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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Ville Parpala (Photo: The Switch)

Parpala Joins The Switch

 The Switch has recruited Ville Parpala as Director, Product Marketing, Marine Solutions, as it targets its ambition of achieving growth of 200 percent in the marine segment across the next five years. The firm, a specialist in the development and supply of advanced drive train solutions, said it will leverage Parpala’s vast experience and contact book, to push its ability to deliver enhanced efficiency, cost savings and environmental performance to the shipping industry worldwide.    Parpala joins the Finnish headquartered business, part of the €3.3 billion ($3.9 billion)

Rolls The Top Employers Institute honored Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG with its `Top-Employer, Germany 2014´ award. Kerstin Geßler, team leader, HR Recruiting at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, accepted the award

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Is A Top Employer

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG has been confirmed as one of Germany´s most attractive employers. The company has received awards for its exemplary HR management policies and for the outstanding benefits it offers employees. Over recent years, the prestigious Top Employers Institute awarded RRPS predecessor Tognum AG its ´Top Employer, Engineering´ seal of excellence four times and conferred the `Top Employer, Germany´ title three times. The Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers worldwide who offer outstanding working conditions. This year, in addition to Rolls-Royc

Todd Sims

Sims Joins Torqeedo Global Sales Team

Continuing to expand its global sales team, Torqeedo added Captain Todd Sims as its new global sales and product manager, hybrid systems. In this position, Sims will lead sales and create opportunities for the company's newest offering, the Deep Blue Hybrid system. Sims spent 23 years in the IT industry in both technical and sales positions. For the last eight years, he has owned and operated EPowerMarine LLC, an independent boat dealership located in South Florida specializing in electric propulsion options for today's boater. During this time, Sims became deeply involved with many different

Benjamin H. Scott (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute Adds Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering

Webb Institute has appointed Benjamin H. Scott as the Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering. Scott is a design engineer with over 30 years of experience in thermal and hydraulic analysis, heat exchanger design, thermal performance testing and fluid system design.    Scott recently retired from Exelon Corporation as the senior manager of design engineering at their Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Md., where he oversaw a staff of 60 multidiscipline engineers responsible for all plant modifications and improvements, maintenance of the plant’s design and licensing basis

Norwegian Navy Embraces Electrification

GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) has announced that it is working with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) in South Korea to provide an electrical power and propulsion system for a Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) logistics and support vessel (LSV). GE’s equipment will be installed as a key part of the ship’s hybrid propulsion system, improving fuel efficiency and operating flexibility. In October 2012, GE’s Power Conversion business announced a similar project for the U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new fleet of four

Vladimir Putin and Zhang Gaoli

Power of Siberia construction launched

   Yakutsk hosted today celebrations dedicated to welding the first joint of the Power of Siberia gas transmission system (GTS) meant to be a crucial element of the gas supply system being built in eastern Russia. The GTS will convey gas from the Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production centers to the Far East and China. The attendance was comprised of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Zhang Gaoli, First Vice Premier of China's State Council, Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Alexey Miller

Rhett Merriman

Merriman Enters New Role at Fairbanks Morse

Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, has named Rhett Merriman sales manager for marine power systems. Merriman, a veteran Fairbanks Morse manager, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. Throughout his 36-year career he has been involved with bringing large, complex power system projects from the proposal, bidding and contract development phase through project management to successful completion. Most recently he was manager of application engineering and earlier, he served as manager of government engine sales.   Merriman is a member of the

Josh Bauer (Photo: Jet Edge)

Jet Edge Promotes Bauer to Service Manager

Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc. announced the promotion of Josh Bauer to service manager. Bauer is responsible for managing all aspects of Jet Edge’s waterjet service department, supporting customers worldwide.   A longtime Jet Edge employee, Bauer began his career with the Minnesota waterjet systems manufacturer in 2005 after graduating from Hennepin Technical College with a degree as a fluid power engineering technician. He has held positions in Jet Edge’s production and service departments, most recently serving as a field service technician.

