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WFS Technologies Appoints Sharpe as Interim CEO

WFS Technologies embarks on a transformation program to manage its business expansion and ensure consistent quality and delivery of its product line. To enable a smooth transition and seamless delivery of products for its customers, WFS has appointed Peter Sharpe as interim CEO, taking over from Brendan Hyland who is stepping down after founding the firm more than 17 years ago in 2003.Sharpe, who was formerly a non-executive director of WFS, brings a wealth of experience. His career has included being Project Director of Digitization for the UK Ministry of Defense, and a Director of Operations for

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WFS Unveils Riser Monitoring System

real-time information through the water-air boundary with WFS’ patented Seatooth technology; a first of its kind for the industry, the Scotland-based subsea technology company said.Seatooth communicates through the water-air boundary removing the need for traditional dunkers.WFS founder and CEO Brendan Hyland said the Seatooth Assure Riser Monitor provides operators with real time, actionable information on riser condition in all operating environments.“We believe this will lead to improved safety, reduced risk of environmental incidents and reduced costs,” he said.Riser monitoring sensor

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WFS Launches Subsea Wireless Edge Network

together by wireless communication to monitor for a variety of conditions, including vibration, temperature, flow, fatigue, corrosion.“The benefits are quite clear in implementing big data analysis at the edge, rather than transmitting the information to downstream IT systems”, said Brendan Hyland, CEO at WFS. “Increased efficiency, combined with reduced production and maintenance costs, means reduced data processing overheads. Overall, the result is considerable reduced risk and capital costs.”WFS is set to launch a series of webinars designed to give a demonstration of its

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New Subsea Wireless IP Camera Technology

tablet computer was instead used on the North Sea project to set up and control the video cameras with the WFS system wirelessly live-streaming images of the operation to the diver through seawater, while locally storing the raw footage for recovery to the surface.  WFS Chairman and founder, Brendan Hyland, said, “This is another example of how the Subsea Internet of Things (SIoT) can be used to change how our industry executes subsea projects for the better and much more effectively. Enabling divers to be positioned out of harm’s way during this critical phase of the project, while

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WFS, Seatronics Demonstrate Drone-to-ROV Wireless Communications

ROV was submerged in a test tank and the drone flew overhead. “We are helping our customers to drive down costs. Using proven subsea wireless automation deployed by inspection and light class ROVs, we are delivering improved asset integrity information at a fraction of the cost” said Brendan Hyland, Chairman of WFS. “This demonstration has opened the door to using drones to harvest sensor information from assets in shallow water”. “Seatronics Predator II ROV has the ability to fully interface WFS wireless communication products with ease. There are many benefits in

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New Tool for Subsea Wireless Crack Monitoring

, TSC’s Engineering and Operations Director. “The ACFM technique has received approvals from various organizations including DNV, Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register and ABS. Standard practice documents covering ACFM have been issued by ASTM (E2261-03), ASME V and COFREND.”   Brendan Hyland, Chairman of WFS Technologies, said, “Seatooth ACFM delivers substantial cost savings to our customers along with improved quality of information. It is an essential tool for ageing asset management and lifetime extension strategies.&rdquo

WFS Appoint IMEC as Agent in Malaysia

, flow, leaks and vibration in remote subsea pipelines. They deliver process and asset integrity information into the operators’ field control systems.   “The agreement with IMEC is an important step to providing local support for WFS’s customers in Malaysia,” said Brendan Hyland, Chairman of WFS Technologies. “IMEC is well regarded and has a strong regional presence. We see a common desire to offer our customers safe, reliable and cost effective solutions.    “The relationship with IMEC strengthens our presence in SE Asia and follows the recent

The Subsea Internet of Things

. Up until now, this has been mostly used in the offshore and defense sectors. Seatooth technology, however, can be equally applied to smartphones, smart watches and wrist-based performance monitors.   “Consider how WiFi has impacted on the way people run their everyday lives,” said Brendan Hyland, Chairman of WFS Technologies. “In the past, it has not been possible to extend wireless communications to devices in water. WFS’s patented Seatooth technology, however, allows this to happen.   “At one time, the telephone was just used to communicate verbally. Today

AMSI Seeks Person of the Year Nominations

recognises individuals who have contributed most to the business of the marine science and technology sector in the U.K. Previous winners of the award have been Versha Carter (Intelligent Exhibitions), John Partridge (Sonardyne International), Matthew Quartley (Valeport), Ralph Rayner (BMT Group), Brendan Hyland (WFS Technologies) and Keith Birch (National Oceanography Centre) all of whom have exemplified the spirit of this award through their flair, innovation and business acumen. John Murray, Chief Executive of the Society of Maritime Industries, said, “A number of criteria could apply and

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