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Applied Acoustics Grows Its Team of Engineers

Subsea equipment manufacturer Applied Acoustics Engineering said it has expanded its engineering department and is looking to add even more team members as part of growth plans underway at the Great Yarmouth, U.K. based firm.Recent BSc Electronic Engineering graduate Will Oakey has joined the production area, while Will Shave, another BSc qualified engineer, is working on new developments in the company’s seismic profiling systems, and HND qualified Sean Evans is using his 30 years of technical expertise to improve the quality and build of the latest sparker systems.“These colleagues will

JW Fishers set up shop in a booth in the Lucas Oil Stadium and brought its entire product line to display, demo and discuss. (Photo: JW Fishers)

JW Fishers Showcases Tech for Firefighters

Present day fire departments not only fight fires, but also answer medical calls, conduct rescue missions, assisting in evidence recovery, and execute underwater search operations. Underwater equipment manufacturer JW Fishers Manufacturing provides tools for fire departments across the globe.In April of 2018, JW Fishers attended the annual Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. The first conference was held in 1929 in Chicago and was organized to discuss training measures, standards and firefighting best practices. By 1939, attendance had reached a high of 247 people

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OSIL Marine Snow Catchers for NASA Research Project

Oceanographic equipment manufacturer Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) have equipped the NASA EXPORTS Field Campaign with three Marine Snow Catchers and will contribute to the upcoming PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) Mission that aims to provide insight into Earth’s ocean and atmosphere using remote sensing.Marine Snow Catchers are large volume water samplers with separable top and bottom sections that allow researchers to collect and characterise suspended and sinking particles in the water column. This provides a greater understanding of the export processes of the

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Partners Aim to Revolutionize Subsea Boosting Pumps

Ask an equipment manufacturer for cheap, light and strong, and most will tell you it can’t be done. Fuglesangs Subsea, project manager for the JIP, will tell you otherwise.   “We think we’ve cracked the code,” said CEO Alexander Fuglesang. “This project has the potential to deliver improvements in all three areas: cost, weight and reliability.”   Statoil joins Aker BP, Lundin and National Oilwell Varco in the DEMO2000 JIP. The project aims to bring the Fuglesangs Subsea Omnirise single-phase booster to market by early 2019.   “Once we

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Greensea Hires Abbott as Robotics Engineer

Greensea, creator of the universal marine industry operating platform OPENSEA, has hired Geoffrey Abbott as its new robotics engineer, responsible for advancing Greensea’s user interface and vehicle control systems for original equipment manufacturer products.   As a robotics engineer at Greensea, Abbott will help further the company’s ability to easily integrate, configure and deploy its technology across vehicles and sensors in the marine industry.   Abbott was previously a software development manager at MyWebGrocer, where he led a team in the Rapid Application Development

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Stephen Joins Ashtead Technology

testing equipment used by NDT inspection companies.   From its state-of-the-art laboratory in Aberdeen, Ashtead provides calibration services to the internationally recognised UKAS standard 17025. All calibrations are carried out by qualified, trained engineers in accordance with all major equipment manufacturer specifications.   Founded in 1985, Ashtead is an independent subsea equipment solutions specialist providing rental and sale of survey, ROV and NDT equipment, engineered measurement solutions, offshore personnel, training, calibration, repair and maintenance and equipment management

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JW Fishers’ ROVs Used for Tank Inspection Services

entities. From military, police, fire and rescue teams searching for lost evidence or drowning victims to commercial diving companies performing inspections on various types of tanks and ship hulls, ROVs have become a staple in underwater search and survey operations.   Underwater equipment manufacturer JW Fishers said its Seaotter-2 and SeaLion-2 are the ROVs that many agencies purchase when they need the right tools for the job. A variety of options are available from a mountable sector scanning sonar (SCAN-650) to a Remote Metal Detector (RMD-1). Using an ROV in tandem with a SCAN-650

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Schlumberger, Transocean Ink Service Agreements

maintain and service blowout preventer (BOP) systems and other pressure control equipment for nine of Transocean’s ultra-deepwater and harsh environment drilling rigs. “This agreement leverages the core competencies of Transocean and Schlumberger’s capabilities as an original equipment manufacturer,” said Hunter Jones, president, Drilling Systems, Schlumberger. “Our leadership in technology, hardware and software along with the ability to enhance the value of the data provides a foundation for improving operational performance and availability of pressure control equipment

Schlumberger Signs Two Transocean Service Agreements

and service blowout preventer (BOP) systems and other pressure control equipment for nine of Transocean’s ultra-deepwater and harsh environment drilling rigs.   “This agreement leverages the core competencies of Transocean and Schlumberger’s capabilities as an original equipment manufacturer,” said Hunter Jones, president, Drilling Systems, Schlumberger. “Our leadership in technology, hardware and software along with the ability to enhance the value of the data provides a foundation for improving operational performance and availability of pressure control equipment

A Hydrex diver bending propeller blades back in to shape (Photo: Hydrex Underwater Technology)

Propeller Repairs Increase as Winter Approaches

suffered propeller damage after a particularly severe winter, the owner wanted to find a way of preventing ice-damage to propellers on other vessels in the fleet. “We strengthened the blades with modifications based on a specific design developed in cooperation with the original equipment manufacturer,” said Bleyenberg. “The strengthening made them significantly less susceptible to ice-impact and debris, without detriment to propellers’ performance.”  

Chet Morrison Contractors Partners with OEM on Riser Project

Chet Morrison Contractors’ Deepwater Riser Services division recently completed work on a complex deepwater riser maintenance project for an offshore drilling rig that included complete disassembly, blast, paint and reassembly of 57 risers.   By partnering with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) on the project, Chet Morrison Contractors was able to deliver key services that allowed for an OEM-recertification on the risers. In addition, by taking advantage of Chet Morrison Contractors’ available shop space and labor capacity, the OEM was able to provide the rig owner with

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