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Monday, December 11, 2017

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W & O Supply Announces Leadership Changes

W&O Supply, a supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems, announces a change in leadership. David Turner, currently the President and CEO of W&O Supply, has been promoted to the position of Director of Business Development for Pon Power, W&O Supply’s parent company, and Chairman of W&O Supply. In his new role, Turner will be tasked with growing the Pon division on a global basis during the next five years. Additionally, Turner will leverage marketing and growth opportunities in existing markets as well as execute against Pon Power’s global marine business growth goals. Turner’s new position requires his relocation to Holland where he will work out of the Pon Power headquarters in Almere, The Netherlands.

EBDG’s Turner, Wood Earn PMP Designation

David Turner (left) and Mike Wood. Courtesy EBDG

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a provider of architectural and engineering services to the marine industry with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, announced that David Turner and Mike Wood have earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. David Turner joined Elliott Bay Design Group in August 2010 bringing over 12 years of naval architecture experience to his role. Turner is well versed in applying ABS standards and other regulatory requirements…

Elliott Bay Design Group Adds Staff

Photos courtesy EBDG

In EBDG's Seattle office naval architect Nick Barczak joined the team, bringing three years of experience in naval architecture. Barczak's technical skills range from drafting, to CFD and FEA analyses, wind tunnel and towing tank testing to basic naval architecture. Naval architect David Turner joins EBDG's New Orleans office bringing over 12 years experience. He has extensive experience with a variety of vessel types including ferries, barges, research vessels, aluminum crewboats and offshore vessels. He has worked with operators and shipyards across the country and overseas.

W&O Supply Appoints Two

W&O Supply, a supplier of marine valves, pipes, fittings and valve automation services, hired Jim Baur as general manager of the Automation Division. Working in conjunction with W&O Supply’s subsidiary, Valve Automation & Control, Jim will be responsible for launching and overseeing the company’s automation expertise to a nationwide audience. “Jim is a valuable addition to our team, especially in our initiative of expanding and promoting our valve automation capabilities across the country,” said David Turner, W&O Supply’s President and CEO. Prior to joining W&O Supply, Baur was vice president of Marine for Wartsila North America. W&O Supply also hired Jenny Brandies as the new director of material management.

Guide to Human Element in Shipping Published

The Human Element: Photo courtesy of the publishers

Aimed at everyone in the shipping industry, the Guide explains the fundamental aspects of human behaviour – 'The Human Element'. Based on a wide range of consultations with maritime organisations, the guide was produced by organisational psychologists gs partnership ltd, for consortium partners UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency, BP Shipping,Teekay Marine Services, and the Standard P&I Club. Aimed at everyone in the shipping industry, the Guide explains the fundamental aspects of human behaviour, which together constitute what the commercial maritime sector calls "the human element".

W&O: An Engineered Ascension

W&O Supply is a maverick. What’s so exciting about pipes and valves, you ask? How about growing from $22 million in revenue per year to $75 million in the last 13 years. In today’s rapid-paced industrial environment, companies that stand still will more than likely get trampled. David Turner, W&O’s president and CEO, realized this many years ago, and the company known for providing pipes and valves for the commercial and naval shipbuilding markets embarked on the path to provide engineered solutions. W&O Supply was founded in 1975 and by its own estimation is the largest marine piping supplier in the U.S. It boasts a wide customer base representing all aspects of the maritime industry, including the U.S.

Keehan Promoted to President of Advanced Polymer Coatings

David J. Keehan (Photo: APC)

Advanced Polymer Coatings, Inc. (APC), manufacturer of patented polymer high performance industrial coatings used worldwide in a range of markets, has promoted David J. Keehan to President. The announcement, made by Donald J. Keehan, APC Chairman, is designed to ensure management continuity for future years in the closely held family business. Previously David Keehan was APC Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 1993 to 2017, engaged in introducing, promoting and selling the company’s leading coating brands…

W&O Supply Forms New Division, Announces New Leadership

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Turner To Retire As General Dynamics President

James E. Turner will retire as president and COO of General Dynamics on January 15 - a position he has held since June 1997. Turner, who also led the company's Marine Systems Group since October 1995, joined the company in 1988 as vice president and general manager of Electric Boat - the company's nuclear submarine division. The company expects to elect a leader of the Marine Systems Group in January 2000; it does not plan to name a president.

