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Kongsberg Maritime: New DP Maintenance Refresher Course meets latest IMCA guidelines

Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new Dynamic Positioning (DP) Maintenance Refresher Course for personnel involved in the maintenance of a vessel’s DP System. The new two-day course will be available at KONGSBERG training centres globally and has been developed to provide the technical and refresher training as recommended in the latest International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines (M117 Rev.2) in addition to compliance with IMO-STCW Part B section B-V/f.

The first Dynamic Positioning (DP) Maintenance Refresher course took place last week at Kongsberg Maritime’s training centre in Kongsberg, Norway. Kongsberg Maritime Ltd’s Aberdeen training centre will host its first Dynamic Positioning (DP) Maintenance Refresher course starting on 18th January, with courses in February, March and April already scheduled to meet predicted demand for this unique training.

KONGSBERG’s new DP Maintenance Refresher Course offers in-depth training to reduce the risk of accidents involving the DP system on board and to ensure that Electrical/ Electronic Engineers (ETOs) and maintenance personnel can continue to identify faults and perform periodic maintenance in a competent and safe manner. The course is also suitable for personnel who have not worked with a DP system for a long period or are due to work with a vessel that has been upgraded from legacy KONGSBERG DP systems to the current generation K-Pos DP systems and K-Master workstations.

A task-centred approach created in accordance with DNV-GL standard ST-0008 Learning Programmes, the DP Maintenance Refresher Course combines theoretical lessons and practical exercises, with the main part focused on technical aspects and fault finding. The technical bridge in the training centre will be used for theoretical and practical exercises. Participants must have previously attended a DP Maintenance course for KONGSBERG systems and in order to benefit fully, participants should have general knowledge of electronics and computer-based control systems.

“Competence and awareness leads to increased operational safety, which is why training has been a core aspect of our work since KONGSBERG led the DP revolution in the 1970s and we are committed to continually improving and updating the course offering at our training centres worldwide,” said Eirik Hagensen, General Manager, Global Customer Training, Kongsberg Maritime. “The new DP Maintenance Refresher Course directly addresses the latest IMCA guidelines while meeting high demand for training on Kongsberg Maritime’s latest generation of DP systems.”

For further information, please contact:

Eirik Hagensen

Kongsberg Maritime

Tel: +47 3228 3247

eirik.hagensen@km.kongsberg.com

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Hoover Ferguson acquires offshore assets of Uniteam Holding AS

New acquisition adds complementary services and significantly bolsters the Group’s Norwegian fleet

 Hoover Ferguson Group (Hoover Ferguson), an integrated service provider of chemical tanks, cargo carrying units, catalyst bins, modular containers and other related rental products and services to the global energy, petrochemical and general industrial end markets, announces today that it has reached an agreement with Uniteam Holding AS (Uniteam) to acquire its offshore container rental business.

The transaction, which includes a specified fleet of standard and customized offshore containers for the oil and gas market in both Norway and Malaysia, increases Hoover Ferguson’s portfolio within the Norwegian CS and strengthens its position within Asia.

Lars Olav Matre, Hoover Ferguson’s Norway Managing Director said: “We are impressed with the quality of Uniteam’s fleet and are excited about the prospects that this acquisition will bring.  The consolidation of our operations will provide our customers with an unparalleled level of quality and operational excellence along with an increased portfolio of offshore container solutions.”

Sonnie Groombridge, Managing Director, Hoover Ferguson APAC continues: “This purchase provides us with an increased range of containerized products, enabling us to better serve our Malaysian oil and gas customers.”

Kjell-Ivar Myrvang, CEO of Uniteam said: “We are pleased to announce this agreement with Hoover Ferguson as it embarks on an exciting period of growth. Hoover Ferguson is well known for its strong focus on customer service and we are confident that this agreement will provide inherent benefits to our customers.”

Last month Hoover Ferguson Group was established following the merger of three leading global providers of container solutions; Hoover Container Solutions, Ferguson Group and CHEP Catalyst & Chemical Containers, giving them the world’s largest fleet of rigid steel, intermediate bulk containers and an extensive and complementary fleet of cargo container units.

