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Deep Down Secures GoM, APAC Orders

consisting of jumpers, flying leads, and an electrical/hydraulic distribution manifold.  All of the equipment is scheduled to be completed before the end of 2020 and installed in the Gulf of Mexico and the Asia Pacific regions, the company said, without providing info on the identity of the clients.Charles Njuguna, Deep Down's President and CEO, stated, "Despite the challenges presented by the global coronavirus pandemic and the recent weakness in oil prices, Deep Down remains committed to providing our customers with world-class products and services.  We are pleased to have received

Seafloor map showing pockmark and micro-depressions in the seafloor off Big Sur. Image: © 2019 MBARI

Researchers Find Mysterious Seafloor Holes

During a recent survey of the deep seafloor off Big Sur, MBARI researchers discovered thousands of mysterious holes or pits in the seafloor. Scientists and resource managers want to understand how these pits formed because this area is the site of a proposed wind-energy farm. Researchers Eve Lundsten and Charles Paull describe their discovery this week at the Fall 2019 meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.The researchers found two different sizes of holes. The larger ones, known as pockmarks, average 175 meters (almost 600 feet) across and five meters (16 feet) deep, and are nearly

L - R: Ryan Thomson, Country Manager and Richard Charles, Flexibles Division Manager / Global Sales Manager (Photo: Motive Offshore Group)

Motive Offshore Acquires Pumptech, Launches Flexibles Arm

deployment and testing of umbilical equipment.“Motive has had an existing relationship with Pumptech for some time, and on that basis, we are aware that there is a strong market demand for the services this acquisition provides to our clients.”The new division sees the appointment of Richard Charles as Flexibles Division Manager. With a track record of senior roles within the flexibles field, his appointment is described by James Gregg as “highly influential”.Commenting on his arrival at Motive, Richard Charles said: “This is an incredibly positive time to be joining the Motive

Minister Price. Photo: Australian Govt

World First: Patrol Vessels Deploy 3D Printers

.The Morrison Government will invest $1.5 million in the two-year Supersonic Deposition 3D printer pilot, which will lead to a significant increase of parts availability compared to what the regular supply chain can provide.Minister for Defense Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, congratulated the Charles Darwin University’s Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, along with industry partner SPEE3D, for producing the cutting edge and uniquely Australian capability.“This high-tech machinery enables metal components to be produced quickly and efficiently, meaning our ships can get back on the

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Deep Down Reports New Contracts

$2 million from different customers, within one week.The orders are for flying leads, riser isolation valve controls and other offshore equipment and services, primarily destined for the Gulf of Mexico, the company said. All of the work is expected to be complete by the end of the first quarter of 2020.Charles Njuguna, Deep Down president and CEO, said, "These awards highlight the success of our efforts to expand the scope of our offerings to existing customers, and the early signs of increasing activity in the offshore industry."

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Jan De Nul Completes Port Hedland Dredging

the main export commodity. Currently it facilitates the safe and efficient management of approximately 6,000 vessel movements each year.Jan De Nul Group further customized its fleet in order to meet the planning and strict operational and environmental requirements. The Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Charles Darwin was fitted with an in-house designed ripper draghead, providing enhanced capabilities. In addition and for specific areas within the dredge area, the Hopper Dredger Juan Sebastián de Elcano was equipped with an in-house developed milling draghead, adding to the flexibility and cost/time

Deep Down Taps Simmons as COO

Offshore equipment and services company Deep Down said it has appointed Micah Simmons as Chief Operating Officer, a new role at the company. Simmons' appointment is part of a broader management realignment effort initiated last month, which included the appointment of Deep Down CFO Charles Njuguna to serve as CEO.Simmons was most recently Vice President of Project Management for Global Operations in Siemens Oil and Gas, based in Houston. Prior to Siemens, he spent 20 years with TechnipFMC most recently as a Vice President, Global Supply..Simmons earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of

CODA Elects Plumb to Board of Directors

Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (CODA) (Nasdaq: CODA), a leader in real-time 3D sonar technology and real-time subsea intelligence, announced the election of J. Charles Plumb, Captain, USNR (Ret.) to its Board of Directors. Captain Plumb was elected at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders.Captain J. Charles Plumb is a retired U.S. Navy fighter pilot and former Vietnam Prisoner of War. He retired from the United States Navy after 28 years of service, and his military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the P.O.W. Medal. Since his

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MTR100: #3 Sven Lindblad, Lindblad Expeditions

we?” said Lindblad. “I am not being pessimistic, I am realistic. We must be proactive and leave value. We must protect our asset and avoid destructive intrusion. A surfer doesn’t want to go to Bali and surf through plastic bags.”Lindblad is a member of the General Assembly of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands; serves on the Board of The Safina Center, on The Hubbard Council of the National Geographic Society, and on the Board of Trustees of RARE; was named commissioner of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Arctic Climate Change in 2008, is a founding

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