MCS KENNY invests in professional development of their engineers

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Dr. Paul Jukes

Dr. Paul Jukes

Investing in staff not only demonstrates the high calibre of commitment from a company for their employees to excel in their personal and career goals; but this in turn offers key benefits to an organisation’s clients, which is one of the principle reasons behind MCS Kenny joining the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as a Global Marine Partner.

“This is an exciting development for the MCS Kenny Group,” says Dr Paul Jukes CEng, CMarEng, FIMarEST, MCS Kenny Group Managing Director. “Our business is about our people and maintaining their high calibre by working with the IMarEST in supporting their professional development is key to retaining and winning new clients. Enabling our employees to work towards Chartered status as Engineers or Technicians is of importance to them as individuals, and us as a world-leading organisation.”

MCS Kenny is a world leader in compliant riser design with an extensive track record across all riser types and water depths for the offshore oil and gas industry.  MCS Kenny has been operating in the oil & gas industry for over 30 years setting industry standards and working on world class projects.

With over 300 employees worldwide, MCS Kenny is dedicated to maintaining the quality of its engineers in a commitment to excellence, and to continually invest in the international recognition of all members of their team to the benefit of their own, and their clients’ organisations. Having their staff professionally recognised, and seeing them benefit from continuing professional development (CPD) programmes demonstrates an important USP for the Group.

All eligible members of the MCS Kenny Group will now automatically become Affiliate members of IMarEST with access to the IMarEST Virtual Library and associated technical information. They can also input into IMarEST Special Interest Groups and IMarEST technical conferences.

“We are delighted to welcome MCS Kenny as the latest Corporate Marine Partner,” says IMarEST’s Chief Executive, David Loosley. “A partnership such as this one is not only beneficial to support  the professional development of marine personnel across the globe, but also enhances and strengthens the IMarEST’s Technical Voice, by increasing the reach of our members through Special Interest Groups, regional networks and conferences..

”We are particularly pleased to be working closely with Paul Jukes. A Fellow of the Institute, he also sits on our Board of Trustees and has been absolutely instrumental in helping us to shape our presence within the Americas. He is certainly a role model for his colleagues and we look forward to working with many of them in the coming months and years to help them develop their skills throughout their careers.”

MCS Kenny has joined a growing list of partners which includes the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, BP Shipping, Lloyd’s Register, Class NK, ABS and Plymouth University. Corporate Marine Partnerships are customised packages and range from offering bulk membership and professional development, promotional profile in international markets, accreditation of training courses, to the production of workshops and online training.

Corporate Marine Partnerships are customised packages and range from offering bulk membership and professional development, promotional profile in international markets, accreditation of training courses, to the production of workshops and online training.

Further information on the Corporate Marine Partners initiative is available from marinepartners@imarest.org, from Steve Bodie, Head of Partnering on +44 (0)20 7382 2639; and at www.imarest.org/PartnerWithUs/CorporatePartnership.aspx

About MCS Kenny
MCS Kenny leads the subsea industry with 30 years’ experience in the design and delivery of cutting-edge engineering and software solutions for riser and associated subsea field developments. They combine their engineering experience with innovative thinking to bring an advanced subsea engineering capability to their portfolio of global clients. Their services are offered through a network of eight offices centred in the key oil and gas centres around the world.

MCS Kenny provides engineering and software solutions for:
■ Riser Engineering
■ Riser Delivery Management Service
■ Drilling and Well Intervention Risers
■ Floating Systems Engineering
■ Advanced Subsea Engineering
■ Offshore Technology
■ Dynamic Software Solutions

MCS Kenny is recognised as an expert in riser and advanced subsea engineering and the world’s leading authority on flexible pipe technology. They are at the forefront of technology development, writing many subsea industry standards and guidelines and leading numerous Joint Industry Projects for the industry. Their engineering capabilities are underpinned by their proprietary, advanced analysis software products including Flexcom, Optima, DeepRiser and PipeLay.

MCS Kenny employs more than 300 people worldwide with their head office located in Galway, Ireland and other offices in Aberdeen, London, Houston, Newcastle, Rio de Janeiro, Perth, Paris and Stavanger. They are part of the Wood Group – an international energy services company with over $7bn sales, more than 43,000 employees and operations in more than 50 countries. www.mcskenny.com

About the IMarEST
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is the leading international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. The IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of 15,000 based in over 100 countries.

Working with the global marine community, the IMarEST promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.

The IMarEST is a respected authority in every maritime country. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), observer status at the International Oceanographic Commission, and it has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining. It is a nominated and licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK), a member of the Science Council and has significant links with many other maritime organisations worldwide.

IMarEST also runs a series of industry leading events and conferences as well as publishing internationally recognised titles: Marine Engineers Review (MER); Shipping World and Shipbuilder; Maritime IT and Electronics; Marine Scientist; and Offshore Technology. www.imarest.org

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