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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Paefgen Named Chairman of ZF's Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of ZF Friedrichshafen AG appointed Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Paefgen as its new chairman, at an extraordinary meeting on December 4, 2017. Paefgen, a member of the Supervisory Board since 2008, will succeed Prof. Dr. Giorgio Behr. Since 1976, Paefgen has held various managerial positions in the automotive industry. From 1995 until 2002, he was member of the Board of Audi AG, and from 1997, he was chairman of the Board of Management. From March 2002, he was responsible for the Bentley brand, and as chief representative of Volkswagen AG, was also responsible for Volkswagen's Corporate Research and Motorsports. Between 2003 and 2005, Paefgen was head of Bugatti Engineering GmbH. From 2007 up to his retirement in 2011, he was president of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

Towering Mast Fitted to Sailing Superyacht

'Better Place' Construction: Photo courtesy of Wally

Wally-built yacht 'Better Place' sails the Mediterranean with a Hall Spars 67.5 m (221.4 ft) high modulus carbon mast. Wally, a leading builder of innovative state-of-the-art sail and power yachts, has successfully launched the stunning Bugatti blue colored 50-meter sailing yacht Better Place, the world’s largest sloop in carbon fiber, developed on the lines of Tripp Design with the interiors by Wetzels Brown Partners, and mast and boom by Hall Spars. This Hall Spars Rig (mast and boom) weighs 42 tons.

Elektrans, CST & Marine Service to establish Chemtrans

Photo: Elektrans Group

Elektrans Group has joined hands with German tank operator Chemikalien Seetransport (CST) and the consultancy and engineering company Marine Service GmbH to establish a joint venture -- Chemtrans India Pvt Ltd. "Elektran Group and a company affiliated to the reputed German tanker operator Chemikalien Seetransport GmbH (CST) and the consultancy and engineering company Marine Service GmbH are pleased to announce that they have concluded a joint venture agreement to set up 'Chemtrans India Private Limited," Elektrans group said in a statement.

Voith Taps Reinhardt as President & CEO

Carsten J. Reinhardt, Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH and President and CEO of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG

Carsten J. Reinhardt Becomes Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH and President and CEO of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. Heidenheim, Germany June 14, 2012 – This is to announce the appointment of Carsten J. Reinhardt as Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH and as President and CEO of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. As of July 1, 2012, Reinhardt will succeed Dr. Hubert Lienhard who had held this function since January 1, 2012 in addition to his office as President and CEO of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH.

GPA Opens European Subsidiary

Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA), headquartered in , has established a European subsidiary – Guido Perla Europe GmbH (GPE GmbH) – in . GPE GmbH will initially handle the sales, marketing and PR function, as well as existing customer support. ”The strategic decision to further expand GPA into Europe supports our vision of being a truly global player,” said Inga Scholz, General Manager of GPE GmbH. Since its foundation in 1979, GPA has provided a full range of services to include Conceptual and Preliminary Design…

Schaller Takes Over as Head of the Voith Group

Stephan Schaller (Photo: Voith Group)

As of April 1, 2018, Stephan Schaller has begun in his role as head of the Corporate Board of Management at Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA and will lead the international technology company. He succeeds the long-serving head of the Board, Dr. Hubert Lienhard, who, at the age of 67, is retiring as planned. Schaller has supported Voith since 2015 as a member of Voith’s Shareholders’ Committee. Schaller has many years of international experience in various sectors and industries outside Voith.

Dutch-Belgian-Trading GmbH acquires SevenCs GmbH and ChartWorld GmbH

Dutch-Belgian-Trading GmbH (DBT) has acquired Hamburg based SevenCs GmbH and ChartWorld GmbH from Admiralty Holdings Limited (AHL), a wholly-controlled subsidiary of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Mr. Jochen Rudolph, Managing Director of DBT, said: “DBT has exciting and ambitious plans to develop a completely new concept for integrated ECDIS and digital chart data services aimed at the SOLAS retrofit market. At the same time as announcing the acquisition  of ChartWorld and SevenCs, Mr. Rudolph also announced that DBT are currently recruiting new staff – especially in sales - and will shortly be opening new offices in Singapore and Cyprus to provide sales, service and support for the Asian and Mediterranean markets.

Cooperation Yields 'Quiet Drive' Solutions

The management teams of CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbH and Christie & Grey Limited have announced a strategic global sales cooperation. The agreement allows the two companies to join forces to engineer and strategically supply “quiet drive” solutions - combining soft mounting systems, flexible couplings, and intermediate drive shaft systems. Christie & Grey Limited manufactures engineered and customized vibration, noise and shock control solutions for worldwide marine, industrial, and commercial applications, while CENTA Antriebe manufactures torsional coupling and drive shaft systems, offering solutions to the marine, industrial, rail, and energy industries.

