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October 2016 Issue

Protea to Deliver Game Changing
Heavy-Lift Cargo Crane Technology

Protea engineers are currently developing an all-new cargo crane that will set new standards in heavy-lift cargo crane technology and performance. The “all electric” crane is constructed from ultrahigh-strength steel and will be available in a range of sizes from 60 to 500 t.

Combined with a host of other innovative design features, the new crane is expected to provide a “step change” in heavy-lift cargo crane design. Protea is planning to test the first unit in southern Poland in 2017.


DNV GL Welcomes the World’s Largest
Semisubmersible Drilling Rig into Class

Ocean Greatwhite, a 123-m-long and 78-m-wide rig, will be a new design MOSS CS60E high-specification state-of-the-art semisubmersible drilling unit suitable for operations in harsh environments. It is the first MOSS CS60E and the largest rig in the world.

Greatwhite is also the first newbuild rig to receive the DNV GL Integrated Software Dependent Systems (ISDS) notation. ISDS are systems whose performance is dependent on the overall behavior of their integrated software components. DNV GL’s ISDS standard helps owners and operators minimize software integration errors and delays in projects involving complex integrated systems.


Teledyne RESON Fully Integrates ATLAS
Hydrographic into Multibeam Echosounders

Back in 2014, Teledyne RESON acquired ATLAS Hydrographic GmbH. Since then Teledyne RESON has integrated the acquired ATLAS Hydrographic business and its multibeam echosounders into the Teledyne RESON business and their suite of deepwater echosounders.

Teledyne RESON’s high-performance deepwater hydrographic survey offerings are available in a number of different configurations ranging from mid-ocean depth to full-ocean depth performance. The recognized industry brands are Hydrosweep, SeaBat and ParaSound.


MacArtney Supplies Specialized
Underwater Robotics to Stinger Technology

Stinger Technology AS has taken delivery of a customized Seaeye Falcon ROV to be used for offshore subsea operations under a contract awarded by Dong Energy.

Stinger selected the Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV as a carrier for a small VideoRay vehicle and developed a TMS for mounting. The Falcon was supplied with add-ons for driving the TMS. The scope of supply also includes an extensive spare parts package, FAT and a technical training course. The FAT and training were held at MacArtney Norway in Stavanger.


Applanix, TES Survey Equipment
Services Form Partnership

Applanix and TES Survey Equipment Services LLC have announced they are partnering to provide products, support and service to marine clients in the Middle East. By working closely with TES, Applanix gains knowledgeable and experienced representation in the Middle East, and TES further expands its solutions portfolio with the addition of Applanix’s POS MV and POSPac MMS GNSS-aided inertial navigation products for the commercial market.


Danelec Marine Leads
iSea R&D Initiative

Danelec Marine is the project leader for a consortium of companies in iSea, a two-year R&D project to improve efficiency in ship operations and safer navigation. In addition to Danelec Marine, participants are Vessel Performance Solutions ApS (Denmark), i-Marine Technologies and Research Inc. (Turkey) and Deniztekno Danismanlik Bilgi Teknolojileri ve Bilgisayar San. Tlc. Std. Sti (Turkey).

The iSea team will deliver a set of Expert Decision Support Systems (EDSS) for enhancing the performance and navigability of vessels.


MENA Upgrades Subsea
Network with Infinera

Infinera has announced the successful deployment of the Infinera DTN-X XTC Series across Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Submarine Cable System’s subsea network. The Infinera DTN-X XTC Series integrates the subsea network connecting the Mediterranean and Middle East regions with MENA’s existing Infinera terrestrial network.

With the Infinera DTN-X XTC-10, featuring FlexCoherent technology and instant bandwidth, MENA can rapidly deploy increments of 100 Gbps of bandwidth, differentiating services and managing costs as it scales network capacity.


BigOceanData to Supply Singapore
With Vessel Monitoring Services

BigOceanData and Alltek Technology Singapore have been awarded a competitive open tender to supply AIS vessel monitoring services to a Singapore government organization. BigOceanData’s modern, Web-based AIS vessel monitoring system and fleet management tools are now helping to track and report on up to 50 material container vessels at any one time that are inward bound to Singapore.


Caterpillar Marine to Establish
New Marine Center in Singapore

Caterpillar Marine is establishing a new Marine Center in Singapore. The new center will bring together in one location almost 200 people employed by Caterpillar Marine in Singapore. The facilities will feature new manufacturing capability for Caterpillar Marine’s Propulsion business to build the company’s range of MTA azimuth thrusters and MTT tunnel thrusters.

The center will also house members of Caterpillar Marine’s Propulsion Systems Solutions team, who work on the development of advanced and innovative marine propulsion system concept designs.


Braemer Adjusting Agrees
To Partnership in Iran

Braemer Adjusting has announced it has agreed to a strategic partnership with Calm Sea Culture (CSC) Marine Services Ltd. to act as a local resource partner in Iran. CSC will represent Braemer Adjusting in the emerging Iranian market following the recent lifting of international sanctions.


Seatronics to Invest in
iXBlue RAMSES System

Seatronics has announced its investment in iXBlue’s RAMSES system to increase its client’s objectives of operational efficiency. RAMSES is an acoustic synthetic baseline positioning system with self-contained computing. The software allows for real-time sparse array navigation. The system also requires no topside and no umbilical for quick and easy deployment.


IMCA’s Guidance on Open Parachute
Type Underwater Air Lift Bags Revised

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has revised IMCA D 016 Guidance on open parachute type underwater air lift bags. It addresses the initial and periodic examination, testing, certification and maintenance of open parachute type underwater air lift bags. It also addresses the operational use of these bags and the safety precautions that should be taken during use.


Mud Cat ROV Operating in Singapore
Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) has announced the successful start-up and installation of a state-of-the-art Mud Cat brand ROV at the Gardens by the Bay nature park in central Singapore. Trading International purchased a Mud Cat Model SRD-6EHV ROV system to fulfill a contract to clean approximately 3,000 m³ of sludge in 2 km of the Marina Gardens outlet drain tunnel.


STR Acquires Cable Counter
Technology from Remontec

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd. (STR) have acquired the product rights to Remontec’s cable counter technology. STR now own the design and copyright covering all Remontec’s T-Count Cable Counter range and have commenced a manufacturing and product development program to ensure continued availability.


Fugro Awarded ‘Fit for Nuclear’
Status By UK’s Nuclear AMRC

A Fugro manufacturing center that specializes in marine geotechnics has met Nuclear AMRC’s exacting marque of supplier competence for nuclear contracts. The U.K. facility for over-water drilling and marine construction equipment gained the “Fit for Nuclear” status following rigorous assessment. The award assesses and scores suppliers in six areas: strategy and leadership, design and project management, people excellence, process excellence, health and safety and quality management.


WSS Partners with Turner Design
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has signed a partnership with Turner Designs USA to market its Ballast-Check 2 PAM Fluorometer to shipowners worldwide. Easy to use, cost-effective and capable of providing rapid results, the handheld device enables crew to check the quality of treated ballast water for compliance with the D2 standard of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.


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