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Monday, September 23, 2019

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Ronald Spithout, President Inmarsat Maritime

Study: Ship Tech a $278B Market by 2030

market is worth $106B as a whole today, the report predicts its value rising to $278B by 2030, spurring growth for maritime startups serving the sector. The projection is based on direct input from 100 startups and two years of tracking 240 active startups by the authors’ database of maritime innovation.The report says that, in 2018, $4.2B  of digital spending went to startups and small innovators, with the rest going to corporations that also sell operational technology and hardware. However, as barriers to consume digital services at sea come down, the total spending on digital services

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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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Subsea 7 Seeks Engineers - From Any Sector

, vessels and subcontractors plus offshore survival training.Tom McNamee, Business Unit Engineering Resource & Development Manager with Subsea 7, said the program fully equips entrants to hit the ground running.“We’re looking for candidates who can bring fresh insight, ingenuity and innovation to our operations. What this program offers is a very supportive, professional and effective way to quickly fill any knowledge gaps, to ensure each candidate’s transition is as straightforward as possible. The support and encouragement the program provides, continues throughout their career

“The iDiver, a Remotely Operated Robotic Diver , performs underwater inspections on vessels and underwater structures, hence eliminating the need for divers to perform hazardous tasks under water.” (Photo: Keppel)

Keppel Wins 18 Awards at WSH 2019

category for exemplary project safety and health management systems.Keppel FELS, a subsidiary of Keppel O&M, also clinched the WSH Performance (Silver) Award for outstanding safety performance and implementation of strong WSH management systems.Four companies from the Keppel Group garnered WSH Innovation Awards, which recognize companies for creating solutions which help to improve safety and enhance operations at the workplace.Keppel FELS won two of the Innovation Awards, while the other two were won by Keppel Logistics and Keppel Merlimau Cogen. Keppel FELS' awards were for the "iDiver"

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Edda Accommodation CEO Retires

;This is a planned departure from the company. I am grateful for the journey I have been a part of, and the work we have all done together to make the Østensjø group a leading supplier of maritime services. Owner, Johannes Østensjø, has made it possible for us to focus on innovation and build new concepts. I am particularly proud of the adventure with Edda Fides and the concept Edda Accommodation," says Rokstad."Johan Rokstad has had great significance for the solid development in the company and can take much of the credit for the position the Østensjø

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V.Group Opens New Center in Mumbai

working spaces that demonstrate the company’s values, particularly care for both shore-based and sea-faring colleagues, and collaboration, whilst ensuring consistently high safety and quality standards.In line with V.Group’s strategy, the facility reflects a significant commitment to innovation and the integration of new technology, underpinned by ShipSure 2.0, V.Group’s digital platform, which enables seamless digital collaboration and information sharing between departments.The facility has also been designed to enable Project Embark, a program that seeks to transform V.Group&rsquo

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Brexit Brings Jobs to Rotterdam Port

and further align it with the city’s wish to develop a ‘next economy’ that is sustainable, digital and circular. That is why in our acquisition activities, we will be putting an even stronger focus on international companies that work on the forefront of circularity, sustainability, innovation and digitalisation,” Jeroen  said

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Maritime UK Makes Splash on Int'l Women’s Day

initiative will provide a database of women speakers for panels and conferences. Through its work, the Taskforce heard that many conference organizers claimed they were unable to identify women to speak on a relevant topic at events. The speaker bank will tag speakers with areas of expertise.Shipping Innovation, organizer of London International Shipping Week, has come onboard as a sponsor and will promote the speaker bank to Sponsors and Supporting Organizations holding events during LISW19, due to be held in London from September 9-13.  Maritime UK will also be organizing a series of public speaking

Tore Erntsen (Photo: Proserv)

Proserv Names Erntsen as CTO

facility.Prior to taking on his new role, Erntsen  was vice president, engineering and technology, within the subsea team. He joined Proserv in 2012 when the firm took over the subsea controls business of Weatherford and he has been at the forefront of the core commitment to technological innovation, and its application, providing leading edge solutions for global customers.Erntsen  holds an MSc in engineering and ICT, which he gained at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and he commenced his career in research and development (R&D) with German conglomerate Siemens

