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Renewable Energy Brings 11 Million Jobs

energy industries have remained relatively concentrated in a handful of major markets, such as China, the United States and the European Union.Increasingly, however, East and Southeast Asian countries have emerged alongside China as key exporters of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Countries including Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam were responsible for a greater share of growth in renewables jobs last year, which allowed Asia to maintain a 60 per cent share of renewable energy jobs worldwide.“Beyond climate goals, governments are prioritising renewables as a driver of low-carbon economic growth

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Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

so many of our students and captains are travelling to attend MCA courses here in Phuket.  Over the last twelve months we have welcomed professional seafarers from USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, France and the UK, in addition to our local  student groups from Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Indonesia.”Now with more than 20 MCA approved courses being delivered each month, Galileo Maritime Academy is expecting similar growth in international students from the cruise ship and offshore oil & gas industries, partly due to the growth in cruise ship operations

Fran├žois Dupont (Photo: Naval Group)

Naval Group Names Dupont Director, International Trade

a third currently. François Dupont joined Naval Group at the age of 54 as Director of the International Trade department after having dedicated 28 years of his career to the export market. A graduate of Columbia University, he spent 18 years with Thales, as manager of the Thales subsidiary in Malaysia then in India. Since 2011, he headed France and export trade at the Thales sonar subsidiary. The International Trade Department (DCI) is responsible for order taking and sales follow-up through to the signature of the contracts and their amendments for export trade in the Group's vessels, services

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Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director

Radio Holland has appointed Steen Brodsgaard Lund as Regional Director Asia. He will be responsible for Radio Holland’s operations in Asia, with offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.   Lund is a Danish national, and developed his career over the past 28 years while living in Pakistan, South Korea, India, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. He began his career in the maritime industry in 1987 as a Trainee at A.P. Moller Maersk in Denmark, and spent 21 years in the group holding in a variety of commercial and operational leadership positions. His last assignment at A.P. Moller

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Vryhof Expands Its Global Footprint

Offshore Group is an integrated provider of rigging and mooring equipment and services primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry. Under the terms of the agreement with Vryhof Anchors, Franklin will market and resell Vryhof’s anchoring and mooring equipment in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Vryhof Anchors will provide engineering support to Franklin as and when required

Cranes Boost For EnerMech in Malaysia

Engineering services specialist EnerMech has won its first contract to provide crane personnel in Malaysia.   The company will provide training services and supply up to 70 offshore crane operators for a major oil and gas Operator on projects located offshore in the South China Sea.   The five year multi-million-pound contract will see EnerMech deploy a crane simulator to its Kemaman base for the assessment and training of offshore crane operators assigned to the contract.   EnerMech international director of mechanical handling services, John Morrison, said: “This is our

Mistry Resigns as a Director of Bumi Armada

Malaysia-based international offshore energy facilities and services provider Bumi Armada Berhad  has announced that its Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director, Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry, has resigned from the Board of Directors of the Group. Mistry joined the Board of Bumi Armada in October 2014. Mistry is the Chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji group, a conglomerate involved in construction, real estate, infrastructure and renewable energy.

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Rigmarine Opens Aberdeen Facility

to serve the offshore oil and gas, renewables, construction, break bulk, shipping and marine industries, joins other Rigmarine locations in Baku, Azerbaijan; Aktau, Kazakhstan; and Sharjah, UAE. As part of the Gaylin Group, this is the 10th international hub alongside others in Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, China and Indonesia. Mike Duncan, managing director of the Gaylin Group of companies, said, “The facility gives Aberdeen a new source of heavy-lift rigging available on short- or long-term rental at respectable prices and with low lead times. We will hold the largest stock of

Paul Douglas (Photo: MDL)

MDL Hires Douglas in Asia-Pacific

has come as the next step in the company’s Global Business Development strategy, looking to bring MDL cost-saving innovation to wider markets utilising flex-lay equipment. To date, MDL equipment and personnel have been deployed on a number of offshore and onshore projects in the region, including Malaysia and Australia

From left: Agnesmary Selvam, Nourlinaeim Bin Ramlee, Mohd Rashidi Bin Ramli, Mohd Hanafiah Bin Mohamad, Rajalingam A/L Raman (Branch Manager), Uvarajan S/O Goval (Assistant Manager), Mohd Ariff Rezuan Bin Roslan and Vickneswari Periasamy. (Photo:Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Opens Office in Malaysia

