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INDUSTRY NEWS


Ampelmann and Olympic Shipping Join Forces in Project for Ithaca Energy in the North Sea


Ampelmann, the Dutch offshore access provider, has secured a contract with Olympic Shipping to support topside commissioning work on Ithaca Energy’s FPF-1 offshore semi- submersible in the North Sea.


The combination of the Ampelmann E-type system and the Olympic Taurus Walk to Work (W2W) vessel is a very suitable solution for continuing work under the current COVID-19 measures. As the FPF-1 has only a limited number of beds, it was necessary to look for an alternative that can increase the number of people on board (POB) while taking social distancing into account. This W2W combination offered that alternative.


Lorenz Nehring, Business Development Manager at Ampelmann’s Aberdeen office, commented: “Despite the economic and logistical challenges the industry is facing during these unprecedented times, both Olympic Shipping and Ampelmann continue to bring experience to the table. Our trusted marine access service is second to none, providing efficient and safe transfers in the North Sea and beyond.”


The E-type is also a good fit for the rough waters of the North Sea, as it is capable to transfer people in sea states up to 4.5m Hs.


“Olympic are pleased to be working with Ithaca Energy and Ampelmann on yet another W2W project, following


Key Appointment as McMenon Targets Growth in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific


McMenon Engineering Services has made a key strategic appointment as the company targets further growth.


Bipin Nair, who has over 20 years’ industry experience, has been appointed Regional General Manager for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. He was previously with Wika Group in the Middle East for 10 years, rising to the position of Regional Marketing Manager.


McMenon, a globally-recognised manufacturer and supplier of flow and temperature measurement instrumentation, has a 70-year engineering heritage. The company is headquartered in the United Kingdom with a design and manufacturing facility based in Workington, Cumbria, and an additional manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia.


Bipin has been tasked with communicating McMenon’s product


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quality, service and commitment to excellence as well as developing the company’s operations in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.


Anand Puthran, CEO at McMenon, said: “We have strengthened our senior management team as part of our brand building and growth strategy.


“The Middle East and Asia-Pacific are key markets for McMenon with huge potential for growth. It is therefore important we have the right calibre of people on board to meet our aspirations and deliver a service to clients that exceeds expectations. We are excited to welcome Bipin to the McMenon team.”


Bipin said: “McMenon’s engineering heritage, expertise, capability, flexibility and reliability puts it in a strong position to grow. Nurturing our current relationships and building new ones will be key to our strategy.


“We want our customers to use our expertise and solutions for the most demanding applications to improve overall plant efficiency with minimum downtime.”


McMenon specialises in the design and manufacture of differential pressure flow meters such as orifice plates, averaging pitot tubes, wedge meters, nozzles, Venturi meters (topside and subsea) as well as variable area flow meters and temperature monitoring equipment.


earlier seasons’ successful campaigns,” said Torbjørn Moen, VP Commercial & Operations at Olympic Shipping.


This campaign will take place during the summer, starting mid-July, and will last at least 60 days with the possibility to extend.


Bipin Nair


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