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Pilot boat driver, Espen Andersen’s LEGO model of the boat he sails for DanPilot. Image courtesy DanPilot

Danish Pilot Makes a LEGO Model of His DanPilot Boat

Espen Andersen, a pilot boat driver for DanPilot, the independent public enterprise owned by the Danish state, takes his love of maritime and LEGOs to new heights, creating a LEGO model of the pilot boat he sails for Svendborg, Denmark-based company. Andersen has registered the pilot boat for LEGO Ideas, a forum where fans can submit suggestions for upcoming LEGO sets. If the idea is to become a reality and be considered for a new production at LEGO, the pilot boat needs to receive 10,000 votes.“At DanPilot, many passionate seafarers work on dedicated hobby projects. We want to support

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Orsted Appoints CFO, Head of Operations

Denmark's Orsted announced a new chief financial officer and head of operations on Tuesday as the world's largest offshore wind farm developer looks to bounce back from a string of losses and project cancellations.Rising inflation, interest rate hikes and supply chain snags have squeezed offshore wind developers facing growing demand.Orsted appointed Trond Westlie as CFO, a post he held at Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and Norway's Telenor.Patrick Harnett, who joined Orsted in 2016, will become head of operations (COO), with effect from April 1.Harnett has led development and

Svend Stenberg, Chief Commercial Officer at Inchcape Shipping Services. Credit: Kasper Fuglsang

Inchcape Shipping Services Names Svend Stenberg Mølholt CCO

Commercial Officer, effective January 9, 2024.Svend has been in the shipping industry for 20 years, most recently serving as the Group COO in Monjasa Holding, a global fuel and shipping company. While serving as the Group COO, Svend also held the position of Chairman of the Board at RelateIT, one of Denmark’s largest NAV/Business Central partners. Before his time at Monjasa Holding and RelateIT, Svend spent most of his career in Maersk Logistics / Damco and held a number of roles in China and Denmark, including Chief Commercial Officer and, finally, Chief Transformation Officer.“We are

Prosafe CEO Terje Askvig - Credit: Prosafe

Terje Askvig Joins Prosafe as New CEO

Terje, aiming to propel the company's growth and ensure that we deliver safe and efficient operations," Prosafe said.During his period as a partner with Triton Partners, he was Chairman/Board member of DeepOcean, Chairman and “deal Captain” of Nordic Tankers and Herning Shipping (Denmark), as well as holding directorships on various other Triton-related companies. In addition to his board positions at Triton Partners, he has also served or is serving on the board of OSM Thome Group and Avarn Security Group, as well as chairing the nomination committee of Höegh Autoliners.Prosafe

Philippe Kavafyan (Photo: Venterra Group)

Venterra Appoints Kavafyan as CEO

Executive Officer with effect from October 16, 2023. Kavafyan takes over upon the retirement of Rob Jewkes who is a member of the team that founded the business with Ayman Asfari in 2021.Kavafyan joins from Aker Horizons in Norway and was previously Chief Executive Officer of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in Denmark. His career spans the evolution of  the energy sector over the last three decades, including 20 years in the wind industry. He has held leadership positions in major equipment manufacturers that have pioneered onshore and offshore wind in the energy transition. These include General Electric

Peter la Cour Gormsen (Photo: Hempel)

Hempel Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Denmark-based coatings manufacturer Hempel announced changes to its executive management team.The company appointed Peter la Cour Gormsen as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Vice President of Finance, and René Overgaard Jensen has been named Chief Transformation & Information Officer (CTIO) and Executive Vice President of Digital, Strategy & Transformation.Peter la Cour Gormsenjoins Hempel on 1 June 2023 from the position of Group CFO at GN Store Nord A/S. Prior to joining GN, he worked for Novo Nordisk, Novozymes and Chr. Hansen. He also has international experience from

Palle Laursen (Photo: Royal Caribbean Group)

Royal Caribbean Names Laursen EVP, Head of Marine

Palle Laursen. “I look forward to joining the most innovative team in the industry at Royal Caribbean Group and lead the marine team alongside a team committed to operational excellence, and environmental stewardship.”Laursen graduated from the Svendborg International Maritime Academy in Denmark as a marine engineer and has since completed several executive and leadership development programs

Ulrik Hegelund. Image courtesy SunStone Ships

Management Shuffle at SunStone Ships

Sunstone Ships reports that its president Ulrik Hegelund, 52, has, for family reasons, decided to move back to Denmark. As of January 1, 2023, Hegelund will take the position as CFO of SunStone Maritime with overall responsibility for the group’s accounting, budgeting, cash flow, reporting, legal, and IT matters.As of January 1, Christian Lund, 40, will take over the position as President of SunStone Ships Inc., Miami. Lund has been working within the Sunstone group companies in Miami for the past 14 years. Lund has been at ISP, FleetPro, CMI, and now SunStone, where he will be responsible for

