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Marine Engineering Skills Gap to be Explored

The issue of the skills gap in the marine sector is to come under the spotlight as part of London International Shipping Week 2013 when the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and specialist engineering recruitment agency Matchtech will hold an invitation only roundtable to discuss and debate the topic. Chaired by Rear Admiral Nigel Guild CB, Chairman of the Engineering Council, and a Past President of IMarEST, the roundtable, taking place on Monday, September 9 at IMarEST headquarters in London, will attract key organizations from the marine industry, defense, academia and training, providing those taking part with the opportunity to discuss the skills shortages in marine engineering within the sector. There is also a questionnaire aimed to get at getting a broader view of the skills gap in the sector; this and can be filled out by visiting is open to all, and can be completed at: http://surveys.imarest.org/index.php/649737/lang-en. “We are really looking forward to exploring topics such as the size and level of concern of the skills gap in the marine sector; where the recruitment of future marine engineers will come from; the value of marine engineering as a career; and the steps the industry is taking to address these issues. We’ll also be asking whether organizations invest in their staff and support the professional development of marine engineers which is something that the IMarEST is very well placed to


EBDG Seattle Continues Staff Growth

l to r: Kurt Jankowski, Justin Jones

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) welcomed two new additions to its Seattle team: Engineer Kurt Jankowski and Designer Justin Jones. Kurt Jankowski comes to EBDG with broad education in naval architecture and marine engineering in addition to experience in boat and ship construction. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a BSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and earned his MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in April 2013


Korea's Daewoo Wins Offshore Drill Platform Order

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) wins US$1.94-billion order. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering says it has won a 2.2 trillion won ($1.94 billion) contract to build five fixed drilling platforms for an unnamed Africa-based firm. The South Korean shipbuilder said in a regulatory filing that the contract was expected to be completed by April, 2016. Source: Reuters  


IMarEST Joins OTC

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology (IMarEST), formerly the Institute of Marine Engineers, has joined the Offshore Technology Conference as a Supporting Organization. The OTC Board of Directors approved the addition of IMarEST at a December 2002 meeting. The addition brings the total organizations of OTC to 20-12 Sponsoring Organizations, two Endorsing Organizations, and six Supporting Organizations.


SungDong Expands Use of AVEVA Marine Solutions

AVEVA Logo.jpg

SungDong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. Expands its Use of AVEVA Marine Solutions. Agreement to increase AVEVA Marine user licenses. AVEVA (LSE:AVV), a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, announced today that SungDong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (SungDong) has extended its contract for the use of AVEVA Marine to drive the design of commercial vessels


ABS Energy VP Sember Honored by USMMA

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) honored ABS’ Vice President of Energy Development William J. Sember with its RearAdmiral Lauren S. McCready Award during the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Annual Maritime Technology Conference & Expo in Houston, TX, October 19-21. The award recognizes outstanding commitment and achievement to the maritime industry by an alumnus of the USMMA at Kings Point, New York. It is named after RearAdmiral Lauren S


ShipConstructor on Course at FMI

Albacore Research Ltd. (ARL) announced the introduction of ShipConstructor into the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Systems Design three-year diploma programs at the Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MI) in St. John’s, Canada. ShipConstructor is the easy-to-use, AutoCAD-based 3D product-modeling software for the design and fabrication of complete ships and offshore structures.


New Hires for Bristol Harbor Group and Shearer Group

Christian Olavesen

New Hires for Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. and The Shearer Group, Inc., Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Bristol, RI and Seabrook, TX – September 9th, 2011 – Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., Rhode Island, and its sister company, The Shearer Group, Inc., Texas, have added James J. Stusse and Christian Olavesen to their respective professional staffs. In July of this year, James was added as a Senior Naval Architect at Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI)


Jensen Adds Eight Employees

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, continues its hiring boom with the recent addition of eight new naval architecture, marine engineering and administrative professionals in the company’s Seattle, New Orleans and Jacksonville offices. The new hires bring additional expertise in the fields of naval architecture, marine and electrical engineering, marine construction and accounting


Admiral Kramek Named President-Elect of SNAME

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) named Robert E. Kramek president elect of the organization at its recent Annual Maritime Technology Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas. Kramek, President and Chief Operating Officer of ABS will commence his term January 1, 2007, succeeding current SNAME President Dr. Roger H. Compton. Admiral Kramek is a former Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) from which he retired as a Four Star Admiral.


