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Sea Machines Opens Office in Hamburg

in a move aimed at better access to European-based customers, innovators and investors. The company said its second office will provide convenient access to several key locations and will support growing demand for engineering, sales and marketing across Europe. Sea Machines founder and CEO Michael Johnson said the company is growing as demand for autonomous technology is increasing. “The opening of this satellite office solidifies Sea Machine’s foothold in the European autonomous vessel technology market,” Johnson said. “Our new presence in Germany will facilitate stronger

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Bourque Joins Sea Machines

as spearheading a global initiative to spark partnerships with commercial marine companies.   “Phil’s marine relationships span the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions and he will be a key part of bringing the Sea Machines technology to the global market,” said Sea Machines CEO, Michael Johnson.   Bourque comes to Sea Machines with a background in international sales management, having built much of the global sales and support network for Seakeeper Inc, the manufacturer of marine gyrostabilizers.   “I enjoy the challenge of working with advanced technology, Bourque

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Sea Machines Gets a $50k Boost from MassChallenge

is building similar but uniquely-designed autonomous technology for boats and our systems will unlock tremendous value for the sectors that work on water.  The MassChallenge program provided support and mentoring that has moved Sea Machines to the next level,” said Sea Machines founder, Michael Johnson.   Sea Machines was one of 128 early-stage companies accepted into the 2016 MassChallenge Boston program, from more than 1,700 applicants, and now joins a network of more than 1,200 alumni globally. Over the past four months, the startup has leveraged the organization’s global network

MV Svenja during the subsea installation of Monopod. (Photo: SAL)

Precision Work between Volcanoes and Strong Currents

point.   At the end of August, after 90 days on-site, the whole installation was completed and MV Svenja headed back to Singapore for two weeks of demobilization. “SAL was our primary heavy lift contractor for the highly technical and environ- mentally challenging job,” sums up Michael Johnson, Statement Project Manager of Crowley: “SAL’s technical calculations and engineering constructions, their vessel and the team’s operational experience on land as well as onboard led to a very successful installation.” Holger Krenz is satisfied as well: “SAL is very

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