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Keppel Wins SBM FPSO Conversion Deal

As energy markets start to rebound, Keppel Shipyard Ltd. secured a Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) conversion contract from  SBM Offshore N.V. (SBM Offshore). The contract calls for a VLCC to be converted into an FPSO, to be deployed to the Liza field, located approximately 193km offshore Guyana in the Stabroek block. The shipyard's work scope includes refurbishment and life extension works, such as the upgrading of living quarters, fabrication and installation of spread mooring systems, as well as the installation and integration of topside modules. The converted FPSO

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SBM Offshore Cuts Staff Strength

  In light of market conditions and in order to optimise the Company’s cost base, capacity requirements have been reviewed with the objective of creating a productive environment for performing teams and maintaining our core competencies and technological edge. Regretfully SBM Offshore is in the process of releasing approximately 600 contractor staff and an equal number of permanent staff, totalling approximately 1,200 positions worldwide, over the period 2014 and 2015. Workforce reduction plans will vary by country, based on local legal requirements and in close consultation with work

Philippe Barril Former  Senior Vice President of Technip now with SBM

Barril Appointed COO of SBM Offshore

SBM Offshore is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe Barril as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective March 1, 2015.  Philippe's appointment as a member of the Management Board is subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 15, 2015. Philippe joins the Company from Technip, where he most recently held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.  In his five years with the Company he also served as Executive Vice President and COO Onshore / Offshore and Senior Vice President Onshore-Offshore Product Lines and Technologies.

SBM Offshore Nominates Wood as CFO

SBM Offshore has nominated D.H.M. Wood as a member of the management board and chief financial officer (CFO) to replace current CFO, P.M. van Rossum, who is set to retire.   The company will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on November 30, 2016 where it will be proposed that Wood be appointed as a member of the management board for a period of four years until the 2021 AGM. Van Rossum will then step down as management board member and CFO.    Wood has worked at Royal Dutch Shell plc since 1993 in various financial and management positions, including as Vice President

Haaijer Joins Boskalis Supervisory Board

I. Haaijer was named to a four year term on the Supervisory Board of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. She was appointed during the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on November 10.   Haaijer fulfills the function of President & CEO of DSM Food Specialties and is member of the Business Council of Royal DSM N.V. Haaijer has formerly occupied the positions of Non-Executive Director and Board Member of RPC Group Ltd, President of DSM Personal Care and CEO of Philips AVENT.

Egil Kvannli (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Appoints Kvannli as CFO

Global Maritime, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has appointed Egil Kvannli as it new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Kvannli, who will take up the role with immediate effect, joins Global Maritime following 20 years of senior financial and management experience in the oil and gas industry with previous roles including Managing Director of Quickflange, a Norwegian based international group providing connection solutions; and CFO of Sevan Marine ASA, a listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange. At Global Maritime, Kvannli will

Tidewater Names Rynd President, CEO

has served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer since October of 2017.    Tom Bates, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said "After completing a comprehensive search, the Board is very pleased to welcome John to the team. He brings with him considerable experience in the offshore drilling services sector and the global oil and gas industry as a whole. John's experience, leadership and vision will be tremendous assets to Tidewater as we work to continue to strengthen the company's position in this challenging market."   Rynd previously served as Chief Executive

Courtesy Royal Boskalis

Haaijer Nominated to Boskalis' Board

Ilona Haaijer has been nominated as member of the supervisory board of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., following the board's decision to increase the number of its members from six to seven. Haaijer has the Dutch nationality and is President & CEO of DSM Food Specialties and member of the Business Council of Royal DSM N.V. Haaijer has formerly occupied the positions of Non-Executive Director and Board Member of RPC Group Ltd, President of DSM Personal Care and CEO of Philips AVENT.   The nomination for appointment as member of the supervisory board for a period of four

Peter Porter (Photo: Imtech Marine)

Porter Appointed GM for Radio Holland

Imtech Marine has appointed Peter Porter as General Manager for Imtech Marine Belgium, also known as Radio Holland, per October 1, 2015. Porter will succeed Frans Ploegaert, who has started in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, as Director Middle East and India. Porter started at sea as Deck Officer and has since 1989 further developed his career ashore. He worked, amongst other things, as Operations and Capacity Manager Container Trades at CMB N.V – CMBT N.V. and as Fleet and Operations Director at Safmarine Container Lines. In 2012 he started his own shipping consultancy company Antwerp

