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Photo: Tymor Marine

Heyman Joins Tymor Marine

. Tymor Marine is a UK- and USA-based independent marine and naval architectural consultancy with offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Lafayette.  Tymor delivers a range of design and analysis functions, such as vessel and rig stability and modifications, seafastening of cargo and equipment, subsea deployment analysis, mooring analysis and offshore equipment design and modification.  Tymor also provides MetOcean analysis.    

Okawa Joins Hawboldt’s Marine Cranes Division

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 customers with Hawboldt’s core product lines, which include ROV, AUV and subsea drill launch and recovery systems, commercial deck equipment (anchor and mooring winches) and oceanographic products. Hawboldt manufactures cranes from 2 to 150 ton capacity in fixed, knuckle and telescopic versions. Accessories like power units, LMI systems, docking heads lighting and more are

David Mair (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Mair Joins Ashtead Senior Management Team

David Mair joins Ashtead Technology’s senior management team as the newly appointed business development director.    With a career spanning more than 20 years in the oil and gas industry, Mair joins the subsea equipment solutions specialist from Hoover Ferguson Group where he held the position of global business development director. Prior to this, Mair worked at Subsea 7 where he held a number of senior management roles, including group vice president of business development.   Based in Aberdeen, Mair will be responsible for Ashtead’s global business development

Ankit Munjal (Photo: James Fisher Subsea Excavation)

Munjal Joins James Fisher Subsea Excavation

Mass flow excavation company James Fisher Subsea Excavation has appointed Ankit Munjal as business development manager to concentrate on the Asia Pacific region as the company continues to grow its global footprint.   Munjal joins the team at James Fisher Subsea Excavation, supporting Asia Pacific regional director Richard Beattie. James Fisher Subsea Excavation has offices and equipment strategically located in Singapore and China to service clients throughout this region.   Munjal brings to the role technical and project management expertise, having worked in Australia and Singapore in

Photo: Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Opens Subsea Plant in Brazil

 Aker Solutions has formally opened its new subsea manufacturing and technology plant in Curitiba, Brazil.   The facility will employ about 850 people and is dedicated to machining, welding, surface treatment, assembly and testing of Christmas trees and other subsea equipment. It will provide the first subsea control systems manufacturing capability in Brazil, enabling delivery of complete well systems that are placed on the seafloor.   “The facility will build on and strengthen our nearly four-decade presence in Brazil, which is a key global offshore market with significant

Scott Stephen (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Stephen Joins Ashtead Technology

Subsea equipment specialist Ashtead Technology has appointed Scott Stephen as its new Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) sales manager.   Based at the company’s headquarters in Aberdeen, Stephen will be responsible for business development and general sales and rental of NDT equipment and accessories, including phased array, ultrasonic flaw detection, corrosion mapping, eddy current flaw detection, hardness testing, composite inspection and thickness management.   Stephen joins Ashtead from RSL NDT where he held the role of UK manager and was previously with Euro NDT as general manager

Prahlad Enuganti (Photo: 2H Offshore)

2H Offshore Names Enuganti Technical Manager

in its Aberdeen office to strengthen its management team and drive business growth, the company announced. Enuganti holds a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from The University of Texas in Austin, and joined 2H’s Houston office in 2006 as an engineer. He worked on subsea structural monitoring projects in the Gulf of Mexico and was responsible for a variety of 2H’s offshore riser engineering and integrity assessments. He was also the integrity team lead for BP’s Holstein, Horn Mountain, Mad Dog and Thunder Horse assets, working with BP to identify and

New Online Learning Program for Subsea Engineers

Subsea UK has launched its new online learning program to support the 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

Ankit Munjal (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Hires Munjal in Singapore

Global subsea equipment specialist Ashtead Technology has appointed Ankit Munjal as regional sales manager at its Singapore operation.   Munjal will be instrumental in driving forward the firm’s sales and business development activities in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in support of both existing and new clients.    Prior to joining Ashtead, Munjal was business development manager at James Fisher Subsea Excavation, where he was responsible for securing new business with oil and gas majors and contractors, across APAC.    A Bachelor of Engineering graduate from the

Brett Lestrange (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Names Lestrange UK Regional Director

