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Thrustmaster of Texas
Vonk Gilfus Stutzman
Milaha Appoints New President, CEO tion of LNG and LPG gas carriers. Mit- ? rm specializing in ship noise and vibra-
Milaha, a Qatar-based company pro- subishi Heavy Industries Hull Produc- tion control. viding marine transportation, offshore tion will specialize in the production of support services, port management and large-scale hull blocks. MPR, MPS ISO-9001 Certi? ed logistics services, announced the ap- Maritime Propeller Repairs BV, together pointment of Abdulrahman Essa Al- TOTE Creates Uni? ed Brand with its sister company Maritime Pro-
Mannai as its new president and CEO. TOTE announced it has shifted oper- pulsion Services BV, acquired ISO-9001 ating companies Totem Ocean Trailer certi? cation. During an audit by Bureau
Dometic Promotes Trigg Express and Sea Star Line, respectively Veritas, both companies proved to have
Dometic Group announced the promo- serving the Alaskan and Puerto Rican/ their affairs well arranged.
Photo: Meyer Werft tion of Ned Trigg to Executive Vice Caribbean markets. Going forward, the
Meyer Werft Offers
President of Dometic’s Marine division. companies will be known collectively as Aframax Tanker for Arctic Shipping
TOTE Maritime. An Aframax-sized tanker concept de-
Training for Refugees
Keavney, Ferrie Join SMS signed for transporting crude oil and oil
Safety Management System, LLC an- BHG Hires Gilfus, Stutzman product in the Arctic has been developed
German shipbuilder Meyer Werft nounced the addition of two new em- Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) an- in a collaboration between Deltamarin and the Johannesburg educational ployees. In April, Brendan Keavney nounced the addition of naval architect Ltd. and Aker Arctic Technology Inc. institution in Surwold are expand- joined SMSLLC as the new Business Zachary Gilfus and mechanical engineer Apart from being ice strengthened and ing their collaboration by further
Development Manager. In September, Marissa Stutzman to its naval architec- equipped with other new features, the developing already existing work
Kevin Ferrie joined SMSLLC as a Se- ture and marine engineering practice. vessel will provide cost ef? cient and re- for the integration of young peo- nior Consultant. liable tanker operations both in open wa- ple from socially disadvantaged
Kirby Selects ABS as Subchapter M ter and in ice, according to Deltamarin.
backgrounds. The program of-
Thrustmaster Appoints Vonk Solutions Provider fers refugees from various crises
Thrustmaster of Texas appointed Bart American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a First Ethane-powered Ships regions opportunities to further
Vonk as Sales Manager of Thrustmaster provider of maritime shipping and off- The ? rst ethane-powered ship, JS Ineos quali? cation and, with this, inte-
Middle East FZE, based out of Dubai. shore classi? cation services, informs it Insight, the lead ship in a series of eight grate into society.
Vonk’s background is in technical solu- has been selected by Kirby Corporation 27,500-cubic-meter multi-gas Dragon-
In the ? rst step, around 30 people tion sales, having worked as a sales en- to provide classi? cation and Internation- class vessels being built at Sinopaci? c, will be accepted into the program gineer, sales manager and area manager al Safety Management certi? cation for China, for Denmark’s Evergas, was which could start as soon as au- for Wärtsilä, Bosch Rexroth and Voith 11 push boats. named. The new vessels con? gured for tumn 2015. With this concept for
Middle East. transport of ethane, LPG or LNG, with quali? cation as a “Metal technol-
BV Acquires HydrOcean options for ethane, LNG and conven- ogy specialist,” these individuals
IMCA Names New Technical Director Bureau Veritas ? nalized the acquisition tional diesel power, will be classed by are given the opportunity to pre-
Richard Benzie has been appointed of HydrOcean, a French engineering BV. The Dragon vessels were originally pare themselves for and qualify in
Technical Director of the International company specializing in hydrodynamic designed with a dual-fuel LNG/diesel a recognized training profession.
Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) digital simulation for the maritime in- power utilizing two 1,000-cubic-meter
The strengths of both cooperation to replace Jane Bugler who retires after dustry. LNG tanks on deck powering two Wärt- partners are united in one concept: 18 years in the role. silä 6L20 DF main engines with a total the Johannesburg education insti-
The Switch Opens HQ in Helsinki of 2,112 kilowatts power and two shaft tution focuses on integration and
MHI’s Two New Shipbuilding Firms The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class generators with a total of 3,600 kilowatts language skills, looks after trau-
Begin Operations electrical drives for wind energy, marine power. The ability to also burn ethane matized refugees and also com-
On October 1, two new wholly owned and industrial applications, has opened was added to allow use of the cargo gas municates the content of the metal group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy its new global headquarters in Helsinki. as the vessels are destined initially for technology specialist training in
Industries, Ltd. (MHI) succeeding to According to Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, transport of ethane from the U.S. to the practical and theoretical modules.
MHI’s ship construction operations in President and CEO of The Switch, the U.K. Ineos re? neries.
Meyer Werft, meanwhile, offers the Nagasaki district will commence primary motivation behind the location practical experience and a struc- business operations. Mitsubishi Heavy change is to be located in the center of tured vocational training to enable
Industries Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. will Helsinki, making meetings with partners the refugees to study for a training handle ship constructions, while Mit- and clients more convenient.
quali? cation such as construction subishi Heavy Industries Hull Produc- mechanic later on.
tion Co., Ltd. will manufacture hull Glosten Acquires NCE blocks. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Glosten, Inc. has acquired Noise Control
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