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Oceanscan Invests in Sonardyne Acoustics

International equipment supplier Oceanscan has added underwater acoustic positioning technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. to its rental fleet. The Mini-Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) vessel-based systems and Wideband Sub-Mini 6 (WSM 6) transponders have been acquired by Oceanscan following client demand for accurate and reliable underwater tracking technology to support their projects, especially in the growing offshore wind and shallow water hydrographic survey markets. Compact, portable and quick to install, Mini-Ranger 2 offers a standard operating range of 995 meters, extendable

US Navy Partners with ALFA International

have been used to develop composite decking materials for bridges, specialized fabric for rigid hull inflatable boats and body armor. Image enhancement techniques licensed from NUWC by Advanced Image Enhancement are now incorporated in the software suite of an international digital mammography equipment supplier. ALFA International Inc. manufactures and markets specialty adhesives for electronics, medical, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive and civil engineering industrial applications. ALFA International’s clients include ITW, Raytheon, General Electric, Ford Motor Company, General

Klein S5500 V2 Bathy QC Display 3D (Image: Klein)

Mitcham Acquires L-3’s Klein Associates

Geophysical equipment supplier Mitcham Industries, Inc. has acquired L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of sonar and waterside security systems to military and commercial customers, effective January 1, 2016.   Klein, now renamed Klein Marine Systems, Inc., was a wholly-owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation, a provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms, and a prime contractor in aerospace systems.   Rob Capps, Mitcham’s Co-CEO,

VIKINGs multi-layer flagship immersion suit in 'hi vis' yellow approved without a lifejacke

VIKING Steps Up Pace of Innovation at SMM

port-to-port procurement VIKING has also come up with a new answer to shipowner requests for predictable costs, reduced risk and easier administration. And it’s combining the company’s extensive network, worldwide stock points, and the recently completed integration of marine equipment supplier Hygrapha to do it. The new “Global Safety Product Agreement” offering is a unique, centralized safety equipment purchasing agreement designed to help shipowners who need to acquire or replace safety equipment in a variety of ports around the world – and who want to

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Challenges in the FPSO Supply Chain: Round Table

in guidelines from operators: “There are so many standards and requirements that this drives the cost up considerably” – EPC Contractor Variance in regulations worldwide: “US regulation requirements in the Gulf are a driving factor behind cost increases” – Equipment Supplier Poor presentation of specification by operators: “Requirements are presented in stacks of documents. This is very difficult for contractors to deal with and makes the process side of the business much more expensive” – Major E&P Company Over-engineering and scope

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Foster Wheeler Wins Contract For Retrofit-SCR System

Oy. “Due to the new emission directive, an effective and reliable DeNOx system is needed to reach the new demanding emission level. This is a considerable investment for air pollution prevention.” Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs approximately 13,000 talented professionals with specialized expertise dedicated to serving its clients through one of its two primary business groups. The company’s Global Engineering and Construction

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Mitcham Acquires ION Seismic Resource Lines

our existing marine seismic equipment business, and importantly, we expect certain technology provided by the intellectual property acquired in this transaction will significantly benefit  Seamap in future product developments." About Mitcham Mitcham Industries, Inc., a geophysical equipment supplier, offers for lease or sale, new and "experienced" seismic equipment to the oil and gas industry, seismic contractors, environmental agencies, government agencies and universities. Headquartered in Texas, with sales and services offices in Calgary, Canada; Brisbane, Australia; Singapore

A 400-ton MacGregor subsea crane on board North Sea Shipping’s North Sea Giant has a similar design with the main AHC winch installed under deck

Deck Machinery: Pulling Power

The system will be fully FAT tested with DNV verification prior to delivery. This greatly simplify yard installation, saving time and cost, says Wigand. Global integrated geoscience company CGG is leading a joint industry project to improve workboat launch and recovery safety. Vestdavit is the key equipment supplier in the project which also involves DNV and Wilhelmsen as vessel manager. CGG operates a large global fleet of seismic vessels, all of which regularly launch and recover workboats. This operation is critical to the performance of the vessels and by the nature of the task will always pose hazards

Seismic Business Link-up: Mitcham's Seamap & PGS

with PGS for years to come." PGS' fleet consists of 13 seismic vessels, with three additional Titan Class Ramforms scheduled for delivery by the end of 2015. The Titan Class vessels are each capable of towing up to 24 marine seismic streamers. Mitcham Industries, Inc., a geophysical equipment supplier, offers for lease or sale, new and "experienced" seismic equipment to the oil and gas industry, seismic contractors, environmental agencies, government agencies and universities. Headquartered in Texas, with sales and services offices in Calgary, Canada; Brisbane, Australia; Singapore

First Subsea - Receives ABS 2009 Approval

Subsea mooring connector (SMC) equipment supplier, First Subsea, has been awarded the American Bureau of Shipping's ABS 2009 Approval for specialist subsea mooring connectors.   It is the first manufacturer of offshore mooring connectors to achieve this type approval for the design and manufacture of large scale forgings over 500mm in diameter.   The ABS 2009 Certification of Offshore Mooring Chain specifies the requirements for materials, design, manufacture, and testing of offshore mooring chain and accessories, including special subsea mooring connectors, intended to be used for

Wärtsilä Wins Subsea 7 DSV Design Deal

. The contract was signed with HHI in December, and the vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2015. The vessel is intended for North Sea diving operations on a year round basis. In customizing the design of such a complex vessel, close co-operation between Subsea 7, HHI, Drass Energy, the diving equipment supplier, and Wärtsilä was essential. The result: a technologically advanced vessel design that should offer high safety and good working conditions to all personnel onboard, as well as safe and efficient operations in often challenging sea and weather conditions. The DSV is to be equipped

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