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Hunting Acquires RTI Energy Systems

cash resources.RTIES manufactures production riser technologies for deepwater applications within the offshore oil and gas industry, and according to Hunting, is unique within the industry as the only supplier of titanium stress joints. An operating subsidiary of lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing company Arconic, RTIES also performs fabrication and precision machining as well as inspection and maintenance services RTIES, which has historically focused its business on the Gulf of Mexico, operates from a single site facility in Houston, with 87,000 square feet of covered operating

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JFC Acquires Ortega Submersibles

enable JFD to expand further its offering of advanced Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs) and to develop new vehicles and capabilities in order to meet increased market demand for specialized small and medium-sized craft.JFD, through its subsidiary JFD Ortega BV, will retain Ortega´s office and manufacturing facility and its whole team of designers and engineers at the established operational base in Enschede, The Netherlands.  JFD will also add to its existing SDV manufacturing capability based in Vaxholm, Sweden, and expand its offering to include new vehicle designs that will allow Special

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New Harbor in the Island of São Miguel (Azores)

south eastern side of the archipelago’s largest island.The initiative taken by the local Municipal Authority of Povoaçao wascarried out with the objective of promoting nautical tourism in this area of the island as well improving conditions for local boaters. The execution of the design, manufacturing and installation of the floating pontoons and the supply of auxiliary equipment have been carried out by Lindley.The facility comprises of pontoons and fingers from Lindley’s ‘Sagres’ range manufactured with a galvanized and painted steel structure, ideally suited for the challenging

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Tenaris Tests in Culzean Project

offers due to the absence of compound, making for a cleaner rig site, as well as generating total pipe cost savings.To manage the rigorous technical product specifications required and delivery dates, Tenaris also provided its logistics solution based Rig Direct services, strategically coordinating manufacturing and testing with its local and global teams.Expert services included technical consulting, pipe management, as well as a dedicated field services expert at the rig site to support running operations.Tenaris was first awarded the long-term contract to supply pipe casing and related services for

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Unique Group Launches Next Gen HBOT Facility

fabrication. Unique Group also supports clients with the integration of the equipment in the hospital and providing training for the staff.The manufacture of the Uni-Heal 2200 Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Facility has drawn upon over 25 years of Unique Group’s cross-sector experience in the manufacturing of decompression chambers, medical treatment equipment and life support equipment used worldwide in the energy, civil and defense industries.Highly customizable, the Uni-Heal 2200 is multi-accredited, including ASME VIII Div 1 PVHO-1 (USA Safety Standard for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy)

MassTech Grant Will Connect Ocean Entrepreneurs with WHOI

for its services, driven by growth in the entrepreneur and innovator communities in the region. Making these specialized resources available on a flexible, non-ownership basis is a documented need identified by WHOI during the launch and operation of the DunkWorks rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing facility, which opened in July 2017 following the support of a $5 million dollar MassTech R&D infrastructure grant.  The $200,000 grant will support the creation of the “D’Works Fund” at WHOI, which will boost access of early-phase marine technology startups to WHOI&rsquo

Shell, Hexcion to Develop Floating Wind Farm

water area offshore Ulsan City and are developing the first commercial floating wind farm.”Baltscheffsky continued, “Our collaboration with Shell will contribute a wealth of skills and expertise when it comes to developing and operating a large floating wind farm. This includes serial manufacturing in South Korea of the patented multi-turbine foundation design developed by Hexicon in Sweden.”CoensHexicon is developing the emerging South Korean offshore wind market in deeper waters utilizing its twin turbine foundation concept

Oceaneering's umbilicals facility in Panama City, Fla. (Photo courtesy: Oceaneering)

Oceaneering Awarded Work in Mozambique

umbilical termination assemblies, hydraulic and chemical distribution units, electrical distribution units, flying leads, junction plates, remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) flyable large-bore connectors, and aftermarket services in support of installation.Oceaneering said it expects to begin manufacturing the umbilicals and distribution hardware at its facilities in Panama City, Fla. and Houston in the third quarter of 2019 for planned completion in the third quarter of 2021.Rod Larson, Oceaneering President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "This award demonstrates continued confidence

The Aptara TOTEX-lite subsea system features lightweight, modular subsea technologies that are designed to reduce lead times for equipment delivery as well as total cost of ownership for the full life of the field. (Image: BHGE)

BHGE Opens Subsea Center of Excellence

Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) has opened its transformed Center of Excellence (CoE) facility in Montrose, Scotland to deliver engineering, manufacturing, test and assembly and services to advance deepwater technology for its customers.The upgraded and expanded campus, which sits on more than 35 acres, was officially opened on Tuesday during an inauguration ceremony with Scottish Minister for Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, as well as BHGE customers and employees. The expansion represents a £31 million ($39.2 million) investment by BHGE and was supported by a £4.9 million ($6.2 million) grant

NORBIT DCT – Hydrographic Survey Made Easy

mapping and imaging hydrography technology has emerged in the transitional market of users of single-beam (or sidescan) to multibeam technology. That is driven by multibeam wide-coverage, high accuracy, high resolution and efficiency of survey.For the past years, NORBIT has been leading the manufacturing of ultra-high resolution curved-array bathymetric mapping solution and its technology has been widely accepted by the maritime markets across the world. The integrated hardware offerings have set the grand entry path for the users of these systems, due to simple mobilization and operation of

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