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Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Statoil, Siemens Ink Tech Partnership

The cooperation agreement was signed by Nils Klippenberg (left), director of Strategy and global account manager in Siemens, and Halfdan Knudsen, senior vice president for process and refining technology in Statoil. Statoil and Siemens signed a technology development cooperation agreement. The partnership will initially embrace wind power, subsea technology, electrical engineering technology and energy efficiency measures. Cooperation between the companies facilitates the development of future path-breaking technology.

Bollinger Hires Remont as Program Management Director

Chris Remont (Photo courtesy of Bollinger)

Bollinger Shipyards announced that Chris Remont has joined the company as Director of Program Management. Remont will oversee all aspects of Program Management for Bollinger Shipyard’s Lockport new construction facility, with an emphasis on the present U.S. Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter program. The announcement was made by Ben Bordelon, Bollinger executive vice-president and chief operating officer, who said, “Mr. Prior to joining Bollinger, Remont held the position of Director…

AVEVA Launches Software Upgrade

Image: AVEVA

AVEVA announced new productivity enhancements in the latest release of AVEVA Electrical and AVEVA Instrumentation, feature-rich software applications for electrical and instrumentation engineering and design in plant and marine projects. New functionality also includes offering best-in-class cable routing capabilities based on AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) as well as delivering greater flexibility to the way in which distributed engineering teams can configure and control projects.

Webb Institute Hires New Assistant Professor

Michael T. Martin (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute announced Michael T. Martin, PE as its new Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prof. Martin has over 23 years of experience as a marine electrical engineer with a broad background in electrical systems including, electrical propulsion, power generation, power distribution, lighting systems, communications, navigation and internal communication systems. For the past five years, Prof. Martin has been the Vice President and principal engineer at Marine Design Dynamics, Inc.

Goltens, Yara Marine Partner for Scrubbers Installs

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Goltens and Yara Marine Technologies have entered into a nonexclusive global engineering and installation pact for Yara’s SOx Scrubber System from 2018, including sales representation in North America, the Middle East and Singapore. “Yara Marine is a leader in exhaust gas cleaning systems,” said Goltens COO, Roy Strand. Kai Låtun, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in Yara Marine, said, “The value of a strong sales and service network cannot be underestimated. A bonus for both in the new partnership should be the timing.…

Kongsberg Contracted to Support FLNG Conversion

CG drawing of the Golar Hilli after conversion (Image courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime)

Keppel Shipyard in Singapore and Black & Veatch in the U.S. have awarded Kongsberg Maritime an order for the delivery of an electrical package and safety and automation system for Golar LNG’s conversion of the ex-LNG Carrier Golar Hilli to an FLNG (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas production unit). Kongsberg Maritime’s technology will be the backbone of the Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for the new FLNG. In addition to automation and control products, Kongsberg Maritime…

AVEVA, ETAP to Deliver Industry First for Electrical Engineers

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AVEVA and ETAP have signed a partnership agreement under which both companies will jointly develop a software interface between AVEVA Electrical and ETAP’s enterprise solution for electrical power systems. The new interface will provide for the first time electrical engineers with a single round-tripping environment for complete data validation from design and network validation to 3D visualization. The interface will deliver capabilities for efficient design, development and production for the most complex electrical installations in all types of process and power plants…

Subsea 7 to Invest in Xodus Group

SEVEN FALCON. Photo: Subsea 7

Leading global contractor in seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services to the offshore energy industry Subsea 7 S.A. and Chiyoda Corporation announced that Subsea 7 has agreed to acquire a 60% holding in Xodus Group, a leading energy consultancy, from Chiyoda. Yokohama-based Chiyoda, which provides services in the fields of engineering, procurement and construction on a global basis for gas processing, will retain a 40% holding as a joint venture partner. This investment…

Century-old Tall Ship Goes High Tech

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

The 1914-built three-masted steel bark Statsraad Lehmkuhl is the oldest of the large square riggers still in operation today. The century-old tall ship, which is currently in use as a Norwegian sail-training ship, will be able to cruise out of Bergen harbor next year without any greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to a hybrid power system from Rolls-Royce. Norway’s state-owned company Enova, which works to facilitate the country’s transition to a low-emissions society, is providing just over NOK 4.2 million for an innovative project to equip the historic tall ship with shipboard battery power.

Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels in Alaska

Rick Meidel (Photo: Crowley)

Rick Meidel has joined Crowley Fuels as vice president and general manager, responsible for the performance and day-to-day operations of Crowley’s Alaska division. Meidel previously spent 32 years with ExxonMobil in downstream lubricants, retail fuels marketing, refinery optimization and natural gas and co-generation power commercialization. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. In his new role, Meidel will be based in Anchorage and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager.

Sierra Named CEO of SENER US

Mercedes Sierra is SENER’s new CEO in the U.S. (Photo: SENER)

Engineering and technology group SENER has named Mercedes Sierra CEO of SENER in the United States. Sierra joined SENER in 1985, growing within the organization and functioning in many management roles. This experience includes leading many of the international and multidisciplinary contracts for SENER in the aerospace field. In 2005 Spain’s Ministry of Economy appointed Sierra the Director of Aeronautics and Space of the Agency for Technology & Innovation where she served on a number of international oversight organizations and committees.

Nine HII Employees Honored

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that nine employees from its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions were recognized for achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during the 27th annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Global Competitiveness Conference. This year's conference is being held at the Washington Marriott in Wardman Park through Saturday. Theodore A. Bush is an electrical engineer at Ingalls Shipbuilding. He has played a key role in his group's contribution to the Large Deck Amphibious (LDA) Program and the Navy's newest fleet of the San Antonio-class amphibious assault ships. Bush earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Alabama A&M University. Tennyson D.

Hodge Chair for IMarEST Board of Trustees

Professor Chris Hodge FREng CEng CMarEng FIMarEST, Chief Electrical Engineer of BMT Defence Services and Honorary Professor of Engineering at the University of Warwick, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), taking over the role from Vaughan Pomeroy CEng FIMarEST FRINA FIMechE, Technical Director of Lloyd's Register who has held the post since April 2005. "Vaughan Pomeroy has done a magnificent job and we thank him for his unremitting enthusiasm for, and work on behalf of, the Institute," said Dr. Marcus Jones, IMarEST's Chief Executive. The IMarEST was established in 1889 and is the largest international membership body and learned society for marine professionals with over 15…

Engineers to Meet to Discuss Electric Installations on Ships

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is updating the IEEE 45 standard for electrical installations on ships. This is a big undertaking because so much has changed with new power systems on ships, from the cruise industry to integrated electric propulsion systems on warships. “With new voltages, power distribution systems and casualty power arrangements, the standard really needs a refresh,” says Moni Islam, an electrical engineer who is chairing the IEEE committee reviewing and revising the standard. Islam is asking qualified electrical engineers, to include maritime experience if possible, to contact him. He is inviting any and all interested parties…

Wood Jr. Appointed Chairman at American Superconductor

American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a global power technologies company, announced the appointment of John W. Wood Jr. as chairman of the Board, effective August 16. He replaces former chairman and company founder, Gregory J. Yurek, who retired as chief executive officer earlier this year. Wood, 67, has been an independent director of AMSC since 2006. Prior to joining AMSC’s Board, Wood was chief executive officer of Analogic Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of medical imaging and security systems. Before joining Analogic, he held senior executive positions over a 22-year career at Thermo Electron Corporation. Wood is a director for FLIR Systems, Inc. and ESCO Corporation.