For more information please contact

Sarah Gray

Group Marketing
Tel +44 1467 634273

sarah.gray@hooverferguson.com

New Business Manager set to continue HTL Group growth

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As part of HTL Group’s continued growth, HTL Group Scotland are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Business Manager, Marc Gerrard.

Marc joins HTL with a very strong 22 years’ background in rentals, sales, maintenance and management within the oil and gas arena. After serving his apprenticeship as a Plant and Equipment Engineer, he progressed through various Supervisory and Managerial roles before joining EnerMech in 2008.

Marc’s time at EnerMech began with the role of Equipment Rental Manager; which then lead to being appointed as General Manager for the Equipment, Lifting, Wire Rope and Inspection Services Business Unit.

As Business Manager, Marc will take full responsibility of all HTL group activity in Scotland, including raising awareness of the Group portfolio locally. Traditionally, the company’s presence in Scotland was under Hire Torque Ltd, but following a recent premises relocation the company is now trading as HTL Group Scotland. Growing the entire Group offering in Aberdeen allows HTL Group to have a greater presence in Scotland, and ensures that they are able to serve the market place with their vast and continuously expanding product and service portfolio.

Marc Gerrard, Business Manager HTL Group Scotland comments:

“The HTL Group has significantly expanded its footprint both in the UK and internationally over the last few years. I am unbelievably excited to be joining the team at such an important time in the company’s evolution and look forward to driving business growth in Scotland”.

This is yet another new and exciting appointment for HTL Group and a further sign of their commitment to meet the demands placed on them as a world class service provider.

An upcoming customer event early in the New Year will officially launch HTL Group Scotland and allow customers to visit the new premises in Dyce, Aberdeen. To register your interest and to receive further updates please contact aberdeen@htlgroup.com.

 

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Unique Group’s On-Site Engineering Division announces collaboration with KSB Group

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Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, has announced today that its On-Site Engineering division, through its Wellube brand, has partnered with KSB Group to offer a new service to its customers in the Middle East and Africa region. On-Site Spark Erosion is the latest addition to the division’s wide portfolio of services that include hot tapping & line stopping, on-site machining, and safety valve testing among many others.

The KSB Group, headquartered in Germany, is a leading supplier of pumps, valves and services. KSB also continues to remain the world market leaders in the spark erosion industry supplying their services for over 20 years to a wide variety of sectors ranging from oil and gas to marine.

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Removal of the coupling bolts on a 9E gas turbine using spark erosion technique

Spark erosion, also known as metal disintegration or electro discharge machining (EDM), is a technique that’s primarily used for tap, stud, bolt and drill removal or seized fasteners. The cutting action of a metal disintegrator is accomplished by creating a series of intermittent electric arcs that break down the hardest metals into minute particles in a safe and controlled manner.

An electrode, held in the head of the disintegrator, vibrates as it cuts while a coolant is pumped through the electrode to wash away the powdered metal. The technique chiefly employs electrical energy to remove metal from the work piece without creating any contact with it. The technique can also be used for marine and marine engine repairs.

As there are no cutting forces involved in a spark erosion process, delicate operations can be performed on thin work pieces. The technique can produce shapes unobtainable by a conventional machining process and can also be used to provide a texture on the inside of mold tools for plastic products.

Sahil Gandhi, Director at Unique Group’s On-Site Engineering division commented, “Our Wellube brand is widely recognised as a leader in the provision of on-site machining services. As a world-renowned brand, we’re continuously on the lookout to grow our reach by offering new services to customers the world over. The decision to partner with KSB was imminent considering their in-depth experience in the spark erosion industry.”

“Their spark erosion machines are powerful and highly reliable, thereby ensuring maximum material removal in minimum time, thus keeping the customer on schedule.”

Paul Eccles, Spark Erosion Sales Manager at KSB asserted, “We’re pleased with our new association with Unique Group. We at KSB have always aimed at giving our customers the best possible service to suit their business needs backed by a 24hr support plan and the same ideology resonates with the Unique Group team. Their strong customer base and sound knowledge of the market is instrumental in establishing the best-in-class metal disintegration service to customers in the region.”