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Skills Focus for Maritime UK’s Futures Program

include:Ade McCormack - Founder of the Digital Readiness InstituteCapt. Eero Lehtovaara, AFNI - Senior Vice President, ABB Marine & PortsWilson Wong - Academic Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and DevelopmentRichard Westgarth - Head of Campaigns, BMTFreyja Lockwood - Future City and Innovation Manager, Bristol City CouncilThe Futures Program is sponsored by BMT, a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy.BMT’s CEO, Sarah Kenny, was last week announced as the next Vice Chair of Maritime UK, to serve alongside Norton Rose Global Head of Transport

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that John Hicks is President of Americas Marine & Offshore.

Hicks takes the Helm at LR Americas

Ship Sector Manager and Italy’s Marine Manager. Previously based in the U.S., he was Business Development Manager for the Americas as well as LR’s Applied Technology Group (ATG).One of the key priorities for John in his new role is continued focus on LR’s expansion of its Digital Innovation services. This single platform works independently pulling from every data stream on the asset. This helps us uncover new insights that would be missed if we looked at all the data streams separately. Along with John’s extensive experience in the passenger ship segment –a major market

Suzanne Beckstoffer, an accomplished engineering leader and business woman, the first woman president in SNAME’s 125 year history. Photo: HII/NNS

One-on-One with Suzanne Beckstoffer

software VIVID which we used to design the SEAWOLF submarine.Later, I managed the waterfront installation and production testing of our $40 million robotic cutting and welding lines called the Automated Steel Factory.During early development of the FORD Class aircraft carrier program, I worked with our Innovation Center and the Navy to identify cost-saving technologies for the new ship design. Then I had the chance to lead our Research & Development organization for several years, an exciting opportunity to explore more innovations for our key product lines and manufacturing processes. One project I&rsquo

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Students Aim to Improve Stevedore Working Conditions

A Finland-Singapore Maritime Innovation camp was held September 23 to 28 in Singapore, where corporate partners MacGregor and PSA Corporation asked student to find a way to reduce the stress level of stevedores while working on board.The students from Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore worked on the challenge during an intensive one-week camp, with the team presentations and results announced during the closing gala. MacGregor said the judging panel had a difficult task in selecting the winning team

Kendra MacDonald (Photo: OSC)

MacDonald to Lead Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

the country’s most significant and sustainable value-creating economic segments.The OSC is an industry-led collaboration that is created around a critical mass of ocean-based companies in Atlantic Canada to tackle the shared challenges of multiple ocean sectors through a collaborative program of innovation activities. The OSC is a national undertaking, with investment from companies in eight provinces and one territory, and linkages initiated with indigenous groups and international partners.The Ocean Supercluster is one of five superclusters receiving federal support as a part of the Innovation

Dan-Bunkering DMCC Welcomes Three New Bunker Traders

in its Dubai office.Benedek Nagy was born and raised in Hungary, however, at the age of 18 he moved to Denmark to study International Shipping and Trade as well as gain experience within the shipping industry.Fabio Rossetti grew up in Denmark and holds a graduate diploma in Managerial Economics and Innovation Management from Copenhagen Business School.Nemish Jose is of Indian descent. He is an MBA Port & Shipping Management graduate from Indian Maritime University and speaks English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil. Furthermore, he has six years of experience from the bunker business.The Middle eastern

Cathrine Armour (Photo: UKHO)

UKHO Names Armour Director of Customer Division

using satellite technology. Armour also led the development of the Ordnance Survey’s Geovation Hub and accelerator program. An award-winning initiative, Geovation has helped many UK start-ups find innovative uses for geospatial data.Armour is also a leading commentator on the economic power of innovation, and is a guest lecturer at the University of Exeter’s Business School. In 2016, her work to facilitate international collaboration and cooperation in environmental data for sustainable development was recognized as a finalist for the WISE International Open Source Award sponsored by Bloomberg

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USMMA Earns ABET Accreditation

, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.  The accreditation assures the academic programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.“We are very pleased with today’s ABET accreditation notification and congratulate the Marine Engineering Department on maintaining this qualification,” said Rear Admiral James A. Helis, Superintende

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