ASV Wins Maritime Autonomy R&D Funding
ASV Ltd, in partnership with nine other commercial and research organisations, have been awarded funding by Innovate UK to undertake in excess of £3million worth of research and development for Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS). Three separate projects involving ASV will look to address different areas covering the wide spectrum of activities concerning Maritime Autonomous Systems. These include software and communications, operations and regulations, autonomous vehicle interaction and launch and recovery.
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Rasmussen
KPI Bridge Oil, a global bunker broker and trader, has appointed Jesper Rasmussen as Senior Key Account Manager in its London office. Rasmussen, a Danish national, has management and sales experience in the global maritime industry and speaks Danish, English, German, Norwegian and some Dutch and Greek. Rasmussen holds a degree from Copenhagen Business School and has completed various business courses at Management Centre Europe in Brussels and Cranfield University in the UK. Jesper joins the KPI Bridge Oil group from a leading global marine-paint and coating supplier…
BMT Expands Operations Team
BMT Scientific Marine Services announced an expansion of its operations team with the appointment of Phil Hart as the new Vice President of Operations and Jeffrey Lewis as Vice President - Client Support Operations. Phil has over 17 years of experience in the offshore industry, including project management, technology development, designing and implementing new product lines and company revenue streams, building and directing multiple cross-functional teams, and budgeting. Phil previously was a Project Manager and Consultant at Cranfield University…
UK ASV Team Win Government Research Contract
Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) team wins research contract to design & build a long endurance marine unmanned surface vehicle under the UK Government-backed Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) is leading a team having successfully won the second phase of the recent SBRI competition to develop a Long Endurance Marine Unmanned Surface Vehicle (LEMUSV). Run by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Defence, Science and…
New Tidal Wave Energy Device Completes Sea Trials
In the continuing quest to harvest efficient, renewable energy from the power of the world’s tides, an organization called Sustainable Marine Energy’s announced that its PLAT-O tidal energy platform has successfully completed its first field trials. Despite the tremendous power and predictability of the world’s waves and tides, efforts to successfully build and bring to market a device to harness, store and transmit power in an efficient manner have been largely unsuccessful in the commercial sense.
Energy Sector Taps Ex-Military Personnel to Bridge Talent Gap
Oil and gas industry offers ex-military personnel chance for a challenging second career. A former soldier has swapped foreign battlefields for the oil and gas industry, highlighting the vital role transferrable skills can play in addressing talent shortages within the energy sector. Duncan Harwood spent five years in the armed forces, leading soldiers on tours of Iraq and Northern Ireland, along with managing construction sites in the Falkland Islands. The 32-year-old has now joined Aberdeen-headquartered independent energy consultancy ADIL as a subsea project engineer.
Smith Taken on Rolls-Royce Holdings Board
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, the Remuneration Committee and the Science & Technology Committee. Sir Kevin joins from Unitas Capital, a leading Asian private equity firm, where he has been a full-time partner based in Hong Kong since joining the firm in February 2012.
Lloydâ€™s Register Releases Guide on Ballast Water Treatment
Lloydâ€™s Register has released a new Guide to Ballast Water Treatment Technology that provides an independent and impartial description and appraisal of commercially available and developing technologies for ballast water treatment. It is the result of work conducted by the internationally respected Center for Water Science at Cranfield University, UK on behalf of Lloydâ€™s Register. The treatment of ballast water is one of the most significant environmental and operational challenges facing the marine industry today. In the face of new legislation, ship operators will need to choose a ballast water management solution that will work for them. The new Guide is intended to provide an overview of the current status of ballast water treatment technologies.