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C-Kore & Shell give joint presentation at Subsea Expo

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C-Kore Systems and Shell UK will give a joint presentation at the Subsea Expo Conference,Thursday the 2nd of February in Aberdeen. The presentation will focus on the use of the C-Kore Subsea Testing technology during intervention operations on Shell’s Corrib field.
Subsea interventions are challenging operations. The C-Kore Subsea measurement tool simplifies the subsea testing process for subsea engineers during intervention campaigns. It provides far more accurate data readings than traditional testing methods and saves customers
money by reducing days of vessel time.
Cynthia Pikaar, sales manager of C-Kore commented, “It is nice to have the recognition from Shell that we are a valued partner, providing a service that not only saves them a lot of money, but also gives them valuable information about their subsea infrastructure. By sharing their
findings with the rest of the industry, we hope to open up discussions on how we can help other operators.”

C-Kore will be exhibiting at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen the 1st – 3rd of February, where they will have their C-Kore tools on-hand. Come and visit us on booth #118!

For further information on our innovative subsea testing technology, please visit our website: www.c-kore.com

RUD manufacture & supply heavy duty lifting equipment 0.6- 250 tonnes

RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Their diverse product range offers over 600 tested and certified lifting and lashing points for bolting and welding.

RUD lifting equipment is used across a wide range of working environments from offshore, heavy duty engineering & handling, rail, military, manufacturing and construction.  Their products have been increasingly popular across the heavy duty lifting sector due to their impressive working load limits starting from 0.6- 250 Tonnes.

The WBPG hoist ring offers their highest lifting capability of 85-250 tonnes which makes it an ideal choice for many heavy engineering, handling and offshore projects. The WBPG is loadable from any side in the direction of the pivot meaning it is suitable for lifting and turning of heavy loads. It has the ability to rotate 360° and swivel 180°. The WBPG comes with a detachable suspension ring in the shape of a shackle for the attachment of common lifting means.

RUD’s heavy duty lifting products offer numerous safety factors and advantages to the operator and equipment being lifted.  The RUD VRBG load ring on plate for bolting can be supplied with 4 bolts offering a working load capacity of 10-16 tonnes or it can be supplied with 6/8 bolts which offers a higher working load capacity of 31.5-50 tonnes.

It can be loaded at 90° to the vertical with a full working load limit, the suspension ring pivots 180° and offers a safety factor of 4:1 in all load directions.  The VRBG is typically used across heavy engineering, shipbuilding, turbine lifting, steel structure assemblies and in lifting and final positioning of new machinery.

The RUD VRBS and VRBS Fix is part of their lifting point for welding product range. The VRBS load ring on plate for welding offers a load capacity of 50 tonne and the VRBS Fix offers a higher load capacity of up to100 tonne.

The VRBS and VRBS Fix are typically used in heavy lifting of fabrication. They can be used for Lifting the fabrication during the manufacturing process, lifting the fabrication onto transport and doubling up as lashing points for the transportation.

RUD offer both standard and bespoke heavy lifting solutions to suit some of the most demanding working environments. Top quality products and fast paced product innovations and developments make RUD a top choice for all your lifting requirements.

For more information, please visit: web.rud.com

 

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Subsea Decommissioning Lessons Learned Whitepaper launched

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Offshore Network has teamed up with UniversalPegasus International to bring you a whitepaper on their innovative use of ROV technology to overcome the challenge of collecting information for mature subsea wells during subsea decommissioning projects.

While the North Sea decommissioning market is thriving and major break throughs have been achieved in the past year in terms of increasing the efficiencies of platform abandonment campaigns, this compelling case study from the Gulf of Mexico will give answers to many of the most significant challenges that remain for NS operators who have overlooked their subsea liability. The whitepaper includes:

  • An analysis of a recent project involving the decommissioning of several deepwater subsea rigid jumpers, flying leads, and other subsea equipment using novel ROV applications
  • A review of challenges associated with the depletion of original equipment knowledge and solutions to handle outdated equipment and methodology for deepwater projects
  • A study of how innovative improvements to ROV functionality and tooling before offshore execution led to cost savings by enabling synchronisation with P&A operations

With decommissioning forecasts ranging in the billions globally and opportunities aplenty, this whitepaper will also help service companies understand how out of the box thinking and unconventional approaches must be found to help North Sea operators tackle a number of challenges ranging from harsh and unpredictable weather conditions to high costs and a lack of expertise, as well as address major technological gaps.

