Vestdavit Appoints U.K. Director of Operations
Norway-based boat handling system and specialized davit supplier Vestdavit has appointed Andy James as Director of Operations for the U.K. Andy James served 25 years in the Royal Navy as an engineer, including working ashore as a workshop manager in a shipyard and as a project manager for new equipment. At the VT Group (later BAE) he helped implement and provide a fully commercial model of support to a fleet of six RN warships. Rolf Andreas Wigand, Managing Director, Vestdavit, said, “The U.K.
Shell Director on Medical Leave
Royal Dutch Shell today announced that, effective immediately, Upstream International Director, Andy Brown, is on extended leave to recuperate from a recent medical procedure. During Andy's recuperation and until his return to work, Maarten Wetselaar, Executive Vice President Integrated Gas and former head of finance for Upstream International, will serve as acting Upstream International Director, in addition to carrying out his regular duties.
New Power in the Heart of the Alaskan Beast
Twenty-two year-old crab boat's faithful Cummins diesel engines replaced with state-of-the-art version. Fans of the popular Discovery Channel series “The Deadliest Catch” thrill at the sight of the 113-foot, black-hulled Time Bandit’s bow rearing out of a cresting wave. Onboard men launch and recover 1000-pound crab pots while chilled Arctic seas wash over the working deck. In the wheelhouse, the crab boat’s skippers Andy or Jonathan Hillstrand monitor the deck crew and the boat’s electronic navigation equipment.
New President, Naval Business, at Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce appoints Don Roussinos as President Naval - Marine, succeeding Andy Marsh. Don, who holds a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Master of Management from Cambridge College, joins Rolls-Royce from L-3 Communications where he most recently held the position of President – L-3 Maritime Systems. He has held a number of senior roles at L-3 during his career and has also worked at Lau Technologies, General Electric and Textron. He will be based at the Rolls-Royce North America headquarters in Reston, Virginia and will report to both Tony Wood, President – Marine, and Jim Guyette, President & CEO Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
Centek Selects New UK Sales Rep
At the opening of the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show today, Centek Industries of the U.S. announced the appointment of AJS Technical Services of Northants as the company’s technical sales representative for the United Kingdom. Centek celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The company has designed, engineered and built more than 15,000 custom marine exhaust systems for yachts, workboats, military and law enforcement vessels worldwide. Centek’s engineering staff has more than 80 years of marine wet exhaust system design and innovation experience.
Little Named President at Greatland Laser
Greatland Laser CEO, Kim Erickson, announced that Andy Little has joined the company as its new President. “We welcome Andy’s experience and leadership to Greatland Laser,” Erickson said. “In his role as President, he will be responsible for driving revenue growth, enhancing marketing and setting strategic direction for 2015 and beyond.” Little brings more than 20 years of technology and business consulting experience, most recently with Acquity Group (now part of Accenture), where he led business transformation, organizational change and digital strategy projects for a range of industries. Prior to consulting, Little began his career as an engineer with Bell Laboratories. greatlandlaser.com
Taylor Made Group President & COO to Retire
The Taylor Made Group has announced that President and Chief Operating Officer, Andy Jobbins, will retire at the close of the company’s current fiscal year, effective October 1, 2015. Jobbins was promoted to his current position in 2010, after serving as Trend Marine Products Managing Director and Taylor Made Group’s International Managing Director — responsible for their facilities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. “We wish Andy health, happiness, and the very best as he enters his retirement,” said Dennis Flint, Chairman and CEO of The Taylor Made Group.
Kvichak Marine Building Cummins-Powered Catamaran
"This project represents our commitment to the passenger vessel industry, including high speed catamarans," says Kvichak Marine's Art Parker. Well-known for their 30 to 40-ft. aluminum fishboats and oil response vessels, the Seattle-based boat builder is currently building a 64 x 28-ft. displacement hulled catamaran for Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures of Port Allen on the Island of Kauai, in Hawaii. The boat, to operate year round on the Na Pali Coast, will be rated for 100 passengers on scheduled snorkeling and whale watch day trips. In the evenings she will serve catered meals for up to 40 sit down diners. The main deck house is open to the aft with front and side windows providing shelter while the stern area is open. The top deck carries the pilot house and additional open seating.
Offshore Ship Designer Sets up in Singapore
IJmuiden-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has opened a design office in Singapore. The office will provide a local liaison point for customers building ships in Asia which were designed in the Dutch and UK offices of OSD, and also provide a local solution for design projects for companies based in Singapore. “We already have a successful design and newbuilding supervision office in Shanghai,” said Michiel Wijsmuller, managing director of OSD. “But as Singapore is rapidly strengthening as a hub for offshore activities, it is important for us to have a company there.
Wojtaszczyk Joins Bisso Marine
Bisso Marine announced the addition of Andy Wojtaszczyk. Wojtaszczyk joins the company as Subsea Services project manager, managing saturation diving and ROV operations. Prior to joining Bisso Marine, Wojtaszczyk served as ROV superintendent in Equatorial Guinea for Bienvenue Consulting Services/Hess Corporation and ROV project manager for Offshore Innovative Solutions, Inc. Before that, he was SAT superintendent aboard the DPII DSV Midnight Hunter for Torch Offshore, Inc. (www.bissomarine.com)
Colloton-Kellogg Marine Supply Rep of 2008
At their recent annual meeting and show, Kellogg Marine Supply named Andy Colloton from Awlgrip their 2008 Representative of the Year. Kellogg Marine Supply services boatyards and dealers from the Carolinas to Maine. The company has distributed Awlgrip products for over 25 years. Prior to joining Awlgrip, Colloton worked with Hayn Marine for four years. (www.awlgrip.com)
Wavespec Promotes Senior Engineers
Wavespec hopes to expand its capability to deliver a range of products for the offshore industry – particularly dynamic positioning (DP) vessels – through a managerial restructure and expansion of its global office network. The company has recently promoted two of its senior engineers: Andy Bright has become Manager, Marine Projects, and Ted Brooking has been appointed as Manager, Offshore and DP. Wavespec, a member of the Braemar Shipping Services Plc group of companies, is now able to offer these and other offshore related services through its recently established Houston office.