Claus Rødsgaard - Credit: Swire Energy Services

Swire Energy Services Names Wind Division Head

Energy services provider Swire Energy Services has appointed Claus Rødsgaard as Head of Operations, in a newly created role for the Wind Division.Rødsgaard will support and oversee operational activity within the Swire Energy  Services (SES) Wind Division and will be based in Lystrup, Denmark. "Joining SES from Dominion Global, holding the position of Head of Blades and Composites, Claus and a small management team built their wind service from the beginning, and [he] brings over 25 years of management and leadership experience. With a previous role as CEO and various roles

Left to right: David Johanson and Christopher G. Gunsten (Photo: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation)

Great Lakes Announces New Leadership Appointments

subcontract in Onslow, W.A., Australia, valued at $1.2 billion AUD, as Project Manager executing a series of capital projects for the USACE New York District’s 45- and 50-Foot Harbor Deepening Programs, and as Operations Manager for GLDD’s Øresund Fixed Link Project in Copenhagen, Denmark. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University.Both Johanson and Gunsten will report directly to Lasse Petterson, Great Lakes' President and Chief Executive Officer

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BIMCO Hires Damsgaard to Lead Its New Houston Office

for BIMCO to offer round-the-clock services while advocacy work in Washington DC will continue to be run from the BIMCO headquarters.”Local representation in the United States, covering the Americas, complements BIMCO’s offices in Athens, Shanghai, Singapore, London and the headquarters in Denmark. In addition, work to open an office in Brussels to be closer to EU decision-making is underway

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Semco Maritime Looking to Recruit More Than 200 People for Tyra, Greensand Work

contracts for the redevelopment of the Tyra Gas Field and providing CO2 storage and transport solutions for the Greensand Consortium project. Brownfield Development: Tyra pieces falling into placeThe Tyra field in the Danish North Sea is being redeveloped by TotalEnergies and is a central part of Denmark’s offshore energy infrastructure. The field, temporarily shut down since 2019, is being redeveloped into a modern high-tech natural gas field including the installation of eight new platforms.A consortium that includes Actemium Oil & Gas Commissioning and Semco Maritime will be responsible

Henrik Hamann Juel (Photo: Hundested Propeller)

Hundested Propeller Names New CEO

,” Hamann Juel said. “Towards the end of 2021 the company underwent a strategic restructure to further meet the needs of our customers, this is a very exciting time for Hundested Propeller, and I am delighted to be leading this team of experts in the field.”located in Hundested, Denmark, Hundested Propeller is part of the BSI Group of companies. In 2021 it reached 100 years of producing and supplying controllable pitch propulsion systems and thrusters for commercial marine applications and superyachts. With the celebrations to mark this milestone postponed due to Covid-19, the

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500 Local Jobs: Vineyard Wind Signs Labor Union Deal for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

of good-paying union jobs.Biden's administration approved the Vineyard Wind project in May, billing it as the launch of a new domestic energy industry that will help eliminate emissions from the power sector.Dennis Arriola, chief executive of Avangrid, which is co-developing Vineyard Wind with Denmark's Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, said in a statement that the agreement "sets a strong precedent" in the new U.S. industry.Headwinds: Offshore Wind will Take Years to Carry Factory Jobs to U.S.The building council represents thousands of workers on Massachusetts' South Coast

Nanda Kishore (Photo: Sterling PlanB)

Sterling PlanB Hires Kishore as Chief Supply Chain Officer

comes following the recent announcement of Sterling PlanB signing a co-operation agreement with Europe’s largest independent ship design office, ICE. Two months ago, Sterling PlanB also announced the hiring of Jens-Christian Strate as the new European Head of Solutions out of Copenhagen, Denmark.“Nanda’s academic and professional experience in manufacturing quality control as well as marine projects make him a well-suited and exciting new addition to the Sterling PlanB team,” said Sterling PlanB founder and CEO Brent Perry. “His extensive experience in the Norwegian

John O’Keeffe (Photo: Blue Water Shipping)

Blue Water Shipping Hires O’Keeffe in US Offshore Wind Push

Blue Water Shipping announced it has hired John O’Keeffe as its new Head of Renewables, Americas, as the Denmark-based transport and logistics company looks to make further inroads into the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind market.O’Keeffe, a former maritime captain with vast experience in the U.S. offshore wind industry, having previously served as Head of Marine Affairs North America at offshore wind giant Ørsted. He was an integral part of America’s first offshore wind farm at Block Island."John O’Keeffe’s wealth of knowledge adds a new level of expertise to

Saul Trewern, Oceaspace Communications.

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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