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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Intergraph Breaks Ground on New Corporate HQ

Artist impression newe Integraph HQ: Image credit Intergraph

Intergraph, a global provider of engineering and geospatial software, start construction of new headquarters in Madison, Ala. The new headquarters will be located on the current Intergraph campus and is projected to open in summer 2014. Keeping Intergraph’s established employee base in Northern Alabama was a priority for both Intergraph and Hexagon, its parent company. The five-story facility will total 250,000 square feet and will feature office space for 1,100 employees. In addition…

GE Oil & Gas to Establish New Global HQ in London

GE Oil & Gas is to establish its new global headquarters in London, England. Florence will remain the global headquarters for GE Oil & Gas Turbomachinery Products & Services, a more than $6 billion business and a key manufacturing and engineering site for the production of centrifugal compressors and gas turbines. “London was selected as the new headquarters location given its position as a leading international business and travel hub. From this location, a team of leaders from our global support functions will be able to more efficiently reach and serve our colleagues and businesses globally,” said Dan Heintzelman, president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas. The new global headquarters will support the business and 43,000 employees working in more than 100 countries.

GMS Establishes New Headquarters

Gallagher Marine Systems LLC (GMS) announced today that it has established a new headquarters in Moorestown, New Jersey for its North American operations in a move designed to better serve customers and position GMS for sustainable, long-term growth. According to GMS, the move to larger office space was needed to accommodate its growing staff and services to clients. Highlights of the new office include a larger and enhanced state of the art Incident Command Center and dedicated training center. gallaghermarine.com  

puraDYN Completes Relocation to New Facility

puraDYN Filter Technologies Inc. has announced that the company has moved to its new headquarters and factory located at 2017 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, Fla. The new space in Boynton Beach, which is a 25,541 square-foot property, will house both office and warehouse facilities. The new complex has a five-year lease agreement and will at least double puraDYN’s current manufacturing capacity. According to the lease, puraDYN will have an option to expand the facilities an additional 25,000 square feet within a six-month period.

Korean Register Breaks Ground in Busan

At a ceremony in Busan, Korea on 12 March, the chairman and CEO of the Korean Register – an IACS member classification society – together with over 300 VIP guests, formally broke the ground to start construction of KR’s new head office. As part of its continuing international development plans, the Korean Register is expanding its core headquarters staff and has outgrown its current headquarters in Daejeon, central Korea. The new headquarters will be a 20 storey state-of-the-art building on a 7.5 acre site in Busan with the capacity to house 1000 staff. The move to Busan also brings KR to the doorstep of the world’s leading shipbuilding market. “The Korean Register is growing rapidly.

HII Subsidiary AMSEC to Move HQ

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Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has picked an existing building in Virginia Beach for its new headquarters. AMSEC had been engaged in a two-year search to identify a new location in the Hampton Roads area for its headquarters. AMSEC signed a 10-year lease agreement with the Olympia Development Corp. for the property located at 5701 Cleveland St. AMSEC will occupy approximately half of the six-story, 126,000 square foot building adjacent to Interstate 264.

Ocean Installer Expands in Stavanger

The Norwegian subsea entrepreneur Ocean Installer is moving into new headquarters in Stavanger to accommodate for the strong growth the company has experienced over the last year. This expansion of our Stavanger base shows that we are developing in line with our long-term growth strategy. We are very pleased, as this proves that we have been successful with regards to recruitment and that people wish to play a part in the further development of our company, says Steinar Riise, CEO of Ocean Installer. Ocean Installer move into the new premises, located in the office park Park2020, on October 8th. Park2020 is located in the Forus area of Stavanger, the main energy and industry cluster of Norway.

ABS Breaks Ground on New Houston HQ

Photo: ABS

ABS has broken ground on its new global headquarters. Anchoring the CityPlace 2 development, the new headquarters will be located near the intersection of I-45 and the Grand Parkway in the Houston area. “This is an important milestone in our 155-year-young history and reaffirms our commitment to Houston,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. The new world headquarters will be a 10-story, 326,800-sq-ft building that will house employees from ABS and its affiliated companies. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2018.

