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Hunting Acquires RTI Energy Systems

London-headquartered energy services group Hunting said it has acquired the business and assets of US-based riser technologies manufacturer RTI Energy Systems (RTIES) for a total cash consideration of $12.5 million, funded from existing cash resources.RTIES manufactures production riser technologies for deepwater applications within the offshore oil and gas industry, and according to Hunting, is unique within the industry as the only supplier of titanium stress joints. An operating subsidiary of lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing company Arconic, RTIES also performs fabrication and

From left: Chris Overton and Djamel Hamel (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Group Adds Subsea Staff

consultant, following seven years as senior pipeline integrity engineer at Repsol Sinopec. With a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Overton has previously undertaken roles at DNV GL, Lloyds Register, Oceaneering and Wood.The new recruits join a team of 20 engineers who provide Xodus’ subsea integrity services, including support with pipelines, risers, subsea structures, umbilicals, controls and all other ancillary equipment. The team has also developed XAMIN, a digital platform for monitoring, managing and assessment of all aspects of the subsea integrity cycle

Solus-LR AUV (Photo: Cellula Robotics)

Solus-LR AUV Ready for Testing

has been constructed and is ready to begin factory integration testing.Featuring a fuel cell power pack and suction anchor, Solus-LR has a target range of 2,000 kilometers and is designed to stay submerged for multi-month missions.The long-range vehicle is being developed under a contract by Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence’s (DND) science and technology organization, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), under the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology (S&T) Program.  Sea trials and a capabilities

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Hydrographic Survey Training Courses: UK

This September, Swathe Services are running a five-day and a one-day HYPACK training course.The intensive five-day HYPACK/HYSWEEP Multi-Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) training course for hydrographic surveyors, will run from Monday 23rd - Friday 27th, September 2019 at the Swathe Services office in Cornwall UK.The one-day HYPACK training course will run on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Kendleshire Golf Club in Bristol UK, and cover the latest features of HYPACK software.Managing Director James Williams said: “People come from the UK and overseas to attend our courses. The 5-Day course offers

Tekmar Group company Ryder Geotechnical said it has expanded into new headquarters on Newcastle’s Collingwood Street (Photo: Tekmar)

Ryder Geotechnical Opens New Headquarters

Ryder Geotechnical, a provider of geotechnical design and consulting services to the offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors, said it has opened its new headquarters in central Newcastle. The office will host a team of five but has the space to double over the coming year.Fraser Gibson, Director of Ryder said, “Opening this office in central Newcastle gives us much-needed space to grow the team over the coming months. We are following the plan outlined as part of the acquisition process and are delighted that the response from our clients and the wider industry has given us full confidence

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Saipem, SEKO Developing Subsea Metering Pump

Saipem said it is working with UK-based metering pumps manufacturer SEKO to create a new subsea metering pump capable of operating in extreme conditions.The Italian services company announced on social media that it has signed a collaboration agreement with SEKO Industrial Processes aimed at the design and industrialization of the subsea metering pump."This deal marks a further step for #Saipem along the road to the development of Saipem Subsea Chemicals and Processing Systems," the company said.

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Mermaid Reports Subsea Contracts

units have recently been awarded subsea contracts with a combined total estimated potential contract value of $7.4 million.The first highlighted scope of work, commencing in the third quarter of 2019, involves carrying out air diving and a light work-class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services for a national upstream oil and gas company offshore in the Middle East GCC. The duration of the contract is for approximately nine months.The second highlighted work package, also commencing in the third quarter of 2019, will involve use of Mermaid offshore diving, survey, ROV and deck crew and

A new LARS (Photo: Subsea Innovation)

Subsea Innovation Workshop Humming

work bays, each 42 meters in length and up to 24 meters in width, sized for larger equipment and overhead craneage up to 50 metric tons.Within Subsea Innovation’s offer to provide both new and refurbished systems, the ability to prolong the life of assets through refurbishment and maintenance services is important in the industry to help client’s equipment operate for longer before being replaced. Dave Thompson, Managing Director of Subsea Innovation, said, “In a climate which has seen many smaller companies going out of business our services can be an absolute life saver for contractors

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Fernandina Terminal to Use Octopi TOS

ease of functionality and intuitive nature all factored into our decision to choose Octopi,” said Christopher T. Ragucci, CEO at Worldwide Terminals Fernandina. “Implementing Octopi’s state-of-the-art TOS is consistent with our commitment to offering the highest level of comprehensive services available in the South Atlantic, at extremely competitive rates.&rdquo

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New Tailrace Buoy Designed for NYPA

Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) was contracted by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to provide naval architecture and marine engineering services to review and analyze a Canadian Coast Guard buoy for required internal ballast and mooring in order to secure the buoy moorings in tailrace waters. NYPA’s fast water warning buoys had reached the end of their life cycle.BHGI conducted a site visit at the Moses-Saunders Power Dam in Massena, N.Y. The purpose of the visit was to inspect the tailrace buoys currently installed downstream of the dam and to discuss possible new designs developments with

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