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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Environmental Engineering News

Jackie O’Brien (Photo: Vigor)

O’Brien Joins Vigor as EVP

Vigor has announced the addition of Jackie O’Brien to Vigor’s leadership team. As EVP of Strategy and Business Development, O’Brien will report directly to the CEO and play a key role in driving the development and execution of Vigor’s growth strategy as a leading industrial company. She will oversee business development for all Vigor business units including defense, aerospace, infrastructure, alternative energy and marine.O’Brien comes to Vigor following a twenty-five year career at Alcoa and Arconic, created by  Alcoa’s separation into two independent companies in 2016.

Catherine (Kate) Hale, EBDG

EBDG Opens East Coast Office

Expansion Strengthens Client Access and Relationship Management.Elliott Bay Design Group proudly announces the opening of its new East Coast office in New York. The office will provide professional engineering and naval architecture services as well as waterfront development expertise to clients on the East Coast and is a springboard for future growth in the region. "This is an exciting time for EBDG and marks a major milestone in our 30-year history," states Christina Villiott, VP of Sales & Marketing.

Pic: WTS International

Women Studying Transportation Get WTS Awards

WTS International, the association dedicated to attracting, sustaining, connecting and advancing the professional careers of women in transportation, has announced the selection of the winners of its six scholarships for 2017. Each of the winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 18 during the 2017 WTS Annual Conference in Brooklyn, NY. Marisa Davini – WTS Sharon D. WTS Foundation was created to grow the transportation industry’s workforce through scholarship, research, and education.

Johnson Joins NYK Ports

NYK Ports LLC announced that Brian Johnson will be joining the company as Director of Business Development, effective September 21, 2015. Johnson began his career as Environmental Coordinator for Metropolitan Stevedoring Company in 1998. He left the industry in 2000 to earn an MBA at the University of Chicago. In 2002, Johnson served as a Consultant for Deloitte and Touche. He subsequently served as Senior IT Strategist and later as Director of Business Solutions for New Century Financial.

Horizon Marine Adds Three New Hires

Oceanographic services company Horizon Marine, a recent CLS Group acquisition, has brought on three new hires in its Marion, Mass. Office, the company announced today. The Loop Current activity over the past year has cost the industry millions of dollars in nonproductive downtime and delayed the completion of several high-profile installations, Horizon said. According to the company, Michael Leber, Aaron Rosenberg and Drew Gustafson will provide Horizon Marine additional manpower and the necessary depth of skills to continue supporting our EddyWatch, RouteWatch and SurveyWatchsm clients.

Tom Crowley with Nicholas Ratinaud (left) and Andrew Ko (right). (Photo: Crowley)

Webb Institute Picks Crowley Scholarship Recipients

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2015-2016 recipients of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Nicholas Ratinaud, of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Andrew Ko, of Philadelphia, were chosen by the school’s scholarship selection committee for their leadership qualities, academic excellence and commitment to the maritime industry. Ratinaud and Ko were able to meet Tom Crowley Jr.…

Photo: SCI

SCI Presents Silver Bell Awards 2015

A shared passion and concern brought together a diverse group of people from several segments of the maritime industry to celebrate the milestone achievements of three careers and to raise funds to support mariners served by SCI. More than 770 individuals assembled on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at the Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) 38th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner in New York City to honor the maritime industry contributions of three individuals. SCI presented Angeliki Frangou…

George Tenhagen (Photo courtesy of Asahi/America)

Asahi/America Hires New Sales Staff

Fluid flow technology developer Asahi/America, Inc. announced the addition of George Tenhagen to its sales team today. Tenhagen, who will represent Asahi/America in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, was the area manager of facilities engineering for Busch Entertainment Corp in Tampa for the last 15 years. A graduate from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s of science in environmental engineering, he has served two terms as president of the Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators (AALSO). He is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of Florida.

HMS Global Maritime Welcomes Allen Naugle as Director  of Safety Quality and Environment

Allen Naugle Joins HMS Global Maritime

HMS Global Maritime welcomed Allen Naugle as the Director of Safety, Quality and Environment as of December 1, 2014. He will be headquartered in the HMS Global Maritime Corporate office in New Albany, IN. Allen brings 28 years of engineering and leadership experience to the team, including 21 years serving as a United States Air Force Officer. Prior to his position with HMS Global Maritime, Allen was Director of Operations for TEAM Integrated Engineering, Inc., managing on-site environmental compliance…

Vice Presidents Rejig at Caterpillar Inc

Following the previous announcement regarding two group presidents’ retirements and new responsibilities for another group president, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced related changes at the vice president level, including the retirement of Vice President Steve Gosselin. After more than 35 years of outstanding service with the company, Steve Gosselin, 56, vice president with responsibility for the Customer Services Support Division, has elected to retire. Gosselin’s retirement will be effective February 1, 2015.

New Vice Presidents at Caterpillar

Following the previous announcement regarding two group presidents’ retirements and new responsibilities for another group president, Caterpillar Inc. today announced related changes at the vice president level, including the retirement of Vice President Steve Gosselin. After more than 35 years of outstanding service with the company, Steve Gosselin, 56, vice president with responsibility for the Customer Services Support Division, has elected to retire. Gosselin’s retirement will be effective February 1, 2015.

Adel Kamel

Kamel Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

Adel Kamel has been named a Supervising Engineer in the Tampa office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering, and program/construction management organization. In his new position, Mr. Kamel will be responsible for the design, construction, and managing of ports and marine projects throughout the Southeast. He has over 20 years of professional experience, including design of marine and coastal engineering projects. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, Mr.

