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Crowley Realigns Its Marine Services Group

in which Crowley previously had a 50% ownership position. With Crowley, he now has profit and loss responsibilities for the company’s offshore division, which includes Crowley’s ocean-class tugboat and flat-deck barge fleets. This unit provides specialized cargo transportation to the offshore energy sector and the emerging U.S. offshore wind market. He will be based in Houston and report to Johan Sperling, vice president of marine services.Jeff Andreini (Photo: Crowley)Sesnon is taking the lead role for the group’s ship assist and tanker escort services, which are provided in all major

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Nor-Shipping Appoints Norvik

Nor-Shipping has appointed Sidsel Norvik to the new role of Commercial Director. Norvik joins following a stint as CEO of Energy Show Norway, two decades as Commercial Director for Upstream, and 10 years with Recharge, a news platform for renewable energy. Norvik will now be charged with working on exhibition sales and spearheading Nor-Shipping’s ground-breaking Blue Economy Hall, promoting the ‘Blue Talks’ and showcasing firms and ideas that accelerate innovation, competency and sustainable business opportunities.Nor-Shipping 2021 takes place at the 22,500 sq. m Norges

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Senator Mulls Offshore Wind Job Pact

Senator of Massachusetts Edward J. Markey has called on Ørsted and Vineyard Wind to enter into Project Labor Agreements (PLA) for wind energy projects offshore Massachusetts and the larger East Coast.A PLA would ensure that newly created jobs in the offshore wind industry are good-paying and safe, and that jobs would be filled with a highly skilled local union workforce.Massachusetts has set a goal of procuring 1600 MW of offshore wind under a 2016 renewable energy law, and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources recently laid out a plan to solicit an additional 1,600 MW of offshore

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Noble Corp Names Butz CFO

London-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has appointed Stephen M. Butz as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 19, 2019.From 2014 until its merger with Ensco plc, Butz served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Rowan Companies. From 2005 – 2014, he served in various roles at Hercules Offshore, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to that, Butz worked as an equity research analyst covering various energy related industries and as a commercial banker.

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Maritime Schools Must Prep for Offshore Wind Jobs

offshore wind industry in the United States is growing exponentially, with multiple projects in the development stages off of the Atlantic coast. The total megawatt capacity of U.S. offshore wind farms is anticipated to reach 22,000 by 2030 and 43,000 by 2050. To support this growth, U.S. Department of Energy reports estimate over 40,000 new jobs will be created by 2030.The new jobs anticipated to support the offshore wind industry include a wide range of types, including engineers, trade workers, surveyors, scientists, technicians, managers, and seafarers. Wind turbine technician has been one of the

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ERSG Wins Asian Offshore Wind Contracts

Specialist energy recruiters for offshore wind, ERSG  has won a tender to be the sole supplier of fabrication management personnel to two undisclosed offshore wind farms in Asia.Additionally, the Wind industry specialist recruiter has also agreed terms with a company building floating wind foundations to supply contractors for the entire project lifecycle, project planners and WTG package managers have already been deployed.The company said that will a global portfolio of candidates and a physical presence in Taiwan, it is “well placed to provide both local and expatriate professionals to

The total megawatt capacity of U.S. offshore wind farms is anticipated to reach 22,000 by 2030 and 43,000 by 2050. To support this growth, U.S. Department of Energy reports estimate over 40,000 new jobs will be created by 2030. © Zacharias/AdobeStock

Prepare Now for 40,000 Offshore Wind Jobs

offshore wind industry in the United States is growing exponentially, with multiple projects in the development stages off of the Atlantic coast. The total megawatt capacity of U.S. offshore wind farms is anticipated to reach 22,000 by 2030 and 43,000 by 2050. To support this growth, U.S. Department of Energy reports estimate over 40,000 new jobs will be created by 2030.The new jobs anticipated to support the offshore wind industry include a wide range of types, including engineers, trade workers, surveyors, scientists, technicians, managers, and seafarers. Wind turbine technician has been one of the

A Catapult engineer with ATAM Group's MagTrack robotic crawler. Photo: ORE Catapult

New Offshore Wind Launch Academy in UK

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK's flagship technology innovation and research center for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has launched a new industry-backed national technology accelerator program.The program is designed to support innovative SMEs to commercialize new technologies that will enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enabling greater UK content, whilst supporting cost reduction.The Launch Academy initiative will focus on near-to-market solutions and is supported by eight industrial and business support specialists including Red Rock Power, Siemens

