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One of the vessels which will be used, DLV 2000 pipelay vessel, pictured off northwest Australia during the Ichthys project on which UTEC worked (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Wins Survey Work Offshore India

of involvement in McDermott projects has enabled UTEC to truly align its services with McDermott’s corporate and project objectives, which positions us well to extend our services to cover any third-party vessels that are brought in to a project.”The project management team will be based in Singapore, supported by project personnel from UTEC’s office in Perth, Australia. Project support is also being provided by McDermott’s office in Kuala Lumpur and additional logistical coordination during offshore operations will come from Kakinada, India

MMA Pinnacle (Photo: i-Tech Services)

i-Tech Services Wins IMR Contract

agreement in the Asia Pacific region earlier this year.The work scope for the 30-day campaign ranges from the provision of general visual inspection (GVI) services through to changing out subsea hardware in water depths of 1,400 meters, using the vessel’s 150-metric-ton crane.Mobilizing in Singapore, the MMA Pinnacle has been fitted with a range of i-Tech Services’ equipment for subsea inspection and field support projects, including two 3,000-meter-rated Centurion SP Work Class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) systems, which are specifically designed to service deepwater projects

L – R Scott Johnstone (STR), Simon Goldsworthy (Sonardyne) and Jason French (STR) announce the investment at the OSEA 2018 exhibition  (Photo: Sonardyne)

STR Upgrades to Sonardyne's Fusion 2

, rental and sale of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in Sonardyne International Ltd.’s new Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software, Fusion 2. The announcement was made following Sonardyne’s launch event at OSEA 2018 in Singapore.STR will upgrade its existing 6G hardware to Sonardyne’s new 6 ‘plus’ variants, which, combined with Fusion 2, will make marine survey and offshore construction projects faster and easier than ever.Sonardyne’s new Compatt 6+ and ROVNav 6+ hardware has been designed to get

Edd Moller presents Fusion 2 on launch day during OSEA 2018 in Singapore (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Unveils Fusion 2

complex communication interfaces that have been typically required to support LBL, acoustically-aided INS and Sparse LBL operations, have been replaced with a single, unified solution that is easier and faster to set up and run.Live in-water preview events held in the run-up to today’s launch in Singapore have provided audiences with the opportunity to experience first-hand how Fusion 2 will impact offshore campaigns during the 2019 offshore season and beyond. One of the benefits demonstrated is the ability to undertake the real-time SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) calibration of a

Logo: Aretha Technologies Ltd.

Hydro Group Expands

of subsea connectivity solutions.From its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Scotland, Hydro Group develops the complete subsea electrical and optical interconnect package, built to withstand the harshest environmental conditions.Hydro Group employs more than 100 full time staff in Scotland, Singapore and the USA, providing total solutions to a portfolio of prime contractors, major operators, OEMs, defense agencies, defense organizations and the UK MOD

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MacArtney Delivers TRIAXUS ROTV to China

MacArtney Singapore delivered a TRIAXUS ROTV with customized sensor payload to the Chinese Academy of Science for oceanographic research projects in the South China Sea.The Chinese Academy of Science, via MacArtney agent Geo Marine Technology Ltd, has purchased the first TRIAXUS ROTV to be utilized aboard CAS research vessels in the South China Sea.This milestone sale means that the MacArtney TRIAXUS ROTV is the first of its kind to enter the Chinese Ocean Science market and forecasts a future need for ROTV facilitated research in this region.Marine Observation Technology is a developing market as

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Ashtead Inks Rental Deal with Oceaneering

Independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services to the offshore industry Ashtead Technology Limited announced Wednesday that it has secured a global master lease agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of global oilfield services provider, Oceaneering International Inc.The agreement will see Ashtead offer Oceaneering’s range of remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) tools and systems for rental from its facilities in Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Houston and Singapore.  

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Kreuz Glorious Mobilized for ONGC Project

Singapore-headquartered subsea services business Kreuz Subsea and Indian consortium partner Seamec Ltd completed the mobilization of the Kreuz Glorious vessel to commence a two-year project with India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).The scope of work includes the inspection of 27 offshore jackets in the Mumbai High North, Mumbai High South, Heera, Neelam and Bassien assets, located off the coast of Mumbai in the Arabian Sea.The construction work barge is specifically designed to work around complex jackets which are often inaccessible by more traditionally utilized DP2 diving vessels.

