Polymer Pioneer Receives Engineering's Highest Accolade
On October 31st, 2019, George A. (Sandy) Thomson, the founder of Thordon Bearings and a pioneer in the development of advanced polymer materials, was presented with the 2019 Elmer A. Sperry Award in recognition of “leading the innovation in water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings” in marine transportation through the use of polymeric compounds.The award was presented to Mr. Thomson at the SNAME Maritime Convention, in Tacoma, USA, by the Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), Mr.
Marshall Joins Ecochlor
Ecochlor announced Andrew Marshall as its new Vice President of Business Development, to oversee the sales, marketing and communications team, manage major client accounts, and develop strategies to increase revenue growth and profitability.“Marshall is a seasoned executive and comes to Ecochlor with a proven track record of international business development. His results-driven aptitude brought other companies from the initial conceptual and technical development phase through…
Maritime Emissions: Ship and Port Toolkits Ready
A new set of toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports is now available from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the global regulatory body for shipping.The Ship Emissions Toolkit and Port Emissions Toolkit have been developed under the GEF-UNDP-IMO Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) Project, in collaboration with its strategic partners, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)."To reduce emissions across the maritime sector…
Bristol Harbor Group Hires Lorenc
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) has added recent hire Jennifer Lorenc to its naval architecture and marine engineering practice. Lorenc joined BHGI as a Naval Architect in August of this year. She is a recent graduate of Webb Institute in Glen Cove, N.Y., where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. During her time at Webb, Lorenc completed five internships. A few of the companies she interned at include, General Dynamics, Electric Boat…
Investment in Training Takes Pole Position at Harris Pye
A new intake of graduate trainee engineers; the start of a new ‘term’ in their internal Weld School; three trainees over half way through a two-year Boilermaker scheme; and six graduates of the inaugural Boiler Assistant training course highlight the Harris Pye Engineering Group’s commitment to investment in training. “There is no doubt that a well-trained, enthusiastic and committed workforce encouraged to achieve their maximum potential enhances our business at every level,” explains Harris Pye’s Chief Technical Officer, Chris David.
IMCA Announces Two Senior Appointments
Two new representatives from the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) global contractors have been appointed to IMCA’s Council. Harke Jan Meek is Chief Commercial Officer at Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). In this capacity Harke is a member of the HMC Board and responsible for the commercial and technology departments. He joined HMC in 2012 in a commercial and business development role for SURF projects, and was appointed as Senior Vice President Commercial in October 2013. He was previously with SBM in Monaco and Jakarta in business development roles.
MARACAD to Focus on Training in Dubai
Three of the maritime industry’s most respected global professional bodies have announced their commitment to September’s Maritime Academic Conference and Expo in Dubai, demonstrating the priority they are giving to regional education and training needs. The Nautical Institute, the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects have confirmed participation in MARACAD - which will be staged September 20th–21st September at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE. His Excellency Dr.
Iranian Maritime Knowledge Hub to Open
The Iranian Maritime Industry Knowledge Hub will be soon opened up and ready to use by public in the area of shipping and offshore industry. Reza Mohammad Alibeike, member of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), said, "In order to promote culture and knowledge of common people and maritime activists with the maritime industry issues and related jobs, I decided to design and execute a simple, but smart and practical structure. The member of Society…
Spinnaker Global, IMarEST to Support Maritime Engineers
Spinnaker Global and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) have announced a partnership to support the professional development of engineers working in the maritime sector within Asia Pacific. The partnership will see Spinnaker Global candidates able to obtain a 12-month trial membership to the IMarEST, enabling them to work towards a professional qualification, such as becoming Chartered, to support their professional development and demonstrate international credibility.
IMarEST Supports Mentoring Program in Singapore
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) joins a new Industry Mentors’ Network (IMN) program which sees first-year polytechnic students linked up with industry professionals to gain access to career advice and industry networking. The program, initiated by Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and in line with a regional SkillsFuture movement, seeks to provide greater opportunities for education and career guidance and to get students in Singapore to think about career aspirations early in their polytechnic education.
IMarEST Offers Free Membership to Students
Press release - The Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) has demonstrated its commitment to the next generation of marine professionals by offering free student membership to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate), cadets and apprentices for the duration of their studies or training. This offer is available to students on all courses in which marine activities have an influence, such as environmental sciences, geography and offshore renewables, as well as the traditional subjects associated with the marine sector.
IMarEST Offering Mariners Chartered Status
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is supporting the professional development of seafarers by mapping Class One Certificates of Competency (unlimited) and Master Mariner Certificates to a Chartered Status qualification. For individuals holding IMO white-listed certificates of competency, those with an unlimited Class 1 ticket and appropriate experience will be able to apply for Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng) registration and Master Mariners with suitable experience can obtain Chartered Marine Technologist (CMarTech) status.
ClassNK Renews IMarEST Partnership
ClassNK has announced an improved partnership with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) which is set to see the company benefit from a collaborative program to support the professional development of staff, as well as raising profile within the marine sector. The partnership will allow ClassNK’s employees to gain access to discounted products and services including IMarEST membership, accessing the IMarEST’s online Virtual Library, events and conferences.
RFA, IMarEST Partner for Professional Development
The partnership between the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has been enhanced to support the professional development of seagoing engineers. According to IMarEST , the partnership sees the RFA internal Career Level Framework for engineer officers and ratings accredited by the IMarEST, matching levels of competence and career levels to appropriate grades of IMarEST membership and professional qualifications (such as becoming Chartered).
