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O&G Industry Urged to Support Digital Skills

A report into UK oil and gas workforce dynamics launched indicates that more than 40,000 new people will need to be recruited into the industry over the next 20 years, including 10,000 in posts that don’t exist today.The UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review, by global energy skills body OPITO in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, assesses the changing skills requirements for the industry over the next 20 years. The research will assist in providing a roadmap for a new skills strategy to ensure the sector is ready to take advantage of emerging roles and

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Heyman Joins Tymor Marine

Tymor Marine hired Matthew Heyman as Business Development Manager.   Heyman has more than 20 years maritime industry experience with companies including Wilhelmsen, Maersk and Stena, in the UK, Europe and Australasia. 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.

Terry Makewell  (Photo: UKHO)

UK Hydrographic Office Appoints Makewell CTO

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) appointed Terry Makewell to the position of Chief Technology Officer.   Makewell has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership positions in government, academia and the creative industries, and will be instrumental in further developing the UKHO as a world-leading center in the marine domain. This will support the UKHO in delivering its vision of becoming the world-leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office by 2020.   Makewell  joins the UKHO from the Office for National Statistics, where he held the role of Chief

Valerio Percoco (Photo: JFD)

JFD Appoints Percoco as Sales Director

JFD, a subsea operations and engineering companies, has today announced the appointment of Valerio Percoco as Sales Director.   The appointment follows the company’s significant growth over the past 12 months, which included a significant contract win with NATO, as well as the merger of James Fisher Defence, Divex and the National Hyperbaric Centre to create the  largest provider of subsea operations and engineering solutions, equipment and services for defence and commercial markets.   Valerio Percoco joins JFD from Offshore Installation Services (OIS), a  subsea

Adam Singer, Chair, UKHO

New UK Hydrographic Office Chair Appointed

with the BBC and is a former Chairman and CEO of Flextech plc. He was also Chief Operating Officer of TCI international a company with worldwide cable and programming investments. He was CEO of the Performing Rights Society and Deputy Chair of the Ofcom Content Board. As an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence, the UKHO provides navigational services for the Royal Navy and merchant mariners to save and protect lives at sea. It produces a worldwide series of nautical charts and publications under the Admiralty brand, sold globally and used by nearly 70 percent of international shipping. Commentin

Mark Rees (Photo: Salvare Worldwide)

Rees Joins Salvare Worldwide

Salvare Worldwide, specialists in the design, manufacture and supply of safety and survival equipment to the military, water sports, commercial and leisure marine industry, have just announced its recent appointment of Mark Rees as Sales Director. This appointment comes as part of the Hampshire based company’s ongoing expansion. Rees will be responsible for delivery of Seapod and Mini-Pod continuing the growth of sales across the U.K. and worldwide, along with the introduction of several new products for release during 2016. Rees is a former Royal Marine Commando who has over the last

Susanne Murphy (Photo: UK P&I Club)

UK P&I Club Appoints EMEA Regional Director

The UK P&I Club continues to strengthen its presence in Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, with the announcement that Susanne Murphy has been appointed EMEA Regional Director.   Murphy joined Thomas Miller in 1995 following a Master’s degree in Marine Law. Murphy has extensive experience in the region; she was Syndicate Manager for LS2 for a number of years and worked particularly closely with the Club’s German Members.   Murphy moved into the Senior Management team of the UK Defence Club in 2009 and is Deputy Club Manager; she will continue to perform this role

North P&I Club Boost Loss Prevention Team in Asia Pacific

North P&I Club has boosted its loss-prevention presence in the Asia Pacific. Loss prevention executive George Cuthbert moved to Singapore from North’s head office in Newcastle this month to work alongside loss prevention executive Aniruddha Desai, who joined North last April.   North’s Singapore office manager James Moran says, ‘There is a growing demand for loss prevention support and advice from our members in Asia Pacific. Having senior staff from North’s 13-strong loss prevention team based in the region will help to provide a more effective service and strengthen

