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MDL Names Head of Renewables

Back-deck engineering specialist Maritime Developments (MDL) has appointed Derek Lynch as Market Development Manager – Renewables as part of its diversification strategy aimed to strengthen the commitment to renewable energy market.With over 30 years’ experience across various energy markets and sectors, Lynch brings with him extensive track record in developing and delivering diversification strategies, with particular focus on problem solving through automation and innovative engineering.From senior sales to director roles at Nautronix, Subsea7 Veripos and Positioneering, to latterly

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Prysmian Appoints New CEO

Italian cable maker and installation services provider Prysmian has named Massimo Battaini as its new chief executive officer and general manager.The new CEO appointment also marks the entering into force of the new organizational structure, aimed at supporting the company’s strategic plan and value creation, Prysmian said.The new organization, as already announced in December, is composed of four business units — Transmission, Power Grid, Electrification and Digital Solutions — and is aimed at ensuring utmost coverage of the key market trends related to the energy transition and the

Cathrine Kristiseter Marti (Credit: Vard)

Ex-Ulstein Chief Takes the Reins at Vard

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard, a subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, has appointed Cathrine Kristiseter Marti as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).Starting from June 1, 2024, Marti will take over from the current CEO, Alberto Maestrini, who will remain in his position as Chairman of the Board.Maestrini will continue to lead the Offshore and Special Vessels business in Fincantieri and through this continue to support Vard’s integration in the Fincantieri Group.The appointment of the new CEO is part of a long-term strategy to strengthen VARD as the leading world player in offshore and specialized

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Port of Aberdeen Announces Leadership Appointments

Scotland's Port of Aberdeen on Monday announced appointments to its leadership team as it targets growth in the energy, trade, and tourism sectors.John Wilson has been appointed as Head of Engineering after serving in the role on an interim basis. His engineering experience and expertise spans 35 years, having worked at Arch Henderson prior to joining the port in 2015. John will lead the engineering and maintenance strategy, aligning it with Port of Aberdeen’s strategic priorities.Benji Morrison joins the port with over 20 years’ experience in port management and marine operations

Dr. Alan Lowdon OBE (Photo: Balmoral Group)

Balmoral Comtec Names Lowdon Nonexecutive Director

Balmoral Comtec, a division of Balmoral Group and a key player in the offshore energy supply chain, announced it has appointed Dr. Alan Lowdon OBE as nonexecutive director, in move aiming to strategic Balmoral's offshore wind ambition.Lowdon brings over 35 years of experience from various directorial roles in the renewable energy sector, where he has been responsible for strategic, service and product development. Notably, Lowdon was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for 'Services to UK-US Offshore Wind Collaboration' in January 2022's Queen's New Year's Honor List.

Boudewijn Siemons (Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

Siemons Takes Over as Port of Rotterdam CEO

Boudewijn Siemons has been elevated from interim to full time CEO at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, effective February 1, 2024.Siemons, who was previously the port's COO, has been leading the Europe's top seaport on an interim basis after Allard Castelein stepped down as CEO last summer.The shareholders of the Port Authority, the municipality of Rotterdam and the Dutch national government appointed Siemons for the next four years at the recommendation of the Supervisory Board.Koos Timmermans, the chair of the Supervisory Board, said, “This appointment means that the Port Authority will

Andrew Pearson (Photo: Shoreline Wind)

Shoreline Wind Appoints Pearson as CEO

Shoreline Wind, developer of intelligent SaaS solutions for powering wind energy, announced the appointment of Andrew Pearson as its new chief executive officer.Prior to joining Shoreline Wind, Pearson held CEO roles at range of growth SaaS companies, including global payroll and payments vendor CloudPay, where he remains a Board director, and AI for infrastructure analytics company“As we enter a new growth stage in Shoreline I’m excited to have Andrew join us with his extensive growth experience and take over the CEO role from me, as I transition into managing our product

 Fredrik Witte will be CEO of Corvus Energy from January 1st 2024 Photo Silje Katrine Robinson

Corvus Energy Names Fredrik Witte as New CEO

Corvus Energy, a Norway-based provider of battery energy storage solutions and fuel cell systems for maritime, offshore and port applications, has appointed Fredrik Witte as the new CEO, starting January 1, 2024.  Until Witte starts, CFO Mette Rokne Hanestad will serve as the Interim CEO.Witte joins from his position as the Managing Director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition. Commenting on the new appointment, Chairman of the Board, Mikael  Mäkinen, said: "Corvus Energy is entering an important phase where the company will continue to build on a strong foundation and maintain its

Boudewijn Siemons (Photo: Port of Roterdam Authority)

