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TE Connectivity: AMP MCP 9.5 Connectors

that confirms contact alignment and retention. “These connectors are designed to avoid misorientation −there’s just one clear direction to insert the connector to achieve polarization,” said Philipp Von Wedelstaedt, product manager for TE’s Industrial & Commercial Transportation business. “The more industrialized production lines become, the greater the need for quality assurance and repeatability−that was our thought process behind a lot of the design work that went into this connector. Failure is not an option in the field and we want to ensure it&rsquo

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i-Tech Services Adds Mini ROV Capability

clients with a reliable, cost-effective and safe alternative to traditional manned inspection or work-class ROV services.”A cost-effective solution for smaller work scopes, the mini ROVs are quick to deploy and can be transported easily to site via helicopter or airline carrier for faster transportation.Despite their compact size, the mini ROVs have high maneuverability and power-to-weight ratio allowing them to carry small tools and manipulators for operating effectively in strong currents, i-Tech Services said. They are well suited for rapid mobilization and manual deployment from any platform

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Algoma Joins Whale Conservation Efforts

network of whale watchers. For the first time, the crews on Algoma’s self-unloaders, bulkers, tankers and cement carriers will collect data about the whales they see on their journeys this summer."Algoma is committed to providing sustainable and environmentally responsible marine transportation,” said Gregg Ruhl, Algoma’s Chief Operating Officer. “Taking part in this conservation initiative and bringing the power of our fleet to gather more data and better understand the whereabouts of marine mammals will support research that can help minimize our environmental impact

Subsea 7 Wins ‘Sizeable’ Offshore Contract

Subsea 7 S.A. announced today it has been awarded a “sizeable” offshore transportation and installation contract.The subsea engineering, construction and services company said offshore execution for the contract is planned for 2020 and that the deal is worth between $50 million and $150 million, but revealed no further details due to contractual obligations.

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Maersk Signs on to Help Clean up Ocean Plastic

Ocean Cleanup. The charter cost of providing the installation vessel for deployment of the first cleanup system is shared between A.P. Moller - Maersk and DeepGreen. The total contribution to The Ocean Cleanup project is around $2 million in vessel services and equipment which also includes providing transportation of equipment needed for the installation of Cleanup System 001, from the U.K. and Denmark to San Francisco, as well as providing the containers that will be used for the return to land of the collected plastic.“Maersk contributes to the protection of the ocean environment through enhancing

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Morrison, iSIMS Introduce iJacket

energy spent fabricating and makes available a wider choice of fabrication locations.“Its lower weight and reduced footprint makes transport and offshore assembly quicker and more economical than ever before, with its shape and design allowing for more optimized cargo arrangement and less barge transportation cost.”Modern 3-D engineering design and analytical tools allow engineers to design and arrange bracing in a configuration that offers further structural optimization, while still meeting or exceeding the industry design requirements for strength and fatigue performance.“A more open

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UTEC Introduces New AUV Launch and Recovery System

or laying activities, as the LARS can be deployed from the same work vessel.The LARS will see its first use on a pipeline inspection offshore West Africa later this month.The system’s design uses flanged and bolted 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

KUROSHIO is integrating technologies owned by Japanese universities, institutes and companies for a unique collaborative approach centered around AUVs. (Photo: Woodruff Patrick Laputka)

Deep Ocean Exploration is the 21st Century ‘Space Race’

the bounty of resources around us to create a better life. We have come a long way from the stone tools of our ancestors; the tools of today take the form of technology, computers, artificial intelligence and robots which we use very effectively in a number of areas including healthcare, education, transportation, manufacturing and communication. Many of these advances have been made possible by government leadership that spurs innovation, healthy competition and, ultimately, economic prosperity.One such example is the government’s push to reach space in the 1960s – the Space Race. A healthy

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Titanic Survey Personnel to Receive Helicopter Safety Training

landing at sea. Using a helicopter simulator, similar to those used by military personnel, all crew members will learn to safely and effectively exit the aircraft and survive at sea.    “This training will provide all crew members with an understanding of helicopter over-water transportation and the hazards involved,” explained Ben Rossong from Falck. “Whether landing on the helideck of a vessel, or an offshore platform, this course will prepare participants to safely respond in the unlikely event of an emergency water landing. Crew members will learn how to safely exit

