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NPD Director General Ingrid Sølvberg - Credit/NPD

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Names New Senior Management Team

the University of Bergen. Today, he is the Director of exploration in the NPD in a rotating position, a position he has held since 2017.He has previously been the head of Shell’s exploration activity in Norway and has held a global role within resource evaluation at Shell’s office in the Netherlands. Torgeir is extensively familiar with the industry and public administration and has solid expertise and experience with a number of the most important disciplines the position is responsible for

David Roodenburg (Photo: Huisman)

David Roodenburg Takes Over as Huisman CEO

David Roodenburg is the third generation from the Roodenburg family to become CEO of the Netherlands-based equipment manufacturer Huisman.His father, Joop Roodenburg, is currently active as President after he appointed Theo Bruijninckx CEO in April 2018, with the objective to prepare the company for the next generation. Bruijninckx will remain active in Huisman in his role as the company’s CFO.Since 1980, Huisman has been owned and led by the Roodenburg family, growing from 20 employees to 2,000 to date. Joop took over from his father Ies Roodenburg in 1990.“I am very proud to handover the

Marc van Heyningen (Photo: Damen Shipyards Group)

Damen Names Van Heyningen COO

. This completes the Executive Board of the leading Dutch maritime solutions provider.Marc is a MSc in Civil Structural Engineering at Delft University and has spent the vast majority of his career working for Fluor Corporation in various general and operations management positions in, for example, The Netherlands, The UK, India and the USA. His last role was Vice President of Operations based in Fluor Company Headquarters in Dallas, Texas.Van Heyningen is the successor to Jan-Wim Dekker, who started as Chief Commercial Officer on 1 January. In addition to CEO Arnout Damen, Dekker and Van Heyningen, Andreas

Nikos Papapanagiotou  (Photo: C-Job Naval Architect)

C-Job Naval Architect Opens Athens Office

, offshore (wind) and mega yachts. The company also has a dedicated Research and Development department which focuses on new ways to improve and be innovative with both its designs and creation process.C-Job currently has five offices worldwide with its headquarters on the outskirts of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Last Summer it opened an office in Houston, Texas to be closer to its American clients and further explore the US market

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

Alexandra Thomas has joined Neptune Energy as UK Managing Director, based in Aberdeen. Credit: Neptune Energy (The image has been cropped)

Neptune Energy Names UK MD

, and Commercial for Ghana.She has 18 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, starting her career with assignments in both Shell and Equinor before joining Tullow as a result of its acquisition of the Vattenfall assets in 2011.She has held a number of senior leadership roles in the UK, Netherlands, Norway and, most recently, in Ghana where she was responsible for both new venture exploration and development.Thomas has a PhD in Applied Fluids Dynamics and a First Class Master of Physics with Honours from the University of Edinburgh.Pierre Girard, currently Interim Managing Director of UK

Taro Kitamura (Photo: Yanmar)

Kitamura Named President of YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL

(YMI) and head of YANMAR’s Recreational Marine Business Unit.Effective from April 1, the 30-year company veteran will replace current YMI President Shiori Nagata, who has been promoted within YANMAR Holdings Co. Ltd. in Japan after overseeing a strong five-year period of growth for the Netherlands-based recreational marine division.Taro joined YANMAR head office in 1990 as Procurement Buyer, moving to the International Procurement Office at YANMAR Europe and then YANMAR Italy from 2000 to 2005 before completing 10 years with YANMAR Co. Ltd. as Procurement Manager. After spending the last

At the 2019 CEDA Dredging Days, IADC’s Secretary General René Kolman (right) bestows the 2nd Young Author Award 2019 to Ms Liesbeth De Keukelaere (left) for her contribution to the paper “Mapping water quality with drones – test case in Texel”. Photo: IADC

De Keukelaere Wins IADC "Young Author Award"

“stimulate the promotion of new ideas and encourage younger men and women in the dredging industry”. The award is granted at industry-leading conferences, with a winning young author selected from the proceedings of the CEDA Dredging Days 2019, held on November 7-8, 2019, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.Ms De Keukelaere was selected as the Young Author Award winner for the co-authoring of the research paper “Mapping water quality with drones – test case in Texel”.A pilot test case at the Prins Hendrikzanddijk project in Texel, the Netherlands, was organized end October 2018

Agne Damidaviciute (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Welcomes Damidaviciute

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. in Stamford, CT, has announced the employment of Agne Damidaviciute as Purchaser.Damidaviciute  comes from a similar position at a company based in The Netherlands, enabling her to add value to the office in Stamford, CT, in terms of procurement experience from day one.She is, however, neither American nor Dutch, but was born and raised in Lithuania, and entered the shipping industry in 2016.Before joining Dan-Bunkering, her education and professional career brought her to Denmark, Brazil and the Netherlands, and finally Stamford, CT, as per September 1, 2019.  

