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Sören Scheid (Photo: Ecochlor)

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

Alex Gregg-Smith (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

BV Appoints Gregg-Smith as China Chief Executive

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 holds an M.Eng Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from Newcastle University. He is a Chartered Engineer and qualified LL.M Master of Law, Maritime Studies

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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Golar LNG Appoints New CFO

, utility and infrastructure companies on M&A and capital markets transactions while working for JP Morgan. During this time, he was Co-Head of Energy, Utility and Infrastructure Investment Banking in EMEA for 10 years; Head of Corporate Finance in EMEA for 3 years and Head of Investment Banking in Germany for two years. He has also been a member of the EMEA Banking Management Committee and a supervisory board member of JP Morgan AG. Since leaving JPMorgan he has worked in the UK Parliament as a Parliamentary Adviser on European, Economic and Finance legislation. Prior to joining JP Morgan, he worked

Dawn Summers - Credit: Wintershall Dea

Wintershall Dea Appoints New COO

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea will name Dawn Summers to the Executive Board and as Chief Operating Officer (COO).As COO, she will be responsible for the Business Units Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, UK and Denmark, Egypt, Libya, Algeria and UAE as of 1 June 2020.Summers has more than 25 years of extensive international experience in the oil and gas industry and has worked for BP, Genel Energy, Origin Energy, and Beach Energy, among others.For the last two years, Dawn has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Australian oil and gas producer Beach Energy. Prior to that she was Chief Operating

Patrick Jany (File photo: Clariant)

Maersk Names Jany CFO

shipping company as CFO and a member of the executive board after more than two decades with Swiss chemicals company Clariant, where he's been CFO since 2006. Prior to his role as CFO, he held several leadership positions within finance, general management and corporate development in Clariant in Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia and Spain.“I am pleased to welcome Patrick Jany to A. P. Moller - Maersk where he will play a key role in the acceleration of our strategic transformation. Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable

Olli Somerkallio has been appointed Managing Director of Foreship GmbH (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Expands to Hamburg

Naval architect and marine engineering company Foreship plans to establish a new business entity in Germany, targeting January 1, 2020 as the launch date for Foreship GmbH.The move is designed to forge closer ties with German owners, shipyards and marine engineering companies to better service existing customers and attract new ones. Foreship GmbH will be led by Managing Director Olli Somerkallio, current Head of Machinery at Helsinki-based Foreship.Foreship CEO Lauri Haavisto says that the new German operation offers firm evidence of Foreship’s plans to grow its existing cruise business,

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63 Begin Apprenticeship at Hapag-Lloyd

and the Nordakademie. They can then try out their theoretical knowledge in practice in the applicable departments at Hapag-Lloyd. Apprenticeship manager Frank Drevin added: "With over 200 apprentices at different stages in their training, Hapag-Lloyd remains the largest maritime trainer in Germany. We are extremely proud of that accomplishment, but it also obligates us to adapt our apprenticeship programs to the rapidly changing demands. We intensively promote the international focus of our training and offer our apprentices stays abroad at one of our many facilities in addition to language

Image: IRENA

Renewable Energy Brings 11 Million Jobs

, Asia hosts over three million PV jobs, nearly nine-tenths of the global total.Most of the wind industry’s activity still occurs on land and is responsible for the bulk of the sector’s 1.2 million jobs. China alone accounts for 44 per cent of global wind employment, followed by Germany and the United States.Offshore wind could be an especially attractive option for leveraging domestic capacity and exploiting synergies with the oil and gas industry.  

Dr. Mirka Wilderer (Photo: DeNora)

De Nora Names Dr. Wilderer CEO

De Nora named Dr. Mirka Wilderer to lead the company’s Water Technologies group as CEO effective June 1, 2019.  Dr. Wilderer, who joined De Nora in February 2019 as global integration director, replaces Theo Brandes who is retiring. Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Wilderer has 15 years of water industry experience in numerous countries in Europe and Asia, moving to the U.S. in 2009. She holds a doctorate in international management.

