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The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

energy providers to end power supply contracts for the project in 2015. Indeed, just one project – the five-turbine (30 megawatt) Deepwater Wind farm off Block Island – is up and running so far. But, there are a slew of other projects in the pipeline. The two-turbine (12 megawatt) Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind facility – a “test” construction in advance of the planned 2,640-megawatt Dominion Energy Wind Farm – has already started construction and reportedly remains largely on schedule.Several other large projects are in the pipeline to start construction within the

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Victaulic Names Bucher President

currently in use worldwide.Bucher joined Victaulic after spending 14 years at W.L. Gore, where he worked in industrial and medical sectors. Dr. Bucher holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in material science and engineering from Rice University and a doctorate in composite materials from Virginia Tech. A materials science engineer by training and an inventor by nature, Bucher holds 21 patents and patent applications

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Gibbs & Cox Hires Hobbs as Chief Information Officer

information technology. Prior to joining Gibbs & Cox, Inc. Hobbs served as the Director of Client Data Protection at Accenture Federal Services and as a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served in multiple information technology and cyber security leadership roles. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and most recently the National Defense University's Chief Information Security Officer program

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Gozali to Head RAFAEL Land and Naval Arms

. Dr. Gozali is replacing Moshe Elazar who has been appointed as CEO of Aeronautics, recently purchased by RAFAEL and Avichai Stolero.Dr. Gozali (50 years old) holds a BSc. from the University of Be’er Sheva, an MSc. in electrical engineering from Haifa’s Technion and a PhD. from Virginia Tech.  Dr. Gozali joined RAFAEL in 2004, and has since then served in various senior managerial-technological capacities. Between the years 2011-2014, Dr. Gozali served as CEO of Goji, and upon returning to RAFAEL, he was appointed as head of the company’s R&D and Engineering Division

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Ordtek Announces New Operations Director

Ordtek has announced the appointment of Gary Thirkettle as their new Operations Director.With a career spanning over 25 years in the offshore site investigation industry, he brings a proven depth in both operational and commercial experience to Ordtek.Ordtek has recently opened an office in Boston, USA to support a number of offshore wind farm developments in the region. After the success and lessons learnt in Virginia, Ordtek is now helping shape offshore UXO risk management in the USA through industry guidance.

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Maritime Schools Must Prep for Offshore Wind Jobs

mariners ready to take on this role.About the AuthorsJoan BondareffJoan Bondareff is of counsel in Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C., office who focuses her practice on marine transportation, environmental, regulatory, renewable energy, and legislative issues. She currently serves as Chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA), an appointment by Virginia Governors Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam, where she promotes offshore wind and renewable energy for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Dana MerkelDana Merkel is an associate at Blank Rome LLP and prior to joining Blank Rome

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Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Cal Maritime Students

with a minor in naval science and a commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He currently serves as a section leader at CMA. Besides advancing to be academic officer in his naval reserve unit, he is a member of the cross-country team. As a cadet, he has sailed aboard the Crowley tanker West Virginia. Upon graduation, he hopes to serve as an officer in the merchant marine.Jewel McLain, from Bakersfield, Calif., who is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in geography, is a third-year cadet studying marine engineering technology. McLain serves as a mentor to cadets and supports

Deep Down Taps Simmons as COO

Vice President of Project Management for Global Operations in Siemens Oil and Gas, based in Houston. Prior to Siemens, he spent 20 years with TechnipFMC most recently as a Vice President, Global Supply..Simmons earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is licensed as a professional engineer in Texas

Kevin Graney was named president of General Dynamics Electric Boat. Photo: General Dynamics

Graney Name President General Dynamics Electric Boat

of repair, will succeed Graney as president of General Dynamics NASSCO.  Jeffrey S. Geiger, who has served as president of Electric Boat since 2013, will retire effective September 30.Graney began his shipbuilding career with General Dynamics Electric Boat in 1995 as a senior engineer for the Virginia-class submarine program and worked in various leadership roles at General Dynamics before becoming president of NASSCO in 2017.  Carver joined NASSCO in 1987 and has served in his current position since 2014, where he has been responsible for production, engineering, purchasing, subcontracts

