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54 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News ? MARCH 2013 engineering or material readiness of our maritime forces during the past three years.- 2012 Solberg Award (Research) - Dr. David SingerAwarded to an individual who has made a sig- niÞ cant contribution to naval engineering through personal research during the past three years.- 2012 Frank C. Jones Award (Intermediate/ Depot Maintenance & Alterations) - Mr. Guy V. Holsten Presented for major achievements in Maintenance and Alteration.- 2011 ?Jimmie? Hamilton Award Recipients - Christy Goff, Charles McNamara, Joseph M. Bradley, Christopher S. Trost, William J. Dal- ton, and RDML (Sel) Michael Jabaley, USN. Presented to the best paper to appear in the Naval Engineers Journal.New Name in Subsea UnveiledA new subsea oil and gas group, Harkand, chaired by oil and gas industry veteran Tom Ehret, was launched, a venture with an ambitious plan grow to a turnover of $1b in the next Þ ve years. Follow- ing investment by Oaktree Capital Management in Iremis, Integrated Subsea Services (ISS) and their sister company Andrews Survey last year, the three names have merged to form one group focused on the fast-growing subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) market. Harkand aims to become a leading global name in subsea IRM. The group will combine survey, inspection, repair and maintenance services with the Iremis ß eet of multi-purpose diving support vessels, ROV and Air Diving support vessels and ISS? ß eet of 23 remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and teams of ROV operators, surveyors and divers. The group?s name, Harkand, comes from mediaeval Arabic literature where it is the name of one of the seven seas.MHI Selects New President Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) said that Shunichi Miyanaga has been named the compa-ny?s new President as of April 1, 2013. Hideaki Omiya, MHI?s current President, will become Chairman of the company succeeding Kazuo Tsu- kuda, who will become Senior Corporate Advisor. Damen Shipyards Group Acquires Shipdock Damen Shipyards Group is the new owner of Dutch ship repair yard Shipdock, a well-known shipyard group with roots dating back to 1877, which operates facilities in Amsterdam and Har- lingen. The yard will continue its ship repair and conversion services, with Shipdock Harlingen ser- vicing ships up to 120 m and Shipdock Amster- dam servicing vessels up to 250 m. Furthermore, NEWSPEOPLE & COMPANIES RamalhoSingerBrooks R: McCue-Weil L: BakerSHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference Scheduled for October 22-24 in Stamford The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight Conferences have announced that the 2013 Fleet Optimi- zation Conference will take place Oct. 22-24 in Stamford, Conn.In its second year following a successful inaugural launch, SHIPPINGInsight 2013 returns to the Sheraton Stamford Hotel with a number of important changes: more engaging panel sessions mod-erated by shipowners, more case studies, tabletop exhibits, and networking opportunities. ?We listened to our delegates? feedback and are con Þ dent that this year?s conference will be bet- ter than the last in terms of content and return on investment,? said Frank Soccoli, co-producer, SHIPPINGInsight. ?The challenges faced by the shipping industry are always at the forefront of our conferences and how we, as an industry, can help each other Þ nd solutions through engaging ourselves not just in conversations, but actions.? The preliminary schedule includes panel sessions on Meeting the Environmental Challenge, De-signing for EfÞ ciency, Fuel and Propulsion Management, System Monitoring and Maintenance Management, Voyage Optimization, and Ship Performance Optimization. Also planned is an open forum of shipowners on Managing Organizational Change. ?These are trying times for shipping ß eets, pressed by overtonnage, tight credit, rising fuel prices, low freight rates and increasing costs of regulatory compliance,? said conference co-producer Jim Rhodes. ?The purpose of this conference is to discuss solutions and best practices for optimizing efÞ ciency of operating ships under these extremely dif Þ cult conditions.? Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact Frank Soccoli at fsoccoli@shippinginsight.comMR #3 (50-58).indd 54MR #3 (50-58).indd 542/26/2013 4:42:01 PM2/26/2013 4:42:01 PM

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