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Bruce Meredith (Photo: BIRNS)

Meredith Joins BIRNS Sales Team

lighting and connector systems manufacturer BIRNS, Inc. announced that Bruce Meredith has joined its sales team as Technical Sales Manager, responsible for leading the company’s sales team, overseeing its global distributor and dealer networks and managing accounts for advanced deep submergence connectors and cable assemblies and high performance marine and nuclear lighting systems sales.Meredith brings decades of sales and marketing experience to his new role. Prior to his position at BIRNS, he served in a range of sales management leadership roles, including Western Regional Vice President for

Birns Hires Meredith

BIRNS, Inc. said that Bruce Meredith has joined its sales team as Technical Sales Manager. In his new role, Meredith will be responsible for leading the company’s sales team, overseeing its global distributor and dealer networks, and managing accounts for advanced deep submergence connectors and cable assemblies and high performance marine and nuclear lighting systems sales.Meredith brings decades of sales and marketing experience to his new role. Prior to joining the team at BIRNS, he served in a range of sales management leadership roles, including Western Regional Vice President for Custom

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Vryhof Reports New Contracts

Norway with Scana Offshore. This will become one of the world’s largest floating structures.The company will supply geotechnical expertise and drag embedment anchors to mooring specialists SOFEC for use in an oil and gas project, offshore Malaysia.Another Vryhof company, Moorlink, a provider of connectors and mobile and permanent mooring solutions, has secured a renewables contract in Hawaii, where its swivels will be put to use in extreme conditions. The new deal highlights Moorlink’s commitment to the emerging renewables marine energy market and its ability to customize innovative and cost

Subsea Innovation Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems (EPRS) used to prolong and protect operational life and production efficiency of subsea oil and gas pipelines. (Photo: Subsea Innovation)

Subsea Innovation Achieves DNV GL Type Approval

approval, including all the benefits of the SI duel seal single circuit technology.Thompson continued, “Our modular approach to the design is also unique in the industry and can provide significant cost benefits to the end client. This includes the ability for shared components between clamps and connectors and multiple seal sets allowing them to cover various pipe sizes and the modularity of our installation tooling.&rdquo

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Swathe Services Provides New Product to ABP Humber

which has been designed to fit the surface components of an R2SONIC Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder (MBES) SIM box and Inertial Navigation System.  This product is specifically designed for use in open boats such as ABP Humber’s 5 meter RIB.  The Peli-case incorporates all the required bulkhead connectors for external cable fittings; an inverter for operating off a DC battery power and a shrouded cooling system.  As part of this small boat solution, ABP Humber also purchased a bespoke designed and built transom transducer mount for the SONIC series of sonars.  This innovative creation

Raychem Cat 5e cable (Image: TE)

New Ethernet Cable from TE

and quality is critical for high data rate communications in harsh environments,” said Lynden Bajus, specialty cable product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “We believe the Raychem Cat 5e cable is an important complement to our expansive line of high-speed connectors, contacts, backshells and terminals.&rdquo

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Osbit Builds Cable Test Rig for Subsea

wind represents an important economic opportunity for UK companies in research and development, design and manufacturing – with 4GW of installed floating wind capacity expected by 2030, representing an annual market value of £3bn.The development and qualification of dynamic cables and connectors suitable for floating wind is crucial for the development of the sector, especially as these wind farms move further from shore and are subjected to harsher conditions. The offshore renewables’ sector has identified cables as a key area for technological improvement.ORE Catapult’s facilities

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Seismic From Below

inversion and full waveform inversion (FWI) – and high frequencies – necessary for improved resolution.”OBC vs. OBNThe fundamental difference between Ocean Bottom Cable (OBC) and Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) is that the traditional sources of technical downtime in OBC – terminations, connectors, power distribution and data telemetry – have been eliminated in designing the node to be a battery powered 4-channel flash memory autonomous seismic data recording unit. The removal of the need for power distribution and data telemetry allows for complete freedom in the spacing between receivers

Left to right: Tony Laing, NSRI director of research and market acceleration and Andy McDonald, sector director, energy and low carbon technologies at Scottish Enterprise. (Photo: NSRI)

Wave and Tidal Challenges and Opportunities

.These outcomes include the identification of synergistic operational areas that subsea oil and gas could offer cost effective solutions to, such as materials and corrosion, installation and integrity management. It also highlights opportunities across key technological themes including; sensors and connectors, seabed anchoring solutions, and data capturing and processing.Tony Laing, NSRI director of research and market acceleration, commented, “Like most emerging sectors, the wave and tidal industries need to identify ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency, and our subsea technology industry

