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Daniel Sundberg (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar Hires Nordics Regional Manager

Yanmar Marine International has appointed Daniel Sundberg as its new Nordics Regional Manager to oversee sales, after-sales and marketing related to the manufacturer’s commercial and leisure marine engines and other Yanmar Group brands in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia.Sundberg's position encompasses the roles of Nordics Regional Manager, General Manager of Yanmar Norway and General Manager of Yanmar Sweden.According to Yanmar, the addition of a focused Nordics Manager further demonstrates its commitment to the Nordics region following the establishment of Yanmar Marine Finland

Danny Trasher (Photo: Actisense)

Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

leisure and commercial marine markets, Actisense grew by over 25 percent in 2017 alone. Based in Poole they also expanded their extensive international network into new markets including China, India and South America. The company now works with more than 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada to Korea and all of mainland Europe

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Hundreds of Norway Oil Workers Go On Strike

Dutch Shell said that due to the strike it was temporarily closing production at its Knarr field, which has a daily output of 23,900 barrels of mostly oil, but also natural gas liquids and natural gas.Shutting the field, whose owners are Idemitsu, Wintershall and DEA, could take up to 36 hours, it said.Norway is Western Europe's biggest oil producer. The disruption added to a rise in global oil supply outages and helped push Brent crude up 1.2 percent to $79.03 per barrel.The output of Norway's biggest oil producer Equinor , formerly known as Statoil, was not affected so far, the company said

James Larnder (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Promotes Larnder, Morrison

response from North Sea operators. The company also plans to expand its modular Sea Swift platform to include new designs to suit a greater breadth and depth of field developments worldwide. The company also plans to continue its expansion geographically, following on from the opening of its offices in Norway earlier this year. In addition, Aquaterra Energy will embark on a major recruitment drive to grow its global operations, sales and engineering teams, enabling it to fuel future innovations

The Kognifai digital platform is a set of tools built on modern Cloud technology providing access to KONGSBERG and third-party simulation solutions. (Image: Kongsberg)

Maritime's Digital Transformation & Simulation-based Training

in digitalization, maritime training, navigation technology, maritime operations simulation and the use of virtual reality in training. Tom Mulligan reports.   New digital technology and advanced simulation are set to improve modern education and training methods significantly in the near future.Norway-headquartered Kongsberg Group (KONGSBERG)has developed an open digital platform, Kognifai, that takes simulation to the next level by providing an ecosystem for maritime education, training and studies. Training material can be made available and shared through access to a library of high-quality

NAVTOR CEO Tor Svanes with new CTO Anders Holme (Photo: NAVTOR)

NAVTOR Hires Holme as Chief Technology Officer

E-navigation specialist NAVTOR said it has appointed Anders Holme for the role of Chief Technology Officer.     Holme will manage teams that work across offices in Egersund, Norway, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Russia, the U.S. and U.K. NAVTOR’s main software development takes place at the company’s head office in Egersund and its dedicated base in St Petersburg.   “There is a growing appreciation within shipping that new technology can unlock real operational advantages and business opportunities,” Holme said. “NAVTOR’s product range has shown

Espen Martinsen (Photo: Nautisk)

Nautisk Names Martinsen Commercial Director

.    Specializing in the development and implementation of reporting and management systems, Espen will be responsible for streamlining Nautisk’s processes, and will be the driving force behind its global sales presence. He will be based at the company’s head office in Oslo, Norway, working together with strategic partners across Europe, Asia and the U.S.    Nautisk has been supplying maritime charts and publications to the commercial shipping market for over 130 years. In 2015 they started a transition to digital that has seen them develop some unique navigation

Christian Berven joings Aquaterra Energy as director of business development. Photo: Aquaterra Energy

Aquaterra Appoints Berven

Aquaterra Energy appointed Christian Berven as Business Development Director, as it strengthens its EMEA operations by opening offices in Stavanger, Norway. The company, headquartered in Norwich, UK, was the first to secure a multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity, as part of its pledge last year to support fast-growing North Sea businesses. The investment from EV is supporting Aquaterra Energy’s global growth strategy, as well has enabling it to invest in capital expenditure. It has already used part of the funding to expand its fleet of high pressure riser systems. Four of the

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Oil Producer Norway Starts Wage Talks to Avert Widespread Strikes

which most workers are allowed to go on strike unless an agreement is found.   A few days in advance, Labour unions must name the companies that would be hit in a first wave of industrial action, making it difficult to predict in advance how extensive an initial walk-out could be.   While Norway's production of oil and natural gas is unlikely to be targeted from the start since the contract for rig workers' is valid until June, unions may still hit the sector by shutting down yards and other suppliers.   Onshore processing and export facilities for natural gas are also at risk of

