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Fugro Orders Two SEA-KIT USVs

West Shelf.The second USV, which will have a similar fit-out, is scheduled for delivery to Fugro in Aberdeen in the first quarter of 2021.The first order is already under construction at SEA-KIT’s bespoke facility in Tollesbury, Essex, where the fit-out of the hull and the integration of the onboard systems and sensors will take place.Together, Fugro and SEA-KIT are committed to improving safety and efficiency and to reducing the environmental impact of offshore operations. The new USVs will consume up to 95% less fuel than traditional, crewed vessels, supporting international ambitions for net

SUNFISH in a Cave, and the Data used for SLAM (Credit Stone Aerospace)

Untethered Vehicle Tech Continues to Advance Autonomy

has four stages: 1) it begins at line of sight remote control in which an operator uses a hand held remote control for docking and harbor maneuvering; 2) it moves on to remote control beyond line of sight, where an onshore operator controls the voyage and makes changes to speed, heading, and other onboard systems; 3) in supervised mode the USV will follow a pre-set mission plan which the operator may change during the mission; 4) the final stage is fully autonomous where the USV will solve the tasks set in the mission plan, make decisions by itself, and avoid collisions. While this spectrum may be readily

MMA Pinnacle (Photo: i-Tech Services)

i-Tech Services Wins IMR Contract

SPS compliant with accommodation for up to 100 personnel. It is fitted with a 150-metric-ton Macgregor Active Heave Compensated crane with a 1,000-square-meter deck and is equipped with a helideck. The vessel was designed and constructed for fast and efficient project mobilizations and fitted with onboard systems and infrastructure to allow longer periods on location offshore

Audacious is the fourth of seven Astute-class attack submarines being built for the Royal Navy (Photo: Royal Navy)

New UK Sub Completes its First Dive

two days in early January in Devonshire Dock, at builder BAE Systems's site in Barrow-in-Furness.     The operation, which saw Audacious submerge fully underwater for the first time, allowed a team from Royal Navy, Ministry of Defense and BAE Systems to test many of the sub’s onboard systems, and proved the safety and stability of the 7,400-metric-ton, 97-meter-long attack submarine.   The dive also allowed engineers to calculate the submarine’s precise weight and centre of gravity. Some 16 metric tons of lead were taken on board and moved across the width of the vessel

Semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir. (Image: GE)

GE Technology to Power Massive Crane Vessel

and propulsion system which includes 12 sets of 8-megawatt (MW) generators, eight units of 5.5-MW propulsion motors, medium-voltage switchboards, transformers and MV7000 drives. The power generated from the system will position and propel the vessel and provide electricity to the vessel’s onboard systems.    GE said its solution for the SSCV Sleipnir has been conceived from the ground up in order to overcome various technical challenges and meet requirements specific to this project. The entire power system is designed for fault tolerance in accordance with Lloyds Register&rsquo

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Newport International Boat Show To Offer Exciting Program

situations like upwind, downwind and crosswind situations. Becoming a Power Boater is a three-hour course designed to help boaters become confident at the helm. Topics in this course include: Safe navigation, “The Rules of the Road”, Local, State and Federal regulations to comply with, onboard systems and handling of emergencies underway. For sailors, Managing a Sailboat Under Power in Tight Spaces, is a two-hour course designed to demonstrate the different forces acting on sailboats while maneuvering under power and how they respond to prop walk and wind. Sailing Fundamentals is a three-hour


KEP Marine Launches Intelligent Vessel

is available in three configurations, the IVMS, IVMS Pro and IVMS Unlimited and offers solutions for any application and budget. At the heart of the systems are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), which offer the flexibility and customization needed to manage, control and monitor a wide array of onboard systems. Easy to install, the space efficient and easy-to-program PLCs can be quickly retyped if there is a change in circuit design or sequence, saving considerable time and cost. “Using our extensive experience in automation and control products, we developed the open platform, fully scalable

Siemens Wins Order for Two Marine PSVs

Industr awarded a multimillion dollar contract by LEEVAC Shipyards, LLC to equip two newly constructed Aries Marine Corporation marine platform supply vessels (PSV) with its unique diesel electric propulsion solution at Leevac’s facilities in Jennings, La. “The demands placed on the onboard systems and technologies of today’s PSVs are high as these vessels are specialized and tailored based upon particular machine layouts, power requirements, automation processes, climatic conditions and more,” says David Grucza, marine business manager, Siemens Industry, Inc. The two 270

Unified Bridge: Image credit Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce Command & Control Solution For New PSV

duties, their bridges, as the command centres for the ship, have become more complex. The Rolls-Royce Unified Bridge has been designed to deal with this issue based on both our own research and feedback from customers. It simplifies the range of controls, panels and displays for the various onboard systems, provides significantly improved ergonomics and easier operation which enhances operator and crew safety and improves task efficiency. The bridge layout can also be tailored to meet the needs of a number of different vessels. The first commercial installation of the Rolls-Royce Unified Bridge

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