Bas Coppes has joined the senior management team at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., aiming to guide the global growth of the marine services company. Coppes will be based out of Global’s Houston, Texas office and will be focusing on salvage and wreck removal operations worldwide. Coppes brings two decades of salvage and offshore experience … Continue reading Bas Coppes Appointed Director of Salvage & Wreck Removal
Category: Marine Construction
October 25, 2016 Once a year, we take a moment to recognize a single Global employee who best represents the “Global spirit” by their willingness to shoulder the load. We are pleased to announce the 2015 winner is Renee Gowdy, our Estimating Group Manager in the Marine Construction division. On her nomination, it noted that … Continue reading Renee Gowdy Receives Global’s Yoke Award
October 17th, 2016 Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has surpassed a major industry milestone; performing 10,000 successful dives on a single project at Olmsted Locks & Dam in Illinois. Tom Cameron, a long-time diver with Global, performed the 10,000th dive. Wade Miller, Marine Construction Manager with AECOM for the Olmsted Dam Project, said, “The Global … Continue reading Global Achieves 10,000 Dives on a Single Project
October 3, 2016 Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has received Tesoro’s 2016 Shared Value award. This award recognizes Tesoro’s service providers for significant improvements in working with and creating value for Tesoro and its key stakeholders. Global was one of 13 service providers recognized by Tesoro amongst their wide-ranging supplier network. Specifically, Global was recognized … Continue reading Global Receives Tesoro’s 2016 Shared Value Award
OceanGate Inc.,a global provider of manned submersible solutions for commercial,research and military applications,announced a strategic agreement with Global Diving & Salvage Inc.,a leading provider of marine construction and offshore support services in the United States and an internationally recognized marine casualty responder. The collaboration will provide government and commercial clients with a broad array of technology,experience and expertise to address subsea missions in challenging marine environments. This innovative sales agreement will expand market opportunities for both companies. Global Diving & Salvage and OceanGate will work together on specific projects using a combination of saturation divers,manned submersibles,traditional Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs),and manned submersible fly-away ROV vehicles to support salvage,recovery and subsea assessments. The companies will focus on projects that include potentially polluting wrecks,salvage operations,restoration,surveys and inspections to help improve safety and cost efficiencies.
“OceanGate’s expertise with underwater vehicles and manned submersibles in particular,is exactly the kind of solution we believe could increase our rate of delivering safe and efficient services to our clients,especially in the areas of potentially polluting wrecks and difficult salvage operations. We look forward to building this new business line together and moving the industry to a new level of performance,” said Devon Grennan,CEO of Global Diving & Salvage.
“Global Diving has an incredible reputation in the subsea market for delivering outstanding services for salvage,oil and gas,and first responder operations,” said Stockton Rush,CEO of OceanGate Inc. “The markets in which Global Diving has traction are areas where we feel manned submersibles could provide considerable value. Devon and his team see the potential benefits of manned submersibles in developing specific use-cases for various subsea operations and new,enhanced solutions for their client base.”
Under the agreement,both companies will pursue new sales opportunities by endorsing and utilizing each other’s services and products. Global Diving & Salvage will be OceanGate’s exclusive manned diving and salvage partner,and OceanGate will be the sole supplier to Global Diving & Salvage of manned submersible solutions. The agreement covers the East and West coasts of the United States,Alaska and Hawaii,and the Gulf of Mexico.
Global will be in booth 34 at the upcoming Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit “the industry’s largest and most influential business conference & exhibition for the decommissioning industry” at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston,TX.
Rick comes to Global with over 30 years of experience as a Commercial Diver,Project Manager and successful business owner. In his new role,Rick will provide oversight and management of marine construction projects as well as support the development of new opportunities within the Marine Construction service line.
Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. announces the hiring of Andrew Lawrence as Salvage Engineer,based out of the corporate headquarters in Seattle,Washington. As part of the Marine Casualty Response Service Line,Mr. Lawrence will develop salvage plans,provide detailed engineering support,and assist with project management during emergency and routine operations.
Mr. Lawrence served as a Coast Guard officer for eight years,including 5 years at the Coast Guard’s premiere engineering office,the Marine Safety Center. At the Marine Safety Center,Mr. Lawrence served on the Salvage Engineering Response Team,providing rapid engineering support to Coast Guard field units in response to vessel casualties throughout the United States. Mr. Lawrence has a broad range of ship construction knowledge gained by reviewing hundreds of ship designs for stability and structural safety.
“Global Diving and Salvage is pleased to have Andy as a part of the team and provide in-house salvage engineering expertise to the Marine Casualty Division,” states David DeVilbiss,V.P. Marine Casualty Response Service Line. “Global is now able to extend the level of service we can offer our customers,further providing custom solutions to the most difficult of situations.”
HOUSTON,TX— Global Diving and Salvage,Inc.,based in Seattle,WA,announces the hiring of Ryan Smith as general manager for its Gulf Coast Regional office,based in Houston,TX. In this position,Mr. Smith will be responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as the development of business opportunities.
“Smith understands our unique diving personality and company philosophy,and is someone who will be a good leader and manager for our Gulf operations,” states Devon Grennan,Global’s President. “Smith’s extensive experience in the maritime industry,coupled with his knowledge of the Gulf Coast market,provides him a unique perspective into this emerging market.”
Smith brings over 12 years of experience in the maritime industry in the Gulf Coast region. He comes from his previous position as the Vice President of Shipyard Representation at L&R Midland,responsible for managing the daily operations of the Shipyard Representation group. He was tasked with the cultivation,retention and growth of clients in the Houston shipping,drilling,and offshore construction market. Smith holds a degree in Marine Engineering Technology from the Maine Maritime Academy.