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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Marine Division News

Pelling Joins HSBC Marine Division

Paul Pelling has been appointed a director of the Marine Division of Lloyd's insurance broker HSBC Insurance Brokers Limited. Paul has twenty years' experience of marine insurance broking, most recently as an Executive Director of the Marine Division of Aon Group. Prior to that he spent six years as an executive director and head of P&I at Willis Faber, and ten years with the Sedgwick Group, rising to the position of Director of Marine & Cargo. Pelling joins a diverse and expanding Marine Division at HSBC, which covers all areas of the industry, including hull and machinery, cargo, war risks, loss of hire and liability. Peter Ahlas, Chief Executive of the Marine, Cargo & Aviation Divisions at HSBC Insurance Brokers, says, "We are delighted that Paul has joined us.

Superior Energy Promotes Harris

Superior Energy Services promoted Paul Harris to international business development manager-Marine Division. Harris has been with Superior’s Marine Division for three years, most recently in overall business development. Harris’s new responsibilities will include increasing Superior’s international presence as well as continuing to maintain domestic business relationships. Before joining Superior, Harris worked for Danos & Curole and the Natco Group in developing trade with the United Kingdom, Nigeria and Canada.

AVEVA Strategic Initiative in China

AVEVA has restructured its Chinese operations into two operational divisions. The move will dedicate AVEVA’s VANTAGE engineering solutions and personnel to the unique requirements associated with each of the industry sectors; delivering solutions, support and consultancy more effectively. The two divisions will be run from AVEVA's Asia Pacific operation and headed by: Ms Liu Xiao Bin, Vice President, for the Guangzhou-based China Process and Power Division; and Ms Zhou Chun, Vice President, for the Shanghai-based China Marine Division. The China Marine Division will be responsible for serving all aspects of marine engineering and construction (including both shipbuilding and offshore facilities)…

Dometic Group Announces Global Reorganization

Frank Marciano

Formerly President of Dometic Marine, Frank Marciano has been appointed President of Dometic Americas for all divisions after Dometic Group announced a global reorganization and restructuring. The new management and business structure was enacted by the company’s global CEO, Roger Johansson, and was effective from February 1. Marciano, who is based at the Marine headquarters in Pompano Beach, Florida, is a 22-year employee of Dometic. The marine business continues to be an important part of his new role.

Byrne & Jones Acquires Midwest Foundation

Byrne & Jones Construction built barge dolphins along the Des Plaines River for Exxon Corp. in its first marine division project after acquiring Peoria, Ill.-based Midwest Foundations. (Photo: Byrne & Jones Construction)

St. Louis-based Byrne & Jones Construction informs it has acquired Midwest Foundation, a Peoria, Ill. marine construction services company. Midwest Foundation installs piling foundations and serves the bridge construction industry including demolition, construction and repair, also providing dock repairs, lock and dam rehabilitations and equipment leasing. Its marine division has a fleet of 16 barges and two tugboats, which it also leases along with crawler cranes with lifting capacities from 65 tons to 230 tons.

YANMAR Expands Americas Distributor Network

YANMAR America’s Commercial Marine Division has made three new additions to its distribution network, Mack Boring & Parts Co., W.W. Williams and Antilles Power. Established in the 1920s, Mack Boring & Parts Co. is one of America’s leading distributors of marine diesel engines, including YANMAR’s pleasure marine product lines. For YANMAR’s commercial marine division they will support the northeastern United States, including Maine, New Hampshire, Rhoda Island, Connecticut, eastern New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, eastern Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina. W.W. Williams has a history as long as YANMAR’s. Since 1912, the company has been providing experience and solutions…

Daniel Giani Joins Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Giani to regional chief executive of the marine division in the United States and Canada. In his new role, Mr. Giani will be responsible for:  profit and loss accountability; identifying growth opportunities; providing technical support and quality monitoring for all marine and offshore endeavors; and ensuring compliance to division guidelines and procedures. Mr. Giani joined Bureau Veritas in 2009 where he was employed…

Wärtsilä takes ownership of John Crane-Lips

Wärtsilä and the UK-based Smiths Group have on April 15, 2002 completed the agreement transferring John Crane-Lips, a leading global supplier of marine propulsion systems, to Wärtsilä. The agreement was signed at the end of January, 2002. In the regulatory approval process no obstacles for the acquisition have arisen. The acquisition price is GBP 215 million (EUR 350 million). The acquisition of John Crane-Lips marks an important step towards Wärtsilä´s strategic goal to lead the ship power market. The company will be part of Wärtsilä's Marine Division under the name Wärtsilä Propulsion. Mr. Christoph Vitzthum, MSc(Econ), currently Vice President, Finance & Control of Wärtsilä Marine Division, has been appointed President of Wärtsilä Propulsion.

