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December 2015 Issue

GeoPartners Completes UK/Ireland
Cross-Border Seismic Survey

GeoPartners, in partnership with MAGE, Seabird Exploration and DownUnder GeoSolutions, has completed the acquisition of a new Ireland/UK multi-client 2D seismic survey. This is the first broadband long offset cross-border survey, comprising a total of 5,125 line km and located mostly in the Irish North Celtic Sea and St. Georges Channel.

This project will provide high-quality regional data in an area of increasing industry interest following the 28th licensing round awards on the U.K. side of the median line and several new license options on the Irish side. However, a considerable portion of this area currently remains unlicensed.


NSRI Explores Opportunities in Japan
In partnership with Scottish Development International (SDI), the National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) went on a trade mission to Japan to explore the opportunities in subsea mining and renewables across East Asia.

The companies were given the opportunity to highlight their products and services to Japanese companies, including Mitsubishi, Kawasaki and Mitsui, and had a chance to network with technical societies and industry bodies.


SeeByte to Open New Office in
Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

SeeByte will be expanding their offices by taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, England.

“This expansion puts SeeByte in the ideal position to meet the requirements of our growing customer base in the south of England and continue our ongoing positive relationship with NOC,” said Bob Black, SeeByte CEO.


NAPA Expands Global Network
NAPA has announced the launch of a German office with the hiring of Sales Director Lars Nickel. The new Hamburg office will allow NAPA to strengthen its position in the influential European market and allow closer collaboration with customers.


Fugro Academy Training Center
Opens in Plymouth, UK

The Fugro Academy Training Center was officially opened recently by Plymouth’s Lord Mayor Dr. John Mahony. The center is comprised of offices, training suites, engineering workshops, a cafe and recreation space, with access to Fugro’s two training vessels moored in cattlewater.

Four training staff will be permanently based on site at the Turnchapel Wharf Facility.


VSTEP, Poseidon Team Bring Maritime
Simulator Innovation to Philippines

Two international developers and suppliers of maritime-related educational and operational products, VSTEP and Poseidon, have forged a strategic alliance to bring the reputed and highly acclaimed NAUTIS maritime simulators and training to the Philippines.

Poseidon Asia and VSTEP showcased NAUTIS maritime simulators at the Global Crew Connect event in Manila. Poseidon Asia also celebrated the official opening of its NAUTIS laboratory in Makati.


Sales Opportunities at Chelsea
Chelsea Technologies Group is looking for two sales managers. The Maritime Sales Manager is responsible for expanding their maritime environmental products, including the FastBallast Compliance Monitors and Sea Sentry Wash Water Monitors for Ship Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems.

The Marine Sales Manager is responsible for the sales of their marine science sensors and systems, including physical, optical and acoustic products. Full job listings can be found at www.chelsea.co.uk/join-a-great-team.


Sparrows Group, OptiLift Collaborate
Sparrows Group and Norwegian firm OptiLift have formed a partnership to deliver cutting-edge robot vision laser technology that will dramatically improve the up-time of lifting operations.

The Motion Reporter is a unique piece of technology that works using a laser and camera that automatically generate 3D models of supply vessels without any sensors or instrumentation required to be on the vessel itself. Increased efficiency is delivered with reduced cost without compromising safety.


N-Sea Completes Unexploded
Ordnance Campaign

N-Sea has successfully completed an unexploded ordnance survey, ID and disposal campaign for the TenneT project, BorWin3, a German offshore wind power link. Taking place January through August, the work scope involved surveying the seabed to identify and remove undiscovered explosive devices along the cable route of BorWin3.

The survey campaign comprised a geophysical survey of 137 targets within the main cable corridor and adjacent anchor corridors, totaling nearly 2,000 km.


ClassNK Wins Innovation Award
ClassNK picked up the Innovation Award for its 3D modeling software ClassNK-PEERLESS at the 18th Lloyd’s List Asia Awards in Singapore. The awards recognize the Asian maritime industries successes, setting a benchmark for excellence while rewarding breakthrough ideas and concepts.

ClassNK-PEERLESS was developed using outcomes from joint R&D projects with the University of Tokyo, NYK Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, “K” Line, Sasebo Heavy Industries, Sanwa Dock, MTI, S.E.A. Systems, Armonicos, and Class NK Consulting Services.


Second Queen’s Award Presented
To Applied Acoustics

Applied Acoustics Managing Director Adam Darling was presented the company’s second Queen Award at a recent ceremony. The award is in recognition of its outstanding achievement in boosting export revenues over three years of continuous growth.

Applied Acoustics was among 105 U.K. companies to win this award in 2015.


Wärtsilä Celebrates Ground Breaking
Of New Factory in China

Wärtsilä celebrated the commencement of its new factory with a recent ground-breaking ceremony. The new 20,000-sq. m factory is located in Lingang, Shaghai.

Products to be manufactured at the new facility include the Wärtsilä 26, 32, 34DF, and 46F engines. The new factory will be the first in China capable of locally producing large bore medium-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines.


Henriksen Appoints Survival Systems
International as New UK Service Company

Henriksen Hooks of Norway has appointed Survival Systems International as a new U.K. service company and opened the relationship with a training session for the company’s global engineering team. Using one service company eliminates the problems associated with coordinating ship visits by a variety of different OEM service teams.

Two days of intensive training were devoted to the Henriksen product range, while the remaining eight were occupied with reinforcing knowledge of other lifeboat and release hook mechanisms they might be required to work on.


Tritech Gemini Sonars for
Renewables Market

After evaluation of Tritech’s multibeam technology, OpenHydro has purchased a number of Gemini imaging sonars to monitor the installation and recovery of tidal turbines and subsea base units for its current and future projects.

All Tritech Gemini sonars are provided with a software package that provides users with a real-time image and with basic target-tracking capabilities.


Subsea UK to Build Regional Hub
Subsea UK is looking to establish a regional hub in the south of England that will bring together businesses across the subsea supply chain to identify opportunities and debate the challenges facing the sector, which supports around 55,000 jobs and generates £9 billion for the U.K. economy.

Subsea UK hosted its first south of England networking event in Gosport, Hampshire. Delegates got the chance to visit Saab Seaeye and gain an insight into how ROVs are designed, built and deployed.


Ashtead Technology Invests $300,000
In New Underwater Technology

Ashtead Technology has invested more than $300,000 in the latest generation of visual inspection tools for deep-sea exploration. The investment will see Ashtead offering a range of SubC Imaging products to meet increasing industry demand for enhanced, cost-effective inspection solutions. SubC Imaging provides state-of-the-art cameras with HD video capabilities.


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