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To Create a Sustainable Future – Digitalize Offshore Energy

, we want to develop a prognostic model that treats the OWT as a holistic asset. We will create advanced sensing technologies, models of the OWT system, and a hybrid human-machine means of undertaking O&M, with a focus on reducing costs. This can also enhance the future design of next-generation systems,” states Flynn.   To better predict the remaining useful life (RUL) of wind farm subsystems, such as gearboxes and generators, an innovative ‘fusion prognostics’ approach will be taken. Combined monitoring methods will be used alongside innovative sensor technology

Typical poor visual conditions for aquanaut utilizing a JDN subsea hoist.

Purpose-Designed Hoists for Underwater Operation

maintenance and repair functions can be undertaken on jack-up rigs, semi-submersible platforms, drill ships and FPSO vessels. Even undertaking underwater pipeline and wellhead operations down to levels of 70 meters can also be considered. The proliferation of offshore wind farms and wave powered generation systems has also increased the potential requirements for suitable power tools that can be safely utilized underwater. Harbor locations often require underwater work, albeit not at great depths, while lakes, rivers, dams, reservoirs and bridge building operations can also have need for similar inspection

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Bourque Joins Sea Machines

Following a recent capital investment and the growing global interest from the marine sector, Sea Machines Robotics said it has been expanding its crew and is poised for further growth, expecting to deliver first generation systems to marine customers this summer.   Over the past two months, Sea Machines has added multiple new members to its experienced team of engineers, scientists and mariners. Among the new hires is Phil Bourque, the company’s new director of business development. Bourque is tasked with building the sales and marketing structure of the company, as well as spearheading

MCO Compressor deliveries in UAE: Photo courtesy of MCO

Japanese Firm to Set Up Houston Compressor Plant

components manufactured and tested in Japan, and will provide after-sales and modification services to MCO compressor users. The base will also enhance the company's long-term service agreement (LTSA) capabilities, and enable it to respond to package orders of compressors and gas-turbine power generation systems for petrochemical plant. In the future, plans call for the U.S. base to also handle material procurement and parts processing through local suppliers, and to ultimately becoming a full-scale production and testing center on a par with comparable facilities in Japan.
 Looking to the future

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MTR100: Sensor Technology Ltd.

components. With machining, assembly and testing facilities all in-house, Sensor Technology Ltd. is capable of taking customers from concept, to prototyping, to full-scale production.   The custom transducers and hydrophones produced by SensorTech often serve as a critical component in next generation systems for applications including mine hunting, sub-bottom imaging, trawl monitoring, fish tagging and geophysical exploration. Based in Canada, the ISO 9001:2008 registered company exports the majority of its production to customers in countries around the globe. To date, SensorTech has made more

RAMSES

iXBlue Announces RAMSES Launch at OI

, RAMSES is now able to communicate with a range of third party transponders, making possible its deployment on existing sensor networks. Christian Giroussens, iXBlue’s VP of Acoustic Products Division said, “The latest RAMSES system offers all the benefits of previous-generation systems, notably their ease of interfacing with iXBlue’s inertial navigation systems (INS) such as PHINS and our USBL positioning system, GAPS. On top of this, though, the new system provides clear advantages in terms of compatibility with existing sensors and speed of deployment with auto-calibration

MHI's NewTurbine Nascelle: Photo credit MHI

New Large-scale Offshore Wind Power Generation System

system offers numerous advantages over earlier systems. Adoption of the hydraulic drive train, for example, realizes outstanding efficiency and reliability through elimination of the conventional step-up gear and inverter, components that have been an issue in the quest for large-scale wind power generation systems. Also, the new configuration offers superlative cost performance as a result of its incorporation of widely adopted hydraulic equipment and materials and relatively inexpensive alternators

Ultra-Deepwater Drilling: Technology Design Alliance

BP signs agreement with Maersk Drilling to develop designs for a new breed of advanced technology offshore drilling rigs. The agreement is part of BP’s Project 20KTM, a multi-year initiative to develop next-generation systems and tools for deepwater exploration and production that are beyond the reach of today’s technology. BP and Maersk Drilling will collaborate on concepts for deepwater drilling rigs that can operate in high-pressure and high-temperature reservoirs up to 20,000 pounds per square inch and 350 degrees Fahrenheit. A jointly staffed engineering team will be located

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