Jeff Kelton

EBDG Names Kelton Field Liaison Engineer

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced the hire of Jeff Kelton as its Field Liaison Engineer in Ketchikan. Kelton is a naval architect with more than 38 years of industry experience. His background encompasses hands-on expertise in shipyards and ship design offices on the West Coast, Gulf Coast and in Japan. His vast experience includes project management, shipyard liaison engineering…

New DNV GL Regional Manager in S. America

Alex Imperial has taken over as DNV GL Oil & Gas’s regional manager for South America just as the company is creating a dedicated research unit in Brazil. Imperial recently left Singapore, where he was Director for DNV GL’s Deepwater Technology Center, to take over DNV GL’s Oil & Gas Division in South America. Experience from his last position will benefit his new role as the new dedicated Research unit means that research will be one of the DNV GL’s focus areas in Brazil. “With the vast pre-salt offshore developments ongoing and planned in Brazil…

Richard J Schuhmann, Ph.D

The Landing School Names Schuhmann President

The Landing School’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has named the 4th President of the Landing School. Richard J. Schuhmann, Ph.D., a former student at The Landing School and currently a Senior Lecturer and Program Manager at MIT, will begin as The Landing School’s next President on September 1, 2014. After an exhaustive search, Dr. Schuhmann was appointed on the unanimous recommendation of the Board of Trustees. He will succeed Bob DeColfmacker, who intends to retire while continuing to advise the school on strategy and major Projects. Dr.

Leslie Samel

Samel Joins Hatch Mott MacDonald

Leslie Samel, PE, BCEE, has joined the multidisciplinary engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald, and will serve as a Senior Project Manager and office leader at HMM’s office in Jacksonville, Florida. Leslie is a professional engineer in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, with more than 14 years of experience in environmental, water and wastewater planning, design and construction services. Leslie earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida.

SNAME Report Covers SOx Emissions Reduction

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has published a new technical report that provides recommendations on technologies, practices and fuels that control and reduce sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions. Limitations on SOx are currently in place with more stringent regulations coming in the near future. Designed to assist with SOx management and reduction on ocean-going vessels, Marine Vessel Environmental Performance (MVEP) Assessment Guide Air Emissions: Sulfur…

Thomas Jelenić

Thomas Jelenić Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

Thomas Jelenić has been named Senior Ports and Marine Manager in the Los Angeles office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization. In his new position, Mr. Jelenić is responsible for leading and supporting port environmental planning and design projects as well as helping to expand the firm’s ports practice in California. He comes to Parsons Brinckerhoff after 14 years with the Port of Long Beach, most recently serving as Assistant Director of Environmental Planning.

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

L.A. Port Director Receives USC Alumni Award

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., has been honored by the University of Southern California Alumni Association with the prestigious Alumni Merit Award. Knatz earned a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering and a doctorate in biological science from USC. “The Alumni Merit Awards are given to individuals whose remarkable accomplishments speak well for the range and quality of a USC education,” said Patrick E. Auerbach, the interim associate vice president for alumni relations. “Dr.

Photo courtesy of Stanford University

Researchers Say Wind Enough to Satisfy World Power Demands

Researchers used a sophisticated climate model to show wind can meet many times the world's total power demand by 2030. If the world is to shift to clean energy, electricty generated by the wind will play a major role – and there is more than enough wind for that, according to new research from Stanford and the University of Delaware. Researchers at Stanford University's School of Engineering and the University of Delaware developed the most sophisticated weather model available to show that not only is there plenty of wind over land and near to shore to provide half the world's power…

Propane Outboard Motor 'Breakthrough Award' for Lehr

Popular Mechanics award Lehr Inc. a 2012 Breakthrough Award for the first ever OEM propane-fueled outboard motors. The Popular Mechanics Magazine Breakthrough Awards, now their eighth year, recognize the innovators and products that have dramatically advanced the fields of technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, environmental engineering and more. Lehr and other winners will be honored at an invitation-only gala awards ceremony in New York City on October 4, and then featured in the November issue of Popular Mechanics, available on news-stands October 16.

New Managing Director for BMT Cordah

Aberdeen-based, BMT Cordah, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, an international maritime design, environmental and engineering consultancy, has announced the appointment of Norman Di Perno as its Managing Director. Dr David Sell, who has been the company’s Managing Director for the past four and a half years, will take up the role of Technical Director. With a background in environmental engineering and hydrogeology, Di Perno’s  focus for the business will be to further enhance its…

Keppel Q1 Results

1. Net profit improved 13% to S$322 million compared to 1Q09. 2. Earnings per share of 20.2 cents, up 13% from 1Q09’s 17.9 cents. 3. Annualised ROE remained above 20%. 4. Economic Value Added increased from S$211 million to S$240 million. 5. Cash outflow of S$501 million. 6. Net cash decreased from 0.14x to 0.07x. The first quarter of this year saw the global recovery gaining momentum. The latest figures indicate that the recovery in the US is gradually broadening to embrace the manufacturing and services sectors, with signs of a turnaround in the labour market.

Photo courtesy Bisso Marine

Malinoski Joins Bisso Marine

Bisso Marine, provider of energy and maritime support services, announced the addition of Zachary Malinoski. Malinoski joins the company as manager of the Salvage Engineering and Naval Architecture Group. Malinoski graduated with honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor of science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He also obtained a master’s of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Ocean Engineering and Civic-Environmental Engineering.

Keppel Q3 2009 CEO Remarks

The global economy has shown some signs of recovery this past quarter. The Chinese economy is now widely expected to grow beyond 8% this year. Housing construction in the US rose in August to the highest level in nine months. Europe appears to be on track to exit the recession in the third quarter. In Singapore, the government has just revised its growth forecast for the economy upwards, to the range of minus 2.5% to minus 2% for 2009. Overall, although sustained recovery in private consumption and investment is still needed to support the positive momentum…