People & Company News New Master of Marine Engineering (MMarE) Degree Pape Retires from MAN Diesel SE Fritz Pape (65), Deputy Chairman of the Board of MAN Diesel SE, retired on October 31, 2006. Pape has been part of the company since 1966, having spent 13 years as a Member of the Board. His successor, Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen (51) has been in charge of the company since July 1, 2006 in his role as Chairman of the Board. He is also a Director of MAN AG, Munich. Following graduation as an engineer in 1966, Pape began his career as a production engineer at MAN. From 1973 onwards, Pape was responsible for the entire mechanical processing of diesel engines. He then took over as head of engine building and rose in 1988 to become head of the entire production department. In 1993, Pape was appointed to the Board of MAN Diesel and remained there until his retirement, latterly as Deputy Chairman of the Board. He was simultaneously Member of the Management Board of MAN AG, Munich. eling and complex overhaul of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Granata is responsible for overseeing the cost, schedule, planning and work performance for the ship's one and only refueling in its 50-year life span. Planning for the project will take place over the next three years, with the carrier scheduled to arrive at the shipyard in 2009. Granata earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of the State of New York and a master's degree in management from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. He is pursuing a doctorate in engineering management and is a member of the Project Management Institute. Granata lives in Chesapeake, Va. The United States Merchant Marine Academy has launched its Master of Marine Engineering (MMarE) degree program. Establishment of the MMarE degree program is in recognition that higher education is vital to keeping marine engineers ready to face critical challenges and that advanced education is an important factor in ensuring the competitiveness of their employers. The program offers a unique opportunity for practicing marine engineering professionals to advance their technical education and careers while continuing in their current capacities. The MMarE course focuses on the application of advanced technical concepts and skills. It addresses the realworld problems and challenges facing designers, builders and operators of vessels and marine structures, and those involved in the design and manufacture of shipboard components. Subject experts teach a 36-credit combination of core and elective courses in which the concepts and designs available to the world market are discussed and analyzed. Through the use of a combination of synchronous and asynchronous distance-learning technologies, the program is accessible to all students with access to an appropriate home or office computer. Applications for the program are now being accepted for the academic year that will begin September 2007. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Additional information is available at the United States Merchant Marine Academy's web site www.usmma.edu/gradcourse. Aker Yards, Cruise & Ferries Appointments Aker Yards announced several executive sales and marketing appointments for its Cruise & Ferry business in the wake of its acquisition of the French yards in Saint Nazaire and Lorient earlier this year. Juha Heikinheimo is in charge of Sales and Marketing in the Cruise & Ferries Business Area, and he reports to Yrjö Julin, President. Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch is in charge of the sales function in Finland and Arnaud Le Joncour in France. Both are also appointed as members of the local management teams. They report to Heikinheimo. So do the other sales man- Northrop Grumman Promotes Granata Northrop Grumman Corporation's Newport News sector has promoted Bob Granata to program director for the refu- agers, Didier Bourdin, Håkan Enlund, Jean-Yves Fustier, Paavo Lohi, Kari Pulli, François Sieur, Johan Snellman and Hannu Tuomela. Eero Mäkinen is in charge of Marketing, reporting to Heikinheimo. Kai Levander, reporting to Mr Heikinheimo, is in charge of Naval Architecture. Carole Pavaut has been appointed as Manager of Naval Architecture in Saint Nazaire, Tuomas Routa in Turku and Jukka Vasama in Rauma respectively. They report to Levander. Alain Buck is in charge of Tender Costing, and he reports to Heikinheimo. Buck also heads Tender Costing in France, while Ilkka Jussila heads the Tender Costing in Finland. He reports to Buck. Vesa Marttinen is in charge of Lifecycle Services (LCS), which has resources in Finland, France and the United States. Heikki Sipilä is appointed to be in charge of LCS Projects & Services. He reports to Marttinen. The area sales responsibles, also reporting to Mr Marttinen, are Messrs Jarmo Seppälä / the Americas, Mr Francois Lally / the Mediterranean and Mr Dan Westerlund / North Europe and Asia. All five mentioned above are members of the LCS management team. The Sales & Marketing management team of Aker Yards, Cruise & Ferries consists of Juha Heikinheimo, Alain Buck, Arnaud Le Joncour, Kai Levander, Vesa Marttinen, Eero Mäkinen and Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch. The place to be ! May 21 24, 2007 25th CIMAC World Congress Wärtsilä-Run Research Receives EU grant The European Union has chosen a research consortium coordinated by Wärtsilä to receive a EUR 1 million grant to develop the use of methanolconsuming fuel cells to provide electrical power to marine vessels. The project is entitled "Validation of a Renewable Methanol Based Auxiliary Power System for commercial Vessels" (METHAPU). The main purpose of the project is to develop and validate renewable-fuelbased technology on board a cargo vessel involved in international trade. Wärtsilä's task in the project is to study the suitability of a methanol-based fuel cell system on board the cargo vessel. A further important aim of the project is to lay the technical groundwork to support the introduction of the regulations necessary to allowing the use of methanol as a marine fuel. The specific components of the technology to be validated are methanol fuel bunkering, distribution, storage system and a solid oxide Maritime Reporter & Engineering News Congress Congress 07 Vienna on Combustion Engine Technology for Ship Propulsion Power Generation Rail Traction May 21 24, 2007 Hof burg Congress Center Vienna Austria for further information visit: www.cimac.com First class, first hand expert information 38
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