Fibre Optic PF/3225L Flag Labels are back

Optical Fibres are tricky to mark. To make the job easier, Silver Fox are happy to be re-introducing a range of Optical Fibre Flag Labels, PF/3225L. These flag labels are designed simply as a rectangle, which you fold around an optical fibre (see image). They are durable, easy to apply, and equipped with a strong adhesion. Supplied on A4 sheets, these labels can be printed in a flash, and using Silver Fox’s Labacus Innovator software, choose to print on one or both sides of the flag.

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TOTAL E&P NORGE AS goes virtual with AVEVA

AVEVA announced today that TOTAL E&P NORGE AS (TOTAL) has chosen AVEVA Activity Visualisation Platform™ (AVEVA AVP™) to support training activities on its Martin Linge topside platform in the North Sea. Seeking an immersive training environment to facilitate advanced training for their HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) and other scenarios, TOTAL chose AVEVA after a competitive selection process.

’TOTAL required a captivating advanced training solution to provide an accurate and realistic environment to familiarise staff early, thoroughly and safely prior to deployment on-site in the North Sea’, said Derek Middlemas, COO and Head of Enterprise Solutions, AVEVA. ‘While the facility is still under construction, the ability to perform realistic training scenarios in a virtual environment is important for initial safety familiarisation activities. Later, such  training methods  provide a risk free environment to practice more complicated and hazardous training scenarios throughout the life of the platform. AVEVA AVP, part of AVEVA’s advanced Immersive Training offerings, reduces the need to go on-site, thus resulting in reduced costs and saving of time.’ Read more…

Kongsberg Maritime Acquires Contros Systems & Solutions GMBH

Kongsberg Maritime AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, has acquired the remaining 90% of the shares of the Germany based underwater chemical sensors specialist Contros Systems & Solutions GmbH. Contros was established in 2006 and is based in Kiel, close to Hamburg. The company develops, produces and markets underwater sensor systems to detect dissolved gasses such as hydrocarbons, CO2 and oxygen, as well as pH and total alkalinity (TA). Contros has built a strong reputation as a provider of complete systems for offshore early leak detection and environmental monitoring.

At the end of 2013, Kongsberg Maritime and Contros entered a cooperation agreement enabling a smart integration of modular sensor packages into Kongsberg Maritime solutions for subsea monitoring. As part of this agreement, Kongsberg Maritime took a 10% shareholding in Contros. In the past 15 months, Kongsberg Maritime solutions integrated with Contros technology have been well received in the global markets. Read more…

RUD Lifting Equipment & Manipulation Device for Safe Handling of Plant & Moulding Tools

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…

Osiris Projects rebrands as Bibby HydroMap

Osiris Projects is rebranding as Bibby HydroMap as of the 26th March 2015.  A specialist seabed survey company, the UK based Osiris Projects was acquired by Bibby Line Group in May 2012 but has continued to operate under its own name since then.

The decision to rebrand and adopt the instantly recognizable Bibby branding supports its strategic vision to become ‘the survey company of choice’. Since being acquired by Bibby Line Group, the company has grown from 40 to over 100 full time employees and has invested significantly in new survey vessels, including the recently launched Bibby Athena, and new offerings such as the d’ROP, an innovative remotely operated survey platform. Read more…

Nuclear energy summit offers hope of global regulatory co-operation

Nuclear energy chiefs will have a chance to thrash out key industry issues and work towards developing common standards of licensing process at a major meeting in April, which will focus on promoting the use and future development of sustained and economical electricity generation.

The 5th Annual Small Modular Reactor Summit 2015 is being held from April 14-15 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event is set to examine the licensing, financing and economics of small modular reactors (SMRs), which are increasingly seen as the most promising viable alternative to hydrocarbons in energy production. Read more…

AVEVA Diagrams collaboration capabilities set to drive productivity results

AVEVA today announced the latest release of AVEVA Diagrams™, engineering software that enables the creation and delivery of intelligent P&IDs and other schematics. This major software update will enable process and systems engineers to collaborate more efficiently on multi-discipline projects thereby eliminating errors and inconsistencies that could otherwise lead to costly subsequent rework.

