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Proserv, Synaptec Developing Cable Monitoring Solution for Offshore Wind

the monitoring solution.Paul Cook, Proserv’s Product Manager – Renewables said:"...Synaptec’s non-intrusive passive monitoring capability means we have the scope to integrate this technology, alongside other monitoring techniques, to bring significant added value to our future control systems.”According to the partnership, Synaptec’s optical sensing capabilities, together with Proserv’s controls technology, allows the retrofit of control systems, enabling faults and failures to be identified pre-emptively, through a non-intrusive approach.Philip Orr, Managing Director


World's largest diamond recovery vessel. Image credit Marin Teknikk AS

ABB Power System for World’s Largest Diamond Recovery Vessel

marine uninterruptible power supply (MUPS) to support the ship’s vital control processes, "significantly reducing the risk of critical power loss and downtime.""ABB’s MUPS is designed for undisrupted availability, ensuring power backup for the vessel’s onboard control systems of the subsea-crawler and processing plant that sorts through sediment lifted from the seabed to extract diamonds. ABB’s advanced and tightly integrated power system will help optimize engine loading, as well as reduce running hours and fuel costs, and decrease maintenance needs,"

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Aker Solutions, Equinor Sign LoI for Askeladd Subsea System

currently being delivered to several ongoing projects, including Johan Castberg, Troll phase three, Askeladd phase one, and the recently awarded Breidablikk project".The scope of the expansion of the Askeladd field includes one template with a manifold and two subsea trees with associated control systems.Aker Solutions estimates the value of the potential contract to be about NOK 400 million (approximately $41,3 million)The contract will include deliveries from the company’s sites in Tranby, Egersund and Ågotnes in Norway as well as Brazil, Malaysia and the UK. Contract award is

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Proserv, Dril-Quip in Subsea Control Systems Pact

Drilling and production equipment provider Dril-Quip and controls technology company Proserv have entered into an agreement under which Dril-Quip will rely upon Proserv for the development and manufacturing of its subsea control systems as a supplier."The mutually beneficial arrangement allows Dril-Quip to continue to support its existing subsea controls customers with the support of Proserv. The agreement follows Dril-Quip’s strategic decision to consolidate the supply and development of control systems with a dedicated subsea controls provider," the companies said in a joint statement.

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Bosch Rexroth Launches Subsea Clamping Cylinder for BSC

to 25 years and no manual diving work is necessary during installation and removal. Holding operation requires no power – a hydraulic supply is only required for the initial clamping and subsequent removal. Bosch Rexroth offers an optional integrated hydraulic power unit (HPU) with electrical control systems for this purpose.""While the rated force is being set hydraulically, a spring in the cylinder is tensioned and fixed using a safety lock unit. This allows the clamping force to be maintained over the entire operating time in a purely mechanical manner, with no need for a continuous

Compact in size and with mounting options for both new build and retro-fit, Vigilant is suitable for vessels of all sizes and types. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne's New Forward Looking Sonar Supports Collision Avoidance

selected range. Users are also able to view a profile display, showing the depth of any obstacles on the vessel’s heading or a specific bearing.Vigilant offers multiple mounting and integration options including permanent, through-hull deployment and interfacing with third-party command and control systems or electronic charting displays and is suitable for both new builds and already commissioned vessels.Derek Lynch, Sonardyne’s Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems, said, “Every day, we hear of ships of all types and all over the world running aground or colliding with

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Ransomware: The IT Danger on the Horizon

control and monitoring of engineering and mechanical systems, leading to increased reliability and efficiency for vessel operators. For ports and other infrastructure hubs, many key industrial systems now have physical connectivity with the outside world through integration with internal IT-based control systems. Autonomous cranes and driverless flatbed vehicles are now crucial elements in the world’s largest ports.Yet the threats that get the greatest attention are not always those that pose the most imminent threat. Attacks that could cause safety-critical failures are theoretically possible&mdash

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Scantrol Hires Gaupaas

Scantrol, a supplier of monitoring and control systems to the marine and offshore industries, has hired Frode Gaupaas as Business Development Manager for Subsea.Gaupaas has more than 23 years of experience in subsea and offshore operations. He began his career in 1997 offshore operating remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) systems at Geoconsult. Later he spent three years at DOF Subsea at various technical and project related positions.Gaupaas joined Subsea AS in 2008 as an Operations Manager, and in 2012 when Seabed was acquired by Swire, he was appointed

Kitron Wins OWF Orders

Norwegian electronic manufacturing services (EMS) supplier Kitron has received orders with a value of more than NOK 75 million for the development of test systems and production of electronics modules that are part of control systems for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology used for offshore wind power."These orders are strategically important for Kitron, as they come from a leading company within the rapidly growing renewable energy sector,” said Peter Nilsson, President, and CEO of Kitron ASA.Peter added: "This also confirms our ability to supply advanced technical services

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