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Peter Nilsson, President & CEO. Photo: Kitron

Kitron Wins OWF Orders

Norwegian electronic manufacturing services (EMS) supplier Kitron has received orders with a value of more than NOK 75 million for the development of test systems and production of electronics modules that are part of control systems for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology used for offshore wind power."These orders are strategically important for Kitron, as they come from a leading company within the rapidly growing renewable energy sector,” said Peter Nilsson, President, and CEO of Kitron ASA.Peter added: "This also confirms our ability to supply advanced technical services

Jim Milne, chairman and managing director of Balmoral Group (Photo: Balmoral Group)

Balmoral Invests in Blaze Manufacturing Solutions

Aberdeen engineering outfit Balmoral Group said it has invested a six-figure sum in Blaze Manufacturing Solutions, taking a 70% stake in the Aberdeenshire-based company.This latest move comes after Balmoral significantly raised its shareholding in another Aberdeenshire company, ACE Winches, in November.Blaze, established in 2006 and based in Laurencekirk, manufactures fire safety protection, detection and loss prevention solutions for the oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, commercial and industrial sectors. The company is run by husband and wife team, Ann and Howard Johnson, and currently employs

AOT is working to develop a new port, specifically configured to serve Atlantic Ocean wind projects, on 30 acres along the Arthur Kill tidal strait between Staten Island and New Jersey. 
Boone Davis, President & CEO, Atlantic Offshore Terminals

Offshore Wind: Decisions Needed Sooner, not Later

in offshore wind.•Most of the offshore wind workforce is white collar rather than blue collar.•The Scottish Trades Union Congress found that predictions of fast job growth in offshore wind were exaggerated.•Governments failed to adopt policies to create a local supply chain of turbine manufacturing.•The Union report described a “failure to build a domestic industrial base and an over-reliance on imported goods and services.”•Production shifted overseas, to state-protected industries with an uncompetitive advantage.In remarks at the CA conference Collier raised another

Image: Semtech Corporation

Semtech, Wilhelmsen, TTI Team-up for Maritime IoT

wired systems, or managed via periodic manual readings. However, LoRa-based wireless sensors can monitor many variables, including condition of machinery, fuel efficiency, environmental metrics, and cargo, and this data is used to conduct preventive maintenance.An established tool in the onshore manufacturing sector, predictive maintenance decreases the risk of vessel idle time due to repair or incidents. In addition, the system can optimize the performance of processes, reducing manpower, waste, and cost.Wilhelmsen chose TTI to develop its IoT platform which allows Wilhelmsen to tap into an existing

NotiloPlus’ Seasam AUV has been operating around the world. Photo from NotiloPlus.

Subsea Tech's 'March of Miniaturization'

2017.It’s small because Water Linked’s focus has been on the computing that can number crunch lower power (i.e. smaller) sensors to come up with the same results are bigger (i.e. more costly) sensors. The company has also designed its own transducers and, to remain lean, it outsources manufacturing within Norway.“We are doing number crunching to increase the chance of out-putting a correct position,” says Oliver Skisland, CEO at Water Linked. “It’s not taking the first and easiest answer as the truth, it’s doing a lot of computing to increase the possibility

Image: SK Telecom

SHI, SKT Trial Autonomous Ship Using 5G

.“Today’s successful test marks a meaningful step towards commercialization of technologies for autonomous navigation of ships powered by 5G,” said Choi Il-gyu, Vice President and Head of B2B Business Office of SK Telecom. “SK Telecom will continue to drive innovations in the manufacturing sector with the world’s best 5G network and technologies.”“We have now secured an optimal research environment to make a leap in the area of autonomous navigation ship technologies by combining Samsung Heavy Industries’ autonomous and remote navigation system and SK Telecom&rsq

Technology Outlook 2030 (stills from video). Image: DNV GL

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

Minister Price. Photo: Australian Govt

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

Pic: Port of Marseille Fos

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

(Photo: Baker Hughes)

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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