Subsea equipment specialist Ashtead Technology has hired Brett Lestrange as its new U.K. regional director, responsible for leading the company’s U.K. sales and technical teams. He will be based in Aberdeen.   Bringing to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the subsea industry, Lestrange joins Ashtead from HCS Control Systems where he held the position of chief executive officer. Prior to this, he was a founding partner of Frontrow Energy Partners and held a number of senior and technical positions at Expro Group, including head of subsea. Originally from Sydney, Australia

Steven Thrasher (Photo: Ashtead)

Ashtead Bolsters US Team

Global subsea equipment specialists, Ashtead Technology, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Steven Thrasher as regional vice president for the Americas. Bringing almost 20 years’ experience in the subsea industry, Thrasher, who will be based in Houston, Texas, will head up Ashtead’s US operation as it gears up for further growth in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and neighbouring markets.   Prior to joining Ashtead, Thrasher held a number of senior and technical positions at FTO Services, C-Innovation and Schilling Robotics.   He began his career in the

Liam Warren (Photo: Rovco)

Rovco Names Warren Operations Manager

of an offshore heat sink system for the nuclear facility at Hinkley Point C.   He worked for seven years as an operations manager for GE Tidal, responsible for the installation of semi-buoyant tidal turbines, subsea foundations and cables. This involved technical development of novel subsea equipment, contract management, and operational supervision as part of a series of full-scale tests offshore.   Warren’s career in the oil and gas industry began in 2002 when he joined Subsea 7 as a project engineer. He quickly progressed through the ranks and held a number of operational

Graeme Booth (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Booth Joins Ashtead Technical Support Team

Ashtead Technology has strengthened its UK team with the appointment of a regional technical support leader, to provide its customers with the most efficient, cost-effective technological solutions.    With a career spanning more than 25 years in the subsea industry, Graeme Booth joins Ashtead from Subsea 7 where he held a number of technical support and offshore operational roles, including survey equipment superintendent.     Booth will provide customers with technical support covering equipment rentals and custom engineered packages, for survey and ROV operations worldwide.

Paul Douglas (Photo: MDL)

MDL Hires Douglas in Asia-Pacific

market with the appointment of a Business Development Director for the region. Paul Douglas has joined the back deck specialist with more than 20 years of experience in global sales and business development roles, including VP at Aquatic Engineering & Construction and Business Development Manager at Subsea 7. From his base in Perth, Australia he will focus on supporting the company’s existing clients in the APAC area, as well as building the MDL brand in the region. The appointment has come as the next step in the company’s Global Business Development strategy, looking to bring MDL cost-saving

A member of the USCG tries on a commercial dive helmet, umbilical, and an emergency bailout bottle Photo ASA

ASA hosts Response Training for Houston Authorities

maintained by U.S. salvage companies and the logistical expertise required to mount an effective response to wide variety of marine casualty events. Some of the equipment on display included: -Oil lightering and dewatering packages-Portable marine firefighting equipment-Commercial diving and subsea equipment-Heavy lift cranes and barges-Oil spill response equipment In addition to ASA member resources, attendees were also provided with the opportunity to tour the Port of Houston’s Mobile Command Center and the Port of Houston Fire Department’s FIREBOAT 2 which also gave a spectacular

Courtesy Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Upgrades Aberdeen Site

 Aker Solutions today officially opens its upgraded Aberdeen services facility to help capture subsea sector growth in the UK and elsewhere. Demand is increasing globally for services at oil and gas fields offshore, including in the UK. Energy companies are seeking to maximize production and returns from existing assets and infrastructure amid tighter budgets. "Our investment in the Aberdeen services base demonstrates our commitment to the North Sea, a mature basin where we see opportunities," said Sian Lloyd Rees, Aker Solutions’ UK country manager. "It’s

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

and public bodies including Oil & Gas UK, Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, Premier Oil and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have collaborated to support The Underwater Centre and ensure that the industry continues to have access to critical, world-leading underwater training and can undertake vital subsea equipment trials.The company will now operate as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, which will be funded and supported by its members, comprising operators, service companies and industry. The new restructured company formally began operating on Monday, May 7, 2018Senior representatives of

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