Integrated Systems News

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TechnipFMC to Expands in Saudi Arabia

TechnipFMC’s footprint in Saudi Arabia with a major investment and 140 new jobs focusing on Saudi talents.The new facility will offer a broad range of manufacturing, aftermarket and training capabilities in-country, supporting the full TechnipFMC portfolio with its advanced technology and integrated systems in the drilling, completion, production, measurement and pressure control activities.“First, we are making a commitment to Saudization and localization,” TechnipFMC Surface Technologies President Richard Alabaster said at the recent groundbreaking ceremonies.“Second, we are

Abel Nemeth (Photo: BIRNS)

Nemeth Joins BIRNS as Manufacturing Engineer

, announces the appointment of Abel Nemeth as Manufacturing Engineer at the company’s headquarters. In his new role at BIRNS, Nemeth will be responsible for designing efficiency, cost-effectiveness, environmental and safety controls into each process, and will design, develop and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production procedures.Nemeth brings more than 25 years of expertise to the position, having served previously in senior Engineering roles for a range of companies and clients from SpaceX and Pentair Aquatic Systems to Genentech. He has extensive experience in lean and

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Okeanus Delivers Magnetometer Winch Systems

systems to the Colombian Navy for magnetometer deployments.The Model DT3030EHLWR winch is a general purpose, highly transportable winch designed for a wide variety of oceanographic applications such as sub-bottom profiling, side scan sonar, CTD or other similar operations. Each of the two fully integrated systems features a gearbox-hydraulic motor drive, primary automatic fail safe brake, secondary manual band brake, automatic bi-directional level wind, and local/remote control stations providing infinitely variable speed control.  Both winches are equipped with lifting eyes for four-point lifting

OSIL piston corer (Photo courtesy MacArtney)

MacArtney, OSIL Partner in China

has entered into a business partnership agreement with Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL).The newly established strategy and business plans applying to the Asian markets, among others, have led MacArtney Singapore to enter into the exclusive sales agreement with OSIL, a provider of tailored integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine environments, from shallow coastal waters to full ocean depth.With such an agreement, MacArtney said it is confident of being able to cover the ocean science industry and improve business relations in the Chinese market as well as provide optimized

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MacArtney Underwater Technology Turns 40

operators and developers within several industries. The cornerstones of the MacArtney fields of operation are oil and gas, ocean science, defence, marine renewable energy, civil engineering and fishery. Possessing vast engineering competences, the company manufactures high-quality products, fully integrated systems and innovative custom solutions, from design to installation, supported by training, after-sales service and local workshops. Its competences range from mechanical, electrical and software engineering to specialized fiber optic and molding expertise as well as project management.Less than one

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OSIL: Oil Spill Monitoring Buoys Fuel International Interest

 Integrated systems manufacturers Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) reports high levels of interest in its oil spill monitoring buoys following several recent installations in the Middle East and exposure at the ocean technology and marine science exhibition Oceanology International.   The buoy systems are designed to integrate a real time noncontact hydrocarbon sensor in the high visibility top frame design, which is equipped with a pulsed UV LED beam and optical photo-detector with on-board software to enable the buoys to detect oil spills on water autonomously and immediately

Sonardyne 6G Wideband Acoustics allows simultaneous operations by  multiple platforms. (Courtesy Sonardyne International)

Digital Ocean: Making Subsea Data More Easily Accessible

operator safety cases relying on redundancy and fallback systems to control vessels in the event of satellite navigation failure or error. Other challenges include the introduction and successful uptake of collision avoidance systems.    Sonardyne is able to provide a complete suite of integrated systems required for marine autonomy. Platforms such as its AvTrak 6 instrument, which is optimized for AUVs, uses the company’s acoustic systems to enable long-distance, two-way low-bandwidth data and communication transfer, while the longest possible distances are achieved using acoustic-relay

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DMA Promotes e-Navigation

bodies. The technology is here. The Industry is ready. It is time for all of us to deliver actual results that make a real world difference.”   Many countries are developing digital tools for the maritime world, but they tend to be stand-alone solutions rather than internationally integrated systems. And that keeps the full potential of digitalization from being realized.  