Wassmer Named CEO at Kelvion

Robert Wassmer (Photo: Kelvion)

Robert Wassmer will join Kelvion, a globally active manufacturer of industrial heat exchangers, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Kelvion Holding GmbH effective as of July 1, 2016, the company’s shareholder committee announced. Wassmer is an experienced CEO with national and international experience. He has previously served as chairman of the executive board at Knorr-Bremse Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH, the European Rail Equipment Subgroup of Knorr-Bremse. Before that…

Successful New Design ROV Testing in Atlantic Ocean

The first pressure-tolerant ROV successfully tested in the deep Atlantic. In early May 2012, a new pressure-tolerant ROV named Erno2, designed by Enitech GmbH (Rostock, Germany), was successfully tested within the framework of the “Pressure-tolerant deep-sea systems” project of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). Driven by electric thrusters, the light vehicle easily manoeuvred above the seabed, streaming live video from over 4000 m deep with its 3 video cameras and LED lights. The actual robot was attached to its tether management system (TMS) during the two-hour descent into the deep. It left the TMS 20 m above the seafloor and continued its journey being remotely controlled.

HCI Capital Acquires Ernst Russ GmbH

Schiff Courtesy HCI Capital

HCI Capital AG acquires the long-established Hamburg shipping company Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG. The HCI Group, which early in 2016 already the majority of the shares of König & Cie. Group had taken, thus expanding again the controlled fleet and strengthen its maritime services division. This HCI consistently pursued the strategic positioning as an asset and investment manager with a maritime focus. The Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG is one of the oldest, internationally known Hamburg shipping companies and has existed since 1893.

CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbH, Christie & Grey to Collaborate

The management teams of CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbH and Christie & Grey Limited announce a strategic global sales cooperation between their companies. The agreement allows the two companies to join forces to engineer and strategically supply the industry’s premium “quiet drive” solutions - combining soft mounting systems, flexible couplings, and intermediate drive shaft systems. As a pioneer in innovation since 1914, Christie & Grey Limited manufactures durable and highly efficient vibration, noise, and shock control solutions for worldwide marine, industrial, and commercial applications. For over 100 years, Christie & Grey has been a leader in designing and building engineered and customized solutions.

Geislinger Expands Operations

Geislinger GmbH of Salzburg/Austria has launched several operations in Asia and North America within the last year. Geislinger develops and manufactures torsional vibration dampers and torsional elastic high damping steel spring couplings for large diesel and gas engines. Geislinger has 250 employees with annual revenue of approximately EUR 30 million. In September 2001 Geislinger Corporation was founded. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Geislinger GmbH and offers Sales and Engineering support, assembly of new Geislinger couplings and dampers as well as full After-Sales-Service of all Geislinger products in North America. The new facility is located on 14 acres of property in the Southwest of Michigan. It houses 3,500 sq.ft.

Matthias Grawe to Head Business Division Industry

Matthias Grawe (Photo: Voith Turbo)

Matthias Grawe  took over at the helm of the Division Industry at Voith Turbo on March 1. The graduate engineer has been working for Voith Turbo for ten years, most recently as Head of the Product Group Variable-Speed Drives at the location Crailsheim. After studying process technology at Stuttgart University, followed by a study course in energy management at Grenoble University, Grawe gained international experience in a number of renowned companies. In 2000, he joined Voith as sales manager in the Product Group Variable-Speed Drives at Voith Turbo in Crailsheim…

Emerging Nation Shipyard Delivers Largest Ship Yet to German Owners

Ananda Shipyard & Slipways hands over multi-purpose 6,100 dwt vessel to Komrowski Maritim Gmbh. Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd have handed over Enzian, an oceangoing multi-purpose vessel, to German company Komrowski Maritim Gmbh. The 110.9-metre long and 16.5-metre in breadth ship is the largest ever locally built ship for export, say Ananda. Bangladesh started exporting oceangoing ships in 2008, and Ananda was the first local company to export its first vessel to Europe, to a Danish company. At present, Ananda, Western Marine, Highspeed Shipbuilding, Dhaka Dockyard and Engineering Works, Khan Brothers Shipbuilding and Karnaphuli Shipyard are the leading shipbuildersof ocean-going ships for international buyers.

Buss Shipping Equips Two Container Vessels

Photo: Alfa Laval

Buss Shipping, the shipping arm of the worldwide maritime logistics service provider Buss Group, will install Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems on two of its container vessels at the beginning of next year. As a key step in this process, hybrid Alfa Laval PureSOx systems will be retrofitted on board the vessels Condor and Corsar. Both are container feeders of 1025 TEU that operate exclusively in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). Since they frequent the low-alkalinity waters between Rotterdam and St.

