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Polarcus Naila (Photo: Polarcus)

Polarcus Scores Wide-azimuth Project

UAE based marine geophysical company Polarcus announced on Monday that it has been awarded a wide-azimuth project to be acquired in the Americas.Polarcus Naila and Polarcus Adira will perform the acquisition, and the project is expected to commence in early August 2019 with a duration of approximately four months; a total of eight vessel months.Following this award, Polarcus said its fleet is 100% booked for the second and third quarters of 2019. Its fleet is currently 60% booked for the fourth quarter of 2019 and 45% booked for the first quarter of 2020.

Fibron held a new branding launch event at the Karbach Brewery Houston during the week of OTC. Pictured, left to right: Pat Herbert, Investor / Advisor; Bruno Cianfini, Managing Director; Dale Hislop, Sales Director; Patrick Kearney, Technical Director; and Marco Cano, Sales Manager – Americas. (Photo: Fibron)

Fibron Gets a New Start

, diving, defense and oceanographic markets. The company, which designs, engineers and manufacturers umbilicals for safety- and process- critical applications around the world, was acquired by Actuant Corporation in 2008 before being acquired by Rubicon Partners late last year.Sales Manager for the Americas, Marco A. Cano, said, “Formerly part of Cortland (Actuant), Fibron had for the last 11 years adopted the parent company brand but never forgot its Fibron BX roots which began in 1986. In this sense, what’s old is new again, but we’re now taking what we’ve done collectively

Pic: DNV GL

DNVGL: New Mooring Line Solution for Offshore Ops

and cost-effectively than physical tension sensors currently used to detect anomalies. Conservatively, we estimate it is half the cost to implement our solution versus installing a mooring line tension monitoring system for a brownfield operation,” said Frank Ketelaars, Regional Manager, the Americas, DNV GL – Oil & Gas.      Tension sensors can be difficult and costly to maintain, and field experience suggests that they can be prone to failure within the first few years of installation.DNV GL’s Smart Mooring solution can be used instead of replacing failed sensors

Ross Candies (Photo: Ottio Candies)

Canyon Charters Otto Candies Vessel

.The charter will commence in July 2019 upon completion of a previously scheduled regulatory dry dock. Canyon, the robotics division of Helix Energy Solutions Group, said it expects the vessel to support IMR operations for clients operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Jeremiah Hebert, Vice President Americas Region of Canyon Offshore, stated “Canyon Offshore is pleased to announce we have signed this long term charter agreement with Otto Candies for the M/V Ross Candies, a Jones Act and Coastwise Trade compliant DP 2 vessel. This charter brings together two best in class service providers with

Yohei Sasakawa launches the operational phase of The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 project in Tokyo in February 2018. Photo: GEBCO Seabed 2030

OiA '19 & GEBCO Seabed 2030

;s aims, requirements and methodology is essential to bring potential partners and contributors up to speed – and, ideally, get them on board. Consequently, a special Seabed 2030 Quickfire Presentation and Panel Discussion is to be held as a key technical session at the Oceanology International Americas 2019 conference and exhibition (OiA ’19) in the San Diego Convention Center on Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 14.30-16.00.In the half-century since the first Oceanology International was staged in Brighton in 1969, this well-respected ocean science forum has expanded to become a must-attend event

Jason Giffen, Assistant VP, Port of San Diego,

Oi ‘Voices’: Jason Giffen, Port of San Diego

atmosphere in which to celebrate Oceanology International’s 50th Anniversary, grow our global oceanology networks, and explore new technology and opportunities for our blue planet together.”To read the Oi 50th Supplement, visit:https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/To vist Oi Americas in San Diego, opening February 25, visit:To register for OiA ‘19, visit http://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

As Oceanology International celebrates its 50th Anniversary, Marine Technology Reporter explores half a century of subsea technology development and discovery. Oceanology International Americas runs February 25-27, 2019 in San Diego.When Oceanology launched in 1969 in the seaside resort of Brighton the world was a very different place. For a start, Brighton was home to the mods and rockers, who would square off against each other on the town’s elegant seafront. The British currency included shillings and ha’ pennies and man had yet to step foot on the moon.More crucially, to the

Tony Hodgson, Regional Business Development Manager Europe, Fugro

Oi ‘Voices’: Tony Hodgson, Fugro

Fugro is able to demonstrate our leading market position in a range of services across a number of markets with marine renewables now taking a significant share of our business and the event overall.”To read the Oi 50th Supplement, visit:https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/To vist Oi Americas in San Diego, opening February 25, visit:To register for OiA ‘19, visit http://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com

Jeff Smith, President, Riptide Autonomous Solutions

Oi ‘Voices’: Jeff Smith, Riptide

from various countries worldwide and found that the results completely justified the effort to participate. As a result, Riptide will be at all Oceanology International conferences in the future.”To read the Oi 50th Supplement, visit:https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/To vist Oi Americas in San Diego, opening February 25, visit:To register for OiA ‘19, visit http://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com

Matt Quartley, managing director, Valeport Ltd.

Oi "Voices": Matt Quartley, MD, Valeport

in London, or elsewhere.  We believe that Valeport has attended every single Oceanology show, growing steadily alongside them, and are delighted to be sharing our 50th birthday year with them.”To read the Oi 50th Supplement, visit:https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/To vist Oi Americas in San Diego, opening February 25, visit:To register for OiA ‘19, visit http://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com

OiA ’19 Conference Chairman, Ralph Rayner, on stage at Catch The Next Wave in San Diego in 2017. Photo: Oceanology International

Oi Americas Set for San Diego

future-focused Catch the Next Wave conference with specially made welcome videoAfter 50 years as a mouthpiece and marketplace for the most transformative developments in ocean science and technology, Oceanology International (Oi) is due to celebrate its half-century with the Oceanology International Americas 2019 (OiA ‘19) conference and exhibition in the San Diego Convention Center, 25-27 February 2019, organised in association with The Maritime Alliance and featuring a Welcome Video by filmmaker James Cameron among its many highlights.From its comparatively modest but well-starred debut in Brighton

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