Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne Photo RAN

Australia, France Meet to focus on Future Submarine Program

France have a close and long-standing Defence relationship, based on shared interests in contributing to the rules-based global order and strong cooperation in the Pacific.   “Building on these links, and in light of the cooperation that we will have for decades to come under the Future Submarine Program, we will establish formal Defence Ministers meetings," Minister Payne said.   "In partnership with DCNS and Lockheed Martin Australia, Australia is now positioned to design a submarine that meets our unique capability requirements. Australia and France already have a close

(Photo: Renishaw)

Renishaw Opens Office in Taiwan

Renishaw (Taiwan) Inc, subsidiary of global precision engineering company Renishaw, has moved to a larger facility within the Taichung City Precision Machinery Innovation Technology Park.   The new office covers over 1,100 square meters and includes product showrooms, training facilities and live demonstration areas, allowing Renishaw to offer enhanced commercial and technical support to customers. It was officially opened on October 5, 2016 with a ceremony that was performed by senior Renishaw managers, government officials and representatives from Taiwanese industry.   “2016 is

Erik Anderson (Photo: EdgeTech)

Anderson Joins EdgeTech

hydrographic expertise to the organization. He has a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, Master of Science in Hydrography and Category “A” International Hydrographic Certification.   Anderson has over 10 years of experience in the field of marine surveying working with equipment such as side scan sonars, single beam and multibeam sonar systems.  While at NOAA his roles included planning, acquisition and processing of important survey data and ultimately held a lead hydrographic position overseeing the review and sign-off of approximately

Photo: InterMoor

InterMoor Opens New Facility in Norway

IOS InterMoor, an Acteon company, has opened its new mooring base in Fensfjord, Norway near Bergen to serve oil and gas rigs operating in the most active area of the North Sea, such as the Troll field, the Statfjord and Gullflaks fields, and the new Johan Sverdrup field. Located on the Wergeland Base in Sløvågen, the facility will cater to all requirements for mooring equipment storage, supply, inspection and maintenance for IOS InterMoor and its customers. The facility boasts modern office space, a large meeting room for mobilization briefings and a 2,000 sq. meter warehouse

One of the leg extensions being lifted in place for installation at MPI’s Tees Offshore Base in Middlesbrough, UK Photo MPI Offshore

MPI Resolution’s Leg Extensions Raises Capabilities

MPI’s wind-turbine installation vessel (WTIV), MPI Resolution, is currently undergoing installation of leg extensions at the company’s Tees Offshore Base in Middlesbrough, UK. Following these modifications, MPI Resolution will be able to operate in water depths of up to 35m, depending upon the site-specific data. This represents a gain of up to 7m on the previous jacking capabilities of the vessel and substantially increases the operability as a result. Modification works started in mid-September and the ten-week work schedule is being undertaken by local fabrication and engineering

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