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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Matt Corbin (Photo: Sparrows)

Corbin Joins Sparrows Group as European Director

Sparrows Group has appointed Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables and industrial sectors.   Corbin, who has more than 20 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry, has held several leadership positions including UK managing director for the subsea division of Aker Solutions and UK regional general manger for GE Oil & Gas.  Most recently, he was supply chain consultant to the UK Government’s regulatory body, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and

Photo: Meyer Werft

Meyer Werft Offers Training for Refugees

from various crises regions opportunities to further qualification and, with this, integrate into society, the shipbuilder said.   In the first step, around 30 people will be accepted into the program which could start as soon as autumn 2015. With this concept for qualification as a “Metal technology specialist”, these individuals are given the opportunity to prepare themselves for and qualify in a recognized training profession.   The strengths of both cooperation partners are united in one concept: the Johannesburg education institution focuses on integration and language skills

Dominic Tasker (Photo courtesy of Silverstream Technologies)

Silverstream Technologies Expands Technical Team

New naval architect appointed following first commercial installation, and pipeline of orders   Dominic Tasker has been hired as a new naval architect at Silverstream Technologies, a developer of air lubrication technology for the shipping industry.   Silverstream said the move is in line with its strategy for infrastructure expansion following the company’s first commercial installation of the Silverstream System with Norwegian Cruise Lines, and the development of a significant pipeline of further orders.     Tasker joins Silverstream Technologies from global maritime

André Meijer (Photo: Huisman)

Meijer Steps Down as Huisman CEO

step down from his position as CEO of Huisman, with immediate effect. The company said it will implement an internal solution and adjust the management structure accordingly, if required. Joop Roodenburg will remain involved in the day-to-day management of the company and continue in his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Huisman is a globally operating company with extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of heavy construction equipment for on- and offshore companies. The equipment, either being stand-alone to highly engineered and integrated systems is designed and manufactured under

Joachim Nessa, business development manager at Omega in Stavanger

Omega Completion Technology Strengthens Team in Norway

Independent well completion and intervention technology developer and manufacturer Omega Completion Technology has appointed a business development manager in Norway in response to an increase in Scandinavian contracts and projects. Joachim Nessa has joined Omega’s Stavanger office from Interwell Norway AS where he had worked as sales engineer for three years and previously spent six years as a tool specialist with PI Intervention AS. Nessa has extensive international experience, delivering projects for operators in the Middle East, Baku, Indonesia and across Europe and also has broad

André Meijer (Photo courtesy of Huisman)

Meijer Appointed CEO of Huisman

 Huisman board appoints André Meijer as chief executive officer (CEO) per August 2015; Joop Roodenburg to become chief technology officer (CTO)   Huisman announced that André Meijer is appointed as CEO, effective August 1, 2015. This appointment follows the decision of Joop Roodenburg to step down as the company’s CEO this year to the CTO position.   From his new position as CTO, Roodenburg will remain a member of the board and will now be able to fully focus on technical innovation for the company’s various product groups, Huisman said.  Furthermore

Raal Harris

Modern Training for Modern Crew

Many of today’s recruits into the shipping industry have grown up with games and their technologies. They are used to the personalisation and individualization such technology delivers. But can the shipping industry focus the energy and enthusiasm that people have for video games into valuable learning experiences for serious purposes?  This was the question explored by Raal Harris, Videotel’s Director of e-Learning & Digital Media, speaking at yesterday’s Manning and Training conference in Copenhagen.   According to Harris, interactivity is key to the future of

Photo: Voith

Voith Welcomes 42 New Apprentices

Forty-two young people will begin their apprenticeships today at Voith in Heidenheim. Seven of them are students enrolled in a dual studies program based on the “Ulm model”. Voith offers its apprentices a vocational education according to its own company model. Whether they choose a technical or a commercial track, the apprentices receive a practical education characterized by complex projects and interdisciplinary qualifications.   “Today these young people are embarking on their careers. Voith will accompany them on this journey; Voith’s apprenticeship concept and

