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Office move reflects Aberdeen tech firm’s ambitious growth plans

Subsea 3d scanning specialists, Viewport3, have announced their move to new, larger premises in Dyce, following on from an exceptional year of growth which saw their turnover jump 34-fold in 2018.

Long-endurance Canadian underwater drone to be fitted with full suite of Sonardyne tracking, communication and navigation technology

Integrated navigation, positioning and communications technology from Sonardyne Inc. will support a new, fuel cell-powered long-range unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) being designed by subsea specialist Cellula Robotics Ltd. for the Canadian defence department.

SEAMOR Marine Ltd. selected to receive major funding from Government of Canada's Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

Nanaimo-based SEAMOR Marine Ltd. is receiving an investment of up to $100,000 from the Women Entrepreneurship Fund offered by the Government of Canada. Among only three companies on Vancouver Island, SEAMOR Marine joins approximately 200 other women-led businesses across Canada to receive this funding.

Ocean Business Celebrates International Success with Almost Half its Visitors from Abroad

Ocean Business 2019, which took place at the NOC in Southampton from 9-11 April, has broken attendance records again with the greatest number of exhibitors, visitors and international representation yet. The show has become a landmark international event with a staggering 41% of all visitors coming from outside the UK.

STR invest in latest NEXUS MK C multiplexer technology from the MacArtney Group

STR and MacArtney have come together once again requesting MacArtney to design and custom build a new NEXUS MK C to compliment the NEXUS MK IV and MK VI systems purchased by STR last year.

Cranium Engineering deploys C-Kore Cable Monitor Units in Africa for first time

C-Kore systems recently completed their first deployment with VAYCO Oil Tools and local Nigerian partner Cranium Engineering on an asset integrity verification operation for a major oil operator off the coast of Nigeria. The C-Kore units saved vessel time and deferment on the deployment, proving the integrity of the entire network from a single location.

i-Tech 7 appoints new business development manager

i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s Life of Field business unit, has appointed a new regional business development manager for its Asia Pacific & Middle East region.

Hydro Group introduces Hydro Rubber Moulded (HRM) connectors

An extensive range of rubber-moulded subsea connectivity is now available from Hydro Group, the Aberdeen-based underwater cable and connector specialist.

Future gazing at UDT 2019

UDT, the underwater defence and security community's leading exhibition and conference, is putting the future of the underwater defence and security domain firmly centre stage at this year’s conference on 13th-15th May, 2019.

Rovco Continues to set the Standard for Safe Systems of Work as it's Awarded a Suite of HSEQ Certifications

Subsea service specialist Rovco has been awarded the full suite of health, safety and environmental management system standards by DNV – only two and a half years after they launched.

Subsea technologies to be explored in Brazil

Industry body Subsea UK is inviting UK organisations to participate in the ‘UK and Brazil: Partners in Energy’ trade mission which takes place in June.

Launch of revolutionary subsea power cable repair solution for offshore wind, made in Ireland

AERSUBTM an innovative, patented in-situ subsea power cable repair habitat was launched by Co.Wexford based Irish Sea Contractors to reduce cable repair costs by up to 50% in 0 – 200m water depths and address a growing demand in the global offshore wind power cable market.

Latest Autosub Long Range makes the right moves during Portland Harbour trials

The latest Autosub Long Range (ALR) vehicle being developed by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has successfully completed its first live trials in the waters of Portland Harbour in Dorset.

WFS launch world’s first subsea wireless edge network for real-time monitoring

WFS Technologies Limited (WFS) unveiled the world’s first subsea wireless edge network for real-time monitoring of subsea assets at this week’s Ocean Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

Logan Industries introduces new Passive Heave Compensation Winch

The new Passive Heave Compensation Winch system, a set of winches engineered to safely provide constant tension through the rated range of motion, is primarily used in subsea drilling and completion activity, but applicable to any environment where a load experiences resistance to movement due to hydrodynamic drag (ROVs, PLETs, etc.). Far less complex than an active compensation system, the winch is electrically powered and uses a custom-built Hydraulic Power Unit and control set to monitor winch status and activity.

JW Fishers' Side Scan Sonar Aides South Dakota Search and Recovery Teams

JW Fishers Mfg. has been producing Side Scan Sonars (SSS) since 1992, when the first thermal printer SSS was introduced. The original SSS came standard with a 17” thermal printer which allowed the operator to display the ocean floor on thin thermal imaging paper. JW Fishers expanded the technology and moved towards software-driven solutions in the mid-2000’s, allowing customers to discard the heavy paper-based printer in favor of a computer-based graphical user interface. Today, Fishers’ SONAR VIEW software provides the operator with complete control over the system’s operating parameters. Users may choose between 10 different scan ranges and 8 color schemes. With a GPS unit connected, position coordinates are automatically captured with the side scan data. Operators simply hover the computer mouse over a target and the GPS position coordinates are displayed on the screen.

Microplastics accumulate in hotspots for deep-sea life

Research published earlier in the week reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense marine life communities. This is because the same submarine sediment flows that transfer the oxygen and nutrients needed to sustain life, also transport microplastics from urban rivers to the deep-sea floor via pathways such as submarine canyons.

Oceaneering equips its latest generation subsea vehicles with Sonardyne navigation technology

Oceaneering International Inc. has ordered hybrid navigation systems from underwater technology specialist Sonardyne Inc. for its subsea resident vehicles Freedom and E-ROV.
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