ScanNautic hires Jan Knudsen to form new engineering company

ScanNautic has hired Zeamarine’s former Vice President of Engineering Services Jan Knudsen to lead the company’s new heavy-lift focused subsidiary ScanNautic Engineering & Project. Knudsen is joined by Kirill Plotnikov who formerly worked as Head of Project Engineering at Zeamarine. 

ScanNautic is a supplier of heavy-lift equipment but following a successful year, the company is now investing in a new business area to expand its services.

ScanNautic Engineering & Project will provide technical solutions for the maritime heavy-lift and projects industry as well as execution and survey services.

Knudsen has been hired to lead the new company. He brings with him decades of experience. From 2007 to 2019 he worked as Technical Director at Scantrans/Intermarine and following the merger between Zeaborn and Intermarine, was appointed as Vice President of Engineering Services at Zeamarine.  

“We have known Jan more than 20 years and are sure that his skills and experience will help us enter a new market where both existing and new customers will benefit from our service”, comments ScanNautic CEO Søren Parder. 

Knudsen adds: ” It is an interesting venture that we are building from scratch. Despite the very different focus areas the two independent companies have, I believe there will be great synergy between them.” 

ScanNautic Engineering & Project A/S has also established a satellite office in St. Petersburg. This department is led by project engineer Kirill Plotnikov, who has a nautical and engineering background.

“In addition to Kirill’s extensive experience within the Project and Heavy Lift industry, his team develops and designs lifting gear and other tools for the maritime industry”, says Knudsen. “We aim to be a one-stop-shop for loading and lifting plans, strength calculations, motion analyses and 3D simulations”, Knudsen concludes.

From the left, Jan Knudsen, Soren Parder and Claus Parder. (Photo: ScanNautic)

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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