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FPSO ENQUEST PRODUCER READY FOR FIRST OIL

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(Alameda, CA) Herbert Engineering was a key contributor to the design of the conversion and upgrade of the FPSO ENQUEST PRODUCER (ex UISGE GORM) at Blohm+Voss Repair in Hamburg, Germany. The FPSO is now on station and ready for first oil.

HEC carried out stability analysis and documentation, longitudinal strength calculations, design of the many new module foundations and supporting hull structure, marine system structure design, heavy lift plans, and were key members of overall project engineering management.

KEITH MICHEL ELECTED TO NATIONAL ACADEMY

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(Alameda, CA)  Herbert Engineering Corp. is pleased to report that its recently retired chairman, Keith Michel, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).   In its announcement on the election of new members, the NAE cited Keith for his “contributions to the design, construction, and operation of efficient, environmentally friendly ships”.  According to the academy, “Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, and education”. 

Upon learning about his election, Keith stated: “It is indeed a special honor to be selected by my peers to serve on the NAE.  I am indebted to Herbert Engineering Corp. for providing a distinctly collaborative workplace that enabled me to pursue my interests in ship safety and protection of the marine environment”.

HERBERT ENGINEERING EUROPE (HEE) EXPANDS

(Glasgow,UK)   Herbert Engineering Corp. is pleased to announce that its European branch has moved to a new, larger office space in the Glasgow Skypark as the outlook on the European activities of the company shows a positive growing trend.  HEC has also added new staff to the UK branch to allow it to better serve our clients in the UK and the rest of Europe, who required a more immediate and convenient access to our engineering services. Herbert Engineering Europe is currently concentrating heavily on offshore design support, as well as CFD analysis focused to the optimization of ship fuel consumption.  In addition, the branch continues in its role of support and marketing for the Herbert-ABS software products.

KEITH MICHEL TO RETIRE AFTER 40 YEARS

(Alameda, CA)  After 40 years at Herbert Engineering and an amazing career as a naval architect, ship designer, innovator, President of SNAME, and business leader, R. Keith Michel has announced his retirement from HEC.   He will also be resigning his post as Chairman of the Board of Herbert Engineering as of February 26, 2013.

The leadership transition at HEC will be seamless as Spencer Schilling has been President since 2006 and is supported by a strong management team and a Board of Directors with a long history at HEC.  We are looking forward to continuing the industry support and innovation embodied in the example set by Keith.

There will be no rest for Keith, however, as he takes up the helm at Webb Institute as its President, starting in July 2013.  A new and exciting career just getting started !