ASC Supplies Software to HEISCO

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada is pleased to announce a new installation of its naval architecture and ship production software to a shipyard client in the Middle East. HEISCO (Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Co.) has chosen ‘The AutoSHIP WORKS Package’ which will allow them to take a new project through the complete design spiral - from hull lines right through to nested parts - in a shorter timeframe. The Marine division of HEISCO was established in 1974 (as Kuwait Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Co.) to meet the needs of the shipping and maritime industry in the Northern Arabian Gulf. Over the years the Marine division has diversified its initial core business activities to meet requests for new engineering projects.

Art Anderson Associates Hires Marine Engineer

BREMERTON, WA - Art Anderson Associates, a Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm, has hired Sean McKee, PE, as a Senior Marine Electrical Engineer.  Mr. McKee will work in the firm’s Marine Division, and be responsible for leading and executing electrical engineering assignments for marine and vessel engineering projects.  He will also provide additional support to the firm’s Facilities Division to accommodate surges in electrical workload. Mr. McKee is a Washington-licensed Professional Engineer with a strong background in marine electrical systems.   

Balmoral Group Sells Marine Division

Privately-owned Balmoral Group has sold off its marine division formerly known as Balmoral Marine- and now the Viking Moorings- to a management buy-out team in a $38.8 million deal. At least $17.6 million of the proceeds would be invested in its tanks and advanced composites business, while a further $17.6 million would be used to kick-start long-awaited plans to build a business park on 22 acres of surplus land at the group's headquarters in Aberdeen. The sale to the Viking buy-out team was announced on the opening day of what is scheduled to be a six-week trial to hear the case between Balmoral Group and Borealis. Balmoral claims that a material called Borecene sold by Borealis led to failures in the tanks Balmoral makes for holding chemicals, fuel, oil, sewage and similar fluids.

NYFD Marine Division Answers the Call

Just after 10 o'clock on a Tuesday morning in July the call came that a car had rolled off Randall's Island into the East River. Chief Bill Siegel, at his desk at Marine Division Headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, paused for just an instant then jumped up, grabbed a life jacket and headed for the stairs. Other firefighters were already on their way to the pier where the Kevin C. Kane, was tied up waiting to go. Within four minutes the 52-ft. boat was underway with its five-person crew racing upriver toward the sinking car. The men moved swiftly, yet calmly to set the stern deck pipe to pump water in an effort to gain an extra knot or two of speed. Seventy years ago, fireboats ruled New York Harbor. Much has changed since the first half of the 20th century when the more than 430 sq.

Fugro’s Heine Joins IMCA Board

 The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has confirmed the appointment of Mark Heine to its governing board. Heine is a senior executive with Fugro.   Heine is a member of the Management Board of Fugro and is the Director of the Marine Division. He has been with Fugro since 2000, and has served, amongst others roles as Director of Marine, Survey & Geotech, and Regional Manager Europe-Africa for the Survey Division. He holds an MSc in Geodetic Engineering from Delft University of Technology.

BV Sees Growth

certification society to top Euro1bn of business in 2001. Since 1995 Bureau Veritas has registered an average annual growth of 18 percent, during which time it has tripled its turnover. Turnover, at $929 million, was up 19 percent on 2000, against a background of contracting markets worldwide. Euro99.5m. President and Managing Director of BV's Marine Division. "They also demonstrate that BV's focus on customer service pays off. BV's marine division results grew 13.3 percent last year, and formed the third largest contribution to the BV group figures, surpassed only by industrial services and construction. of BV," says Anne. * Classed fleet grew to record 38m gt. Average age of the fleet fell. * BV's share of new orders grew to 10 per cent, up from 8 percent in 2000.

