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John Barnard (Photo: Gibdock)

Barnard Joins Gibdock as Commercial Director

Science in 2008, Barnard began his career as a naval architect at Cammell Laird in the U.K. Barnard has garnered extensive experience as a ship manager, successfully overseeing projects such as military refits, passenger ferry conversions and lengthening initiatives, in-service support contracts and offshore mobilizations and de-mobilizations. Notably, he has served as Project Director for prestigious projects, including three new build ferries and the Type 45 Power Improvement Project. In his previous role as Technical Director at Cammell Laird, Barnard was responsible for leading the technical, bids

Hovland Øverlie (Photo: Edda Wind)

Edda Wind Names Øverlie CFO

Norwegian offshore wind vessel owner Edda Wind announced it has appointed Hermann Hovland Øverlie as its new chief financial officer (CFO) following the resignation of Tom Johan Austrheim. Øverlie will join Edda Wind March 1, 2024.Øverlie is currently senior vice president of business development at Flex LNG and was previoulsy CFO at Amar Group. Øverlie has also extensive experience from financial/liquidity planning, risk management and financial analysis from Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers and DnB. He holds a master’s degree in financial economics from BI Norwegian

Joe Rella (Photo: St. Johns Ship Building)

St. Johns Ship Building Names Joe Rella as President

aluminum vessels."Founded in the mid 2000s, St. Johns Ship Building builds and repairs various vessel types in both steel and aluminum. Acquired by Libra Group's Americraft Marine in 2022, the shipyard in recent years has been building a series of crew transfer vessels (CTV) to support the offshore wind industry

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Copenhagen Offshore Partners Names Co-CEOs to Lead Philippines Operations

Offshore wind developer Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) announced Rune Damgaard and Jesper Krarup Holst will serve as Co-CEOs of the group’s operations in the Philippines, including development of three offshore wind sites totalling 2 GW of capacity which are owned by a Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) managed fund.Damgaard transitions into the role after serving as Deputy CEO and Procurement Director at COP for the group’s 500 MW Feng Miao 1 project in Taiwan. Holst, a Partner at COP, brings unrivalled global offshore wind experience including leadership of projects through the

Phil Wilson (Photo: Partrac)

Partrac Hires Wilson as Business Development Director

Metocean and marine consulting services provider Partrac announced it has appointed Phil Wilson as its new business development director.Wilson brings over 25 years of experience to the role, having worked in offshore energy, marine construction and dredging industries, with a recent focus on the offshore renewables sector.Wilson said, “It is a really exciting time to be joining the Partrac team to support the service development plans and extend the company’s reach and presence globally during 2024 and beyond.”

Stinne Taiger Ivø appointed Deputy Secretary General at BIMCO. Image courtesy BIMCO

Ivø Appointed Deputy Secretary General at BIMCO

the Contracts & Support department. Prior to working at BIMCO, Ivø headed the claims department of marine insurer Skuld (Copenhagen), worked at Danish Shipping (formerly known as the Danish Shipowners’ Association) and as a lawyer at Gorrissen Federspiel’s department for Shipping/Offshore/Transportation. She holds a PhD in international company law and a Master of Laws, both from the University of Copenhagen.As part of the leadership team, Ivø will be representing one of the major business areas at BIMCO, Contracts & Clauses, as the shipping industry is facing an increase

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Back to School: Virtual Field Trip for 27,000 Students onboard Saipem 7000

As the maritime and offshore industries cumulatively search for ways to attract the 'next generation,' Saipem has come up with an innovative approach that gives thousands of students the ability to virtually visit work in the offshore environment: two days on board a naval vessel engaged in the construction of a large wind farm in the North Sea. This is the experience that almost 27,000 elementary and middle school students from over 850 cities were able to live thanks to an exclusive virtual and interactive school trip organized by Saipem, the Italian engineering services company for the

Lucas Cribley (Photo: C-Innovation)

C-Innovation Names Cribley Business Development Manager

Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) affiliate C-Innovation (C-I) has welcomed back Lucas Cribley as its new business development manager.During his more than 20-year career, Cribley worked as the program manager and first employee in a joint venture start-up between ECO and FMC Technologies, in which he secured and managed major Inspection, Maintenance, & Repair (IMR), light construction, and Riserless Light Well Intervention (RWLI) projects. As a senior manager at TechnipFMC, Cribley helped lead the development and delivery of new business lines in Life of Field (LoF) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV).

