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March 2012 Issue

NortekUSA, Boston, Massachusetts, three-year contract awarded to supply 300-meter and 3,000-meter Aquadopp acoustic Doppler current meters. The contract is for three years, with an additional one-year option. Ocean Observatories Initiative.

Fugro GEOS Ltd., Wallingford, England, five-year contract awarded for the design, installation, support and maintenance of a seabed water temperature monitoring system at the Pearl gas-to-liquids project in Ras Laffan, Qatar. Qatar Shell.

ABB Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland, order to install onboard DC grid for a 93-meter-long, 5,000-ton oil field supply and construction vessel being built in Norway. The DC grid, designed for ships with low-voltage circuits, will be the first of its kind onboard a ship and can cut fuel consumption and emissions by up to 20 percent. Mykle­busthaug Management.

DeepOcean Group Holding AS, Haugesund, Norway, four-year frame agreement for light construction work on the Norwegian continental shelf and ROV surveys with and without a hull-mounted multibeam echosounder. The first project will begin in March. Statoil.

Satlantic LP, Halifax, Canada, $90,000 order for 28 dissolved nitrates instruments, including its SUNA Deep and ISUS sensors, for the Ocean Observatories Initiative. The Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

GE Oil & Gas, Florence, Italy, $150 million contract to supply subsea equipment for the Julimar development offshore western Australia, which will supply raw gas to the Wheatstone project operated by Chevron. GE will conduct project management, engineering and procurement of the equipment. Apache Corp.

Trelleborg Offshore, Skelmersdale, England, contract awarded to supply buoyancy modules for 20 newbuild work-class ROVs to be used for subsea intervention at oil and gas fields offshore Brazil. The modules have a syntactic foam composite core with a polyurethane coating and are rated to depths of 1,500 to 3,000 meters. SMD.

Sunburst Sensors LLC, Missoula, Montana, awarded $2.5 million contract to provide up to 77 pH instruments (SAMI-pH) and 35 sensors for measuring partial pressure of carbon dioxide (SAMI-CO2). The instruments will be used in the Ocean Observatories Initiative. National Science Foundation.

Kongsberg Maritime AS, Kongsberg, Norway, contract to deliver dynamic positioning, thruster control, bridge navigation, vessel automation, safety, riser management and environmental monitoring systems to two Cat-D semisubmersible drilling rigs. The deliveries are to be completed by December. Daewoo Ship­building & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd.

MMT, Västra Frölunda, Sweden, four-year frame agreement for offshore services in the North Sea, including pipeline and seabed mapping surveys, inspections, and geotechnical and environmental survey support. MMT will operate an ROV, remotely operated towed vehicle, vessel-based survey sensors and six of its vessels. Statoil.

North Star Shipping Ltd., Aberdeen, Scotland, five-year contract for constructing two IMT-982 platform supply vessels for North Sea operations. The vessels will be 83 meters long and have diesel electric propulsion systems. Delivery is scheduled for the second and fourth quarter of 2013. Talisman Energy Inc.

MBDA, Paris, France, £483 million contract to develop Sea Ceptor, a naval air defense system that will replace the vertical-launch Sea Wolf on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates. Sea Ceptor will also be the primary air defense system on the Type 26 global combat ship. U.K. Ministry of Defence.

Fugro, Leidschendam, Netherlands, contract for 2,200-square-kilometer airborne lidar bathymetry (ALB) survey of France’s Finistére and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions from February to May with the LADS Mk3 ALB system. Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine.



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