Frank Relou  (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Expands European Sales Force

, such as aquaculture, hydrographic and UXO surveying, dredging and oil-spill response. He also will support the company’s advanced situational awareness technology trials currently being piloted on an A.P. Moller-Maersk container ship that calls regularly in Rotterdam.Relou is based in The Netherlands with responsibility over Europe, Middle East and African regions.Strengths developed during Relou’s nearly three-decades-long career include persistence and perseverance, as well as the ability to build lasting relationships with clients. His diverse career has spanned the ship-building

Arno van Poppel (Photo: N-Sea)

N-Sea Names New Chief Executive

N-Sea Holding announced Thursday it has appointed Arno van Poppel as Chief Executive of the Netherlands based subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services provider.van Poppel succeeds Gerard Keser, who steps down from his current role after eight years with the company to take up a position on the company’s advisory board.With a solid track record in the marine contracting environment, van Poppel has contributed to the growth and transformation of companies such as Fabricom and Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles (formally VBMS), creating market leaders renowned for their innovative

Wärtsilä NTPRO 5000 simulator software is designed to provide highly realistic training. (Photo:Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä Sim Software for Dutch Training

Software solutions from Wärtsilä have been selected for installation in three maritime training centers in The Netherlands.The turnkey systems is designed to allow training to commence immediately following the site acceptance. The systems have been ordered by the Rotterdam based STC Group, an international maritime transport and logistics education provider. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in April 2019.The Wärtsilä Navi-Trainer Professional (NTPRO) 5000 software will enable the teaching of the latest approaches to navigation, and equip trainees with the skills needed

Matthew Gordon (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Targets Growth in Europe

Integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has appointed Matthew Gordon as regional vice president for the Europe & UK to oversee the company’s growth and expansion plans in the region. He will be based in Aberdeen, UK.With offices in the UK and the Netherlands, Unique Group has more than 25 years of experience in Europe with a track record in the subsea construction, diving and IRM industries. Gordon is now heading the region with immediate effect.Gordon has over 22 years of experience in the subsea oil and gas industry, with previous senior management roles held in

Anders Lindmark (Photo: Alfa Laval)

Alfa Laval’s Lindmark Takes on New Role

for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. Besides cementing itself as the leading ballast water treatment solution, the system became a forerunner with U.S. Coast Guard type approval and was first to be certified according to the IMO revised G8 guidelines.Lindmark’s new role is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where he will drive the continued development of Alfa Laval’s SOx scrubber offering. Like PureBallast 3, Alfa Laval PureSOx has established itself among today’s foremost compliance solutions.Next year will be important for both ballast water treatment and exhaust gas cleaning, with

Grool Named CEO at ZEABORN Ship Management

will now be able to focus on other tasks within the Zech Group.”In the course of a career spanning 39 years, Grool learned the ropes in the ship management sector from scratch. After graduating as a Master of Science in Maritime and Transport Technology from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, he embarked on an international career as a marine engineer, eventually holding executive positions as managing director and board member of renowned companies across the globe. Over the various stages of his professional life, Grool has worked in many different parts of the world, ranging from

Image: Atlas Professionals

Atals Sets Sights on Asian Offshore

and training senior-level people here”, says Edgare Kerkwijk. He  joined Atlas Professionals as Strategic Director Renewables APAC in Singapore and will lead this initiative 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

Dennis de Roos (Photo: Fairline Yachts)

Fairline Appoints de Roos

brings a wealth of experience from across a range of business industries, starting his career across the hospitality and services sector, followed by 10 years with General Motors and 5 years with Ingersoll Rand, developing its sales networks and delivering sustainable growth.de Roos was born in the Netherlands, where he grew up at the family boating business. The family business meant moving to different parts of the world such as the Far East, USA, and Europe. de Roos did his secondary studies in France and completed a Master of Science and MBA in the US, with a clear focus on international management

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