CMT, IMarEST Partner for Cadet Development
Clyde Marine Training (CMT) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) have formed a new partnership to support the Initial Professional Development of all CMT’s cadets. The collaboration will see all cadets on a CMT course enrolled as Student Members (SIMarEST) of the IMarEST throughout their studying period. Cadets will be supported with their Initial Professional Development and put them on the path to obtaining additional professional qualifications (such as becoming a Chartered).
Can the Green Approach to Shipping be Profitable?
In recent times, growing concern about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions. As such, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and Colfax Fluid Handling, a developer of pumps, systems and smart technology solutions for the marine industry, are working together to investigate perceptions of the ‘Green Agenda’ and whether shipping companies can benefit from investing in green initiatives.
Incoming President Celebrates IMarEST’s 125th Anniversary
Protecting the world and its oceans remains the focus of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as it celebrates its 125th anniversary, says its new president, Richard Vie, VP Technical Development and Quality Assurance, Corporate Shipbuilding, Carnival Corporation. Addressing more than 400 leading marine professionals from around the world at the IMarEST’s Annual Dinner at London’s Guildhall on Friday, March 28, Vie also called on members to inspire the next generation of marine engineers.
Innovative Solutions to Global Trends at INEC 2014
The newly launched program for the 12th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition – INEC 2014, being held at the Marine Establishment Amsterdam in the Netherlands (May 20-22, 2014) features an incomparable line-up drawn from over a dozen countries speaking to the theme ‘Innovative solutions to global trends’. The program includes keynote addresses by Vice Admirals of both the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Royal Navy, and, thanks to the support of the Royal Netherlands Navy, a networking and industrial visit program with the innovative HNLMS Tromp at its heart.
Polar Code Focus at Arctic Conference
The Polar Code has been under development at the IMO for a considerable length of time but will reach fruition during 2014 after which it will be offered to the various nations to ratify. The Code seeks to provide a common reference for those ship owners, designers and – more importantly, perhaps – the ship users who will be operating inside the Arctic or Antarctic regions. The South Polar Region is already covered for a host of aspects by the Antarctic Treaty which has now been in force for many years.
Inaugural IMarEst Marine Electrical and Control Systems Saftey Conference
Ships are becoming increasingly dependent on complex electronic equipment and electrical power systems, with incidence of engine failure and blackouts increasing. Safety and reliability are paramount, as will be discussed and debated at a new conference taking place in early October. With just over a week before the inaugural Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2013) organized by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) opens in Amsterdam, speakers from Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, U.K. and U.S.
Dr. Anne-Marie Warris: WISTA-UK Personality of the Year
Dr. Anne-Marie Warris, an internationally respected expert in the fields of sustainable shipping, climate change and environmental management, has been chosen as Personality of the Year 2013 by WISTA-UK, part of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association. Dr. Warris recently retired from a leading environmental role at Lloyd’s Register to initiate a new venture, ecoreflect ltd, a U.K.-registered company, whose purpose is “to explore ‘eco’ and to ‘reflect’ on the…
Marine Engineering Skills Gap to be Explored
The issue of the skills gap in the marine sector is to come under the spotlight as part of London International Shipping Week 2013 when the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and specialist engineering recruitment agency Matchtech will hold an invitation only roundtable to discuss and debate the topic. Chaired by Rear Admiral Nigel Guild CB, Chairman of the Engineering Council, and a Past President of IMarEST, the roundtable, taking place on Monday…
Sonardyne Appoints Non-Executive Chairman
Sonardyne International Ltd. appointed Dr. Ralph Rayner as its new Non-Executive Chairman. Ralph is currently a Non-Executive Director of the company and will succeed outgoing Chairman Barry Clutton. Previously Finance Director and then Managing Director prior to his appointment as Chairman in 2009, Barry is retiring after 16 years with the company. Ralph is an internationally recognized figure within the offshore and oceanographic industries. He has extensive senior and Board level international experience with a diverse portfolio of organizations including the BMT Group…
'Engine as a Weapon' Symposium Planned
Organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) the programme for the 5th Symposium is published. The symposium programme for the fifth 'Engine As A Weapon Symposium (EAAW V)', with its theme ‘Delivering Military Effect: A holistic approach to combat and platform system integration’, and featuring presentations by experts in combat and platform system design from home and overseas has now been published. Dr Mark Townley, Combat Systems Director, BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships will deliver the keynote address on the opening morning of the symposium.
IMarEST Partners with Matchtech Recruitment
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has partnered with Matchtech to offer an online recruitment service. Developed to offer a key benefit to the institutes 15,000 global membership, Matchtech will run an online job board on the IMarEST website. David Loosley, IMarEST CEO, welcomes Matchtech as IMarEST’s new recruitment partner stating; “We’re delighted to announce that the IMarEST is partnering with Matchtech to offer our international members an online recruitment service.
'Shipping & Climate' Change: Upcoming IMarEST Lecture
‘Shipping and Climate Change: how Science can aid an industry that emits more CO2 than the UK’ is second in the ‘Sea Changes Lecture Series’. The series, organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) in association with University College London (UCL), aims to examine the relationship between marine science, technology and engineering. ‘Shipping and Climate Change: how Science can aid an industry that emits more CO2 than the UK’, will take place in the Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, UCL, London WC1E 7JE on Monday 18 March, 2013.