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Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Erno Tenhunen (Photo: Danfoss)

Danfoss Editron Appoints Tenhunen as Marine Director

a growing number of vessels in the marine industry. Significant projects delivered this year include the Ellen E-ferry in Denmark, which is the world’s most powerful fully-electric ferry, while the company also provided the electric power equipment for two workboats operating on the Miyun Reservoir, Asia-Pacific’s largest artificial lake

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ITF Expands into Asia Pacific

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has established its latest Contacts Network, covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Thailand.ITF has seen a significant increase in seafarers requesting assistance from countries without an inspector or contact, in recent years.Attempting to resolve these requests is often challenging due to several factors, including the local political context and the effectiveness of maritime authorities.To address this problem the ITF initiated a project in 2018 to create a network of contacts

Sandeep Seth (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Appoints Seth as President

of Mr. Sandeep Seth as President.  Seth first joined Goltens in 2002 and has steadily climbed the ranks, serving in positions of progressively increasing responsibility.  Seth will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.Seth has most recently served as the Vice President Asia Pacific and Vice President Finance of Goltens Worldwide.  In these positions, he has overseen the operational, business development and financial aspects of the organization in the Asia Pacific region.  Seth began his career at Goltens as a Regional Controller Asia, then served as Regional Controller

Ken Loke (Photo: KVH Industries)

KVH Appoints Loke VP Asia Pacific

KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI) said that Ken Loke has been named Vice President – Asia Pacific, to direct all initiatives for KVH in this  region. Loke has extensive experience in satellite and managed services with top companies active in the telecommunications and maritime industries. KVH provides connectivity solutions for the maritime market, including global mini-VSAT Broadbandsm services used by thousands of vessels worldwide.Prior to joining KVH, Loke held the positions of chief commercial officer and chief executive officer for Eutelsat – Asia Pacific, and senior vice

i-Tech 7 Hires New Business Development Manager

i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s life of field business unit, has appointed Craig Roberts as its new regional business development manager for its Asia Pacific & Middle East region.Roberts, who joins from Total Marine Technology (TMT) where he was operations manager, will be based in the company’s Perth office, in Australia. He brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, specializing in the delivery of remotely executed subsea solutions and tooling across the entire lifecycle of a subsea development.Roberts will work with Simon Hird, i-Tech 7’s

Paul Allan (Photo: MTL)

MTL: Allan Named Senior Naval Architect

and procedures, driving MWS and supporting the company’s global FPSO and marine activities.MTL, which employs 44 people and has just signed an agreement to expand its services in Brazil, has worked throughout the globe in Canada, Africa, United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS), Europe and Asia Pacific.MTL is a specialist FPSO integrity and repair management company, providing structural integrity management, on-station FPSO repair, naval architectural and equipment solutions. MTL’s unique approach to delivering safety, value and quality is founded upon a deep understanding of the specific

Ravi Edirisinghe, Director/Chief Executive Officer - GAC Sri Lanka (Photo: GAC)

GAC Sri Lanka Taps Edirisinghe as Director

for the strategic growth and business direction of the Group comprising GAC Shipping Ltd, GAC Marine Services Pvt Ltd and GAC Logistics Ltd. He replaces Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, who continues to be a member of the Group’s board of directors.Lars Bergström, GAC’s Group Vice President, Asia Pacific and Indian Subcontinent, said Ravi’s appointment comes against the backdrop of an optimistic outlook for Sri Lanka’s maritime and logistics sectors.GAC provides ship supply services off port limit Galle and ship-to-ship transfer services in Sri Lanka. It handles all types of vessels

Simon Hird (Photo: i-Tech 7)

i-Tech 7 Taps Hird as APAC Director

Subsea 7’s life of field business unit i-Tech 7 has appointed Simon Hird as its new regional director to help strengthen and grow its life of field business in the Asia-Pacific region. He will be based in the company’s Perth office.Hird brings to the position more than 40 years’ experience in the subsea oil and gas industry and has worked for several major contractors in the construction and life of field sectors. He joins i-Tech 7 from UTEC Survey where he was business unit director responsible for managing activity in the Asia-Pacific region.Hird spent the majority of his career in

Image: Atlas Professionals

Atals Sets Sights on Asian Offshore

Atlas Professionals has extended permanent recruitment and executive search services for the offshore wind industry to the Asia Pacific region."With the offshore renewables industry surging ahead as countries aim to achieve their climate targets, clients all over the world – and definitively in the Asia Pacific region  – are increasingly looking to recruit professionals for permanent roles," pointed out offshore specialist recruiter.The offshore wind sector in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is growing at a remarkable rate. The APAC offshore wind capacity will rise mainly in