HMS Dragon: UK MOD photo

Engineering Jobs Secured by Portsmouth UK Naval Contract

The two-and-a-half-year £70 million  contract will protect around 100 highly skilled engineering jobs at BAE Systems in Portsmouth, the home port of the Royal Navy’s 6 Type 45 destroyers and future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, informs the UK Ministry of Defence. Further jobs will be sustained in the company’s wider supply chain. The contract will ensure the effectiveness of these complex and capable warships is maintained, ensuring they are fit to operate effectively around the world. Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology

Andrew Ward (Photo: APAC)

Transas Names Ward APAC Sales VP

As a part of its global restructure, Tranas has announced that Andrew Ward has joined the team as the Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific. Ward  succeeds Johan Gustavsson, who moves into the newly created role of a Vice President Global Customer Support.     Andrew Ward brings nearly two decades of sales experience in the commercial and defence markets, and in the oil and gas sector.   Ward  has a BA (Hons) In Business Administration and Marketing and began his career with Litton Marine Systems (now Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine). During 2007 - 2009 Ward worked at

Exploring Technical Roles in the ADF

Twenty young people from around the country have completed an introductory tour of Defence training facilities to promote Defence Technical careers.   The 20 young people, including seven women and three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, are current Australian Defence Force (ADF) job candidates who are interested in pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based roles.   Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan said about 950 ADF personnel completed a technical trade each year and there was strong competition to recruit people with STEM skills.

Engineering apprentice training: Photo courtesy of MTU

EIT Study Shows Demand for UK Engineers High

The ninth 'Engineering and Technology: Skills and Demand in Industry' report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology(IET), based on telephone interviews with 400 employers of engineering and IT staff in the UK, indicated  demand for more engineers. Main findings from the report The 2014 study shows that the demand for engineers remains high,with more than half of companies looking to recruit engineers and more reporting difficulties in finding the people they need.This year 59%of companies indicated concerns that a shortage of engineers would be a threat to their business in

ST Engineering Adds Nonexecutive Director

firm Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) has appointed Neo Kian Hong as nonindependent and nonexecutive director of the company, effective June 30, 2017.    Neo is Singapore’s Permanent Secretary (Defense Development) and has held various command positions in the Ministry of Defense, including Chief of Army and Chief of Defense Force. He was also Permanent Secretary (Education Development) at Ministry of Education until June 19, 2017. Neo holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of London, U.K. as well as a Master

Graham Brown (Photo: Sonardyne International)

Sonardyne Appoints Brown as Sales and Marketing Director

Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has named Graham Brown as its new Sales and Marketing Director. With immediate effect, Brown  is responsible for leading the sales and marketing strategies across the entire company including oil and gas, ocean science, defence and maritime security market sectors.   Brown has worked for Sonardyne for over 14 years and during that time he has held a number of senior positions within the organisation. As Chief Mechanical Engineer, he oversaw the development and expansion of the company’s subsea technology portfolio and

JAMES HAILSTONES

Hailstones to Lead ASV

  ASV is delighted to announce that James Hailstones has joined the team as the company expands its reach into the Offshore Energy market.   Based in Aberdeen, James will lead industry engagement as more firms look to introduce Autonomous Surface Vehicles into their operations. James is an electronics engineer with over 30 years experience in the offshore survey industry, operating in the oil/gas, government, communications and renewable sectors. After spending 15 years working in an offshore environment on a global basis, James moved into various managerial positions working both in the

Neil Walker (Photo: Houlder)

Houlder Recruits Walker for Marine Assurance Business

of the UK major shipbuilding projects. Recent examples include high-profile projects such as the new Royal Research Ship (RRS) Sir David Attenborough, CMAL’s MV Glen Sannox LNG Dual Fuel Ferry and Wightlink’s new G Class Ferry. It is also providing a range of advisory services to the UK Ministry of Defence’s current new build programs.  

Barry Flower (Photo: BMT)

BMT Isis Adds Marketing and Sales Director

BMT Isis, a subsidiary of BMT Group, an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Barry Flower as Marketing and Sales Director.   Flower has 25 years of experience in the Defence and Government sectors successfully building and leading teams to develop and win a considerable number of strategic high value competitions in professional services, commodities, engineering and logistic service support. Working with organizations such as the UK MOD, he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the defence value chain and where

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