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

in seabed clearance and trenching operations in the renewable energy, oil and gas and interconnector sectors.   Readyhough has joined ESS having previously held senior management positions at Global Marine Systems and DeepOcean UK. He is a master mariner with more than 35 years maritime and offshore experience and for the last 18 years was engaged in submarine cable installation, trenching and maintenance operations.   ESS’s latest appointment follows Mark Brown joining as Engineering Manager and consolidates a management team which is focussed on international growth and rolling

Erik van Boom (Photo: Alphatron Marine)

Alphatron Marine Appoints Regional Manager

Alphatron Marine announced it has appointed Erik van Boom as country manager for the Euro border region Scheldemonden.   With recent changes in Belgium, where Alphatron Marine has taken over the sales and service activities of maritime navigation and communication equipment of Astron NV, expansion in the region was required, the company said.    In his new role, van Boom will leverage more than 25 years of experience in the maritime navigation and communication sector to help support the growth of Alphatron Marine.  

Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore Expands in Norway

Bibby Offshore announced its continued international expansion with the opening of an office in Stavanger, Norway. The Norwegian office for Bibby Offshore will be headed by Arne Lier. Bibby Offshore has a leading subsea services position in the U.K. North Sea and the opening of the office in Norway further increases the company’s growing international presence. The company is currently participating in a number of tenders in the Norwegian Continental Shelf and is focusing on expanding its existing services to offshore operators in the region, benefiting from the depth of relationship that

Roel de Graaf (Photo: Netherlands Maritime Technology)

Graaf Named MD of Netherlands Maritime Technology

Roel de Graaf will take UP the position of managing director of Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), beginning July 1, 2016 as the successor to Peter Zoeteman, who served as managing director of the trade association from May 2013 to June 2016.   “We are pleased to welcome a new managing director who is so familiar with the many aspects of the maritime sector,” says Hans Voorneveld, chairman of NMT.    “Roel is a passionate shipbuilder who has worked for both yards and marine equipment suppliers. He will lead the NMT organization in tackling the challenges faced

2017 winner Marianne Mckevitt (Photo: SPE)

Offshore Achievement Awards: Young Professional Finalists Revealed

Four young offshore industry professionals have been recognised for their career achievements after securing places on the shortlist for the 2018 Offshore Achievement Awards (OAAs), sponsored by TAQA.   Chris Stewart, engineer at Expro, Laura Steedman, graduate mechanical engineer at BP, Lyndsey Thomas, offshore operations engineer at Nexen, and Jennifer Brown, offshore HSEA supervisor at Nexen, are the finalists in the Young Professional award category.   From 20 applications an initial shortlist of six candidates were interviewed. The four shortlisted individuals impressed judges in a

Tomas Michelsson (Photo: Evac)

Michelsson to Join Evac

Waste, wastewater and water management systems provider Evac has appointed Tomas Michelsson as the President, Offshore and Merchant business area, effective January 8, 2018.   Michelsson will replace the former President, Claes Rudling, who has retired during the summer.    Michelsson previously worked as the Vessel Type Responsible (VTR) Global Sales Manager, Ro-Pax and Yachts, ABB Marine, and as the Director, Marine and Offshore business unit, Marioff.

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Livanos Becomes Euronav Chairman

On 22 July 2014, the Board of Directors of Euronav NV unanimously appointed Peter G. Livanos as Chairman of the Board, with immediate effect in replacement of Marc Saverys who was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Saverys said, “I am pleased to step down after one of the busiest times the company had in its history and give the chairmanship to Peter for a period that promises to be very exciting, as the expected tanker shipping markets recovery seems in sight. Peter and Euronav can continue to count on my full support going forward.” Peter G. Livanos said, “I

New Harbormaster for Port of Taharoa

Maritime New Zealand has appointed Captain Jon Peters as harbormaster for the Port of Taharoa, replacing Maritime NZ staff member Capt. Richard Lough, who held the role on a temporary basis.   Capt. Peters brings to the role more than 25 years’ maritime experience, including working as a cargo superintendent, ship agency manager, ship surveyor and cargo terminal manager. Most recently, he was General Manager of a multi-cargo ship terminal in West Africa, handling around 230 ships a year.   Peters holds an Australian Master Mariners (FG) license and his seagoing experience includes

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