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IKM Consultants AS signs Frame Agreement with Aker BP

16.12.2016
IKM Consultants secures a 3-year Framework Agreement for Hire of Personnel with Aker BP. IKM Consultants AS is pleased to announce they have been awarded a Framework Agreement for Provision of Temporary Manpower to Aker BP for the period of 1st December 2016 – 31st December 2019, with two (2) extension options each of one (1) year duration. The contract includes delivery of personnel within the following categories: Multi Technical, Supply Chain Management, Economy and Administration. IKM Consultants AS have had a long standing, and good supplier relationship with the two merged companies, BP and Det norske, and Aker BP is a very important and valued Client. The newly awarded Framework Agreement replaces IKM Consultants AS’s current Framework Agreements with Det norske.

NORBIT in UK appoints Mairi Law as Director for Sales and Marketing

16.12.2016
NORBIT have appointed Mairi Law as Director of Sales and Marketing to support their growing regional client base. Peter Eriksen from NORBIT comments, “We are delighted that Mairi has joined the team to support the growing number of NORBIT clients in the UK and Eire. She has extensive experience in the sales of multibeam systems, and understands what is important to clients as they wish the latest generation of sonar technology from a trusted partner”.

C-Kore Systems supporting PTTEP on offshore deployment

16.12.2016
C-Kore Systems has been awarded another contract by PTTEP Australasia to supply them with four C-Kore Subsea Monitoring tools for an offshore operation in Australian waters. PTTEP has used the C-Kore devices on multiple deployments, and found “Offshore testing can be significantly simplified with this meter, and overall schedule reduced. This in turn would save substantial costs during offshore inspection and fault finding campaigns. The result of the test by the new technique is more reliable, consistent and cost effective method to confirm insulation resistance in a subsea cable system.”

Underwater Intervention Call for Abstracts - Deadline EXTENDED!

10.12.2016
Greetings, You are receiving this email as an ROV professional. My name is Bob Christ with SeaTrepid International and I am the ROV Track Chairman for the 2017 Underwater Intervention Conference in New Orleans dated February 21-23, 2017 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

ROVOP enjoys a strong recovery in a challenging market

09.12.2016
As a result of multiple contract wins in 2016, independent subsea Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) service provider, ROVOP, has recovered strongly from the downturn in the oil and gas industry.

OCEANS'17 MTS/IEEE Aberdeen abstract deadline extended to 16 January 2017

03.12.2016
As is the norm, and due to a large number of requests it has been agreed to extend the deadline for abstract submission. Given the proximity to the festive holiday season the deadline will be extended until 16 January 2017 at midnight Pacific Standard Time. Dear MTS/IEEE OES colleagues, We are writing to you in our capacity as Technical Program Chairpeople for the MTS/IEEE OCEANS'17 Conference, to be held in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 19-22 June 2017. OCEANS'17 will be a tremendous opportunity to focus on topics of interest to you in all fields of Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering. We are developing a Technical Program that we hope will appeal to the most significant areas of interest.

Event Announcement: THSOA-HC - Annual Holiday Dinner and Awards, 08-Dec-2016

02.12.2016
The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter (THSOA-HC) is proud to host their Annual 2016 Holiday Party & Scholarship Presentation. Date: Thursday, December 8th 2016 Location: Omni Houston Westside 13210 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77079 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Check-in & Networking (One Hour Hosted Bar) 7:45pm - 9:30pm: Dinner / Awards 9:30pm - 11:30pm: Mix, Mingle and Music Cost: $85 per person Event Details: Scenic Lakeview Plated Dinner with Desert Buffet National & Houston Chapter Scholarships will be awarded during dinner Cash Bar following Hosted Bar Premium Beers Domestic Beers Mineral Waters and Soda Call Liquors and House Wines

HC Upgrade Of LARS To Japanese Research Vessel Done In Only 3 Days

01.12.2016
Scantrol is proud to have successfully upgraded a Saab Seaeye Leopard ROV LARS to have Active Heave Compensation in only 3 days. The retrofit allows the customer, a Japanese marine science company, to continue working in tough weather conditions by increasing operational time of the vessel and reducing the risk of damage to the system.

AHC upgrade of LARS to Japanese research vessel done in only 3 days

30.11.2016
Scantrol is proud to have successfully upgraded a Saab Seaeye Leopard ROV LARS to have Active Heave Compen-sation in only 3 days. The retrofit allows the customer, a Japanese marine science company, to continue working in tough weather conditions by increasing operational time of the vessel and reducing the risk of damage to the system. First AHC upgrade of Leopard ROV LARS – When our partner in the UK, Hydramec,got a request from Saab Seaeye to upgrade an existing Launch & Recovery system,Scantrol was contacted to supply the AHC controls. Even though we have done several systems together in the past, this was the first time an upgrade of a Leopard ROV LARS system has been carried out, explains senior design engineer Rolf Krogh Hjelmeland, re- sponsible for the offshore segment. The project was carried out in Japan in May where Hydramec and Scantrol took up the task of retro fitting Active heave compensa-tion to an existing LARS 1055, a 3000 meter rated Leopard ROV Launch and recovery system. Testing and research was done at the Hydramec facilities to find the optimal and most cost effective way to perform the upgrade of the LARS systems.

