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New Profile for The Shipbuilding Sector in Liguria

a technician specialized in supervising the construction of onboard systems in compliance with production schedules, safety rules, quality standards and budget estimates. In particular, the profile will oversee the stages of outitting, assembly, and testing of the electrical systems and devices, of the automation systems, air-conditioning systems and others necessary for ship functioning. Such profile will work together with the design and production departments thanks to his in-depth knowledge of the ship’s systems. The request was made by Fincantieri, which has openly underlined the need of introducing

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

as the industry adapts to take advantage of new technologies and different ways of working, is substantial.In just six years it is estimated the industry needs to attract 25,000 new people and 4,500 of those will be into completely new roles that do not currently exist in areas such as data science, automation and new materials. Future roles may include ‘Artificial Intelligence Business Developer’, ‘Virtual Reality Journey Builder’ and ‘3D Material Scientist’.Built on four strategic components – Retain, Retrain, Recruit, and Renew – the report, led by OPITO

Arja Talakar (Photo: Siemens)

Talakar Named CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas

appointed CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas, effective April 1, 2019. He will be based in Houston.Talakar brings to this position extensive leadership experience. Prior to taking this new role, he was responsible for Siemens Saudi Arabia. He began his career with Siemens in 1996 as a rotating equipment and automation systems engineer and has since held several roles of increasing responsibility across the globe."The energy industry is transforming amidst a digital and technological revolution, which moves us toward evermore complex, multi-modal and decentralized systems," Talakar said. "Managing

JJ Ha (Photo: Høglund Marine Solutions)

Høglund Appoints Ha as MD

January 1, 2019.Based in Høglund’s Busan office, Ha will play a key role in strengthening Høglund’s relationships with ship owners and shipyards in Korea and driving the adoption of LNG and electric hybrid propulsion through Høglund's crucial system integration and automation solutions.Ha joins Høglund from MTS Cooperation, a Korea-based sales agency representing equipment companies in the marine and offshore market, where he worked as Managing Director for 12 years. Prior to this, he spent 10 years working as a sales manager for Rolls-Royce Marine Korea

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RMK Merrill-Stevens introduces electronics division.

the group represents the entire line-up of Quick Marine products including gyrostabilizer sales service and installation,” he said adding, UWL, Nautic Alert, Kymeta and other products for vessel upgrades and refits are part of the yard’s line up.The shipyard has partnered with Boening for automation and controls and is now a Volvo Penta sales and service center offering mobile response and routine maintenance in the Miami area as well as after-sales support for customers of Merrill-Stevens Yachts.Embarking upon a new era of yacht refit and repair with a complete yard modernization program

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Europe to Fund ‘SkillSea’ Project in Maritime Sector

;s skills requirements; Overcome barriers to the mobility of seafaring labour and improve co-operation between education providers, competent authorities and industry.Eduardo Chagas, General Secretary of ETF, said: “Europe’s maritime sector is experiencing increased digitalisation and automation. We hope this project will contribute to a smooth transition, support high-quality employment and training for European maritime professionals, and guarantee the sustainability of maritime clusters in Europe."He added: "We also aim to attract greater numbers of Europeans into maritime

Suzanne Beckstoffer, an accomplished engineering leader and business woman, the first woman president in SNAME’s 125 year history. Photo: HII/NNS

One-on-One with Suzanne Beckstoffer

interesting development in the maritime business, and I think we’re just beginning to see the impact and future implications. Like self-driving cars on land, autonomous vessels have enormous potential. From my own background in nuclear-powered ship design and construction, we are seeing increased automation in ship operations that helps reduce costs, but large naval vessels are not yet ready for unmanned operations. However, commercial and smaller naval ships are getting closer to unmanned operations in certain circumstances. And of course, unmanned aerial and undersea vehicles are already in active

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Predictive Analytics Drives Better Crew Travel Management

to change behaviors makes the collection of management information (MI) more valuable, as it can be used to inform data-driven decisions and influence savings strategies. Going forward, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) will help root out patterns more quickly, and could eventually introduce more automation into what can be a time-consuming and complicated booking process.There are some essential steps to get your data analysis working right:Data consistency: Firstly, examine how you capture your MI. Most organizations have several crew coordinators based in locations around the world, which invariably

Left to right: Russian Minister of Transport Evgeny Ditrich and Sergey Frank CEO Sovcomflot (Photo: SCF Group)

