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February 2013 Issue

Satlantic LP, Halifax, Canada, contract to provide up to 27 downwelling spectral irradiance radiometers, referred to as SPKIR instruments, for the Ocean Observatories Initiative. Model OCR-507 instruments with the Bioshutter II anti-biofouling device will be provided. Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama, $166.9 million contract option exercised to fund the construction of the 10th and final joint high-speed vessel (JHSV). The award is part of a $1.6 billion program, which also includes the construction of six Independence-variant littoral combat ships. U.S. Navy.

Keppel Corp., Singapore, contract to design and construct a dynamically-positioned combination S-Lay pipelay vessel, named Derrick Lay Vessel 2000, with a 2,000-ton crane. The vessel, designed to install pipelines at a depth of 10,000 feet, will be built at Keppel Singmarine over 2.5 years. McDermott International Inc.

General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, three contracts, totaling $4.6 billion. A five-year, $1.85 billion contract will cover research and development for the Ohio replacement submarines, slated for a 2021 construction start. A $2.5 billion award goes to building two Virginia-class submarines: South Dakota (SSN-790) and Delaware (SSN-791). A $308 million award will go toward purchasing long lead-time materials for the unnamed Virginia-class submarines SSN-792, SSN-793 and SSN-794. U.S. Navy.

Intelsat Global S.A., Luxembourg, two multiyear agreements for broadband capacity: one for capacity on Intelsat 18 at 180° East to provide C-band services to mining customers in eastern Russia and a second for Intelsat 906 at 64° East, enabling broadband service to a natural resources provider in Western Australia. ITC Global.

WET Labs, Philomath, Oregon, contracts to supply up to 55 optical attenuation (OPTAA) and absorption instruments, and a second deal for up to 56 fluorometer (FLOR) instruments. The ECO Triplet and the ac-s Spectrophotometer, both with biofouling mitigation, will be provided to meet the FLOR and OPTAA, respectively. Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

Oceaneering International Inc., Houston, Texas, contract to supply electrohydraulic steel tube control umbilicals, totaling 43 kilometers in length, for the Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 development offshore Angola, West Africa. Manufacturing will be completed in the third quarter of 2014. Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd.

The National Hyperbaric Centre Aberdeen, Scotland, contract to test and ensure compliance of The Sea Marshall, a piece of equipment used by divers for alerting and locating a man overboard. It will be tested in an 800-bar hyperbaric chamber for use to 100 meters depth. Marine Rescue Technologies Inc.

FMC Technologies Inc., Houston, Texas, order for subsea equipment for the Baobab field offshore the Ivory Coast: six subsea trees, eight wellheads, three manifolds and a Subsea Control System, including subsea distribution systems and topside control systems. Delivery is scheduled for 2014. CNR International (U.K.) Ltd.

MacGregor, Helsinki, Finland, order for 16 variable frequency drive electric cranes for four vessels being constructed for Pacific International Lines. Delivery of the first ship set is planned for the end of October 2013, with three more scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2014. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd.

Septentrio nv, Leuven, Belgium, order for the TERRASTAR-D precise point positioning service to work with Septentrio AsteRx2eH GNSS receivers. TERRASTAR-D provides position accurate to 10 centimeters. Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV.

Tognum AG, Friedrichshafen, Germany, contract for the delivery of 16 MTU marine generator sets with 12V 4000 M23S Ironmen engines for four Rolls-Royce UT 771 CDL offshore supply vessels being built at COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co. Ltd. The gensets are part of a £26 million order for an integrated design, power and propulsion and equipment package. Rolls-Royce.

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