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STR announce agreement with Inertial Labs to supply their innovative motion reference systems

28.10.2016
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, manufacture and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry are pleased to announce a partnership agreement with USA based Inertial Labs to distribute their innovative motion reference systems. Inertial Labs’ newest product, the Motion Reference Unit (MRU-B2), along with their Enhanced Motion Reference Unit (MRU-E) and (MRU-P) professional model will be the latest products to join STR’s expanding rental pool. The Motion Reference Unit (MRU-B2), is an inertial sensor-based orientation, positioning, and control solution for a diverse array of marine and subsea applications. It has been designed to meet the exacting standards for heave, surge, sway, angular rates, accelerations, heading, velocity and positioning required by maritime and hydrographic applications for any type of device upon which it's mounted. The MRU-B2 features high precision inertial sensors for superior accuracy in multiple tasks.

Aker Solutions Signs Two Subsea Framework Contracts With BP

27.10.2016
Aker Solutions secured two five-year framework agreements for potential future deliveries of subsea production systems and lifecycle services at BP-operated oil and gas fields globally.

ROCOL agrees strategic partnership with Euro Rope Nederland

27.10.2016
ROCOL, an established manufacturer of lubricants for global industries, has been named as a preferred supplier by Euro Rope Nederland. Euro Rope is a trusted manufacturer and supplier of a broad range of high quality rigging and lifting equipment. The company, which has a global track record of project success, has its own rental division that delivers heavy lifting and hoisting projects of up to 1,000 tonnes. It will now stock ROCOL wire rope lubricant products, including the industry-leading BIOGEN WIRESHIELD range, under the ROPE-XTRA preferred wire rope distributors scheme.

IKM Testing Pty Ltd awarded 3+2 year pre-commissioning services Frame Agreement.

25.10.2016
IKM Testing Pty Ltd has been awarded a pre-commissioning services Frame Agreement by DOF Subsea Australia. We are delighted to announce the successful award of a three (3) year frame agreement with the provision to be extended by a further two (2) years’ for pipeline pre-commissioning services by DOF Subsea operating primarily in Australia.

Oceanscan invests in Tritech’s Gemini Systems

24.10.2016
Tritech International Ltd, [Tritech], a Moog Inc. Company, has secured a deal with Oceanscan for the purchase of multiple Gemini 720is and Narrow Beam Imaging (NBI) units from the company’s range of multibeam imaging sonars. The Gemini 720is, an upgrade of the Gemini 720i, was launched in March 2016 and combines the benefits of high-definition imaging with long-range target detection making it ideal for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and ROV platforms, including installation on pan and tilt units.

Underwater Technology 2017 Busan - Call For Papers

24.10.2016
TOPICS Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) Vehicle Performance Control / Navigation / Localization Autonomy and Automation in Underwater Acoustics / Underwater Sensing Oceanic Renewable Energy Harvesting System Collaboration of Underwater Technology and Ocean Science and Fishery Marine Ecology and Living Resource, Marine related Climate Change Ocean Environment Monitoring

Custom Mud Cat Dredge Selected for Dixie Drain Phosphorous Offset Project

21.10.2016
Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) is pleased to announce that the City of Boise, Idaho chose it to design a Mud Cat 40E Custom (MC-40EC) dredge for the city's innovative Dixie Drain Phosphorous Offset Project. Boise will use the MC-40EC dredge to remove phosphorous from the Boise Watershed.

Contain-a-LARS Demo during the MTS BBQ at the SEANIC TEST TANK.

20.10.2016
WT Industries would like to invite you to see the new Contain-a-LARS Demo during the MTS BBQ at the SEANIC TEST TANK.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit OSEA2016 in Singapore

20.10.2016
OSEA2016 The 21st International Oil & Gas Industry Exhibition & Conference 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2016 Tuesday – Friday Marina Bay Sands, Singapore www.osea-asia.com It is less than 6 weeks to OSEA2016! The 4-day exhibition and conference is expected to welcome over 16,000 trade attendees who will be coming together to network, exchange insights about the latest industry developments and seek out new possibilities to level up business capabilities.

Xodus to present Arctic environmental safety approach at Russian conference

19.10.2016
Delegates at an industry conference in Moscow, Russia this month will hear how Xodus Group’s integrated approach to oil and gas projects in the Arctic can ensure environmental safety while also minimising costs. The ‘Russian Offshore Oil and Gas Development: Arctic and Far East’ (ROOGD-2016) taking place on October 26, aims to share industry practices in the development of offshore fields and resources of the Arctic shelf.


