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


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.



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!


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



Interview on increasing maritime security through use of satellites in the run-up to Industry leading Maritime ISR event

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SMi Group release an exclusive series of interviews ahead of the Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Conference that will take place on 29th- 30th January 2017.

SMi Group’s Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology event will return to Rome after the huge success of last year’s event. The popularity of the event highlights that the threats facing maritime nations have not been abated, with the increase in mass migration and terrorist infiltration the need to address these issues is crucial.

The use of satellites and space-based surveillance has become a huge factor within the enhancement of maritime security, this will be a key topic that will be explored throughout the two day conference.

In the lead up to the event SMi have released a pre-conference interview with speaker sponsors Kongsberg Satellite Services, to discuss how their satellites are being used to increase maritime security around the globe.

Sigmund Dehli the Director of Sales at KSAT will be speaking on day two of the conference with his presentation ‘Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness Through Satellite-Based Oil Spill, Vessel and Ice Detection’.

He said: “KSAT has delivered satellite-based oil spill detection services to the oil industry and governmental agencies for decades. The service is mainly based on oil spill detection using SAR- satellites. The data is downloaded through KSAT’s global ground station network and analysed by image analysts in our headquarters, who are available on a 24/7/365 basis. The results are delivered in near real-time to the end-user, which typically means 45-60 minutes from the time the satellite image is acquired. The end-user is then responsible for actions according to local regulations.”

For the full exclusive interview with Sigmund Dheli, visit the download centre of the event website at www.maritime-recon.com/ydn

Other topics that will be addressed at this premium meeting include: mitigating the Mediterranean immigration crisis; the importance and application of information sharing, utilizing ISR technology, search and rescue missions, unmanned systems and so much more…

Running alongside the conference will be a post-conference workshop entitled ‘C-SIGMA: Improving International Collaboration in Space to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness.’ Which will be led by Guy Thomas the President of C-SIGMA.

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 30th of November to save £100 off the conference price. Register at www.maritime-recon.com/ydn

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017 has PAE as Gold Sponsor and is sponsored by: exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Orbcomm, DeepOcean Engineering and MDA Systems.

For sponsorship packages, contact Justin Predescu +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or
e-mail jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or zgale@smi-online.co.uk

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
30 – 31 January 2017
Rome, Italy
Contact e-mail: zgale@smi-online.co.uk
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6130
Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: Proudly Sponsored by exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Orbcomm, DeepOcean Engineering and MDA Systems

9 key international programmes highlighted at Network Enabled Capability Technology 2017

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Launching in Rome on the 1st and 2nd of February 2017, SMi’s Network Enabled Capability Technology will showcase nine key international programmes at the forefront of advancing capability in this essential area of defence.

As nations continue to improve and implement netcentric capabilities across their armed forces, the conference will address issues surrounding the demand of modernisation and digitisation of information, the growing need for networking unmanned platforms and procurement for technological advancements of defence operations.

Led by high-level military leaders and technical experts, the two-day event will feature the following presentations:

  • How Forza NEC Will Impact the Future of Operational Effectiveness of Italian Armed Forces
    General (Ret’d) Vincenzo Camporini, VP Istituto Affari Internazionali, Former Chief of Defence General Staff, Italian Army
  • Developing Future Capabilities of the Army Through Implementation of NEC Technology
    Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, Assistant Chief of Staff, Irish Defence Forces
  • Incorporating Cyber into the NATO Military Structure
    Brigadier General Christos Anthanasiadis, Assistant Chief of Staff for the JCyber Division, SHAPE, Greek Army
  • Marrying Technology with User Demand for Tactical CIS
    Tony Reeves, Technical Director UK Ministry of Defence MORPHEUS NEO Programme, PA Consulting
  • US’s Future Combat Systems: Creating Netcentric Concepts for Multimission Combat System
    Colonel Carl J Worthington, Commander 2nd Signal Brigade, US Army Europe
  • Networked Warfare – Enabling Adaptive Dispersed Operations

Colonel Sean Sullivan, Director of Land Command Information / G6, Canadian Army

  • How the “V409 NEC” Programme Supports the Integration of Network Enabled Capabilities
    Major Wouter Samson, Doctrine C4I, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Norwegian Network Enabled Capabilities
    Major Ola Petter Odden, Norwegian Army Combat Lab, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Countering the Russian A2/AD Challenge while Fostering Maritime Security: The Role of Multilateral Maritime Networking in the Baltic Sea Region
    Lieutenant Commander Stefan Lundqvist, Military Studies Department, Swedish Defence University

The conference will also explore updates of the Italian Army’s Forza NEC programme as its “Concept Developing & Experimentation” phase nears completion in 2020. Participants can expect case studies from esteemed Commander of the Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Lieutenant General Giorgio Battisti, as well as senior representatives from the Italian Armed Forces.

