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10 Tech Trends to Impact Shipping Industry

entire value chain for individual products.Traditional business models will be disrupted. Space, which was once reserved for state players, will continue to be transformed by private enterprises, who are driving down costs, for example through reusable launchers, enabled by advances in computing and manufacturing.  The scope of Big Tech will widen as data becomes an increasingly important commodity, putting it toe-to-toe (and sometimes in partnership) with Big Pharma, for example.Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL, said, “In an era where unicorns and mega-tech companies already

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World First: Patrol Vessels Deploy 3D Printers

.5 million in the two-year Supersonic Deposition 3D printer pilot, which will lead to a significant increase of parts availability compared to what the regular supply chain can provide.Minister for Defense Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, congratulated the Charles Darwin University’s Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, along with industry partner SPEE3D, for producing the cutting edge and uniquely Australian capability.“This high-tech machinery enables metal components to be produced quickly and efficiently, meaning our ships can get back on the water without delay,” Minister Price said

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Marseille Port Completes Blockchain Trial

pilot was carried out by cargo tracking specialist Marseille Gyptis International (MGI); BuyCo, which provides shippers with a collaborative platform simplifying container imports and exports; and Blockchain solutions company KeeeX.Using the KeeeX Stories solution, the tests were supported by various manufacturing companies together with their road and river transport suppliers.The Blockchain solution allows users to share access to protected data ranging from customs documentation to cargo tracking including the loading/discharge, weight and origin/destination of containers.The project is being overseen

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Baker Hughes Wins Subsea Deal from Apache

partner to optimize their efficiency and production results.”The equipment and service will support Apache North Sea’s exploration and development activities in the North Sea for the next three years. Project management and engineering will take place in Aberdeen, Scotland while all manufacturing will be conducted in Montrose, Scotland, at Baker Hughes’s Global Center of Excellence, which opened earlier this year

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Mooring Cables for LoVe Ocean Observatory

With extensive experience in designing and manufacturing underwater custom cables, NOVACAVI has recently supplied a couple of specially engineered mooring cables for the Lofoten-Vesterålen Cabeled Ocean Observatory.The Lofoten-Vesterålen Cabeled Ocean Observatory (LoVe) is a Norwegian infrastructure for marine research, monitoring and subsea technology development off the North Norway coast.Due to their peculiar harsh environmental application, these cables had to be conceived and manufactured to fulfil a wide range of data communication systems while guaranteeing the following key features:

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Kongsberg’s Seaglider Division Transferred to Hydroid

Seaglider into Hydroid also increases the range of technical solutions and program management support that can be offered to customers.KUTI’s current office in Lynnwood, Wash. has been remodeled so that Hydroid will occupy approximately 18,000 square feet of space for Seaglider engineering and manufacturing. The integration of the Seaglider team grows Hydroid to over 200 employees.KUTI will no longer be a subsidiary of Hydroid and will align its business with Kongsberg Maritime, Inc. in Houston. It will continue to provide Full Picture solutions to customers, focusing on sonars, acoustics, subsea

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New Floating Wind Center Launched

; Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. The aim is to develop an internationally recognized center of excellence that will work to reduce the cost of energy from floating wind, accelerate the build out of floating farms, create opportunities for the UK supply chain, and drive innovations in manufacturing, installation and operations and maintenance.  The advancement of floating wind technologies is seen as vital if the UK is to deliver on its offshore wind growth target of 30 gigawatts by 2030 and meet the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation of 75 gigawatts by 2050. ORE Catapult&rs

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DNV GL RP for Subsea Pumping Systems

to the wellhead.DNV GL’s new RP:provides a comprehensive specification for subsea pumping systemshelps companies to reduce costs by providing increased predictability and clear requirements for projectsprovides guidance and simplifies how to perform a risk-based approach when witnessing the manufacturing and testing processescontributes to further standardization in the subsea industryoffers predictable requirements and standardized product results leading to increased confidence in the subsea pumping systemincreases the reuse of qualified technology with minimum test requirements to reach Technology

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OceanGate to Build Two New Submersibles

private access to manned submersibles.“Increasing demand for Titanic missions, deep-sea research and environmental supervision of deep-sea mining have further reinforced the business case for adding to our dive capacity,” said Stockton Rush, CEO, OceanGate. “Using a new aerospace manufacturing vendor and ensuring aerospace level quality and control will provide a depth capability of 6,000 meters using the same thickness of carbon fiber as Titan (Cyclops 2), and will allow the new OceanGate submersibles to reach 98% of the ocean.”The new Cyclops-class subs Cyclops 3 and Cyclops

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Partners Plan Floating Wind Farm in South Korea

wind to be installed by 2030 and set a target of at least 30% renewable energy by 2040.KFWind signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Ulsan in January 2019 to cooperate on the development of floating wind projects and support the industrial development of the Ulsan region to serve as a manufacturing hub for domestic and export offshore wind markets.The wind farm will be included with the joint venture announced between EDP Renewables and Engie, that will aim to become one of the five largest offshore wind energy operators globally, created to harness offshore wind energy opportunities around

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