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ORE Catapult taps Oceanspace Communication for PR Services

form of low-carbon energy production.Established in August 2020, Oceanspace Communications builds on founder Saul Trewern’s two decades of experience in providing PR and marketing services to clients in the maritime and offshore industries. Already helping technology-focused clients in Germany, Denmark and Norway to strengthen their communications outreach programs, Oceanspace Communications’ appointment to the ORE Catapult framework represents a major milestone for the company

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Vestas to Lay Off 220 Employees in Denmark and UK

Wind turbine maker Vestas said on Thursday it will lay off 220 employees, primarily in Denmark and Britain, as part of the integration of its onshore and offshore operations.This follows the Danish company's October announcement that it would take full ownership of its joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in an $838 million deal to accelerate growth in offshore wind."Integrating and simplifying two companies inherently creates overlaps between functions and it's, therefore, necessary if we want to create a competitive and scalable organization," Vestas Chief Executive

Effective 1 December 2020, Mattias Hellström, currently Svitzer’s Managing Director for Scandinavia and Germany, becomes CCO of Svitzer Europe

Svitzer Europe Appoints Hellström as Chief Commercial Officer

handling services in Bremerhaven and towage services in Emden, Germany. He also oversaw strategic updates and upgrades to Svitzer’s 35 strong fleet of tugs in the region, and helped to spearhead Svitzer’s strategy of flexing its fleet across the ports it services in the cluster throughout Denmark, Sweden and Germany.Before joining Svitzer, Hellström was Sweden Managing Director for MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. He also currently sits on the Executive Committee of the European Tugowners Association and is a Board Member of the Swedish Sea Rescue Society

MacArtney Group appointed Phil Middleton as the new Managing Director for its UK operations. Photo: MacArtney

MacArtney Names Middleton as New UK Managing Director

industry experience, a good reputation and an excellent network, as well as considerable knowledge of marine and offshore markets and the needs of our customers. He fits our profile and has a proven track record.”MacArtney’s UK operations are one of the group’s largest outside of Denmark and service customers in offshore energy, ocean science and the naval sector. The UK operations employ a staff of just over 50 and offer the complete MacArtney range of underwater connectivity and technology products and solutions. This includes workshop facilities, where the focus is on the company&rsqu

Mads Nipper - Credit: Grundfos

Offshore Wind Giant Ørsted Names New CEO

Mads Nipper as its new CEO. He will take over from Henrik Poulsen who recently announced the decision to step down.Nipper, currently CEO and President of Grundfos, one of the largest pump manufacturers in the world, will take over as Ørsted CEO on January 1, 2020. Both companies are based in Denmark.Commenting on the election of the new CEO, Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ørsted, said: “On behalf of the Board, I’m very pleased to announce Mads Nipper as Ørsted’s next CEO. Anchored in a clear sustainability vision, Mads has led a

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LISCR Expands Its Leadership Team

as Technical Director and represented Liberia at IMO, spearheaded many technical projects, and represented the Registry in numerous industry forums globally. This follows a twenty-year career as a senior executive in Lloyd's Register where he was General Manager and Principal Surveyor in the U.K., Denmark, and China.Working closely with Klenum is Garibaldi, who will divide his time between the headquarters office and the Registry’s Panama branch. With over 25 years of experience, Garibaldi started his career as a deck officer before coming ashore and working for the Panamanian Maritime Authority

Eva Birgitte Bisgaard (Photo: Maersk Tankers)

Maersk Tankers Hires Bisgaard as Chief Commercial Officer

technology to respond to industry and environmental challenges and opportunities. We will work in tandem with our partners and customers, creating solutions together that meet their needs,” Bisgaard says.Bisgaard is Norwegian and holds a Master in International Business from Aarhus University, Denmark

Jack Mahoney is the new President and CEO of Westwood Shipping Lines (Photo: Westwood Shipping Lines, Inc.)

Mahoney Named President and CEO of Westwood Shipping Lines

into sales management and trade management roles with OOCL in Long Beach, Pleasanton, and Atlanta. He returned to Sea-Land in Charlotte. After Maersk's acquisition of Sea-Land, his roles included sales management and trade management, in various U.S. locations as well as at Maersk's Copenhagen, Denmark headquarters.During his time in Canada, Mahoney and his team worked to elevate Maersk's position there, including entering new markets in Canada and abroad. One step was the introduction of a new liner service, which connected eastern Canada with the Mediterranean, Africa, the Middle East, India

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Denmark to Allow Crew Changes

Denmark will allow merchant sailors stranded on the high seas since the outbreak of the coronavirus to come ashore and be reunited with their friends and families, the Business Ministry said on Monday.Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, 200,000 seafarers have been stranded on merchant ships, some for more than a year, because travel restrictions have made it almost impossible to rotate crews."While many Danes have used the corona crisis to spend more time with the family, many Danish sailors have had to do without family and friends for much longer than usual," Business Minister Simon

