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August 2013 Issue

EdgeTech, West Wareham, Massachusetts, was awarded an IDIQ contract with a ceiling of $2.5 million over five years. The contract is to provide acoustic release transponders and associated equipment. NOAA.

EMCOR Group Inc., Norwalk, Connecticut, was awarded a contract to operate and maintain the new Coast Guard headquarters and support facilities in Washington, D.C. EMCOR Government Services is responsible for the 24/7 complete operation and maintenance of 23 facilities. U.S. Coast Guard.

Lloyd’s Register, London, England, will identify technical specifications, LNG bunkering procedures and development of crew competency LNG bunkering to support Singapore in developing infrastructure to supply LNG as a fuel for ships. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

Baltic Trading Ltd., New York, New York, will acquire two 32,000 deadweight tonnage vessels for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $41 million. The two vessels are expected to be delivered to Baltic Trading by the end of the third quarter of 2013. Clipper Group.

Cargotech Corp., Helsinki, Finland, has designed four 22,000 deadweight tonnage, multipurpose vessels that will feature variable frequency drive electric cranes and hydraulically operated hatches. Delivery is scheduled in late 2014 and first quarter 2015. China Navigation Co. Ltd.

Strainstall, Barrow-in-Furness, England, has been awarded a contract to provide an integrated marine management system for the Moho Nord tension leg platform, which is destined for installation off the Congolese coast in West Africa. Total.

SPEX Group, Aberdeen, Scotland, secured a contract for the development of a subsea tool. The emergency severance tool is due to undergo final field tests in the Gulf of Mexico later this year. SPEX plans to make the tool commercially available in 2014. Shell.

Wärtsilä Corp., Helsinki, Finland, has been contracted to supply a combined inert gas generator and gas combustion unit for two LNG carriers. The new 173,400-cubic-meter vessels will be among the largest LNG carriers used in the expanded Panama Canal. Teekay Corp.

Kongsberg, Kongsberg, Norway, has contracts for two Frigstad D90-design drilling rigs and one Bassoe Technology BT-UDS-design drillship. The contracts have options for a total of eight additional units. Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd. and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

Seatronics Ltd., Aberdeen, Scotland, has placed orders totaling £million for purchases including Meridian Surveyor gyrocompasses, six TSS 440 pipe and cable tracking systems and a number of DMS motion sensors. Teledyne TSS.

General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, has been awarded a $208.6 million contract modification for long-lead-time material for three Virginia-class submarines. It provides funding for the second fiscal year 2014 Virginia-class submarine, SSN-793, and two fiscal year 2015 submarines. U.S. Navy.

Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd., Portchester, England, won the second phase of the recent SBRI competition to develop a long endurance marine unmanned surface vehicle. The competition sought to develop an autonomous vehicle to gather data from the ocean over several months. Small Business Research Initiative.

Professional Diving Services, Portland, Australia, has been awarded a contract to conduct a seabed survey for a proposed 62.5-megawatt, peak-rating wave power station planned for installation off the coast of Portland. Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

Xodus Group, Aberdeen, Scotland, will make recommendations on the use of acoustic-deterrent devices and the mitigation of potential underwater noise impacts arising from pile driving during offshore wind farm construction. Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme.

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