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Aker Solutions to Supply Umbilicals for Liuhua FPSO

are bundled cable and fiber optic systems providing distribution of power, control and communication between subsea equipment on the seafloor and platforms or floating production facilities. The static section of the Liuhua 16-2 umbilical will be engineered using Aker Solutions' advanced manufacturing process called OsciLay."OsciLay is a unique manufacturing method which addresses challenges of more extreme tension loads during installation, eliminating splicing of cables due to manufacturing weight limitations," said Greg Ross, Aker Solutions' vice president of subsea sales in Asia

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L&N Scotland Introduces Synthesis System to Subsea Market

clients to procure a fully executed system ready for operation, through the placement of one purchase order.   “This bespoke solution not only provides the necessary project cost and timescale reductions requested by the industry, but also facilitates a more efficient and streamlined manufacturing process, whilst maintaining the quality and integrity of the client product.”   L&N Scotland has grown to become a market leader in the provision of subsea engineering and manufacturing solutions to customers worldwide. The company, which holds 20 years’ of professional subsea

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MTR100: develogic

and telemetry solutions for marine monitoring applications. The company has developed a building block system containing all necessary elements for collecting data anywhere in the ocean and transporting it to the customers’ office.   Develogic’s end-to-end design and manufacturing process integrates electronic and 3D mechanical design, multi-physics and structural simulation, 3D CAM and computer-aided inspection. In addition to the custom solutions business, develogic also specializes in marine acoustic solutions: acoustic telemetry systems with proven ranges up to 30,000m

Scripps Institution of Oceanography research vessel Robert Gordon Sproul (Photo: Scripps Oceanography at UC San Diego)

Research Vessel Runs on Renewable Biofuel for One Year

an academic research ship will facilitate future use of renewable fuels on Scripps and other research vessels.   “We were able to show that our existing ship ran as well if not better on biofuel,” said Russell. “The hope is that the price of biofuel will come down as the manufacturing process gets better understood, and as people test it and start adopting it. Now that there’s proof of concept, it should be easy to keep doing it.”   R/V Robert Gordon Sproul is once again running on diesel as its biofuel supply ran out in December 2015. Biofuel has proven itself

The couple in the middle are Martin and Mairi Wickett. The gentleman on the left side was Mike Reynolds, Ports Director for A&P shipping who was also part of our presentation endorsing the WITT by A&P shipping, Mike has since left A&P and is now WITT Project Manager. The gentleman on the right is Jason Ball of Moffat & Nichol, sponsors of Ocean Exchange ‘Leap to Zero’ General Dynamics Gulfstream event in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo: WITT Ltd.)

Offshore Innovation in Motion

completing various design iterations with input from experts such as Drive Systems Design.   “Working with Schaeffler and Gibbs Gears has sped up the development process significantly. We will have robust units to test in wave tanks at Plymouth in July. We have identified the best manufacturing process which will allow us to minimize costs whilst retaining a superior build quality,” said Peter Beech, WITT Ltd.   The power outputs generated from the wave tank testing will be used to evaluate the potential of WITT units to generate offshore grid level electrical power by connecting

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Trelleborg Launches Subsea Vibration Suppression System

has been designed as a lightweight hinged component, ensuring it is quick and easy to pre-install onshore or install offshore. The unique, modular design enables the system to be stacked during shipping, ensuring more efficient and cost effective transportation. Trelleborg’s innovative manufacturing process also means that the Tri-Strake Combi can be produced up to three times faster than systems manufactured using traditional techniques, reducing tool turnaround and manufacturing times. Fox, added: “The Tri-Strake Combi was developed in response to market demand for a high quality

MTR100: develogic GmbH

elements for collecting data anywhere in the ocean and transporting it to the customers’ office. Available technology ranges from modular pressure housings, data loggers and acoustic telemetry solutions to seafloor landers, large sensors- and telemetry buoys. The end-to-end design and manufacturing process integrates electronic and 3D mechanical design, multi-physics and structural simulation, 3D CAM and computer-aided inspection in order to provide consistent high quality to our customers. In addition to the custom solutions business, develogic also specializes in marine acoustic solutions:

MTR100: Linden Photonics

and specialized optoelectronic packaging for environments where high strength and compact size are required. On the forefront of polymeric design Linden has worked with the Navy, it’s prime contractors and many local manufacturing and plastics experts to develop a proprietary, low cost manufacturing process for the production of high strength, small diameter cables with single or multiple optical fibers. We offer a range of standard cable products and custom design options to fit the specific needs of our customers. Most high strength cables require the addition of longitudinal strength members

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Trelleborg Tackles Lower Costs at SPE Offshore Europe

. As such, we have designed the T-Strake, an innovative new VIV system which protects flowlines by suppressing the effects of these vibrations on pipes, avoiding damage and downtime.     “The unique design enables more efficient transportation and installation. The innovative manufacturing process for T-Strake means they can be produced up to six times faster than systems manufactured using traditional techniques, ensuring shorter lead times.”   Downtime caused by failure or maintenance often yields a considerable cost that can also be avoided. Henk-Willem Sanders, FPSO

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James Fisher Defense Opens Facility in Sweden

over 800 square meters of manufacturing space, providing the scale and infrastructure required for the simultaneous assembly of multiple SDVs. With a fully integrated design and manufacturing capability, designers and engineers are able to operate more effectively and efficiently throughout the manufacturing process, ensuring the highest safety and quality standards.    The layout of the new facility allows various manufacturing processes such as Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) handling, metal work, carpentry, hydraulics and electrical work to take place in isolation. An overpressure room

Mike Read, President of Teledyne Oil & Gas

MTR 100: Teledyne Marine Interconnect Solutions

systems for a broad range of harsh environment applications. Impulse’s proven dry mate, splash mate, wet mate, and custom interconnect solutions are complemented by unsurpassed customer satisfaction, quality assurance and rapid response. Impulse provides  engineering, flexible manufacturing process and dedicated customer support. Impulse-PDM in Alton specializes in complex molding technology in polyurethane and polyethylene for cable assemblies, complex sealing mold designs and molded bend restrictors. Teledyne ODI ODI is a leader in subsea power and broadband data transmission

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