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Hydramec Delivers ROV LARS to NZ Navy

this proved to be an invaluable partnership. Their ability to deliver the exact specification Hydramec require means that Scantrol will always be Hydramec’s first port of call when AHC is required.Hydramec have built Electric driven winches in the past and have delivered many Hydraulic AHC winch systems to various customers, combining the two was the next natural step for Hydramec.Hydramec contracted Brammer AS of Bergen to supply the electric Drive system and invertor controls. Scantrol and Brammer worked closely together with Hydramec’s project team to make the integration of the control

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EIVA Named Distributor for Sea-Bird Scientific Solutions

including a number of solutions in 2018.The signing of the new agreement will only strengthen this collaboration on providing integrated solutions for the oceanographic market, with Sea-Bird Scientific’s sensors fitted on EIVA’s sensor platforms (ROTVs and wave buoys) as well as including winch systems when required

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Okeanus Delivers Magnetometer Winch Systems

Marine equipment and engineering services provider Okeanus Science & Technology (Okeanus) delivered of two Okeanus Model DT3030EHLWR winch systems to the Colombian Navy for magnetometer deployments.The Model DT3030EHLWR winch is a general purpose, highly transportable winch designed for a wide variety of oceanographic applications such as sub-bottom profiling, side scan sonar, CTD or other similar operations. Each of the two fully integrated systems features a gearbox-hydraulic motor drive, primary automatic fail safe brake, secondary manual band brake, automatic bi-directional level wind

Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) (Photo: Textron)

Autonomously Operating Winches for Naval USVs

U.S. based aerospace and defense development and manufacture company Textron Systems Unmanned Systems has taken delivery of new purpose-built autonomous launch and recovery winch systems specifically designed for the high-endurance Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV).The custom-engineered winches were designed, manufactured, assembled, tested and delivered by MacArtney to adapt to Textron Systems’ specific requirements.In designing the winches, MacArtney said it placed special emphasis on tailoring the design and features to the conditions that they will be experiencing throughout their

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Dynacon, Scantrol Partner to Provide Active Heave Compensation

of active heave compensation (AHC) control systems to offer AHC functionality.   Dynacon, a Texas-based business line Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., is a manufacturer of handling systems for remote operational vehicles (ROV) and has supplied more than 250 ROV LARS Systems and almost 500 ROV winch systems. Scantrol is an independent supplier of control systems and has specialized in AHC. More than 1,000 vessels worldwide are deployed with a Scantrol system onboard.    Together, the companies will offer an AHC solution to new and existing customers.   As the industry continues

Rapp Marine to Equip New OSU Research Vessel

construction at Gulf Island Shipyard in Houma, La.    Under the scope of the OHS SSV, Rapp Marine is responsible for integrating the systems required for science mission and cargo handling operations. The overboard handling systems will consist of the oceanographic winch and hydrographic winch systems, which will supply various tension members to the stern A-frame, main crane and overboard handling apparatus. The portable winch will also supply the tension member used with the portable side A-frame and portable crane.    The primary application of the oceanographic winch system

Curtiss-Wright Winch Systems for US Navy Sonar

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division has been selected by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to provide its winch system technology for use in a new Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) for the U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class.   Raytheon recently announced that it had been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to develop the VDS, a mission-critical anti-submarine warfare asset that will be deployed from the LCS to locate and track submarines. Curtiss-Wright joins Raytheon's agile, dedicated team of industry experts committed to advancing the design to a full Pre-Production Test

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MTR100: Caley Ocean Systems

project management and engineering services. Caley Ocean Systems provides full installation and commissioning of offshore handling systems, crew training programs and worldwide after sales support. Caley Ocean Systems is a technology leader in offshore handling systems including: A-frame and winch systems, rigid inflatable rescue boats and workboat davit systems, bespoke oil and gas deployment systems; ROV, AUV and dive bell handling systems, and cable laying carousels and spoolers. A-frame and winch systems range from submersible and submarine rescue vessels LARS including several systems in

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Valeport Debuts rapidCTD Automated Profiler

, the new Valeport automated profiler offers SV casts without the requirement of an operator on deck and delivers near real time sound velocity profiling data. Primarily for use with deployment systems and targeted at the shallow water survey market, the rapidCTD can also be compatible with other winch systems.    The robust automated profiler, now available to order, includes a conductivity cell designed for optimum flow-through, a fast responsive thermistor sensor and a 0.01 percent accuracy pressure sensor, synchronously sampling at up to 32Hz to deliver the most accurate water measurements

The Grand Canyon is designed to perform a broad range of subsea operations, with DP3-class station keeping for work in severe weather conditions.  Grand Canyon features a 250 t heave compensated crane, facilities to launch up to five ROVs simultaneously, and a below-deck carousel lay system for installation of power cables, umbilicals or tubular products. (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney AHC Winches for Canyon Offshore ROV Vessels

contracting unit of Helix Energy Solutions, has opted for a MERMAC electric winch solution to empower the safe and efficient handling of ROV systems on board the latest two additions to the Grand Canyon family of advanced offshore support vessels.    MacArtney has supplied a total of four winch systems, all featuring active heave compensation (AHC) allowing Canyon to launch, operate and recover their ROVs under rough sea conditions.   With a global track record spanning two decades and a fleet of several purpose-built offshore support and construction vessels carrying ROV, geotechnical

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