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The Workboat Edition
Photo: Taylor Adamczyk, Webb Institute
Smith Needy Anderson DiMarco and aircraft carrier ? eet support, including Ger- engineering, to vessel construction management ald R. Ford-class ? eet support work. Smith most and vessel operations. recently served as program director for aircraft carrier ? eet support. He began his shipbuilding
SMC Wins Cruise Ship Newbuild Contract career in 1984 as a sheet metal apprentice.
Schulte Marine Concept (S.M.C) won its ? rst
In addition, Matt Needy, who most recently cruise ship contract with Portugal-based Mys- served as vice president of the Virginia-class sub- tic Cruises. Schulte Marine Concept the project marine program and ? eet services, is transferring management arm of maritime services company to vice president of operations, effective imme-
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), diately. Needy will be responsible for all trade, working together with Bernhard Schulte Cruise manufacturing, material logistics and facilities
Services (BS Cruise), will provide technical con- operations. He will report to Newport News sultancy and newbuild supervision services to
Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin.
support construction of the oceangoing luxury expedition cruise ship, MS World Explorer.
HII’s Technical Solutions Appoints Two
MS World Explorer will be built as a 126-meter
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) appointed long expedition cruise ship with a passenger ca- two at its Technical Solutions division: Melanie pacity of 200 and a crew complement of 111. The
Anderson has joined the division as vice presi- vessel will meet the latest Polar Code operating dent of human resources, and Kristine DiMarco requirements and will be equipped with state-of- has been named director of communications.
the-art hybrid power and propulsion technology, which will enable the ship to cruise in environ-
Fair? eldNodal Welcomes New COO, CTO mentally-sensitive areas.
Fair? eldNodal has made two new additions to its
Construction of MS World Explorer has com- executive leadership team: Tom Scoulios, Senior menced at the West Sea shipyard in Viana do
Vice President and Chief Technology Of? cer of
Castello, in northern Portugal and she will start
Geosciences, and Shawn Rice, Senior Vice Pres- cruising during the winter season of 2018. ident and Chief Operating Of? cer.
The Mystic Group, led by Portuguese business- man Mario Ferreira, has already established a
Webb Senior Wins Crowley Scholarship river cruise operation; DouroAzul, which is the
Crowley Maritime Corp. has awarded a Thomas largest luxury operator on the Douro River uti-
B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship to Tyler lizing 16 vessels. Ferreira anticipates at least an-
Gray-Hoehn, class of 2018 at the Webb Insti- other three vessels besides World Explorer to be tute. Gray-Hoehn, from Brook? eld, Wisc., was delivered for the Mystic Group over the next four recognized for his dedication, academic excel- years. lence and leadership as a student Webb.
He is senior class president and vice presi-
Shell Opens Lubricant Plant in Singapore dent of the Webb Institute’s Student Organiza-
Shell opened an integrated lubricants and grease tion (SO), and has also been Webb’s Motor Boat production facility in Tuas, Singapore. At 10
Chair, Van Chair and a member of the Honor hectares, it is Shell’s third largest lubricants plant
Council. In addition, he plays on the soccer and in the world and second largest in Asia-Paci? c, volleyball teams. His involvement with campus capable of producing up to 430 million litres activities and leadership at Webb have taught (equivalent to 390 kilotonnes) of lubricants and him invaluable lessons that will bene? t him in greases every year. Huibert Vigeveno, Shell his professional and personal life forever, said
Global Commercial, Executive Vice President
Gray-Hoehn, who plans to be a merchant mari- (including Shell Lubricants) said “This facil- ner after graduation.
ity will also further strengthen our marine lubri-
Crowley initiated the Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. cant business’s presence here in Singapore, the
Memorial Scholarship at Webb in 2007 and has world’s second busiest port.” since given tens of thousands of dollars in sup- port of the school’s students. Crowley’s involve-
ABB Acquires Tekomar ment with Webb took on added signi? cance in
With the acquisition of Tekomar ABB expands 2008 when the company acquired Jensen Mari- its ABB Ability portfolio of digital products and time Consultants, a leading naval architecture services with the addition of a new propulsion and marine engineering ? rm headquartered in performance monitoring solution. ABB Turbo
Seattle. Many Webb graduates are currently em-
Systems Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire ployed by Crowley and Jensen in a number of
Swiss headquartered Tekomar Group Ltd. ABB disciplines from naval architecture and marine said it will further develop Tekomar’s digital so-
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