Kasper Karlsen (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Europe Names Karlsen COO

Maersk Drilling, where he has held a variety of leadership roles spanning the organization’s operational, technical and support functions. He was recently Head of Transformation Office and Customer Solutions at Maersk Drilling. Karlsen holds a Master's Degree from the Technical University of Denmark in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, along with several other business and leadership qualifications from among others the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IMD Business School.Kasper Nilaus, recently named Svitzer CEO, said, “With the towage sector undergoing a significant

Kasper Rosenberg (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Promotes Bunker Trader

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. has announced that effective May 1, 2020, Kasper Rosenberg has been promoted to Senior Bunker Trader in its Stamford office.Rosenberg, a Danish national, commenced his career in the bunker industry when joining the company’s office in Middelfart, Denmark, as Bunker Trader in 2013. Prior to that he spent two years working for the group’s shipping and agency division.In 2015, Rosenberg relocated to Stamford to help start up the company’s first office on the US East Coast as well as expand the company’s presence in the North American market.The office

Image courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems AS

Danish Offshore Wind Turbine Builder Lays Off 400 Workers

Danish offshore wind turbine manufacturer Vestas will lay off 400 workers in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe and stop work on certain projects, citing the goal to „to ensure a strong focus on execution and long-term competitiveness,” and the impact of COVID-19."In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to shape societies and economies, and the industrial challenges and economic turmoil it brings will likely take years for societies to recover from. Together with the renewables industry’s changing competitive landscape, Vestas is taking steps to ensure we exit 2020 in

Masato Yamada - Image Credit: MHI Vestas

MHI Vestas Eyes Further Asia Pacific Growth. Appoints Regional Manager

Offshore wind turbine specialist MHI Vestas has appointed Masato Yamada as Regional Manager Asia Pacific to facilitate broader growth across the region.The company, a joint venture between Denmark's Vestas and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, said Wednesday Yamada would oversee the company’s growth across the Asia Pacific region. He was formerly the company’s Chief Strategy Officer based in Aarhus, Denmark, and will now be based in MHI Vestas’ Tokyo office."Mr. Yamada has been with MHI Vestas since the formation of the joint venture between the two parent

Dan-Bunkering (Monaco) S.A.M. appointed Hans Lind Dollerup as Managing Director.

Dollerup Tapped to Lead Dan-Bunkering (Monaco)

Dan-Bunkering (Monaco) S.A.M. appointed Hans Lind Dollerup as Managing Director.Dollerup entered Dan-Bunkering and the industry in 2002, and his employment has taken him from Denmark, where he was born and raised, to Monaco, Houston, Florida and now back to Monaco. During the years, he has been involved in trading, management and strategic business development giving him a broad interface and a great deal of valuable and diverse knowledge.The Monaco office currently consists of four people; however, the company is on the lookout for more traders.

Dawn Summers - Credit: Wintershall Dea

Wintershall Dea Appoints New COO

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea will name Dawn Summers to the Executive Board and as Chief Operating Officer (COO).As COO, she will be responsible for the Business Units Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, UK and Denmark, Egypt, Libya, Algeria and UAE as of 1 June 2020.Summers has more than 25 years of extensive international experience in the oil and gas industry and has worked for BP, Genel Energy, Origin Energy, and Beach Energy, among others.For the last two years, Dawn has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Australian oil and gas producer Beach Energy. Prior to that she was Chief Operating

Bjørn Joensen and Erik J. Aalbæk   (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Strengthens Offshore Renewable Energy Sector

MacArtney A/S has appointed new personnel to strengthen the Offshore Renewable Energy department at headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.Bjørn Joensen and Erik J. Aalbæk join MacArtney to begin work on strengthening and developing MacArtney’s Offshore Renewable Energy sector, in line with the corporate strategy.Esbjerg local, Bjørn Joensen joins the MacArtney Group as Sales Director for Offshore Wind from the SH Group A/S where he worked as the General Manager to develop the overall business and increase sales. With a maritime-based background, Joensen was initially educated as a

Patrick Jany (File photo: Clariant)

Maersk Names Jany CFO

key role in the acceleration of our strategic transformation. Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable growth through M&A and innovation. I look forward to our cooperation,” says Søren Skou, CEO, A.P. Moller - Maersk.Denmark-based Maersk has had several leadership changes in recent months.In November 2019, Maersk CFO Carolina Dybeck Happe departed to join General Electric, just after the shipper's chief operating officer Søren Toft exited to join Swiss headquartered rival Mediterranean Shipping Co

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