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MacGregor Establishes Offshore Division

Cargotec’s MacGregor business area providing marine cargo handling solutions has established a new division, MacGregor Offshore. The acquired companies, Norwegian Hydramarine and Singaporean Plimsoll will be the foundation for the new division. The offshore division will be headed by Henrik Vildenfeldt who previously worked as SVP, Corporate Development at MacGregor. Vildenfeldt reports to Olli Isotalo, President of MacGREGOR. The new division employs approximately 700 people. Both Hydramarine and Plimsoll are included in MacGregor financials as of the beginning of April 2007. The new offshore division will focus on achieving targeted synergies from the combination of Hydramarine and Plimsoll and continue to build on future growth. The division serves customers globally and concentrates in its R&D in solutions that support the customers’ business in offshore industry. Also the offshore service companies Grampian and Vestnorsk Hydraulikkservice will support MacGregor offshore operations. Hydramarine and Plimsoll focus on the development of hydraulic and electrical deck machinery equipment for ship owners, yards and operators. Products such as large active heave compensated cranes, davits, winches and subsea load handling solutions are installed on various kinds of offshore supply vessels and rigs. Hydramarine concentrates on the offshore business in North Sea and US Gulf whereas Plimsoll is one of the major deck equipment suppliers in the Asia Pacific region.

Electronic Marine Systems Acquires SMC Assets

Electronic Marine Systems, Inc. (EMS) of Rahway, N.J. has acquired the assets of Sarasota Measurements and Controls (SMC) of Sarasota, Fla., a leading manufacturer of land-based liquid storage tank gauging systems. SMC has more than 6,000 tanks installed worldwide. The new division of EMS will be known as EMS.SARASOTA. Rolland Piccone, president of SMC, will assume the position of general manager and will be responsible for all land-based application engineering and sales.

Liles Heads Structurmarine Timber Dock Division

David Liles

David Liles was appointed U.S. sales director for the new division, bringing more than 30 years of marina experience in the timber dock market. Structurmarine recently announced its newest product line, Timber Dock Systems, geared to marina and harbor owners and operators. Timber Dock Systems use materials and hardware specifically selected to withstand a location's unique marine conditions, including saltwater installations

Laborde Opens New Texas Division

Building on its mission statement, "The Right Product, The Right Service, The Right Support", Laborde Products, Inc., headquartered in Covington, Louisiana, is opening a new division, Laborde Equipment Services (LES) in San Antonio, Texas. This new facility will provide service to the rapidly expanding San Antonio metro area and the exploding oil and gas Eagle Ford Shale market. LES will provide fast, on-time service for all makes of diesel and gas engines and engine driven equipment

Andrews to Lead CWind’s O&M Division

Lee Andrews has been appointed as CWind’s new global head of operations for maintenance and asset management (O&M) services.   Andrews joins CWind from Siemens Energy where he started his career as an apprentice technician 25 years ago and progressed through increasingly senior roles culminating in the role of Head of Installation Technicians and Site Management Group Siemens UK, in the wind energy division which he held for the last four years

SCHOTTEL Launches New Service Divisions

Stefan Buch (Photo: SCHOTTEL)

SCHOTTEL announced the creation of two new service divisions, Automation and Systems Engineering as well as Repair International.    Stefan Buch was appointed director of the division Automation und Systems Technology. The electrical engineer has been working in leading positions in the SCHOTTEL area of software development, engineering and switchboard engineering since 2001.   Buch’s aim is to respond quicker to customer demands with short ways of communication with

Global Industries to Acquire ETPM

Global Industries, Ltd. has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire ETPM, SA, a leading international offshore construction company wholly-owned by Groupe GTM, the construction affiliate of French utility Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux. The combined company will be the largest offshore construction company in market capitalization with combined 1998 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion. ETPM provides a full range of turnkey services, including design, procurement, fabrication

Kledal Managing Director Wrist Ship Supply

Wrist Ship Supply, part of the Wrist Group, announced the appointment of Robert Steen Kledal as its new Managing Director. Kledal joins Wrist Ship Supply from Maersk Line where he was a Senior Vice President in the head office in Copenhagen.  He has worked for A.P. Moller-Maersk for 21 years and operating all over the world, including Asia, America and Europe. Over the past few years the company has completed over five acquisitions in Spain, France, Norway

Ecosse Subsea Systems’ Growing Engineering Division

Ecosse Subsea Systems managing director, Mike Wilson, flanked by David Hunt (left) and Faris Lutfy

Consistency and Quality Are Hallmarks of Ecosse Subsea Systems’ Growing Engineering Division Energy technology company, Ecosse Subsea Systems, (ESS) has increased the size of its engineering division in response to client demand for specialist engineering packages. Aberdeen-based ESS specialises in trenching, deepwater installation and subsea lifting technologies for the oil and gas, marine and renewable industries, and has a range of patented technologies in development.