A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics can be viewed on the event website.

There is currently a £200 Early Registration Discount for online bookings made by 30th November 2016. Visit www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDF for more details.

Network Enabled Capability Technology
1st – 2nd February 2017
Crowne Plaza Rome – St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy

AFL expands its fiber optic cleaning product line with OPTIPOP-R Refillable Cassette Cleaners

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Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC – November 17, 2016  AFL has expanded its fiber optic cleaning product offerings with the addition of the OPTIPOP-R family of refillable cassette cleaners. This family includes four models that can be used with common exposed-ferrule connectors, both single fiber and multi-fiber types:

  • OPTIPOP-R1: single slot model for cleaning 1.25 mm and 2.5 mm ferrule connectors, including SC, SC2, FC, ST, MU, LC, MT, MPO/MTP® without guide pins (female) and MT-RJ without guide pins (female)
  • OPTIPOP-R2: two slot model for cleaning 1.25 mm and 2.5 mm ferrule connectors, including SC, SC2, FC, ST, simplex and duplex MU, simplex and duplex LC
  • OPTIPOP-R3: single slot model for cleaning MPO/MTP connectors with guide pins (male)
  • OPTIPOP-R4: single slot model for cleaning MT-RJ connectors with guide pins (male)
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The OPTIPOP-R family is used to dry clean the exposed ferrule end faces (UPC and APC) of fiber optic connectors, including the duplex LC and multi-fiber MPO. All four models yield more than 400 cleans per tape and the replaceable tape reels reduce the cost per clean to below $0.07 USD. The pre-washed micro-fiber tape cloth captures microscopic dust, particulate debris, oil and other contaminants to help ensure IEC/IPC end-face quality standards compliance. Constructed of tough ABS resin impregnated with an anti-static agent, the OPTIPOP-R cleaners are suitable for both inside and outside plant environments in service provider, enterprise and data center networks.

“AFL now offers the most comprehensive fiber optic cleaning products portfolio in the industry, covering push-type cleaners, cassette or reel-type cleaners, cleaning fluids, wipes and cleaning cards, cleaning sticks, tips and swabs,” commented Maury Wood, product line manager for AFL. “No matter the application or cleaning method preference, AFL provides the products and trusted know-how to help optimize fiber handling workflow.”

The OPTIPOP-R family is ideal for FTTH drop cable installation and service restoration; data center fiber trunk turn-up and maintenance; pre-terminated cable production; electro-optic test and calibration laboratories and clean rooms; and service provider cable head-end and central office optical equipment upgrades. 

To learn more about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.


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.


Irish Defence Forces Assistant Chief of Staff joins speaker lineup for Network Enabled Capability Technology 2017

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Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran to speak about developing future capabilities in Rome in February

As nations continue to improve and implement NEC capabilities across their armed forces, SMi Group has confirmed that Irish Defence Forces Assistant Chief of Staff Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran will be speaking at its launch conference on Network Enabled Capability Technology.

The event will take place on the 1st and 2nd of February in Rome, with aims to enable participants to help shape, develop and deliver digitization of information, equipment and maximize operational and common logistics platforms throughout the land domain.

Against this backdrop, Brigadier General O’Hallinan will be presenting a keynote on “Developing the Future Capabilities of the Army through Implementation of Network Enabled Capability Technology”. Highlights of his presentation include:

  • increasing versatility and information for ground operations through the digitization of the battlefield;
  • optimizing the future land combat vehicles by producing new legacy assets; and
  • improving Command and Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence and network capabilities.

The conference will also explore updates of the Italian Army’s Forza NEC programme as its “Concept Developing & Experimentation” phase nears completion in 2020. Participants can expect presentations from esteemed Commander of the Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Lieutenant General Giorgio Battisti, as well as high-level senior representatives from the Italian Armed Forces.
Featured speakers also include high-level military officers from NATO, SHAPE, US EUCOM, Greece, Netherlands and Norway, technical program directors from the UK Ministry of Defence, and key industry players including Radionor. The panel will deliberate how various network enabled capability programmes can impact operational effectiveness and help optimise the future of tactical warfare. In addition, programme managers will also discuss requirements and updates for key programmes.

