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Offshore Weather Services, business partners, academic community and clients celebrated the opening of the newly renovated OWS office in Melbourne on 3 May 2013. The office was under construction for nine months and now features a modern and environmentally friendly design.

Monash City Mayor Micaela Drieberg graced the occasion and cut the ribbon. Also attending were Vadim Anokhin from Woodside, Prof Alex Babanin from Swinburne University, Prof Kevin Welsh from University of Melbourne, representatives from Environmental Systems and Services, Mr Gary Flannigan, the Architect of the renovations: Richard Barrack and the builder Mr Andre Garnaut. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Mayor and guests were given a tour of the new office.

“First of all a big THANK YOU to you all for attending this very special occasion. For those that have been with the Company from the beginning this is indeed a very welcome period in the history of Offshore  Weather Services.

I would like to extend a warm thank our wonderful culturally diverse and very talented staff that have put up with less than optimum working conditions for too long a time.

Last but certainly by no means least I would like to thank the Mayor of Monash City for gracing us today and making this indeed a very special occasion” said Mr Peter Wellby, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The Melbourne office is the main operations centre of OWS with satellite offices and branches in Perth, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Manila.

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Offshore Weather Services opens a branch in the Philippines

OWS Philippines was officially launched by Mr Peter Wellby, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OWS Australia with Mr Gao Hongmin, Managing Director of OWS Asia, on 19 April 2013 at the EDSA Shangrila Plaza Hotel in Ortigas Center, MandaluyongCity, Philippines. Present  during the launch were Mr James Hogan, Operations Manager of Otto Energy, Mr Jaime A. Bacud, Exploration Manager of PNOC Exploration Corporation, Mr David R. Baladad, VP for Operations of South China Resources and Ms Alma D. Roxas, Corporate Project Manager of Alternergy, to name a few.

Peter and Gao presented and discussed the meteorological and oceanographic products and services as well as the vast experiences of Offshore Weather Services in Southeast Asia and Australia including its active involvement in the Malampaya float over wherein Peter was the onsite meteorologist. Dr Nilo is looking forward to providing specialized weather forecasting and climate consultancy services to the energy sector in thePhilippines. At present, OWS is providing site-specific weather forecast for the Palawan Galoc oil field in western Philippines.