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BMT Names Godwin APAC Business Development Director

; Advisory Council and deputy chair of the Defense Industry Skills Council.Godwin's appointment comes as BMT is set to announce Singapore as its strategic hub for Asia.“With Singapore as our hub in Asia, we will continue to expand our long-standing presence in countries such as Vietnam, South Korea and Japan and aim to strengthen and expand partnerships in the region. Leveraging our global experience, we are looking forward to expanding into Defense markets in the region from Singapore, which is already a BMT hub for maritime design, infrastructure and environmental solutions.” Godwin said

A Dana Petroleum FPSO in the North Sea

Dana Petroleum Names New CEO

Dana Petroleum, a North Sea-focused subsidiary of South Korea's KNOC, has appointed Jongwoo Kim as its new CEO.Kim joins Dana Petroleum from its parent company Korea National Oil Corporation.Jongwoo succeeds the previous CEO Yongwoo Kang who has returned to Korea to take up the role of Senior Executive Vice President – E&P at KNOC. Kang will continue his association with Dana as chairman of the Dana Board of DirectorsThe new CEO of Dana Petroleum joined KNOC in 1992 and has worked in many different areas of the business including New Ventures, managing subsidiary companies, the oil

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AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

, which in turn will help drive AqualisBraemar’s continued growth across the South East Asia region,” says David Wells, CEO of AqualisBraemar.Phil Lenox will continue in his role as regional managing director for the Asia Pacific region, overseeing operations in China including Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and the regional hub, Singapore

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Dolphin Drilling names HSEQ Director

for Total Well Delivery on the Equinor Peregrino 3;  assisted Transocean with the AOC process for Transocean Norge drilling rig; Responsible for AOC process and UK Safety Case for Island innovator and Island Drilling drilling units; Songa Offshore AOC Compliance Manager for the Cat D project in South Korea for Songa Endurance, Songa Equinox, Songa Encourage, and Songa Enabler rigs, and Odfjell Drilling QHSE Manager Mobile Units, Deepsea Atlantic, Deepsea Stavanger and Deepsea Bergen

Kenneth Vareide (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Appoints New Digital Solutions CEO

. Veracity acts as a secure repository for data and allows companies to access services from DNV GL or verified third parties.Vareide started in DNV GL in 1996 as a trainee and has since served in different positions and capacities across DNV GL's business areas and regions (Houston, London, Busan (South-Korea) and Høvik), providing classification, technical and management advisory services to the maritime and oil & gas industries. He holds a master’s degree in Naval Architecture from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a master’s degree in Technology

Atals Sets Sights on Asian Offshore

region  – are increasingly looking to recruit professionals for permanent roles," pointed out offshore specialist recruiter.The offshore wind sector in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is growing at a remarkable rate. The APAC offshore wind capacity will rise mainly in China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan the coming years. New markets such as India, Thailand, Australia and Vietnam will start within five years. This growth poses a serious manpower challenge for companies involved in this region, simply because it is growing so quickly. Next to this, the Asia-Pacific needs to rely

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Croatian Shipbuilders Strike Again Over Late Salary

shareholder. Other owners include several local banks and the country's top insurer, Croatia Osiguranje.Croatia's once-prosperous shipbuilding industry has struggled to survive since independence from Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. It has lost business to Asian shipbuilders, such as those in South Korea, missing opportunities to modernise and produce more sophisticated vessels.($1 = 6.4485 kuna)($1 = 0.8684 euros)(Reporting by Igor Ilic; Editing by Dale Hudson

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Croatian Shipyard Workers to End Strike, Future Uncertain

.The workers now want new management to be appointed to restructure the business.Croatia's once prosperous shipbuilding industry has been struggling to survive since the country's independence from Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. It has gradually lost business to Asian shipbuilders, such as South Korea, missing opportunities to modernise and produce more sophisticated vessels.Loss-making Uljanik's problems are also a potential threat to state coffers as the government has extended guarantees worth several hundred million euros for loans to the shipbuilder.Workers control less than 50 percent

SENER  appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the Engineering and Construction area. Photo: Sener