Sovcomflot and ABB Open Training Center in Russia

for work on vessels equipped with Azipod propulsion systemsThe center will be used to train MSUN cadets, as well as to provide advanced training to commissioned officers of the merchant fleet. It is also planned to conduct research, including scientific and experimental activities, in the area of automation of electric propulsion and vessel power supply.The establishment of the center follows the trilateral research, technological and educational partnership agreement signed by Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, Swedish-Swiss tech company ABB and the university in 2016, representing the next chapter

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Navico Hires Elgie to Lead Americas Sales

Wilson Electronics, a manufacturer and marketer of cellular infrastructure equipment based in Utah, where he served as chief marketing officer. Prior to this post, he spent 10 years at Belkin International where he led the iPhone, iPad and iPod accessories division, launched the company's WeMo home automation line, and led the digital marketing and customer care organizations. He began his career at Procter and Gamble in brand management

Zineddine Benhadid (Image: CMR Group)

CMR Names Benhadid MD in Tunisia

CMR Group, the global Instrumentation Control and Automation specialists on energy, industry and marine, has appointed Zineddine Benhadid to lead its Tunisia manufacturing operation and oversee the development of its activities across the Region, meeting the growing demand for its advanced engine wiring harnesses, temperature sensors and integrated control system solutions.With extensive manufacturing and management experience gained at several groups, including Valeo, Asteelflash, and Cofitel, Zineddine Benhadid will manage the 340-strong team at CMR facility in Tunis. New investment will also equip

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Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

, he will be aligning sales activities with the company’s global business development plans. This will include exploring new markets around the world in areas such as Africa and South East Asia. He will also be targeting new sectors for Actisense products including the automotive, industrial automation and agricultural vehicle markets. He will continue to work closely with overseas distributors, travelling extensively to international trade shows to ensure that the Actisense brand remains prominent. As Operations Manager, Pay will be increasing his responsibilities as he takes charge of the

MOU signing with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector. Photo MPA

MOU to Develop Human Capital for Seafaring Sector

by over 200 senior management and HR leaders in the maritime sector, industry associations, unions, Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and government agencies. Andrew Tan, Chief Executive, MPA said, “The face of ports, shipping and the maritime industry is changing with the advent of automation, new technologies and business models. This MOU reflects a strong commitment by the government, industry and unions working together to identify the skill gaps, and to train and upskill the maritime workforce for the future economy.” Enabling industry transformation through human capital

The Kognifai digital platform is a set of tools built on modern Cloud technology providing access to KONGSBERG and third-party simulation solutions. (Image: Kongsberg)

Maritime's Digital Transformation & Simulation-based Training

and provides next-generation software and digital solutions to customers within the maritime, oil and gas and renewables and utilities sectors. The company consists of more than 500 software specialists with expertisein the Internet of Things, smart data, artificial intelligence, maritime simulation, automation and autonomous operations and in July 2016became the parent organization for the staff, products and expertise of the incumbent Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies and the maritime simulation department of Kongsberg Maritime. Kongsberg Digital also supports the Kongsberg Information Management

James Callahan (Photo: Danos)

Danos Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Accountants. He holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans.   In his new executive position as vice president of project services, Callahan will provide strategic oversight and management of the company’s project management, construction, fabrication, automation, coatings, scaffolding and other related service lines. Callahan is charged with the operations of projects worldwide, providing integrated total project support for customers’ onshore and offshore activity.   Callahan joined Danos in 2013 as director — and later, vice president

Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Creates Digital Solutions Organization

DNV GL announced it is creating a specialized Digital Solutions organization that will set out to capture the opportunities that lie in data sharing, advanced analytics, automation, and machine learning as well as addressing challenges related to data quality and security.   Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad will leave her post as CEO for DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business to head the new Digital Solutions business, which will consist of 1,000 digital experts. She will be based at DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway as a member of the Executive Committee for the DNV GL Group.  

OPITO CEO John McDonald (Photo: OPITO)

O&G Market Study to Examine UKCS Skills

challenging times. This means that the skills required by the workforce are changing.   “Other factors the project will consider include lower commodity prices, an increase in decommissioning activity and the application of new technology. Combined with an increased use of robotics and automation, these elements could materially impact the number and types of jobs required to support the industry between now and 2035. Knowing what the key influences are for the future market and how these will affect skills and training requirements is essential to ensure the longevity of the North Sea

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