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Baltimore Harbor Drafts Dredged Material Management Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared a draft tiered environmental impact statement and dredged material management plan to analyze dredged material placement for the Port of Baltimore for 20 years of maintenance and new work dredging. Comments on the documents should be submitted by March 28. 70 Fed. Reg. 6842 Source: HK Law

Baltimore Harbor – Dredged Material Management Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Notice stating that it has prepared a Final Tiered Environmental Impact Statement (FTEIS) and Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) to analyze dredged material placement for the Port of Baltimore for 20 years of maintenance and new work dredging. source: HK Law

Lower Willamette River Dredged Material Management Plan

The US Army Corps of Engineers issued a notice stating that it intends to prepare an environmental impact statement for the Lower Willamette River dredged material management plan. The notice states that comments on this proposed project should be submitted by November 27, 2006. 71 Fed. Reg. 63005 source: HK Law

W&O Supply Adds New Positions

W&O Supply announces one new hire and two promotions to support the company’s growth. To provide management and leadership for the company’s mission critical services, W&O Supply has created a new department dubbed Shared Services. W&O Supply’s Shared Services department combines materials management, information technology, warehousing and logistics, enabling the company to improve communication and workflow between these services for its 13 locations across the U.S. John Kilbride has been promoted to Vice President of Shared Services and is responsible for the seamless integration and management of these services which are shared by all W&O Supply branches. Carl Herman has been promoted to Director of Materials Management and SPACE Valve Products.

J. Ray McDermott Selects AVEVA

AVEVA Group announced that J. Ray McDermott (J. RAY)has selected its VANTAGE Project Resource Management (VPRM) to streamline global procurement and materials management processes for its engineering projects. Project management and procurement of engineering projects is one of J. RAY's primary areas of expertise. Already a user of AVEVA's PDMS and VNET solutions for design, engineering, and project collaboration, J. RAY selected AVEVA's VPRM after a year of in-depth technical evaluation of various material management solutions. J. RAY will initially deploy VPRM to manage multiple projects, utilizing project team members located in both their Houston and Dubai offices.

Crowley Announces Management Changes

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Matt Jackson has been promoted to vice president of procurement, replacing Mike Lucero who will retire at the end of this year. In his new position, Jackson reports to Susan Rodgers, senior vice president, administration. Jackson is responsible for all materials management and purchasing for the corporation. He also oversees facilities development and travel. Reporting directly to Jackson are Cal Sweep, director of facilities development; John Azzo, who is transferring to director of materials management East Coast; Alun Jones, director of materials management West Coast and Vern Johnson, administrator of contracts.

Agencies Reach Accord on Managing Long Island Sound Dredged Materials

Six government agencies tasked with regulating dredging activities in Long Island Sound have reached accord on a process to support the goal of reducing or eliminating open water disposal of dredged materials into the Sound while maintaining the economic viability of New York and Connecticut's working ports. agencies to formally administer a Regional Dredging Team to comply with the June 3, 2005, rulemaking by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(USEPA) that designated open-water dredged material disposal sites in Central Long Island Sound (CLIS) and Western Long Island Sound (WLIS). The establishment of the Regional Dredging Team…

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.

Dredge Material Management Feasibility Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Notice of Intent to evaluate options for managing dredge materials in Los Angeles County. The Corps and local agencies are preparing a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report. A scoping meeting will be held in Long Beach on February 26, 2003. 68 Fed. Reg. 7353

MHI Selects Intergraph eMARIAN Materials

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) of Japan has signed contracts to purchase eMARIAN(TM) materials management software and services from the Process, Power & Offshore division of Intergraph Corporation (Nasdaq:INGR). The contracts cover software and services for installation, systems integration and consulting. Implementation of eMARIAN is underway in MHI's Yokohama Engineering & Construction Center (MCEC) and will be extended to construction sites around the world. The sale includes integration with the MCEC SAP R/3 system for cost control. eMARIAN users include MHI's mechanical and equipment, instrumentation, piping, electrical, civil and structural engineering disciplines.

Härter Takes Over as CEO of ZF Marine

Daniel Härter

Effective September 1, 2014, Daniel Härter assumes the responsibility as CEO of ZF Marine Propulsion Systems. Härter will be based out of ZF Marine’s headquarters in Padova, Italy. Benz has been promoted to the Head of Corporate Key Account Management at the global ZF Group level. Härter comes to ZF Marine from ZF’s Industrial Technology Division in Passau, Germany where he previously held the position of Vice President Materials Management. Härter completed his studies in Business…

Northrop Grumman Wins U.S. Navy Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a delivery order for the fourth year of a five-year contract to provide technical, logistics and material support for mission-critical systems installed on U.S. Navy surface ships and submarines. The fourth-year award, valued at $15.3 million, was granted to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit by Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa. The five-year firm-fixed-price performance-based logistics (PBL) contract has a total value of $65.3 million. Under the contract, Sperry Marine is supplying material management, configuration management and program management services for the AN/WSN-7 ship/submarine inertial navigation systems and the AN/BPS-15 and AN/BPS-16 submarine radar systems.

NG Logistics Support Contract for U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) support for navigation and steering systems installed on U.S. Navy surface ships and submarines. The contract was awarded by Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa., exercising a three-year option on a previously awarded five-year PBL contract. The total value of the three-year contract is $42m. The initial year award is valued at $14.8m. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine will provide material management, configuration management and program management services…

Craney Island Design Partners to Design New Terminal

The Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area (CIDMMA), a 2,500-acre confined dredged material disposal site in Portsmouth, Virginia, currently provides a long-term disposal area for material dredged from Hampton Roads Harbor. The Virginia Port Authority’s (VPA) plan to expand the area eastward and turn the site into a new port facility has taken a step forward through its award of a design contract to Craney Island Design Partners, LLC, a company led by Moffatt & Nichol and comprised of a number of prominent Virginia architectural and engineering firms, including Fugro, VGS/S&ME, Malcolm Pirnie, Kimley-Horn, MMM Design Group, TBA, Alpha Corporation, American Consulting Engineers, and NXL.