SeaAmerica And Ingalls In Discussions

Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding has completed the full design package including ship's architectural specification and contract drawings for SeaAmerica Cruise Lines. SeaAmerica and Ingalls continue their contract discussions and price negotiations for two 47,850 grt, 1,000 passenger cruise ships, with an option for an additional vessel. In March 2000 the companies signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), under which they agreed to jointly develop the design for the vessels. SeaAmerica has also recently filed for Title XI financing with the Maritime Administration of the Department of Transportation. Title XI is a federal government shipbuilding loan guarantee program that supports privately funded projects to encourage building of ships in the United States.

SeaAmerica, Litton Ingalls In Discussions

Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding has completed the full design package including ship’s architectural specification and contract drawings for SeaAmerica Cruise Lines. SeaAmerica and Ingalls continue their contract discussions and price negotiations for two 47,850 grt, 1,000 passenger cruise ships, with an option for an additional vessel. In March 2000 the companies signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), under which they agreed to jointly develop the design for the vessels. SeaAmerica has also recently filed for Title XI financing with the Maritime Administration of the Department of Transportation. Title XI is a federal government shipbuilding loan guarantee program that supports privately funded projects to encourage building of ships in the United States.

Turner Designs Provides Fluorometers for Gulf Spill

Turner Designs is providing in situ and Laboratory Fluorometers specifically configured to detect Crude Oil for tracking the Gulf Oil spill.  Equipment being deployed includes the C3 Submersible Fluorometer, as specified in the USCG SMART protocol; the Cyclops-7 Submersible Crude Oil sensor with the DataBank, our handheld datalogger; and the Trilogy Laboratory Fluorometer for discrete sampling on shipboard.  With our standard leadtime of 1-2 weeks, Turner Designs’ fluorometers can be deployed quickly to start providing valuable spill tracking information. www.turnerdesigns.com  

Turner Designs' C6P enables upto 6 Sensors

Turner Designs C6P enables integration of up to 6 optical sensors in corrosion-resistant Delrin plastic housing. Courtesy Turner Designs

Turner Designs now offers a C6P Submersible Sensor package enabling up to six sensors in a corrosion resistant, highly durable, Delrin plastic housing able to withstand even the harshest of environments. Modeled after the popular C3, the C6P can be configured with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 optical sensors ranging from deep UV to IR. An antifouling copper plate and a mechanical wiper are available as options to minimize bio-fouling on and around the sensors. Each C6P comes with a factory installed temperature sensor; factory-installed depth sensors are available.

GD Appoints Welch As Senior VP

General Dynamics (GD) has named John K. Welch as senior vice president of the corporation and head of the marine systems group, which includes all of the company's shipbuilding and marine service operations. Welch will report to Nicholas D. Chabraja, GD chairman and CEO, at the company's Falls Church, Va. headquarters. Welch, who has been a vice president of the corporation and president of the company's Electric Boat business since 1995, will succeed James E. Turner, Jr., president and COO of GD, who has headed up the group for the past five years. The company announced that Turner plans to retire on January 15, and that it does not intend to name a new president. In addition, Michael W. Toner will take over Welch's position as president of Electric Boat, Groton, Ct.

Turner Designs Opens New Office In Texas

Fresno CA, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. announced the opening of a new office in Texas to promote their line of oil in water analyzers. The new office will be located in Houston on the west side of town near the energy corridor and will be managed by Duane Germenis. Germenis joined Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments in 2008 as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is responsible for all Upstream Oil and Gas oil in water monitoring applications worldwide. Germenis has over 20 years experience in this market including his time with Vortoil Separation Systems, US Filter, and most recently, Siemens Water Technology.

Veripos Names Senior Manager

Richard Turner, Global Business Development Manager

Aberdeen-based Veripos, suppliers of GNSS positioning services to the world offshore industry, has appointed Richard Turner as Global Business Development Manager responsible for continuing development of its worldwide operations, including acquisition of new business as well as commercial and contractual negotiations. Reporting to Managing Director Walter Steedman, his brief also includes sales strategy formulation, market research and analysis, brand management and promotional activities.

