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Ashtead invests £1 million in latest iXblue technology

23.11.2017
Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, has boosted its rental fleet with an investment of £1 million in the latest iXblue technology over the past 12 months. iXblue is a leading global provider of innovative subsea solutions for navigation, positioning and imaging. Ashtead Technology is currently the only rental company to offer the iXblue GAPS-NG system with the new Telemetry capability, a high performance Ultra Short Baseline (USBL) positioning system for locating subsea assets. The company purchased two of the systems in January this year.

Trelleborg releases unique rotary seal for extended service life

23.11.2017
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launches a unique rotary seal with “outstanding performance and reliability” when running at greater speeds and higher temperatures. The innovative Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V is a premium double-acting rotary seal, which is primarily intended for double-acting pressure applications within severe working conditions that require extended rotary service. The seal, specifically engineered for machinery where a high Pressure-Velocity (PV) value is required, allows equipment to run at the highest possible speeds in extreme pressures allowing for an extended service life.

Innovative Rotating Buoyancy Modules Create Safe Buckling Zones

20.11.2017
Trelleborg’s offshore operation recently developed a new Rotating Buoyancy Module system for buckling mitigation for subsea pipelines. The advanced solution is engineered to roll on the seabed to reduce lateral friction and berm creation thereby creating repeatable and predictable pipeline behavior.

OTO'18 Call for Papers OCEANS'18 MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Ocean 2018 Abstract Deadline: December 1, 2017

20.11.2017
We are pleased to invite you to the OTO’18 (OCEANS’18 MTS/ IEEE Kobe / Techno-Ocean 2018) which will be held May 28~31, 2018 in Kobe, Japan. The event is hosted by three joint-organizers – the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES), the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Japanese Organization of the Consortium for Techno-Ocean 2018 (CJO).

SMD Helps Major International Underwater Mining R&D Project Move a Step Closer to Reality

17.11.2017
UK-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has successfully completed first stage testing in a pioneering project which is set to uncover valuable European mineral resources. SMD is technical lead on the VAMOS (viable alternative mine operating system) project, a 42-month international research and development venture, which is part-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. At a cost of approximately 12.6 million Euros, SMD and its partners in the VAMOS Consortium, have designed and built a robotic underwater mining prototype with launch and recovery technology to perform field tests at four EU mining sites.

Aquabotix to partner with specialty division Darley Defense for product distribution to U.S. Navy

16.11.2017
UUV Aquabotix Ltd (ASX:UUV) (“Aquabotix" or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the addition of W.S. Darley & Co. (Darley), a 100-year-old designer, manufacturer and distributor of firefighting, defense and emergency services equipment, as a distributor for Aquabotix in the United States. Through this partnership, Aquabotix will work closely with Darley Defense, a specialty division of Darley that markets new and existing products to the U.S. Department of Defense, to provide its underwater vehicles and camera systems to the U.S. Navy.

Phoenix Underwater Services Improve Propeller Performance Without The Need For Drydocking

16.11.2017
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) recently completed a seachest cleaning and hull inspection for the M/V Sanco Star. While performing these tasks, divers also inspected running gear of the vessel and reported to the client that both propellers were covered in hard marine growth. As a result of that inspection, Sanco Star requested that Phoenix divers return back to the vessel to clean and polish both propellers.

Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) - ROV Competition - Mentors Wanted

16.11.2017
Two secondary schools local to Aberdeen, (Culsh and Inverurie) are each seeking a mentor to assist their respective teams in the MATE international robotics competition (Marine Advanced Technology Education). The competition is stewarded in Scotland by Robert Gordon University. A mentor (not necessarily a technologist) would offer guidance to a student team to refine clear thinking, offer suggestions where appropriate and of course offer encouragement in building and developing their entry. It is suggested an initial visit and 1 or 2 hours per month, but essentially be available by phone or email.

Greensea Appoints New Account Executive

16.11.2017
Greensea, creator of OPENSEATM, the universal ma-rine industry operating platform, has recently announced the appointment of Karl Lander as Account Executive. Prior to joining Greensea, Karl spent two decades with the United States Coast Guard. Most recently, he was the Executive Officer aboard the USCGC Healy, where he was responsible for the in-ternal operations of an 85-member crew and managed a 137-member cross-functional team during a 64-day scientific expedition to the North Pole. Karl earned a M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management from Portland State University in Oregon, and a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is a Certified Surface Supplied and SCUBA Diver with experience in military and scientific expeditions.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Announce Partnership with Marine UXO Equipment Specialists ‘SENSYS’

16.11.2017
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR), a specialist in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology are delighted to announce its strategic partnership with SENSYS, who are a leading provider of geomagnetic and electromagnetic ground survey systems and components for land, aerial and marine environments.


Rovco Attracts Investment to Accelerate Growth Plans

15.11.2017
UK Subsea company Rovco has secured a six-figure investment from London-based Sustainable Ventures to help fast-track its ambitious growth plans. The investment will support Bristol-based Rovco as it enhances its range of subsea AI and 3D services and captures a larger share of the global offshore survey market. Through its Accelerator programme, Sustainable Ventures will also assist Rovco in building a high-profile team of industry focused non-executive directors and advisors, while supporting on additional raises of up to £3m over the next two years.

£19 million government investment in NOC technology announced

14.11.2017
The government this week announced an investment of over £19 million into NOC platforms and sensor development through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

Aquaterra Energy appoints new Financial Director

14.11.2017
Aquaterra Energy, a leading global offshore engineering solutions provider, has appointed Nick Hawkes as its new Financial Director as the company gears up for service expansion. Based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich, Mr Hawkes will be responsible for providing effective financial leadership and support to the business.

SMD urges graduate engineers to join the team!

14.11.2017
North east-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) is urging university students to apply to its Graduate scheme. The two-year intensive training and development programme aims to cultivate young engineers in a variety of disciplines to work across SMD sites in North East England.

Trelleborg Builds a Strategic Alliance for the Future of Subsea Storage

13.11.2017
Trelleborg’s offshore operation has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Safe Marine Transfer, LLC, to collaboratively mature and commercialize Safe Marine Transfer’s subsea chemical storage and injection system.

Subsea Technology & Rentals To Showcase Its Offering At Hydro17

10.11.2017
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting at Hydro17 that is taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 14-16 November 2017.

MCE Deepwater Development: Call for Abstracts

09.11.2017
Call for abstracts MCE Deepwater Development invites you to be a part of one of the industry’s most respected technical programs; submit your technical abstract today! No formal paper is due, simply fill out the information required and include a brief description of your topic. MCE Deepwater Development 2018 celebrates it’s 15th annual edition in Milan, Italy from 9-11 April, 2018! Open until 1 December, 2017

A new DP2 vessel joins Atlantic Marine!

08.11.2017
A new DP2 vessel joins Atlantic Marine! The DP2 MPSV Atlantic Supporter (ex DP Reel) has joined the Atlantic Marine fleet. The ship arrived under Atlantic Marine management yesterday is now located in Tilbury following a series of successful offshore performance and DP trials over the past few days.
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