Vessel Motion

VMMS for the Carbon Trust OWA Program

Innovative VMMS system delivered to Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Program (OWA) System installed on vessel to monitor conditions during trials of OWA concept prototypes VMMS significantly improves safety levels of wind turbine transfer boats   Strainstall’s Vessel Motion Monitoring System (VMMS) has been successfully installed on a vessel running trials for the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program, a joint industry program aiming to reduce the cost of offshore wind by 10% for UK Round 3 sites. The OWA trial focuses on turbine access systems

Semco/Maersk Drilling

Semco Maritime wins order for Expansion of Maersk Guardian

Semco Maritime entered into an agreement with Maersk Drilling for the expansion of accommodation rig Maersk Guardian, which will be inserted at various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea from September 2016.   The order for Semco Maritime comprises installation of new accommodation blocks as a supplement to existing quarters on the jack-up rig. Semco Maritime won the order in an open tender with several Danish and foreign participants. Head of Semco Maritime’s rig division, Senior Vice President Lars Skov Christensen, is very pleased with the order for Maersk Guardian, which is

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

Photo: The Centre for Marine Simulation

Simulation: The Centre for Marine Simulation

research, CMS has been leading a large multi year project to develop proof of concept Dynamic Positioning capacity for hydrocarbon exploration/production operations in ice covered waters. This Joint Industry project involves tanks testing of hull models with DP systems to study the ability of the technology to identify and counteract managed ice conditions. For its part CMS is developing a specialized visualization system that will make use of ice data coming from the ice modelling tanks to simulate realistic ice-hull interaction. Much of this work will serve to improve the level of ice modelling

Jesse Spence (Photo: Noise Control Engineering)

Spence Takes over as Noise Control Engineering President

and structural engineering consultancy, said it has appointed Jesse Spence as its next president.   As NCE president, Spence will have direct responsibility for organizational processes, market assessment and business development. He accepts this position after serving as NCE’s director of technology.   Spence joined NCE in 2001, having led the firm’s efforts to develop and implement technologies and techniques to facilitate solutions to marine acoustic and vibration problems. He has been principal investigator and project manager on a multitude of marine projects requiring airborne

Benedict Capuco, Vice President, Platform Solutins Group at Gibbs & Cox.

Capuco is Chief Naval Architect of Gibbs & Cox

of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Scholarship Committee, * Member, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Scholarship Committee and Nominating Committee, * Instructor, Early Ship Design, SNAME Continuing Education, * Program Evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Maria Ancheril (Photo: Xodus Subsea)

Xodus Subsea Strengthens Americas Team

offshore engineering projects. Also based in Houston, Ancheril joins Xodus Subsea from Wood Group Kenny where she was previously global business development manager following ten years with MCS Kenny. Ancheril is a committee member on a number of societies, including the Society for Underwater Technology, the Society for Women Engineers and the Exploring Program where she is Chair of the Oil and Gas committee.    

Prof. Stapersma MSc (TU Delft), Robert Hekkenberg MSc (Pamas committee), Elena Stroo-Moredo MSc (Training Manager), Peter de Vos MSc (TU Delft) - Copy right: Kees Opstal

NMT Propulsion Course Earns First Pamas Certification

Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) has been awarded the first Post academic certification their course on Marine Propulsion.   The Pamas certification is the first Dutch certification for technical, maritime academic trainings. This certification is an official recognition for the high quality of the NMT Marine Propulsion course. Participants who pass the exam of this course receive an official certificate that proofs that they have acquired in-depth knowledge required for the design of these systems.   Together, three modules of the Marine Propulsion training series have been

Photo: Bolidt

New Generation Superyacht Designers On Deck

is on the horizon. But, in a sector that has been accustomed to the use of traditional materials and adapt standardized designs, the responsibility of ensuring that the new wave of pacesetters can flex their design muscles and push the boundaries of innovation sits both with training schools and technology providers.   For ship decking specialist Bolidt, this is a responsibility taken very seriously. Supporting the future generation of designers sits high on the agenda for a company that is completely at home in the world of superyachts.   The Rotterdam-based company is well-situated

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