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RBG Safety Performance Improves

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RBG, the leading provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was acquired by Stork Technical Services (Stork), has delivered an outstanding safety performance by significantly reducing its lost time incident frequency rate (LTIFR) for the second year running.   Since launching its award-winning REACH initiative in December 2009, RBG has demonstrated continual improvement in its safety performance by:   • Reducing its LTIFR in the UKCS by more than 35% in 2011, following on from a 51% reduction in 2010 • Reducing its global LTIFR by over 30% in 2011, following on from a 38% reduction in 2010 • Reducing its total recordable frequency rate, which includes LTIs, restricted work cases and medical treatment cases, in the UKCS by 55% and 40% globally in 2011   The positive impact of REACH on RBG’s safety performance has lead to Stork adopting the initiative, which will be rolled in Q1 2012 across its global operations in the UK, Central Europe, Asia-Pacific, Americas and Middle East. Doug Meikle, CEO for Stork Technical Services, said: “I would like to congratulate RBG on another excellent safety achievement. REACH has clearly had a very positive effect on the company’s safety performance and this was a significant factor in our decision to adopt the initiative across Stork Technical Services


Stork Wins West African Subsea Contract

Stork Subsea director, Roddy James, with one the division’s specialist dive intervention craft.

Stork Technical Services lands major West Africa subsea inspection project.   Stork Technical Services (Stork), the leading global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity management services for the chemical, oil and gas and power sectors, today announces a major £10million contract win for subsea inspection activity with a major operator, offshore West Africa. Stork announced the contract at the Subsea 2012 exhibition


Stork Opens New Operations Facility

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Stork Technical Services Subsea opens new operations facility. Stork Technical Services Subsea, the subsea division of the leading global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors, today announces the opening of a dedicated operational hub at Stork’s UK headquarters in Aberdeen.   Stork Subsea has invested more than £1million in the 15,0002ft facility which houses the company’s extensive fleet of dive


Braemar SA Expands Offshore Technical Services

Braemar SA has recently expanded technical services to the offshore oil and gas industry with the addition of OCIMF certified OVID inspectors/master mariners. OVID is the OCIMF administered program and industry standard for monitoring the suitability and maintenance of vessels working in the offshore industry. Braemar SA has served the maritime industry for more than 150 years and typically provides a broad range of independent third party marine audits, warranty surveys


N-Sea Acquires Stork's Subsea Business

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The acquisition of the subsea business of Stork Technical Services in Aberdeen is a next step in the realization of the growth strategy pursued by both companies and reaffirms the commitment of N-Sea to its strategy of becoming a leading Survey and IMR company, N-Sea said. The combined businesses will have a position in North Europe delivering IMR and Survey solutions to operators with subsea infrastructures in the oil and gas as well as  renewable industries


HII: Funding for DDG 1000 Modified

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $10,999,993 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2304) for research, development, test, and technical services for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer.  Technical services include technology development, analytical modeling, qualification of materials, potential design/process improvements, and design excursions.  Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss. (80 percent), and Gulfport, Miss


General Dynamics Awarded $36M Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $36.6 million contract to provide engineering and technical services and production in support of the multi-purpose processor program for submarines. The program is a combination of hardware and software that enables submarines to process data collected by towed and hull sonar arrays. The


Imtech Strengthens Position in Belgian Marine Market

Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that it has acquired the Belgian maritime technical services provider Van Stappen & Cada NV. This company realizes annual revenue of over 3 million euro. The acquisition will be paid in cash and will immediately contribute to the earnings per share. It will enable Imtech to further strengthen its position in the Belgian marine market.


Crowley Organizational Changes

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Crowley announced changes in leadership and company organization involving its logistics, technical services and marine salvage business lines.    Rinus Schepen, Crowley's senior vice president and general manager of logistics, has announced his retirement effective in June 2009. Schepen, a 20-year Crowley veteran, has been a significant contributor to the company's success and will continue to work for Crowley on special assignments in retirement.  


Wilhelmsen Appoints Neilan Asia Pacific Sales Director

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Wilhelmsen Ships Service appointed Sean Neilan Sales Director for its Asia Pacific region. Wilhelmsen Ships Service supplies Unitor marine products, technical services, ships agency services and maritime logistics.  


