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Sonardyne Wins in Innovation for 6G

success resulting from outstanding innovative achievements by businesses in the UK. These are conferred by HM Queen Elizabeth II, on advice of the Prime Minister, and are the highest award a UK business can receive.     Launched in 2010, Sonardyne’s award winning 6G (Sixth Generation) technology platform was judged to have addressed users’ needs for underwater technology that is low risk, versatile and easy to use. Its performance over the previous generation technology can be likened to the difference between analogue and digital mobile telecommunications. 6G products

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Teledyne RD Instruments Extends DVL Line

of two new doppler velocity Log (DVL) product lines to round-out the company’s expanding underwater navigation capabilities. Building on the company’s industry standard Workhorse Navigator and Explorer line of DVLs, the Pathfinder and Pioneer products represent the latest in its next generation technology. The Pathfinder DVL utilizes a piston head transducer, similar to the Navigator, and the Pioneer utilizes a phase array transducer, similar to the Explorer DVLs. However, the Pioneer and Pathfinder DVLs utilize the company’s new next generation electronics, which offer the following

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Lockheed Martin in Australian Wave Energy Project

Lockheed Martin says it has signed a contract with Victorian Wave Partners Ltd. to begin developing the world’s largest wave energy project yet. The 62.5-megawatt peak power wave energy generation project will be built off the coast of Victoria, Australia, using Ocean Power Technologies' (OPT) PowerBuoy® wave energy converter technology. The company’s PowerBuoy wave generation technology uses a "smart," ocean-going buoy to convert wave energy into low-cost, clean electricity. The buoy moves up and down with the rising and falling of waves. This mechanical energy drives an

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Offshore Wind Floating TLP Model Tests Complete

the project: building and installing the full scale 6MW floating turbine,” William Hurley, PelaStar Director and Glosten program lead, commented. Andrew Scott, Programme Manager, Offshore Wind at ETI said: “Offshore wind must be affordable and cost competitive with alternative generation technologies. The ability of large floating turbines to access near-to-shore, high wind speed sites off the coast of the UK and elsewhere in the world could bring down the cost of electricity generation for the long term, helping to ensure that low carbon energy from offshore wind achieves costs

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SEA Installs New Tech for Biscay Marine Energy Park

power and maintain control and monitoring of their devices.    Managing Director Steve Hill said that SEA is driving towards the goal of standard economical connections, but is able to deliver a variety of bespoke solutions while the industry continues to adapt and develop power generation technologies.    He commented, “The power connection technology developed by SEA is readily transferrable from Oil and Gas into Marine Renewables and we are proud to have led the way on this work in Scotland and internationally.&rdquo

GE O&G Wins Two Technology Awards at OTC

required to actuate the blades and/or sealing elements. This proven technology provides new data on the operational performance of the BOP that can be used in trending and prognostics in a way that mechanical systems cannot provide. Deepwater BOP Blind Shear Ram. GE Oil & Gas has developed next-generation technology for shearing and sealing wellbore tubulars (casings and pipes). The patent-pending 5K Blind Shear Ram is designed for use in GE’s ram BOPs for offshore drilling and has demonstrated the capability to shear 6-5/8 inch S-135 drill pipe tool joints while achieving a wellbore seal

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ABB Drive System in UK Tidal Turbines R&D

(NAREC) is powered by a state-of-the-art ABB drive system. The $20 million facility is part of the UK’s National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in the north of England. Narec is a government-backed center for researching, developing and testing renewable energy and low carbon power generation technologies such as wind, solar, tidal and wave. At the heart of the Nautilus test facility is a state-of-the-art ABB drive system that powers and speed-controls the drive train and enables it to operate with precision and energy efficiency. The solution comprises a broad range of ABB technologies

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To Create a Sustainable Future – Digitalize Offshore Energy

;M strategies and a digital monitoring approach. Research groups from five U.K. universities have been awarded a $5m grant to create novel "human-robotics hybrid solutions” which will not only propel the growth of the U.K.’s market, but strengthen the its position within Europe for generations to come.   "The U.K. government has set ambitious decarbonization targets, increasing the present 5GW generated by offshore wind farms to 40GW by 2050. The costs of achieving these targets have, until now, focused on the capital outlay for wind turbines, but budgets have largely ignored

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Foster Wheeler Wins Contract For Retrofit-SCR System

retrofit-SCR project awarded in Europe is indicative of Foster Wheeler’s competitiveness in environmental technology in the region,” said Tomas Harju-Jeanty, Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler Energia Oy Group. “Due to the significant economic benefit of using coal for power generation, clients are choosing Foster Wheeler to provide high value solutions to improve their plants’ environmental performance.” “TSE-Naantali Oy has made a decision to continue the operation of Naantali unit 3 in parallel with the new Naantali unit 4 combined heat and power plant

