AFL’s Enterprise Services Division Recognized for Safety

AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer and service provider, was honored at the Union County Chamber of Commerce 2015 Safety Awards Luncheon. AFL locations in Monroe and Raleigh, NC received a Gold Award which recognizes companies for not having an injury resulting in days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. AFL’s enterprise services division has received this award for six consecutive years. Read more…

Kongsberg Maritime’s engineering services and technology chosen for new West African FPSO

Kongsberg Maritime has been selected to supply a complete Electrical, Instrument and Telecom solution, including E-house, for the new Yinson Production (West Africa) Pte Ltd FPSO, ‘Yinson Genesis’. The FPSO is expected to be operational by 2017.

The Yinson Genesis will be deployed to fulfil a 15 year contract (with five yearly extension options) for the chartering, operation and maintenance of a FPSO facility at the Offshore Cape Three Points Block (OCTP), in the Tano Basin 60 km off the coast of Ghana. The contract was awarded by Eni Ghana Exploration and Production Limited to a consortium consisting of Yinson Production (West Africa) Pte Ltd and Yinson Production West Africa Limited. Read more…

Security experts clinch conference contract

QG Management Standards has been appointed as technical advisors for a large nuclear conference.

The Carlisle-based firm will act as advisors to panellists and speakers at the upcoming Nuclear Knowledge Management and Cyber Security Conference on June 17 and 18 at the Cardiff Hilton.

The company will ensure that all of the information at the event is up to date and correct for the audience and lend their experience and knowledge as one of the leading cyber security firms in the UK. Read more…

P3 – Portable Perforating Panel

The new EziLine P3 (portable perforating panel) embodies the best of what Eztek has to offer. Built with client needs in mind, the P3 has all of the flexibility of their universally compatible perforating panel with less weight and in a wheeled pelicase.

As with Eztek’s standard EziLine perforating panel, the P3 provides the power required for igniting electrical detonators, with wire routing and shooting CCL detection. The panel is suitable for use with off-the-shelf EFI and EBW firing tools. The rugged Pelicase includes lid storage for cabling, while the retractable handle and trolley wheels mean that it is easily transportable to difficult locations. Read more…

Attending OTC? – Required Reading for Structural Engineers Only

Do you get sick of hearing the offshore industry buzz words, like asset integrity, over and over again? Like many of us, offshore structural engineers are regularly caught up in buzz words which lack the real technical, high-level application which is critical to their role.

In an industry environment where time is more precious than ever before, Upstream Intelligence have announced a focused 2-day program designed specifically for structural engineers to cut through the buzz words and deliver a robust structural engineering strategy that focuses on extending field life, eradicating failures and applying the newly released ‘SIM’ standards. Read more…

Lifecycle management shake-up expected at Well Integrity Conference in Houston

Industry experts at the 2nd Annual Well Integrity and Lifecycle Management Conference in Houston, Texas, USA on June 16 and 17 will provide invaluable insights into the critical challenges facing well integrity management.

“This gathering of diverse industry leaders could not be more opportune, as the industry seeks to mitigate integrity risks and achieve greater value for money. Well Integrity is without doubt the most important process for effective operations in the 21st century; since 2009 it has cost operators over $75 billion, “explains Kerr Jeferies, Senior Well Integrity Market Analyst from Upstream Intelligence. Read more…

New General Manager at Teledyne Bowtech Ltd

Simon Beswick has been appointed to the role of General Manager at Teledyne Bowtech Ltd. Simon was previously Managing Director of Tritech International Ltd from 2008 having joined as Finance Director in 2007. Prior to joining Tritech, Simon had spent most of his career in international roles within the specialist chemical industry. Simon is an engineering graduate and holds an MBA from Oxford University. Read more…

Silver Fox® Increase Rail Industry Presence at Railtex 2015

Silver Fox®, a leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions, will be exhibiting their innovative marking systems for the rail industry at Railtex 2015, from the 12th – 14th May at NEC Birmingham.