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Online Tool Helps Assess Drilling Safety

OPITO Skills Screening online tool, a comprehensive question bank has been created by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) with input from members Awilco (UK) Ltd, Transocean, Valaris, COSL Drilling Europe and Diamond Offshore.OPITO, a not-for-profit skills organization for the energy industry, said its Skills Screening tool provides an accessible online solution for organizations looking to assess the knowledge and understanding of current and potential employees across a wide range of disciplines and roles, including banksman slinger, pipefitter, process technician and rigger

Scripture Reading by Nicole Wickham, President, Jamaica Chapter, Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC). (Photo: WiMAC)

MAJ, WiMAC Celebrate Women in the Shipping Sector

number of fun maritime competitions including cadet drill routines, singing and ship modelling.On Wednesday women students will discuss and debate the roles, responsibilities and expectations of women in the previously male-dominated shipping industry and will consider how to combat stereotypes, negative energy and systemic barriers to success.And on Thursday, which is World Maritime Day, the MAJ will join with WiMAC to officially launch the WiMAC Jamaica Chapter Mentorship program. During a cocktail networking opportunity, women at varying stages in their career will share true life stories of their journey

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Sovcomflot Elects New Chairman and New CEO

. Both appointments are with immediate effect.The meeting was attended by Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, who noted in his address: "Through consistent implementation of Sovcomflot's Strategies 2005-2011 and 2012-2018, the company has transformed itself into a global leader in energy shipping and offshore services. Over the past 15 years, Sovcomflot fleet has grown more than threefold. The company has developed and implemented a number of advanced technical solutions within the global shipping industry and built a best-in-class operating platform, making Sovcomflot a reliable

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Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime

The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University 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

Jean Cahuzac will step down from his position as Subsea 7 CEO at the end of 2019. (Photo: Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 CEO Will Retire at Year End

and CEO for Subsea 7 since 2008, having previously worked for Transocean and Schlumberger. Following his retirement as CEO, he will continue with Subsea 7 as a Non-Executive Director.Evans has been COO of Subsea 7 since he joined the company in 2005 and has over 30 years’ experience in the offshore energy services industry. He previously worked for KBR in a number of general management, commercial and operational roles.Subsea 7 COO John Evans will take over as CEO effective January 1, 2020 (Photo: Subsea 7

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STEM is so 'Yesterday’s News'

Recently I was attending the United Nations Science Technology and Innovation conference (STI Forum). While I attended to present on Wave Energy Conversion, the main subject at the conference was STEM education and STEM gender inequality. Almost every country in the world reports a lack of available STEM educated workers, and also reports that they have had problems engaging the non-male population in STEM professions.The discussions were extremely far and wide ranging, but when all was said and done, the single sense I came away with is that nobody at the United Nations had a clear idea on solving

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Oil, Gas Jobs Moves from Shale to Offshore

With offshore market gaining momentum the main driver of employment is shifting from shale to offshore.According to new analysis by energy research firm Rystad Energy, increased activity in onshore shale basins such as the Permian in the US held employment in the oilfield service industry steady from 2016 to 2017.However, the offshore industry has now taken the lead, gradually increasing the overall headcount of the top 50 oilfield service companies from 2017 to 2018, the report said.“This is a clear effect of the increase in offshore sanctioning. We expect offshore commitments to nearly double

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García Joins the SENER

also completed the following courses: Mergers and Acquisitions Program (London Business School); Directors Program (Spencer Stuart); Corporate Finance Strategy in Global Markets (INSEAD); and Executive Development Program (IESE).Prior to joining SENER, he was the Managing Director at Avante Genera, the energy division of the Inveravante Group. Before that, he held senior positions in Gamesa Energía, where he was the Director of Strategic Projects and Director of Business Diversification and Development, and in Mercer Management Consulting and Accenture (as a Senior Consultant in the Strategic Consulting

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Study: Explore Diversity and Inclusion Across Shipping

Study Group (DSG) is the first organization dedicated to championing diversity and inclusion in all forms in shipping, including gender, ethnicity, age and regional differentiation. DSG also aims to become the leading resource and center of excellence for diversity and inclusion for the shipping and energy industries. The survey and study conducted by DSG will have the support and participation of a number of leading companies. Founder members of the Diversity Study Group include Ardmore Shipping and Peninsula Petroleum.Speaking ahead of the launch of the survey, Heidi Heseltine, Co-Founder of the

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