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August 2014 Issue

GAC South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, has been appointed to provide shipping and logistics support for a drilling project off the coast of South Africa, which started in June this year. Total E&P.

FMC Technologies Inc., Houston, Texas, has received an order for two UHD-III ROVs from its Schilling Robotics business unit. The ROV systems are expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2014. Tidewater Subsea, LLC.

Eco Marine Power, Fukuoka, Japan, has entered into a sales and support agreement for renewable energy solutions for shipping in Singapore and Myanmar. These solutions include marine solar power systems and the Aquarius Management and Automation System. MINs Control Systems Solution Pte. Ltd.

Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg, Norway, has been selected to provide upgrades and extensions of existing shipís bridge simulators for navigation and DP training, including human factor studies. The studies and research and development projects strengthen knowledge of the polar environment. The Artic University of Norway.

Jotun, Sandefjord, Norway, has signed an agreement to supply hull performance solutions with SeaQuantumX200 for the Triple-E newbuild project. By upgrading to Jotunís SeaQuantum X200 antifouling coating, the Triple-E ships are expected to reinforce their energy efficiency advantage. Maersk Line.

Hawboldt Industries Ltd., Chester, Canada, has been chosen to supply the deck machinery for the offshore fisheries and science vessels as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy for noncombat vessels. Vancouver Shipyards.

Vigor Fab, Portland, Oregon, has been awarded a contract to build a fireboat. Vigor Fab will begin construction of the 88-by-25-by-14-foot vessel this fall in Seattle, Washington. The boat will have a top speed of 11.5 knots in full load condition and accommodate up to three crew members and four firefighters aboard the vessel. San Francisco Fire Department.

Ashtead Technology, Aberdeen, Scotland, has secured an exclusive sales distribution agreement for the sale of DIDSON and ARIS imaging sonar systems to the oil and gas market in the U.K. and Singapore. Sound Metrics Corp.

Roxtec, Tulsa, Oklahoma, has won a contract to supply one of the largest and deepest oil sea developments in the North Sea. Roxtecís U.K. and Korean operations are working on the offshore oil and gas project called Quad 204, where a new floating, production, storage and offloading unit is being built. BP.

BMT Scientific Marine Services, Houston, Texas, has been chosen to supply the riser monitoring system for the Aasta Hansteen Spar, approximately 300 kilometers off the coast of Norway. The integrated system includes a suite of ROV-deployed strain, motion and position sensors to monitor steel catenary riser response. Subsea 7.

ASV, Portchester, England, has an order for the C-Enduro Unmanned Surface Vehicle. It will be used for research in persistent and long-term autonomy with multiple remote and autonomous marine platforms. Heriot-Watt University.

Xtera Communications Inc., Allen, Texas, announced the award of a contract on a turnkey basis to build a new undersea fiber-optic cable system. The system is approximately 1,500 kilometers long. U.S. Department of Defense.

Deep Sea Mooring, Straume, Norway, has won the contract to provide a comprehensive range of mooring services for the sixth-generation, semisubmersible drilling rig Maersk Discoverer. Maersk Drilling.

RDS, Aberdeen, Scotland, has been awarded a $10 million contract to carry out front-end engineering design work on the Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea. The work will be undertaken by the RDS team in London, England, through a subcontract. Statoil.



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