Voith Marine Technology a Market Area of Voith Turbo

The business areas of Voith Schiffstechnik GmbH & C. KG have been incorporated into the Corporate Division “Power Transmission“ of Voith AG – Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG, Heidenheim. In future, the company will be trading under the name Voith Turbo Marine GmbH & Co. KG. Within the Corporate Division “Power Transmission“ Voith Turbo Marine GmbH & Co. KG stands as a separate Market Area “Marine“ among the established Market Areas Industry, Rail and Road. The Executive Vice Presidents of Voith Turbo Marine GmbH & Co. KG are Dr. Jens-Erk Bartels and Christoph W. Stegmaier. The integration of the business field “Marine Technology“ will result in a further expansion of our customer relations and provide us with an even better position as your partners for innovative propulsion systems.

Offshore Marine Management Names MD

Managing Director, Klaus Klingelholler

Offshore Marine Management GmbH (OMM GmbH) has announced the appointment of Managing Director Klaus Klingelhöller to the company. Klaus joined OMM GmbH in early July of this year, bringing to the role over 25 years’ experience of working within the renewables industry both on and offshore. Klaus has worked in senior management roles with a number of offshore companies, most recently at RWE Offshore Logistics Company from where he joined OMM GmbH. In his role at OMM GmbH Klaus will head up the company’s operations in Germany…

Schlumberger Acquires KBB, Augments Its Range of Services

Schlumberger Oilfield Services has acquired Kavernen Bau und Betriebs GmbH (KBB) from the Preussag Group. The purchase of the Hanover, Germany-based consulting firm, which has more than 30 years of experience in subsurface gas storage, augments the range of services provided by Schlumberger for the growing worldwide gas business. KBB's primary expertise is in the engineering, construction and project management of facilities for the underground storage of natural gas in salt domes, aquifer structures and depleted oil and gas reservoirs, including the associated salt leaching, gas compression and gas treatment facilities on the surface.

Voith Turbo CEO Reinhardt Resigns

Carsten J. Reinhardt, President and CEO of Voith Turbo and member of the Corporate Management Board of Voith GmbH, has resigned Tuesday in order to pursue other interests, the company announced. Dr. Uwe Knotzer will become the new Chairman of the Board of Management of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG and member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH with immediate effect Dr. Knotzer has been on the Board of Management of Voith Paper since 2012, where he is in charge of the Products & Services business line.

Schottel Reorganizes

With a revised product range and a new corporate structure, Germany’s Schottel announced that its headquarters in Spay/Rhine and Schottel Antriebstechnik GmbH in Wismar have been merged to form the new Schottel GmbH with its registered office in Spay and branches in Wismar and Hamburg. Schottel Schiffsmaschinen GmbH, which is also based at the Wismar location, will continue to develop and manufacture controllable-pitch propeller systems as an independent company. The core competencies of Schottel GmbH are the development, production and servicing of steerable propulsion and maneuvering systems such as the Rudderpropeller and its electric variant the Combi Drive, the Schottel Pump-Jet and the SCHOTTEL Transverse Thrusters.

Offshore Marine Services GmbH Appoints Rhenus

Offshore Marine Services GmbH (OMS) appointed Rhenus Midgard GmbH & Co. KG as its exclusive vessel agency in Germany. Bremen based OMS has signed an agreement with Rhenus to act as vessel agent to all vessels under OMS charter or contract operating in German waters and ports. It is a rolling contract with an initial 12-month period from January to December this year. OMS is part of Offshore Marine Management (OMM), a growing independent provider of managed marine solutions to the offshore renewables, subsea telecoms and oil and gas industries. Rhenus, one of Europe’s leading logistics service providers, was chosen by OMS to facilitate the company’s ongoing and future workload in German waters.

Simplex Expands Service Team

Simplex Americas LLC, the representative office for Blohm & Voss Industries GmbH in the Americas, has expanded its Factory Trained & Authorized service team with the hiring of Jay M. Lewis as Service Engineer. Lewis’ 15 years of propulsion and shaft experience includes progressive positions as Outside Machinist for various Marine Contractors, Outside Machinist Foreman at Bender Shipbuilding, and ultimately Outside Machinist Leaderman at Atlantic Marine Inc., in Mobile, Alabama. In addition, he most recently was employed as a specialist propulsion service contract engineer with Rolls Royce Naval Marine. Tracy Pearman, with 19 years of shipyard Propulsion and Shaft experience has been promoted to Technical Manager in charge of the Service Engineers…

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