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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Nordic American Offshore Ltd News

Giaever to Take Over as CFO at NAT, NAO

 Bjorn Giaever will take up his position as the new chief financial officer (CFO) at Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) and Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) from October 16, 2017.   Giaever joins NAT/NAO from maritime focused investment bank Fearnley Securities AS, where he served as a director and partner in the Corporate Finance division. Giaever has served as a corporate advisor in the John Fredriksen group in London, top rated Senior Shipping Analyst in DNB Markets and partner in Inge Steensland AS, specializing in gas related maritime matters.    Outgoing NAT/NAO CFO

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Grosland Joins NAT as VP

Carl Fredrik Grosland has joined Nordic American Tankers as Vice President, working on analyses, projects and business development. Reporting to Chairman & CEO Herbjørn Hansson in a staff position, he will also work closely with others both in NAT and NAO (Nordic American Offshore Ltd.). Grosland has 12 years of international banking experience as an analyst and broker, focusing mainly on the energy/offshore and the shipping sector. Working from out of New York at the time, he has played a key role in a number of major equity and debt transactions. For several years

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NAO Names Executive Vice Chair

On June 1st 2016, Ms Marianne Lie assumed the position of Executive Vice Chair of Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAO).  Prior to this Ms Lie had served as the non-executive Vice Chair of NAO since the end of 2013, shortly after NAO was established. Tor-Oivind Bjorkli, Managing Director of NAO, now reports to Ms Lie, who has a wealth of offshore energy experience in the main markets of NAO, above all in the British and Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Having studied law and sociology at the University of Oslo, she has served on the boards of large energy companies in Finland and Sweden

Photo: Nordic Yards

Shipyard Takeover in Northern Germany

will become final and business operations will be transferred to the Genting Group. At the start of the year Genting, a major cooperation with worldwide operations, acquired all the shares in Bremerhaven’s Lloyd Werft. The result is a group consisting of four shipyards in Northern Germany.   Nordic Yards said it has been analyzing the cruise ship market since early 2014. The company has been concentrating on this segment in response to stagnating or even falling developments in the fields of offshore wind, offshore oil and gas and on the Russian market. Strategies were revised at an early stage

Vallenthin Joins Greencarrier Freight Services Board

Norwegian Post – Bring, onto its Board of Directors as of October 1.   Vallenthin brings experience in the freight forwarding and logistics sector, including senior management roles at both TNT Express and TNT Freight Management, as well as with Geodis Wilson, where he was Managing Director Nordics.    Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specializing in global transport solutions, said it has been growing steadily and now employs 625 people in 13 countries

Evan Zimmerman and Clément Mochet (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Makes Two Senior Appointments

Anchoring and mooring solutions provider Vryhof has made two senior appointments: Evan Zimmerman as Vryhof’s new Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and Clément Mochet as new Commercial Director for Vryhof’s business unit, Vryhof Anchors.   Based in Houston, Zimmerman has been tasked with pushing improvement within Vryhof’s technology, management systems and engineering capabilities. In particular, he will support Vryhof in strengthening its mooring equipment technologies, with a focus on new connectors, tools, torque management systems, risk assessment software

Adrian Bannister (photo courtesy: OEG Offshore)

OEG Offshore Appoints Bannister as CFO

Adrian Bannister has been appointed as chief financial officer (CFO) of the OEG Offshore group of companies. Bannister will assume responsibility for the group's global finance team activity, including accounting, taxation, regulatory and reporting matters for OEG worldwide. He will be based at OEG's Aberdeen office and will also join the group's board, which governs the holding company and each of its regional operating companies. A qualified Chartered Accountant,  Bannister was most recently CFO at Viking SeaTech Ltd where he managed the company's financial and business investment

Michael Bayley

RCCL: Bayley, Lutoff-Perlo take CEO Posts

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE, OSLO: RCL) named two senior company executives to lead the company’s two largest brands. Michael Bayley, who worked his way up from an assistant purser’s position aboard the Nordic Prince, will serve as President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, whose career at the company began in the New England sales office, will serve as President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.  “This is a happy day for Michael and Lisa, and a proud day for all of us at the company,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal

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Wind Server Gets its Legs

legs, a major milestone in the building of the specialized vessel has been reached   In Wismar, Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, today the fourth and last steel jack-up leg was settled into its jacking position on the wind turbine service vessel WIND SERVER, currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Wismar for Danish customer DBB Jack-Up Services. During the past eight days the four huge steel pipes, which were transported to the Wismar shipyard by sea from Cuxhaven, were vertically raised and installed one by one with the aid of a giant lattice boom crane supplied specially for this