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Atals Sets Sights on Asian Offshore

for the region.Atlas is currently supporting  their clients  from their Bristol (UK) and Hoofddorp (Netherlands) offices  with permanent recruitment. Atlas’ vast, worldwide network and track record in providing professionals for nearly all of the wind farms in the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Denmark since 2008, makes it a logical choice to extend their services to the offshore wind hub in Singapore.“We are proud of the very good relationships we have with our clients. As recruitment is very time consuming and clients don’t always have access to the right professionals

Fred Jeeninga, Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

, has recently appointed Fred Jeeninga as Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia) and Maurice McKeating as Cluster Managing Director, UK South.Fred Jeeninga holds nearly 20 years of experience from the marine service industry. His work has taken him to Russia, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He has been with Svitzer since 2009, most recently as Operations Manager in Svitzer Americas before taking on his new role.Maurice McKeating has nearly 30 years of international experience, the majority of which were regional or managing director roles. He was

Raimon Strunck (53) has been appointed as MV WERFTEN's Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Photo: © MV WERFTEN

Strunk Named CTO at MV Werften

and reports to CEO Peter Fetten.Strunck has 24 years of professional experience in the shipbuilding industry. After studying mechanical engineering at the University of Hanover, he held various positions in the areas of project management, sales and planning, working for different shipyards in Germany and abroad. His experience includes three years at HDW in Kiel and 15 years at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. Most recently, Raimon Strunck served as managing director of the Neptun Shipyard in Rostock, where, amongst other things, he oversaw the construction of 14 river cruise ships, an

Image: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Runs Germany’s Largest Maritime Training Program

of them will be starting dual-track courses of study (for a Bachelor of Science degree) in the fields of Business Administration, Logistics Management, Maritime Management, Information Systems and Applied Informatics.With a total of 235 apprentices and dual-track students, Hapag-Lloyd continues to be Germany’s largest provider of training in the shipping industry. Once apprentices complete their training program, their chances of securing future employment with the company are very good: Historically, up to 90 percent of all apprenticeship graduates have subsequently been offered permanent job

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Sea Machines Quadruples Headcount in 18 Months

in Europe, is the result of multi-year strategic plans that are now positioning the company as a leader in the new marine technology space.Sea Machines’ employee growth comes on the heels of the company’s announcement in March that it had opened a second office in the port city of Hamburg, Germany, which provides convenient access to several key locations and is supporting the company’s growing demand for engineering, sales and marketing across Europe. Then, in April, Sea Machines shared that it had signed a contract with A.P. Moller-Maersk, of Copenhagen, Denmark, to trial its industry-lead

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Carnival Maritime, ENSM Partner for Cadet Training

Carnival Maritime GmbH of Hamburg, Germany, and the ENSM French Maritime Academy of Le Havre and Marseille, France, have agreed on cooperation to ensure future high standards in nautical and technical training of cadets.The aim of the collaboration is to train the next generation of qualified officers for the cruise industry and their future responsibilities, based on both the nautical and the technical IMO curriculum at the ENSM. Moreover, the collaboration aims to provide cadets with the necessary experience at sea on board the Costa Group fleet (Costa Crociere and AIDA Cruises) to qualify for STCW

Magnus Hall (Photo: Vattenfall)

Sweden's Vattenfall to Cut 1,500 Jobs

million) cost-savings programme that Vattenfall announced a year ago. "The fact that we now show a positive financial result doesn't mean that we can rest on our laurels," Vattenfall Chief Executive Magnus Hall said in a statement. Vattenfall has about 20,000 employees, primarily in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Britain. The resources freed up but the job cuts would help fund new investment and maintain the group's profitability, Hall added. After five straight years of losses, partly due to a disastrous expansion into continental Europe, Vattenfall in February swung

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