W&O Transforms Corporate Structure
Regional Manager Positions Created to Better Serve Customers. W&O, the United States’ largest supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products, valve automation and data management systems, announced today that it has transformed its corporate structure to better serve its customers and foster continued growth at its North American and European operations. The company has created six regional management positions for a more strategic approach to the marketplace. These positions will provide more direct senior-level leadership in working with its customer base and local management teams. “Due to growth W&O has experienced and the continued expansion we have projected for the future, we saw the need to create regional management positions that focus on the overall internal and external needs at our branches,” said Michael Hume, President and CEO of W&O. “To fulfill these roles, we’ve identified individuals who have industry and W&O experience, and have a deep understanding of our customer base. Their knowledge of the markets they represent at the regional level will foster a higher level of customer service and active involvement with their markets.” The following individuals have been appointed to these positions. Scott Hendrickson, Northeast Regional Manager
EMMF Enhances Services
ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) is expanding and further enhancing its services in the Mediterranean region. An additional chartered barge at Suez, ex-pipe capability at Fos and improved product availability at Augusta are the impetus behind this drive. Charles Amyot, EMMF's recently appointed Regional Manager for Southern Europe, says: "Vessels bunkering in the Mediterranean benefit from EMMF's facilities, which operate in a unique ports network
Globe Wireless Establishes New Office
Globe Wireless has established a new office in Houston, Texas, and appointed Greg Halverson as regional manager of Offshore Sales. Halverson will lead the company's GlobeOffshore® sales efforts in the Gulf of Mexico as well as lending support to Offshore sales worldwide. With more than 16 years of sales experience, including seven years selling communications solutions to the offshore industry, Halverson has had a variety of sales and management positions with MCI Telecommunications
Indonesian Offshore Contract for Veripos
Aberdeen-based Veripos has been awarded a major contract by PT Pageo Utama of Jakarta for provision of GNSS precise positioning facilities in support of two three-year regional survey and navigation service projects being carried out by the Indonesian company on behalf of BP West Java and CNOOC South East Sumatra. The contract for the two projects also covers supply by Veripos of integrated demodulator and GNSS receivers in addition to associated proprietary QC software to ensure
DNV Greater China Offshore Committee
Zhou Shouwei, Vice General Manager of CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering accepted DNV’s invitation to be the chairman of the DNV Greater China Offshore Committee. The DNV Offshore Committee is the first of its kind to be organized by a classification society in China. “The objective of establishing this committee is to create a forum where senior executives from the Chinese offshore industry can meet to exchange
Aker/DNV GL Ink Frame Agreement
Aker BP has awarded a new frame agreement to DNV GL, covering a wide range of safety, verification, inspection and classification services across its installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The five-year contract, which includes options for extension, will see DNV GL experts integrated into Aker BP’s organization to provide decision-making support and stand-alone assessments. “This contract represents an important step forward in DNV GL’s long relationship
AMCV's Sales Division Is Poised For Growth
In response to the quadrupling of its planned passenger berth capacity between 2000 and 2004, American Classic Voyages (AMCV), has reorganized its sales division. According to Roderick K. McLeod, the company's president and COO, Thomas E. Blaikie was named vice president of sales for all of the company's brands. A 30-year veteran of the travel industry, Blaikie joined AMCV in 1996. He joins Rolf P. Logan, the company's new director of field sales, as well as two regional managers, Anthony J
ASA New Leaders for 2009-2011
Mauricio Garrido, Vice President, Salvage and Emergency Response for Bisso Marine Co., Inc. (Houston, Texas), has been elected President of the American Salvage Association (ASA) at its recent meeting in Arlington, Va., October 5, 2009. Tim Beaver, Chief Executive Officer of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. (Seattle, WA), has been elected ASA’s Vice President. Paul Hankins, Vice President for Operations, Donjon Marine (Alexandria, VA), has been elected Secretary/Treasurer.
Furuno's Ed Davis Passes Away
Ed Davis, an industry veteran and longtime employee at Furuno USA, Inc., passed away on April 30. Ed was Furuno USA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager since September 1992, working closely with dealers who he not only called customers, but his friends. Prior to working at Furuno, Ed had his own marine manufacturer’s rep company, where he represented Datamarine International, Audiovox and Shakespeare Electronics
Global Maritime Promotes Thomassen
Marine, offshore and engineering consultancy Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering has appointed Espen Thomassen as Regional Manager for the Americas. Thomassen has been tasked with growing Global Maritime’s business throughout the region, which, in addition to Houston, includes offices in Brazil and Canada. He will also lead Global Maritime’s involvement in providing Sub Chapter M compliance services to inland waterways towing vessels throughout the US
KL Sandefjord Receives DNV GL's 'Shore Power' Notation
The offshore vessel KL Sandefjord owned by K Line Offshore AS, a 100 percent subsidiary of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (“K” Line), is the first offshore vessel with the DNV GL class notation “Shore power”. The “Shore power” notation, verifies the design and installation of a vessel’s on-board electrical shore connection. When in port, the vessel can shut down its engines and rely on a shore based electrical supply for its needs at berth – so
Hovem Named CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas
Liv Hovem will step in as CEO of DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business area from January 1, 2018. She will be based at the DNV GL – Oil & Gas headquarters in Høvik, Norway as a member of the DNV GL Group's Executive Committee reporting to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen. Hovem succeeds Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL’s new Digital Solutions business area.
Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director
Radio Holland 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
DNV GL, Taiwan Pact for Offshore Wind
DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has signed an agreement with leading Taiwanese stakeholders to collaborate on offshore wind testing and certification to drive the expansion and facilitate the development of offshore wind in Taiwan. The regulations for certification will be headed by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection since it has been designated by the highest authority in Taiwan.
Fugro’s Heine Joins IMCA Board
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has confirmed the appointment of Mark Heine to its governing board. Heine is a senior executive with Fugro. Heine is a member of the Management Board of Fugro and is the Director of the Marine Division. He has been with Fugro since 2000, and has served, amongst others roles as Director of Marine, Survey & Geotech, and Regional Manager Europe-Africa for the Survey Division
Cutterhead Shaft Bearing as Good as New After 10 Years of Dredging
After 10 years and more than 100,000 operating hours dredging up silt, sand, rocks and stones in some of the toughest marine environments imaginable, the Thordon Composite bearing installed on the Al Mirfa’s dredge cutter head shaft has emerged unscathed. In drydock where the NMDC-owned dredger is being upgraded, Thordon Bearings’ Dubai-based distributor, Ocean Power International, expected that even the ‘unbreakable’ might need replacing after such demanding
Owners Urged to Verify Safety of Deck Machinery for Polar Operation
With the Polar Code now in force, Thordon Bearings has urged shipowners and managers to verify that their vessels’ deck machinery and systems can operate safely in the extreme temperatures encountered in Arctic and Antarctic seas. Scott Groves, Thordon Bearings Regional Manager – Americas, said: “Conventional bronze bearings commonly found in everything from fairleads and lifeboat davits to winches and hoists require frequent maintenance and grease lubrication to ensure
Liberian Registry Appoints Alfonso Castillero as CCO
Alfonso Castillero has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the Liberian International Ship &Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry. Alfonso will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of the Liberian Registry’s global sales, marketing, and service assurance strategy. Together with the Registry’s business development group and regional managers
Arctech to Build Peace Boat's 'Ecoship'
Japanese cruise organization Peace Boat has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc. to construct “the world’s greenest cruise ship.” Peace Boat director and founder Yoshioka Tatsuya, Esko Mustamaki, CEO from Arctech and Jon Rysst, Regional Manager North Europe, from Classification Society DNV GL, announced the agreement during Nor-Shipping.
Tropical Opts for Seawater Lubricated Shaft Package
Thordon Bearings’ Jacksonville-based distributor Coppedge Marine has secured an order with Tropical Shipping for the COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system. The COMPAC systems destined for two 300TEU box ships under construction in China, at the Guangzhou Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard, will represent a first reference for COMPAC with this ship owner. “Tropical Shipping is a long-standing customer to whom we have supplied various Thordon
Samsung Heavy Industries, DNV GL Partner for LNG Carrier Design
DNV GL and Samsung Heavy Industries. Co., Ltd (SHI) signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement focused on the development of new LNG carrier designs. Mun-Keun Ha, Senior Executive Vice President of SHI, and Tommy Bjørnsen, DNV GL’s Regional Manager Maritime Korea & Japan, signed the agreement at the DNV GL Group head office in Høvik, during Nor-Shipping week. The JDP aims to develop two 30K LNG carrier designs
CMIH, DNV GL Enter Shipbuilding Partnership
At Nor-Shipping this week, China Merchants Industry Holding (CMIH) and DNV GL have signed a strategic cooperation agreement with a focus on advancing shipbuilding in the gas carrier, offshore and special vessel segments. The agreement – signed by Gui Ming Zhu, Deputy General Manager of CMIH and Director of Yiu Lian Dockyards (Shekou) Limited, and Torgeir Sterri, Regional Manager Greater China at DNV GL - Maritime – will see the companies work together to optimize
Aegean Marine Strengthens Presence on the U.S. East Coast
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has announced the launch of a new service center in Savannah, Georgia, the third largest container port in the United States. The operations in Savannah will be managed by the existing Aegean U.S. team. Under the terms of the agreement with Colonial Terminals, Inc., Aegean will lease tankage from Colonial's oil terminal on the Savannah River.
ClassNK Singapore Celebrates 50 Years
ClassNK hosted an anniversary party on July to commemorate 50 years of its Singapore Office, established in 1967 to broaden the classification society’s service network in Southeast Asia. Held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the evening commenced with an opening address by Chairman and President of ClassNK, Koichi Fujiwara. Among guests in attendance, the Ambassador of Japan to Singapore, His Excellency Kenji Shinoda gave an honorary address followed by a congratulatory address
Aegean Marine, Freepoint Commodities Pact on Bunkering Sales
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and Caribbean Bunkers LLC have signed an agreement to cooperate on bunkering sales, focused around the US Virgin Islands facility at Limetree Bay, St. Croix. Under terms of the agreement, Aegean will market bunker fuels and marine gas oil supplied by Freepoint to customers calling on the Limetree Bay Facility. The agreement calls for future expansion in the region that could lead to adding delivery capability through Aegean's owned fleet.