‘AVEVA Diagrams is much more than just a schematics design program’, explains Dave Wheeldon, Chief Technology Officer, AVEVA.  ‘It is a sophisticated, object-centric application with the ability to effectively create engineering and design data. At the same time, it can control and communicate change across multi-discipline projects that deliver real cost, quality and schedule benefits to our customers’. Read more…

World’s Largest Construction Vessel Ready for Action with KONGSBERG DP, Bridge and Automation

Following its inauguration ceremony in Rotterdam on 27th February 2015, Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit will start its first job offshore Norway this summer with an integrated Dynamic Positioning (DP) and manoeuvring system based on state-of-the art Kongsberg Maritime technology. The Kongsberg Maritime delivery includes forward and aft bridge systems in addition to an extensive automation network and the HiPAP subsea position reference system.

Eight years in the making, Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit single-lift vessel is the largest construction vessel in the world. Kongsberg Maritime has been involved with this ground-breaking project from near the very start, having been selected by Allseas to provide the Dynamic Positioning system for Pioneering Spirit (then Pieter Schelte) early in 2008. Read more…

Silver Fox Still Smiling After Middle East Electricity Exhibition in Dubai

This year Silver Fox were proud to be exhibiting their UK Brand, UK Made labelling range on the BEAMA British pavilion with the best of British manufacturing. Middle East Electricity was a busy and rewarding show – a perfect setting for the company to showcase industry leading labelling solutions.

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J2 Subsea launches new cost-saving, wireless 7 Function rate manipulator control system

J2 Subsea, an Acteon company, has launched an Xbox 360® wireless controller for a field-proven intelligent valve pack (iVP). Offered exclusively by J2, the Windows® – based custom-built control software and gaming controller will improve operator training and ease maintenance activities on the iVP.

The software and controller were developed by J2 with Fathom Systems, which provides engineering solutions and products to the underwater engineering industry. The software is the first available for this type of manipulator system. It supports the long-established, eight-station proportional iVP, which is based on standard valves and fulfils all hydraulic control requirements, including complex tooling skids, tracked vehicles and manipulator arms. Read more…

New Wind Turbine Service Jack-Up Vessel Delivered to DBB With a Kongsberg ‘Full Picture’ Technology Package

The new ‘Wind Server’ Wind Turbine Service Jack-Up Vessel was delivered to owner DBB Jack-Up Services in December 2014, with a full complement of Kongsberg Maritime control and automation technology on board. Built at Nordic Yards in Wismar, Germany, Wind Server went into operation maintaining offshore wind turbines throughout Northern Europe in February 2015.

Wind Server’s ‘Full Picture’ technology solution covers navigation, automation and maneuvering systems, and is designed to support safety and efficiency during complex offshore maintenance operations. The integration of Kongsberg Maritime’s unique network Radar solution with the K-Master aft bridge, K-Chief Alarm Monitoring & Control System, K-Bridge Integrated Navigation System and K-Pos DP-22 Dynamic Positioning based on DNV DYNPOS AUTRO (DP II) and K-Thrust thruster control, makes Wind Server one of the most advanced Jack-Up service vessels in the world. Read more…

ADVARIS at the Interwire 2015: Unlimited Opportunities

System developer from Germany presents “ADVARIS Cable”, the integrated modular solution for length-based manufacturers, at the leading USA Trade Fair

From April 28 to 30, ADVARIS Informationssysteme GmbH will be presenting its operations management system “ADVARIS Cable” at the Interwire in Atlanta, USA. Over the past few years the software solutions developed in Bruchsal, Germany have become a standard for the length-based manufacturing industry throughout the world. On the eve of his departure for America’s biggest wire and cable exhibition, ADVARIS CEO Dr. Manfred Moser is confident and optimistic: “For over 15 years now we have been developing modular operations management systems for manufacturers of cables, wires and stranded wires. Meanwhile, ADVARIS Cable is now recognized as the all-in-one solution for cable design, manufacturing execution, procurement, sales and logistics.” Read more…

AVEVA inspires the next generation of Korean ship designers

AVEVA announced today that AVEVA Marine and AVEVA Bocad software licences will be deployed in Korean Universities and schools to encourage the ongoing development of the local Marine industry. Students will be introduced to the ship design process through hands-on experience with essential engineering and design disciplines.

‘We welcome AVEVA’s support to bring critical job skills to our students’, said Professor TaeWan Kim, Seoul National University. ‘By working closely and training the professors and teachers on the software, AVEVA is enabling the university to give the students the best experience of industry-leading design software. AVEVA is truly inspiring the next generation of Korean ship designers’. Read more…

BRL 36.7 million financing with BNDES for Borealis Brasil SA expansion

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the successful closure of a BRL 36.7 million financing agreement with BNDES, the Brazilian Development Bank (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social), for the financing of Borealis Brasil SA expansion. The transaction was formally closed with an Itatiba site visit and official closing ceremony.

