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Offshore Wind – A Brief History

Happy 80th birthday Maritime Reporter & Engineering News!  Eighty years is a significant publishing and business accomplishment!Birthdays always cause a look back.  An 80-year review starts in 1939, the close of one very challenging decade, the start of events still reverberating today.  History’s most important history is contained in the last 80 years.Energy dominated every one of those decades.  Consider energy use, say, starting after World War II, from 1950 to 1975.  There was power for everything, from seemingly endless sources of oil, gas and coal, and nuclear

Photo: Kraken Robotics

Kraken Tallies $2.1 Million KATFISH Order

Robotic Systems subsidiary has received a purchase order from ThayerMahan, for a KATFISH 180 towfish system. The contract value is $2.1 million, and delivery is expected in the third quarter of 2019.ThayerMahan, a US-based company specializing in the design, integration, and operation of autonomous maritime systems, will deploy Kraken’s KATFISH 180 as part of its SeaScout expeditionary system for seabed mapping and intelligence.Kraken’s KATFISH 180 is an actively stabilized towfish with synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) providing wide area seafloor survey, with area coverage rates (ACR) of

CMA CGM Libra at South End Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The port is a significant contributor to the regional economy: a recent economic impact report by Chris Lowe Planning and Management Group found that its output from operations in 2017/18 was C$1.97 billion, up 15 percent from 2015/16 values. Photo: Steve Farmer

PORTS: Halifax goes Digital

comprise the Fairview Cove and South End Container Terminals, the Richmond and Ocean Terminals, the Halifax Grain Elevator, Halifax Seaport, Cruise Halifax, the Fairview Cove Sequestration Facility, and the Port of Sheet Harbor; while there are a number of non-HPA facilities within the port including Maritime Forces Atlantic, the National Gypsum Wharf, Woodside Atlantic Wharf, the CN Halifax Intermodal Terminal, Imperial Oil Wharves and the Autoport.Hapag-Lloyd Dalian Express at Fairview Cove Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The port enabled Nova Scotia exporters to contribute

The ‘helicopter cabin’ (blue box structure) positioned above the pool. The ‘offshore worker’ is inside the cabin. (Photo: Tom Mulligan)

Rapid Reaction: Emergency Training Saves Lives

How to get out of an upturned helicopter in the sea – fast!Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, RelyOn Nutec Canada supplies a large number of services to the maritime sector ranging from strategic planning to the delivery of effective training programs. The company’s products and services include training delivery and management, competence management and crisis management, providing support not only to individuals in building their career skills but also to national and multinational companies in organizing their training, competence and crisis management procedures.Accident simulationRelyOn

(File photo: Kraken Robotics)

Kraken Sets Up Unmanned Vehicles Facility

Kraken Robotics Inc. subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. said it has established a new facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to field test and support its range of underwater robotic platforms and technologies.The new 4,000-square-foot Unmanned Maritime Vehicles Facility (UMVF) is located at the Center for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE), a marine technologies innovation hub.Kraken said its Handling Systems Group has already moved into the new location and will continue to build the firm’s Tentacle Winch and Autonomous Launch and Recovery Systems there. The facility will also be used

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BAE Systems Acquires Riptide

Crimmins, president of BAE Systems Electronic Systems. “Coupling our extensive expertise in sonar, signal processing, sensor fusion, undersea communications, electronic warfare, and autonomous systems with Riptide’s unique UUV platforms will enable us to affordably address rapidly expanding maritime mission requirements in the global defense, commercial, and research markets.”Jeff Smith, founder and president of Riptide Autonomous Solutions, stated, “Everyone at Riptide is excited to be joining BAE Systems, given our shared focus and strategic vision for the undersea market.&rdquo

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Winner Annouced

/ Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC) at UNH. The Alumni worked closely with partners including the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Hushcraft Ltd., Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc., Earth Analytic, Teledyne CARIS, Raitt Orr and Associates, ShipOwners, and OmniAccess, as well as equipment supplier Kongsberg Maritime AS, to develop and advance the team concept created especially for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE.Dr Rochelle Wigley, Project Coordinator for the team, thanked the XPRIZE judges for recognizing the tireless work and ingenuity of the team members and all others who had contributed to the entry

Tim Lowe (Photo: UKHO)

UK Hydrographic Office Names Chief Executive

of marine geospatial data.”A serving Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy, Lowe is also a navigation and underwater warfare specialist and has commanded both ashore (HMS COLLINGWOOD) and afloat (three Sea Commands and two Operational Commands).Other previous assignments include leading the Combined Maritime Forces counter piracy activity in the Indian Ocean (where he established the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction meeting), two assignments with NATO, and policy and operational staff appointments in the MOD, Flotilla and Fleet HQs.On assuming the role of Chief Executive and Accounting Officer Lowe

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Hydroid Appraised at CMMI V2.0 Maturity Level 3

Marine robotic systems manufacturer Hydroid, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, announced Thursday it was appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) V2.0.The appraisal was performed by JFR Consulting and included a comprehensive examination of Hydroid’s business and development processes for its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and marine robotics products. Hydroid had been previously appraised in 2016 at Maturity Level 3 using the CMMI V1.3.“Always looking to optimize our business performance, we are pleased to have

Figure 6: A DOLPHIN Sonar trial result, SAS at three times Nyquist speed. Image: QinetiQ North America

DOLPHIN: Enabling Technology for Acoustic Systems

, academic, and public sectors. After professional roles at MIT, supporting NOAA and in the private sector he founded Just Innovation Inc. in 2015 to support a variety of clients with a focus on unmanned and undersea systems.Michael Murphree is the Communications and Surveillance Technology Manager for Maritime Systems at QinetiQ North America.  Michael has a wealth of experience in undersea systems engineering, software and automation as well as his current work with acoustic communications.Greg Folts is Director of Business Development for Maritime Systems at QinetiQ North America.  He has

Havila Harmony (Photo: OceanGate)

Vessel Chartered to Support Titanic Dive

Survey Expedition.The monumental survey led by OceanGate Expeditions, is a rare opportunity that combines exploration travel with scientific research to give private citizens, known as mission specialists, a chance to work alongside a team of experts to document and digitally preserve the historic maritime site.“The Havila Harmony is a state-of-the-art vessel operated by an experienced team with extensive knowledge in offshore and subsea operations,” commented Stockton Rush, OceanGate CEO and Founder. “Not only is the vessel ideally suited to serve the scientific and operational

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