Dr.-Ing. Herbert Aly (Photo: Nordic Yards)

Nordic Yards Names Aly Managing Director

Dr.-Ing. Herbert Aly has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Management of the Nordic Yards Group. He succeeds Dr. Vitaly Yusufov, who will preserve his links with the company as a member.   The appointment of Dr.-Ing. Aly strengthens the top management of the Nordic Yards shipyard group and moves the focus specifically on to high-margin areas of business.   "We will further develop our know-how and expertise to deliver best quality, adherence to program and acceptable prices," Dr.-Ing. Herbert Aly said. "To succeed as a specialist on the international

Jarle Aakermann (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Employs Offshore Manager

Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. announced that Jarle Aakermann has been employed as Offshore Manager commencing on February 14, 2015. Jarle who is Norwegian comes with experience in the offshore segment and shipping in general. With this new addition to the Dan-Bunkering team in Singapore, Sales Manager Mads Holm is looking forward to increasingly being able to offer the renowned Dan-Bunkering service to offshore clients.  

Rolf Andreas Wigand (Photo: Vestdavit)

Vestdavit Opens US Office

Facing “sustained positive trend in North American business levels” Bergen-based supplier of davits and other boat launching equipment Vestdavit said it is opening an office in Seattle.   According to the company, direct representation will help it build on its existing strong regional reputation. Its davits are already widely used by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and in the offshore oil industry among others.   “The opening of the U.S. office is an important milestone in our strategic plan, where we aim

Rune Andreasen (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Names Sales Manager, Group Offshore Manager

A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. has announced that Nicolai Troen was employed as Sales Manager as per August 1, 2016 in the office in Copenhagen.   Troen commenced his career with Dan-Bunkering in the head office in Middelfart, Denmark, where he started as a trainee in 1998. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Bunker Trader and after that Team Leader, before starting as Sales Manager for the sales department in Middelfart in 2012 – a position he has been managing up until his recent employment in Copenhagen.   Furthermore, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. has announced that Rune

Kenneth Hvid (Photo: Teekay Corporation)

Hvid to Take Over as Teekay President and CEO

Teekay Corporation’s board of directors has elected Kenneth Hvid to succeed current president and CEO, Peter Evensen, who will retire January 31, 2017 after more than 13 years with the company. Hvid is presently serving as president and CEO of Teekay Offshore Group Ltd.   “Kenneth Hvid is the natural successor to Peter Evensen as CEO of Teekay at this time,” said Teekay's Chairman, Sean Day. “He has had multiple roles in his 16 years at Teekay, including leadership positions in offshore, LNG, tankers, strategy and operations, as well as having worked extensively in

Ray McGlynn

BMT Names New Offshore O&G Sales Manager

BMT Group Ltd (BMT) has appointed Ray McGlynn as Sales Manager for Offshore Oil and Gas. McGlynn will be responsible for European and African regional sales support and assisting Louise Ledgard, Offshore Oil and Gas Business Development Lead in supporting the coordination of ocean engineering sales across the BMT Group. McGlynn has extensive experience within the oil and gas industry including marketing and sales activities, strategic planning and business development, as well as extensive project management skills; from initial tendering through to project completion, BMT said.  

OIS Names Shellard Managing Director in Aberdeen

Offshore Installation Services Ltd (OIS), an Acteon company, has named Colin Shellard as its new managing director.   Based in Aberdeen, Shellard is responsible for setting the strategy at OIS, as the company continues to focus on new opportunities in the offshore decommissioning sector. He will also play a key role in developing opportunities for OIS to work together with other Acteon companies.  Shellard has more than 16 years of experience in offshore construction and subsea engineering. He joined OIS as vice president, operations, in December 2014, and helped lead OIS’ recent

Photo: Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

Aker Philadelphia Appoints New CFO

  Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA has appointed Jan Ivar Nielsen as Chief Financial Officer effective September 2015. Since 2009, Nielsen has held the position of CFO of VARD Holdings, a publicly listed global designer and builder of offshore and specialized vessels with 10 facilities across Europe, Asia and South America.   From the period 2002 to 2005, Nielsen was CFO of the shipyard in Philadelphia. In 2005, Nielsen was involved in the formation of Aker American Shipping Company, the former parent of both Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and American Shipping Company. He then served as CFO

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