(File photo: Seatrium)

Seatrium Names Adrian Teng CFO

to his current appointment, Teng was Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Clifford Capital Holdings, with responsibilities in finance, treasury, strategy, technology and corporate operations.Seatrium was formed earlier this year through the merger of Sembcorp Marine and Keppel Offshore & Marine.Chris Ong, CEO of Seatrium said, “Since the combination, we have built a capable leadership core with a diverse talent pool comprising both internal and external hires. We are pleased to have Adrian join the Seatrium team to further solidify our management bench strength. Adrian

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16,000 Extra Workers Needed in UK’s Offshore Wind Sector by 2030

A new labor forecasting tool (LFT) is predicting around 16,000 additional workers could be needed in the UK’s offshore wind industry by 2030, and 12,000 extra workers will be needed specifically for carbon capture and hydrogen projects by 2027.  It also highlights a significant increase in demand for workers in the West of Shetland oil and gas basin.The new resource, the first of its kind to focus on the engineering construction industry (ECI), provides insights into workforce numbers across regions and sectors, including oil and gas, up to 2035, predicting trends and potential future

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Talos Energy Names Spath EVP & Head of Operations

as Senior Vice President of Operations and has held positions as Senior Vice President of Drilling and Production Operations, Vice President of Production Operations, and Drilling Manager since joining Talos in 2013. He brings over 28 years of energy industry experience spanning roles in engineering, offshore operations, deepwater drilling, and senior management. Spath began his career at McDermott as a Process Engineer, followed by over eight years at Marathon Oil Corporation, leading offshore projects as a Facilities Engineer, Production Foreman, and Deepwater Drilling Engineer. Spath served as an

Alicia Barton (File photo courtesy FirstLight Power)

Alicia Barton Named CEO of Vineyard Offshore

U.S.-based offshore wind developer Vineyard Offshore on Monday announced it has named Alicia Barton as the company’s new CEO, starting in January.Barton will take over for Lars T. Pedersen, who has led the company since it was founded in 2022 and before that led the team developing Vineyard Wind, the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the United States, now under construction.“I had the pleasure of working with Alicia during the very early days of the Vineyard Wind project and know she brings an outstanding mix of skills and talent to Vineyard Offshore,” Pedersen said.

 Fredrik Witte will be CEO of Corvus Energy from January 1st 2024 Photo Silje Katrine Robinson

Corvus Energy Names Fredrik Witte as New CEO

Corvus Energy, a Norway-based provider of battery energy storage solutions and fuel cell systems for maritime, offshore and port applications, has appointed Fredrik Witte as the new CEO, starting January 1, 2024.  Until Witte starts, CFO Mette Rokne Hanestad will serve as the Interim CEO.Witte joins from his position as the Managing Director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition. Commenting on the new appointment, Chairman of the Board, Mikael  Mäkinen, said: "Corvus Energy is entering an important phase where the company will continue to build on a strong foundation and maintain its

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ACE Winches Urges Industry to Invest in Young Talent

the next generation,” Cheyne said.“Many of our earlier ACE-trained apprentices and engineering graduates are now team leaders and business unit managers across the business. We have to make sure the company has a pipeline of future talent to support our ambitious growth plans.“Our offshore service business has grown through our offering of experienced highly skilled multi-disciplined engineers and technicians, bolstered by our business support functions. We have a team of over 200 highly experienced individuals, who take on client challenges and transform them into creative, innovative

Prosafe CEO Terje Askvig - Credit: Prosafe

Terje Askvig Joins Prosafe as New CEO

Prosafe, an offshore accommodation rig provider, has welcomed Terje Askvig as its new CEO."Terje brings extensive experience from shipping, oil service and private equity and has among others experience from Eitzen Chemical, Fred Olsen & Co and Triton Partners. His experience and track record fit well with Prosafe’s strategic agenda in a clearly improving market for high-end offshore accommodation. We look forward to working closely with Terje, aiming to propel the company's growth and ensure that we deliver safe and efficient operations," Prosafe said.During his period as a

Christy Guthman (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Guthman VP of Business Development for Wind Services

Crowley has named offshore wind veteran Christy Guthman as vice president of business development for its Wind Services business as the company grows in the clean, sustainable energy sector.Guthman most recently served as executive general manager of sales and commercial operations for GE Offshore Wind. During her tenure there, she built the company’s North American sales, marketing and supply chain strategy. Guthman also worked as General Electric’s senior sales director for the western U.S. and Mexico.“Christy Guthman will bring to Crowley her industry leadership and experience

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M3 Marine (Offshore Brokers) UK Ltd Appoints Robert Day as Managing Director

M3 Marine (Offshore Brokers) UK Ltd (M3OBUK) – a newly established London-based broking company focusing on the offshore and renewables sectors, announced on Tuesday the appointment of Robert Day as its Managing Director.Day brings with him almost a decade of experience, having previously held the role of Associate Director and Head of Offshore at VesselsValue, where he ran the offshore desk which specialized in valuations, broking, market analysis, and business development with a focus on offshore support vessels, construction vessels, and rigs.A subsidiary of Singapore-based M3 Marine Group

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