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SMD Release Advanced ROV Training Simulator

SMD are delighted to announce the release of the new advanced ROV Training Simulator. SMD’s R&D department have been working together with technology partner TreeC to develop a new dynamic and intuitive simulator which addresses current training market needs and requirements, with a particular focus on operator/pilot training and mission planning and rehearsal. Read more…

Fugro completes two key tasks on Gwynt Y Môr

Fugro successfully completes the trenching and burial of inter-array cables for CT Offshore and provides unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey support at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm.

Once complete, RWE Innogy’s 160-turbine Gwynt y Môr, in the Irish Sea off the North Wales coast, will be the second largest offshore wind farm in the world.  Read more…

Unique System LLC (USA) Completes Successful Mobilization of Hyperbaric Reception Facility

Unique System LLC (USA), a division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG) which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, has successfully completed the first mobilization of its Unique Hydra purpose-built Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) within the Gulf of Mexico region of the United States. Read more…

Versatility of a Modern Work Class ROV

Work Class ROV models have historically been configured to satisfy requirements for distinct market sectors.  Smaller units were aimed at Drill Support, medium sized units at IRM (Inspection Repair and Maintenance) and Survey, whereas large units were intended for Heavy Construction.  These distinctions were mainly driven by contractors who were purchasing equipment to fulfill their particular corner of the market.  Read more…

QT1400 Over 100km Trenched

Fugro Salt Subsea took delivery of the 40t tonne QTrencher 1400 pipeline and Flexible product trenching ROV in summer 2012. The vehicle has since trenched over 100km of subsea Products (cables umbilicals, flexible pipelines), achieved trench depths from 400mm to 1800mm and speeds of up to 800m/hr. SMD talked to Fugro to find out a little more about the vehicle and its track record… Read more…

Forum Energy Technologies Awarded Contract for Eight Remotely Operated Vehicles

HOUSTON, Sep 02, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. FET, -0.24% today announced that it has received an order from Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”) to supply eight Perry XLX 150HP work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems. The ROVs are to be mobilised on four new-build pipeline supply vessels (PLSV) for the joint venture formed by DOF Subsea and Technip that was awarded four contracts by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for operations in Brazilian waters. The ROVs will be delivered throughout 2015. Read more…

Unique Seaflex Offers Free Trial of Pipelaying Buoyancy Modules

A division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG) which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, Unique Seaflex has a new and exciting proposal for those who have yet to benefit from the many technical, operational and commercial benefits of the use of their style of pipeline buoyancy modules on pipelaying projects: “Try Before You Buy (Or Hire)”.

The basis of the offer is that Unique Seaflex will supply a mutually-agreed style and quantity of their modules free of charge to new customers for use on an upcoming project, so that those contractors may assess for themselves the benefits of the Seaflex solution alongside their existing steel or solid plastic units. Read more…

The INTEGRIstick: rapidly deployable drilling riser strain monitoring

In order to understand the fatigue caused by metocean factors and to estimate remaining life of drilling and completion risers, riser monitoring systems are often installed. Although the global response data delivered by motion sensors make them the most popular approach for riser monitoring applications, strain gauges can also be used to measure local bending and curvature. These can be particularly useful where riser analysis highlights a specific area of concern. Strain gauges have been used for many years in the offshore industry, with a large number applications installed on a range of riser types. However, although strain gauging remains an important technology for riser monitoring systems, there are certain downsides to using this approach: Read more…

New addition to the Bowtech lamp family

Bowtech Products Ltd, a global market leader in subsea vision systems, is delighted to announce the arrival of the LED-S-Series lamp, a smaller, 10,000 lumen “baby” version of our 20,000 lumen LED-V-Series underwater floodlight.

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AFL Offers WDM900 Lightwave Test Set with CWDM Capability

Spartanburg, SC – August 26, 2014 – AFL announces it now offers the WDM900 Lightwave Test Set with both CWDM and DWDM test capability from a single port. Initially launched with DWDM capability only, the WDM900 simplifies in-service testing of DWDM and CWDM access networks that support cellular backhaul, metro Ethernet and CATV/broadband services.

