Wednesday, April 17, 2024

MTR 100: MacArtney Underwater Technology Group

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Gl. Guldagervej 48
DK-6710 Esbjerg V
CVR No. 84 16 48 28
Tel: +45 7613 2000
[email protected]
Group MD/CEO Niels Erik Hedeager,
Sales & Marketing Director: Marco MacArtney
Number of employees worldwide: 300 (approx.)

The Company
The MacArtney Group is a supplier of underwater technology specializing in design, manufacture, sales and service of a wide range of systems to offshore oil & gas operators, surveyors, the renewable energy sector, ocean science institutes and navies across the world. The company offers an extensive variety of advanced and reliable products and system solutions which are designed and tested to supply high quality, efficiency and dependable performance in challenging underwater environments. All MacArtney systems and components are backed by an international network of subsidiaries and representatives, providing local access to global support. MacArtney has been supplying products and engineering solutions for more than 35 years and is a privately owned corporation with group headquarters in Esbjerg on the west coast of Denmark. From its head office, it has been providing logistical, technical, financial and marketing support to all of the companies within the group since 1978.   
The MacArtney Group supplies and services a wide range of integrated systems and products designed, developed and manufactured by MacArtney. It also represents manufacturers of underwater products.  MacArtney supply includes underwater connector (SubConn, OptoLink and MacAPI), cable and termination systems, advanced NEXUS fibre optic telemetry systems, electric CORMAC and MERMAC winch, handling and LARS systems including active heave compensation (AHC) winches for ROVs. The MacArtney range of fast and precise remotely operated towed vehicles (ROTV) includes the MacArtney FOCUS-2, TRIAXUS and FLEXUS vehicles. Moreover, MacArtney supplies a versatile range of LUXUS underwater cameras, lights, media controllers and accessories. System design and integration by qualified, experienced engineers is an important part of the MacArtney portfolio. Combined with a wide range of products and systems, MacArtney can offer turnkey solutions designed specifically for requirements and installed ready for use wherever needed.
MacArtney has a network of testing facilities available at our workshops in Europe and in the US. Its in-house facilities include large full ocean depth, computer controlled pressure testing vessels, an 8x3x3m test tank and a cable tensioning rig. Some of its sites offer portable and mobile testing facilities, performing a range of tests on site.
All testing procedures are documented and it also works closely with external companies and institutes that specialise in such disciplines as hydrodynamics, corrosion and cable dynamics.

(As published in the July/Aug 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

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