Karl-Petter Løken (Photo: Kvaerner)

Løken Named CEO at Kvaerner

.   Løken succeeds Jan Arve Haugan, who left Kvaerner for a position at Aker Energy.   Kvaerner's EVP & CFO Idar Eikrem will continue as interim CEO until Løken steps into the role this spring after ending his current position as head of Project Development for Lundin Norway.   Since 1991, Løken has held positions in the oil and gas industry for companies like Statoil, Aker Solutions and Lundin Norway. From 2011 to 2015, Løken was Engineering Manager for Lundin Norway's Edvard Grieg field development, where Kvaerner was the key contractor. He is

KDI - K-Sim fishery 01 (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg to Deliver Fisheries Training Simulator

in the market with a solution that meets the STCW requirements for training and fulfils DNV GL’s certification standards. Lofoten Vocational School will be the first to bring this new approach to training to the fishing industry, which is especially important for this geographical area of Norway, where fishery is an important livelihood. The simulator will play a vital part in ensuring a safe and sustainable industry. Kongsberg Digital and Lofoten Vocational School’s investment is important for the fishery industry globally also, as in addition to improving training and development

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Norway Calls in Mediator to Avert Strikes

, leaving it up to a state-appointed mediator to avert widespread strikes that risk impacting output in western Europe's biggest crude producer. Negotiations will resume after the upcoming Easter holiday, ahead of an April 7 deadline, after which most workers are allowed to go on strike. While Norway's production of oil and natural gas is unlikely to be targeted from the start since the contract for rig workers' is valid until June, unions may still hit the sector by shutting down yards and other suppliers. Onshore processing and export facilities for natural gas are also at risk of strike,

Birgit M. Liodden. Photo: Oslo Business Region

Liodden Named OBR's Sustainability Director

, ocean opportunities and entrepreneurship for years. The past years, Oslo’s government has committed to exciting and bold ambitions which will make Oslo a frontrunner globally. I look forward to contributing in realizing the priorities and ambitions onwards."   She added: "Norway is the Silicon Fjords of the maritime world, and as one of the 3 leading maritime capitals of the world Oslo holds an untapped potential of becoming globally leading destination for ocean entrepreneurs. There are a number of exciting initiatives happening across entrepreneurship, sustainability and

Photo: Borr Drilling

Borr Drilling Cuts Jobs in Texas

at the end of March, according to a state regulatory notice, as the company prepared to close on its purchase of Paragon Offshore.The filing with the Texas Workforce Commission did not provide a reason for the layoffs.A Borr representative was not immediately available for comment.Borr, based in Oslo, Norway, offered to buy rival Paragon Offshore for $232.5 million in February and Paragon shareholders approved the deal on March 27. Borr's chief executive officer left the company last month, citing the acquisition of Paragon.Reporting by Liz Hampto

Helge Lund  Photo courtesy of BP

BP Names Former Statoil Boss Lund as Next Chairman

BP named Helge Lund, a former head of Norway's Statoil, as its next chairman on Thursday, as the British oil major looks to extend a period of rapid growth after recovering from a deadly oil spill in 2010.Lund, who also led BG Group during its acquisition by rival Royal Dutch Shell, will replace Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman of BP for almost nine years, at the beginning of next year.The 55-year-old Lund steered Statoil through its transformation from a state oil company into a leading global player, and is likely to have to navigate BP through the succession of its veteran CEO Bob Dudley later

Klas Bendrik (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Hires Bendrik as Chief Digital Transformation Officer

Klas Bendrik will join DNV GL September 1 as Chief Digital Transformation Officer to support DNV GL’s digitalization and IT strategy. Bendrik will be based at the DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway and will be a member of DNV GL Group’s Executive Committee and report to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.“Digitalization is central to our strategy. DNV GL invests 5 percent of its revenue on research, development and innovation, and now more than 60 percent of this is dedicated to our digital transformation,” Eriksen said. “I am confident that Klas Bendrik will

(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy)

Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

IMO, MNTB and ISPS facilities came on line, but what has surprised us is the distance that so many of our students and captains are travelling to attend MCA courses here in Phuket.  Over the last twelve months we have welcomed professional seafarers from USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, France and the UK, in addition to our local  student groups from Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Indonesia.”Now with more than 20 MCA approved courses being delivered each month, Galileo Maritime Academy is expecting similar growth in international students from the cruise ship

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