Cudós Tapped to Lead Engineering and Construction for SENER

country manager of SENER in Mexico. SENER's Engineering and Construction area, which will be managed by Cudós, comprises three Business Units: Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine. It has branches in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, China, United Arab Emirates, Spain, USA, Morocco, Mexico, Portugal, UK, and South Africa.Cudós joined SENER in October 2012 in the energy sector. He worked as Assistant Project Manager in the biomass plant for ENCE in Mérida (Spain). Later, he was the Project Manager for

S.Korea: Five Shipbuilding Regions get "Industry Crisis" tag

South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said on Tuesday the government will designate five key shipbuilding centres on the country's south coast as "industry crisis" zones eligible for economic support.   The areas include Dong-gu in the city of Ulsan, Geoje-si of Kyong-nam province and Jinhae-gu of Changwon, as well as Tongyeong and Mokpo in the southwest coast.   These areas are home to heavy shipping and shipbuilding companies and have struggled with high unemployment in recent years.   A copy of the minister's speech released from the ministry showed the government

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Morén Rejoins MJP

Marine Jet Power (MJP) welcomed Nils Morén as International Sales Manager responsible for sales in Israel, India, Taiwan and South Korea. In this role Nils will be responsible for business development and customer relations, reporting to MJP CEO, Magnus Sörenson. Nils originally joined MJP in 1996, during which time he was mainly responsible for sales for 14 years. During his tenure Nils was a key player and helped secure many notable contracts including orders worldwide. Most recently Nils was responsible for sales and marketing for Swedish based Swede Ship group of companies where he

Nils Morén  (Photo: MJP)

MJP Welcomes Back Morén as International Sales Manager

Marine Jet Power (MJP) has welcomed Nils Morén as International Sales Manager responsible for sales in Israel, India, Taiwan and South Korea. In this role Nils will be responsible for business development and customer relations, reporting to MJP CEO, Magnus Sörenson.   Morén originally joined MJP in 1996, during which time he was mainly responsible for sales for 14 years. During his tenure Morén was a key player and helped secure many notable contracts including orders worldwide.   Most recently Morén was responsible for sales and marketing for Swedish

Maersk Drilling Axes Dozens of Staff

employment is terminated, according to the WARN notice.   The termination will likely be permanent unless the company secures a new contract for the Viking.   The Maersk Viking drillship was delivered to Maersk Drilling in February 2014 by Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea.   Previously, the Maersk Viking was operating for Exxon Mobil Corp. on the Julia field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico up until Dec. 2017, according to a company press release.  

Jaecheol Lee, Harris Pye Country Manager for South Korea

Harris Pye Opens Korea Office

Harris Pye opened a new office in Busan in South Korea to keep pace with the demand by Korean shipowners and operators eager to bring their LNG carriers to shipyards in Korea for dry docking and inspection, repair or modification of their boilers. Newly appointed Harris Pye Country Manager Jaecheol Lee said that previously LNG carriers were dry-docking in Singapore, "but now owners prefer to bring them to Korea. This has enabled Harris Pye to set up a new office and offer repair and inspection services using our skilled workforce from our Singapore and Japan facilities initially for all necessary

Samsung Heavy Industries Replaces CEO

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries named Joonou Nam as its new chief executive officer on Monday after Park Dae-young resigned to take responsibility for the firm’s losses.   The shipbuilder’s shares plunged last week as it forecast a fourth straight year of operating losses and announced a rights issue.   Nam previously oversaw Samsung Heavy’s shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.     (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin and Joyce Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)

Steen Lund (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director

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 Maersk was Senior

Tomi Gardemeister, CEO and President, Evac Group

EVAC to be Acquired by Bridgepoint

by private equity group Bridgepoint. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Evac was established in 1979 and to date has successfully completed over 20,000 marine, 2,000 offshore, and 2,000 building projects for customers around the world. The company has offices in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, South Korea, Norway, Sweden, and the USA, as well as representatives in more than 40 countries. Since 2014 Evac has been owned by the IK VII Fund. In the course of the fund’s ownership, Evac has achieved strong growth, with turnover increasing by 55% and, in 2016, exceeding €100 million for the

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