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Alex Gregg-Smith (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

BV Appoints Gregg-Smith as China Chief Executive

surveyor; a Marine Centre Surveyor; an Assistant to the Operations Manager for Middle and Far East; as well as the Regional Marine Manager for East and Southern Africa. During his time at Bureau Veritas, he qualified as a Surveyor, ISM, ISPS, and ISO Lead Auditor.He subsequently spent three years at DNV GL as Manager of the London Maritime Service Center, although most recently Alex has spent the past nine years at Siem Shipping as Vice President Technical managing the whole owned fleet. He also acted as CEO for the owners of FSG shipyard in Germany for 20 months over the last 4 years.  Gregg-Smith

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Kongsberg Maritime Launches Remote DPO Training

remotely from start to finish, including the practical part of the training.Using virtual machines, students can engage in practical exercises with a remote K-Pos trainer, in addition to completing theory and assessment modules online. Kongsberg says the hands-on experience is fully compliant with the DNV GL DPO preparation course and is the first remotely-delivered DPO training ever to be approved by The Nautical Institute for their DP Induction course.DPO courses are often requested by ship owners on behalf of their trainees, and also by self-sponsored candidates. By enabling students to complete the

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Remote Training with Vessel-specific Software

prior to hiring them. K-CAT also offers a portfolio of competence assessments that measure key competencies from two perspectives: system understanding/utilization of the DP system and practical skills of DP Operators. Compliant with the Continuous Professional Development layout from the IMCA M 117 and DNV-GL standards, K-CAT can be accessed from all smart devices and computers with internet connection, or used offline when suitably configured.Aiming to help ship owners safeguard and verify the development and retention of their crews’ skills, K-CAT now offers competence assessments for key DP

Image: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Intros Safety’N’Mind

training is that is helps create a common safety mindset across the supply chain, which in turn will drive higher efficiency in execution of complex projects,” Holst added.The first-mover mobile app, launched at a recent live event at WindEurope Offshore 2019 in Copenhagen, has been audited by DNV-GL, having met the stringent requirements of the sector’s safety training courses.Soren Hald, DNV-GL Senior Lead Auditor, said, “The GWO training is quite innovative as it combines e-learning with practical exercises. Each participant must pass a multiple-choice test prior to participating

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Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime

of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, are hosting the Ocean Wind Energy Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Maritime Academic Center, SUNY Maritime College.Serving as the keynote speaker is Alana Duerr, Ph.D., Director, Offshore Wind North America, DNV GL - Renewables Advisory, who will offer insight to opportunities for maritime industry support of Ocean Wind Energy development and sustainment for many years to come. Subject matter experts and executives from Equinor, EDFRenewables, Vinyard Wind and Ørsted will participate as conference panelists

Elizabeth Paull  (Photo: Chelsea Technologies)

Chelsea Technologies Appoints Paull as MD

, Aquatec Group. She holds a Masters of Oceanography from Southampton University and an MBA from the Open University. Through her professional and academic pursuits, she has gained a wealth of knowledge around marine science and business development.Chelsea has recently been awarded Type Approval by DNV-GL for its SeaSentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems and continues to maintain a strong pipeline of orders as the 1st January implementation of Global Sulphur Cap approaches. The company was also awarded a contract from the Federal Public Service (FPS) Mobility and

Ms. Caroline Yang, Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine, is the first female President in SSA’s 34 years’ history  (Photo: SSA)

Yang to the Helm at Singapore Shipping Assoc.

Seaport in Asia’ for 31st time and also the ‘Best Green Seaport’ at the 2019 Asia Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards. We were also recognized as the ‘Top Leading Maritime Capital of the World’ for the fourth consecutive time in a report issued by Menon Economics and DNV GL. Notwithstanding, the industry continues to face challenging conditions and digital disruptions. As we navigate into the future together, the task of the Council is to work with all stakeholders to champion Maritime Singapore, to keep SSA relevant and responsive to our members, and to encourage participat

Kenneth Vareide (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Appoints New Digital Solutions CEO

Kenneth Vareide has been appointed the CEO of DNV GL’s Digital Solutions business area, which is a provider of solutions for managing risk and improving asset performance.Its services are used primarily by the oil & gas, energy, renewable and maritime industries and it consists of close to 1,000 digital experts. Vareide joined DNV GL as a trainee in 1996 and most recently held the position of Digital Director in business area Maritime.“DNV GL has been a digital pioneer since the 1960s and it is an exciting and challenging time to pick up the CEO’s baton, as many of our customers

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Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

