Heerema Marine Contractors CEO leaves after 26 years with company

first_imgThe chief executive officer of Dutch company Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) is leaving the company after an eight-year run as CEO.HMC said on Tuesday that Jan-Pieter Klaver decided to step down after being the CEO of HMC for eight years and after over 26 years of working for Heerema.The company added that Klaver stepped down to pursue other personal and business interests.In consultation with the board, HMC decided that the time between this decision and his actual departure should not be too long and therefore agreed that Klaver would leave the company on June 1, which will allow for an adequate transfer of his responsibilities.He held many positions throughout his time at the company. He worked at Heerema’s former Norway yard and did business development at Dockwise, the heavy marine transport company that Heerema owned until 2006. Klaver later switched to Heerema Fabrication Group where he ran the Vlissingen yard, became HFG’s Chief Operational Officer in 2003 and was appointed CEO two years later. In 2009, he joined HMC, first as COO and eventually as CEO.On the same date, Saskia Rijtema will join the board as the new chief operating officer (COO).She started her career at Heerema Marine Contractors in October 1997 and has worked in various departments and been involved in projects all around the world.In May 2014, she took on the responsibility as VP of Technology. In January 2016, Rijtema was appointed the Senior VP of Technology and Innovation, responsible for all engineering for projects, tenders, and assets worldwide as well as HMC’s innovation agenda.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Dragon flies with Ruslan

first_img‘Long Ma Jing Shen’ or ‘The Spirit of the Horse Dragon’ will participate in a Chinese parade to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China, which will take place in Beijing in October.The unique 12 m high, 46-tonne mechanical model was built in France by La Machine.The model, which requires at least eight human operators riding aboard to control the puppet’s movements, comprises a wooden chassis over a steel body.  The dragon has articulations that enable intricate movements, including the ability to rear its hind legs, spew fire, snort jets of smoke and uncoil its tongue. The model sits on a support vehicle enabling it to move at speed.Andriy Blagovisniy, commercial executive from Ruslan International said: “This ranks among the most unusual and fascinating assignments with which Ruslan International has yet dealt. Specialists from Ruslan International’s Load Planning Department developed a custom solution for loading and safely securing this unique cargo, and preparations for the flight took three months. We are delighted to have been involved in the safe transportation of this amazing machine, and look forward to seeing its performance in China.”  www.ruslanint.comlast_img read more

Grant promises to focus on Housing and Business in Wesley Constituency

first_imgLocalNews Grant promises to focus on Housing and Business in Wesley Constituency by: – June 19, 2019 Sharing is caring! 197 Views   no discussions Share Dominica Labour Party Candidate for the Wesley Constituency, Fidel Grant addressing supporters at his Official Launching“We have formed our plans for the future of this Constituency and I must say, the future of Wesley and Woodfordhill looks bright,” Dominica Labour Party Candidate for the Wesley Constituency, Fidel Grant exhorted his supporters at his official launching last weekend.According to Grant, the constituency is expected to receive a minimum of sixty-six new homes.He revealed that  housing officers from the constituency have already  been employed to facilitate this project.According him since the passing of hurricane Maria over EC$1.6 million  has been spent within the constituency on Housing.He also announced that the housing program will serve as a benefit to persons interested in buying housing lots.“The Prime Minister has already authorized the construction of ten homes in the area of Joe Burton and Jumbie Piece for those of you have no lands. Your Labour party government is already in the planning stages for a major housing complex of sixty-six apartments with an additional twenty-five homes under the housing program. This Labour party government will also make lots available to the young professionals, the teachers, the nurses, for those of you wishing to buy lots and those of you in the diaspora who are interested in getting a piece of Wesley, you will be considered,” he announced.Grant also highlighted plans to improve the growth of businesses for young entrepreneurs  within the constituency , relaying that Wesley is “exploding with business opportunities.”“I have spoken to the Prime Minister and I have received the assurance that small business owners in this constituency will continue to benefit from small business funding provided by this Labour Party administration. I will help you one by one, business by business, to organize yourself and structure yourself and ensure that your business brings overall benefit to you. I will work with you, demonstrating to you and helping you to improve your chances of accessing funding for your businesses. ”He  advised the youth of the Wesley Constituency to  “grab” the opportunities that will be presented to them.Fidel Grant will contest against Parliamentary Representative of the Wesley Constituency and Candidate of the United Workers Party, Ezekiel Bazil, in the upcoming general elections.center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more