Kongsberg Maritime Launches K-SIM Navigation, The Next Step in Realism for Ship’s Bridge Simulation

Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled its latest generation ship’s bridge simulator, K-Sim Navigation, which meets the requirements of the most demanding navigation training for merchant, offshore and naval vessels. Designed for the future of advanced and integrated simulation training, K-Sim Navigation is based on a new cutting-edge technology platform enabling more realistic training scenarios and enhanced user benefits for both instructors and students. Read more…

Endurance® Pipeline Identification Tape pass 6500 hours of accelerated UV ageing

What is routine for Silver Fox is exceptional for others. The most recent independent UV ageing tests undertaken by Silver Fox clearly illustrate this point. Whereas, if tested at all, manufacturers will test their pipeline ID tape for maybe 500 hours of accelerated UV. Silver Fox’s Endurance® Pipeline Identification tape, has been successfully tested for 6500 hours.  That is nearly 9 months of continual testing, against just 20 days (500 hours). Read more…

Aquasign – Experts in Anti-Fouling Underwater Marking Systems

With a 30 year global track record, Aquasign® underwater markers are proven in even the harshest environments.

Originally developed by Shell Thornton Research taking their inspiration from the secretion of oils through fish skin – Aquasign® is completely unique as it is the only underwater marker to use the combined performance of its hydrophobic surface and controlled oil release to prevent marine growth at the lowest level. The key features of Aquasign®  are: Read more…

Tube Tech International – Global Leader in High Tech Cleaning and Inspection Services

How Clean Is Clean?

Static Heat transfer processing equipment such as shell and tube heat exchangers, fired heaters, reactors etc have all been cleaned by one method or another in their lifetime. These methods invariably include high-pressure water jetting and chemicals of some type.

Unlike the marine industry , surface preparation/ blast cleaning provide a Swedish blasting standards code booklet eg SA2 (free from loose particulate) up to SA3 (white steel) etc to accurately describe the level of cleanliness / surface profile required to achieve an acceptable coating life expectancy. Read more…

Unique Wellube Announces its Expansion, Investment and Strategic Plans @ ADIPEC 2014

Unique Wellube, a division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG) which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, is pleased to share its expansion, investment and strategic plans @ ADIPEC 2014 which is being held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), from the 10th to the 13th of November 2014.

The ADIPEC exhibition is ranked amongst top 3 prominent shows for the oil & gas industry in the world. It is an unrivalled show which unites the oil & gas industry professionals under a common platform to showcase innovations in technology and highlight issues currently challenging the industry. It is a meeting point for industry leaders across the world to discuss the changing face of the industry. Read more…

Conductor Installation Services and Weatherford International Sign Global Master Services Contract

Conductor Installation Services Ltd (CIS), an Acteon company that provides hammer services to install conductors and drive piles, announced that it has entered into a global master services agreement with Weatherford International. The agreement requires CIS to supply conductor and pile installation services, and associated equipment to Weatherford. Read more…

Seatronics’ Predator ROV verifies identity of lost treasure liner, S.S. Connaught, off Northeast USA coast

Seatronics’ remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Predator, has successfully verified the identity of lost treasure liner, the S.S. Connaught, off the Northeast coast of the USA. The Predator was deployed in a subsea mission organised and led by Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. (OTCQB: EXPL).

Seatronics’ Predator ROV was deployed by Endurance Group to verify the identity of the mid-19th century steamship, which carried a large cargo of gold coins, 100 miles from the shore. The S.S. Connaught, a 380-foot luxury liner carrying 592 people and 10,000 lbs of gold coins, suffered a fierce fire during a storm offshore Boston in 1860. The passengers and crew were rescued by a small fruit transport vessel, which sailed to intercept the burning, sinking ship. The S.S. Connaught became synonymous with courageous and successful maritime rescue efforts, as each passenger and crew member was safely returned to India Wharf, Boston, the next day. Read more…

Claxton’s new conductor cementing support system delivers huge rig time savings

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, an Acteon company, has developed a new conductor cementing support system (CCSS) that has typically saved 12 – 18 hours of rig time per conductor waiting for cement to cure.

Recently, it has become increasingly common for operators to install a jacket and batch set the platform conductors so that the topsides can be installed at a later date. The operator brings a rig over the jacket and uses it to run a conductor and then to hold the conductor in place while the cement cures: a process that typically takes 12 – 18 hours. Read more…

Improve Efficiency & Safety Whilst Handling Plant & Moulding Tools in the Plastics Industry

According to the British Plastics Federation’s annual accident survey for 2013, it showed that 16.2% of accidents in the plastics recycling sector resulted from injuries whilst handling, lifting or carrying.

