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Aker Solutions, Subsea 7 Win Ærfugl Subsea Scope

half of 2020 -- notably, before the start-up of Ærfugl phase 1.Aker Solutions, which reported its phase 2 contract to be valued at about NOK 700 million ($77 million), said it will deliver the subsea production system, including wellheads, vertical subsea trees, satellite structures, Vectus control systems, a tie-in module and about 30 kilometers of umbilicals.Subsea 7 said its electrically heat traced flowline (EHTF) technology will be used for the 13.5-kilometer tieback from the subsea location to the existing Skarv infrastructure. The company said its portion of the deal is worth between $50

We enjoyed tunes from a VJ in the MoPOP Sky Church at the Gala. (Photo courtesy of Rick A. Smith)

Industry Event OCEANS 2019 Seattle A Success

paper presentations started up.As usual, the Technical Program featured content across the board of topics for marine technology, from best practices in deploying instruments to best techniques for analyzing data, from key considerations for vehicle design to key attributes of vehicle guidance and control systems, and from results of open-ocean deployments to results of model and lab experiments.  The local organizing committee put considerable effort into improving the quality of the program by stringent review of abstracts and challenging authors to make original contributions. Based on some of

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Kraken to Equip JetMaster Robots

Kraken Robotics said its Kraken Power subsidiary has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Multi Pump Innovation (MPI) of Norway to supply RIM-driven thrusters and control systems for use in MPI’s new JetMaster automated cage cleaners used for fish farming.While JetMaster, introduced in August 2019, is a new product, MPI believes it will purchase at least $2 million worth of Kraken thrusters per year going forward.In addition, the companies expect to partner on further developments in the aquaculture industry that may require batteries and underwater charging products from Kraken Power.

The new subsea power distribution and conversion technology system developed by ABB in partnership with Equinor, Chevron and Total will enable cleaner, safer and more sustainable oil and gas production. (Image: ABB)

ABB Showcases World-first Subsea Power System

to operate under water. Now, however, the complete subsea power distribution and conversion system includes a step-down transformer, medium-voltage variable (or adjustable) speed drives (VSDs or ASDs) and switchgear, and control and low-voltage power distribution, as well as power electronics and control systems

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ABB Tests Subsea Power Technology System

and subsea step-down transformer were proven to operate underwater. Today, ABB’s complete subsea power distribution and conversion system includes a step-down transformer, medium voltage variable speed drives and switchgear, control and low voltage power distribution, and power electronics and control systems. ABB’s flagship distributed control system, ABB Ability System 800xA, controlled the rigorous testing

Your sea trials, here: a SINTEF test basin. Credit: SINTEF

Higher Learning & SINTEF’s Existential Rise

in a deep test tank, ensuring the best study of marine technology. Indeed, the ocean labs are at the confluence of Norway’s coastal industries prowess.SINTEF Ocean is the place to be, too, for studying new, offshore renewable energy systems and for marine cybernetics, or the study of marine control systems, including automated hardware and propulsor tests. “Ocean” also offers suites of software for everything from the deft control and monitoring of environmental technology to shipping aps like ShipX for calculating hydrodynamic vessel inputs, and VeSim, a tool that simulates heading

JFD Wins Submarine Rescue System Contract

further details are yet available. The company recently completed the delivery of a range of saturation diving products rated to a depth of 500 meters for a leading offshore service provider, a world first. The products were developed as part of a saturation diving system and include environmental control systems, gas reclaim and life support products, allowing complex offshore operations to be conducted efficiently in the safest possible conditions.To meet the requirement for the 500-meter rated products, JFD updated its existing technology to provide greater performance capacity, enabling the development

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OPT Announces PB3 PowerBuoy Contracts

sensors. The design and buildout of the OSL will be spearheaded by OPT’s Innovation and Support Services vertical. Deployment of the OSL is expected within the first half of 2020.The PB3 PowerBuoy integrates patented technologies in hydrodynamics, electronics, energy conversion, and computer control systems to extract the natural energy in ocean waves. The result is a leading edge, ocean-tested, proprietary autonomous system that turns wave power into reliable, clean, and environmentally beneficial electricity for offshore applications. The PB3 PowerBuoy can be customized to fit customer needs

Oceaneering Wins Umbilicals Job Off India

Subsea engineering company Oceaneering announced that it it was awarded contracts by Baker Hughes (BHGE) to supply subsea umbilical control systems for Oil and Natural Gas Corp. of India's (ONGC) deepwater field development in the Bay of Bengal.Oceaneering's scope comprises the subsea umbilical control systems to allow production of gas from KG‑DWN 98/2 deepwater field.The contract award includes design and manufacture of 44 electro-hydraulic control umbilicals, totaling approximately 118 kilometers in length, delivered on a combination of reels and carousels.  Manufacture of the umbilicals

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New Research Vessels Choose Scantrol

The new Swedish oceangoing research vessel R/V Svea is fully equipped with Scantrol control systems for ­­­­the electrical Ibercisa trawl and research winches onboard. More than 30 research vessels worldwide are depoyed with Scantrol systems and an increasing number of the new vessels choose to install a combination of Scantrol iSYM Autotrawl and Scantrol Active Heave Compensation (AHC) systems.Scantrol recently delivered a complete package of control systems to the new Swedish oceangoing research vessel R/V Svea. The vessel is especially adapted for research and environmental

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