Bibby Offshore Expands Latest Division Further
Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL) has announced the recent appointments of Lloyd Duncan as Senior Inspection Repair and Maintenance (IRM) Consultant and Andy Inglis to the role of Inspection Manager. BRIL is the latest division of Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore and was initially established with the intention of internalising Bibby’s existing Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) needs and to bring the service provision in-house. An initial investment…
Seaspan Makes Leadership Moves
Steve Roth has been promoted to President of Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC). In this position, Steve will continue to have the primary accountability for the overall performance of the SFC business unit, including management of day-to-day operations of SFC, as well as the short and long-term strategic planning processes, including setting and fulfilling revenue and profitability targets and maintaining relationships with all stakeholders. He is also responsible for ensuring that customer service expectations are met or exceeded while ensuring the safe operation of SFC’s vessels…
Qatargas to Supply LNG to Shell
Qatargas and Shell have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will lead to the two companies jointly researching liquefied natural gas (LNG) logistics. Through this joint logistics research collaboration, Qatargas and Shell aim to develop new ways to optimize supply chains to deliver to LNG global markets. The research will be conducted at the Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre at the Qatar Science & Technology Park. The MOU was signed by Faisal Al Suwaidi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Qatargas Operating Company…
HII Acquires Camber Corp
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Camber Corporation and formed a new operating division, HII Technical Solutions. The new division will be led by Andy Green, who will serve as an executive vice president of HII and president of HII Technical Solutions, reporting directly to HII President and CEO Mike Petters. “The acquisition of Camber and the consolidation of our existing service businesses…
CTruck Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessel Delivered
Dutch-owned Sima Charters takes delivery of the latest vessel to join its fleet, a CTruk 20T multi-purpose catamaran, 'SC Buzzard'. Sporting Sima Charters’ eye-catching yellow and blue livery, SC Buzzard is the tenth vessel to be completed at the Brightlingsea yard in two years. SC Buzzard was officially named at an informal gathering in Brightlingsea recently. She features the patent-applied flexible pod system developed by CTruk to enhance versatility as well as a large volume fuel transfer system.
BMT Acquires New Company
BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of British Maritime Technology Ltd (BMT), the multi-disciplinary engineering and technology consultancy, has today acquired Bertram Martin Consulting Ltd (BMC), the engineering investment appraisal and cost modelling consultancy. BMC is well known throughout the defence industry for its work in forecasting the through-life costs of major design and procurement projects and appraising potential research and development investments. It has also applied this expertise to the offshore industry. BMC will become a business unit of BMT Defence Services, the naval engineering and design services subsidiary, reporting to Managing Director Andrew Tyler.
Good Samaritan, USCG Rescue 1 near Grand Isle
A Good Samaritan and a U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew rescued one person from the water 19 miles offshore Grand Isle, Friday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District command center received a 406 emergency position indicating radio beacon for the shrimping vessel Andy & Johnny Jr. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans established radio communications with the distressed vessel and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast. Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boat-crew, a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew, and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., HC-144 fixed-wing crew.
New Container Ship Christened in Shanghai
OOCL celebrates the christening of 8,888 TEU container ship 'OOCL Miami' at the Changxing Island shipyard in Shanghai. OOCL Miami is the third of the eight 8,888 TEU vessels that OOCL commissioned Hudong-Zhonghua to build and the technological improvements have enhanced the vessel’s ability to be more fuel efficient. When sailing at optimal performance, this ship can not only lower fuel consumption but also reduce emissions. The new vessel is 335 meters long, 42.8 meters wide with deadweight of approximately 101,566 mt..
Offshore Solutions B.V. New Engineering, Projects Manager
Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland N.V., has appointed Andy Waterstreet as engineering and projects manager. Mr Waterstreet joins the company from the Dutch electro-technical installation company Croon Elektrotechniek B.V., where he was a senior project manager in the marine and offshore division. With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and a ten-year career in the Royal Navy, Mr Waterstreet has held senior project management and research and development positions at Mampaey Offshore Industries B.V. in the Netherlands and domnick hunter in the UK. A multi-skilled engineer, he has previously managed projects for quick release mooring systems…
AMEC names Andy Sallis President of Oil & Gas Americas
Houston, TX (21 July 2011) – AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has named Andy Sallis to the position of President, AMEC Oil & Gas Americas, responsible for Houston-based project operations, including supervision of joint ventures AMEC Black & McDonald in Canada and Paragon Angola in West Africa. Previously, Mr. Sallis served as Senior Vice President, Business Capture and Delivery, for AMEC Paragon, the oil and gas business unit of AMEC Natural Resources Americas.
Oceanology International 2014: More Details Announced
Companies operating in the marine science and ocean technology have only one more month to submit an abstract for next year’s Oceanology International 2014 conference. Taking place at London ExCeL between Tuesday and Thursday, March 11 and 13, 2014, the next Oceanology International is due to be the busiest of its series, with already 86.6% of exhibition spacebooked and eightone-day conference programs taking place alongside three new panel discussions. Professor Ralph Rayner is again the overall conference chairman, and that many key players in the relevant sectors have agreed to chair a program in their area of expertise. Dr. Professor Michael Bruno, Dean, Stevens Institute of Technology, U.S. Justin Crump, CEO, Sibyline Risk and Security Consultancy, U.K.