CAE's Marine Division Wins Contracts Worth $12.5M

CAE's marine division has signed contracts with a number of commercial marine customers around the world for a total value of more than $12.5M. In the largest of the contracts, CAE has been selected by Croatia's Brodosplit Shipyard to supply both CAE Damatic(TM) automation systems as well as an integrated navigation system with voyage data recorders and bridge consoles for six P-MAX tankers contracted by STENA. CAE Damatic automation systems enable a single crewman to have full control of all shipboard machinery and equipment. They are highly reliable, guaranteeing uninterrupted operations even in the event of system failure. The integrated navigation system that CAE is to provide is an enhancement of systems previously supplied to STENA…

Fireman's Fund Appoints Marine Loss Control Director

Tim Donney has joined Fireman's Fund McGee Marine Underwriters at the company's New York City headquarters as Marine Loss Control Director. A 25-year veteran of marine loss control, Donney will manage the loss control services provided by this leading marine insurer, which includes the largest internal ocean marine loss control staff in the industry. Donney, who was previously the president of Hull & Cargo Surveyors, Inc., most recently served as the Director of National Operations for the Marine Division of Intermodal Transportation Services, Inc. (ITS).

Finnegan Joins Drew Marine As Manager

The Drew Marine Division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company has elected John C. "Jack" Finnegan as manager of new business development. Finnegan, who comes to Drew Marine from Newport News Shipbuilding, will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities to expand the range of products and services Drew Marine offers to the marine industry. He will also manage start-up operation and global implementation for the company's new business ventures and product lines.

Greenbrier Announces Three New Marine Orders

The Greenbrier Companies announced today that its Gunderson Marine division in Portland, Oregon has received orders for three oceangoing deck cargo barges valued at approximately $25 million. Coupled with other recent orders, Greenbrier's marine backlog is now valued at over $35 million, and extends into mid-2005. The first order is for a 360' deck cargo barge for Alaska Marine Lines, a Lynden Company, the third in a series of such barges it has ordered from the Company. The other two orders are 380' deck cargo barges for Naknek Barge Lines, LLC based in Seattle, Washington.

Bone Joins EBDG

Jason Bone has joined the staff of Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) as an Engineer. A recent graduate of University of Michigan, Bone holds a B.S. in Engineering and a Masters of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, specializing in marine structures. Prior to joining the firm, Bone completed internships at Avondale Shipyard working on new oil tanker construction and CSC's Advanced Marine Division.

IPS Delivers for Reinauer

The Marine Division of Industrial Power Systems has completed ABS inspections, functional testing, and delivery of the Main and Emergency Switchboards for the Reinauer Transportation ATB Tug, Meredith C. Reinauer. The Meredith C is the latest of three new tug and barge combinations built by Alabama Shipyard and Atlantic Marine. IPS Marine has provided the switchboards for all three projects.

Fidelis Launch Inland Marine Division

Fidelis logo

Fidelis Group Holdings, through its subsidiary company Continental Underwriters, Ltd., a national marine Insurance coverage and service leader, announced today the formation of its new Inland Marine Division. Ed Helfers and Lisa Uzzo named Managing Directors. The new Inland Marine division will be based in the Company's New York office. H. Elder Brown, Jr., FGH's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said in a company statement, "We are excited to bring very senior, experienced talent into this new division of the Company.

RRI Launch Marine Services J/V with a Trans-Atlantic Reach

Regional Reporting Inc. (RRI) and Global Risk Evaluations (GREvL) inform of the creation of a joint venture aimed at expanding their marine services offerings. The new company Marine Reporting International Ltd. (MRI) will combine the marine division of GREvL and RRI's UK subsidiary. The new company Marine Reporting International Ltd. (MRI) will combine the marine division of GREvL and RRI's UK subsidiary. MRI will be headed by John Worrall and John Arber, supported by George Stobbs and Marek Domanski. They will be joined by Matthew Cook in the UK and Stephen Cook acting as liaison with RRI's Marine Division to provide services on behalf of MRI throughout the USA and Canada. The combined strengths of GREvL Marine and RRI will support and grow this strong North Atlantic Alliance.

Mackay Acquires CMC’s Marine Business

Mackay Communications, Inc. acquired CMC Electronics’ commercial marine business on October 30, 2015, from Canadian parent, Esterline, a supplier of aviation systems. Esterline divested their marine sector to concentrate efforts on its core aviation business. CMC Electronics’ maritime brand traces its roots to the Canadian Marconi Company (CMC); originally the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of Canada. Mackay Communications’ Marine Division is a turnkey supplier of communications and maritime electronic solutions and global service. According to the company, its acquisition of CMC Electronics’ commercial marine business mutually compliments their product offerings…

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