Levels of activity speak for themselves:

  • CNR successfully completed a large platform abandonment campaign in 2016 on over 30 wells at the Murchison field and have started planning for over 20 more
  • ConocoPhillips similarly undertook a historic plugging operation on the Ekofisk 2/4 A platform using the Rowan Gorilla VI drilling rig in Norway while it had previously worked with Ensco in 2015 to plug and abandon 18 wells on six platforms in the Southern North Sea
  • Proserv abandoned 3 wells for Talisman in a water depth of 150-170m in 2015 and worked on 8 wells for Maersk in 119m of water in early 2016
  • Petrofac also secured a P&A project for Tullow Oil on the Horne and Wren platform in the Southern North Sea
  • Claxton was awarded work by Statoil for the rigless recovery of seven abandoned wells on the Huldra platform, in the Norwegian Continental Shelf

The North Sea decommissioning market is thus thriving and if you wish to find out more about UniversalPegasus International’s innovative use of ROV technology and how such innovations could be applied in the North Sea, access the free whitepaper now at http://tinyurl.com/RMM-Decom-Report

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Unique Group brings expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers to new healthcare markets

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Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, is investing almost 2m euros in an innovative healthcare division to bring its 25 years’ of expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers to new markets.

The new division – Unique Medical Technology – will launch in February 2017 at the Arab Health Show in Dubai, where the business will be demonstrating its expertise in quality focused production and client services for the healthcare sector.

The move follows the acquisition in 2015 by Unique Group of Oceanwide SaS, the Netherlands-based market leader in the design, construction and maintenance of self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats.

Headquartered in Rotterdam, Unique Medical Technology will serve the healthcare market across Europe, Middle East and Asia and draw on the experience, knowledge and expertise of the wider Unique Group.

Harry Gandhi, chief executive of Unique Group, comments: “This significant investment in our new division draws on nearly three decades of engineering expertise in the maritime industry to bring market-leading hyperbaric chambers and client services to the healthcare sector.

“There has long been a gap for a genuine hyperbaric specialist company in the medical sector and Unique Medical Technology will fill that space. We are already processing enquiries for our products and we will be working initially with hospitals and clinics from our base in the Netherlands.  Over the coming years we will use our engineering expertise for further product development within this important sector. ”

The new business will initially focus on the production of hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers with integrated critical care monitoring equipment and will also provide specialist training in the use of the technology.

With a focus on efficiency and quality, the chambers will be produced within 3 to 6 months, depending on specification.  Flexible finance offerings will also be available.

Traditionally used in the diving industry, HBOT chambers are now used in the medical sector for treating various conditions, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, Diabetic wound care and non-healing cuts.

Please visit: www.uniquegroup.com

 

Controlled bolting specialist HTL Group opens its doors to impressive new facility

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HTL Group Scotland opens its doors to showcase their full suite of capabilities with an open day on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at Raith’s Industrial Estate, Dyce, Aberdeen.

The event will run from 10am – 3pm and is set to highlight HTL Group Scotland as the hub to deliver the Group’s comprehensive capabilities in Scotland. An exclusive tour of the new facility, demonstrations of HTL’s core OEM product range and Joint Integrity Software in addition to a sneak peak of the all new HTL Expo Vehicle all form part of the busy agenda for the day along with Q & A sessions with the HTL Team.

Marc Gerrard, Business Manager, HTL Group Scotland comments:

The open day is the ideal opportunity for us to demonstrate the Group’s full suite of premium quality solutions including: OEM Controlled Bolting and Ancillary Products, Approved Training, Hydraulic Pressure Testing, Flushing and Control Systems, Asset Management, Site Based Solutions and Engineered to Order Bespoke Design Solutions.