Image courtesy of MTU

Rolls-Royce Power Systems to Take on Successful MTU Trainees

MTU Friedrichshafen informs that 36 young people have just successfully completed their vocational training courses at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and its subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen. The trainees completed technical and commercial courses lasting between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half years. At the award ceremony, Steffen Besserer, Head of HR Development, presented the graduates with their diplomas and his congratulations: ʺYou are all now embarking on a new phase of your lives and your training has provided you with the best preparation possible for starting out in your professional

ABB on the Indan subcontinent Courtesy ABB

ABB Strengthens Commitment to India’s economic development

ABB doubles workforce at its global engineering and operations center in Chennai and opens a new UPS production facility near Bangalore. ABB’s expansion of the Chennai center demonstrates its commitment to the country’s “Make in India” policy, aimed at strengthening its industrial base and fueling economic growth.   The competency center, whose workforce will be doubled to 1,200 over the next two years, brings together professional engineering resources under one roof, serving ABB units across the world from its base in Chennai, among the largest industrial and

Sven Thy Christensen (Photo: PBES)

PBES Hires Christensen to Develop Mediterranean Markets

Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) has announced Sven Thy Christensen has 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

Leavitt tapped to head Northrop Grumman Maritime Systems Business

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) named Todd Leavitt, vice president of the company's Maritime Systems business unit, effective immediately.  Leavitt will have executive responsibility for all Maritime Systems programs and products. He will lead all domestic and international programs within the Maritime Systems business area to include naval radars, electronic warfare capabilities, navigation systems, machinery controls, and power and control systems. Leavitt joined the company in 2007 as manager, Surface Navy Futures. In 2010, he was appointed director, Maritime Sensors and Shipboard

How a PEM Fuel Cell Works. (Image: http://www.ballard.com)

Fuel Cell Stocks Take Market on a Wild Ride

Wall Street has been quiet lately, with volume often below average and gains mostly slight, but fuel-cell makers have emerged as one of 2014's most dynamic sectors, making huge swings on massive volume. This week has been typical. The fuel-cell group's most prominent players have posted gains that vastly outpaced the broader market on some of the highest volume among equities. Ballard Power Systems Inc gave the sector a catalyst on Thursday, when the Canadian company announced an agreement with Azure Hydrogen to provide telecom backup power systems for the Chinese market. More than 13.8 million

Cornelius Weitzmann (Photo: Voith)

Voith Turbo; Weitzmann to lead O&G Division

Cornelius Weitzmann was appointed as Managing Director of the Power, Oil & Gas business division at Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG., effective April 1, 2015. He will be taking over from Matthias Grawe, who is leaving the company on March 31, 2015. Weitzmann (38) initially joined strategic planning at Voith in 2007 after working at a well-known German consultancy firm. In 2009, he became Managing Director at Voith Paper Inc. in Appleton, USA. In 2011, he was appointed President of Fabric & Roll Systems EMEA. "The oil and gas business is one of our most important growth industries

Seen here is WinGD training manager Tyson Liang Qin presenting the W-FMS virtual reality engine room to a delegation of ship owners. (Photo: WInGD)

WinGD Opens Virtual Reality Engine Room Facilities

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has inaugurated a new installation of its W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator (FMS) for training complete engine room crews at the Marine Power Academy Training Center of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. (HHM), in Shanghai, China.   The simulator joins a network of some 20 further installations at strategic locations around the world. As well as being the first installation of WinGD’s dedicated, multi-touchscreen simulation hardware in China, the Shanghai FMS system is also first to be pre-programmed with specially adapted versions of the engine-specific

Ben Allen

New General Manager Joins Barrus

E. P. Barrus Ltd announced the appointment of Ben Allen as General Manager for the Marine Leisure Division. Ben will be responsible for the brands of Mariner and Mercury outboard engines and the range of Quicksilver boats. Ben brings experience from sales and business management roles and has been responsible for setting up a successful businesses of his own. Prior to joining Barrus, Ben was employed as the UK Sales and Marketing Manager for Sterling Power Products, a supplier of power management systems to the marine and commercial vehicle markets. He was responsible for expanding the business

ABB Energy Management System

ABB won an order from Spanish ferry operator Baleària to supply energy management systems for one of its largest vessels. ABB’s advisory software will be installed onboard the ferry Martin i Soler, with options for additional vessels. The package supplied is envisioned to generate a more than 2% savings in propulsion power. The EMMA Advisory Suite is a decision-support tool to minimize the overall energy costs for individual vessels and entire fleets. This installation will cover dynamic trim optimization and hull condition monitoring. The package is designed to help the vessel operator

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