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Monday, December 11, 2017

Quest Consulting Ltd News

Quest Joins Corrocean

CorrOcean ASA of Norway has announced the acquisition of Quest Consulting Ltd. (QCLI) based in Aberdeen and with a branch office in Perth, Australia. QCLI was established in Aberdeen in 1989 to provide Specialist Integrity Management Engineering Consultancy Services to the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry and also to the Energy, Mining, Defenze, and Utility Sectors. This transaction was arranged for QCLI by Aberdeen based Mergers & Acquisitions specialists, Chate & Co. The acquisition will strengthen CorrOcean's capabilities in key locations, and within an area that is central to the Company's Asset Assurance concept. The competency of the companies is highly complementary…

Andrade Named CFO at Teekay Tankers

Stewart Andrade has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Teekay Tankers, succeeding Vince Lok who will remain Teekay Corporation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.   Andrade joined Teekay in 2002 and has worked in several senior roles across the organization. His most recent role was Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Teekay’s tanker business, a position he has held since December 2015.   Prior to joining Teekay, Andrade, a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant, worked in Ernst and Young’s consulting practice providing advisory services to a variety of Canadian and international organizations. 

ClassNK Establishes First Ever Subsidiary

ClassNK Chairman and President, Mr. N. Ueda (Credit: ClassNK)

ClassNK has established a new wholly-owned subsidiary, ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd., located in Tokyo. This new company, ClassNK’s first ever subsidiary, heralds a new chapter in the storied history of the Society, the world's largest in terms of tonnage. This development was made possible by the Society’s change in legal status to a general incorporated foundation under Japanese law in April 2011, and promises much in terms of cultivating new areas of growth. This subsidiary in particular will allow ClassNK to broaden its activities in the field of maritime consulting.

Ballast-free LNG Carrier Concept Gets LR Approval

The maritime industry has taken a step closer toward ballast free shipping with the award of a new approval in principle (AiP) at Marintec China on Tuesday. GTT and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd (DSIC) received AiP from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for their ballast-free shipping solution, a 30,000m³ B-FREE liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier design, which the developers say could combine environmentally-friendly features, increased efficiency and lower build and operating costs. “While we are still in the initial stage of the project and the design is subject to ongoing change, the initial results are indicating that we will meet our goal of having a ballast-free ship that is equal to, or better than existing conventional designs,” said Ma Yingbin, Vice Chief Engineer, DSIC.

Canyon’s Quest ROV Awarded Drill Support Contracts

Canyon Offshore, Inc., has announced that it has been awarded drill support contracts on board the drilling rig Rowan Midland for its new electric Work Class ROV, Quest #3. In June, Canyon mobilized the new built Quest #3 on board the rig for Energy Resource Technologies, Inc. (ERT) to support ERT’s re-entry well work on East Cameron block 374. Upon completion of the ERT contract, Canyon will provide ROV services to Remington Oil & Gas at East Cameron 377 to support drilling and completion operations. The Quest is ideally suited for drill support and offers a number of technical innovations over traditional hydraulic work class ROV systems, especially in deepwater, due to its smaller footprint, power efficiencies and control features.

K Line Expands Use of ClassNK CMAX LC-A

“K” Line Ship Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd has selected ClassNK Consulting Service’s machinery condition monitoring and automatic diagnostic system ClassNK CMAXS LC-A for use on one of its container vessels, marking the first commercial application of the software. “K” Line Ship Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd selected ClassNK CMAXS LC-A after a successful trial installation in 2014 delivered proven fuel and lubricating oil savings of 200 tons/year. The trial was carried out as part of a joint research project in collaboration with ClassNK and Diesel United Ltd. ClassNK CMAXS LC-A uses innovative diagnosis algorithms to analyze multiple sensor data in the engine room and detect any early signs of machinery damage.

U.S. Forces Respond to Pirate Attack on S/V Quest

The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). Photo courtesy U.S. Navy

At approximately 1 a.m. EST Feb. 22, while negotiations were ongoing to secure the release of four American hostages, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the pirated vessel (S/V) Quest. As they responded to the gunfire, reaching and boarding the Quest, the forces discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately died of their wounds. "We express our deepest condolences for the innocent lives callously lost aboard the Quest," said Gen James N. Mattis, U.S. Central Command Commander.

