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LISCR Expands Its Leadership Team

and South America.Klenum, based at the Registry’s headquarters, is in charge of the Regulations and Standards, Investigations, and Fleet Security and Certifications Divisions. Klenum joins the headquarters team after spending the last six years within the Registry and its group of companies in Europe. While in that role, he served as Technical Director and represented Liberia at IMO, spearheaded many technical projects, and represented the Registry in numerous industry forums globally. This follows a twenty-year career as a senior executive in Lloyd's Register where he was General Manager

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Ocean Installer Names Director to Lead Offshore Wind Branch

and developing offshore wind farms going forward."The newly appointed Offshore Wind Farms director, Hetland, has more than 30 years’ experience within the energy industry, of which more than 17 years within renewable energy. He is currently Senior Vice president, Wind and Solar Northwest Europe in Statkraft, where he has held senior management positions for more than a decade. He was previously responsible for building up Statkraft’s offshore wind activity from 2010 until the projects were sold in 2018. He has previously also worked in Statoil (now Equinor).Hetland will take up his

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Svitzer Announces Leadership Changes

Towage operator Svitzer announced Monday that effective September 1, 2020, Lise Demant will leave her role as global chief commercial officer and take up the position of managing director for Svitzer’s Europe region, succeeding Kasper Friis Nilaus, who was recently appointed CEO of Svitzer A/S. Also effective September 1, Videlina Georgieva will succeed Demant as global CCO and enter Svitzer’s global leadership team.Both Demant and Georgieva are based in Copenhagen and will report to Nilaus.Demant joined Svitzer in 2013 as chief operating officer in Svitzer Asia Pte Ltd., coming from her

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BMT Names de Bruin Managing Director for Europe

BMT announced Dennis de Bruin has been appointed Managing Director for BMT’s Commercial Shipping Europe business, with immediate effect.A BMT employee since 2004, de Bruin has more than 20 years of experience in the maritime industry. He has served for the last seven years as Marine Director for BMT's nautical and cargo department of the Rotterdam office.He will succeed Jeroen de Haas as Managing Director of our European offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland, who has been at the helm of Commercial Shipping Europe since 2001, and will continue his career outside of BMT.“We

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Life on Hold for Many Philippine Seafarers

account for nearly 10% of the country’s gross domestic product.But hundreds of thousands were likely to lose their jobs this year, cutting an important lifeline for many poor families.RemittancesAbout 10 million Filipinos work or live overseas, official figures show, spread across North America, Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia such as Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.Remittances by overseas Filipino workers reached a record high of $33.5 billion last year, according to the central bank.But as global coronavirus cases keep climbing, up to 400,000 Filipino overseas workers were projected

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BSM Opens Liquid Cargo Simulator Facility

far more realistic and immersive experience, complimenting the existing training offered. It makes the center, which will be open to seafarers from other companies and organizations, a gas training hub for the whole region and will benefit new LNG seafarers, many of whom are expected to come from Eastern Europe.The LCS will be used to train seafarers to meet the requirements of the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) Code and SIGTTO (Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators) as well as offering a range of bespoke in-house courses developed to a higher

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McDermott Names Senior VP for EMEA Region

Engineering and construction company McDermott International Ltd. has appointed Tareq Kawash as Senior Vice President for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.Kawash was formerly the Senior Vice President for the Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian (EARC) region, which has been combined with the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.David Dickson, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott, said, "Tareq has a wealth of experience and is a strategic, high-performing leader who understands the challenges and opportunities of our business and is committed to finding the best

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Carnival Makes Leadership Changes at HAL, Costa

where appropriate to improve our business," said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to restart some of its voyages in phases, while Costa Cruises has suspended sailings through August 15 and Holland America Line has canceled all cruises from Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England for 2020.Reporting to Stein Kruse, group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK, Antorcha will guide Holland America Line's return to cruise operations and plans for future growth, including sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning

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Ecochlor Hires Scheid as Europe Business Development Manager

U.S.-based ballast water treatment systems manufacturer Ecochlor announced Sören Scheid will be managing the company's new office in Germany as the Regional Business Development Manager for Europe, Scandinavia and the U.K.Scheid brings to the role more than 10 years of work experience in the maritime industry, including roles in sales, process engineering and operational environmental protection.The Ecochlor ballast water management system (BWMS) uses a two-step process to treat ballast water; filtration followed by an injection of chlorine dioxide (ClO2) into the ballast lines. The system

