• Grant Brown: Sterling PBES

    Grant Brown: Sterling PBES


    “It’s unfortunate... but I really think that the Norled ferry battery fire is significant in that it’s bringing additional scrutiny to safety systems,” Grant Brown of Sterling PBES told 'MJ'. READ more

  • Albert Ten Busschen: Windesheim College of Technology

    Albert Ten Busschen: Windesheim College of Technology


    Albert Ten Busschen is passionate about making wind energy truly green. He pointed out that at the moment, “turbine blades are made from materials that can’t be returned to their original components”. But, he added “they can be reused”. READ more

  • James Morfee: MacKay Marine Engineering

    James Morfee: MacKay Marine Engineering


    You might assume that vessel design would present the steepest challenge for a new type of electric ferry to be launched this spring, but no, for James Morfee of McKay, New Zealand, “it's the charger”. READ more

  • Geert Hendriks: Royal HaskoningDHV

    Geert Hendriks: Royal HaskoningDHV


    Small movements “can, together, have a very large and unexpected impact”, explained Geert Hendriks of Royal HaskoningDHV. That applies equally to grains of sand and the soft-skills of diplomacy. READ more

  • Tor Østervold: ECOsubsea

    Tor Østervold: ECOsubsea


    Traditional hull cleaning methods are “a major issue for our industry”, said Tor Østervold, ECOsubsea CEO, as it impacts not just ports and vessel owners but the waters around them. READ more

  • Thijs Verstraete: Parkwind

    Thijs Verstraete: Parkwind


    Most of the time Thijs Verstraete’s asset management job is making sure nothing happens to Belgian-based Parkwind’s turbines. READ more

  • Julien Le Feuvre: Dometic

    Julien Le Feuvre: Dometic


    “It’s all about keeping people warm in winter, cool in summer – that’s the same, whether it’s a leisure or work boat,” said Julien Le Feuvre of Dometic. “But crossing over, we had to adapt to different priorities”. READ more

  • Kimmo Rauma: Danfoss Editron

    Kimmo Rauma: Danfoss Editron


    Kimmo Rauma of Danfoss Editron, the company that helped bring hybridisation to the Estonian Police and Border Guard, is more than happy that the results from its latest installation onboard the 4.3MW ‘Ellen’ will be openly shared. In fact, he READ more

  • Mervyn John ‘Jack’ Gaston: 1941-2019

    Mervyn John ‘Jack’ Gaston: 1941-2019


    Following the recent passing of MJ’s former Tugs and Towing correspondent we take a more detailed look back at the life of this key contributor to both the magazine and the industry as a whole. READ more

  • Dirk Illegems: Dockmate

    Dirk Illegems: Dockmate


    “Five years ago, we had no help at all from any of the other product manufacturers,” said Dirk Illegems of Dockmate: that’s particularly troublesome if you’re producing a highly integrated system. READ more