Please direct your queries to:

Unique Group Marketing Department: marketing@uniquegroup.com

Walter Fernandes, Department Manager – Sales (On-Site Engineering), Unique Group: walter@uniquegroup.com

Paul Eccles, Spark Erosion Sales Manager, KSB: paul.eccles@ksb.com

4 Channel Helium Unscrambler. Now we are Talking!

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C-Tecnics continues to expand its communication range adding its new 4 Channel Helium Unscrambler unit.

Not want to compromise on quality but looking to save money?

The C-Phone HE 4R is the lowest priced 4 Channel Helium unscrambler on the market.

The C-Tecnics Unscrambler is Suitable for diver’s communication and Saturation Diving system communications. C-Tecnics also offer Bunk Boxes and chamber speakers. The unit can also be supplied with the C-Tecnics Wireless headset.

C-Tecnics, a UK based company are market leaders in the manufacturing of subsea Video, cameras, lighting, and communications systems for the diving, ROV, and Scientific markets. C-Tecnics also manufacture a range of diver equipment and Hyperbaric equipment.

Please contact our sales team for more information at marketing@c-tecnics.com

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Petroleum Development Oman enhances engineering information management with Intergraph® SmartPlant® Solutions

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Next-generation engineering data management technology improves productivity and information integrity

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), one of the leading oil and gas companies in the Middle East has implemented Intergraph Smart Data Validator and Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise for Owner Operators to improve engineering information management.

The Intergraph Process, Power & Marine solutions were chosen primarily due to their data-centric nature and ability to support Petroleum Development Oman’s business workflows.

Since its first economic oil find in 1962, PDO has specialized in oil producing at the Oman Sultanate and currently accounts for about 70 percent of local oil production and nearly all of Oman’s natural gas supply. By replacing its existing, legacy in-house software with Intergraph solutions, PDO aims to enhance the integrity of engineering information, integration between the different engineering software, and increase the overall engineering data quality.

With Intergraph Smart Data Validator and Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators, PDO employees will be able to check data quality, as well as access the same, actionable and up-to-date engineering information.

Commenting on the decision to choose Intergraph Process, Power & Marine to improve information management workflows, Philippa De Glanville, PDO’s E&O Information Manager said, “By choosing Intergraph PP&M solutions we expect to gain ease of use, flexibility of administration and improved efficiency. We foresee that the data-centric nature of the solution will enhance our overall engineering information integrity and quality.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, commented, “We are witnessing how Intergraph PP&M solutions are becoming the industry standard for the Middle East region – having a key player such as PDO to choose our solution will further help us to strengthen our presence in the region.”

Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise offers a powerful portfolio of industry-leading, best-in-class design and data management solutions, enabling companies in the process, power and marine industries to capture integrated engineering knowledge at the enterprise level for the competitive advantage needed in today’s and tomorrow’s market. SmartPlant Enterprise’s integrated suite of solutions enable proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency by up to 30 percent. For more information about SmartPlant Enterprise, visit ppm.intergraph.com/products/enterprise-solutions/smartplant-enterprise-oo.

Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators and other Intergraph solutions and network with other Intergraph users, visit ppm.intergraph.com/technical-user-forums.

Cranemaster partners with Unique Group to extend presence in the Middle East and India

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Cranemaster, the global market leader of passive heave compensators and shock absorbers for offshore lifts, are expanding their sales and support network and are pleased to announce the appointment of Unique Group as representative in UAE and India.

For fast and easy dispatch, Cranemaster units will be stored locally and Unique Group can also provide service technicians if assistance is needed. This will ensure easy access for Middle East and Indian customers to Cranemaster products and services. The new partnership supports Cranemaster’s strategy to strengthen its positions in attractive market segments.

“Our partnership with Cranemaster will help us strengthen and expand our innovative portfolio of products and services and we are looking forward to helping Cranemaster increase sales and visibility within this important region.” Ian Huggins, Group Commercial Manager, Unique Group

For more information, please contact:

Unique Group Marketing Department: marketing@uniquegroup.com

Hege Kongstein, Marketing Manager, Cranemaster: hege@cranemaster.no

Shock loads from pile runs are efficiently reduced by the Cranemaster shock absorbers.

 

HTL Boxer represents England at Youth World Boxing Championships

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Ben Rees, Workshop Apprentice at HTL, an industry leading provider of controlled bolting, flange working and portable machine solutions is off to St Petersburg, Russia to represent England in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.