Artificial Lift Relocates to Houston

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Artificial Lift Company has moved its headquarters to Houston from Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom, the company’s president and chief executive officer, David Malone, announced. Situated in the Westchase District near the Energy Corridor, the Artificial Lift’s offices and warehouse total 28,000 square feet with 40 employees based at the location. While supporting global operations, its headquarters consist of engineering, manufacturing, operations and general support services.

AEP MEMCO LLC Doubles Headquarters

AEP MEMCO, a dry cargo barge operator will be growing its business in a new Class A office building emerging at Chesterfield Village in Chesterfield, Mo. AEP MEMCO LLC will more that double the size of its headquarters by taking two floors in the five-story, 100,600-sq. ft. Central Park Square Office I being developed by Sachs Properties. AEP MEMCO, based at Chesterfield Village since 1995, will occupy 42,000 square feet when the new building opens next year. The start of Central Park I marks the 40th anniversary of Chesterfield Village and opens the next chapter – Downtown Chesterfield – in the 1,500-acre development. Downtown Chesterfield will include a second six-story, 150,000-square-foot office structure and four pedestrian-oriented retail buildings totaling 26,000 square feet.

Swire Oilfield Services Opens New Headquarters

Swire Oilfield Services' chief executive officer, Tor Helgeland; chairman, Barnaby Swire; director & general manager UK, Roy Burrell; and chief operating officer, Richard Sell.

Swire Oilfield Services, a global supplier of cargo carrying solutions, modular systems, offshore aviation services and fluid management, has officially opened its new £4 million global headquarters in Aberdeen. The new headquarters are part of an overall investment in the business of £50 million this year to support the company’s international business development strategy. Swire Oilfield Services currently employs 750 people globally and expects to further increase its workforce by approximately 30% over the next 12 months.

Seacat Set for Offshore Wind Rush

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9th January 2017, Isle of Wight – Class-leading offshore energy service vessel (OESV) operator, Seacat Services, has invested heavily in its operational team and logistical support infrastructure, based on the Isle of Wight. Ahead of the major offshore wind construction phase beginning in April this year, the business has moved into a new purpose-designed headquarters in Cowes and continued to strengthen its support team. The investment represents a further commitment to supporting local industry on the Isle of Wight…

Alan C. McClure Associates Relocates Corporate Office

Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), a naval architecture and engineering firms, recently completed relocating its corporate office to 2929 Briarpark, Suite 220, Houston, Texas 77042. The company’s new headquarters occupies 6000+ square feet and includes an expanded drafting area as well as a room dedicated to housing the company’s extensive computer systems that provide specialized analysis in-house and that can be accessed from remote locations. “Although we moved less than a mile from our original location that served the company for 35 years, our new location has given us the opportunity to reorganize our offices to better fit the growth we’ve experienced over the past decade,” said ACMA Vice President Darrel Harvey.

Mediterranean Project Chartering Moves

Mediterranean Project Chartering (MPC), a subsidiary of BBC Chartering & Logistic, is moving its head office in Genoa. Business growth since it was established in 2007 to foster the commercial business activities of BBC in markets across the Mediterranean, has necessitated a move to a larger dedicated office. “As BBC’s representative for the Mediterranean, we have benefited from having access to a large, versatile and constantly growing fleet of more than 140 modern and multipurpose heavy lift vessels,” said MPC managing director, Matteo Fortuna. “This has enabled us to develop a number of sailing options over the last two years. Whilst they are not scheduled liner services…

MOL Plan to Build New HQ

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MOL Group announced its plans to relocate its corporate headquarters by 2021 to MOL Campus, the company’s new 83,000 sqm office, which will be designed by one of the most renowned architectural studios in the world, the UK-based Foster + Partners. The 120-meter high building, which will be the future workspace for up to 2500 employees, will be located on the banks of the Danube in the southern part of Budapest, close to the current HQ building. The modern design mirrors MOL Group’s…

Veson Nautical Moves to New Corporate Headquarters

Veson Nautical, the US-based maritime software developer that delivers outstanding chartering, operations and accounting solutions for cargo transportation, is pleased to announce its move today to new corporate headquarters located at 162 Columbus Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. Veson also announced today the addition of Jamie Sheldon, Director of Product Management, to Veson’s growing staff located at the new Boston headquarters. The facility, custom designed by Roy Leone who specializes in creating optimal environments for technology developers, will provide Veson’s staff with a work environment that encourages open communication and allows for continued expansion. “Our new headquarters is a great reflection of our corporate culture,” remarked John Veson, President of Veson Nautical.

