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MacArtney, INFN to Test Underwater Connectors

and test several underwater connectors for INFN - the National Institute for Nuclear Physics.INFN for the IDMAR Research Infrastructure in Sicily supports, among others, the KM3NeT (Cubic Kilometre Neutrino Telescope) infrastructure in the Mediterranean Sea. MacArtney Underwater Technology will be working with INFN for the duration of a system solution project to provide junction box mechanical frames and pressure vessels designed to host OPAs (Optical and Power Assemblies) for the connection of neutrino detection units from the seabed.Connected from the shore station by approximately 100 kilometers of

Kevin Murphy, Deputy CEO. Photo: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Appoints New CEO

, and has more than 25 years of experience from the global subsea industry holding various senior executive and board roles. He was managing director for Technip Norge from 2010 to 2016."Odd will also be responsible for Ocean Installer’s new focus on the offshore wind market and will be tasked with establishing and growing this business line,” said Odd Arne Kleveland, chairman of the board of Ocean Installer.“Odd is an accomplished leader with an impressive track record of safely delivering complex, high value projects and maintaining and building strong customer relationships in

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ROVOP to Hold Open Day for Graduates

of ROVOP staff including its CEO David Lamont, those currently on the program, and those who have completed it.ROVOP’s bespoke program offers a two-year structured training and development plan, tailored to each individual’s background and aspirations. Experience is gained through rotation within 13 departments of the company, with the opportunity to specialize within a chosen department at the end of the program.David Lamont, CEO at ROVOP said, “This is an exciting time to join ROVOP, as we continue to grow globally and expand our service offering. Our successful graduate program

Dr. Eric Lindstrom is the new Chief Scientist at Saildrone (Photo: Saildrone)

Saildrone Hires New Chief Scientist

Saildrone announced the addition of Dr. Eric Lindstrom as Chief Scientist. Dr. Lindstrom has served as the Physical Oceanography Program Scientist in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C for the past 22 years, working with the QuikSCAT, Jason-2, Jason-3, SWOT, and Aquarius satellite missions, and as well as leading the Earth Science Division Climate Focus Area. Dr. Lindstrom is set to retire from NASA at the end of November 2019 and will join the Saildrone team on December 2, 2019.“Dr. Lindstrom has spent his entire career developing and quantifying ocean

Proserv’s management team: Davis Larssen (left), David Currie (middle) and David Nemetz (right) (Photo: Proserv)

Proserv Restructures

is that we have restructured our business for growth. We are now cash positive, ready to invest and we also have a great opportunity to focus on our core abilities.“Proserv’s strength lies in its talent, innovation and technology and these have underpinned and guided our future strategy.”With the restructuring coming into effect on October 1, Currie commented that Proserv Controls and Gilmore, a Proserv Company have both outperformed profitability and revenue targets across the past year.Larssen said, “I am proud to lead a division incorporating a broad range of established capabilities

Photo: Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Expands Canadian Operations

Kongsberg Maritime has expanded its Canadian operation by establishing a presence at COVE, the Center for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the company announced on Monday.Already present in the Canadian ocean technology sector with its East Coast Canadian headquarters located in Dartmouth’s Burnside Industrial Park since 1992, the addition of a new COVE office provides KONGSBERG with access to an 8-acre site, a 13-acre water lot, 2,850 feet of docks and piers, office space, 10,000 square feet of incubation space and 16,500 square feet of shop and lab space that

Tyler de Gier (Photo: Welaptega)

Welaptega Appoints New General Manager

Underwater inspection provider Welaptega said it has appointed a new general manager for its global business.Tyler de Gier has been promoted to the role from within the company and will be based in the company’s headquarters in Halifax, Canada. The appointment is of an internationpart al growth strategy for the business and follows the acquisition of the company by global subsea equipment and solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology, in November 2018.de Gier will oversee the day-to-day running of Welaptega, applying the group strategy and growing the business globally, with the support of

(Photo: Swire Seabed)

Swire Seabed Completes Unmanned Pipeline Inspection

Sea. The campaign, undertaken in July 2019, is the first fully unmanned offshore pipeline inspection ‘over the horizon’ ever completed, surveying up to 100 kilometers from the shore.The  inspections were completed using Kongsberg Maritime’s Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) with the SeaKit Maxlimer unmanned surface vessel (USV) acting as the host vessel for surface positioning and communications to shore. The complete operation was controlled from an onshore control center, including launch and recovery of the AUV, command and control of the USV/AUV and monitoring of the

Tekmar Group company Ryder Geotechnical said it has expanded into new headquarters on Newcastle’s Collingwood Street (Photo: Tekmar)

Ryder Geotechnical Opens New Headquarters

in this move.”In March 2019 Ryder Geotechnical was acquired by AgileTek Engineering as part of the Tekmar Group’s strategy to acquire offshore energy businesses which have a clear technology focus, have complementary customer bases and can leverage Group support to accelerate growth. With the move, additional space will also be made available for AgileTek Engineering and other Tekmar Group companies to add capacity.Steven Rossiter, Managing Director of AgileTek Engineering added, “The new office also provides shared working space for the Tekmar Group companies within the city

[left to right] Gus Green, Director of Industrial Security Field Operations, Defense Security Service, Dan Payne, Director, Defense Security Service, Donald Dwyer, Assistant Facility Security Officer, Retlif Testing Laboratories, William Hayes, Facility Security Officer and Executive Vice President, Retlif Testing Laboratories,  Cheryl Matthew, Northern Regional Director, Defense Security Service, and Mike Halter, Deputy Director Industrial Security Field Operations, Defense Security Service. Ph

DSS Honors Retlif

, “The DSS criteria for the Cogswell Award centers on the creation and maintenance of security programs that far exceed National Industrial Security Program requirements. We are greatly honored to receive the Cogswell Award for a second time in five years.”Retlif Testing Laboratories, with headquarters in Ronkonkoma NY, also has locations in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. Retlif recently celebrated its 40th anniversary

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