LOC Group Announces Two Appointments

Global marine engineering consultancy LOC Group (London Offshore Consultants) announced appointments in two new positions; John Quarrington has joined the company in London as Group Marine Warranty Surveying Manager and Mark McGurran has been appointed to the Singapore office in the role of Asia


Kondracki Joins TOTE Services Leadership Team

TOTE Services has promoted Michael J. (Mick) Kondracki to director of labor relations and risk management effective March 16, 2015, as announced by the company’s president, Phil Greene, Jr.   In his new role, Kondracki will oversee risk management


Senate Confirms Doyle to Another Term

William P. Doyle

The United States Senate confirmed William P. Doyle to another term in office as a Federal Maritime Commissioner on the evening of March 23, 2015.  The vote was a unanimous 89 in favor, 0 opposed, and 11 senators not voting.   Upon confirmation, Commissioner Doyle said


GTT Bags Order for DSME-built LNGC

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has received an order for one liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC).   The ship will be built by the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo


Goa Shipyard Seeks Foreign Tie-up for $5.3 billion Navy Order for MCMVs

Image: Goa Shipyard Ltd

 India's Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has decided to tie up with the foreign yards for the technology transfer required to create these high-tech ships, after bagging the deal to build Mines Counter-Measures Vessels (MCMVs) for the Indian Navy.  


Scorpio Tankers Secures Loan Duo

Scorpio Tankers Inc. received commitments for two new loan facilities

  Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today that it has received commitments from two leading European financial institutions for two separate loan facilities of up to $113.2 million in aggregate to partially finance the purchase of four LR2 product tankers that was announced in December 2014.


Court Rejects Boskalis' Bid for Vote on Fugro's Defences

A Dutch court on Tuesday rejected a bid by Dutch marine engineer Boskalis to have a shareholder vote on anti-takeover protections in place at smaller rival Fugro, in which it holds a 20 percent stake.   The legal challenge was closely followed because of the potential for it to set a


W&O Realigns Leadership Team

From left to right: Fred Loomis and Todd Nestel (Photo: W&O)

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has promoted two long-time employees to Vice President as part of the company’s continued focus on providing engineered solutions


GTT Receives Order for MOL LNGC

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has received a new order for one Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier (LNGC).   The new ship for Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) will be built by the


LOC Relocates Florida Office

Global marine engineering consultant company London Offshore Group Ltd (LOC) opened an office in Houston in 1985, signaling the start of 30 years of involvement in U.S. marine warranty surveying and maritime consulting.   In 2002, the group established a Miami office to serve clients in


World's Biggest Container Ship, the MSC Oscar, at Port of Felixstowe

MSC Oscar at Felixstowe (Photo credit: Port of Felixstowe)

 World's biggest container ship, the 19,224 TEU MSC Oscar, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain.   Clemence Cheng, chief executive of Port of Felixstowe, said it was a "very happy day" for the port.   


Keel of First Eco Tanker for APT laid

Mrs. Katherine Faulconer, wife of Mayor Kevin Faulconer and First Lady of San Diego, welds her initials onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the APT-1’s keel. Click on the image for hi res version.

  On Saturday, March 7, General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a keel laying ceremony for the first ECO tanker for American Petroleum Tankers (APT) under construction at the company's shipyard in San Diego. San Diego's First Lady, Mrs. Katherine Faulconer, was the honoree for the ceremony.


Are Megaships Game Changers?

Image: A.P. Moeller-Maersk Triple-E

 Bragging rights for the world’s largest container ship have changed hands four times in as many months and keep on shifting again, says a report in the Bloomberg.   The megaships have come to dominate container shipping with astonishing rapidity over the past decade


Van Oord, Falck Ink Safety Training Deal

From left to right: Tjerk Suurenbroek, Commercial Director Falck Safety Services; and John Knoesten, Director Personnel & Organization Van Oord (Photo courtesy of Falck Safety Services)

Van Oord has signed a two year contract with Falck Safety Services for the provision of safety training.   Van Oord, a contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects, including oil, gas and wind, said it has invested in a trainee program for its employees for many


MSC Reports Better Fuel Efficiency with Jotun's HPS

MSC Oscar (Photo courtesy of MSC)

Jotun Marine Coatings said Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will apply Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) on a number of new and existing vessels.   With almost 500 vessels, MSC has one of the world’s largest containership fleets






 
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