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Svitzer Europe Names Karlsen COO

Kasper Karlsen, Senior Director at Maersk Drilling, will join Svitzer Europe as Chief Operating Officer from 1 July 2020, the company has announced today.Karlsen joins Svitzer Europe as COO after nearly 13 years with Maersk Drilling, where he has held a variety of leadership roles spanning the organization’s operational, technical and support functions. He was recently Head of Transformation Office and Customer Solutions at Maersk Drilling. Karlsen holds a Master's Degree from the Technical University of Denmark in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, along with several other business

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Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Names New Senior Management Team

is a director responsible for consultancy services within gas and LNG for the British consultancy firm Timera Energy.In 2012, Mannes helped start up the analysis company Eclipse Energy Group, when she was responsible for their gas market analyses. Eclipse became the leading gas market analysis company in Europe and was purchased by S&P in 2014.She has previously held a number of executive positions within gas and LNG sales in what was then Statoil, including as director of business development and director of gas sales.Kalmar Ildstad (56) will be Director of Exploration, production and area development

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The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

announced well over a billion dollars in port-related infrastructure, transmission infrastructure, manufacturing facilities and supply chain development.Meanwhile, in other parts of the world, offshore wind development and infrastructure is already well developed, particularly in places like northern Europe where the first offshore wind farm was erected in 1991. Unsurprisingly, many companies from those markets are looking closely at the United States as a major new opportunity, and not just for the installations, but also for design, fabrication, consulting, service and maintenance, and every other

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Reinikka Named CEO of The Switch

has taken him through various director and VP-level positions in telecommunications businesses, one of which was the Finnish stock listed company Tecnomen. He then went on to explore new opportunities and found The Switch, where he began his new professional path as a Key Account Manager for several European customers. He was promoted a few years later to head up sales in Europe and later on as the Wind Business Unit Director.Planning for the next wave of management has already started. His target is to finalize the top-level organizational structure and announce the new management team before summer


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Svitzer Names Kasper Friis Nilaus CEO

Towage operator Svitzer announced its Board of Directors has appointed Kasper Friis Nilaus, VP and current Managing Director (MD) of Svitzer Europe, to succeed Henriette Thygesen as global CEO of Svitzer A/S, effective June 15.Going forward, Nilaus will continue to report to Thygesen in her capacity as CEO of Maersk Fleet and Strategic Brands. Svitzer A/S remains a fully-owned AP Moller-Maersk company.Nilaus joined Svitzer as Business Development Manager in 2007 and has since held various global and regional positions within commercial and general management, latest as MD of Svitzer Europe -- a role

Formerly the head of WinGD's slow speed diesel and gas engines business, Rolf Stiefel joins BV as Regional Chief Executive.

Rolf Stiefel Joins Bureau Veritas as Regional Chief Executive

Bureau Veritas (BV) appointed Rolf Stiefel as its new Regional Chief Executive based in Hamburg, responsible for Central Europe - Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia. He will be based in the BV regional office in Hamburg and his appointment is effective May 1, 2020. He succeeds Dr. Hans Gaetjens who is retiring in July following a two month hand-over period.For the past 17 years Stiefel has been leading engine sales for WinGD’s slow speed diesel and gas engines including developing the market for WinGD’s X-DF gas fueled engine, at the forefront of the technical and environmental

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Danish Offshore Wind Turbine Builder Lays Off 400 Workers

Danish offshore wind turbine manufacturer Vestas will lay off 400 workers in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe and stop work on certain projects, citing the goal to „to ensure a strong focus on execution and long-term competitiveness,” and the impact of COVID-19."In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to shape societies and economies, and the industrial challenges and economic turmoil it brings will likely take years for societies to recover from. Together with the renewables industry’s changing competitive landscape, Vestas is taking steps to ensure we exit 2020 in

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MatthewsDaniel Names Cox as CEO

Advisor.Cox started his career as a Subsea Engineer in 2001 with BBP Technical Services and began his career as a Loss Adjuster when he joined MatthewsDaniel in 2006.  Based in Singapore for seven years as the Managing Director for Asia-Pacific, he returned to London in 2016 as Managing Director for Europe in 2018. Since 2019 he has held this role alongside that of Group Chief Operating Officer.Cox is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, graduating from University College London (UCL)

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