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Patrick Grandelli (Photo: PCCI)

PCCI Appoints Grandelli as Chief Engineer

PCCI, Inc. has announced that Patrick Grandelli, P.E. has joined PCCI’s Alexandria office as a Chief Engineer. He will be responsible for providing engineering, design, installation and program/project management services to U.S. Government and commercial clients in the ocean facility and renewable energy industries.  Grandelli is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and naval energy/operations staff officer who also served on three U.S. navy warships. He has two decades’ experience in the analysis and design of large subsea pipelines, ocean energy systems, and the conduct of

Photo courtesy of Danos

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

Richard Gage (Photo: OceanWorks)

Gage Joins OceanWorks

Subsea solution engineering company OceanWorks has appointed Richard Gage, P.Eng to the role of Director of the Project Management Office (PMO).   Gage is responsible for overseeing and supporting the execution of all projects. Through the management of the PMO, the Project Director facilitates the required approval of project scopes, schedules and budgets. Gage will lead OceanWorks’ project management personnel and processes to ensure that cost and schedule progression controls are effective, project risks are identified and mitigated in a timely manner, and the company continues to

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

in the profession and also ensure their impact is felt theoretically and in practice in any sector they find themselves for the good of the nation. Engineer Rotimi Fashakin, who is currently the Executive Director in charge of Operations of the Agency, is a consummate Engineering and Project Management Professional having graduated from the University of Ife with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Project Management Institute, USA. His working experience spans nearly three decades mostly in the private sector. He was at various times Project Manager

Janne Luukkonen (© MV WERFTEN)

MV WERFTEN Promotes Luukkonen

Janne Luukkonen has taken over the position of Director of Project Management at MV WERFTEN as of August 1, 2017. He is a member of the senior management, responsible for all shipbuilding projects, and reports to CEO Jarmo Laakso.   Luukkonen was previously a member of the Meyer Werft management team in Turku, Finland. Now as director, he is responsible for the project management of MV WERFTEN’s newbuilding program.   “Tomorrow we will deliver the first vessel under the flag of MV WERFTEN: Crystal Bach, the world’s most luxurious river ship. Crystal Mahler is to follow

Eric Evans (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes Evans VP of Strategy

Crowley’s Jacksonville, Fla. headquarters, and will report to Carl Fox, senior vice president of corporate services, and will have strong functional ties to John Calvin, senior vice president and controller, as well as the finance teams within each of the company’s business units. The project management organization, which is focused on analysis and strategy execution, will report to Evans.   Since 2013, Evans has worked to implement Crowley Petroleum Services’ strategic plan for growth and investment, resulting in the purchase of six tankers, the sale of two tankers, and the

Bowles Named Director of Donald L. Blount & Associates

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc. has appointed Jeffrey B. Bowles as Director of its Chesapeake, Va. division, Donald L. Blount & Associates (DLBA).   Bowles joined DLBA in 2001 as a Webb Institute Naval Architect and earned a master's degree in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He was promoted to DLBA Technical Director in 2011. Bowles is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Virginia, Florida and New York, and is a certified Project Management Professional. 

Photo: Crowley

Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group announced that it is reorganizing and establishing new leadership to better serve customers in need of engineering, project management and government services.  Solutions is the company’s dedicated, full-service engineering, project management and government services team, reporting to Crowley’s Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, technical services. Jay Edgar, who is new to Crowley, has been appointed vice president and leader of the company’s newly formed engineering services team, which encompasses all

Ferry man through and through. Naval Architect Carsten Ortloff has designed ferries since he was a young boy. From 1 February 2018 he will design ferries for Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech. (Photo: OSK)

Naval Architect Ortloff Joins OSK

With a series of RoRo and RoPax projects lined up in the not so distant future, Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech A/S are ramping up the naval architect and project management department with the addition of a naval architect with more than 18 years of design experience. German naval architect Carsten Ortloff will join OSK-ShipTech February 1, 2018. He is a through and through ‘ferry man’, creating his very first ferry designs when he was only a boy. He holds a diploma in naval architecture, and since the start of his career in 2000, his main focus has been concept designs and the

Smith Joins Woods Hole Group

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 meteorological field studies and data analysis, and on to project management.  He moved into a commercial and sales management capacity before transferring to the US in 2001, where his focus was the provision of metocean services for offshore oil and gas, coastal engineering and offshore renewable projects from a commercial management, business development and

Andrew Imrie (Photo: M² Subsea)

M² Subsea Taps Imrie to Lead Sales and Marketing

its international offering from its hubs in Aberdeen and Houston. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Aberdeen and will join the main board alongside Mike Arnold, Mark Wood and Stuart Bannerman.   M² Subsea is an independent provider of underwater ROVs and subsea project management and engineering services

Fincantieri, Huarun Dadong Dockyard Tie-up framework Finalized

located near the new Cruise Terminal of Shanghai, has a rich experience and skilled resources which make it particularly suitable for cruise ship projects. Fincantieri, through its dedicated Ship Repair and Conversion business unit, will provide its technical knowledge, together with support in project management and logistic procedures which, combined with the first class shipyard facilities of HRDD, are now offering expert and reliable service to the Chinese cruise sector

Pradeep Verma (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team

from Subsea 7 where he held the role of regional vessel and asset manager, based in Houston, Texas. He also worked at EMAS Offshore Ltd for five years and Rubicon Oilfield International prior to this. Kaminski brings more than 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry, specifically across project management and operations roles.   As director of marine assets, Kaminski will be responsible for the overall supervision of the company’s owned and chartered fleet.   These recent additions to the senior management team follow on from last October’s changes to the top positions

Simon Allison (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Strengthens APAC Team

director for the APAC region.   Allison is responsible for the management of the group's office including business development and growing strategic new markets. Having previously been Xodus’ general manager in Scotland, he is maintaining an active technical role in projects, including project management.   Allison has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years after graduating with honors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne. After starting his career as a process engineer, he later specialized in the field of flow assurance.   Xodus Group will

Ryan Wopschall (Photo: Pioneer Consulting)

Wopschall Named Director at Pioneer Consulting

Submarine cable consulting organization Pioneer Consulting has hired Ryan Wopschall as director.   Wopschall’s appointment will help Pioneer Consulting to tackle multiple, simultaneous, global project management engagements as well as market analysis projects. Wopschall’s responsibilities will also include adding to Pioneer Consulting’s existing global market study capability.   Wopschall brings 10 years of undersea cable experience to Pioneer Consulting from his previous employer specializing in offshore geotechnical analysis, marine survey and geosciences services.

Petterson Named Great Lakes CEO

;   Prior to CB&I, Petterson was CEO of Gearbulk, Ltd., a privately held company that owns and operates a fleet of gantry craned open hatch bulk vessels. He was also president and COO of AMEC Inc. Americas, a subsidiary of AMEC plc, a British multinational consulting, engineering and project management company. Prior to joining AMEC, Petterson served in various executive and operational positions for Aker Maritime, Inc., the deepwater division of Aker Maritime ASA of Norway over the course of 20 years. He spent the first nine years of his career in various positions at Norwegian Contractors

Francois Florence (Photo: InterAct)

Florence Joins InterAct as Sr. Reservoir Engineer

;s Degree in Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure du Petrole et des Moteurs (IFP School), France, as well as a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. Ventura, Calif. based InterAct, part of the international Acteon group, is a project management, engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in oil and gas production, development and decommissioning services

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