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Buoy Network Monitors Kiel Canal Project

, as required by the client, resulting in unique adaptations made by OSIL to the top frame design to accommodate methanol fuel tanks & cells at the customer’s request with the addition of secure storage for the tanks and cells, and exhaust vents.   OSIL said it produce tailored integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications. Specializing in instrumented buoy platforms, current and wave measurement systems, dredge monitoring, oil spill detection, berth management and sediment corers, OSIL offers support for systems, including instrument calibration

Argentina’s new oceanographic and fishing research vessel 52m Victor Angelescu (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg Installs Marine Ecosystem Assessment Solution on Research Ship

vessel, which combined with the sophisticated Simrad marine ecosystem package will enable highly accurate survey results for Argentinian scientists.   Kongsberg installed and integrated the majority of the electronic systems aboard the new ship based on its strategic portfolio of ‘integrated systems for research vessels'. The company is experiencing significant growth in this area due to the efficiencies and increased performance achieved by integrating acoustic systems, bridge and automation system and related vessel operational technology. According to Adrian Madirolas, Head of the

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OSIL Delivers Ocean Observation Buoy in Chile

has recently installed an oceanographic observation system in the Seno de Reloncaví (Reloncaví Sound) immediately south of Puerto Montt in Southern Chile, the first of its kind in the Patagonian region.   The 1.9m buoy system was specifically designed and produced by U.K.-based integrated systems providers Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) to accommodate and integrate the instrument package required by the university project. A uniquely designed deployment bracket holds an ADCP and a current meter 5m below the buoy on the mooring assembly and includes a swivel to prevent entanglement

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OSIL Awards Nortek Partnership Status

, OSIL said. While data buoys represent the majority of systems installed, OSIL noted it also has vast experience with producing seabed mounting frames (with optional gimbals), and other bespoke mooring, deployment and profiling systems for more unique monitoring requirements.   OSIL produces integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications. The company specializes in instrumented buoy platforms, current and wave measurement systems, dredge monitoring, oil spill detection, berth management and sediment corers. OSIL also offers support for such for systems, including instrument

New 300L Fluid Bath from Guildline

the usable space.    OSIL are global resellers for the Guildline Salinometers, and are well placed with regards to calibration, operating the IAPSO Standard Seawater Service from their facilities in the U.K., complete with in-house service and calibration department. OSIL produce unique integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications.   

Sidus Seafloor Observer Camera System (Photo: SIDUS Solutions)

SoCal Tech Focus: SIDUS Solutions

San Diego-based SIDUS Solutions is a manufacturer and an integrated systems provider of robust video surveillance systems. SIDUS provides services and equipment for subsea, heavy commercial, industrial and oil and gas markets. SIDUS’ primary products are image transmission, storage and retrieval systems. These products allow for the capture, inspection, observation, storage and evaluation of the customers’ applications. The urgency and requirement for target customers to acquire high quality, intelligible images and to integrate these images within their operations is the basis for the

ASV Global’s C-Worker 5 ASV will be outfitted with KONGSBERG equipment at Ocean Business (Photo: ASV Global )

How Integration Can Optimize ASV Operations

of providing a completely integrated solution is in the quality control of all aspects of the interfacing and interoperability of the separate systems. By having the knowledge and control of this tight integration we can maximise the high quality of the data output.   The combination of integrated systems in conjunction with the real-time data transfer and remote operations enhances the ability to gather high quality data in the most efficient manner,” said Helge Uhlen, VP Subsea Sales, Kongsberg Maritime

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New Fisheries Research Vessel for Angola

;s delivery is focused on design, engineering, equipment, material and services for the Integrated Bridge System, Dynamic Positioning System, marine ecosystem monitoring and seabed mapping. The contract was awarded based on KONGSBERG’s well proven ability to deliver state-of-the-art integrated systems for research vessels, which provide efficiency and performance benefits in both vessel operational and scientific applications.    The scientific package is based on a suite of integrated instruments that forms the basis of a de facto industry standard marine ecosystem monitoring

INIDEP vessel (Credit Astilleros Armon Vigo SA)

Marine Ecosystem Assessment Solution for Research Ship

hydroacoustic lab at INIDEP. “The system setup for our new vessel is particularly suited to meet these challenges, allowing for more detailed information and also real time 3D distribution of the biology we study.” KONGSBERG is experiencing significant growth in deliveries of ‘integrated systems for research vessels’, which includes acoustic systems, integrated bridge systems, automation system and related vessel operational systems. In addition to the Simrad marine ecosystem package, the new INIDEP vessel will also utilise a Kongsberg Seapath 330+ with Motion Reference and GPS

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