“Through this transaction, Vigor gains responsible, forward-thinking investors who will seek to build on our current platform while maintaining a values-driven culture,” said Frank Foti, President and CEO of Vigor. Photo: Vigor

Vigor, MHI Acquired and Merged

firm Stellex Capital Management signed a definitive agreement to acquire and merge Vigor Industrial LLC, an infrastructure, defense, and maritime services company based in Portland, Oregon, and MHI Holdings LLC, a ship repair, maintenance, and other ship husbandry services company based in Norfolk, Virginia.The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close by the end of the third quarter 2019.Financial terms were not disclosed.“Through this transaction, Vigor gains responsible, forward-thinking investors who will seek to build on our current platform while maintaining

International Propeller Club Looks for new Executive VP

The International Propeller Club of the United States is looking for a new Executive Vice President to lead its Fairfax, Virginia office in early 2019.The International Propeller Club is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade. It has 5,000 members in more than 75 ports around the world who represent a cross-section of the maritime industry. The Propeller Club is ninety-one years old and serves as the premier networking organization of the maritime industry.Interested persons may learn more about the Propeller Club at http://www.

International Propeller Club Looks for new Executive VP

The International Propeller Club of the United States is looking for a new Executive Vice President to lead its Fairfax, Virginia office in early 2019.The International Propeller Club is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade. It has 5,000 members in more than 75 ports around the world who represent a cross-section of the maritime industry. The Propeller Club is ninety-one years old and serves as the premier networking organization of the maritime industry.Interested persons may learn more about the Propeller Club at http://www.

ASNE Seeks Executive Director

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) located in Alexandria, Virginia is looking for a highly qualified Executive Director.ASNE is a non-profit and the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.”  Please click here for the

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Lachtman to Succeed Ludwiczak as Head of LSC

Kierstin M Lachtman is to take over as General Secretary of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council Ltd (LSC) in February 2019 from Joseph E Ludwiczak, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm.Kierstin, who will operate from the LSC offices in Dulles, Virginia, is currently Manager, Maritime Policy for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Washington DC. There, her responsibilities include developing maritime policy in concert with shipowner members, determining and co-ordinating shipping industry positions on safety, environmental, operational, and regulatory issues and advocating members&r

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Newport News Names New Leaders for Its Submarine Programs

(HII) announced leadership changes to the submarine construction programs at its Newport News Shipbuilding division.Jason Ward has been promoted to vice president of Columbia-class submarine construction. Dave Bolcar, who served as vice president of all submarine construction, encompassing both the Virginia- and Columbia-class submarine programs, has assumed the role of vice president of Virginia-class submarine construction.Both leaders will report to Ken Mahler, Newport News’ vice president of Navy programs.“These changes reflect the significant growth and opportunities our submarine

Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin speaks at Victory Landing Park during the announcement of a hiring partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Also pictured (left to right) are Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball, Gov. Ralph Northam and Newport News Mayor McKinley Price. Photo by John Whalen/Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Newport News Shipbuilding Partners With Commonwealth of Virginia

 Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division is partnering with the Commonwealth of Virginia in support of its major hiring initiative.   Gov. Ralph Northam announced that various state agencies and regional community colleges will work with Newport News to augment ongoing efforts to hire as many as 7,000 new shipbuilders over the next five years.   "Newport News Shipbuilding's success is important not just for Hampton Roads, but for the entire commonwealth," Northam said. "Therefore, it is critical that we support growth of this magnitude with

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Sun Coast Appoints Alanis as Assistant Director of Emergency Response

of Corpus Christi’s Police Department and has experience in traffic safety, fleet operations, community relations and all levels of the incident command system. He served as the assistant chief of police for the last two years.Alanis graduated from the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and the Senior Management Institute for Police in Washington D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree and will complete his master’s degree in criminal justice at Midwestern State University in May 2018

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