At HTL, we continuously strive for excellence and enjoy working closely with our clients to understand the industries they serve, we consequently operate an open door policy at all HTL facilities and would like to welcome anyone to visit at their convenience during 2017.”

The open day is now open for registration and is planned to be one in a series of open door facility visits over 2017. If you would like to register for the official open day on 2nd February or arrange a visit for an alternative time, please contact aberdeen@htlgroup.com or call +44 (0) 1224 728 820.

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Shearwater Achieves Environmental and Health and Safety Accreditations

Shearwater Marine Services have been awarded internationally recognised accreditations for environmental protection and health and safety management. These OHAS 18001:2007 and ISO 9001:2008 awards are the result of Shearwater’s ongoing efforts to deliver services in a safe and responsible manner, with a commitment to protecting the environment and to ensuring the safety of all persons that are affected by their working activities.

Both accreditations were issued following a rigorous onsite audit of Shearwater’s policies and practices by QMS International. This process included detailed workplace inspections, interviews and samples of operations to ensure that robust procedures are followed to identify, control and minimise risk to persons and the environment. QMS International operate in over 60 countries and their work has helped them win numerous service awards. They are one of the UK’s leading ISO certification bodies.  

Alastair Baird, Director said: “Being awarded with these highly respected accreditations is a great achievement for our company, and confirms that management systems that were developed and implemented by us many years ago were, and are, entirely in line with modern recognised standards.” 

General Manager, Tommy Henaughen added: “Shearwater are fully committed to providing a world-class service for our clients wherever we operate, irrespective whether our customers are large multinational organisations or small local engineering firms.” 

Shearwater are full members of the Association of Diving Contractors (ADC) and offer a comprehensive range of marine engineering solutions above and below the waterline. As the sister company to The Professional Diving Academy in Dunoon, and with twenty five years of experience, they have an outstanding reputation for providing professional, innovative and competitive solutions for the marine sector. These new awards add to the company’s existing quality management accreditations (ISO: 9001:2008) and health, safety and the environment (Achilles.)

For more information Please visit: http://www.shearwatermarine.co.uk/

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Shearwater Director Alastair Baird receiving the OSHAS 18001 Award from QMS International Auditor, Jim Gracie

C-Kore Systems supporting PTTEP on offshore deployment

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C-Kore Systems has been awarded another contract by PTTEP Australasia to supply them with four C-Kore Subsea Monitoring tools for an offshore operation in Australian waters.
PTTEP has used the C-Kore devices on multiple deployments, and 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.”
The C-Kore units confirm the health or find faults in all electrical assets, including umbilicals, EFLs, SCMs and distribution units, both on the surface and seabed. They measure insulation resistance, continuity and more. C-Kore quickly finds faults in existing fields and proves new equipment during installation.
Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented, “We are closing out a very good year with customers coming back with repeat orders. It is nice to be seen as a value added partner by saving our customers time and money on their operations.”

For further information on our innovative low voltage testing technology, please visit our website, www.c-kore.com

 

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Kongsberg Maritime: DSME and Kongsberg Maritime ink new joint development agreement

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DSME and Kongsberg Maritime have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) for a new LNG FSRU regasification control system. As part of the delivery scope for a vessel currently under construction at the Okpo shipyard in South Korea, DSME will develop a High Fidelity Dynamic Simulator for the regasification plant. The JDA, which was signed on 29th November 2016, enables DSME to utilise Kongsberg Maritime’s Dynamic Process Simulator ‘K-Spice’ and the ‘K-Chief’ automation and control system for the joint development of the vessel’s regasification control system.

Both parties have extensive experience in the field of LNG vessel control systems. DSME is fast approaching delivery of 100 LNG ships, many of them operating with Kongsberg Maritime’s LNG control system on board. In total Kongsberg Maritime’s rapidly expanding LNG vessel reference list now surpasses 200 LNG control system installations. During the company’s long-standing partnership in the LNG business, several different concepts for gas handling have been developed. Simulation studies are today established as increasingly important in this field of development, to ensure robust design and to verify design parameters.

