with Hutchison Port Holdings, he was the chief executive officer of Alexandria International Container Terminals (AICT) and, subsequently, Tanzania International Container Terminals (TICT), among other senior management roles in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.   Hamad Port began operations in early October 2016. In its first phase, the port is capable of handling 2 million TEUs annually, and the number will rise to 7.5 million TEUs upon scheduled completion in 2020. Hamad Port spans 28.5 square kilometers, and allows the latest

Photo courtesy of STATS

STATS Expands In Canada and Middle East

Oil and gas pipeline engineering specialist STATS Group has invested more than CAD $1.8 million (£1 million) in a double pronged expansion in North America and the Middle East. In Canada, the isolation and integrity testing business has upscaled to an Edmonton facility twice the size of its previous premises and has recently opened a project support office in Calgary. The company has been operating in Western Canada for seven years and the extended Calgary facility includes 15,000 sq ft (1394 sq m) of office, workshops, test bays and tool storage space. Recruitment is underway to add to

Emad Alrifai (Photo: Dan Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Adds Bunker Trader

Dan-Bunkering (Middle East) DMCC has announced that Emad Alrifai has been employed as Bunker Trader as per April 1, 2015. Alrifai who has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering brings along both thorough technical knowledge as well as international sales experience from living and working in the Middle East, Far East, Western Europe, and the US. With the latest employment of Emad Alrifai, the Dubai office of the worldwide bunker trading company now comprises 16 employees.  

Søren Emil Dam

Bunker Trader Transfers to Dan Bunkering DMCC

Dan-Bunkering (Middle East) DMCC announced that as per May 1, 2014, Søren Emil Dam has transferred from A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd.’s head office in Middelfart to Dan-Bunkering (Middle East) DMCC.   Danish born Søren who is a master graduate in communication has been employed as a Bunker Trader at A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. in Middelfart just over a year and the transfer is part of his career plan within the Company.   With Søren Emil Dam on board the team in Dubai, Dan-Bunkering (Middle East) DMCC has a total of 10 employees servicing this rapidly expanding marketpla

Nick Sloane and Joe Farrell (Photo: Resolve Marine Group)

Nick Sloane Joins Resolve Marine Group

Sloane to oversee operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as Resolve Marine Group expands global response presence   Senior Salvage Master Nick Sloane has joined the senior management team at Resolve Marine Group., aiming to help guide the global growth of the marine services company.   The news comes just months after Resolve opened its operations in Gibraltar, expanding its emergency response capabilities to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.    “Nick is a force in the industry and now that Resolve has a worldwide footprint, he is a natural fit,” said

(Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet Expands in the Middle East

Dutch heavy lift specialist Mammoet said it has opened new branch offices in Oman and the United Arab Emirates, having seen an increase in projects across the Middle East. Mammoet has been operating in the Middle East for over 40 years and has already established a head office in Dubai. The company has now branched out and taken up residence in the Mussafah Industrial area in Abu Dhabi, and in Sohar, Oman, enabling Mammoet to provide more localized support and increase its offering of specialist services in engineered heavy lifting and transport across the region.

Glander International Bunkering Announces Promotions

Marine fuel and lubricant trading firm Glander International Bunkering has internally promoted Bunker & Lubricant Traders in its Dubai office.   In the Middle East and Indian subcontinent market, Abdur Rahman, who joined the Dubai office in 2013, has been promoted to Senior Bunker and Lubricant Trader.   Laura Toplar joined the Glander International Bunkering group in 2014 as Bunker and Lubricant Trader in Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the Black and Mediterranean Sea, and has now been promoted to Senior Bunker and Lubricant Trader.     Elza Adamyan has also been

Bomin Names Laven Regional Manager

The Bomin Group, a global physical supplier and trader of marine fuel oil, has appointed Andrew Laven as the new Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa.   Laven will be based at Bomin’s office in Dubai, working with the wider team to ensure the delivery of product and service excellence across the region, as well as building closer, partnership-based relationships with customers to ensure their needs are met, the company said.   Laven brings to the role a wealth of experience in the bunkering industry, having most recently served as Vice President of BP Middle East.   Acc

