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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Warehouse facilities and workers at ASC's submarine construction and maintenance facility at Osborne, South Australia. Photo: ASC Pty Ltd.

More than 100 Shipbuilders Lose Jobs at ASC

 South Australian defence shipbuilding company ASC has axed 101 blue collar jobs from its facility at Osborne near Port Adelaide.    The submarine and shipbuilder ASC has let go 101 contractors from its facility in Adelaide in a move it says will increase productivity on its air warfare destroyer program.    "This contractor management activity is normal practice for projects of this nature and has, and will, occur several times over the life of the project," it said in a statement.   “On the basis of continuous improvement, ASC is making enhancements

Chris Hearne (Photo: Dana Gas)

Dana Gas Announces New Senior Management

and Business Development Director.  Previously, Maclean was a partner with the global law firm of Squire Patten Boggs based in Perth, Australia, and was the Co-Chair of the firm’s global energy and resources group.  Maclean is admitted to the Supreme Courts of Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the High Court of Australia. He has over 20 years’ extensive experience of practicing international energy law.    

Alex Harrison

LOC Appoints Harrison, Solomons

in the Far East. Solomons has been a Director of LOC Australia in Perth since 2011 and is key player in the continued development and expansion of LOC’s portfolio of work in both Australia and the Asian region, the company said. Adam studied Naval Architecture at the University of New South Wales after which he worked on offshore oil and gas projects in Australia, the North Sea and the Caspian. He joined LOC Australia in 2006 since then he has been engaged in managing increasingly complex and large marine warranty survey contracts from the Perth office.  

Jeff McCray (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries to Open Australian Office

the U.S. Navy located in this critical region of the globe.”   The U.S. based shipbuilder has hired Jeff McCray as vice president, business development, HII Australia, responsible for developing new business opportunities for HII to support the Royal Australian Navy and the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. McCray will report to Mike Smith, HII’s executive vice president, strategy and development.   “HII already has people and facilities in Pearl Harbor, Taiwan and Japan, and expanding our presence to Australia makes sense for HII,” Smith said. “We intend to leverage

Sonnie Groombridge (Photo: Ferguson)

Ferguson Names Groombridge APAC Manager

Ferguson, specialist provider of DNV certified containers, tanks, refrigeration, accommodation and workspace modules to the offshore energy industry, has appointed Sonnie Groombridge to the new role of APAC Business Unit Manager. Based in Perth Australia, Groombridge joined the business in 2011 as the Australian Operations Manager and was then appointed to the position of Australian Business Unit Manager in 2013. In his new role he will be responsible for the company’s activities in the Asia Pacific region, spanning East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.  

Jason Steward (Image courtesy of BMT Nigel Gee)

Steward to Lead BMT Nigel Gee Business Development

business development manager of BMT Nigel Gee, a role in which he will support the expansion of business in both new and existing markets, delivering design and engineering services within the commercial, offshore energy, defense and yacht sectors, BMT said.   Steward, a University of New South Wales graduate in naval architecture, has more than 20 years’ experience in the marine market, with previous roles including regional manager for Austal Ships, consultant to defense at professional technical services firm Jacobs Australia and most recently business development manager at BMT

Guillaume Delcourt (Photo: ACR Electronics)

ACR Electronics Names Delcourt Sales Manager

sector to his new role at ACR, including European sales experience with a major emphasis with French OEM boat builders. He joins ACR following three years at marine equipment manufacturer Lewmar and three years as International Sales Manager at Karver Systems, covering Europe, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the U.S. In a previous role, he also managed equipment logistics for the Extreme Sailing Series Europe based on the Isle of Wight

Photo courtesy of Kongsberg

Custom Engine Room Simulator for RAN

The Commonwealth of Australia (CoA), Department of Defence has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to develop and deliver a new K-Sim Engine simulator model to the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Cerberus training facility located south of Melbourne, Australia. The new model will run on the existing KONGSBERG K-Sim Engine desktop simulator delivered to HMAS Cerberus in 2013, which is maintained under a Long Term System Support Program (LTSSP) agreement signed in 2015. The customized simulator model is a high-fidelity representation of the engine room configuration on the LSD(A) (Landing Ship Dock

Rob Osborn

Strategic Marine Appoints New GM

modules that can be pre rigged, commissioned and delivered from the yard to site at minimal cost. This method of construction has also proven to markedly cut down on construction times and significantly reduce site costs and blow outs. “Our business extends in these areas from Australia and South East Asia to The Middle East, the emerging African markets, and into Europe where we are able to compete very attractively with local providers.”  Reece continued, “Our extensive manufacturing facility in Vietnam enables us to be appealing in terms of both product turnaround