“We are very pleased to start a LNG control system JDA with DSME as it represents a continuation and strengthening of a long term and very successful partnership,” said Tore Wean, Managing Director, Kongsberg Maritime Korea. “We have supplied ship automation systems to DSME since the 1980’s and LNG ship control systems since 2002. We are committed to supporting their technology needs today and in the future.”

Vice President at DSME Naval & Energy System R&D, Mr. Young Bok Choi added: “Entering this JDA with Kongsberg Maritime as a major partner, and to many shipping companies, a trusted supplier makes good sense for DSME. We believe it will be a very significant stepping stone for further development projects and together we can provide our customers with world leading technology solutions.”

Further to the signing of the JDA, DSME and Kongsberg Maritime are in further discussions for possible cooperation on marketing activities of the new LNG FSRU regasification control system.

For further information, please contact:

Gunvor Hatling Midtbø

Kongsberg Maritime

Tel: +47 9921 4209

gunvor.hatling.midtbo@km.kongsberg.com

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Tore Wean, Managing Director, Kongsberg Maritime Korea (left) and Mr. Young Bok Choi, Vice President at DSME Naval & Energy System R&D

 

 

Submarine Manufacturing and Products Ltd wins contract with Norwegian Company Alf Lea

Submarine Manufacturing and Products Ltd (SMP) continue their success in the subsea industry after winning a contract with Norwegian company Alf Lea to supply a complete Wet Bell System to Bergen University.

Alf Lea approached SMP to design and manufacture a Wet Bell Launch and Recovery System with supporting 20ft DNV containerised machinery and dive control.

All aspects of the project are to be designed, manufactured and tested by the company’s skilled workforce at the workshop site located in Preston, Lancashire.

The Wet Bell Launch and Recovery Systemhas been designed to operate within a compact footprint to minimise the required operational deck space on board a vessel or barge. Emphasis has been placed on ease of mobilisation and demobilisation, so that costs are kept to a minimum. The Wet Bell LARS is IMCA D023 and D018 compliant and has Third Party Design approval by Lloyds Register.

When fully retracted by the hydraulic cylinders, with the Wet Bell and Clump Weight stowed on the base skid, the size and dimensions of the Wet Bell System is the same size as an ISO 20’ container.

The Wet Bell was a bespoke design incorporating many features specifically requested by the client including diver monitoring and remote control operations of the hydraulic winches.

(Mark Peloe Sales Executive at SMP) “SMP were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Alf Lea on such a prestigious project. It was apparent from the outset that this was going to be a bespoke design to allow compliance with the clients list of requirements. The in-house design team at SMP worked closely with Alf Lea and Bergen University to produce a design and supporting visual presentations to enable the client to “see” the system before manufacturing. Our years of experience working with commercial clients and other dive schools meant SMP were the obvious choice to see this project from concept to conclusion.”

The Dive Control Container is outfitted with a steel floor and divided into two sections designated as the Dive Control Area and the Machinery Area.

Sections can be accessed via the container main double doors and a further separate personnel door. Additionally the container is fitted with a large observation window and penetrator plates for hydraulic/pneumatic services and the container is finished with a zinc based marine grade painting system.

The Dive Control Area is fully insulated throughout and fitted with an Air Conditioner.  Heating is also fitted via a flat heater panel fixed to the wall.

A 3 Diver Air Panel and Wet Bell Panel is wall mounted with an access hatch to the rear for maintenance ease. All incoming and outgoing air supplies are hard piped in Tungum or Stainless Steel and a diver monitoring system providing digital video and audio recording of all diving activities has also been installed.

The Machinery Area is fitted with two Hot Water Machines. The first machine acts as a primary supply to the diver, the feed of which is from a submersible sea water pump. The secondary machine is a fresh water vessel, providing an emergency stored source of hot water should a fault arise.

To further enhance the company’s capabilities, SMP joined forces with engineering and fabrication company WEC Group earlier this year as a way of combining each other’s engineering expertise and strengthening operations.

WEC Group specialise in the manufacture of a wide range of metal structures and welded assemblies including pressure vessels, rail gantries, armoured vehicle hulls and more.

For more information please visit: www.smp-ltd.com

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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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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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

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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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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

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