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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Evan Zimmerman and Clément Mochet (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Makes Two Senior Appointments

Anchoring and mooring solutions provider Vryhof has made two senior appointments: Evan Zimmerman as Vryhof’s new Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and Clément Mochet as new Commercial Director for Vryhof’s business unit, Vryhof Anchors.   Based in Houston, Zimmerman has been tasked with pushing improvement within Vryhof’s technology, management systems and engineering capabilities. In particular, he will support Vryhof in strengthening its mooring equipment technologies, with a focus on new connectors, tools, torque management systems, risk assessment software

Kiran Chandrasekharan (Photo: Viking SeaTech)

Chandrasekharan Joins Viking SeaTech

Viking SeaTech said it has appointed Kiran Chandrasekharan to a newly created post of naval architect at its base in Aberdeen.   Chandrasekharan, who has more than seven years’ experience, specializes in permanent mooring design. Prior to joining Viking SeaTech he worked as naval architect and mooring engineer for London Marine Consultants Ltd.   The new position was created to provide technical support and to assist in the commercial evaluation of tenders and proposals. Chandrasekharan will also help plan, analyze and deliver project activities. Other responsibilities include

(Image: Wilhelmsen Ships Service)

WSS: Digital Solution Focus @ Norshipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) are bringing the maritime digital solutions of the future to life at Nor-Shipping. Unveiling their augmented reality (AR) project at the world’s biggest maritime show, this immersive, interactive tool enables visitors to view the company’s very latest products and systems, inside and out.   Developed in conjunction with Austrian technology company Imagination Computer Serv. GesmbH, using their AR software ‘MagicLens’, visitors will download a reader app to their phones and scan a printed image to unlock the AR system. Kjell Andre Engen

(Photo courtesy Damen)

Damen Buys shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries

Shipyard with Daewoo as majority shareholder.    With the acquisition of the majority share in the shipyard in Mangalia, Damen takes the next step in strengthening its international shipbuilding and ship repair activities. The Mangalia shipyard is located on the Black Sea coast. The yard is spread over an area of 980,000m2, has three drydocks with a total length of 982 metres and 1.6 kilometres of berthing space. The docks, with a width of between 48 and 60 metres, will provide Damen with capacity to cater for the largest maritime vessels and structures. As such, this move represents a strategic

Photo: Sovcomflot

Greenpeace Targets Russian Tanker at Rotterdam Port

Mikhail Ulyanov, an ice-breaking shuttle tanker (ice class – ARC6) belonging to OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has been the subject of a Greenpeace protest, while at the Port of Rotterdam carrying a cargo of 67,000 tons of crude oil, loaded on the continental shelf of the Pechora Sea, Russia.   “We are extremely disappointed that our vessel has been the subject of an irresponsible publicity stunt by Greenpeace, which occurred despite the measures taken by our ship and the port authorities, including the Coast Guard and the Marine Police. Mikhail Ulyanov is an ultra-modern high ice

Mo Tafazzoly (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Expands Its Global Footprint

Vryhof, a provider of anchoring and mooring solutions, said it is expanding its global footprint with its companies Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) opening a new office in Aberdeen and Vryhof Anchors appointing Singapore-based Franklin Offshore as its exclusive representative for selling Vryhof solutions in a number of Asia Pacific countries.   “In an industry that has seen considerable negativity over the past year, this is a real statement of intent by Vryhof on our ambitions to expand our products and services in new markets and meet increased demand,” said Wolfgang Wandl, CEO of Vryhof.

Okawa Joins Hawboldt’s Marine Cranes Division

Hawboldt Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of deck equipment and a member of the Timberland Group of Companies, announced the hiring of Reed Okawa as Business Development Manager, Marine Crane Division. Paul Phillips, General Sales Manager at Hawboldt industries said, “Reed brings over 35 years of experience in crane design sales and service to Hawboldt . . . Reed will be using his extensive knowledge to assist customers in choosing the right crane and accessories for their application.” Okawa joined Hawboldt in late January and is based near Seattle. Okawa will also be able to assist

Oerlikon Opens Third Drive Systems Plant in India

;s Drive Systems Segment has shown growth in India over the last decade and a half. Today it serves domestic as well as export markets, covering not only the Agricultural market, but also Construction Equipment, Commercial and Utility vehicles as well as industrial applications. The new plant is spread across 35 acres, and will employ more than 1,000 people when in full production.    Vivek Prakash, Business Unit Head, India at Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment, said, “More than a third of the site has been planned to be ‘green’. We have an energy efficient building

