Webb Receives SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence
Rollie Webb, Senior Vice President at Robert Allan Ltd., was presented with the SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence by the Lt. Governor of B.C. Judith Guichon on behalf of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in a ceremony held on November 9 in Victoria. Webb joined Robert Allan Ltd. in 2008 and assumed duties as Senior Vice President in 2015. Webb has more than 40 years of experience in marine engineering and shipyard experience, starting out in ship operations as a marine engineer at sea…
Teekay’s 1st Arctic LNG Carrier Completes Trial
Teekay LNG Partners said its first icebreaker liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier newbuild, Eduard Toll, recently completed gas trials. Eduard Toll is Teekay’s first of six 172,000 cubic meter ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings to be constructed for the Yamal LNG project. The ARC 7 LNG carrier was launched in January this year at the South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard. The vessel has been designed and built to perform year-round navigation through the Arctic and has the icebreaking ability allowing it to proceed through ice up to 2.1 m thick.
Arctic LNG Carriers Delivered: RS Class
The construction of a series of Arctic LNG carriers under the technical supervision of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is in progress: in November “Boris Vilkitsky” and “Fedor Litke” gas carriers were delivered to the customer and the keel of a new gas carrier was laid. A series of 15 LNG carriers unique in design, is being constructed as part of the implementation of the large-scale RF liquefied natural gas production project Yamal LNG. The construction site is Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in the Republic of Korea.
The Marine Engineering Handbook
MarEngine English Underway by Wieslawa Buczkowska is a marine engineering English handbook that can be used as a practice teaching tool or for self-studying. The book helps students to visualize and organize thematic content of marine engineering vocabulary. All the readings are followed by a number of practice tasks which are provided with answer keys. The book is also intended for novice teachers of marine engineering, particularly at marine engineering faculties and colleges…
Rendall Joins The Shearer Group
Naval architect Ryan Rendall has joined the naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI). Prior to joining TSGI, Rendall worked for Metal Shark Boats as a naval architect and marine engineer. He received a B.S. in Marine Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and the Marine Technology Society.
SENER Hires New GM for Engineering Business Unit
Rafael de Góngora Escrivá de Romaní has been appointed Head of the Marine Engineering Strategic Business Unit (MaSBU) and director of the Department of Engineering and Marine Systems of SENER, an engineering and technology group that has a workforce of more than 5,000 professionals, offices in four continents and a turnover of 1.16 billion euros (2011 figures). Rafael de Góngora leaves the position of Director of Operations of the Marine Engineering Strategic Business Unit and will strive in his new position to further broaden the international customer base of the company…
New VP at BMT Designers & Planners
BMT Designers & Planners (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, appointed Ralph Duncan as Vice President of Business Development. A University of New Mexico, Naval Postgraduate School and Stanford University graduate, Ralph has over 30 years’ experience in the marine engineering sector. He has worked as an analyst and senior marine engineer, and has held a number of senior roles for Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Art Anderson Associates, most recently as VP Marine Design and Research.
Wilhelmsen Wins Contract from Meyer Werft
Wilhelmsen Marine Engineering won an order from Meyer Werft in Germany to finalize the cruise ship AIDAblu and two new cruise vessels, NB689 (unnamed) and NB690 (unnamed) being built for the German cruise operator, AIDA Cruises. Under the terms of the deal, Wilhelmsen Marine Engineering's subsidiary, Wilhelmsen Callenberg Fläkt will deliver heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and related engineering services. The order has an estimated value of EURO 10.4 million. The company has been involved in AIDA's new building program since 2004 and has delivered HVAC system design and advanced equipment to AIDAdiva, AIDAluna, AIDAbella and AIDAblu.
USMMA MMarE Program Accredited and Highly Ranked
USMMA Master of Marine Engineering Program Completes its 6th Year. The United States Merchant Marine Academy’s Master of Science in Marine Engineering (MMarE) program is moving ahead and is currently completing its 6th year of operation. In addition, the MMarE program, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, was recently ranked 12th in “Student Engagement & Accreditation” in the U.S. News 2012 Top Online Education Program Rankings for Graduate Programs in Engineering.
SNAME 2009 Medal Award Winners
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) recognized four individuals for their outstanding contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering. The annual achievement medals were presented at the SNAME Annual Banquet, held during the SNAME 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo in Providence, R.I. The society’s top award, the Vice Admiral "Jerry" Land Medal for outstanding accomplishment in the marine field, was presented to Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and Chief Executive officer of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
Jose Femenia Named Consultant at UtiliVisor
Jose Femenia, former Head of Engineering and Director of the Master of Marine Engineering Program at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, has been named a consultant at utiliVisor. UtiliVisor is an energy advisory firm that offers comprehensive energy monitoring and analysis services for the marine industry, providing accurate, reliable solutions to boost the fuel efficiency of vessels. Mr. Femenia will serve as a technical advisor for utiliVisor clients on shipboard propulsion and power systems. “Jose’s background at the U.S.