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SMD Delivers Atom Mk1 ROV Systems to JFD

a significant project for SMD which has seen us deliver two submarine rescue specification Atom ROV systems to a high-profile client in the defense sector. Significantly it shows that SMD can provide optimized work class ROV power and capability in a very small package that is light enough for air transportation and fast deployment.     “Ease of use and reliability were also key requirements which we were able to deliver through our long and successful track record operating in a diverse range of sectors. We look forward to continuing this new partnership with JFD and supporting

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New Members Join NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Advisory Panel

;s 10 current members in February.   The panel is seeking five new members for a four-year term that starts January 1, 2019 and runs through 2022.   “Improving and maturing the next generation of navigation products and services for increased safety and efficiency of marine transportation is crucial to keep commerce flowing through our nation's ports and waterways,” said Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith, director, NOAA's Office of Coast Survey. “Panel members give NOAA critical perspectives on the needs of the maritime sector which are extremely valuable in our mission

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NYK to Sponsor Shell XPrize Finalist

NYK has agreed to sponsor Team KUROSHIO,* a finalist in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition, by providing the transportation for the team’s unmanned robots, which are being used in this international competition to quickly and accurately map the ocean floor.   Team KUROSHIO has participated in this competition over the past three years, and after passing through the technical documentation stage and an actual ocean test in Round 1, the team has advanced to Round 2, the final round, to be held in October 2018.    The research team is the only Japanese representative

Québec, New England Strengthen Marine Technology Ties

. The Memorandum serves as a framework for information exchange, contacts between businesses, research entities, and students and faculty, as well as the mutual pursuit of growing opportunities in ocean and coastal observation systems, ocean technologies, aquaculture, marine biotechnology, maritime transportation, technology transfer and commercialization, and related infrastructure and sustainable development projects.    “[Our region is one of the most active, innovative and diverse focal points for marine technology in the world. With this MOU, we join with TMQ to use our combined

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Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Nigeria

Subsea 7 S.A. announced it was awarded a contract by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) for the Production Uplift Pipeline Projects (PUPP) in shallow water, offshore Nigeria.   The contract scope includes engineering, construction, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of 20 kilometres of 24" Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) pipeline between the Idoho Platform and the terminal onshore and of 2 kilometres of 24" CRA pipeline between the Edop and Idoho Platforms, as well as associated topside modifications and tie-ins at both ends. Engineering and procuremen

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Oceanex Joins Fleet of Trained Whale Watchers

The intermodal transportation firm Oceanex has swelled the ranks of sailors volunteering as whale observers for the Réseau d’observation de mammifères marine (ROMM). The crews of the Oceanex Sanderling, the Oceanex Connaigra and the Oceanex Avalon will be given special training to qualify them to gather whale observation data during their voyages. Véronique Nolet, a biologist and Green Marine program manager, will conduct the onboard training starting tomorrow.   "Oceanex is proud to participate in ROMM’s data collection as a way to concretely help in whale

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Fischer Connectors Launches MiniMax Series with AWG24

connectors, with reduced weight and sizecombined with optimal usability and performance. MiniMax is also a solution to wearable (handheld, body-worn) and mobile equipment challenges, and it provides more functionality in smaller devices, loweringthe total cost of ownership.”Enhanced storage and transportation of dataThe popular Fischer Rugged Flash Drive – an extremely tough memory stick specially designed for storage and transportation of sensitive data in harsh environments – also offers improved performance with the new MiniMax USB 3.0 connector interface as standard. With nine contacts

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Unique Grillage Design for Offshore Wind Farm

Conbit has developed a unique grillage design as part of a collaborative scope for an offshore wind farm project in the U.K. and one of the biggest in the world.Conbit said it is providing the specialist offshore engineering for parent company ALE, who has been contracted to provide the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load-out and ballasting of over 100 TPs for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One in the North Sea, set to be the biggest wind farm in the world.For the structural engineering, Conbit used its internal structural engineering expertise to conduct the structural integrity and

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