Port of Rotterdam Names Siemons Interim CEO

;s term of office, we are safeguarding management continuity."A mechanical engineer, Siemons has been COO at the Port of Rotterdam Authority since October 2020. Before then, he served as President of Royal Vopak’s Americas division. He also worked in management positions at that company in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. From 1998 to 2006, Siemons had a range of management positions at Royal VolkerWessels. Siemons started his career in 1987 at the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he worked until 1998. He studied at the Royal Naval Institute and at Delft University of Technology

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Norway Oil Workers Agree Wage Deal, Avert Strike

came to an agreement with companies, industry group Offshore Norway said.A third union, Safe, will also be encompassed by the settlement, Offshore Norway said.Norway produces around 4 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, almost equally divided between oil and natural gas.The Nordic country became Europe's largest gas supplier after Russia cut its deliveries amid the war in Ukraine.The wage agreements cover in total about 7300 union members, employed by such companies as Equinor, ConocoPhillips and Aker BP.(Reuters - Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Terje Solsvik

Colin McLoughlin (Photo: ABP)

Associated British Ports Names McLoughlin Head of Operations for the Humber

Associated British Ports (ABP) has named Colin McLoughlin as Head of Operations for the Humber.With an established career in operations management from his time with Stanton Grove and Peel Ports, McLoughlin joined ABP Humber in 2015, and has played a valuable role in delivering many of ABP’s key operation and warehousing projects.As Head of Operations, McLoughlin will now be responsible for ABP’s portfolio of terminal operations across its four Humber Ports of Immingham, Grimsby, Hull, and Goole; handling in excess of 58 million tonnes of cargo between them each year, worth approximately

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Swift Anchors Looking to Expand Engineering Team

Swift Anchors, a UK-based company that develops anchoring solutions for the global offshore energy (floating wind, floating solar, tidal and wave) and aquaculture industries, is looking for new engineers to join its team. The company said that the need to has been spurred by its current work program and a growing commercial interest in its technologies. The company plans to more than double its workforce during 2023.Swift Anchors, acquired by Schottel last year, is currently working on marine energy projects on both sides of the Atlantic, and is pursuing a number of other project opportunities

Al Cook, executive vice president for Exploration and Production International.
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Equinor's EVP Exploration and Production International to Resign

 Al Cook, Equinor's executive vice president for Exploration and Production International, has informed the Norwegian energy giant that he will resign to become CEO of a company outside the energy industry."To secure a good hand over to his successor, Cook will continue in his current position in Equinor until no later than 1 April 2023," Equinor said.“I would like to thank Al for his contribution to focusing and optimising our international oil and gas business, and I congratulate him on his new appointment,” says Anders Opedal, president and CEO of Equinor.“I am

Helga Cotgrove - Credit: Eidesvik Offshore

Eidesvik Offshore Names Cotgrove as New CFO

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik Offshore has named Helga Cotgrove as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Cotgrove will join Eidesvik Offshore October 1, 2022 at the latest. She has more than 20 years of energy sector finance experience in various roles within M&A, strategy, tax, finance, accounting, and auditing. She comes from the position as CFO in Norsk Solar AS. Cotgrove previously worked as Halliburton's director of corporate development in Houston, where she was in charge of global M&A deals.Cotgrove holds a degree in accounting and auditing and an MBA in Management

Magdalena Bosson (Photo: Ports of Stockholm)

Magdalena Bosson Named CEO at Ports of Stockholm

On January 1, Magdalena Bosson will become the new Ports of Stockholm Chief Executive Officer.On December 1, Stockholms Hamn AB Board of Directors appointed Magdalena Bosson as the company's Chief Executive Officer. Bosson has many years extensive experience from her previous roles, which include Transport Department Director at Stockholm City Council, Chief Executive Officer at Familjebostäder, Deputy County Governor of the County Administrative Board of Stockholm, Municipality of Huddinge Deputy Director and most recently as Stockholm City Mangager.“I am very happy to announce that

Torgrim Reitan has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Equinor.
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Equinor Names Reitan as New CFO

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has appointed Torgrim Reitan as Chief Financial Officer and executive vice president in Equinor, with effect from October 6, 2022.Reitan succeeds Ulrica Fearn who has decided to leave the company to pursue a CFO opportunity outside the company. Ulrica Fearn will be available to secure a good handover to her successor until further notice, Equinor said.Separately, Danish brewery group Carlsberg Group announced that Fearn would join Carlsberg as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Board. Before joining Equinor, Fearn had 19 years of experience in the

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Semco Maritime's Offshore Workforce for Aker BP's Norwegian Oil Fields

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded Semco Maritime a contract for the provision of Offshore Personnel Service in 2022-2027 for the company’s oil & gas installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf."Semco Maritime has provided highly qualified labor to Aker BP under a framework agreement for the provision of offshore personnel since 2016, and the new contract entails a continuation of the cooperation in 2022-2027 with the option of extending by 12 + 12 months," Semco Maritime said.The contract covers the provision of personnel for the oil fields Valhall, Ula, Ivar

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