Swiftships to Procure Patrol Craft Kits for Egyptian Navy

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Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awards contract to Swiftships for four 28-meter KITs for the Egyptian Navy   On June 28, 2016 Louisiana-based Swiftships, LLC, was awarded a $15 million firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract involving Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to procure four 28-meter KITs


Merger: Survitec Joins Forces with WMS

 Survitec Group announced a transformational deal with the Marine Safety business of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS (WMS), in which WMS will transfer into Survitec all related safety products and services, including Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions


Port Manatee Sets Course for Growth

Betsy Benac, chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority, left, looks over the 2016 Port Manatee Master Plan Update with Carlos Buqueras, the port’s executive director. (Photo: Port Manatee)

A new study report projects cargo volume through Port Manatee will more than double over the next 10 years. The 2016 Port Manatee Master Plan Update, accepted June 16 by the Manatee County Port Authority, provides a strategic vision and framework for continued diverse growth of the port of


Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Awarded Service Order in Peru

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 Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, a leading global system supplier for submarines and surface vessels, has received a service order worth around €40 million from the Peruvian naval shipyard SIMA.    A key component of the order is the provision of consulting during the planning


SRH Marine and Setel Powerline Pact for Greek Market

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 SRH Marine Electronics SA and SETEL PowerLine Ltd have entered a Reseller and Installation Partner Agreement.    Through this cooperation SRH is able to offer a complete and holistic approach to e-Navigation concept through Setel PowerLine specializing in the design and


Wood Group Bags Statoil MSA

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Wood Group has been awarded an evergreen master services agreement (MSA) by Statoil to support the life cycles of its offshore  and onshore facilities. Work and services covered by the MSA include  engineering studies, detailed engineering


Interview: 50 Years in the Polymer Repair Market

Geoff Binks gives technical demonstrations in his earlier years with Belzona (Photo: Belzona Polymerics Ltd.)

With 50 years dedicated to polymer coating and composite manufacturer Belzona, Geoff Binks looks back on his experience in the industry and maintenance sector.   Geoff Binks was born and raised in Harrogate and joined Belzona in 1965 direct from Technical College with a chemistry background


DNS Appoints Esson, Chief Executive

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Decom North Sea (DNS), the representative body for the offshore decommissioning industry, which promotes and facilitates collaboration and cost reduction, today appointed a new chief executive.   Roger Esson brings over 20 years’ highly relevant experience as DNS continues to play a


Satlink Signs on with Fleet Xpress, FleetBroadband

Satlink Satellite Communications Ltd, a satellite communication and technical services provider, announced that it has become an Inmarsat Partner for Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband. As part of the partnership Satlink’s solutions will be integrated with Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service


Faulkner Joins Braemar SA as Manager

David Faulkner Courtesy Braemar

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed David Faulkner as ‘Manager, Ports and Harbours (Middle East)’. David is a Master Mariner and pilot and will be based in the Braemar SA Abu Dhabi office. He has extensive experience in providing specialist port


Kalmar's Straddle Carriers for HHLA CTB

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for nine diesel-electric straddle carriers from the leading European port and transport logistics group Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA). The order was booked in Cargotec's 2016 first quarter order intake


Anticipating Market Change Crucial for Industry - Braemar

(l to r) James aBeckett, Head of Dry Cargo Broking Braemar ACM; Denis Petropoulos, President Braemar Group Asia; and Peter Ryan, Head of Consultancy Braemar Incorporating the Salvage Association. Photo Braemar Group

Being in a position to accurately anticipate change in the shipping markets is becoming ever more crucial for maritime service providers, as owning principals demand more solutions to the problems created by over-ordering, according to Braemar Group Asia President Denis Petropoulos.


New CEO at GulfNav Leads Expansion Plans

From right to left: Khamis Juma Buamim, Group CEO, Abdulla Saeed Abdulla Brook Al Hemeiri, Chairman, and Ahmad Al Kilani, Board Member of Gulf Navigation (Photo: Gulf Navigation)

Dubai-based shipping company Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (GulfNav) has announced in a press conference at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana April 19 its expansion plans to increase its assets under management and service-based revenue. The shipping company also revealed the appointment of Khamis Juma Buamim


GulfNav Unveils Expansion Plans

From right to left Mr. Khamis Juma Buamim, Group CEO, Abdulla Saeed Abdulla Brook Al Hemeiri, Chairman, and Ahmad Al Kilani, Board Member Photo Gulf Navigation

Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (GulfNav), the Dubai-based shipping company, has announced in a press conference at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana today (Tuesday, April 19, 2016), its key expansion plans to increase its assets under management and service-based revenue.


Navig8 Buys RK Offshore

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 Maritime services provider Navig8 Group has agreed to buy shallow-water contractor RK Offshore Management.   Singapore-headquartered Navig8 Group, the world's largest provider of maritime services, announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire Africa-focused RKOffshore






 
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