Following a bronze medal win at the EUBC European Youth Championships earlier in the year, Ben has continued to impress coaches with the skills and attitude he has relentlessly demonstrated during world selection camps.

Running from 14th – 27th November at the Sibur Arena, the Championships welcome more than 400 competing boxers from over 70 countries. At only 18, Ben will represent England in the Middleweight 75 kg category and compete against other international middleweight components.

An intensive training programme and various preparation camps with a dedicated Lead Coach have fully equipped Ben to compete for the 5th Edition of the legendary AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.

Ben comments: “I went to the EUBC European Youth Championships confident and returned proud to own a bronze medal. Now I am delighted to have been selected to represent England by competing in the Youth World Championships;  I feel I have worked extremely hard to prepare to step up to the challenge and represent England; I’d love to return home with another medal.

I would like to thank HTL for their continued support and sponsorship.”

No matter what the outcome is, competing in the Youth World Boxing Championships is a major achievement in Ben’s boxing career.

All at HTL continue to support and wish Ben the best of luck

For more information please visit:www.htlgroup.com

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PTTEP to present findings with C-Kore Subsea Monitoring Tool at IPTC 2016

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PTTEP evaluated C-Kore with excellent results and will be presenting their findings on Subsea Insulation Resistance Monitoring at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, IPTC in Bangkok on Wednesday 16th of November 2016.
PTTEP found “Offshore testing can be significantly simplified with this meter, and overall schedule reduced. This in turn would save substantial costs during offshore inspection and fault finding campaigns. The result of the test by the new technique is more reliable, consistent and cost effective method to confirm insulation resistance in a subsea cable system.”
Different technologies were evaluated by PTTEP, including the C-Kore Subsea Monitoring Tool to determine the integrity of subsea cables during intervention operations. They trialed the patented C-Kore low-voltage technology in the field as an alternative to conventional subsea testing methods.
To download the complete abstract click here: http://bit.ly/2fHvOri
For more information about the C-Kore technology, please visit: www.c-kore.com

Pommec are appointed C-Tecnics new Netherlands Distributor

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Pommec is a leading European manufacturer and worldwide supplier of commercial diving equipment based in the Netherlands. ‘’Teaming up with C-Tecnics as our stocking distributer was a natural route’’, says Pommec Sales Director Kees Voogd.

Kees added, “C-Tecnics has the knowledge, the experience and the flexibility to find the solutions our clients are looking for. Pommec has extensive expertise in producing diving systems which find customers all over the world. Working closely together with C-Tecnics means that our clients will benefit of the expertise of both companies.”

C-Tecnics, a UK based company are market leaders in the manufacturing of subsea Video, cameras, lighting, and communications systems for the diving, ROV, and Scientific markets. C-Tecnics also manufacture a range of divers equipment and Hyperbaric equipment. The partnership with Pommec expands our distributor network and will help C-Tecnics products reach a bigger market.

For more information please visit; http://www.c-tecnics.com/

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LNG Bunkering Survey Results 2017

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In the run up to the the largest International LNG Bunkering Summit taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands between 30th January – 1st February 2017 we have undertaken a survey of those working in a and around LNG Bunkering from the gas suppliers to the shipping companies, ports and many more. 

LNG Bunkering Infographic – A Positive Story from the Oil Depression The protracted oil price depression has seen the contraction and retrogression of many fuel-dependent markets in the past 24 months. Bunkering with liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been one of those areas affected, by the drop in the conventional fuel for the maritime industry.

In this infographic, conducted with Oil & Gas IQ’s burgeoning bunkering network, we can begin to paint a surprisingly encouraging picture of a sector that refuses to be blown off course by the worst oil price crash in living memory.

Download the Infographic here >> / Request a copy is sent via email >>

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The 5th Annual LNG Bunkering Summit is the largest and longest running event.  We have attendees from, Arista Shipping, Enagas, Port of Amsterdam, Terntank Rederi A/S, Skangas, Spliethoff, Tote, Conoship, Port of Antwerp, Engie, Wartsila, Repsol, Port of Rotterdam, DEME, and many more…

Download the agenda here >>
Request the agenda is sent via email >>

Don’t forget;
Register by Friday, November 11, 2016 and receive up to €350 off! If you have any questions please call +44 (0)20 7036 1300 or email enquire@oilandgasiq.com.