Speedcast Announces Buyout

Speedcast announces buyout; also announces appointment of new Board Director and Chairman. SpeedCast Ltd. announced the buyout of SatComms Australia, a satellite solutions provider in Australia. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition will further consolidate SpeedCast’s leadership position in the Asia-Pacific region and provide SpeedCast with an expanded presence in Australia. SpeedCast also announced the appointment of Michael Malone as a nonexecutive Board Director and the appointment of John Mackay as Chairman of the Board. SatComms Australia

Sailboat hull: Photo Van Munster Boats

Australian Boatbuilder Offers Apprenticeship

Van Munster Boats says that due to recent growth in its business there is an opportunity for a junior apprentice to join the team located in Morisset, New South Wales, Australia. The company details the opportunity as follows: "Van Munster boat builders are world recognised within the marine industry as an advanced composite boat yard specialising in the manufacture of custom sailboats of high tech composite construction. The successful applicant will gain formal qualifications as a shipwright/boat builder at TAFE, studying marine craft construction certificate 3. Being part of a highly-skilled

Palladium Announces VP of Business Development

solutions. As the recent V.P. of International Business at Savant Systems LLC., Arnold setup the Distribution and Field Engineering for the company and also developed and managed all B2B relationships in the International markets.  Those markets included Australia, New Zealand, ASIA, EMEA, Russia, South America, Central America /Caribbean and Canada.    In his early career, Arnold was a co-founder of Atlas Broadband, one of the Southeast's first DSL providers as well as the Director of Business for DirecNet a pioneering company in the high-speed wireless sector and ISP provider. During

The maritime sales division in the regions Australia, New Zealand and Oceania will be developed out of the Sydney office (Photo: Liebherr)

Liebherr Bolsters Its Australia Maritime Business

Liebherr Maritime said it will establish full service, spares and sales activities in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region to create better support for maritime customers using factory trained and locally recruited engineers. Additionally, Liebherr representative Morrow Equipment Australia will focus on the purchase and rental of tower cranes in the future.   Liebherr has been present in Australia since the early ’70s, leasing its first premises in Kilkenny in 1983. Over the years Liebherr invested in the Australian subsidiary, and the maritime division entered the Sydney offices

EnerMech to Add 150 Staff to Australian Operation

International oil and gas services group, EnerMech, has strengthened its operations in Australia with the appointment of two senior oil and gas industry professionals. Craig Wilson and Phil Ellwood will join the EnerMech team as it pushes forward with plans to establish itself as Asia Pacific’s leading oil and gas mechanical services supplier. EnerMech is an $AUD 500 million turnover business which employs 2000 staff in 31 locations serving the international energy sector. Its seven business lines include Cranes and Lifting, Valves, Hydraulic products and services, Industrial Services

Photo: Chevron

The 10 Highest Paying Oil & Gas Contract Jobs

Australia once again tops the list of the 10 highest paying jobs in oil and gas released by Swift Worldwide Resources, but Nigeria is a new country on the list that ranks just below the returning leader. The list was compiled by analyzing Swift's 250 contract positions in the oil and gas industry in 30 locations across the globe, for a total of 7,500 total jobs. Countries that are represented for the first time include Nigeria, Venezuela and Angola. No jobs in the U.S. cracked the list of highest paying this year. The complete list of the "Ten Highest Paid Contract Jobs in Oil and Gas" is

Image of CETO 5 unit as it will appear operating off Garden Island, WA

ARENA 1st Recipient of World Environment Day Award

  ARENA has been awarded the inaugural Clean Energy Award at the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards 2015 in Melbourne. The Clean Energy Award recognises the efforts of those working towards a more sustainable future through the development and deployment of renewable energy programmes or processes. “ARENA is honoured to be the first recipient of this Award,” ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said at the Awards ceremony on Friday evening. “We are a relatively young organisation and, as we approach our third anniversary, it is fantastic for

Hon Warren Entsch MP, Member for Leichardt joined Austal’s Vice President, Defense RADM (Retd) Davyd Thomas AO CSC to open Austal’s office in Cairns Queensland 10th July 2017. (Photo: Austal)

Austal Opens Cairns Office

Austal Australia was joined by Warren Entsch, Federal Member for Leichardt, to officially open its vessel sustainment office in Cairns, the latest effort in the expansion of Austal’s national footprint.   The shipbuilder said its new Cairns sustainment facilities will employ nearly 30 people to support the Austal-built Cape Class fleet for the Australian Border Force and the Royal Australian Navy and the future Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB) that Austal is currently building for the Australian Government.   Austal’s Vice President Defence, Davyd Thomas AO CSC, who was in Cairns