Handling of heavy plant and injection moulding tools can easily result in damages to the tools and injuries to the operator. Failure to use the correct equipment not only endangers the operator but can end up costing the business due to damaged tools. Read more…

New Compact High Resolution Monochrome Camera from Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime, a leading developer of underwater imaging products has launched an all new high resolution monochrome CCD camera. The OE15-100D camera is smaller yet has a deeper rated housing and wider Angle of View (AOV) in water than any of its predecessors, whilst maintaining KONGSBERG’s exceptionally high standard of build and image quality. Read more…

Silver Fox® to Demonstrate Latest Labelling Innovations at ADIPEC 2014

Silver Fox®, a leading UK manufacturer in labelling solutions, will be featuring a number of their solutions at this year’s ADIPEC exhibition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE from the 10th to 13th of November. This expo represents a perfect opportunity for Silver Fox to share their recent innovations to the Oil and Gas industry. Read more…

Pulse motion and strain monitoring system validates new riser design in the Gulf of Mexico

Pulse, an Acteon company, has designed, manufactured and installed a powerful motion and strain monitoring system to verify the design of the first lazy-wave steel riser system to be installed in the Gulf of Mexico.

The monitoring program at Anadarko’s Constitution spar in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico started in 2012 and has enabled validation of the riser design against analytical models and verified riser system integrity during a hurricane event. Pulse was selected because of its understanding of the technical challenges and ability to meet a very tight deadline: the entire monitoring system was designed, manufactured and delivered in less than six weeks. Read more…

Saudi Arabia price cut hits oil market, as oil price drops to US$80.64 all-time low

The OPEC daily basket price has dropped to US$80.64 a barrel on Monday 3rd November 2014, compared to the rise in price to US$82.44 a barrel on Tuesday 28th October 2014.

Saudi Arabia had made an unexpected move by cutting its US crude price, either in an attempt to compete with buyers, or as some have seen it, a negative move towards the production of shale in the US.

The move was also in line with a raise in price for other regions, such as Asia and Europe, therefore indicating that Saudi Arabia is less worried about its market share.

The drop in oil prices has also hit the Russian economy, which is heavily dependent on oil.

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Bowtech support Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Campaign

Staff at Bowtech Products Ltd, a global market leader in subsea vision systems, raised over £700 for Breast Cancer Campaign by turning PINK for the day!

Bowtech staff came to work on Thursday 30 October dressed in PINK and held a bake sale with many cakes and bakes continuing the PINK theme. Staff raised £351.10 on the day which was matched by the company to double the donation to the charity. Read more…

Osiris Projects 2014 survey schedule for the Celtic Interconnector project nears completion

Osiris Projects are close to completion of the field work of a large scale cable route survey of the proposed 700+MW HVDC Celtic Interconnector Project between the south coast of Ireland and the northwest coast of France.

Jointly awarded by EirGrid and RTE, the 2014 programme has included a geophysical survey of the route, with geotechnical and benthic surveys to be conducted during 2015. Read more…

Draeger: Respirator for your Emergency Response Plan

With any process involving hazardous materials, the primary goal is to prevent the release of the substance. However, there should also be a means of protecting workers in the event that those controls fail or do not function as designed.

According to several regional regulations and recommendations, e.g for the US OSHA 29 CFR 1910.110 Appendix C (Compliance Guidelines and Recommendations for Process Safety Management), risk assessments need to be undertaken and counter measures must be implemented. Personnel working with any hazardous process should be protected by at least three lines of defense. These lines of defense must operate in unison to provide an effective hazard control plan. You can think of this approach as a 3 step approach in evaluating working with hazardous materials…

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Dräger wins two iF design awards

Dräger’s HPS 7000 firefighter’s helmet and the Parat escape hood series have received the iF product design award 2014 in the industry / skilled trades category.

For 60 years, the iF product design award has been a globally renowned trademark when it comes to outstanding design. The iF brand has become an international symbol for outstanding achievements in design. Read more…

Osiris Projects prepare to launch Bibby Athena

Seabed mapping specialists Osiris Hydrographic & Geophysical Projects are making final preparations to launch their latest custom build survey vessel ‘Bibby Athena.’

Due to launch before the end of 2014, Bibby Athena will build on the capabilities of the very successful sister vessel, Bibby Tethra, with a number of subtle changes to reflect the company’s development into a more challenging offshore market. Read more…

New environmental monitoring solution for gas hydrate exploration and production to be developed as part of ‘sugar’ EU project

Kongsberg Maritime Embient, with KONGSBERG partner company Contros Systems and Solutions, has been selected to develop and deliver innovative technologies and strategies for environmental monitoring during Gas Hydrate exploration and production as part of the EU ‘SUGAR’ (Submarine Gas Hydrate Reservoirs) project.

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology started the 3rd phase of the more than €10 million joint project SUGAR at the beginning of October 2014. The project is a ground-breaking initiative in Gas Hydrate exploration, production and monitoring. The third phase will last three years and will lead into a European venture with world-wide impact for Gas Hydrates as a new energy source. Read more…

Claxton Engineering: Retrofitting conductor centralizers to extend asset life

Claxton Engineering recently carried out an interview with their product leader for structures, Ann Vicens. The focus was on retrofitting conductor centralizers and raising awareness of integrity issues that may arise as a result of centralizer failure.

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