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Harkand wins multi-million pound deal with Maersk Oil North Sea

30th March 2015 – Harkand has secured a multi-million pound contract with Maersk Oil North Sea Ltd for the provision of DSV services in the North Sea region. The 12-month contract will be serviced by Harkand’s two DSVs, the Harkand Da Vinci and Harkand Atlantis, supported by project management and engineering from Harkand’s Aberdeen office.

Bryant Group identified in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

Bryant Group (Scotland) Ltd has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

Murray Kerr wins at the 2015 Offshore Achievement Awards

The offshore energy industry’s highest achievers and most successful companies were recognised on Thursday, 12 March at the 2015 Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA), with our own Murray Kerr receiving the Young Professional Award, and also being highly commended by the judges in the Inspiring Leader category.

April 2015 will see Imenco bring its latest camera platform, the SubVIS Orca, to market.

This will feature HD over Ethernet compatibility. Imenco’s new HD over Ethernet subsea camera, the SubVIS Orca, will launch globally on Tuesday 07 April 2015. Essentially a smart phone with a commercial subsea lens and housing rated to 4000 meters, the camera will be Apps driven and will be capable of communication with all sensors installed on Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV).

Harkand strengthens inspection division with new leader

LEADING inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company Harkand has bolstered its inspection services with the appointment of a new inspection manager based in their Aberdeen office. Andrew Inglis has more than 15 years’ experience in delivering subsea inspection services in the North Sea region. He previously held inspection management roles at Subsea 7 and Bibby Offshore Ltd.

Specialist Subsea Services (S3) has gone into Administration

Specialist Subsea Services (S3), an Aberdeen based ROV & subsea company has gone into administration at the cost of 77 jobs.

Subsea UK Awards Winners - Proserv, ToolTec, Tracero, Alf Leadbitter & Alan Muirhead

This year’s Subsea Expo was a record-breaking event with almost 9,000 recorded visits by 6,500 registered delegates over the three days, Subsea UK reported. Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference and Aberdeen’s second largest event after Offshore Europe, broke all records this year with a 23% increase in attendees and 200 exhibitors. The outstanding achievements and innovative technologies devised by some of the country’s leading subsea companies over the past 12 months were recognised at Subsea UK Awards.

Sonardyne nets £1 million 6G order from Seatronics for West Africa project

Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that Seatronics, an Acteon company and global leaders in the rental and sale of marine electronic equipment, is to take delivery of £1million worth of its 6G acoustic positioning technology. The contract was placed on Day 2 of the Subsea Expo 2015 exhibition and conference in Aberdeen.

Sonardyne and Forum Subsea Rentals close major deal at Subsea Expo

Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that Forum Subsea Rentals (FSR), a global provider of rental equipment to the offshore and marine industry, is to substantially increase its stock holding of Sonardyne 6G Long BaseLine (LBL) acoustic positioning technology. The order for an undisclosed sum was confirmed on the opening day of Subsea Expo 2015, Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference, which is taking place from the 11th to the 13th of February in Aberdeen.

Subsea Industry Expecting 2 Years of Tough Times, says Industry Chief

The fast-growing UK subsea sector, which supports 60,000 jobs, is in for two years of tough times and will only weather the storm if it embraces innovation and new technology, says industry body. On the opening day of Subsea Expo, Europe’s largest subsea event, the chief executive of Subsea UK told delegates that the industry is facing considerable challenges but the fundamentals in subsea remain relatively strong and the sector could see a significant improvement in 2017 – 2019.

Ashtead Technology Kicks-off 30th Anniversary Celebrations with Contract Win

Ashtead Technology has secured a new contract with FUGRO to be a preferred supplier of subsea rental equipment and associated services to all its operating companies around the world. The award comes as the Aberdeen head-quartered business, which is the only global, independent provider of subsea electronic and survey equipment rental, sales and services, launches its 30th anniversary celebrations at Subsea Expo tomorrow (11 February 2015) marking three decades of subsea technical excellence.

Harkand presented with healthy working award

13th January 2015 - LEADING inspection, repair, maintenance and light construction company Harkand has achieved an NHS Healthy Working Lives Bronze Award for its long term commitment to improving the health and well-being of its staff.

Sonardyne Ranger 2 commissioned for use on world's largest offshore construction vessel

The Swiss-based Allseas Group, a global leader in offshore pipeline installation and subsea construction, has selected Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning system for the world’s largest pipelay and platform installation/decommissioning vessel, Pieter Schelte.

Bowtech supply ultra-miniature cameras for Diverless Subsea Pipeline Repair System

Bowtech Products Ltd, a global market leader in subsea vision systems, supplied miniature underwater cameras with integral LEDs to Isotek Oil And Gas Ltd for observation of a diverless subsea pipeline repair system. The L3C-400-MICRO cameras were fitted with pressure relief valves to enable safe operation in an Argon-rich atmosphere subsea. The cameras were also supplied with right angled adaptors to permit observation of the tool in operation from all angles from restricted available camera positions.

Balmoral invests in new ROV buoyancy plant

Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomously operated vehicles (AUVs) are becoming progressively more sophisticated in the tasks being demanded of them – from exploration and installation exercises to production operations and decommissioning projects. The ever-increasing global demand for all classes of vehicles, and the corresponding requirement for buoyancy packs, has seen Aberdeen-based Balmoral Offshore Engineering completely overhaul its ROV buoyancy production capability into a dedicated centre of excellence at its city HQ. The move has seen the company create approximately 20 new jobs spanning design, engineering and manufacturing. Following a £1m+ investment in the plant and supporting infrastructure, Jim Milne, chairman and managing director of Balmoral, told ROV Planet: “The last couple of years have seen an upturn in demand for ROVs around the world. This helped us make the decision to refurbish our buoyancy processing facility and increase production capacity so that we can meet customers’ lead times which are often necessarily short.
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