About MPT Consultancy

MPT Consultancy, which stands for Marine Propulsion Technologies, was founded in June 1999 in Groningen, the Netherlands, by Alexander Harsema-Mensonides. In November 2000, MPT Consultancy relocated to Barsebäck in Southern Sweden to escape the rapidly worsening traffic congestion in the Netherlands. Barsebäck is strategically located, close to the European continent and at the gateway to Scandinavia. The main Western European markets are within easy reach by car or airplane. The Copenhagen and Malmö airports provide efficient connections to the whole world, without the usual hassle.

Background and experience:

  • Economics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen;
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rijks HTS (State Polytechnic Institute) in Groningen;
  • Trainee and graduation project at Ferus Smit Shipyards in Westerbroek, the Netherlands;
  • Assistent project developer / procurement assistent at Ferus Smit Shipyards in Westerbroek;
  • Project engineer at Wärsilä Diesel in Zwolle, the Netherlands;
    • Wärtsilä Success through Commitment course in Singapore;
    • Wärtsilä W26 introductory maintenance course in Zwolle;
    • Wärtsilä Propulsion Systems sales training course in Rubbestadneset, Norway;
  • Sales representative for marine equipment at Winel in Assen, the Netherlands, covering the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria and Sweden;
    • Medium and Small Business Institute sales and acquisition training course;
  • Sales manager electronic systems at Winel Electronics in Assen;
  • Founded MPT Consultancy in Groningen;
    • GE LM2500+ familiarization course at GE Aero Engine Training Center in Evendale, Ohio (USA);
    • 25th WEGEMT fast ship propulsion course at the marine engineeing faculty of the university of Genoa, Italy;

Career highlights so far:

  • Project management for newbuilding Hull Nr. 306, M/V "Ursula C" at Ferus Smit Shipyards in 1995/1996;
  • Wärtsilä Success through Commitment course 1997;
  • LM2500+ familiarization course, December 1999;
  • Speaker at the LNG Shipping conference in London, March 2002, on gas turbine propulsion for LNG carrier;

NB 306 MV "Ursula C" for Montana Shipping in Hamburg (D)

GE 90 engine at GE Training  Center in Evendale , OH