A Traditional Ship with a Contemporary Heart

Photo Courtesy of BAE Systems

Old photos show mid-nineteenth century sailing ships abandoned in the San Francisco Bay area by crews who caught gold fever. Some of these abandoned hulls lie under the modern day city of San Francisco. Over in Sausalito, just to the north of the famous Golden Gate Bridge, what may well be the spirit of one of those buried vessels has taken shape under the direction of Captain Alan Olson, who has several decades of experience building and restoring and sailing classic wooden ships.

Romica Manufacturer Secures DNV GL Approval

Bob Turner (Photo: Romica)

U.K. winch maker Romica said it is to “redouble its exports drive” after its Romania-based manufacturing partner successfully acquired accreditation with DNV GL. Yorkshire based Romica is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of lift equipment and winches for use within the marine, renewables, ports and terminals, oil and gas and oceanographic sectors. It provides a 24/7 build, repair and maintenance service worldwide with agents in South Korea, Taiwan, India and Spain. Romica is owned and run by Bob Turner and works in partnership with TIE Services International SRL…

New Tall Ship to Feature Hybrid Propulsion System

Image: Corvus Energy

The San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit, Educational Tall Ship Program has ordered a 100kWh energy storage system (ESS) from Corvus Energy as a part of a hybrid electric propulsion system on board its new, 132-foot Brigantine tall ship, the Matthew Turner, which is currently under construction in Sausalito. The Educational Tall Ship Program together with a sister organization, Call of the Sea, are both dedicated to utilizing tall ships to provide on-the-water education for local students, including classes in sailing, marine ecology and maritime history.

McAusland & Turner Choose HOTA's Albert Dock as Training Site

HOTA (Humberside Offshore Training Association Ltd) and McAusland & Turner Ltd have joined forces to create a bespoke Vessel Familiarization Course utilizing the facilities at HOTA’s Albert Dock site in Hull. Established in 1888, McAusland & Turner is the oldest Marine Surveying and Consulting firm in continuous operation in the Port of Hull. The company set up the three day Vessel Familiarization Course in 1994, with an aim of providing people working within the marine industry the opportunity to visit working vessels trading in today’s world. Throughout the 17-year course history, over 500 national and international delegates have attended training. McAusland & Turner approached HOTA in 2011 to discuss collaboration with the aim of adding realism to possible scenarios.

SeaRoc Charters 'MPI Adventure' for Windfarm Mast Installation

MPI Adventure: Photo credit MPI

SeaRoc charter 'MPI Adventure' for Narec's offshore anemometry hub (NOAH) installation for windfarm site weather appraisal. MPI Adventure is a dedicated vessel to transport, lift and install wind turbines and their foundations; delivered in March 2011 (Qidong, China) she is the second of MPI's three jack up vessels owned by MPI, part of the Vroon Group. SeaRoc was recently awarded the contract to complete the mast installation, 3 nautical miles off the coast of Blyth, consisting of a 635t tripod foundation…

Litton, SeaAmerica Sign Agreement On Cruise Ship Program

Litton Ship Systems' Ingalls Shipbuilding division, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with SeaAmerica Cruise Lines, Inc. to develop a ship design leading to contract negotiations for the construction of two 42,000-ton, 1,000 passenger cruise ships. The program will include options for two additional ships. Construction of the cruise ships will utilize both of Litton Ship Systems' production facilities - Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula and Litton Avondale Industries in metro New Orleans, Louisiana, and maximize the resources and experience of both shipyards to achieve operating synergies. "SeaAmerica anticipates receiving MARAD Title XI financing for our new program,'' said David W. Turner, SeaAmerica chairman and chief executive officer.

Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School Opened

Opening ceremony: Image credit HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has officially opened its new Apprentice School, located at 3101 Washington Ave. in downtown Newport News. Apprentices, faculty and staff were joined by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott and Rob Wittman, Virginia Delegate Chris Jones, Newport News Mayor McKinley Price, HII President and CEO Mike Petters, NNS President Matt Mulherin, Armada Hoffler Holding Co. President and CEO Lou Haddad…

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