ACE Winches marks year of success in Asian and Oceania projects

30.11.2016
ACE Winches, a leading global deck machinery specialist, is marking a year of project successes in Asia-Pacific at the Offshore South East Asia Conference and Exhibition, OSEA, taking place from 29 November – 2 December in Singapore. These projects are varied in scope and requirements, and include the mobilisation from the UK of a 200te and 400te Reel Drive System (RDS) package with operators and technicians. The RDS was used as part of a mooring line deployment on the Malikai Development, a deep-water project located in Malaysia. The company also supplied a 50te SWL 4-Track Tensioner to support operations on the Ichthys Gas Field Development. This field is located in Browse Basin, 220 kilometres offshore Western Australia and is the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia for 40 years.

STR Announce Agreement with Guidance Marine to Supply their range of Position Reference Sensors

30.11.2016
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, manufacture and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry has announced an agreement with Guidance Marine to supply their range of position reference sensors for Dynamic Positioning (DP). Guidance Marine is a leading global developer and supplier of Dynamic Positioning (DP) position measurement technologies for high value offshore marine markets for real-time vessel positioning and manoeuvring.

Diversification for Fletcher into Offshore Wind

17.11.2016
Fletcher is well known as a platform supply vessel operator, having worked in the North Sea for over 20 years. But with experience carrying out ROV operations and boulder clearance for the renewables industry, Keith Fletcher saw an opportunity for expansion.

OCEANS'17 MTS/IEEE Aberdeen - Call for Abstracts

15.11.2016
Dear MTS/IEEE OES colleagues, We are writing to you in our capacity as Technical Program Chairpeople for the MTS/IEEE OCEANS'17 Conference, to be held in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 19-22 June 2017. OCEANS'17 will be a tremendous opportunity to focus on topics of interest to you in all fields of Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering. We are developing a Technical Program that we hope will appeal to the most significant areas of interest.

AutoNaut Ltd formally partners with NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

15.11.2016
AutoNaut Ltd, a global leader in autonomous wave propelled vessels, has formally become a partner with the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. UK-based AutoNaut and the NOC has enjoyed a long-term relationship since 2013 and this move is a sign of the company’s increasing ambitions. Recent investment from the Seiche Group has enabled AutoNaut to expand manufacturing facilities and engineering expertise as well as recruit several new members of staff. A desk in the innovation centre will be utilised by AutoNaut Ltd technical and business development personnel to work alongside the NOC’s marine autonomy and robotics team.

Acoustic Beacons Aid Scientific Exploration and Research

09.11.2016
Two young engineers will soon be attempting a 250 kilometer crossing of the English channel in a pedal powered submarine. The two friends, Antoine Delafargue and Michael de Lagarde, are passionate about technical challenges, exploration, and sustainable management of natural resources. Their plan is to travel from Plymouth, England to Saint-Malo, France just a few meters above the sea floor in their human powered sub equipped with variety of observation instruments. The two pilots will provide propulsion through pedals attached to a crankshaft which is connected to a drive train that turns the sub’s propeller. The sealed hull is constructed of wood, fiberglass and a resin composite and has many of the features found on full a size submarine including ballast tanks, CO2 scrubbers, bow thrusters, and a sonar. The sub also has a number of safety features such as an emergency buoy and an acoustic pinger. The pinger will allow a surface vessel to track the sub throughout it’s journey.

ECS saves time with Sonardyne Connect at Julimar

08.11.2016
A major metrology campaign conducted off the coast of Western Australia has been completed in just 26 hours thanks to the time saving features offered by specialist survey software supplied by subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd, UK. The project was led by global offshore construction company, EMAS CHIYODA Subsea (ECS), who was contracted by Apache Energy to install infrastructure at the Julimar natural gas field. The scope of work included installation of two manifolds, connected by five 30 metre vertical spools and five 80 metre horizontal spools

Thales joins NOC's Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

08.11.2016
Thales, a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets, announced today that it will be taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton to facilitate its ongoing partnership with the NOC on marine autonomy projects. Thales and the NOC are currently working together on the regulatory, environmental risk, policies and laws associated with Marine Autonomous Systems.

ECA Group demonstrates its AUV A9-M for MCM Missions - Remote operation from a Coastal Patrol Vessel in the North Sea

06.11.2016
ECA Group, within the framework of the Belgian Navy evaluation of Unmmaned Maritime Systems, demonstrated the AUV A9-M capability to remotely survey the seabed in search for mines from its CPV POLLUX.
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