Marjorie Shymske Appointed President of Quest Construction

Marjorie (Marj) Shymske: Photo credit Quest Specialty Chemicals

Quest Specialty Chemicals, a leader in the specialty coatings industry, appoints 'Marj' Shymske president of its subsidiary. With over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and management, with an emphasis on assembling effective teams and successful business expansion, Shymske is an established leader in the building materials industry. Shymske’s substantial experience in both Fortune 500 and private equity owned environments, ranging from building sales organizations to developing go to market strategies…

Robert Allan Celebrates 80 Years in Design

Photo courtesy Robert Allan Ltd.

In May 2010, in conjunction with the presence of the International Tug & Salvage Conference in Vancouver, Robert Allan Ltd. will celebrate its 80th continuous year in business as an independent, privately held, consulting Naval Architecture firm. The firm will commemorate this significant milestone in its history with many of its local and international clients who will be attending the conference. Robert Allan Ltd. is currently Canada's most senior Naval Architectural firm, and with 65 employees is one of the largest in the country.

Maersk Announces New Reefer Container

Maersk Line has announced the implementation of QUEST, which will enable a significant reduction in the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of refrigerated containers (reefers). QUEST (Quality and Energy efficiency in Storage and Transport) is a software solution, providing a new temperature control regime. The reefer container can cut the energy consumption used for cooling with up to 50% without impacting the quality of refrigeration solutions. Maersk Line estimates that QUEST will lead to CO2 emission reductions of 325,000 tonnes annually when fully implemented during 2008. Traditionally, containers maintain a constant supply air temperature in the reefer container, a process that uses high amounts of energy. QUEST, however, focuses on the temperature of the transported commodity.

Seanergy Names Komninos CFO

Christina Anagnostara has served as Chief Financial Officer and Board member in Global Oceanic Carriers Ltd (GO Carriers), a dry bulk shipping company listed on AIM of the London Stock Exchange, since February 2007. She has over 14 years of experience in consulting, auditing and financial services. In the last eight years, prior to joining GO Carriers, she has held a senior management position in EFG Audit & Consulting services, the auditors of the based EFG Group. During her career, Christina has been involved in a number of business and process audits and consulting assignments, due diligence, special reviews and investigations. Prior to EFG Group…

RTM STAR Center First US institution Certified to SIGTTO LNG Standards

American Bureau of Shipping Consulting (ABS Consulting) has certified RTM STAR Center’s Tankship Liquefied Gases course as meeting all the requirements of the Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators, Ltd. (SIGTTO), LNG Shipping Suggested Competency Standards. This makes RTM STAR Center the first and only training organization in the U.S.A., and one of only eight organizations in the world, to be accredited or certified as meeting the SIGTTO standards. The certification process by ABS Consulting included a gap analysis and in-depth review of all student and instructor training materials followed by a rigorous 2-day onsite audit by a team of ABS auditors and LNG experts.

ClassNK CMAXS for Two MOL Ships

ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. developed next-generation diagnostic monitoring system “ClassNK CMAXS” has been chosen by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) for installation on two more ships operated by the company. The system is now installed on a total of six MOL-operated ships. The two ships are installed with CMAXS e-GICSX, a system which monitors electrically controlled main engine supplied by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and CMAXS LC-A for auxiliary engines supplied by DAIHATSU DIESEL MFG. CO, LTD. Both CMAXS systems operate simultaneously, gathering information from VDR, data logger and main engine. This information (Big Data) is consolidated on a common platform for analysis and the potential future improvement.

Derie Joins Davis Consulting

Joseph A. Derie, D.Sc. PE a civil engineer and naval engineer with military experience in the US Army Corps of Engineers and the USCG and civilian engineering experience totaling over 30 years joined Davis Consulting Group (DCG) marine engineers, a division of Davis & Company, Ltd., as a Consultant. His addition brings to nine professionals on the company's nationwide team of marine surveyors, engineers and naval architects that specialize in the areas of engineering and design and accident reconstruction, fire and explosion cause and origin, forensic engineering and commercial vessel surveying.

Quest Announces New CFO

Rick Martin

Quest Specialty Chemicals, a company in the specialty coatings industry, announced the appointment of Rick Martin as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Martin has an experience in finance within a number of global industrial businesses, emphasizing financial and internal control activities, investor relations and risk management. Prior to joining Quest, Martin served as Vice President Corporate Controller, Treasurer and Secretary for Hilex Poly Co., LLC. He has also served EMS-CHEMIE (North America) Inc. in the role of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.

Horizon Lines Nets Quality, Service Awards

Horizon Lines receives top honors in 'Quest for Quality' award, ranked first by customers for outstanding service. Horizon Lines, Inc., one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, has been honored for the fourth consecutive year with Logistics Management magazine's annual Quest for Quality award, winning top honors among Ocean Carriers. The annual survey is widely regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as one of the most important measures of customer satisfaction and performance excellence. The company ranked first among the 13 domestic and international ocean carriers that qualified for this year's Quest for Quality award.

