Manufacturing Sector News

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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

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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&rsquo

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Offshore Renewables Technologies Get a Boost from FORESEA

validation before getting to market. Significantly, non-EU technologies are coming to Europe to test, recognizing the experience and knowhow from our test centers.   “With continued public support for RD&I, Europe can capitalize on this technological advantage and create a new manufacturing sector based on indigenous, renewable energy," Gruet concluded.   The fourth and final FORESEA call for applications opened on October 11, 2017, and aims to help technology developers from other offshore sectors transition into the renewable energy market. The call runs until June 29, 2018

Margaret Leinen

Scripps' San Diego Advantage

the maritime economy, to linking with marine businesses for ocean exploration. Engineers at Scripps are able to create innovative new instruments at our Marine Science Development Center, and then contract with machine shops throughout the community to take advantage of the strong local high-tech manufacturing sector. Scripps routinely connects with maritime experts around the San Diego area to leverage their skills and expertise. Do you see yourself as part of the “Blue Tech” community here?       Absolutely. At Scripps, we are strengthening alliances with the private

Jonathan Cawood, PwC Head of Capital Projects and Infrastructure for Africa

Extraction Spending to Increase in Sub-Saharan Africa

countries like Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania are also poised for growth. Growth prospects in most of the region’s economies look promising as they were not affected as much by the global financial crisis of 2008.   A substantial increase in spending in the basic manufacturing sector is expected in sub-Saharan Africa. Annual spending in the chemical, metals and fuels sector is forecasted to increase across the seven major African economies to $16 billion, up from about $6 billion in 2012.   The financial crisis of 2008 has not had a major effect on South Africa&rsquo

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