Deputy First Minister hails Lyell Centre as ‘a leading centre with bold vision to spearhead new energy evolution’

19.10.2016
A pioneering global research centre for earth and marine science and technology based at Heriot-Watt University has been opened by the Deputy First Minister John Swinney. Bringing together the expertise of the British Geological Survey with the academic innovation of Heriot-Watt, the Lyell Centre will ensure future generations of researchers are equipped and capable of meeting the global science and technology challenges facing the world. Through championing innovation, collaboration and enterprise, this Scottish-based research facility is tackling some of the major issues of natural resource and energy supply and security in a sustainable way. Work underway at Lyell by world leading academics and scientists is already looking at solutions to critical global problems - from protecting coastal ecosystems, to understanding how our inland waterways will cope with future needs; from tackling the effects of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa to finding deep-sea mining solutions that work within our global environment.

Ports of Jersey purchase Multi-Beam System from Swathe Services

19.10.2016
Ports of Jersey took delivery of a new Multi-Beam system from Swathe Services last week. The comprehensive equipment, software and support package was chosen by Aaron Gavey, Deputy Marine Operations Manager, to enhance the organisation’s new commercial survey capability. Ports of Jersey engaged in an extensive trial period alongside a competitive tender process. As a result, Swathe Services was chosen to deliver the R2Sonic Sonic 2024 with TruePix and UHR 700 kHz capability.

Subsea International Agree Equipment Funding Arrangement with Ashwood Partnerships

19.10.2016
Aberdeen based Subsea International Ltd has agreed an equipment funding arrangement with Ashwood Partnerships in the Midlands to enable their customers to access financial support for purchasing equipment. Subsea International is an equipment sourcing and technical support hub operating in oil and gas, offshore renewables, decommissioning, defence and nuclear sectors, providing lifting and handling, subsea electronics and bespoke engineering solutions and technical services to their customers. Ashwood Partnerships specialise in sourcing and implementing funding solutions that help companies create opportunities, increase sales, save time and reduce costs. Their ethos of ‘business first, funding second’, Ashwood Partnerships evaluate every funding solution from a business perspective.

Cathie Consortium for DONG Energy Wind Power

18.10.2016
Global leader in offshore wind DONG Energy Wind Power has selected Cathie Associates, Ceteal and Ghenova to provide support for its offshore wind farm projects over the next five years. Industry leading independent offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie Associates, have teamed up with independent marine structural engineering company, Ceteal, and multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Ghenova. Together the consortium will deliver on a framework agreement, which will provide a range of geotechnical and geophysical consultants for DONG Energy’s offshore wind farm projects.

Oceaneering Completes Acquisition of Blue Ocean Technologies

18.10.2016
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC (“Blue Ocean”), a privately held provider of riserless light well intervention (“RLWI”) services, for approximately $30 million in cash. Included in the acquisition are three RLWI systems, two of which are currently under construction, and are expected to be fully functional by mid-2017. Oceaneering expects to invest approximately $10 million to complete construction of the two RLWI systems.

ITF launches call for abstracts for Technology Showcase 2017 - Special focus on digital technologies

18.10.2016
Applying digital technology to improve operational efficiency and performance is set to be a major talking point as the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) launches its call for abstracts for Technology Showcase 2017. Technology in action – Opportunity to adopt is the overarching theme for the fourth annual conference and exhibition which takes place in Aberdeen on March 1, 2017.

Aker Solutions Wins Contract to Build Johan Sverdrup Pipeline Receiving Facility at Mongstad

18.10.2016
Aker Solutions won a contract from Statoil to build the pipeline facilities, modifications and tie-ins needed at the Mongstad terminal to receive oil from the North Sea Johan Sverdrup field. The contract, valued at about NOK 350 million, is for engineering, procurement, construction and installation services. The work will be completed in 2019.

Trelleborg speeds up manufacturing with new logistics service

18.10.2016
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has launched an innovative logistics service to provide a faster inventory and manufacturing process for industrial businesses that is designed to help simplify stock ordering and reduce administration. Users can scan product barcodes to automatically generate orders for replenishment of stock, which will be delivered by Trelleborg directly to a user’s production line. The SealScan app is compatible with a range of iOS devices and is part of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Service PLUS program, aimed at simplifying workflows in every part of industrial business; from engineering to manufacturing, procurement to aftermarket.
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