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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Royal Institution Of Naval Architects News

Jukka Merenluoto (Photo: One Sea)

ESA to Partner with One Sea Alliance

A Memorandum of Intent covering future collaboration has been signed by the organization orchestrating space programmes for 22 European countries and the coordinators of One Sea, the industry alliance bringing together exponents of autonomous ship technology.The agreement, between One Sea coordinator DIMECC and the European Space Agency (ESA), sets out common objectives to encourage the development of space-based applications to analyse, enable and implement maritime digitalization…

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New Partners in Autonomous Shipping Alliance

Three 'influencers' in the international maritime sector have joined One Sea,  the industry alliance that brings together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology.Global satellite group Inmarsat and NYK Group research subsidiary MTI (Monohakobi Technology Institute) have joined One Sea as full members, while the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become a One Sea associate member.One Sea members ABB, Kongsberg Maritime and Wärtsilä ran separate autonomous ship trials off the Finnish and Norwegian coasts at the end of 2018.

Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter. Photo: Coltraco Ltd.

Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter Joins Board of Trustees at RINA

Coltraco Ultrasonics Chief Executive, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, has been welcomed onto the Board of Trustees at The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), an internationally renowned professional institute at the heart of surface and sub-surface ship design.Formed in 1860 and established by Royal Warrant RINA occupies a central and essential role at the heart of British and global maritime with 70% overseas members and Consultative Status at the International Maritime Organisation.Commenting on the appointment…

Fred Harris (File photo: General Dynamics)

Harris Joins J.F. Lehman Operating Executive Board

Frederick J. Harris, recently retired president of General Dynamics NASSCO and Bath Iron Works shipyards, has joined the operating executive board (OEB) of private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company. The OEB is a group of industry and government executives with significant experience in the firm’s target industries. Through key relationships and sector-specific knowledge, OEB members contribute to sourcing and evaluating transactions, advising on portfolio company strategy and recruiting senior level portfolio company management.

Tom Boardley (Photo: The Mission to Seafarers)

Boardley Named Mission to Seafarers Chairman

The Mission to Seafarers announced that Tom Boardley, Executive Vice President of Lloyd’s Register has been appointed as the new Chairman of the global maritime welfare charity. Boardley will formally take on the role from the incumbent Chairman Robert Woods CBE on April 1,2017. Robert Woods said, “I am pleased to be handing over the chairmanship of The Mission to Seafarers to Tom Boardley. Tom has a great reputation within the industry, and I have no doubt is the right person to steer the Mission through the next stage of the charity’s evolution.

John Hatley has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (Photo: RINA)

Wärtsilä's Hatley Elected as Fellow of the RINA

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) has elected John Hatley PE, Vice President, Americas, and Director of Market Shaping, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, as a Fellow of the institution. Candidates for election as a Fellow (FRINA) must have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the profession, a record of superior achievements in their career and having held positions of responsibility. Nominees are endorsed by two sitting FRINA, following which a membership committee carries out a full professional review and assessment of the applicant's history of achievements.

His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi Photo Maracad

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…

Dr. Kirsi Tikka is promoted to the new role of Executive Vice President – Global Marine at ABS.

Tikka to Lead ABS Global Marine Activities

ABS reports that it has centralized its global Marine strategic planning, client development, and product and service offerings to deliver enhanced classification services and joint technical projects. Effective Feb. 15, 2016, Dr. Kirsi Tikka is promoted to the new role of Executive Vice President – Global Marine. She will continue to be based in London. “An industry-recognized and respected expert, Kirsi brings tremendous experience and insight to deliver improved coordination, consistency and responsiveness to our members and clients,” sadi ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J.

Kirsi Tikka (Photo: ABS)

ABS' Tikka Elected Foreign Member of NAE

ABS, a provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, announced the election of ABS Europe and Africa Division President Dr. Kirsi Tikka as a Foreign Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The invitation to become a Foreign Member of the NAE is a result of Tikka’s contributions leading to internationally recognized standards for ship structural design, construction and maritime safety. “Industry needs professional organizations like NAE to provide leadership for the engineering profession and to promote technological advancement…

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Communication Skills Program for Engineer Development

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) announced the first of a portfolio of soft skills courses tailored to the needs of engineers called Effective Presentations and Networking which will take place on July 29 2015 at RINA headquarters in London. This one day course introduces engineers from all disciplines to the fundamentals of how to effectively communicate in business with a specific focus on customer and colleague engagement through enhanced presentation and networking skills.

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RINA Launches Engineers Development Programme

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) is delighted to announce the first of a portfolio of soft skills courses tailored to the needs of engineers called Effective Presentations and Networking which will take place on July 29th 2015 at RINA headquarters in London. This one day course introduces engineers from all disciplines to the fundamentals of how to communicate in business effectively, with a specific focus on customer and colleague engagement through enhanced presentation and networking skills.

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SENER Presents at RINA Damaged Ship Conference

Damaged Ship, the conference organized by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects every two years in their headquarters in London, shows the major processes made over the last years around damaged stability in vessels and artifacts. This time SENER has presented a paper about the advantage of using a suitable CAD tool for this calculations, and in particular in its FORAN System. The technical article was written by J.A. Muñoz, chief naval architecture group of development in FORAN and by R. Pérez, project manager and business development, both from SENER Marine and presented by the last one.

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Maritime Innovation Award for Subsea Industries

The 2014 Maritime Innovation Award, given jointly by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and QinetiQ, has been presented to Subsea Industries for the product Ecolock. The Maritime Innovation Award is presented to an individual or organisation in recognition of outstanding scientific or technological research in hydrodynamics, propulsion, structures and material which offers the potential to make significant improvements in the design, construction and operation of marine vessels and structures.