Adams, Lewis Join FairfieldNodal Data Processing Team

Brian Adams and Andrew Lewis have joined FairfieldNodal as the company continues to focus on growing its data processing technology portfolio and service offerings.   Adams assumes the role of Technical Sales Manager, Fairfield Seismic Technologies, tasked with growing FairfieldNodal’s data processing business with an expanded technical portfolio in the Permian Basin and Gulf of Mexico.    Lewis joins FairfieldNodal as Manager of Reservoir Services, Fairfield Seismic Technologies. Reservoir characterization will be a new service offered to FairfieldNodal customers.   Form

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DP Conference: Call for Papers

As the offshore oil and gas industry continues to rebound, so will the demand for dynamic positioning technology and services. The annual Dynamic Positioning Conference provides an annual forum for discussion and for exchange of knowledge, experience, new technology and technical know-how associated with the use, evolving technology and application of dynamic positioning. Each year, the conference continues to attract DP professionals from around the world as well as DP manufacturers and service companies who will be exhibiting their products and services.   This year’s workshop and

Japan Gains Edge in Australia Submarine Deal

 Australia and Japan appear to be inching closer to an agreement on the sale the top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of new generation submarines. Size, technology and stealth are proving too great a draw for Canberra.   Australia is considering buying top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of next-generation submarines, a move that would risk reigniting diplomatic tensions with China that have only recently died down, says a report in Japan Times.   China and Japan are competing to build up their domestic arms industries, and for China, the export of

Fifth-Generation OCTANS Launched

iXBlue unveiled its fifth-generation OCTANS for survey-grade navigation. The new OCTANS is an all-in-one gyrocompass and motion sensor (attitude and heading reference system, AHRS) and brings in new and enhanced features, including IMO/IMO-HSC certification and inertial navigation system (INS) product upgrade-path. The fifth-generation OCTANS gives marine customers more product variant choices, expanding its surface and subsea product range. OCTANS is built on iXBlue’s strap-down fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology. Fifth-generation OCTANS customers will benefit from a new offer of 5 year

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ASV Global Opens Mission Control Center

Autonomous vessel technology developer ASV Global has opened its new state of the art Mission Control Center at its headquarters in Portchester, U.K., forming a hub for the company’s ongoing development of its ASView autonomous vessel control system.   The new center, officially opened by Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, is capable of operating and monitoring the company’s fleet of autonomous surface vehicles (ASV) all over the world using satellite communication links, and will also be used for operator training and simulation exercises.    The

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Hydroid Introduces the New Generation REMUS 100 AUV

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime unveiled the new generation of the REMUS 100 AUV.    The new generation REMUS 100 AUV offers advanced core electronics, a flexible navigation suite with an exclusive conformal Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) and an open architecture platform for advanced autonomy. The vehicle was created over a period of two years, and is designed based on feedback from the world’s largest AUV user community. “The New Generation REMUS 100 AUV has impressive capabilities not previously seen on a man-portable vehicle,” said Duane Fotheringham

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New Large-scale Offshore Wind Power Generation System

(MHI)  in September last year to develop a hydraulic drive train system for offshore wind turbines, which is supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The event marks a world's first operation of a large-scale hydraulic drive train type wind power generation system applying MHI's Digital Displacement Transmission technology. Leveraging the test results, MHI will accelerate its development of an offshore wind power generation system in the 7-megawatt (MW) class, with installation and operation slated to begin at Hunterston, in the UK, within the current

TE SubCom Installs New Undersea Systems

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company in undersea communications technology, today announced it has successfully completed the second installation of its next generation coherent fiber optic subsea system and achieved 13 Tb/s capacity over a distance of 6,500 km without any regeneration. The new system is a pan-Asian system with a longest path of over 6,500 km. This system joins TE SubCom’s first coherent system which was approximately 1,350 km. These two subsea systems demonstrate the next generation in coherent transmission that will enable both today’s capacity needs while being

The Technology Qualification certificate was signed at the British Embassy in Copenhagen on July 12. From left to right: Per Langer, Chairman of AW-Energy; Christopher Ridgewell, Chief Technology Officer of AW-Energy; John Liljelund, CEO of AW-Energy; Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of Lloyd’s Register; HE Vivien Life, the British Ambassador to Denmark; and Ross Wigg, Vice-President Renewables of Lloyd’s Register (Photo: Lloyd’s Register)

LR Awards First Technology Qualification for Ocean Energy

Innovative renewable technology gives confidence to a new form of approved ocean energy power generation.   Following more than two years of cooperation, Lloyd’s Register has awarded its first Technology Qualification certificate to a developer of ocean energy technology, AW-Energy in Finland.   The Technology Qualification certificate was presented in person by the Chairman of Lloyd’s Register, Thomas Thune Andersen, to the CEO of AW-Energy, John Liljelund, and in the presence of the British Ambassador to Denmark, HE Ms. Vivien Life, at the British Embassy in Copenhagen on

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