Radio Holland Malaysia opened a new office in Johor, Malaysia to support shipping in the ports of Johor and the vicinity. Over the years, Radio Holland Malaysia has expanded its business to the Southern Region of Malaysia known as Gelang Patah, Johor. With this new office, Radio Holland Malaysia aims to be close by to perform service in the ports of Johor. Already with an office in Port Klang, the new office is located near Malaysia’s container terminal, The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) located at the confluence of the main east-west shipping lanes. One of PTP's key advantages is that it

Technip Recertified to Gender Equality Standards

Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for gender equality in the workplace, including the group’s headquarters and the Innovation and Technology center both located in Paris, as well as Technip’s manufacturing plants in Le Trait, France, and Vitoria, Brazil. With Australia, Malaysia, the U.K., United Arab Emirates and the U.S. certified last year, Technip counts eight countries EDGE Certified and remains the first and only company in the energy industry to achieve this certification.   EDGE is a global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender

Ed Sheridan (Photo: AccessESP)

AccessESP Names Sheridan Asia Pacific Region Manager

AccessESP, a provider of rigless electric submersible pump (ESP) conveyance solutions for the worldwide oil industry, has appointed Ed Sheridan as its Asia Pacific region manager. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he will be responsible for increasing market share in the region.    Prior to joining AccessESP, Sheridan worked for nine years with Baker Hughes Artificial Lift in the United Kingdom in a variety of sales, technical and operational positions. Most recently, Sheridan worked as AccessESP’s product line manager for Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Australia. Sheridan has

Nick Sheperd (Photo: Wikborg Rein)

Wikborg Rein Bolsters London Team

in Turkey, Oman, Jordan, India and Ethiopia. He has advised on construction and energy disputes throughout the Middle East, acted on international arbitrations arising out of major projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, India and Sri Lanka, and on disputes arising from FPSOs in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brazil.   Also joining Wikborg Rein from K&L Gates, as a senior lawyer, is Mary Lindsay. Lindsay’s practice concentrates on international arbitration. She is primarily concerned with disputes arising out of complex construction, infrastructure and energy projects

Genting chairman Lim Kok Thay, third from left, at Wismar, Germany at the signing ceremony for the fleet order. Photo: Genting Hong Kong

Genting HK Orders 10 Cruise Ships Worth $4 bln

 Genting Hong Kong, a unit of Malaysia's gaming giant Genting, is building 10 cruise ships worth 3.5 billion euros ($4 billion) in anticipation of higher demand from the Chinese market.   Genting has signed an order for 10 ships with the Lloyd Werft Group, comprising two mega cruise ships for Star Cruises and eight vessels for Crystal Cruises.   "We are focused on delivering a world-class vacation experience for Chinese cruise passengers," said Genting and Genting Hong Kong Chairman Lim Kok Thay.   The signing ceremony was attended by Uwe Beckmeyer, State Secretary

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Shipyard Takeover in Northern Germany

The tradition of shipbuilding in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to be continued – with new focus on cruise ships   An investor has been found in Malaysia’s Genting Group to enable the continued existence of the three shipyards in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund. The takeover contract was signed in Hamburg on Tuesday this week. In the weeks following the conclusion of the applicable checks by the authorities, the takeover will become final and business operations will be transferred to the Genting Group. At the start of the year Genting, a major cooperation with worldwide operations

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Petronas to Cut about 1,000 Positions

Malaysia's Petronas announced it is making about 1,000 positions redundant and is reshuffling some senior executives after a strategic review, as the state-owned oil and gas company tries to cope with the hit from a plunge in oil prices.   Petronas, or Petroliam Nasional Bhd, is one of the biggest employers of Malaysians and has a staff of about 51,000 people, according to its 2014 annual report.   A 70 percent slump in crude prices since mid-2014 has been squeezing the finances of oil companies globally, including those of Petronas, which makes up about a third of the Malaysian government

Radio Holland Singapore Appoints General Manager

Manager. Danny Tan was welcomed back to Radio Holland at the official office opening ceremony on his return to the Group after four years away. Tan has more than 30 years of experience in the maritime business of which some 17 years were spent with Radio Holland. He is well known in Singapore and Malaysia. The new office is located in the center of Singapore, in a district where much of the maritime community and Radio Holland customers are based.   Present at the opening of the new office was Dé Slager, who was appointed in an advisory function for Radio Holland in September of this

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