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Vermont (Photo: General Dynamics Electric Boat)

Submarine Vermont Delivered to the US Navy

General Dynamics Electric Boat Friday delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Vermont (SSN 792) to the U.S. Navy.Vermont is the 19th submarine of the Virginia Class, and the first of the 10-ship group of Virginia-class submarines known as Block IV.Virginia-class submarines displace 7,835 tons, with a hull length of 377 feet and a diameter of 34 feet. They are capable of speeds in excess of 25 knots and can dive to a depth greater than 800 feet, while carrying Mark 48 advanced capability torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles.

Greensea CEO Ben Kinnaman announced the opening of his company's second office.

Greensea Opens Second Location

fueled by autonomy and subsea navigation tech advances using its OPENSEA platform.Greensea Systems (Richmond, VT) new location, at 10 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 222, in the historic Cordage Commerce Center, once home to the Plymouth Cordage Company, will be the company's first office outside of Vermont and will become home to a growing team of software developers and robotics engineers."We are known for our open-architecture platform, OPENSEA, that is currently in use in more than 900 marine systems," said CEO Ben Kinnaman. "Being on the waterfront, in the heart of a vibrant maritime

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Offshore Wind – A Brief History

companies showcased wind power at the Chicago World’s Fair.  Different models, wood, steel and iron, were adaptable to specific localities and conditions.After 1893, DOE’s timeline jumps 48 years to 1941, recording that the largest wind turbine of the time delivered 1.25 megawatts to a Vermont utility.  But there’s a lesson in that almost half-century gap.  America’s electric utilities had developed rapidly, but without wind.  Electrical systems, and new demands placed on systems, needed constant, steady power – think coal and hydro.  Intermittent

MSS Defender at the surface in a pond in Spring City, inspecting a submerged ship for training (Photo: Nortek)

Collaborators Make ROVs Smaller and More User-friendly

, located around the world.The Defender models now being produced by Pennsylvania-based VideoRay, a world leader in inspection-class ROVs, are a prime example.For these vehicles, Norwegian Doppler specialist Nortek deployed its DVL1000 Doppler Velocity Log in collaboration with both VideoRay and Vermont’s Greensea Systems – which supplied the OPENSEA operational software platform, inertial navigation, and an autonomous control system for the ROV – to create a versatile, powerful and extremely compact vehicle. In fact, it’s small enough to be checked on to an airplane as

Galal Hamdy (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Names Hamdy as VP, Business Development

Greensea said it has hired Galal Hamdy in the newly created position of Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships.   Hamdy has spent the past eight years working for Cox Automotive leading business development for the company’s digital marketing business unit.    Vermont-based Greensea has increased its staff by 40 percent in the past six months, and said it is poised to continue this growth trend in 2018.   “Greensea is anticipating 2018 to be another year of explosive sales growth,” according to the company's COO, Marybeth Gilliam. “Galal

Geoffrey Abbott (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Abbott as Robotics Engineer

Rapid Application Development Group. His experience also includes partnership in a local software development company and a teaching position in advanced programming at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Abbott earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics and minored in Computer Science at the University of Vermont.   Ben Kinnaman, Greensea CEO and President, said, “We actively seek engineers and programmers with varied knowledge to enhance our team’s perspective. Geoff’s experience owning a business, and his advanced mathematics capabilities, make him a great addition.&rdquo

Man and machine: Ben Kinnaman and his Greensea Systems team are determined to deliver the standard operating platform for the marine industry. (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea: Redefining the Connection between Man and Machine

Ben Kinnaman and his Greensea Systems crew are on a mission to have its software backbone become the standard of subsea robotics and the marine industry, bringing a paradigm change in the relationship between man and machine. From his Richmond, Vermont headquarters, he explains.   To kick things off, can you share with our readers how you came to found and own Greensea? I grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina; I grew up on the water. My first job was at 13 working on fishing boats and sailboats, and then I started diving. I went to school and earned an undergraduate degree in physics

Heath Hescock (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Appoints New Robotics Engineer

and development for Greensea’s proprietary printed circuit boards (PCBs) used in workboat vessel control systems. Prior to joining Greensea, Hescock automated software functions through programming at Globalfoundaries. He earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont, a B.A. degree from Vermont Technical College, and is also a skilled carpenter. “We actively seek engineers with varied real-world, hands-on experiences,” explained Marybeth Gilliam, CMO, VP Sales, Greensea. "Heath’s experience as a carpenter enhances his overall creativity

VideoRay Mission Specialist ROV (Photo: Greensea)

VideoRay Adopts the Greensea System

control modes, such as auto heading and depth. We couldn’t be more pleased to add Greensea to the arsenal of solutions we can offer to ensure the success of our customers’ missions.”   Greensea recently completed final testing of the product with Goldstein in Burlington, Vermont. To test navigation and video capabilities, the team visited the General Butler, a historic shipwreck in Lake Champlain. Without any attention to ballast, the vehicle immediately flew with stability and control, capturing photos of the wreck’s historic preservation status.   &ldquo

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