“The strong financing structure with a combination of the loans from BNDES and the flexible funding provided by Borealis were key for the project,” stated Leonardo Harsch, Managing Director Borealis Brasil. “Our new facilities are state-of-the-art in every way and will provide the basis for the future success of Borealis Brasil.” Read more…

RUD Lifting Applications for the Armed Forces Worldwide: On Land, Sea and Air

RUD Chains is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of round steel chains, producing top quality chain components and systems for a wide variety of markets and applications. Operating for over 140 years you can be confident in the quality and expertise of the RUD product portfolio.

RUD are known as a leading manufacturer of chain systems and components to the Armed Forces Worldwide: On Land, Sea and Air, RUD Military Technology is meeting the specific needs of the world’s defence forces. Read more…

Kongsberg Maritime Launches New and Improved EM 710 Multibeam Echo Sounder

Kongsberg Maritime has launched an advanced MK-II version of its de facto industry standard EM® 710 multibeam echo sounder. The new EM 710 MK-II sets new standards for seabed survey by increasing range and swath coverage over the original EM 710 by up to 40%.

Like its predecessor, The EM 710 MK-II is a high to very high resolution seabed mapping system capable of meeting all relevant survey standards. The EM 710 MK-II has a maximum range of approximately 2800m, a significant improvement over the original version’s 2000m, while swath coverage has increased to 3000m from 2000m. This will result in reduced survey time for the end user. Kongsberg Maritime’s engineers have achieved this by increasing the frequency band used when transmitting from 40 to 100 kHz. Read more…

Ferguson Group Expands Offshore DNV 2.7-1 Fleet in Malaysia

The Ferguson Group Singapore, global specialists in the provision of offshore DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 containers, tanks, baskets, reefers, workspace modules and accommodation solutions, is meeting the market requirements with further investment in its SE Asia fleet. Headquartered in Loyang Offshore Supply Base, Ferguson Group Singapore continues its expansion in the region, with an increase in its Malaysian based fleet.

The Malaysian fleet is based in two yards, Labuan Supply Base (ASB) and West Malaysia’s Kemaman Supply Base (KSB). Along with bases in Singapore and partners in Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam, Ferguson Group Singapore is well placed to meet the needs of the buoyant SE Asia energy sector. Read more…

Hess, Marathon Oil and Anadarko to Attend Major Upstream Data Analytics Talks

The upstream industry is at a critical juncture. Downward pressures on oil prices are leading to investment cuts in digital oilfield projects. But the current environment can provide a perfect breeding ground for innovation. In the current oil price environment, it is more important than ever to ensure every well and field is operating to its most efficient capacity.

For this reason, the oilfield analytics market continues to drive forward. It is estimated that in 2015, the Digital Oilfield services market will continue to grow by 40% – to more than $3.18 billion. And 50% of O&G companies will have advanced analytics capabilities in place by 2016. Read more…

Annual results 2014: HUBER+SUHNER reports further growth and increased earnings

Double-digit growth in order intake – organic growth in net sales in the target area – sharp rise in net income – still rock-solid balance sheet – successful acquisition of Cube Optics.

In 2014, HUBER+SUHNER achieved a 4 % increase in net sales and a significant increase of over 12 % in order intake. Organic growth, i.e., adjusted for exchange rates, copper prices and the acquisition of Cube Optics AG, was actually higher at 4.9 %. The operating profit grew by more than 30 % to CHF 69 million. The EBIT margin of 9.2 % thus exceeded the target range of 6-9 %. The rise in net income (CHF 59.2 million) was even more striking, soaring to an increase of over 80 % on the previous year. With the acquisition of Cube Optics in Mainz, HUBER+SUHNER also further expanded its successful position in Fiber Optics. Read more…

Reduce operating costs, decrease downtime & increase productivity

RUD have been producing and protecting tyres with their innovative Tyre Protection Chains for over 70 years, easily earning their status as a leading manufacturer and supplier in the industry.

RUD’s tyre protection chains use case hardened alloy chains linked in patented designs to provide a high level of tyre protection and traction qualities. Their chains offer three wear levels to provide a greater wear resistance, sharp edges on the outer surface to increase traction and multiple link designs to suit a wide range of aggressive and low traction surfaces. The designs and benefits vary to each project and specific requirements. Read more…

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