Richard Jones
LNG Bunkering Summit

Health, safety and welfare training from North East based global training provider, HTL Training Services.

HTL Training Services provide industry with Health and Safety courses which assist in supporting clients in embedding cultures of safety and care. The aim being to equip work forces with the skills and understanding to care about the health, safety and welfare of their employees.

As stated by the HSE, hundreds of people are killed every year due to accidents at work and over one million people are injured through a lack of health and safety awareness. Training is an essential part of ensuring that you and your staff understand; and are competent in health and safety responsibilities.

Harnessing a wealth of knowledge and experience, HTL’s enthusiastic team of instructors deliver training of Health and Safety approved courses from ECITB, NEBOSH, IOSH and QNUK. To name a few; CCNSG Safety Passport and Renewal, ECITB Approved Manual Handling, IOSH Managing Safely and QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work are all available from HTL Training Services.

Bob Fogerty, Director of Training, HTL Training Services comments: “Health and safety must be an important and integral part of any business. At HTL Training Services we work with businesses to train staff in health, safety and welfare practices, so that staff are able to identify and assess risks, and therefore work towards reducing and preventing workplace accidents. Health and Safety training is a step in the right direction in improving the health and safety culture of a business and avoiding the unwanted costs and distress associated with workplace accidents.”

With dedicated training facilities in Northumberland, Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, HTL Training Services deliver their extensive training portfolio across the UK, and can also bring training direct to your site, globally.

For more information on the HTL’s range of ECITB, NEBOSH, IOSH and QNUK approved courses available at affordable rates, please contact +44 (0) 1670 700 005, email info@htl-trainingservices.com or visit htl-trainingservices.com.

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Industries require a fiber optic solution that they can rely on time and again.

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Oil rigs use fiber optic cables for improved productivity through automation. Mass transit systems rely on fiber optics for advanced communication and signaling. Coal mines use fiber optic connections for environmental monitoring, mine safety, and reliable equipment control. Field broadcast venues depend on rapidly deployable fiber optic networks to deliver 4K and HD signals to their viewers. And the military relies on high performance fiber optic cables to keep them in constant communication on the battlefield whether at sea, in the air, or on land. 

AFL has created industrial fiber optic solutions that offer proven performance and are designed for the extreme stress of more demanding environments. Check out the resources below to see how AFL can help your next project. 
For more information please visit: www.AFLglobal.com 

 
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HTL Group expand in Aberdeen with HTL Group Scotland

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UK based HTL Group have relocated to a high profile facility on Raith’s Industrial Estate, Aberdeen.

HTL Group are one of a number of companies who believe that even in challenging times there are still opportunities to serve the market with a range of high quality products and services delivered in today’s cost sensitive market, supported by a very high level of customer service.

The move from HTLs facility in Dyce to Raith’s Industrial Estate is the perfect opportunity to introduce the Group’s complete range of products and services delivered via HTL Group Scotland.

From the new facility, HTL Group Scotland will continue to offer an even more comprehensive range of controlled bolting equipment, joint integrity tooling, portable machines, cutting and maintenance tools for hire and sale.  The move will also allow HTL Group Scotland to introduce new products and services such as flushing and testing equipment, an asset management service, HAVs, PAT and load testing, and an increased calibration capacity.

In addition and to support the market needs, HTL’s range of globally recognised ECITB approved, mechanical joint integrity courses, amongst many others will be delivered from their new training centre of excellence at HTL Group Scotland’s new facility.

Stephen Jones, Group CEO, comments:

This move and the introduction of HTL Group Scotland with its wider offering will ensure our clients receive timely and cost effective solutions, whilst also receiving the high level of customer service associated with HTL.

We welcome you to visit our impressive new facility to meet our team, learn about our innovative solutions and allow HTL to partner with you to help meet challenges in an ever changing industry.

The new HTL Group Scotland address is Raith’s Industrial Estate, Kirkton Drive, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0BG, for further information please contact HTL Group Scotland on + 44 (0) 1224 728 820, email aberdeen@htlgroup.com or visit www.hiretorque.com.