“The WDM900 was designed with field use in mind and provides the perfect alternative to deploying an OSA into the field for testing or troubleshooting,” commented Lee Kellett, director of product marketing. “The unit tests CWDM and DWDM from a single port, so technicians can test mixed networks and know they will get the right results every time.” Read more…

Aquaterra Energy launches unique Riser Monitoring System

Aquaterra Energy has launched a unique Riser Monitoring System (RMS) which the company believes will revolutionise the integrity management process and deliver superior reliability and accuracy of data acquisition for the offshore oil and gas industry. The RMS design utilises a combination of direct riser strain measurement, subsea data logging and riser analysis processing algorithms to generate accurate, real time operational guidance on optimising drilling and workover operations in water depths of up to 100m. Read more…

Pulse strengthens its position in Norway with new contract win

Pulse Structural Monitoring (Pulse), an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Total E&P Norge AS to provide a real time integrity monitoring system, to measure platform displacement during drilling operations.

The two-year contract, with a two-year extension option, will support Total’s development drilling activities on the Martin Linge field in the Norwegian North Sea. Drilling will be conducted with the ultra-harsh-environment jackup rig, the Maersk Intrepid. Read more…

Pulse opens new US facility to support growth plans

Pulse Structural Monitoring Inc., (Pulse), an Acteon company, has opened a new, purpose-built facility in Katy, Texas, that will provide modern office, production and testing facilities in an established industry hub.

The modern 740-m2 facility will support Pulse’s expansion plans in the North American market, while enabling the company to maintain exceptional levels of customer service for all its integrity monitoring projects. Read more…

J2 Subsea opens new US facility and extends ROV tool offering

J2 Subsea, an Acteon company, has opened a new facility in New Iberia, Louisiana, to make its extensive range of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) tools more readily available for subsea operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more…

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Aquasign – The world’s best underwater marking solution

The leading global provider of anti-fouling subsea signage.

Our underwater markers are unique, utilising a controlled oil-release system that mimics natural fish skin. We are the preferred identification solution by operators, delivering a range of real benefits to clients looking for longevity and added value. Aquasign is the recognised expert in subsea signage as we continually invest in research and development to supply a product that is innovative, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable. Read more…

New Aquasign Profile

Aquasign, previously known as Champion Environmental Technologies, is a global company specialising in the manufacture of subsea antifouling markers. Currently used on more than 800 oilfield projects worldwide, our underwater identification solution has a track record that stretches back over 30 years. Subsea Identification is our core business. We are the recognised experts in subsea markers as we continually invest in research and development to supply a product that is innovative, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable. With a range of fixings available, Aquasign provides a unique solution for all types of subsea assets, including ROV marking. In addition to underwater markers, Aquasign also offer a signage solution for topside applications. From surface to seabed we deliver all your signage needs. View the new Aquasign profile, featured in Your Subsea News: http://www.yourindustryprofile.com/directory-home/item/2870-aquasign

Unique Maritime Group Secures Strategic Investment from Blue Water Energy

Unique Maritime Group (UMG),oneof the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutionsprovider, is pleased to announce a pivotal strategic equity investment from Blue Water Energy.

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Nautronix Strengthen Sales Team

Through water communication and positioning technology company, Nautronix, is pleased to announce three new appointments within the sales team.

Bob Barrett, joins Nautronix as Sales Manager at the company’s global headquarters in Aberdeen. He will be responsible for developing awareness and understanding of all Nautronix products including NASNet® positioning technology. Prior to joining Nautronix, Bob gained his experience in sales through previous positions within the aerospace and Oil & Gas industry.

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Subsea 7 cover song on African vessel is big hit on YouTube

Subsea 7’s crew on the Bourbon Peridot vessel, operating in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, have recorded a cover video of the 1983 hit song “Africa” by Toto. Posted on YouTube, the video has become a huge hit, generating nearly 20,000 views and 250 likes.

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