MHI to Reorganize its Shipbuilding Business

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced it will establish two new wholly-owned companies in conjunction with reorganization of its shipbuilding business. Effective January 1, 2018, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. will primarily undertake construction of ships that require intensive outfitting, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Structure Co., Ltd. will mainly engage in the manufacture of large ships and marine structures. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. will consolidate the current capabilities of MHI's various shipbuilding bases (Shimonoseki, Nagasaki, etc.) and function as a business company exclusively dedicated to shipbuilding. The new company will grow business in ships that require intensive outfitting: ferries, vessels used by governmental agencies, etc.

Oceaneering Acquires New Vessel

Oceaneering International, Inc. (OII) has purchased the Gulf Quest for conversion into a 145-ft. dive support vessel. Built in 2001, and renamed the Ocean Quest, the vessel will be upgraded in spring 2003 and then become available for work in the Gulf of Mexico. When completed it will feature: 2,100 sq. ft of deck space, 24 person accommodations (in addition to vessel crew), dive support equipment installed below deck, marine rated API 10 ton crane on the stern, 24 hr. operational capacity and built-in, below deck, 6 X 6 jet pump After conversion, the Ocean Quest will be ideally suited for Inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) activities on pipelines & platforms in water depths down to 300 fsw.

Master Boat Builders Completes Conversion for Oceaneering

Master Boat Builders has successfully completed a vessel conversion contract for Oceaneering International, Inc. Ocean Quest, built in 2001 as the Gulf Quest, has been upgraded and converted into a 145-ft. (44.1-m) dive support vessel featuring: 2,100 sq. ft of deck space; Live boating capabilities; 24 person accommodations (in addition to vessel crew); Dive support equipment installed below deck; Marine rated API 10 ton crane on the stern; 24 hr. operational capacity; Built-in, below deck, 6 x 6 jet pump. Working in the Gulf of Mexico, Ocean Quest is ideally suited for Inspection, Maintenance, & Repair (IMR) activities on pipelines & platforms in water depths down to 300 fsw.

Vessels: Ocean Quest Conversion Completed

Master Boat Builders delivered Ocean Quest (ex-Gulf Quest), a 145-ft. converted Dive Vessel for Oceaneering Intl. Conversion work consisted of the addition of a 270 kW Cat 3406 gen set for auxiliary power, a Gardner Denver oil compressor, three Quincy low pressure dive compressors, one high pressure dive compressor (filling bottles), on hydraulic power unit for tools, one hydraulic unit for a crane, and one Red Fox sewage unit. On deck, Master added a Techcrane C20-30 crane. In addition, the yard added two decompression chambers, a head/shower, walk-in freezer, two washers, two dryers and a five-ton AC unit.

Canadian Government Supports Shell CCS Project

Shell announced on Friday that it had signed agreements with the Governments of Alberta and Canada to secure $865 million in funding for its Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project. The Quest Project will capture and permanently store deep underground more than one million tons of carbon dioxide per year from Shell’s Scotford Upgrader near Edmonton, Alberta, which processes heavy oil from the Athabasca oil sands. “Quest would be the first application of CCS technology for an oil sands upgrading operation,” says John Abbott, Shell’s Executive Vice President of Heavy Oil. Shell aims to improve its oil sands environmental performance through carbon dioxide reduction, improved water management and minimal impacts of tailings ponds.

MHI to License MET Turbocharger Production To STX Metal

(Photo: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries )

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and STX Metal Co., Ltd., a marine diesel engine manufacturer in Korea, have signed an agreement under which MHI will license production and marketing of its MET Turbocharger*, a supercharger for marine diesel engines, to the Korean firm. By establishing a collaborative relationship with STX Metal, MHI aims for further market penetration of the MET Turbocharger in Korea, the world leader in marine diesel engine production. STX Metal is expected to complete production of the first unit of the MET Turbocharger in 2012.

Horizon Lines Expands Board of Directors

Board to expand to eleven from eight; seven New Board Members Join Four Existing Directors; Four Directors Retire. Horizon Lines, a domestic ocean shipping company, today announced that it will expand its Board of Directors to 11 members from eight, effective November 25, 2011. In conjunction with the expansion, seven new directors will be appointed and four of the existing eight directors will retire. • Jeffrey A. Brodsky, Kurt M. Cellar, Carol B. Hallett, James LaChance, Steven L. Rubin, Martin Tuchman and David N. Weinstein will join the board as independent directors.

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