AFL Introduces Interconnect Premise MicroCore® Cables with SWR Technology

Spartanburg, SC – October 7, 2014 – AFL is launching Interconnect Premise MicroCore cable, a plenum-rated fiber optic cable designed for MTP® and MPO terminations. Using Spider Web Ribbon (SWR) technology, the outer diameter of this cable is minimized, enabling the most efficient use of space and materials. The cable consists of aramid strands and 12 to 48 multicolored 250 μm fibers packaged in a high performance PVC jacket. Read more…

Fugro at Deep Offshore Technology 2014

Come and join Fugro at Deep Offshore Technology on the 14th – 16th October at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Find them at Stand E02 and learn about Fugro’s newest technologies. Read more…

NASNet®

A fundamental difference between NASNet® and conventional Long Baseline (LBL) systems is in NASNet®’s use of a broadcast, or one-way ranging technique which allows the use of passive receivers. This approach successfully overcomes the limitations of conventional LBL systems and provides a true multi-user system.

NASNet® combines its advanced signalling technology with a unique, patented, implementation to provide acoustic range measurements of up to 5,000m for seabed positioning and up to 10,000m for surface positioning. This allows any area to be covered by greatly reducing the number of units, thereby reducing vessel time needed to install and calibrate the seabed array. Read more…

Claxton releases infographic guide to North Sea well abandonment to highlight potential cost savings for operators

Claxton, an Acteon company, has released an infographic guide to well abandonment costs in the North Sea. Released on the eve of the Oil and Gas UK Offshore Decommissioning Conference, held annually in St Andrews, Scotland, to discuss decommissioning in the region, the infographic highlights the costs operators are facing as they plan future campaigns. Abandonment cost reduction is an area where Claxton helps operators in the North Sea and beyond, via a proven suite of rigless technology. Read more…

Tube Tech International

Tube Tech’s prime objective is to provide you with proven research driven, high-tech cleaning and inspection services to solve your most difficult cleaning challenges.

We assure you our approach will achieve “spectacular” savings site wide.

We are constantly developing tried and tested, step change methods to solve your most difficult cleaning challenges across the world.  For over 25 years the company has been providing simultaneous cleaning and inspection services for static heat transfer plant, providing significant savings to clients by reducing downtime, reducing CO2 emissions, increasing throughput and improving safety standards.

Tube Tech stocks over 50 different cleaning systems and are able to comfortably advise any client as to the pros and cons of these systems i.e. what they can do and what they cannot do. This makes the decision of clients that much easier.

“Robotic”, “Remote”, “In-Situ” and “Live-During Full Production” cleaning services are just an example of the unique benefits available to Tube Tech clients.

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Leading provider of Specialist Water Jetting

Specialist UHP Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting

Innovative Specialist High Pressure Water Jetting Techniques

High pressure water jetting delivers on average 1000 BAR (15000 psi) with approximate water volumes of 12 gallons (52 L.P.M.) per minute and has long been a reliable, often the only, method for industrial cleaning. The emergence of increased pressure with ultra high pressure water jetting brings an even more powerful tool.

High Pressure Water Jetting Pressures 

Working at pressures up to 60,000 PSI (4000 bar) and speeds of Mach 1.5 the ultra high pressure water jetting service provided by Tube Tech International is unlike any other. Tube Tech has developed a variety of systems that make their use of ultra high pressure water jetting very different to the industry norm.

From removing hazardous chemical waste and fused polymer from within silos to unblocking concrete from drains and cutting warheads ready for disposal Tube Tech have designed, developed and used ultra high pressure water jetting to solve some of industries most unusual and difficult cleaning challenges.

If you have had disappointing experiences with ultra high pressure water jetting contractors in the past or if you are keen to learn more about the benefits of ultra high pressure water jetting please contact us. Tube Tech are recognised as leaders in the use of high pressure water jetting techniques to solve what others deem ‘impossible’ cleaning challenges. Able to decide when ultra high pressure water jetting might be more beneficial than high pressure water jetting Tube Tech provide an all encompassing water jetting service worldwide.

For more information go to: http://www.tubetech.com/applications/50_specialist-water-jetting/

Taking the Indian Market Seriously

AEI Compounds is a leading global player in the development and sale of thermoplastic and crosslinkable polymer compounds. With over 30 years’ experience, the company prides itself on the ability to supply a comprehensive range of products specifically developed to meet customers’ needs. Insulations, bedding and sheathing materials are produced for the wire and cable industries as well as products for the manufacture of hot water pipes, fittings and underfloor heating. Read more…

Light Brigade® Announces 2015 Courses in Canada

Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC ‒ October 2, 2014 ‒ Light BrigadeAFL’s training division, is providing 13 public training sessions scheduled in nine cities across Canada throughout 2015. The courses to be featured include Fiber Optics 1-2-3, Advanced Hands-on Training, FTTx for Installers and Technicians, Fiber Optics for Oil/Gas, Fiber Optics for Mining Applications and Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarm and Communication Systems. Read more…

General Cable’s Ultrol® 60+ Products Chosen For V.C. Summer & Vogtle Nuclear Power Plants

