UTEC Introduces New AUV Launch and Recovery System
steel and aluminium tubulars for quick assembly and disassembly to ease transportation and storage. It can also be used for subsea launches. Global navigation satellite and ultra-short-baseline positioning systems can be mounted on the LARS to seed the AUV’s inertial navigation system positioning.Paul Smith, UTEC group managing director, said, “UTEC’s low-logistics AUVs can be easily launched and recovered from a beach, harbor or survey vessel. The new LARS also makes it easier to operate our AUVs from large vessels, thereby extending their reach and providing flexibility for our clients
Smith Named Head of UTEC
Paul Smith has been appointed group managing director at off- and onshore survey company UTEC Survey, part of subsea services group Acteon.Smith took over from previous managing director Stuart Cameron on August 20 and will lead UTEC from its headquarters within the Acteon building in Aberdeen, U.K.Since joining Acteon in 2011, Smith has undertaken a variety of commercial and operational roles. He was most recently responsible for the day-to-day management of UTEC’s operations worldwide. He has been a member of UTEC’s senior management team since 2016.
Saipem Upgrades to Autonomous Monitoring Transponders
an AUV, ROV or vessel-of-opportunity using high-speed wireless communications. “The 6G technology platform on which both Compatt 6 and AMT are built is very versatile, and enables users to upgrade and switch capability as their operational needs grow and stretch,” commented Paul Smith, Operations Director of Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. “The engineering and equipment testing facilities we have here in Rio das Ostras meant the work to service Saipem’s LBL hardware and convert some of their Compatts to AMTs, could be completed without the cost and delays associated with
Shell Advances Peterhead Clean Energy Project
mitigating climate change. It could also help diversify the North Sea oil and gas industry and so contribute to the sector’s long-term commercial health.” “SSE is proud to be working with Shell on proposals to install this cutting-edge technology at our Peterhead plant,” said Paul Smith, Managing Director, Generation, SSE. “CCS could play a major role in ensuring secure, low carbon energy in the future and we are pleased to be playing our part in its development" The proposed initiative at Peterhead is part of a portfolio of major CCS projects supported by Shell