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CWind continues sales drive with new appointments

Sales team to expand in UK and Germany

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has today announced the appointment of Ben Hooker as Sales Manager UK and Stefan Marschner as Sales Manager Germany.

Both Ben and Stefan will play key roles in developing CWind's customer relationships and will support the delivery of the business's portfolio of services, which includes continuing the development of integrated solutions across the development, construction and O&M phases of offshore wind farms.

Ben Hooker is a seasoned sales professional with a successful business development background spanning 25 years within the upstream oil & gas, marine and renewable

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Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday 28th January 2015 - HANSA HEAVY LIFT has appointed Maximilian Harmstorf as Head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, based in Hamburg/Germany.

Maximilian has over a decade of experience in the maritime industry and spent eight years in Asia in senior management roles for a number of brokers and shipping lines.

He joined HANSA HEAVY LIFT in 2014 as Senior Chartering Manager in Singapore and his appointment completes HANSA HEAVY LIFT's restructure into regional divisions including EMEA, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Americas.

Maximilian said he was looking forward to working with the HANSA team in Europe to develop solutions for customers with increasingly complex and hi

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Successful installation of four topsides and a jacket by Seaway Heavy Lifting in the Gulf of Mexico

Seaway Heavy Lifting's crane vessel ‘Oleg Strashnov' successfully installed the last three topsides in one week for client Protexa/Pemex. Out of a string of jackets and topsides in the Gulf of Mexico the last topside was installed on Wednesday 28th January at 07.15am local time. Project location: The Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Offshore wind installations stabilise in 2014 following record figures the previous year

The European offshore wind industry saw new capacity installations decline by 84 MW (5.34%) in 2014 as the sector stabilised following record figures the previous year.

In 2014, 408 new offshore turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system. The total installed capacity for Europe now stands at 8,045MW in 74 offshore wind farms in 11 European countries.

Justin Wilkes, deputy chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association, said: "It is not surprising that we see a levelling-off of installations in 2014 following a record year in 2013. The industry has seen exponential growth in the early part of this decade and this is a natural stabilising of that progress. Offshore wind will have a monument

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PLA inks deal on new cat survey vessel

  • High-tech, fuel-efficient and proven catamaran design
  • New boat due for delivery later this year
  • Vessel will replace long-serving survey vessel Yantlet

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has sealed a deal to put a new purpose-built survey catamaran on the river Thames. The robust and fuel-efficient CTruk MPC19 is set to replace the PLA's Yantlet vessel as she reaches the end of her service life.

The new boat is due to enter service later this year and will continue the PLA Hydrography team's vital survey work which facilitates safe navigation on the tidal Thames. T

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