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Strunck Named CTOBallard joins USMMANew MD in FinlandColes to lead Wallem

MV Werften


ImagTurku Repair Yarde:

Wallem based BLRT Grupp. Kosonen ters, VT Systems. He will take over as Morgan Fanberg. “This expansion

Strunk Named CTO at MV Werften

Raimon Strunck (53) has been appoint- joined Turku Repair Yard in November President & CEO from General (Ret.) enables us to provide our East Coast- ed as MV WERFTEN’s Chief Tech- 2007. Before that, he held positions at John Coburn on 1 December 2018, who based clients and partners with the level nology Of? cer (CTO), taking over the a design and engineering company as will relinquish his CEO position but re- of service and attention they deserve.” newly created role on October 1. His well as at a shipyard, where he mainly main as non-executive Chairman of VT

Kuehne GM of Bollinger Quick Repair responsibilities include project manage- managed naval projects. Systems. Vecchiolla holds a Master of ment, design, planning as well as pro- Science in Systems Management from Matthew Kuehne was named Gen-

Coles joins Wallem as CEO curement and logistics. He is a member the University of Southern California eral Manager of Bollinger Quick Re- of the senior management and reports to Following the purchase of Transas by and Bachelor of Science from the US pair. Kuehne is a 2007 graduate of the

CEO Peter Fetten. Strunck has 24 years Wärtsilä, Transas’ ubiquitous CEO Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. University of New Orleans, and since of professional experience in the ship- Frank Coles has departed the newly joining Bollinger in 2011 he has held

Glosten Opens U.S. East Coast Of? ce building industry. After studying me- merged company and found a spot as the positions of Assistant Estimating/ chanical engineering at the University the CEO of Wallem Group. Coles offers Seattle-based naval architecture and Project Coordinator, Estimating/Project of Hanover, he held various positions a diverse background and long career in marine engineering ? rm Glosten has Coordinator, Assistant Operations Man- in the areas of project management, maritime, spanning law, shipping ser- opened a new of? ce in New Bedford, ager and Operations Manager. sales and planning, working for differ- vices and maritime communications. Mass. The of? ce is the company’s sec-

Boskalis is Exploring Biofuels ent shipyards in Germany and abroad. Coles replaces Simon Doughty, who ond location. Glosten said its expansion

His experience includes three years at announced his decision to step down to the East Coast is in direct response to Dutch dredging and offshore contractor

HDW in Kiel and 15 years at the Flens- earlier this year. increasing client demand and opportu- Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. said it burger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. Most nities in the region. will run its vessels on a biofuel blend

Vecchiolla to Lead VT Systems recently, Raimon Strunck served as “In our 60th year serving the marine while working on a project to install the managing director of the Neptun Ship- ST Engineering announced the appoint- industry, we’re reminded that our abil- export cable to the Borssele offshore yard in Rostock, where, amongst other ment of Tom Vecchiolla as President & ity to endure is based on building strong wind farm.

things, he oversaw the construction of CEO (Designate) of its U.S. headquar- relationships,” said Glosten President The Borssele Alpha project is being 14 river cruise ships, an LNG gas tanker executed on behalf of TenneT and is and multiple ? oating engine room units aimed at connecting the Borssele off-

VT Halter tapped to build Bouchard ATB for cruise vessels. shore grid with the Dutch high-voltage grid.

VT Halter Marine secured a new During this project, Boskalis will run

Furgo Taps Heine as New CEO contract to build an articulated

Dutch offshore services company Fugro its vessels on a biofuel blend of up to 30 tug barge (ATB) tug with an

NV has appointed Mark Heine as CEO percent. As of last week, the large trail- option for a second vessel and Chairman of the Board of Manage- ing suction hopper dredger Prins der for Bouchard Transportation ment to succeed Øystein Løseth who Nederlanden is powered by a biofuel

Co., Inc. Construction of the has decided to resign. blend, resulting in a substantial CO2 re- new vessel, M/V Evening duction, the company said.

Stroll, begins immediately

Ballard Joins USMMA at the builder’s Pascagoula,

BSM Launches Offshore Division

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at

Miss. shipyard, with delivery

Kings Point (USMMA) installed John In what can be construed as another pos- scheduled for December 2019.

R. Ballard, Ph.D., as the new Academ- itive sign for the turnaround of the off-

This vessel will enter into ic Dean and Provost. Dr. Ballard will shore energy markets, Bernhard Schulte

Bouchard’s ? eet service in New

York, N.Y to transport liquid serve as the chief academic of? cer and Shipmanagement (BSM) said it has set petroleum products throughout principal advisor to the Superintendent up a new business unit to focus on the the Jones Act Market. The new in all matters relating to the academic oil and gas and offshore energy renew- tug measures 112 feet by 35 program and faculty. He will also co- ables markets. “This segment is focused feet by 17 feet and is a sister vessel to the previously delivered M/V Denise A. chair the educational priority working on special operations and driven by dif-

Bouchard (pictured) and M/V Evening Star, as well as the M/V Evening Breeze group for the recently released USM- ferent rules, so we decided to establish currently under construction and due for delivery during the ? rst quarter of

MA Strategic Plan. a dedicated expert team to speci? cally 2019. The M/V Evening Stroll is a 4,000hp twin screw ATB tug classed by ABS attend to the needs of the offshore mar- as Maltese Cross, A1 Ocean Towing, Dual Mode ATB, USCG Subchapter M, ket,” said Matthias Mueller, Managing

Kosonen New MD @ Turku Repair Yard

SOLAS, meeting U.S. EPA-Tier 4 requirements, and equipped with an Intercon

Coskari Kosonen has been named man- Director of BSM Offshore.

Coupler System.

aging director of Turku Repair Yard, a BSM’s team is built to support own-

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