On Stand B45, Silver Fox® will feature its labelling solutions, in particular Fox-Flo® Low Smoke Zero Halogen Tie-on Cable Labels, Legend™ LHZ2 Low-smoke Zero-halogen Heat shrink and LNST Non-shrink Tubing.

Visitors will also have the chance to test drive the NEW Labacus Innovator Labelling Software, appreciate the NEW 10mm width Fox-Flo labels and also new to the range is a very small non-shrink tubing specifically designed for bell wires. Read more…

AQUASIGN News: Don’t put a price on safety

As a result of the declining oil price, companies worldwide are under severe pressure to engage in strict cost saving measures to survive. However, in this industry reducing costs without sacrificing workplace safety proves to be a challenge.

Oilfield safety is an utmost priority, and despite the economic downturn a secure working environment should always take precedent. Marine growth has huge commercial significance in the industry, and can pose risks for divers if vital asset identification becomes obscured. A highly-visible underwater marking system is essential to ensure quick location of equipment and to minimise the length of time underwater during intervention.    Read more…

RUD VIP Lifting chain offers extreme resistance to temperatures from -40°c to +300°c

RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering more than 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points for bolting and welding RUD have a wide product range to suit a variety of project requirements.

RUD VIP grade 10 chains, established since 1994, have worked across some of the toughest working environments. Although having the same chain diameter as grade 8 chain the VIP range offers up to 30% increase in the working load limit (WLL). The chain dimensions range from 4-28mm with a WLL from 0.6t to 31.5t in single leg and up to 56t in a 4 leg configuration with a balancer. Read more…

AFL President and CEO Recognized as SC Ambassador for Economic Development

AFL, a leading fiber optics manufacturer and provider of services, announces that its president and CEO, Jody Gallagher, was recognized as one of South Carolina’s 2015 Ambassadors for Economic Development.

As part of the state’s annual Industry Appreciation Week, the SC Department of Commerce recognized 48 individuals from 46 counties for this award. Those selected include local leaders from the private sector and represent a variety of businesses. Gallagher was selected as the representative for Spartanburg County and was recognized for his efforts to strengthen community and economic development activities. Read more…

Leader in Russian metallurgy and mining market standardises on AVEVA for 3D design

AVEVA announced today that LLC «City institution for designing metallurgical plants» (MOSGIPROMEZ LLC), a leading design institute in the Russian iron & steel industry, has implemented AVEVA Everything3D™(AVEVA E3D™) and AVEVA Bocad™ software.  MOSGIPROMEZ LLC recently determined that the functionality of its previous 2D software could not meet its rise in project demand or the increase in design complexity. Read more…

AVEVA partners with Colombia’s Universidad Nacional

AVEVA today announced that products from its Integrated Engineering & Design solution will be used by engineering students at Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) as part of its degree program. The two year partnership between AVEVA and UNAL includes training of the university staff on the AVEVA software in the areas of 3D process plant design, instrumentation, mechanical and electrical engineering. The principal products that will be used in the program are AVEVA Everything3D™, AVEVA Engineering™, AVEVA Diagrams™, AVEVA Electrical™ and AVEVA Instrumentation™. Read more…

Leading European German Tube Mill Manufacturer selects Thermatool

Inductotherm Heating and Welding are pleased to announce that a leading European German Tube Mill manufacturer has ordered another Thermatool Solid State welder for an end user in Israel. Thermatool have supplied many welders to this company over the years and have a long working relationship with them.

Thermatool specialises in the design and manufacture of high technology tube and pipe production equipment, offering the most comprehensive range of HF welders, seam annealers and high-speed flying shears to the tube and pipe sector worldwide.    Read more…

SBB feasibility study confirms the suitability of HUBER+SUHNER components for railway gigabit networks

‘Fiber optic technology is good for creating Gigabit networks for use on trains and HUBER+SUHNER products have proven themselves’ is the conclusion of an SBB trial report – a major confirmation from a field test.

A Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) one-year study has concluded that optical fiber is a suitable technology for use on rolling stock. During the trial SBB tested a variety of connectivity components for gigabit networks on trains, including fiber optic cables, connectors and databus cables from HUBER+SUHNER. All the products tested passed with excellent results. Read more…

Kongsberg simulators selected to enhance offshore training capabilities for the Gulf of Mexico

‘Fideicomiso de Formación y Capacitación para el Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional’ (FIDENA), on behalf of Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has selected Kongsberg Maritime offshore simulators for the Marine Education Center in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.

Appointed by SCT, FIDENA is the educational institution in charge of managing, organising and developing the formal education of all seafarers in Mexico. As Mexico’s only institution offering higher level programs in maritime education, FIDENA has garnered widespread international recognition and plans to secure its position through the signing of a contract with Kongsberg Maritime for the supply of K-Sim DP (Dynamic Positioning simulators) and K-Sim Offshore (offshore vessel simulators). Read more…

CSR Announces Acquisition of SMD

Zhuzhou China South Rail Times Electric Co. (CSR Times Electric), Ltd., a subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR), today announces the completion of a £130m formal acquisition of the UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products, Specialist Machine Developments (SMD) Limited, the top holding company of the SMD group.

Liu Hualong, the president of CSR commented: “SMD is a global leader in its sector that brings with it deep expertise and a strong reputation for quality products. We are excited about working alongside the company to grow its operations and further unlock opportunities in the global market.”

Following the acquisition, SMD will remain independent in its business operations and the day-to-day functions will still be controlled by its original management team. A new board of directors will be set up to take charge of business strategy, investment decision-making, financial monitoring and important decisions related to government and public relations. Read more…

Unique Group conducts a one-of-its-kind Underwater Technology User Seminar in the Middle East

Unique Group (UG), one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, in association with Kongsberg Maritime and Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services is conducting an unprecedented survey event in the Middle East. The event titled “Underwater Technology User Seminar 2015” is being held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from the 20th to the 22nd of April, 2015.

Bayanat provides end-to-end geospatial services for a range of businesses across diverse sectors including defence, municipality, oil and gas, transportation and utilities. Bayanat’s value offering includes surveying (aerial, hydrographic, field & geodesy), spatial data management, cartography and visualization (2D & 3D) and relevant advisory services. Read more…

AVEVA launches major electrical and instrumentation software upgrade

AVEVA today announced new productivity enhancements in the latest release of AVEVA Electrical™ and AVEVA Instrumentation™, feature-rich software applications for electrical & instrumentation engineering and design in plant and marine projects. New functionality also includes offering best-in-class cable routing capabilities based on AVEVA Everything3D™ (AVEVA E3D™) as well as delivering greater flexibility to the way in which distributed engineering teams can configure and control projects.

‘These enhancements are a good example of how AVEVA is once again responding to industry benchmarking and customer feedback,’ said Dave Wheeldon, Chief Technology Officer, AVEVA. ‘The upgrades reflect our continued commitment to realise AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design vision by ensuring all 2D and 3D designs and data are tightly integrated throughout the project life cycle.’ Read more…

Silver Fox to attend Railtex 2015

After attending successful shows in 2014, such as Infrarail, Rail Live, and Innotrans, Silver Fox are delighted to be further expanding their presence in the Rail Industry at this year’s Railtex Exhibition in Birmingham’s NEC exhibition centre. The event is on the 12th – 14th of May 2015.

On its stand, B45, Silver Fox will be displaying its labelling solutions, in particular, Fox-Flo® UV Stable Low Smoke, Zero Halogen, Tie-on cable labelsLegend™ LHZ2 Low Smoke, Zero Halogen Heatshrink and LNST Non-shrink tubing and Endurance® Modular ID. Visitors will also have the chance to test drive the NEWEST version of Labacus Innovator Software.

Silver Fox are very proud that the labels mentioned above are all approved for use by Network Rail and Fox-Flo Cable labels are also approved by London Underground.  Read more…

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