A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics can be viewed on the event website.
There is currently a £200 Early Registration Discount for online bookings made by 30th November 2016. Visit www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDF for more details.
Network Enabled Capability Technology
1st – 2nd February 2017
Crowne Plaza Rome – St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy

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


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



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/


LNG Bunkering Survey Results 2017


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 >>

LNG Bunkering Summit
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.


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 

Custom Solutions for Broadcast Applications
Aerospace and Defense Home Page
Benefits of Fiber Optics for Underground Mine Communications
Oil and Gas
High Reliability Hermetic Optical Fiber for Oil and Gas Application
Products for the Transportation Industry


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.


Doors open to Global MilSatCom, Europe’s leading military satellite communications event next week

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SMi will proudly host Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals next week on the 8-10 November 2016. The 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition takes places at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK.

With over 450 confirmed attendees from all over the globe, 3 industry-leading keynote speakers, over 35 high-level industry presentations, 3 panel discussions and 2 interactive workshops, Global MilSatCom presents itself as an unmissable event of the year. Global MilSatCom 2016 also offers attendees’ access to the exhibition hall showcasing the latest technologies within the arena which will provide further networking opportunities for delegates with the leading operator and SatCom solution providers.

For further information please go to www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

Nations confirmed to attend include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine and USA.

Key presentations that will feature at the conference will discuss the latest topics on SatCom which include: SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.

The best-to-date speaker line up includes leading satcom experts from UK MoD, U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, New Zealand Defence Force, U.S. Air Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa plus many more.

For full details on all speakers, presentations and workshops please visit www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

Latest confirmed organisations include: UK Ministry of Defence, Canadian Department of Defence, UK Space Agency, NATO HQ, Italian Defence General Staff, Finnish Defence Forces, Danish Defence Aquisition and Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence Singapore, Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation, Army of the Czech Republic, DSTL, MilSatCom Systems Directorate U.S. Air Force, Italian Ministry of Defence, Royal Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office (U.S. Air Force), US NATO, Evertz, Honeywell, Inmarsat Govenment Services, L3 Communications, ViaSat, Dassault-Aviation, Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd, Euroconsult, Raytheon, Pegasus Global, Surrey Satellite Technology, Globecomm, Tesat Spacecom, Gom Space, INDRA SISTEMAS, ORBIT Communications Systems Ltd, Soditech, Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Intellian Technologies and many more.

SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:

  • Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
  • Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Global MilSatCom 2016 is sponsored by: SES (Lead Sponsor),   Airbus Defence and Space (Gold Sponsor). Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, GovSat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales, ViaSat. Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, iDirect, Iridium Communications Inc, Satcube, SCISYS, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Unique Broadband Systems, XTAR.

18th annual Global MilSatCom

8th-10th November 2016

Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK

Sponsors/Exhibitors: Contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 207 827 6168, amalick@smi-online.co.uk
Delegates/Groups: Contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054, jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk
Media: Contact Julia Rotar on jrotar@smi-online.co.uk

AFL launches Micro-Tactical Fiber Optic Cable

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AFLa global manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, is adding to its tactical fiber optic cable line by introducing micro-tactical cable. Designed for rapid deployment in networks that require high mechanical performance specifications, AFL’s micro-tactical cable combines ruggedness with ultra-high fiber density. The military-grade cable withstands high tensile loads, severe crushing forces, repeated impacts and extreme temperatures.

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“Innovation in tactical fiber optic cables has been largely stagnant for the last several years,” explained Craig Stratton, market and development manager for AFL. “AFL recognized a need to offer a high fiber count solution to meet the increasing demand for reliable signal transmission in harsh environments.”

With fiber counts up to 96, the micro-tactical cable is the highest fiber count military grade tactical cable available on the market today. The higher fiber density allows for longer deployment lengths without sacrificing bandwidth. And with longer assembly lengths, optical connections are reduced thereby enhancing network performance.

AFL offers a variety of tactical cable jacket materials enabling the cable to be used in areas where it may be exposed to high temperatures, wet locations, industrial chemicals and severe mechanical stresses. The micro-tactical cable is ideal for the broadcast industry, as well as military, mining, rail and petrochemical applications.

For more information about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.


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.”


For more information, please contact:

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

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