Tim Lewis (Photo courtesy of Braemar)

Braemar Appoints Lewis as Director, Ports & Harbors

Braemar SA (Incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Tim Lewis to the newly created position of director for ports and harbors. Lewis holds a masters degree in civil and maritime engineering, and a master’s degree in business administration, and joins Braemar SA from another marine consultancy where he held a similar position for many years. Lewis has been a marine consultant for over 25 years and is a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Jason Steward (Image courtesy of BMT Nigel Gee)

Steward to Lead BMT Nigel Gee Business Development

Jason Steward has been appointed business development manager of BMT Nigel Gee, a role in which he will support the expansion of business in both new and existing markets, delivering design and engineering services within the commercial, offshore energy, defense and yacht sectors, BMT said. Steward, a University of New South Wales graduate in naval architecture, has more than 20 years’ experience in the marine market, with previous roles including regional manager for Austal Ships…

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RINA - Lloyd's Maritime Safety Award

The safety of the seafarer and the maritime environment begins with good design, followed by sound construction and efficient operation. Naval architects and engineers involved in the design, construction and operation of maritime vessels and structures can make a significant contribution to safety and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, with the support of Lloyd's Register, wishes to recognise the achievement of engineers in improving safety at sea and the protection of the maritime environment. Such recognition serves to raise awareness and promote further improvements.

Laura McKelvie

BMT SMART Appoints McKelvie Product Manager

BMT SMART Ltd. (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced the appointment of Laura McKelvie as Product Manager. A University of Southampton graduate in Naval Architecture, Laura has been working with BMT for five years specializing in vessel performance monitoring and analysis. She has been involved in all aspects of the BMT Smartservices product offering including performance analysis and consultancy and product installations on a variety of vessels.

Knovel Launches Marine Engineering/Architecture Subject Area

Knovel, a provider of a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, announced its 32nd subject area: Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. Developed for design engineers in the engineering design and construction and oil and gas sectors, the collection helps engineers specify and design ships, marine equipment and offshore structures for longer service lives, more efficient operation and safer conditions for workers. This subject area will help engineers with practical design guidance on offshore platform and ship design and performance…

Catriona Savage: Photo credit BMT Defence Services

New Head of Naval Architecture at BMT Defense

BMT Group subsidiary, BMT Defense Services, announce the promotion of Catriona Savage to the role of Head of Naval Architecture. Catriona joined BMT Defense Services in 1996 and has been integral to the development, team management and maintenance of the company’s structures skill-set for both surface ships and submarines. During her time with BMT, Catriona has developed specialist knowledge in Structural Analysis (including Finite Element Analysis), Ship Structural Design to Lloyd's Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Naval Ships and Submarine Structures.

YBDSA Gala Dinner and AGMs

As 2012 draws to a close, the Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association (YBDSA), ended its Centenary year in style with a Gala Dinner held at the prestigious Royal Thames Yacht Club. The Gala Dinner was attended by more than 80 past and present members of the YBDSA, Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA), Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA), and the Professional Charter Association (PCA) and guests. Guests were treated to an after dinner presentation entitled ‘Extreme Women’ from BBC Broadcaster Tracey Clark…

Stoddart to lead GL Noble Denton - Americas

GL Noble Denton, the independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has appointed industry veteran Arthur Stoddart to lead its operations in the Americas. Stoddart will become Executive Vice President for the region, based in Houston. He will take overall responsibility for developing GL Noble Denton's presence across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The company has an extensive track record of advising operators on the safety, integrity and performance of their on-and offshore assets…

Peter French, AIRTO Vice President

New Vice President for AIRTO

Peter French, Chief Executive of BMT Group, has been appointed by the Board of AIRTO to the role of Vice President, with immediate effect. Peter has served as BMT’s Chief Executive since 2005, and has served on the AIRTO Board as a Director since March 2007. BMT Group, which is has an annual turnover of £142million, is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, working principally in the defence, energy and environment, marine risk and insurance, maritime transport and ports and logistics sectors. BMT has been a long standing member of AIRTO having joined in 1986.

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Offshore Marine Support Sector Upbeat

In only its second year, the Middle East Workboats 2009 exhibition and conference concluded with a 70% increase in the number of exhibitors and a 60% increase in exhibition space compared with the previous event. “The offshore marine support industry is upbeat about the future in this region and there can be no more powerful sign of the continuing development of the sector than the participation in this show of so many regional and international players,” said Christopher Hayman…

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Workboats Exhibition and Conference Opens

The region’s premier maritime event for specialized vessels opening Monday, 5 October 2009, is shrugging off the impact of the economic downturn with a 70% increase in the number of exhibitors and a 60% increase in exhibition space compared with last year, according to the organizers. Workboats include tugs, ferries, supply vessels; police, fire, patrol, pilot, rescue and oil spill boats; along with, dredgers, barges and floating cranes. More than 2,000 such vessels are estimated to be docked or repaired in the Middle East.

Piracy Expected to Rise as Monsoons End

Operators of vessels off the East coast of Africa are being warned by a leading insurance expert to prepare for an increase in pirate attacks after the southwestern monsoon ends in coming weeks. “There is a temporary lull in pirate activity at the moment off the East coast of Africa…but we expect this to be just that - a temporary lull,” said William Tobin, of the not-for-profit mutual organization Shipowners’ Protection Ltd., and a leading speaker at an upcoming regional maritime conference in Abu Dhabi.