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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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SENER  appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the Engineering and Construction area. Photo: Sener

Cudós Tapped to Lead Engineering and Construction for SENER

country manager of SENER in Mexico. SENER's Engineering and Construction area, which will be managed by Cudós, comprises three Business Units: Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine. It has branches in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, China, United Arab Emirates, Spain, USA, Morocco, Mexico, Portugal, UK, and South Africa.Cudós joined SENER in October 2012 in the energy sector. He worked as Assistant Project Manager in the biomass plant for ENCE in Mérida (Spain). Later, he was the Project Manager for

Photo courtesy of Uljanik

Croatian Shipyard Workers to End Strike, Future Uncertain

.The workers now want new management to be appointed to restructure the business.Croatia's once prosperous shipbuilding industry has been struggling to survive since the country's independence from Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. It has gradually lost business to Asian shipbuilders, such as South Korea, missing opportunities to modernise and produce more sophisticated vessels.Loss-making Uljanik's problems are also a potential threat to state coffers as the government has extended guarantees worth several hundred million euros for loans to the shipbuilder.Workers control less than 50 percent

S.Korea: Five Shipbuilding Regions get "Industry Crisis" tag

South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said on Tuesday the government will designate five key shipbuilding centres on the country's south coast as "industry crisis" zones eligible for economic support.   The areas include Dong-gu in the city of Ulsan, Geoje-si of Kyong-nam province and Jinhae-gu of Changwon, as well as Tongyeong and Mokpo in the southwest coast.   These areas are home to heavy shipping and shipbuilding companies and have struggled with high unemployment in recent years.   A copy of the minister's speech released from the ministry showed the government

Wook Chung (Photo: Montgomery McCracken)

Former Hanjin General Counsel Joins Montgomery McCracken

was a consultant attorney for a law firm in New York, where he provided counsel on international commercial transaction and litigation, and pretrial litigation. Chung also held various positions in Seoul, Korea, including counsel to a litigation law firm and counsel (JAG) to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) Air Force.   Chung received a J.D. degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and earned a B.A. degree from Rutgers University. He is fluent in English and Korean

Nitin Gadkari. Photo: The Ministry of Shipping

Indian Maritime Development Can Create 10 Million Jobs

the fields of dredging, fairway development and terminal construction.    Secretary, Shipping Rajive Kumar said the Maritime India Summit in Mumbai will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on April 14th which will be followed by Investors Summit, panel discussions, B2B and G2B meetings. South Korea is the partner country of the Summit. Delegates from 57 countries are expected to attend the summit.    “The Summit will showcase latest technologies, products and services as well as help disseminate knowledge about the latest development in Maritime Sector. It will provide

From left to right: Bob Turner, Sarah Turner and Adam Springall (Photo: Romica)

Romica Adds Three Senior Managers

, Yorkshire headquartered Romica is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of lift equipment and winches for use within the offshore, marine, renewables, ports and terminals, oil and gas and oceanographic sectors. The company provides a 24/7 build, repair and maintenance service worldwide with agents in South Korea, Taiwan, India and Spain.   Now joining Romica’s team is technical director, Sarah Turner, North East and Scotland business development manager Iain Fullerton and U.K. project manager Adam Springall.    Romica owner and Managing Director Bob Turner said the expansion signals

Tomi Gardemeister, CEO and President, Evac Group

EVAC to be Acquired by Bridgepoint

by private equity group Bridgepoint. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Evac was established in 1979 and to date has successfully completed over 20,000 marine, 2,000 offshore, and 2,000 building projects for customers around the world. The company has offices in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, South Korea, Norway, Sweden, and the USA, as well as representatives in more than 40 countries. Since 2014 Evac has been owned by the IK VII Fund. In the course of the fund’s ownership, Evac has achieved strong growth, with turnover increasing by 55% and, in 2016, exceeding €100 million for the

Steen Lund (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director

has appointed Steen Brodsgaard Lund as Regional Director Asia. He will be responsible for Radio Holland’s operations in Asia, with offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.   Lund is a Danish national, and developed his career over the past 28 years while living in Pakistan, South Korea, India, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. He began his career in the maritime industry in 1987 as a Trainee at A.P. Moller Maersk in Denmark, and spent 21 years in the group holding in a variety of commercial and operational leadership positions. His last assignment at A.P. Moller Maersk was Senior

Tristan Kim (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Hires New Marketing Exec

Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Beijing Rep. Office announced that Tristan Kim has been employed as Marketing Executive at the company’s office in Beijing. Tristan Kim is originally from South Korea but moved to China to study more than 10 years ago, and hereafter he relocated to Singapore where he commenced his career in the bunker business.  