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Marine Engineering Skills Gap to be Explored
The issue of the skills gap in the marine sector is to come under the spotlight as part of London International Shipping Week 2013 when the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and specialist engineering recruitment agency Matchtech will hold an invitation only roundtable to discuss and debate the topic. Chaired by Rear Admiral Nigel Guild CB, Chairman of the Engineering Council, and a Past President of IMarEST, the roundtable, taking place on Monday, September 9 at IMarEST headquarters in London, will attract key organizations from the marine industry, defense, academia and training, providing those taking part with the opportunity to discuss the skills shortages in marine engineering within the sector.
Towers Joins EBDG Engineering Team
Elliott Bay Design Group, a Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, has hired seasoned marine professional Jim Towers. Towers, originally hired at the firm in 2000, brings more than 30 years' experience to his role as Senior Naval Architect and Marine Engineer. Tower's extensive skill set includes production engineering and management, shipyard estimating and budget control, CAD design, repair yard engineering and management as well as expertise in the design and construction of offshore and passenger vessels…
New Addition to The Shearer Group Team
The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) has announced a new addition to its naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying practice. Harrison Brann joined TSGI in October of 2015 as a naval architect. In 2011, Harrison graduated with a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has a wide range of knowledge of marine engineering specialties including ship stability, damage analysis, systems integration, ship survivability, and firefighting systems.
Curtis Joins The Shearer Group
Naval architect Kyle Curtis has joined naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI). Prior to joining TSGI, Curtis worked for Versabar in Houston as a marine engineer and a structural engineer. He received a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University where he also received the Dean’s Honor Award and participated as the Treasurer of the Ocean Engineering Society.
Glosten Promotes Lamkin to Senior Marine Consultant
Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has promoted Bradley G. Lamkin, PE to Senior Marine Consultant. As a Senior Marine Consultant and member of the Principals’ Group, Lamkin will continue to lead Glosten’s marine construction efforts. A 20-year veteran at Glosten, Lamkin specializes in resolving stability issues for a variety of vessels including barges, hopper dredges, passenger vessels and tugboats. Lamkin is a graduate of Calvin College (BSE…
EBDG Welcomes 2 New Marine Engineers
EBDG welcomes two new Marine Engineers to its team: William Summers (Bill) in its New Orleans office and Eileen Tausch in its Seattle office. Summers is a seasoned marine professional with more than three decades experience in the offshore and oilfield industry. His varied background encompasses the development and planning of marine engineering vessel modifications and new construction vessel operations. He holds a MBA from Tulane University and a BS in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Lawson Joins Bristol Harbor Group
Naval architect Ian Lawson has been hired to join the naval architecture and marine engineering practice of Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI). Lawson holds a B.S. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from Webb Institute, where he served as Class President and Honor Council Chairman, and participated on the Education Committee, sailing team, jazz band and choir during his time at Webb. Lawson interned at BHGI in January and February of this year. He has a keen interest in the marine LNG industry. Prior to interning at BHGI, Ian spent the previous winter working on an LNG carrier.
Capuco is Chief Naval Architect of Gibbs & Cox
Gibbs & Cox, Inc., an independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, announced the appointment of Mr. Benedict P. Capuco as Chief Naval Architect. In this role, Capuco will provide corporate leadership to the company's naval architecture and marine engineering capabilities and solutions across the Gibbs & Cox global portfolio. Prior to this appointment, Capuco served as Vice President and Group Manager of the Platform Solutions Group of Gibbs & Cox, leading full ship design projects including commercial projects, foreign navy projects, and U.S. Navy and U.S.
Werner Named Academic Dean of Webb Institute
Webb Institute announced that Matthew R. Werner has been named Webb Institute’s next Academic Dean. Professor Werner, the American Bureau of Shipping Chair of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, will begin his term on July 1, 2015. Professor Werner is an accomplished educator with extensive leadership and administrative experience. Professor Werner began his career in the ship design, construction, and operations fields and joined the Webb faculty in 2002. In 2010, he was designated Webb’s first American Bureau of Shipping Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Aker Kvaerner Wins Contracts from Daewoo
Norwegian engineering, construction and technology group Aker Kvaerner ASA has secured two drilling riser systems contracts from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The contracts, worth $75m, cover complete deepwater marine drilling riser system with buoyancy package and associated equipment. The systems will be used for two drilling units under construction by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The drilling riser systems will be manufactured by Aker Kvaerner Subsea in Malaysia and delivered in 2010.
EBDG Seattle Continues Staff Growth
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) welcomed two new additions to its Seattle team: Engineer Kurt Jankowski and Designer Justin Jones. Kurt Jankowski comes to EBDG with broad education in naval architecture and marine engineering in addition to experience in boat and ship construction. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a BSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and earned his MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in April 2013.