Braemar Engineering welcomes Alexander Harsema-Mensonides to important new role

Chartering, Company Profiles, Energy, LNG, Person Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology — By on September 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Alex Harsema-Mensonides

Alex Harsema-Mensonides

Braemar Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Harsema-Mensonides as Director of Marine Business Development, effective from 1 September 2014.

Mr Harsema-Mensonides joins Braemar Engineering with a wealth of experience. He has held key roles across Europe, including technical and commercial positions in the marine industry across the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany, and also founded his own consultancy operating at the vanguard of the LNG sector around the world, advising GE Energy, ABB Marine and Caterpillar, amongst others.

A well-known figure in the industry, his expertise encompasses all aspects of LNG, including LNG as marine fuel, small scale LNG, LNG shipping and floating LNG.

Geoff Green, Managing Director of Braemar Engineering says; “We are delighted to welcome Alex to the management team where his expertise, drive and enthusiasm will be ideally placed to help take our growing business forward.

“Our reputation as a world leader in LNG projects is based on the quality and expertise of our people and this is underscored with the recruitment of Alex Harsema-Mensonides.”

Declaring himself to be ready for the challenges ahead, Mr Harsema-Mensonides says; ”Braemar Engineering is at the cutting edge of the LNG industry – which is itself part of a step change in the way energy markets work. We are looking at new markets, new sources of supply and new uses. This is a totally different ball game and Braemar Engineering is perfectly placed to use its expertise to deliver this new energy to these new markets in innovative and exciting ways. I am looking forward to forming part of that endeavour.”

Initially, Mr Harsema-Mensonides will be based at Braemar Engineering’s Head Office in Maldon.

For Further Information Please Contact:

Elaborate Communications:  Debra Massey         Tel +44 (0) 1296 682356


Braemar Shipping Services Plc: Braemar Shipping Services Plc is a leading international provider of broking, consultancy, technical and other services to the shipping, marine, energy and insurance industries. Its shares are listed in the premium segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and are admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market for listed securities in the Industrial Transport Sector.

Its business is organised into four divisions: Shipbroking, Technical, Logistics and Environmental.


Shipbroking: The Shipbroking division provides chartering, sale and purchase and consulting shipbroking services to international ship owners, charterers and financial institutions operating in the tanker, gas, chemicals, offshore, container and dry bulk markets. The Shipbroking division has offices in the UK, USA, Norway, China, Australia, Singapore, India and Italy.

Technical: This division provides a range of marine consulting and advisory services to clients operating the energy, marine and insurance markets. This division operates as four distinct but commonly branded businesses.  The businesses are as follows:

– Braemar Adjusting:  This business provides loss adjusting, risk assessment and dispute resolution services to the international insurance market in relation to the insurance of risks arising out of the energy (oil and gas), marine and power sectors. Braemar Adjusting has offices in the UK, USA, Singapore, Canada, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

– Braemar Engineering: This business provides consultant marine engineering and naval architecture services to clients operating in the shipping and offshore oil and gas markets. Braemar Engineering has offices in the UK and the USA.  It has a particular expertise in the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

– Braemar, (Incorporating The Salvage Association) (also referred to as Braemar SA): This business provides marine consultancy and surveying services to clients operating in the shipping, energy (oil and gas) and insurance markets. It has a network of offices in Asia, Europe and the USA that principally undertake hull and machinery damage surveys for the insurance industry.

– Braemar Offshore:  This business provides specialised marine and engineering consultancy services to the offshore oil and gas industry. The principal services provided by Braemar Offshore are in the performance of pre-risk marine warranty surveys. Braemar Offshore has offices in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Logistics: The Logistics business, trading under the name of Cory Brothers, provides ship agency, freight forwarding and logistics services principally for ship owners and charterers from its bases in the UK, Singapore and the USA.

Environmental: Trading as Braemar Howells, this business provides pollution response and environmental services primarily in the UK and Africa. It has earned an international reputation for its work for the insurance industry in handling containers from stricken vessels.


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