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Reviewing Sapinhoá-Lula NE BSR System

a long track record in other mooring systems and was found to meet all the requirements for 27 years of service life. The stretch is not excessive, but is enough to help minimize the effects of length measurement tolerances, being simpler to install offshore, including the locking of the lines in the connectors at the required point.Deepwater ChallengesThe development of the Sapinhoá-Lula NE reservoirs were major technological challenges. The innovative BSR concept was a unique design in the industry at the time and helped reduce the FPSO riser motions to a very minimal level. With this configuration

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Platform Mooring Connectors Supplied for Windfloat Atlantic Project

A U.K. based subsea mooring and cable protection specialist has been called on to help connect wind turbine generator platforms to mooring lines at a floating wind farm under development offshore northern Portugal.First Subsea said it is supplying platform mooring connectors (PMC) to Windplus SA, developer of the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic Project located about 20 km off the coast from Viana do Castelo.The WindFloat Atlantic Project comprises three WindFloat 8MW WTG platforms, each with a mooring system made up of three catenary mooring lines, connected to drag embedded anchors. In all, First Subsea will

STL Secures $2m Contract

subsea equipment and technical advisory services, from concept development and design engineering to project management and operations support. The latest scope of work awarded will see STL deliver a range of well intervention equipment, including three SLICs (Stackable Lightweight Intervention Connectors) and seven male mandrels, of which four will be configured as full-bore mandrels and two as test/lift caps, with one spare.  The connectors are fully populated with STL’s recently developed range of subsea hydraulic couplers in a range of sizes, and the scope also includes two SLIC deck

Mike Read (Photo: Teledyne Marine)

5 Minutes with Mike Read, President, Teledyne Marine

Marine Interconnect integrates the resources of multiple Teledyne product lines into a single market-focused organization. It offers a broad portfolio of electrical, optical and hybrid interconnect capabilities. Solutions for these harsh environments include wet-mate, splash-mate and dry-mate connectors, pressure boundary penetrators, cable assemblies, cable terminations, and custom-engineered encapsulation and molding. They are available as stand-alone items, or as complex higher-order solutions that integrate cross-platform technologies into advanced, value-added systems. Interconnect brands

MTR does not present an “MTR100 Creative Photo” award, but if we did this year’s winner is Houston Mechatronics. Pictured is Houston Mechatronic’s Aquanaut in wet testing earlier this year holding it’s MTR100 ‘trophy’. (Photo: Houston Mechatronics)

MTR100: The Ones to Watch

a cavitation cleaning robot, a short and long-term deployable Videoray ROV garage system with tether management system, and an autonomous net cleaning robot for the fishing industry.WiSub: A Subsea ThorBergen, Norway, based tech-focused firm WiSub is hoping to create a storm with its pinless wet-mate connectors.Formed in 2011, the firm made a splash with its Torden (meaning Thunder and alluding to Thor, the roman God that the Vikings believed caused Thunder and lightening), a wet-mate connector, which is able to transfer 24v DC 1,000 Watt of power across a 0-10mm seawater gap, alongside 100 Mbps Ethernet

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TE Connectivity: AMP MCP 9.5 Connectors

TE Connectivity (TE) introduced its high-power AMP MCP 9.5 two position connectors designed for harsh environment wire-to-wire and wire-to-circuit board connections. AMP MCP 9.5 two position connectors are designed to withstand the extreme conditions of the trucking, agricultural, mining, construction and marine industries. The connectors utilize TE’s field-proven AMP MCP 9.5 contacts and have a current rating of 78 amps for 10 millimeter² wire.The AMP MCP 9.5 two position connectors are constructed of heavy-duty thermoplastic and withstand severe vibration and mechanical shock. They are IP

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New Range of Underwater Connectors

Immersible connectors have to meet a variety of mechanical and chemical constraints. SOURIAU has been active in this market for a very long time, continuously adapting its product range to customer requirements in the field of military submarines, oceanography, geophysics and the oil industry. With SWIM, SOURIAU is launching a new range of connectors designed for new markets.The new SWIM range (Shallow Water IMmersion) is designed for marine applications in depths down to 300 m, which are considered shallow immersion. These connectors are designed for innovative applications like surface drones for

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Powering the Seafloor: Put a Socket in It

vehicle manufacturers and operators have been developing electric ROVs, AUVs and hybrids for a number of years, with a view to enabling subsea resident vehicles which could plug in to these subsea power sockets to extract data, perform operations and charge their batteries.Advances made in inductive connectors, for two-way power and communication transfer, by companies like Blue Logic, and through water optical communication, by the likes of Sonardyne, are helping enable subsea positioning and docking, charging, control and through water communication for these vehicles.ABB’s subsea substation

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