Rasmus Nord Jørgensen. Photo: BIMCO

BIMCO Appoints Head of Communications

organisation’s communication strategy and increase BIMCO’s media profile.   Angus Frew, Secretary General and CEO at BIMCO said: This is an important appointment reflecting our desire to significantly increase BIMCO’s communications activity. It is vital that our members, who are spread around the world in 120 countries are fully aware of the many services we offer and, as the world’s largest international shipping association, we would like to ensure that BIMCO has a stronger voice in the wider maritime conversation."   "BIMCO’s staff are leading industry

New Online Learning Program for Subsea Engineers

development of new engineers and technicians entering the subsea sector and to develop graduates to become the next generation of engineers to help the UK’s $14 billion subsea sector achieve its global potential. The Introduction to Subsea Engineering course can be completed in around 60 hours, spread over eight weeks. Students will study a series of modules to become fully inducted into a sector which has revolutionized the way in which hydrocarbons are extracted since its early days in the late seventies. Initially rolled out by Subsea UK a few years ago, the on-line program of four modules

Shell Nigeria Declares Force Majeure at its EA Field

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it had declared force majeure at its EA field in Nigeria to repair equipment damaged by bad weather offshore, putting on hold production of about 40,000 barrels of oil a day. Repairs were needed to the soft yoke mooring platform, it said in a statement. The EA field is located south west of Warri in water depths of around 25 metres. (By Andrew Heavens; editing by David Dolan, Reuters)  

Left to right: Mike Roger, Emily Colwell, Marc Terry and Andy Nelson  (Photo: Flynn Refrigeration)

Flynn Makes Series of Staff Appointments

increased volumes of orders and enquiries.    “We are making a number of strategic changes to our sales operation in a bid to manage a growing number of enquiries both quickly and efficiently,” said Mrs Flynn. “This has seen greater investment in manpower and experience to spread the workload. Emily, Mike and Marc bring a wealth of knowledge and customer service expertise, and will play a fundamental role in expanding the firm internationally.    “In addition, we have taken on another warehouse assistant to support the upturn in work from a dispatch and

Oil Heads for Third Straight Weekly Loss

Brent set for third yearly loss for first time; WTI-Brent spread recovers from 11-month low. Oil fell on Friday as bearish sentiment driven by oversupply rattled the market and was set to lead prices to a third straight weekly drop, the longest losing streak in four months. Global benchmark Brent crude traded down 24 cents at $36.82 a barrel at 1133 GMT. U.S. crude futures fell to a near seven-year low of $34.41 a barrel but later recovered to $34.51, down 44 cents on Thursday's close. The global supply glut that brought prices close to 11-year lows this week means Brent will post losses for

Captain Raja Ray

Isle of Man Flag Appoints Raja Ray as BDM, Singapore

to promote the flag to the industry in Singapore and Asia. His remit is to liaise with Singapore’s growing pool of owners/operators to nurture relationships and build the flag’s profile further. He will also carry out survey and audit work on behalf of the registry as it continues to spread its global coverage of surveyors based in important shipping regions providing survey, audit and certification services. Isle of Man Ship Registry Director Dick Welsh said today: “This is another important step for the Isle of Man Ship Registry in the region. We plan to open a representative

BAE System Wins $139.8M Contract

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $139,818,901 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) fiscal 2018 modernization period Chief of Naval Operations availability.  This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Tortuga.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $183,794,039.  Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 2019.  Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy);

Mei Ling Chan (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Makes Two Hires in Asia Pacific

Global Maritime, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has made two important hires to support its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations.   Mei Ling Chan has been appointed as Regional Finance Manager for APAC where she will take responsibility for finance functions and reporting across the region; and Leong Weng Yoon has been named Global Maritime’s new HSEQ Manager for APAC. Leong Weng Yoon’s appointment reaffirms Global Maritime’s commitment to the highest health, safety, environmental and quality standards across its

Alberto Morandi (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Establishes Technical Authority Board

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has established a Technical Authority Board to be led by Alberto Morandi, formerly head of Global Maritime Americas.   Global Maritime said the Technical Authority Board will promote excellence throughout the company, ensuring consistent and high-quality technical standards. Each board member, who will be nominated for a two-year term, will have specific knowledge in one of the following disciplines: marine operations, structural engineering, naval

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