Lucketts has appointed Tony Lawman as a new Managing Director to spearhead the company’s next phase of expansion.Tony Lawman: Lucketts’ new Managing DirectorTony joined the Fareham-based company earlier this year as Finance Director with a view to taking the helm of Lucketts.His experience includes 23 years in the army working in logistics and transport. He also worked in finance and is a chartered management accountant and has worked for companies including Pitney Bowes and the Langmead Group in West Sussex.Owners Ian Luckett and Steve Luckett will still play an active role in the company but feel that now is the right time to bring in Tony to guide the firm through its next growth phase.Ian says: “We will still be very closely involved in the business while Tony’s expertise will be vital in identifying new opportunities for us.”Adds Tony: “I’m thrilled to be taking over as Managing Director at such an exciting time for the firm.“The family’s plans to keep growing gives me the perfect opportunity to match my operations expertise with their experience of the coach industry to build a stronger company for the future.”
In its announcement of 25th February 2014, Mermaid Marine Australia Limited ( MMA ) advised that it had received a Letter of Intent to commence detailed design for two (2) x Platform Supply Vessels ( PSVs ) which had the potential to lead to the award of a long – term material contract.MMA also advised that the award of this contract was subject to the relevant client’s internal approvals process. The Directors of M MA are pleased to announce that this internal approvals process has no w been completed and MMA has been awarded a contract for two PSV’s for long – term production support operations with INPEX Operations Australia Pty Ltd ( INPEX ). MMA will operate two (2) x newbuild Vard 1 08 PSV ’ s for the INPEX – operated Ichthys LNG Project with a fixed term of 5 years fixed plus two (2) x five (5) year options.The PSV ’ s will be built in Asia to INPEX ’s specifications, for delivery to MMA in late 2015 and early 2016 respectively. They will be operated by Australian resident crew, and will supply the Ichthys Project ’ s offshore facilities from Darwin and Broome. The contract value for the firm period is A$160 million at today’s exchange rate, and A$500 million in total should all of the options be exercised.[mappress]Mermaid Marine, March 10, 2014
Nordana, a multipurpose RoRo and project cargo shipping company, is adding a new Mediterranean service that is scheduled to commence operation mid June.The service is expected to further enhance the route network already in place with existing services. The Nordana Med Service will provide new connections to Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Black Sea ports, while also improving frequency on some of the major ports already serviced in Egypt, Lebanon, and Turkey.Initially the service will have a 30-day frequency with timing aligned to the Mediterranean-Americas service schedule, so that frequency on main ports will be 15 days.The service will be operated by the Nordana vessel MV Stjerneborg that was previously engaged in the Mediterranean – Americas service. The Stjerneborg has 2 x 36 tons cranes, 120 tons quarter ramp and a total of 2200 LM capacity.[mappress]Nordana, May 13, 2014
The MTC 15 from Mammoet’s range of mobile terminal cranes features a maximum lifting capacity of 600 tons (544.3 tonnes). According to Mammoet, the lifting moment of the crane is equal to that of a large 1,200-tonne capacity crawler crane, or a floating sheerleg.This lifting capacity enables the loading and offloading of heavy items such as columns, vessels, reels, project cargo and engines, without having to reinforce the quay, added Mammoet.Mammoet’s terminal manager, Marol Roels, said: “With the MTC 15’s extremely high capacity and outreach, the multipurpose terminal will be ideal for clients from the oil and gas, civil construction and energy industries wishing to transfer heavy components.”Mammoet’s terminal in Westdorpe includes 100,000 sq m of storage and handling facilities, as well as an inland truck and rail connection.www.mammoet.com
Sylatech underwent their annual EN 9100: 2018 (AS9100 Rev D) assessment during the first week of December by BSi, a national standard body of the UK which provides certification and standards-related services to businesses. The audit was a huge success with zero non-conformities raised by the auditor.Sylatech is a supplier of antennas, microwave sub-systems/components and waveguide assemblies. Their comprehensive in-house design and manufacturing capability equips them to design, manufacture and test arrays of assembled components. They have particular expertise in the development of slotted array antennas and the construction of radar front-ends, battlefield radars and uneven power divider systems.The company has seen a year on year improvement in the consistency of adherence to their Quality Management System and it is resulting in a significant growth towards sylatech’s success. This success evidences Sylatech’s commitment to quality and how deeply their QMS is embedded across all areas of the business.