Dunstall Named JFD Australia Chairman

.“This is among the most advanced and innovative pieces of defense hardware of its type in the world and has enormous export potential.”“Combine that with JFD’s global delivery of submarine rescue services to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) –as well as to Singapore, Korea and India and partnerships with 80 nations and 33 navies and the company is perfectly positioned to expand and develop its Australian presence.  I look forward to working in this role with the JFD team across Australia all of whom show great passion and expertise in what they do and

Harbin Engineering University from China takes first place in the 2018 International RoboSub Competition. RoboSub is a robotics program where students design and build autonomous underwater vehicles to compete in a series of visual-and acoustic-based tasks. (Photo by Julianna Smith, RoboNation)

Students Face Off in Underwater Competition

to seamlessly integrate more unmanned systems into the naval services and across all domains, having a well-rounded generation of engineers and scientists is essential to the Navy’s future force.Harbin Engineering University (China) took this year’s top prize, while National University of Singapore and École de Technologie Supérieure (Canada) placed second and third, respectively.Smaller awards in specially judged categories went to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; École de Technologie Supérieure; Texas A&M University; Washington State University

(L-R) Phil Middleton, Seatronics Group MD, with Andy Williamson from Underseasense (Photo: Seatronics)

Seatronics Doubles Its Stock of R2 Sonic Multibeam Systems

surveyors experience.”Seatronics are official representatives for R2 Sonic in the Middle East region working collaboratively to provide service and local support. The Sonic 2024 Multibeam Echosounders are available globally to rent or purchase from Seatronics' bases in Aberdeen, Houston, Singapore and Abu Dhabi

WAM-V USV (Photo: Marine Advanced Research)

Drone Boats to Face-Off in Global RobotX Challenge

and control; obstacle detection and avoidance; station keeping and docking; and observation, identification and reporting of a specified target.The competition, set to take place in Oahu, Hawaii from December 8-15, will include students from 13 universities representing Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S.The purpose of the challenge is to foster innovation as students develop their skills in systems engineering and autonomous command and control, while collaborating with the engineers and organizations that develop the required sensors and technologies.The WAM-V USV platform

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Singapore's Offshore Industry Recovering

A big drag on Singapore's growth in recent years, the embattled offshore and marine industry, has broken a three-year losing streak. Yet industry executives aren't betting on a return to the glory days anytime soon.The industry, along with a top-class finance sector, has been a key pillar of Singapore's economic transformation into a first world economy since independence from British colonial rule in 1965 and a source of national pride. But a 2014 collapse in oil prices has resulted in thousands jobs lost, several defaults and billions of dollars in debt restructurings.Now, as oil prices

OSIL piston corer (Photo courtesy MacArtney)

MacArtney, OSIL Partner in China

to extending business relations and activities in the growing Chinese market, MacArtney has entered into a business partnership agreement with Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL).The newly established strategy and business plans applying to the Asian markets, among others, have led MacArtney Singapore to enter into the exclusive sales agreement with OSIL, a provider of tailored integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine environments, from shallow coastal waters to full ocean depth.With such an agreement, MacArtney said it is confident of being able to cover the ocean science

NORBIT Establishes Oceans Business Unit

across the entire ocean space domain,” says Per Jørgen Weisethaunet, chairman and group CEO of NORBIT.NORBIT is an international technology corporation headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, and has operations in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Iceland, U.K., Brazil, Singapore and U.S.“The creation of NORBIT Oceans gives our customers access to a much more diversified ocean-related technology portfolio. Plus, our global marketing and distribution network allows us to support the same customers wherever they are located,” adds Per Jørgen Weisethaunet

Photo: HullWiper

New Onboard Hull Cleaning Solution Launched

“Cleaning in international waters with the HullWiper is not a problem. Vessels can also clean in port, during loading and unloading and in most weather conditions, eliminating the need for unnecessary downtime.”Launched in Dubai in December 2013, HullWiper now operates in ports in Sweden, Singapore, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and - on an ad hoc basis - at key locations across the Middle East

An ROV monitors the Moskito during oil recovery from the Thetis (Photo: MIko Marine)

Oil Removed from Decades-old Swedish Shipwreck

.The Moskito system has now been demonstrated on three separate occasions when it has been used to penetrate the oil tanks of a wreck, attach a hose and pump and then extract the oil in a single operation.Miko Moskitos recently removed 400 metric tons of oil from the wreck of the Thorco Cloud in the Singapore Strait.Speaking after the completion of the Thetis project, Nicolai Michelsen, general manager of Miko Marine, said; “In addition to the ships and boats that have been lost in recent years, there is a huge number around the coasts of Europe and elsewhere that were sunk during the second world

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