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November 2016 Issue

DNV GL, Høvik, Norway, has signed a letter of intent to help reduce emissions and promote low-emission propulsion technology in Hamburg’s harbor. Hamburg Port Authority.

Sonardyne, Yateley, England, has been selected to provide subsea positioning for the Fugro Aquarius as it conducts inspection, repair and maintenance activities offshore Brazil. The vessel is currently being used to track the precise position of the work-class ROVs in water depths up to 3,000 m. Fugro.

Kelvin Hughes, Enfield, England, has been awarded IMO Type Approval for their SharpEye GaN transceiver and antenna. The use of GaN transistors increases peak power by 50 percent over earlier variants. Undisclosed.

AC-CESS, Aberdeen, Scotland, has been awarded a contract to supply specialized underwater equipment for inspection of harbors throughout Poland. The AC-ROV has been purchased to be integrated into two new vessels. Escort S.P.

Teledyne Cormon, Worthing, England, will supply three Ring Pair Corrosion Monitoring systems to measure corrosion in the West Nile Delta project, a gas and condensate field just off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, that will supply 1.2 billion cubic feet a day of gas. BP.

ASV Global, Porchester, England, has signed a license agreement for use of its advanced USV capability technology. The license is centered around the advanced capability project due for completion in 2017. Ploughshare Innovations (Dstl).

ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, has been selected to provide OCTOPUS marine software to ensure safe and efficient operations of a vessel. It will assist the ship’s officers so the vessel is not subject to dynamic weather and accelerations. TPI Megaline.

Plan B Energy Solutions, Trondheim, Norway, has signed an energy storage supply contract with two of the largest battery-powered ferries in the world. These fully electric ferries will carry their part of more than 7.4 million passengers and 1.9 million vehicles annually. Helsingör Route, ABB.

Cathie Associates, Brussels, Belgium, helped carry out the use of the Carbon Trust’s Cable Burial Risk Assessment guidelines on the CERES Project in Australia, one of the largest renewable energy projects in the country. Senvion Australia.

Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg, Norway, has been awarded a contract as the primary supplier of the acoustic scientific research and mapping equipment for the British Antarctic Survey’s new Polar Research Vessel, the RRS David Attenborough. The ship, worth more than £140 million, is due to enter operation in 2019. Cammell Laird.

OSIL, Havant, England, will supply eight buoy platforms to be used on different dredging or renewables projects as platforms for environmental monitoring. Each buoy incorporates a variety of sensors from different manufacturers, including AML Oceanographic, Campbell Scientific and Nortek. Jan De Nul Group.

ABS, Houston, Texas, has been awarded a research contract for a two-year research program focused on defining the future of cybersecurity for the maritime industry. Study participants will focus on key areas that will help define future research and guidance. Maritime Security Center.

Lloyd’s Register, London, England, has agreed to a five-year block fee arrangement to class a fleet of vessels transferred to them by January 2017. The 67 ships being transferred support the seagoing fleet of vessels owned by the German authorities. WSV.

DEME, Zwijndrecht, Belgium, was awarded a €41 million contract for the Container Terminal Project at Port Louis Harbor in Mauritius. Work will include dredging in various soil conditions, including rock. The work will be executed by the heavy-duty rock cutter dredger “Ambiorix,” suitable for heavy soil and rock conditions. Mauritius Ports Authority.

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