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Unique Group appoints Felix Peña as Business Development Manager for Subsea Rentals and Sales

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Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, has appointed Felix Peña as the new Business Development Manager for Subsea Rentals and Sales. He will be based within the Operations Team at Unique Group’s Houston office.Felix has nineteen years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within sales and operational management. In his most recent position, he managed, planned, and coordinated multiple large rental projects for Forum Subsea Rentals at a global capacity. His career started with Kongsberg Maritime, which then moved on to BMT Scientific Marine and he has spent the last 12 years growing Forum Subsea Rentals.

Andy Doggett, Director for Unique Group’s Survey Equipment Division commented, “I am delighted to have Felix join our US business to focus on North and South America. He brings with him deep understanding of the market and excellent customer relationships in the sector. Adding Felix to the US team is part of the business development strategy for the Survey Equipment Division, as we continue to grow our US operation with key appointments.”

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For more information, please contact:

Unique Group Marketing Department: marketing@uniquegroup.comAndy Doggett, Director – Survey Equipment Division: andy.doggett@uniquegroup.com

Unique Group will exhibit across two stands at OSEA 2016 29 Nov to 2nd Dec 2016

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We’d love for you to join us for discussions and a range of refreshments. We will be joined by the team from our latest acquisition, Oceanvision, in addition to our engineering and industry experts from across our global operation.

Where to find us

Stand 1J4-10 will be located at EIC’s UK Pavilion. Our staff will be present to discuss how Unique Group and its six multi-site divisions can deliver bespoke, off-the-shelf engineering solutions and cost-efficiencies for your business.

We’ll have several models and pieces of kit on display from our Specialised Boats, Survey Equipment, and Buoyancy & Ballast divisions.

Stand BQ6-01 will be found close to the Subsea Pavilion, located on the lower level of the venue. Our On-Site Engineering team will be available to demonstrate our Wellube brand’s hot tapping demo unit and discuss any requirements your business has for on-site engineering products and services. Our Diving & Life Support and Oceanvision teams will also be displaying a SAT system model and an ROV unit respectively.

For more information please visit: www.uniquegroup.com

Safety and quality effortlessly combined

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Incorrect measurements and tool inaccuracies in all industrial sectors can lead to hazardous consequences not least of all risk to personnel safety. So ensure operator safety and minimise downtime with HTL Worldwide’s range of Torque Calibration rigs.

A common misunderstanding is that only used tooling must be calibrated, when in actual fact calibration should also be carried out on new tooling to ensure accuracy is maintained from the beginning of use.

HTL, a Global OEM of controlled bolting equipment, recognises the critical importance of tool calibration, and have therefore designed highly safe, premium quality torque calibration rigs to allow clients to entirely control their own in-house calibration.

Mike Johnson, Group Director of Engineering, HTL Group comments:

The reality of accurate calibration is that it’s a necessity for industry but it mustn’t come at the expense of project downtime. The new range of torque calibration rigs bring to market a fully integrated piece of equipment incorporating unique safety features. The ability to calibrate tools to a planned schedule effectively contributes to reducing downtime, allowing client projects to run as planned.”

Technically suited to any industry or business who frequently calibrate torque tools, the HTL range of torque calibration rigs enhance the existing market offering by introducing a standardised range of quality torque calibration rigs, with the ability to customise to meet every individual requirement.

As part of the Premier range, the enclosure incorporates Norbar torque measurement equipment, an interlocked safety canopy, a heavy duty and robust modular frame, lockable pump cupboard and safety interlocks to ensure operator well-being during use. The Premier Rig also includes an integrated control panel, electric pump, a precision gauge and an emergency stop mechanism to further promote safe operation.

For further information please visit htl-worldwide.com call + 44 (0) 1670 700 018 or email sales@htl-worldwide.com.

 

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Impact Subsea and Unique Group launch new generation of flooded member detection system

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A ground breaking underwater Flooded Member Detection (FMD) system has been launched today by Impact Subsea in collaboration with Unique Group.

The ISFMD offers a significant advancement in flooded member detection, providing a new level of clarity in non-destructive testing for the presence of water in underwater structures.

For use by divers or ROVs, water level, depth of reading, position of the sensor probe and temperature of water are all monitored and recorded. With 1mm accuracy and a range in excess of 100m, the ISFMD system provides an exceptionally high accuracy reading.

