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Freight Planning… What About Offshore Wind…?

wind (OSW).Critically, OSW ports will require specific and deliberate attention across all modes – rail, truck, marine. This will be the big stuff, too, not just a designated turn lane. These investments will be expensive. It’s not too far-fetched to think that in some states transportation infrastructure for offshore wind might need its own dedicated funding. Timing is critical, too. New York’s OSW schedule, for example, is aggressive. Port projects need funding sooner, really, right now, not later.New York has high-level estimates for some OSW port upgrades. A January 2019 study

Soo Locks Open for 2016

to the region’s steel mills is a model of efficiency. The need for redundancy – for building a new Poe Lock – is a simple, pragmatic equation. Why risk losing as many as 11 million jobs in the event of a shutdown?  It is beyond time to renew assets at the Soo. Our transportation infrastructure is a silent engine for this nation’s entire economy.”   James H. I. Weakley, president of The Lake Carriers’ Association, agrees. “The opening of the Poe Lock means America can again flex its industrial muscles.  Iron ore from Minnesota and Michigan

“Many would agree that the ocean is a highly under sampled environment. We see our role as facilitating good decision-making by providing the instruments and platforms that allow society to collect as much accurate and quantitative data as possible, at as low of a cost as possible in order to facilitate more informed decision making.”  Bill Kikendall Teledyne Marine Sensors & Systems Group

MTR100: Teledyne Marine Sensors & Systems (PART I)

Safety •    Ocean Science, and •    Transportation/Infrastructure. “This is a very high level, macro perspective and we try to look at the trends that may drive our businesses,” said Kikendall. As an example, he cites the ever evolving Transportation Infrastructure market, and specifically the changing consumer patterns and trends globally that mandate, for instance, dredging and other port and harbor construction projects that demand support products, systems and services from his group, and for that matter, the entire Teledyne portfolio. Diversity

Space-X founder Elon Musk proposed the hyperloop in 2013 (Photo from Musk's Twitter profile)

"Hyperloop" Development Underway: Forbes

that cost. Shervin Pishevar, a venture capitalist and leader of the Hyperloop Technologies team, says that he will fund half the $80 million the company needs for its preliminary investment. “We’re looking at the end of one civilization and the beginning of another, and this transportation infrastructure we’re building is the beginning of that new lattice,” Pishevar told Forbes.“There’s no turning back.” You can read more at Forbes.com.

ABS to Develop Design Criteria for Subsea Pipelines

hazard to designing subsea pipelines is buckling, which can compromise structural integrity due to loss of in-place stability and potential development of excessive bending. ABS will analyze this and other potential subsea pipeline design issues to support the safe and reliable development of transportation infrastructure as well as subsea processing systems. "As operations move farther offshore into deeper water and high pressure/high temperature environments, subsea pipelines must be designed in accordance with the full range of industry design standards as those standards are one of the components

GPS Spoofing and the Potential Perils to Ships at Sea

a GPS receiver, giving the spoofer at least the possibility of disrupting the precise timing required to operate our increasingly interlinked financial, communications, and power grids.  In 2001, the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center conducted a vulnerability assessment of transportation infrastructure relying on GPS.  Among its findings was the following: “As GPS further penetrates into the civil infrastructure, it becomes a tempting target that could be exploited by individuals, groups, or countries hostile to the United States. The potential for denying GPS service by

Kikendall

Meet The "Teledyne Twelve”

opportunities both from the military and the energy markets. Kikendall We see broad growth opportunities. Specifically, we continue to see growth in the energy markets, whether it is deep ocean oil and gas or renewable energy. We have also seen growth over the past couple of years in the transportation infrastructure support market, particularly in the dredging and underwater inspection sector.  On a worldwide basis, the autonomous underwater vehicle market continues to grow as this technology matures and expands in its capabilities.  This, in turn, drives the sensing solutions as well as

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Air Lift Bag Contract Awarded to UHS

Units (IBUs) for the recovery of underwater objects and to provide underwater pipeline buoyancy and cable floatation. Leighton Welspun mainly required Air Lift bags from 250 Kg to 5000 kg for a project of ONGC worth 14 billion rupees ($251.2 million) for the replacement of production and transportation infrastructure installed in the 1980s, extending the Mumbai High project’s potential field life under pipeline replacement project PRP3. Work on PRP 3 will start immediately and be completed by mid-2014, with the work to cover ONGC’s Mumbai High and Heera Oil and Gas fields off India's

ABB Wins Italian Offshore Oil Terminal Contract

a reliable connection with the onshore Tempa Rossa oil plant. The refinery is located at the export terminal and is connected to the oil field through an underground pipeline. The plan includes the extension of an existing pier. “This new project will help to improve the local oil transportation infrastructure for eni,” said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB’s Process Automation division. “It underscores ABB’s industry expertise, capabilities, and local resources to successfully manage, supply and execute these comprehensive projects for the oil and gas industry.&rdquo

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