ST Engineering Adds Nonexecutive Director

Singapore based defense and engineering firm Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) has appointed Neo Kian Hong as nonindependent and nonexecutive director of the company, effective June 30, 2017. Neo is Singapore’s Permanent Secretary (Defense Development) and has held various command positions in the Ministry of Defense, including Chief of Army and Chief of Defense Force. He was also Permanent Secretary (Education Development) at Ministry of Education until June 19, 2017. Neo holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of London, U.K. as well as a Master of Science (Management of Technology) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.

Kongsberg Wins EPCI Contract for Newbuild RoPax Ferry

Kongsberg Maritime said it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract worth more than NOK 120 million from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) for engineering and maritime technology deliveries to a RoPax ferry for Irish Continental Group (ICG). Kongsberg Maritime together with its wholly owned subsidiary Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME) will execute the project, which will see KME provide all engineering, procurement and project management while Kongsberg Maritime will supply a ‘full picture’ system delivery. The RoPax ferry will have a 194.8 m length overall and 31.6 m beam with a cargo capacity of 2,800 lane meters, and an additional dedicated car deck for 300 cars.

KONGSBERG wins EPCI Work for RoPax Ferry

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Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract with Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), a subsidiary of Siem Group. The contract, worth more than NOK 120 Million, covers engineering and maritime technology deliveries to a RoPax ferry for Irish Continental Group (ICG). Kongsberg Maritime together with its wholly owned subsidiary Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME) will execute the project. KME will provide all engineering…

Hyde, Alandia Engineering Partnership

Hyde Marine, Inc. and Alandia Engineering OY announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) for Alandia to provide engineering and installation services for the Hyde Guardian ballast water management technology. The partnership allows Hyde to offer its customers an organization to manage the multi-disciplined task of installing ballast water management systems on existing ships. A formal agreement will be signed during the next few months. Hyde Marine intends to continue this…

Jensen Maritime Sees Explosive Growth

 Ed Silchenstedt, manager, production engineering.

Company Doubles in Size and Adds Advanced Services and Technology to Position Itself as an Industry Leader in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corp. company, has doubled the size of its staff and added three major services to its already robust suite of capabilities in just the past 12 months. These additions are the results of multi-year strategic plans that have now positioned Jensen as a leader in the industry of naval architecture and marine engineering.

STEM Conference Recognizes 18 from Northrop Grumman

Pamel Jones, Camille D'Annunzio and Sonal Deshpande

Eighteen Northrop Grumman Corporation employees received awards for their achievements at the 2013 Women of Color STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Conference in Dallas this weekend. The conference recognizes outstanding women in the STEM fields and provides opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting. Camille D'Annunzio, manager of the Automated Sensor Exploitation Technology Center in Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector was named the Technologist of the Year. Among her many achievements, she has received a U.S.

Kelly Named Managing Director of Triogen

Eric Dehouck, CEO of Degremont Technologies (right), attended an official meeting on Thursday, January 9 where Jim Wheatley (center) and Tom Kelly (left) shared the traditional Scottish “Quaich” signifying the handover.

Triogen, a branch of Degremont Technologies (Suez Environment group), announce the appointment on January 1, 2014 of Tom Kelly as Managing Director. Tom Kelly succeeds Jim Wheatley, founder of the Company. Jim retires after more than 30 very successful years at Triogen. Tom began his career in Yarrow Shipbuilders and is a qualified electrician, draughtsman and design engineer. He has a BSc and B Eng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering. Tom joined Triogen in December 1990 as an Electrical Design Engineer and has progressed through various positions.

GD Wins $27m Navy Contract

General Dynamics Information Technology has won three task orders worth a total of $26.7m from the Naval Sea Systems Command. The company will provide IT engineering and professional services for the US Navy's Smart Carrier program at its , Carderock Division in . It will support modernization operations including testing and installation of new machinery control monitoring systems, distributed data and control networks, and navigation and ship control systems. It will also provide engineering, system analysis, and program support for navigation and integrated bridge control systems that include antenna, sail, radar, microwave, and electrical systems.

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