Thoresen Shipping

Thoresen Shipping goes to Middle East

 The dry bulk shipowner Thoresen Shipping rolled out new subsidiary Thoresen Shipping Arabia as part of its expansion plan to the Middle East  With a new office in Dubai for Thoresen Shipping Arabia DMCC, the dry bulk shipping company  Thoresen Shipping announced its explansion to the Middle East. The office will be led by Baard Osland, a dry bulk shipping industry veteran. A press statement from Ian Claxton, managing director, Thoresen Shipping says: "This is the fifth market we have expanded into, and follows successful launches into Denmark and South Africa over the last

Thomas Lee (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Promotes Lee in Singapore

to team leader at the Singapore office of KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products.   Lee has been with the company for over 4.5 years during which he has built a professional network of business relations across Asia and the Middle East.   Lee has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from The University of Melbourne and is fluent in English, Chinese, Cantonese and Indonesian. Lee is originally from Hong Kong and has previously worked for a large international company based in the Middle East and for a renowned Consulting firm

Image courtesy of Seadrill

Expats Keep Middle East Energy Sectors Ticking Over

The Middle Eastern oil and gas industry is still highly dependent on foreign workers with over half of the industry’s labour force coming from the expatriate community according to latest research released by international jobs board OilCareers.com. The research, commissioned by OilCareers.com from leading oil and gas analysts Douglas-Westwood, indicates that the trend is unlikely to change in the short to medium term as the region looks to meet project demand, despite various educational initiatives by the UAE to increase the proportion of nationals entering the private sector. OilCareers.

L-R Mark Clarke, chairman and Paul Radcliffe, managing director, Frontier International

Frontier International Wins Middle East, Asia Contracts

Frontier International, specialists in international oil and gas resourcing, has announced contract wins across Asia and the Middle East during the first quarter of 2015. Well known for providing personnel and associated services to the global oil and gas industry, the company has secured a significant number of new contracts in this period, appointed by seven major operators and service companies. The announcement has come at a time of significant international growth for Frontier, following on from the launch of the company’s new Indian premises, which will support the increased activity

Ryan McPherson

ProSep Appoints McPherson for Middle East

Houston headquartered oil, gas and water treatment specialist, ProSep has appointed a General Manger for the Middle East as it plans for significant growth in the region. Ryan McPherson joins the company from the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), where he has been Regional Director for the Middle East and Asia Pacific based in Abu Dhabi since 2011. ProSep, which offers a life-cycle portfolio of patented solutions to the global oil and gas industry, has also signed a lease on a new office space in Abu Dhabi in the Al Muroor area as it prepares to deliver more projects in the region. This

Raymond Pirie, Vice President of Intertek’s global Exploration and Production business line, at one of Intertek’s laboratories

Intertek Invests in O&G Lab in Abu Dhabi

Intertek expanded its Exploration and Production services in the Middle East by investing in a new £1.4 million facility in Abu Dhabi.   The laboratory will house cutting-edge equipment that will enable the organization to provide high-specification testing for oil and gas customers in the region. Located in Musaffah, the laboratory will provide reservoir characterization services including core analysis to support critical testing for oil and gas clients. The facility comprises three buildings which extend to approximately 1,300 sq. m., housing a wide range of specialized equipment and

GAC is Awarded ISO 29990 Certification (Credit GAC)

GAC Corporate Academy Certified

ISO 29990 certification in recognition of the learning opportunities it offers. Only about 30 learning organizations hold ISO 29990 certification, which sets the international learning service standard for non-formal education and training. The GCA is one of the first to receive recognition in the Middle East and African region. Certification acknowledges that GCA courses offered to GAC Group employees around the world meet international standards, complying with quality standards for learning service providers, benefiting both participants and GAC’s management and clients. The certificate

Caterpillar Plans Training Center for Dubai

Caterpillar announced that it will build a Regional Training Center for the African and Middle East Region (AME) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Center will offer hands-on machines and power systems technical and sales training to Caterpillar's dealers and customers in the AME region.    At an investment of more than $7 million, the approximately 1,700 m2 center will employ about 40 people, mostly high-level technical staff who will primarily be recruited from the region. The more than 7,000 technicians at AME Cat dealers have some of the most direct connections with Caterpillar

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