Australian Maritime Regulatory Landscape to Change

Australian Parliament's new maritime legislation will revamp Australian maritime regulatory responsibilites in 2013. The main changes are as follows: The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will become the national regulator for all domestic commercial vessels in Australia, with state and Northern Territory maritime agencies exercising AMSA delegations in administering national standards. The new Navigation Act 2012 will modernise the way international shipping is regulated

3Si Group Launches Offshore Division

Photo: 3Si Offshore

3Si Group, whose global portfolio of marine safety products and services covers commercial, leisure and military markets, has announced the formation of 3Si Offshore, a division that will specifically focus on the North Sea offshore sector.

Dometic Promotes Trigg

Dometic Group promoted Ned Trigg to Executive Vice President of Dometic’s Marine division.   In his new role, Trigg will be the business leader for the Marine OEM and Aftermarket divisions for the Americas region. This includes sales, application engineering, customer service

Smith Taken on Rolls-Royce Holdings Board

Kevin Smith Courtesy GKN Plc

  Rolls-Royce Holdings plc today announces the appointment of Sir Kevin Smith CBE as a Non-Executive Director.  Sir Kevin will join the Board with effect from 1 November 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee

Former Shipping Execs Indicted on Price-fixing

Photo: NYK

Three former executives of ocean freight shipping firms have been indicted for participating in a long-running price-fixing conspiracy, the U.S. Justice Department announced.   The executives – Yoshiyuki Aoki, Masahiro Kato and Shunichi Kusunose – have been brought up on felony

Ocean Safety, Richard Irvin Marine Safety Merger

David Hale (left) and Aidan Morrissey (right) at their new facility

  Ocean Safety has today announced the merger with Richard Irvin Energy Solutions Marine Safety Division and their Aberdeen branch.   This merger follows the 3Si Group’s recent acquisition of both companies, which are set to combine premises in Aberdeen to operate from a single

Ocean Safety’s New Liferaft Facility Opens

Photo courtesy of Ocean Safety

Ocean Safety, a specialist in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, has opened a new liferaft hire division.   Ocean Safety trialed the liferaft hire programme for a year before confirming its initial success

Ezra Swings into Red in Q3

Image: Ezra Holdings

 Ezra Holdings saw its net profit for 9M15 grow 50.6 percent to US$51.5 million despite a net loss of US$3 million for the latest quarter, as sluggish oil prices weighed on activities of the oilfield service industry.   For the first nine months of its financial year

BHP Will Beef Up Hedland Port, Acquire Tugs

BHP Billiton said on Tuesday it will spend $240 million upgrading its marine iron ore facilities in Western Australia. The funds will be used to purchase six tug boats and build a new tug harbor in the Port Hedland Port, with construction due to be completed in the September 2016 quarter.

Ledcor Adds Six New Cargo Barges

Photo courtesy of Ledcor Group

The Ledcor Group of Companies announced that it has taken delivery of six new cargo barges to serve clients in southwest B.C. Ledcor said its marine division has grown significantly since its inception in 2012 and is on target to double its fleet size by 2016

Fire-stricken Icebreaker Overhauled

The icebreaker vessel Almirante Irizar docked for repair (Photo: SENER)

SENER concludes the Almirante Irizar icebreaker engineering works for re-outfit and overhaul   SENER reports it has completed the engineering works relating to the re-outfit and overhaul of the Almirante Irizar icebreaker following a fire accident in an Antarctic season.  

USCG’s New Cutter Pulls into Boston

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ross Ruddell)

The U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) latest 418-foot National Security Cutter James (WSML 754) entered Boston Harbor August 3 ahead of her commissioning scheduled for August 8.   James is the fifth of eight planned National Security Cutters – the largest and most technologically

Sulzer Takes Measures in the Pumps Equipment Division

SBR Factory Jundiai

  Based on the current challenging environment in the oil and gas market, Sulzer decided to take measures to streamline the manufacturing capacities of its Pumps Equipment division. Since the beginning of 2015, Sulzer’s Pumps Equipment division has been organized in three

Imtech Bankrupt, Parts Sold to Investors

Dutch engineering services company Royal Imtech has been declared bankrupt and its Marine and Nordic divisions are being sold to private investors, the company and its administrators said on Thursday.   Imtech, which employs 22,000 people in 35 countries and has annual sales of roughly 4

ASRY 2015 Strategy Combats Challenging Market

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Up to May 2015, ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard), was seeing encouraging results from it’s 2015 strategy to combat the widespread challenges facing the maritime repair market, particularly shipowners reduced repair budgets. In terms of revenue

Husain appointed ABB’s CTO

Bazmi Husain

  ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has appointed Bazmi Husain as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective January 1, 2016. Husain, an expert in power and automation who has been with ABB for more than 30 years, will report to CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.

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