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52 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • MARCH 2014

Transas Streamlines Management Structure

Transas Group appointed Andrey Belentiev as the

Group’s Director of the Marine Business Unit. An- drey Belentiev, former Managing Director of Tran- sas (JSC), Russian marine business entity, is now in charge of the Transas marine business worldwide.

Centralized strategic governance, technology devel- opment and fi nancial management will contribute to a better overall performance of the Transas Group and its marine business.

Ralf Lehnert (pictured), Managing Director, Transas

Marine International continues running international part of the Transas marine business. Alexander Soko- lov, who has been with Transas for more than 10 years, will succeed Andrey as a Managing Director, Transas (JSC) and will be in charge of Marine and Industrial business in Russia. Transas Technologies, managed by

Vladimir Ponomarev, will remain the Transas Group’s main technologies development centre for Marine division and adjacent industries. Ralf Lehnert, Alex- ander Sokolov and Vladimir Ponomarev will report directly to Andrey Belentiev.

Andrey Belentiev joined Transas more than 20 years ago, and has been with the company since its incep- tion. A number of major maritime projects, both in

Russia and worldwide were implemented under An- drey’s supervision. During his fi ve years as a Man- aging Director, Transas (JSC) has become one of the

Russia’s leading companies in the IT sphere. 3 Phoenix Acquired by Ultra Electronics

The McLean Group announced that it acted as the ex- clusive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisor to 3

Phoenix, Inc. (3 Phoenix) in its sale to Ultra Electron- ics Holdings plc (Ultra) for an initial cash consider- ation of $70 million. Additional payments of up to $17 million will be due subject to earnings growth over the next three years. 3 Phoenix is a supplier of specialist sonar, radar, intelligence, surveillance and reconnais- sance products and solutions. For 10 years, the compa- ny has delivered mission critical, real-time sensor and processing systems, primarily to the U.S. Navy, but also to commercial customers. 3 Phoenix is a bolt-on acquisition to Ultra’s existing Tactical & Sonar Sys- tems Division. Ultra, based in the United Kingdom, is an international defense, security, transport and energy company that provides mission critical support across a broad range of platforms. The company has about 180 distinct market or technology niches within its 28 businesses. The McLean Group’s Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) practice advised on the trans- action.

LISNAVE Stable Despite

Workload Reduction

Last year LISNAVE reports that it repaired 107 vessels, of which 103 were docked and four repaired afl oat. Although this represented a six percent increase in the number of vessels repaired compared to the pre- vious year (101 ships in 2012), the workload per ves- sel was less.

Vessels repaired were from 60 different customers, from 23 countries around the world, among which are:

Singapore with 29 vessels, Greece with 20, U.K. with eight, Norway and Denmark with seven and Germany with six.

Continuing to benefi t from a high percentage value of repeat business, in 2013 AP MOLLER-MAERSK (Singapore and Denmark) had the biggest number of repairs, 14, followed by TEEKAY (U.K., Norway and

Singapore) with seven ships and AET with six, which

LISNAVE said shows once again the shipowners’ pos- itive assessment of the shipyard.

With drydock and equipment facilities, complement- ed with a high know-how accumulated throughout its long existence, LISNAVE repaired a wide variety of type of ships, with the tankers (61), container ship (19) and LNG/LPG (seven) in addition to offshore supply vessels , dredgers, etc.

In terms of demand and workload, among the most signifi cant repairs performed in 2013, were the off- shore platform Lewek Leader of Singapore, with the manufacturing and assembly of a new spudcam, the container vessel ex-Maersk Brownseville, with the complete replacement of the bulbs bow, the Danish chemical vessel Harbour Krystal, with bow damage repairs involving the replacement of 160 Tons of steel, the barge Saipem S44 with numerous works of prepa- ration and structural modifi cation for a new offshore project and the seismic vessel Ramform Sovereign of the Norwegian company PGS, with relevant scientifi c systems maintenance work.

Wickes to Represent New England Ropes

New England Ropes announced that Wickes Marine will now Represent New England Ropes Pleasure Ma- rine products throughout the east coast region. Wickes

Marine’s main offi ce is centrally located in Tiverton,

R.I. and they also have additional offi ces and person- nel located throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic which allows them to support accounts from Maine down through the Carolinas.



Dr. Ilario Hilary Rolih

Chairman, George G. Sharp

George G. Sharp’s Chairman of the Board Dr. Ilario

Hilary Rolih passed away on February 16, 2014, at the age of 82 while on vacation in Cancun, Mexico.

Dr. Rolih had more than 58 years’ experience in the marine industry, and was the chairman of the Board at

George G. Sharp, Inc. since 1983. He had a Doctor of

Naval and Mechanical Engineering Degree from the

University of Trieste in 1956, a Master of Mechanical

Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic Institute of

Brooklyn in 1959, and an MBA Degree from NYU in 1971. Dr. Rolih joined Sharp in March, 1957, as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer and was re- sponsible for the power plant design, calculations, and studies for all of Sharp’s Navy and commercial projects. He worked his way up to become Chief Ma- rine Engineer, Director of Marine Engineering, Vice

President of Engineering, Technical Director, and

Chairman of the Board.

He worked on the design of the World’s First Nu- clear Powered Commercial Vessel, the NS Savannah, and he directed the project for the Navy’s Heat Bal- ance Computer Program. He had a major and signifi - cant role in the design of many engine room power plants for IGE. He helped develop parametric data used in the economic evaluation of various types of commercial and naval power plants.

Dr. Rolih worked on the designs of many major na- val and commercial ships, including the T-AO ships, the DLGN-38 Guided Missile Ship for the Navy, Sea

Control Ships, design of the West India Fruit Car- rier, Chilean Lines Cargo Ships, Grace Lines Passen- ger Cargo Ships, APL, PFEL, and States Steamship

Cargo Ships, and Container Ships for Farrell Lines,

Inc. He also played a major part in the design of the


Island Ferries.

In addition to his design work, Dr. Rolih was active in the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engi- neers. He co-authored several technical papers for

SNAME and was recently recognized by SNAME for his 50 year membership participation. Dr. Rolih was a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New

York and Delaware.


Photo: LISNA


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