Pic: North P&I Club

McLoughlin Joins North P&I Underwriting Team

office in 2010.In July 2019, Mike Hustler will relocate to Singapore from North’s Newcastle upon Tyne headquarters to their Singapore office. As part of the 16-strong Singapore based team, this new role reflects the Club’s commitment to the development and growth of its membership across Asia Pacific. In this new role, Hustler will work closely with Emma Liddell who continues to underwrite for the Asia Pacific region from Newcastle.Paul Jennings, North’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The new appointments and changes to roles within the underwriting team reflect North&rsquo

Stephan Dimke (Photo: Britannia Maritime Consultants)

Britannia Maritime appoints Hammond, Dimke

Dimke will provide technical support for digital navigation issues.Hammond brings a formidable track record and experience to Britannia, having worked in marine claims both for shipping companies, and more recently as the claims manager for an International Group P&I club with a focus on the Asia Pacific region.Hammond’s skills are already in demand, particularly from companies with limited in - house capability, but also hull/P&I insurers that need ad hoc support/assistance.Stephan Dimke, formerly of ECDIS pioneer company TRANSAS and currently the managing director of Chartworld Asia

Tor Martin Anfinnsen (Photo: Harald Pettersen / Equinor)

Equinor Expands Asian Presence

Equinor will open a new office in Tokyo later this week and its first office in India by early next year, said Tor Martin Anfinnsen, senior vice president for trading and marketing for Equinor."It's our ambition to grow in Asia both in terms of volumes and geography," he said during the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) in Singapore.Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, has a presence in over 30 countries across the globe.(Reporting by Jessica Jaganathan and Koustav Samanta; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

Steven Matthew (Photo: BIO-UV Group)

Matthew to Head BIO-UV Group's New Asia Office

BIO-SEA ballast water management system, has appointed Steven Matthew to head up the company’s new sales office in Hong Kong.While Matthew’s focus initially will be on increasing sales of the UV-based BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam, BIO-UV Group ASIA, established on August 4, 2018, will target the Asia-Pacific market as a whole.With fewer components and welded parts, the UV-based BIO-SEA system is designed and manufactured at BIO-UV Group’s production plant in Montpellier, France, using components manufactured in the European Union

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Rovco to Double Its Workforce

have identified a number of opportunities to grow our business. We are seeing a more optimistic outlook across the industry and our plans for the next 12-months reflect this.“We have a number of key regions where we see opportunity for expansion, with a focus on oil and gas in the U.K., Europe, Asia Pacific, North and West Africa markets. We are also looking to expand our offshore wind contracts in the U.K. and Europe.“A key part of our growth strategy is investing in R&D, we already offer innovative solutions for subsea survey, but over the next 12-months we plan to invest another £

Thomas Liew (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Names Liew CFO

Subsea services business Kreuz Subsea has appointed Thomas Liew as the group’s chief financial officer.Liew has more than 20 years’ experience in senior financial positions, leading multi-entity organizations in the Asia Pacific region and has been instrumental in driving growth and profitability through the implementation of key operating structures. His previous roles include VP Finance at ALSTOM Grid where he was CFO for ALSTOM’s EPC business in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to ALSTOM, Liew also held key finance and strategy positions with SONY Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Pascal Bounin, Operations Director, Richard Leistra, Regional Manager Singapore and Harrie van der Steldt, CEO (Photo: Boreas Maritime)

Boreas Maritime Opens Singapore Branch Office

Crewing agency Boreas Maritime bv, headquartered in the Netherlands, said it has set up a new regional office in Singapore to provide services and support to clients based in the Asia Pacific region.Boreas Maritime Operations Director, Pascal Bounin, said, “Having a dedicated office in Singapore is crucial to fulfilling our mission of providing the best in class crewing services to our clients around the world.”The new branch office has been formed after Boreas acquired the shares of a Singapore-based company, where Richard Leistra will be Regional Manager.The company said it has been on a

Mark Guthrie (Photo:  KVH Industries)

​Guthrie to Direct KVH Initiatives in Asia-Pacific Region

KVH Industries, Inc. announced that Mark Guthrie has been named KVH’s vice president for the Asia-Pacific region.Guthrie will oversee all KVH activities in this area, which is of vital importance in the mobile connectivity market. Mobile tech innovator KVH provides connectivity solutions for the maritime market, including global mini-VSAT Broadbands services used by thousands of vessels worldwide.Guthrie joined KVH in 2013, and has held a variety of roles, most recently serving as vice president for global channel management. Mark’s extensive experience in the satellite communications and

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