Boatracs Purchases New Corporate Office Building

Current headquarters will be relocated to larger commercial space in San Diego, California. Boatracs Inc., a leader in providing integrated satellite communications and software solutions to the maritime industry, announced it has acquired a 12,500 square-foot office building in San Diego, California as a space for their Corporate Headquarters. Boatracs will occupy the building to house general operations, engineering, shipping and its Network Operations Center for 24 hour live customer support.

Viega Relocates Its US Headquarters

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Viega LLC announced that it will move its North American headquarters to Broomfield, Colorado, where it will build a new headquarters and educational training facility, with construction set to begin this summer. Relocation activities will begin immediately, to temporary office space, with the move completed by December 31, 2017. Viega LLC employs nearly 500 people in North America, with a central manufacturing and distribution center in McPherson, Kansas, as well as distribution centers in Nevada, Georgia and Pennsylvania, and another educational training facility in New Hampshire.

Northwestern University Center To Open

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), an early donor to the Northwestern University Transportation Center's "Building for the Future" campaign, is joining other supporters in celebrating the dedication this month of the center's new 20,000-square-foot headquarters building. A conference room in the building will be named in honor of NOL, which gave $100,000 to the center's campaign. Approximately $75,000 went toward the building, while $25,000 was designated for research fellowships at the center. For several years, Singapore-based NOL has sent its staff members to executive seminars and courses at the center. NOL is currently a member of the center's Business Advisory Committee, and has contributed to the center's operating budget since 1992.

KENC Expanding Presence in oil & Gas Sector

KENC Oil & Gas move to larger premises

KENC Oil & Gas, specialists in the design, fabrication and supply of custom engineered equipment, will move to new, larger premises to meet growing demand from the on and offshore industries. From mid-July, KENC’s new headquarters will be at a 450m2 facility nearby the company’s existing address in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands. “This expansion is necessary thanks to the increasing number and size of engineering projects we are completing,” notes company founder Eric Buining. “We design, fabricate and supply increasingly specialized upstream oil and gas equipment.

ZF Marine opens Technical Training Center

ZF Marine LLC, the North American subsidiary of ZF Marine Group in Padova, opened its new , located at ZF Marine's new North American headquarters facility in Miramar, FL. It is designed to provide ZF Marine’s authorized North and Central American service partners with comprehensive training modules on all of ZF Marine’s family of products. “Expanding our training capabilities was one of the priorities when we were building our new headquarters facility. Our rapidly expanding product offering combined with the ongoing expansion of our independent service network made sending factory training personnel into the field inefficient,” said Tim McFarland Aftermarket Segment Manager.

Ranieri Tonissi Moves Headquarters to Genoa

Ranieri Tonissi (Credit:MAN engines)

Ranieri Tonissi S.p.A., Italian importer of MAN engines and operator of the MAN service base for marine engines, moved to a new headquarters in Genoa in June. The new premises and direct deepwater pier location serve as benefits for yachting and commercial customers, the company said. The move from Bolzanetto into the harbor at Genoa gives Ranieri Tonissi S.p.A. about 3,000m2 in space for the workshop, storage and administration. Over the last two years, approximately $3.33 million has been invested in the harbor workshop to update its standards to fit modern technology.

W&O Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

W&O has broken ground on its new corporate headquarters in The building will be the first L.E.E.D. New Construction-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) commercial warehouse in . During the morning hours, W&O CEO Jack Guidry climbed aboard a Caterpillar backhoe and with a giant gold scoop, broke ground with the Jacksonville-based W&O employees cheering him on. W&O was also joined by several city officials, including Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce representative Jerry Mallot…

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