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David Barrow (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

BV Appoints Barrow as Vice President

Bureau Veritas has announced that it has appointed David Barrow as Vice-President for its Marine & Offshore South Asia Zone. He succeeds Kerem Kiper, who has already taken up the post of Vice-President, Middle-East, Africa and India.Based in Singapore, Barrow is responsible for leading the development and delivery of new activities and services for Marine & Offshore for the region. Alongside this, Barrow will be at the helm of a number of key accounts and will ensure compliance with both Group and Marine & Offshore Division standards.With over 35 years of experience in the maritime industry

Odin Estensen (Photo: Neptune Energy)

Neptune Energy Names Estensen Managing Director for Norway

where he is currently the Norway Operated Asset Manager.With more than 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, Estensen started his career with Schlumberger before joining Shell in 1990, where he went on to hold various senior roles across Europe, and also to support operations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.Anne Botne, currently Interim Country Director of Norway for Neptune, will remain with the company and fully resume her head of legal responsibilities

Neville Bissett (Photo: Q Terminals)

QTerminals Appoints Bissett as CEO

of an AP Moeller Terminals (APMT) joint venture in Africa; and with Hutchison Port Holdings, he was the chief executive officer of Alexandria International Container Terminals (AICT) and, subsequently, Tanzania International Container Terminals (TICT), among other senior management roles in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.   Hamad Port began operations in early October 2016. In its first phase, the port is capable of handling 2 million TEUs annually, and the number will rise to 7.5 million TEUs upon scheduled completion in 2020. Hamad Port spans 28.5 square kilometers, and allows the latest

IBIA: Bunker Market Opportunities in Africa

. However, one positive aspect was that the offshore European operators who had been active before they were put off by the industry’s operational challenges, had been delivering higher standards of service that were beginning to be emulated by local operators. The delegates heard that East Africa’s bunker market is much less developed with limited supply options, even less developed infrastructure, limited product offerings and higher prices. In some areas suppliers cannot risk holding stock because of price fluctuations while hedging is too costly for small operators. One exception

David Scott (Photo: Mech-Tool Engineering)

Mech-Tool Engineering Appoints Scott as MD

of the world’s largest companies in the sector including global marine company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), international geoscience business, CGG, and as Principle Consultant and Senior Project Manager for Foster Wheeler Energy. He also has extensive international experience across the Middle East, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and spent nine years in the Middle East growing one of the largest, privately owned oil and gas companies in Africa – IBS- to a £780million  turnover.      As part of this sector growth strategy the Mech-Tool

Svitzer Names Manager for Middle East & Africa

As of February 1, Mohammed Ahmed is appointed new Regional Manager of Svitzer Middle East & Africa, including the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka.   Ahmed has been with the Maersk Group for 11 years, most recently working as Maersk Line Cluster Manager of Africa Horn Cluster in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prior to this, Mohammed has worked in various commercial roles in East and West Africa, United Arab Emirates as well as in the United Kingdom.   Ahmed is tasked to further accelerate growth of the Svitzer MEA region and will replace Torsten Pedersen, who has been instrumental in

Kenyan Port Workers Strike Over Higher Health Costs

More than 2,000 workers at East Africa's biggest port in Kenya's coastal city Mombasa went on strike on Wednesday protesting an increase in the amount they will have to pay for state-run health insurance.   Cargo ships remained unattended as workers gathered and held discussions in groups at the port, the biggest in the region, which handles imports such as fuel for Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia.   "The operations section is among those affected but senior officials at the port are currently meeting, and will communicate

Ret. Navy Director Joins HALO Maritime Defense Systems

Matter Expert (SME) on threat analysis and systems integration.   Reid, a native of Texas, enlisted with the United States Navy at the Armed Forces Enlistment Center in Houston, Texas in November 1976. During his active duty service, he completed major deployments to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean during the fall of Tehran. He also transited the Panama Canal, participated in deterrence operations off the coast of Nicaragua and Law Enforcement operations in support of the Coast Guard in the Caribbean, including the seizure of the civilian freighter Durango Kiss.  

L-R Mark Clarke, chairman and Paul Radcliffe, managing director, Frontier International

Frontier International Wins Middle East, Asia Contracts

recruitment/management sectors. Frontier holds a substantial number of global contracts with the major oil and gas operators and service companies. International client demand in recent years has led the company to successfully expand in several key regions, with wholly owned subsidiaries covering East Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the Gurgaon-based subsidiary which serves both India and the Middle East.  

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Jessup Appointed Sr.VP in Kalmar

  Craig Jessup has been appointed Senior Vice President, Services in Kalmar, part of Cargotec. Craig joins Kalmar from Ingersoll Rand where he headed the Industrial Technologies parts and services business for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Before Ingersoll Rand, Craig worked 21 years at ABB where he held a variety of leadership positions in the service business and was in charge of the global Services business of ABB's Robotics division as VP Customer Service as well as the Worldwide Head of Service Technology. Craig, who has both US and French citizenships, has lived and worked

Tom Hiller (Photo: EdgeTech)

Hiller Joins EdgeTech

Multi Phase Echo Sounder (MPES) vessel mounted, AUV, ROV and ASV-based sonar products in addition to business development activities with other core EdgeTech sonar products. Hiller’s reach will extend beyond the U.K. and is expected to help the company with recent growth in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa, China, India and beyond

Riaan Blom, Vice President Sales, Africa

ISS Appoints Riaan Blom as VP Sales, Africa

and will be based in Nairobi. With a career spanning over 20 years, Riaan brings to the role extensive ships’ agency experience with specialisms in project management, freight forwarding and large oil & gas contracts. His most recent appointment was as Regional Manager Oil & Energy, East Africa at DHL Global Forwarding, also based in Kenya. Using his expansive industry knowledge, Riaan will be working across all of the company’s business verticals, expanding and enhancing the value proposition that ISS offers in the region. Senior Vice President, David Mackay, said: &ldquo

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ISS Announces Key Hire for Africa

and will be based in Nairobi. With a career spanning over 20 years, Riaan brings to the role extensive ships’ agency experience with specialisms in project management, freight forwarding and large oil & gas contracts. His most recent appointment was as Regional Manager Oil & Energy, East Africa at DHL Global Forwarding, also based in Kenya. Using his expansive industry knowledge, Riaan will be working across all of the company’s business verticals, expanding and enhancing the value proposition that ISS offers in the region. Senior Vice President, David Mackay, said: &ldquo

Jill Rivette has joined the Geotechnical Division

Jill Rivette Joins C & C Technologies

. Jill is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and brings with her many years of experience in geotechnical engineering.  The C & C geotechnical laboratory has been quite active in 2014 performing standard and advanced soil tests on core samples obtained from offshore East Africa, along with several extensive lab testing programs on projects in the Gulf of Mexico. The lab has purchased three new Direct Simple Shear devices to satisfy this increasing demand, which brings its total number of Direct Simple Shear devices to nine. Two additional Cyclic Simple Shear devices

Ralph Lobbe, Business Development Manager Africa at Mammoet, elaborates on possibilities for Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport.

Tanzania: The Next Hotbed of Construction & Energy Activity?

Representatives of Mammoet and other Dutch companies visited Tanzania to explore potential construction projects and investment opportunities in the East African country which has impressive growth rates and large stocks of underseas gas it is looking to develop. Tanzania is shaping up to be a big opportunity for Dutch companies that are active in energy, infrastructure and transport. Mammoet, Shell, Boskalis, Heerema and Van Oord traveled along with a trade mission led by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lilianne Ploumen (PvdA). Before visiting Tanzania, the mission was a guest of

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