, “We are particularly grateful to Subsea 7 and TechnipFMC for the help and support they have given us in helping to create an improved training environment which uses the very latest technology and positions us the only provider to offer this combination of facilities.”Recent research from DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, confirms that senior oil and gas sector professionals expect to step up spending on training and competence this year. The figure expecting to increase investment in this area has nearly doubled from last year, up from 17 percent to 31 percent.Jonathan

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Norsafe’s Greek Training Academy Partners with DNV GL

Norsafe Academy Hellas has entered into a cooperative agreement with classification society DNV GL regarding the training of its surveyors.“Safety Training for Experienced Surveyors” is a specialized practical course, which has been customized to comply with DNV GL’s requirements, offering preparation regarding practical safety and emergency field situations.After the completion of this safety training, each participant will be able to demonstrate practical knowledge associated with safety requirements and emergency situations on board.

Klas Bendrik (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Hires Bendrik as Chief Digital Transformation Officer

Klas Bendrik will join DNV GL September 1 as Chief Digital Transformation Officer to support DNV GL’s digitalization and IT strategy. Bendrik will be based at the DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway and will be a member of DNV GL Group’s Executive Committee and report to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.“Digitalization is central to our strategy. DNV GL invests 5 percent of its revenue on research, development and innovation, and now more than 60 percent of this is dedicated to our digital transformation,” Eriksen said. “I am confident that Klas Bendrik will

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

in the maritime industry and build a future-ready workforce with relevant skills, a new Specialist Diploma course in Maritime Superintendency was launched at the forum. The course, which will begin its first intake in October 2018, was developed by a working group comprising representatives from DNV GL, MPA, Marine Engineers, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), Singapore Polytechnic, SSA and Society of Naval Architect. The Specialist Diploma course, which is funded by SkillsFuture Singapore, provides participants with the relevant knowledge and technical skills to plan

DR R V Ahilan Photo LOC Group

Ahilan Named Joint CEO at LOC Group

Jerome Rutler.   Ahilan brings a strong strategic and technical understanding of LOC's key offshore markets to the leadership team. Over a 30-year career in maritime, oil and gas and renewable energy consulting, Ahilan served as Executive Vice President of the Renewables Advisory Division at DNV GL, President of GL Garrad Hassan and MD of GL Noble Denton in Americas and Europe before he joined LOC Group in February 2016.   Commenting on his appointment, Ahilan said: "We must be prepared as a business to serve our industry as it continues to evolve, and to provide support to all

KDI - K-Sim fishery 01 (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg to Deliver Fisheries Training Simulator

, advancement in fish finding and catching equipment, and an increased focus on sustainable fishery and improved quality of the fish. Through development of the new K-Sim Fishery Simulator, Kongsberg is meeting demands in the market with a solution that meets the STCW requirements for training and fulfils DNV GL’s certification standards. Lofoten Vocational School will be the first to bring this new approach to training to the fishing industry, which is especially important for this geographical area of Norway, where fishery is an important livelihood. The simulator will play a vital part in ensuring

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

As the global energy transition in the oil and gas industry marks significant changes to come, regional adaptions will pose a broad variation of challenges and opportunities.  DNV GL – Oil & Gas has appointed Ben Oudman as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa to further strengthen the company’s efforts to help the industry overcome barriers to progress. DNV GL’s 2017 Energy Transition Outlook report shows that while the energy transition is well underway, oil and gas will likely remain major energy sources for many years to come.

Steen Lund (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director

Maersk was Senior VP Eastern Operations Center in Singapore. He left Maersk in 2009 to join Germanischer Lloyd in 2010 as Executive VP and Regional Manager for Asia, based in Shanghai. Following the merger between DNV and GL, Steen was appointed Regional Manager for South East Asia, Oceania and India at DNV GL, based in Singapore.   Lund said, “Growing the Radio Holland brand in Asia is a priority. Our aim and drive is to make the global organization of 80 offices along the major shipping routes available to service the shipping community and expand our engagement with Asian ship building

Frank Ketelaars (Photo: DNV GL)

Ketelaars Takes the Lead for DNV GL - Oil & Gas in the Americas

Frank Ketelaars took up the position of Director of Region Americas in DNV GL – Oil & Gas on 1 October, as North America’s energy system undergoes a transition.   DNV GL’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook shows significant shifts in US federal energy and climate change policies. Commenting on his appointment, Ketelaars said: "DNV GL has delivered some of the oil and gas industry's most progressive and technically complex projects across the Group's regions.”    Reducing dependence on imports is a key driver for the energy transition in

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