An advanced software suite provides a visual indication of all sample points along the underwater member or structure being surveyed. Upon completion of the survey, the software automatically generates a survey report with all recorded readings.

Following collaboration in the development of the system, Unique Group has been appointed as exclusive rental partner for the ISFMD system.

Commenting on the launch of the new system, Andy Doggett, Survey Equipment Divisional Director, Unique Group, stated, “We are delighted to collaborate with Impact Subsea on this exciting new FMD system. Following significant investment in Impact Subsea Altimeters, Depth Sensors and FMD systems we are able to meet customer demand for the latest underwater technology”.

For more information, please contact:

Unique Group Marketing Department: marketing@uniquegroup.com
Andy Doggett, Director – Survey Equipment Division: andy.doggett@uniquegroup.com
Ben Grant, Managing Director, Impact Subsea: ben.grant@impactsubsea.co.uk

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Preventative maintenance made simple

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Controlled bolting equipment manufacturer HTL Worldwide Ltd have released a specialist coating to extend the life of any structure or assembly; HTL Pro-Tect.

Offering complete joint preservation and corrosion prevention, HTL Pro-Tect is suitable for any mechanical and electrical application which is subject to climatic corrosion in any industry sector. With easy application and a life span of up to 25 years, the product will protect all mechanically exposed assemblies in the harshest environmental conditions including subsea.

The high strength nature of the product comes from its silicone base which forms a strong, resilient, and rubberised coating; averting moisture, debris, and water or oxygen ingress, therefore resulting in the workpiece being kept in its “as installed” condition. Non-marine pollutant, or toxic to the environment, HTL Pro-Tect is 100% recyclable.

The external part of any mechanical joint is highly vulnerable to the ingress of debris and moisture which can result in the degradation of bolted joints as well as corrosion damage. Excessive corrosion is hazardous and repair could mean unscheduled downtime for machining, failure and potentially replacement of damaged flanges, gaskets and fasteners.

Supplied as a complete kit with everything needed for application, this product promotes best practice engineering and is a major contribution towards maintaining critical joint integrity.

Easily removed by cutting and peeling back, HTL Pro-Tect is applied and removed as desired. Complete or partial reinstation is a simple secondary application.

Paul Storey, HTL Group Managing Director Comments:

An increasing demand from our client base to protect mechanical joints introduced us to the development and addition of HTL Pro-Tect to our complete portfolio of joint integrity solutions. With an unlimited amount of uses, the product is an essential inclusion for any joint preservation programme to maximise efficiency and cost savings. Additionally what has become clear is the unlimited potential for effective use of this product in any application subject to climatic corrosion.”

Contact HTL Worldwide today to find out more.

Visit htl-worldwide.com, call +44 (0) 1670 700 018 or email sales@htl-worldwide.com.

 

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RUD ICE Chain Pink Powder Coating acts as overheating indicator

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Ideal for Offshore Polar & Arctic Projects:

RUD ICE chain offers extreme resistance to temperatures from -60°c to +300°c which makes it the perfect choice for my offshore polar and arctic projects.

The ICE chain is coated with RUD’s innovative pink powder coating which acts as an overheating indicator. It shows the temperatures in which the chain can be safely used.

The chain cannot be used in temperatures above 300°c. If the chain reaches temperatures of 300°c or above it will turn from a pink colour to brown, then black which indicates that the chain is unsafe to use and must be taken out of service. The pink powder coating therefore offers a unique safety factor highlighting when the chain is no longer safe for use.

The advantages of RUD ICE chain are abundant. It offers a considerable 30% reduction in weight than Grade 80 chain, using less material and energy used due to its light construction & easier handling. It possesses a 60% higher breaking force than grade 80 chains, is extremely robust, tough and resilient to sharp and rough edges due to the chains increased strength.

Operating in hot or cold environments from -60°c to +300°c ICE Chain offers the solution to your lifting requirements. From offshore, arctic projects to extreme materials handling at ports or construction sites where sharp and rough edges are present, RUD’s ICE Chain offers ultimate strength and resilience to varied environments.
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For more information call 01227 276 611, Email: Katie.crane@rud.co.uk or visit us at www.rud.co.uk

 

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