Tognum Opens MTU Material Management Center

Tognmum MMC Facility: Image credit Tognum

Tognum CTO Dr. Ulrich Dohle opened the facility situated in the Friedrichshafen district of Kluftern near Lake Constance. Over the next few months, the MMC will be entirely responsible for supplying parts to Friedrichshafen manufacturing plants and will later extend its activities to take in other production facilities in the international network. Tognum, a provider of propulsion and power solutions, and its new partner Stute Logistics, the Kühne + Nagel subsidiary that is operating the warehouse, together invested around 50 million euros in the ultra-modern Materials Management Center.

AERA Receives Contract

Advanced Engineering and Research Associates (AERA) Inc., Alexandria, Va., is being awarded a $5,046,276 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification under previously awarded contract to exercise an option for U.S. Navy, foreign military, and material management support services. planning Ship Project Directive configuration requirements, delivery schedules of Government Furnished Equipment and other related management functions, for U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) DDG class ships. This involves purchases for the U.S. Navy (90 percent) and the Governments of Japan (5 percent) and Spain (5 percent) under the FMS Program. Work will be performed in Alexandria and is to be completed by July 2003. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. D.C., is the contracting activity.

Aveva Launches New Software

On May 10, 2012 AVEVA (LSE:AVV) announced the release of an exciting new software product family for the marine and EPC market, AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management. Comprising the products AVEVA Material, AVEVA Planning and AVEVA Production, the application suite supports the entire project management and execution process. Shipyards and EPCs will benefit from lower material and production/construction costs through improved project efficiency, shortening timescales and increasing project quality and control. “AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management combines the proven plant and marine capabilities of world-recognised products AVEVA VPRM and AVEVA MARS”, said Lars Riisberg, Vice President, Enterprise Resource Management, AVEVA.

Gardner Named VP at Oceaneering

Oceaneering International, Inc. has appointed Philip D. Gardner as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing. Effective April 1, 2004, Mr. Gardner will assume worldwide P&L responsibility for Oceaneering's products group, which includes Oceaneering Multiflex and Oceaneering Intervention Engineering. In addition, he will have worldwide functional oversight responsibility for Materials Management and Quality Assurance in the oilfield sector. Mr. Gardner's career spans over twenty-five years in the oil and gas industry, most recently with Oil States Industries, Inc. where he served as President of AHSI, an offshore crane company. Mr. Gardner…

MacDonald VP, Procurement at Crowley

Photo courtesy Crowley Maritime

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Wendy MacDonald has been promoted to vice president of procurement, replacing Matt Jackson who has been named vice president, Caribbean island services. MacDonald will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Susan Rodgers, Crowley's senior vice president of corporate services. MacDonald is responsible for all materials management and purchasing for the corporation. She also oversees facilities development and travel. MacDonald…

J. Ray McDermott on the Gorgon Project

J. Ray McDermott, S.A. (J. Ray) announced that its subsidiary P.T. McDermott Indonesia (PTMI) has been awarded a contract by the Kellogg Joint Venture-Gorgon on behalf of Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd, operator of the Gorgon Project. The estimated value of the contract if the work is completed per contract terms is in excess of $150m. More than 60 pre-assembled racks and units with an estimated combined weight of approximately 25,000 tonnes will be constructed at J. Ray’s Batam Island fabrication facility in Indonesia. J. Ray will provide services for project management, fabrication engineering, procurement and material management, construction, commissioning assistance, quarantine compliance, loadout and seafastening.

Tsuneishi Standardizes on SmartMarineEnterprise Suite

Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company has standardized on the Intergraph SmartMarine Enterprise suite of 3D engineering design and data management solutions to optimize design efficiency and increase productivity. Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation is a maritime affair enterprise composed of a leading Japan-based shipbuilding group and shipping business. Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company is continuing to deliver high-quality ships at an economical price to customers around the world. In committing to the entire SmartMarine Enterprise suite, Tsuneishi will now have a comprehensive set of integrated solutions to manage…

Chantier Davie Shipyard: Competitive Value of Integrated Shipbuilding Tech

Case study: Chantier Davie Shipyard invests in AVEVA technology to keep competitive. Established in 1825, Chantier Davie Shipyard is Canada’s oldest, and still today one of its most innovative, shipyards. Situated in Quebec, the yard has been expanding in both working and production capacity, and its 1,300 workers now have the capability to handle 1,200 t / month of steel production at its 570,000 square meter facilities. Chantier Davie (Davie) is a diversified shipbuilder, building various types of ships for both naval and commercial clients.

Rousseau Promoted to VP of Intermodal

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Robert (Bob) Rousseau has been promoted to Vice President of Intermodal, a newly created position in the company's liner services segment. He will remain in Jacksonville and report to Rob Grune, vice president and general manager of Puerto Rico/Caribbean services, and John Hourihan, vice president and general manager of Latin America services. Rousseau, a 31-year Crowley veteran, will oversee all inland transportation, including Crowley's in-house trucking company, Crowley Trucking Inc., and all third-party trucking and rail partners. Intermodal was previously managed regionally through terminal operations, but will now be consolidated under Rousseau with enhanced focus and attention to this important customer service area.

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