Marine Technology 2013 Articles

  • Marine Technology Magazine Cover Jun 2013 - AUV Operations pablished in:
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    Atle Jacobsen CEO, Dolphin Geophysical Atle Jacobsen the CEO of Dolphin Geophysical, is, in many ways, a bit of a paradox.  An experienced, no-nonsense, veteran of the marine seismic surveying industry, he is also disarmingly easy to ‘talk shop’ with, engaging and has an obvious thirst for new id

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    With funding from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and supported by “Projektträger Jülich” (PTJ) [project sponsors Jülich], over the next three years Hamburg University of Technology, Mareval AG Hamburg and the maritime engineering company HeavyLift@Sea will conduct research into the

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    Ulstein Verft delivered Blue Thunder, the fourth of six medium-sized platform supply vessels of the PX121 design from ULSTEIN to Blue Ship Invest, on May 13, 2013. Owned by Blue Ship Invest, a wholly-owned company in Ulstein Group, the PSV is commercially and technically under the management of Atla

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    During a recent tour through the region, Claudio Paschoa, MTR’s Contributing Editor in Brazil, was able to post some questions to Eirik Tørrenssen, Country Manager Brazil, DOF Brasil. With offices in the O&G hubs Macaé and Rio, Tørrenssen is hard to corner, but between trips and meetings he managed

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    Leevac Shipyards Jennings LLC signed contracts with Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC, for the construction of two  STX Marine SV 310 Multi-Purpose Supply Vessels (MPSV), 12,070 BHP diesel electric powered MPSV’s measuring 302 x 76 x 26-ft. The SV 310 is described by the shipbuilder as a complex vess

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    Whereas the proliferation of social media has generally not had dramatic impact on the b2b community, particularly in the technical realm, an interesting new service from Ohmex Ltd. was a hot topic in the hallways in Southampton: Using Twitter to deliver near real time navigation, tide and weather i

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    Ashtead Technology debuted what it calls the subsea market’s smallest electric dredge pump. Targeted at the 2.5-3” dredge market and small electric ROVs, the pump can be customized to meet varying customer needs and onboard power supplies. The dredge motor is fitted with a six pin Burton plug and ca

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    Teledyne Benthos and Teledyne Odom Hydrographic announced the transfer of the Benthos geophysical sonar portfolio, including the Chirp III Subbottom profiler, C3D interferometic sonar and SIS-1725 side-scan sonar to Odom Hydrographic. This realignment of products and technologies allows both organiz

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    Fugro Subsea Services enhanced tooling capabilities on its DeepWorks simulators. Improvements have been made to ROV manipulator deployed tools to provide easier access verification as well as more realistic deployment behaviors. In addition to the traditional approach using a Schilling T4 master ar

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    Kongsberg Maritime Ltd announcesd it will add a number of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) to its rental pool during 2013/14. The addition of AUV capability will further enhance the existing portfolio of Kongsberg’s rental equipment, which supports customers within the offshore oil and gas, envi

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    iXBlue expanded the functionality of its PHINS inertial navigation system (INS) to interface with third-party acoustic positioning equipment, providing INS-enhanced acoustic data input to marine dynamic positioning (DP) systems. DP-PHINS can also take data from a range of additional sensors, some no

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    Forum Subsea Rentals made further investment in inertial navigation technology from supplier iXBlue. The equipment is due to be utilized for ROV positioning in survey and construction support applications on projects worldwide. The contract includes a quantity of ROVINS subsea inertial navigation sy

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    EvoLogics extended its ranges of underwater acoustic modems (S2CR series) and combined positioning and communication devices (S2CR USBL series), with new products - the S2CR 42/65 and S2CR 42/65 USBL, high-speed devices with hemispherical beam patterns for transmissions in vertical, slant and horizo

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    Sonardyne International Ltd.’s Ranger 2 USBL acoustic positioning system played a role in the recent discovery of the world’s deepest known undersea volcanic vents by a team from the National Oceanography Center (NOC) in Southampton. The expedition used Ranger 2 to track the Remotely Operated Vehicl

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    Teledyne TSS launched a new gyrocompass changeover system that protects navigation equipment against the danger of a sudden loss of heading input. The new system can be connected to up to four gyrocompasses and has been designed to automatically switch its throughput to that of another gyro should t

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    Director Tom Nicols of Geomatrix took delivery of his company’s first CSP seismic energy source from Applied Acoustics at Ocean Business in Southampton. Geomatrix, based in Leighton Buzzard, U.K., specialize in the sale and rental of an extensive range of land and marine geophysical products so the

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    Seatronics Ltd. placed orders totaling £1.7 million with Teledyne TSS within the past three months. The purchases cover no fewer than 56 Meridian Surveyor gyrocompasses and four TSS 440 pipe and cable tracking systems. The Meridian Surveyor gyrocompass and the TSS 440s are developed and manufactured

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    Ashtead Technology purchased £1.3 million of Sonardyne 6G acoustic positioning equipment. This latest acquisition is Ashtead’s second significant order for 6G in the last 12 months, further strengthening the company’s fleet of Compatt 6 transponders, including various sound velocity, digiquartz and

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    Partrac and Rockland Scientific announced a strategic partnership to provide turbulence measurement solutions for the U.K. and European tidal energy industry.  Rockland Scientific, based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, specializes in the design and manufacture of turbulence measurement instru

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    Ocean Business 2013, held April 9-11, 2013 in Southampton, U.K., recently concluded another successful run, three days packed with conferences, exhibition and on-water demonstrations. Held every two years since 2007 at the National Oceanography Center, Southampton, Ocean Business has quickly emerged

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