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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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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.  

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

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

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

Photo: Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp Looking for Full-Time Representative in the UK

 The port of Antwerp has decided to appoint a full-time representative in the UK, based in London, in order to keep in closer touch with the economic situation there now that Brexit is looming closer.    "Antwerp Port Authority is now in search of a full-time representative to further raise Antwerp’s profile on the British market," said a press statement from the company.   Concerning the job description, Luc Arnouts, the Port Authority’s International Networks manager explained: “We expect this person to develop a relevant local business network

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has added  Andy Readyhough to the management team, charged with global business development for the ambitious Aberdeen-shire based company which specialises in seabed clearance and trenching operations in the renewable energy, oil and gas and interconnector sectors.   Readyhough has joined ESS having previously held senior management positions at Global Marine Systems and DeepOcean UK. He is a master mariner with more than 35 years maritime and offshore experience and for the last 18 years was engaged in submarine cable installation, trenching and maintenance

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Mercedes Sierra is SENER’s new CEO in the U.S. (Photo: SENER)

Sierra Named CEO of SENER US

CEO of SENER in the United States.    Sierra joined SENER in 1985, growing within the organization and functioning in many management roles. This experience includes leading many of the international and multidisciplinary contracts for SENER in the aerospace field. In 2005 Spain’s Ministry of Economy appointed Sierra the Director of Aeronautics and Space of the Agency for Technology & Innovation where she served on a number of international oversight organizations and committees. Finishing her duties in July 2009, she rejoined SENER in the San Francisco offices, where she led

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

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.

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