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, September 29, 2014 ― General Cable (NYSE: BGC), one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world, is proud to announce it has been chosen to supply its ULTROL® 60+ nuclear qualified cable to the V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Plant in South Carolina and the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia. General Cable was chosen to supply Nuclear Grade (Class 1E) and Balance of Plant (BOP) cables to the first four Gen III+ reactors in America for its superior product design, strong quality systems, complete testing profile, its integrity demonstrated by third party certification, and its ability to meet project delivery requirements. Supporting these awards are superior aging properties of over 60 years; radiation resistance including margin that exceeds all other cables; successful passing of LOCA/HELB profiles that incorporate over one (1) year of submergence to replicate conditions in actual reactor core events; and passing of flame testing. Read more…

HUGIN AUV Chosen by Leading Survey Providers

World leading survey providers DOF Subsea of Norway, Fugro Geoservices of Lafayette US, and Northwest Maritime of Norway and AXA Engehnaria Submarina of Brazil have chosen Kongsberg Maritime’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) HUGIN for offshore operations. Read more…

AFL Expands Capacity of Exterior Distribution Cabinet (EDC)

Spartanburg, SC – October 1, 2014 – AFL increased capacity of its IDEAA® Exterior Distribution Cabinet to provide management of up to 864 fibers for point-to-multipoint, point-to-point and WDM distributions. With the use of IDEAA splitter modules, fiber management, routing and termination is enhanced and deployment costs are lowered. Additionally, the innovative jumper routing allows for increased manageability in customer moves, additions or adjustments as the carrier network scales and changes. Read more…

Energising the Future of the Next Generation

SMD were joined a host of local businesses and education establishments at the Skills North East event held at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle last week. The two day event allowed local businesses to showcase career opportunities for young people.

SMD are keen to dispel stigma surrounding apprenticeships, and the myth that this type of qualification limits young people to low level roles, with little opportunity for career progression. Read more…

Ultimate Trenching Spread Delivers

Long-standing SMD customer DeepOcean, have now received delivery of their 1000hp QTrencher (QT) 1000 and successfully completed a number of projects. The recently upgraded T-3200 heavy duty trenching tractor is set to sit alongside the industry‐leading free flying, jet trenching ROV on DeepOcean’s Havila Phoenix vessel. Read more…

Marex – Scandinavian Oil & Gas Magazine Article

Two of the junior Marex team got together to produce a great article for the Scandinavian Oil & Gas Magazine.

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Unique System FZE Appointed as the Authorized Service Centre for Teledyne’s Meridian Gyros

Unique System FZE, a division of , which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, has been appointed as the authorized service centre for Teledyne TSS’ Meridian Gyros in the Middle East region. Unique System FZE is already an authorized sales agent for TSS products in the region.

Teledyne TSS is Specialists in Marine Sensors and Controls. Teledyne TSS designs and manufactures world renowned motion sensors, navigation systems and pipe and cable detection equipment. Read more…

Borealis delivers innovative material solutions for new Citroën C4 Cactus

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces that it is delivering leading-edge material solutions for key interior and exterior applications in the unique new Citroën C4 Cactus. The new tiger stripe-free solution DaplenTM EH227AE for exterior parts will be used in addition to other materials for more than 33 different applications in the new-generation model launched by the PSA Group. Read more…

GENERAL CABLE HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO SUPPLY ULTROL® 60+ CLASS 1E CABLES FOR KOREAN NUCLEAR REACTORS

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, September 24, 2014 ― General Cable (NYSE: BGC) announced today that the Republic of Korea has selected its 60-year service life nuclear cables. In a new multi-year contract, General Cable will manufacture and supply ULTROL® 60+ Class 1E nuclear qualified cable to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), a subsidiary of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). General Cable was awarded this business based on ULTROL’s innovative and performance-proven product design and 60-year-life qualification testing demonstrated via third-party documentation, as well as General Cable’s robust quality system and ability to meet project delivery requirements. Read more…

Edwards Joins AFL as EMEA President

Spartanburg, SC – September 24, 2014 – AFL, a global provider of fiber optic solutions, announces that Phil Edwards has joined AFL as president of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). Edwards will be responsible for leading AFL’s business strategy and operations in the EMEA region, and building the infrastructure needed to support growth for AFL. Read more…

GENERAL CABLE AWARDED ANTELOPE VALLEY STATION TO NESET TRANSMISSION PROJECT

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, September 23, 2014 ― General Cable (NYSE: BGC) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric), one of the largest electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives in the United States, to address the need for additional electric transmission capacity in northwestern North Dakota. In the contract valued at $10 million, General Cable will supply overhead conductor for a new 345 kV transmission line running from the Antelope Valley Station to substations near Grassy Butte and Williston, ending at the Neset substation near Tioga. Read more…

General Cable Updates Third Quarter and Full Year Outlook

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–General Cable Corporation (NYSE:BGC) announced today third quarter and full year adjusted operating income are expected to be at or around the low end of management’s previously communicated range of $60 million and $200 million, respectively. Adjusted operating cash flow for the full year is expected to trend toward the low end of management’s guidance range of $135 million due principally to the lower cash earnings expected over the second half of the year. Read more…

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