A HHI-built LNG Carrier. (Source: HHI)

Hyundai Heavy Plummets to Worse Loss Ever

South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd, the world's biggest shipbuilder, slid to a record quarterly loss of $1.8 billion and warned it's heading for its worst-ever year as cost overruns mount up in new business lines it developed to counter a global glut of low-margin ship orders. Hyundai Heavy said on Thursday it slumped to an operating loss of 1.93 trillion won ($1.83 billion) in the third quarter, from a 222.4 billion won profit a year earlier, as it soaked up rising costs caused by delays in building new types of ship in which it had little previous expertise. It expects an operating

Samsung Heavy Industries Replaces CEO

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries named Joonou Nam as its new chief executive officer on Monday after Park Dae-young resigned to take responsibility for the firm’s losses.   The shipbuilder’s shares plunged last week as it forecast a fourth straight year of operating losses and announced a rights issue.   Nam previously oversaw Samsung Heavy’s shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.     (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin and Joyce Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)

Jaecheol Lee, Harris Pye Country Manager for South Korea

Harris Pye Opens Korea Office

Harris Pye opened a new office in Busan in South Korea to keep pace with the demand by Korean shipowners and operators eager to bring their LNG carriers to shipyards in Korea for dry docking and inspection, repair or modification of their boilers. Newly appointed Harris Pye Country Manager Jaecheol Lee said that previously LNG carriers were dry-docking in Singapore, "but now owners prefer to bring them to Korea. This has enabled Harris Pye to set up a new office and offer repair and inspection services using our skilled workforce from our Singapore and Japan facilities initially for all necessary

Maersk Viking. Photo: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling Axes Dozens of Staff

employment is terminated, according to the WARN notice.   The termination will likely be permanent unless the company secures a new contract for the Viking.   The Maersk Viking drillship was delivered to Maersk Drilling in February 2014 by Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea.   Previously, the Maersk Viking was operating for Exxon Mobil Corp. on the Julia field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico up until Dec. 2017, according to a company press release.  

Brian Kim

Northrop Grumman Appoints Kim

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Brian Kim as chief executive for South Korea, effective Feb. 2, 2015. In this new position, he will be responsible for coordinating the corporation's relationship with South Korea, supporting current programs and developing strategies for growth.   Kim has more than 30 years of experience working in the aerospace industry in the U.S., South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. He joins Northrop Grumman after five years with Boeing Defense, Space and Security, where he was vice president of business development and country director for South Korea.

Nils Morén  (Photo: MJP)

MJP Welcomes Back Morén as International Sales Manager

Marine Jet Power (MJP) has welcomed Nils Morén as International Sales Manager responsible for sales in Israel, India, Taiwan and South Korea. In this role Nils will be responsible for business development and customer relations, reporting to MJP CEO, Magnus Sörenson.   Morén originally joined MJP in 1996, during which time he was mainly responsible for sales for 14 years. During his tenure Morén was a key player and helped secure many notable contracts including orders worldwide.   Most recently Morén was responsible for sales and marketing for Swedish

Photo: Marine Jet Power (MJP)

Morén Rejoins MJP

Marine Jet Power (MJP) welcomed Nils Morén as International Sales Manager responsible for sales in Israel, India, Taiwan and South Korea. In this role Nils will be responsible for business development and customer relations, reporting to MJP CEO, Magnus Sörenson. Nils originally joined MJP in 1996, during which time he was mainly responsible for sales for 14 years. During his tenure Nils was a key player and helped secure many notable contracts including orders worldwide. Most recently Nils was responsible for sales and marketing for Swedish based Swede Ship group of companies where he

John Southam (left) and Stephen Maclennan have joined North P&I Club’s loss prevention team (Photo: North P&I Club)

North P&I Club Expands Loss Prevention Team

. He started as a cadet with P&O Containers, where he rose over 10 years to become a chief officer on deep-sea container vessels operating worldwide. From 2007 to 2012 he served on various offshore energy support vessels in the North Sea and India, after which he spent the next three years in South Korea with the new-build project team of Dolphin Drilling, part of Fred Olsen Energy.   Maclennan previously served in the British Royal Navy for 28 years, rising to the rank of warrant officer first class. His most recent role was as officer in charge of the close-range weapons training school

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