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July 2016 Issue
Rowe Technologies Inc. Appoints
RTA for Distribution
Rowe Technologies has appointed Ransone Technology Associates (RTA) as distributor for the Mid-Atlantic region in the following states: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Washington, D.C. and GSA contracting. RTA will be selling and supporting Rowe equipment.
Rowe manufactures products using established and modern acoustic Doppler sonar technologies in a broad and versatile product line of high-performance AUVs and ROVs for current profile and bottom vehicle-tracking velocity measurements.
CLIO Offshore Launches Survey,
ROV Recovery Services
CLIO Offshore is now offering client packages focused on survey, ROVs and recovery for projects up to 6,000 m deep. Project solutions include deep-ocean natural resource exploration, ship and airplane wreck exploration, archaeological recovery and conservation, and insurance documentation.
“Our goal is to provide efficient and practical support to supplement our client’s projects,” said Andrew Craig, OMEX director of marine operations. “Our work is underpinned safety first with an aim to deliver an advantage by employing tried and tested OMEX technology and techniques.”
Teledyne Optech, GeoShack Sign
US Distribution Agreement
Teledyne Optech has announced the signing of a North American distribution agreement with GeoShack, who will carry and support Teledyne Optech products.
“The unprecedented, rapid evolution of construction scanning technologies in recent years has created tremendous opportunities within all aspects of the construction cycle,” said Dan O’Reilly, GeoShack senior vice president for emerging markets. “Teledyne Optech along with GeoShack creates an exciting opportunity for our customers.”
Teledyne Oceanscience Z-boat 1800-RP
Shipped to University of Washington Tacoma
Teledyne Oceanscience has shipped a custom Z-boat 1800-RP to the University of Washington Tacoma. Dr. Dan Shugar, assistant professor of geoscience at the university, will be heading to two remote locations in Alaska and Canada this summer with the new boat.
The custom integration for the University of Washington Tacoma includes the Z-boat 1800-RP, Teledyne Odom Hydrographic MB2 Multibeam, Teledyne RD Instruments RiverPro ADCP, a camera, IMU and onboard computer.
Saab to Supply KleinPilot to the Canadian,
US Great Lakes Pilotage Authority
Saab has been awarded contracts from the Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority of the U.S. Coast Guard to upgrade their Great Lakes Pilot Management System to KleinPilot.
This new system will replace the existing Saab-supplied system installed in 2006. It is based on Saab’s state-of-the-art N-Tier management information platform.
Klein Marine Systems Signs A2 Marine
Solution as International Representative
Klein Marine Systems Inc. has announced the addition of A2 Marine Solution as an international representative for Klein Marine Systems side scan and bathymetry sonar systems in Brazil. A2 will be responsible for supplying the Klein Marine Systems side scan and bathymetry sonar systems to the commercial marketplace within Brazil.
SF Marina Delivers New Concrete
Floating Breakwaters and Docks
SF Marina Systems delivered the first shipment of concrete docks and breakwaters to Provincetown, Massachusetts. The new marina will offer 60 slips and accommodate megayachts with a full range of amenities for summer 2016. The solid concrete SF Type 1240, 1250 and Type 500 floating breakwaters were utilized, providing 14-to-16-ft.-wide walkways, with a 25-in. freeboard. The second shipment should arrive in late summer 2016.
LORD Corp.’s Subsea Sensors
Demonstrate SIIS Compliance
LORD Corp. recently announced that their subsea wellbore sensors have demonstrated Subsea Instrumentation Interface Standardization (SIIS) compliance. LORD Corp.’s Stellar Technology subsea wellbore pressure/temperature transducers passed the initial interface testing at a recent interoperability event, demonstrating compliance with the new SIIS requirements.
SIIS, a joint industry project designed to achieve improvements in subsea reliability, is the new subsea instrumentation interface standard.
Seafloor Adds Second Reson
SeaBat T50-P MBES
Seafloor Systems has announced the addition of a second SeaBat T50-P to their multibeam echosounder rental pool in the U.S. The SeaBat T50-P was launched in 2015 as the new addition to the SeaBat T-series product range engineered from the ground up to evolve with a variety of businesses.
The rental pool includes a variety of hydrographic survey equipment such as high-accuracy INS, magnetometers, motion sensors, sound velocity equipment, remotely and autonomously controlled vehicles and more.
Jeppesen Completes Sale of Marine
Business to Digital Marine Solutions
Jeppesen announced it has completed the sale of its marine business to Digital Marine Solutions. Under Digital Marine Solutions, the former Jeppesen Marine will trade under the C-Map brand name.
US Dept. of Transportation Marks Completion
Of Port of Providence TIGER Project
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen joined Gov. Gina Raimondo and Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), along with state and local officials, to christen a new crane barge, marking the completion of a nearly $20 million project that enhances cargo capabilities at the Port of Providence. The $10.5 million TIGER grant supported the purchase of a marine barge and two high-performance cranes, as well as specialized equipment that allow the cranes to move a variety of cargo.
MacArtney Expands Into Atlantic Canada
MacArtney Group has acquired EMO Marine Technologies Ltd., increasing their presence on the Canadian East Coast. EMO Marine specializes in engineering and manufacturing a range of fiber-optic video/data transmission systems for various marine and subsea applications.
Along with maintaining manufacturing of the current EMO Marine product line, MacArtney Canada Ltd. will be responsible for marketing and selling the entire MacArtney product and service portfolio, including some agency products.
Swathe Services Becomes HYPACK
Dealer for UK, Ireland
Swathe Services is now a HYPACK dealer for the U.K. and Ireland. They now offer HYPACK hydrographic survey software to customers purchasing R2Sonic packages and anyone operating within the offshore industry.
The HYPACK 2016 software system provides surveyors with all of the tools required to design surveys, process and reduce data, and generate a high-quality end-product. It can be used for a wide range of tasks, from collecting hydrographic survey data or environmental data to simply positioning a vessel in an engineering project. The software is suited for use on both large and small vessels.
Hydroid Engineering and Operations
Appraised at CMMI Level 3
Hydroid has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). The appraisal was performed by JFR Consulting and included a comprehensive exam of Hydroid’s business practices and development process for its AUVs and marine robotics. The Level 3 appraisal indicates that Hydroid is performing at a “defined” level.
DeepFlight, Lloyd’s Register Agree
To Working Relationship
DeepFlight and Lloyd’s Register (LR) will work together to certify DeepFlight personal submarines are in accordance with LR’s rules for the Construction and Classification of Submersibles and Diving Systems. DeepFlight submarines will be the first composite-hulled personal submarines to undergo certification.
VideoRay, Oceaneering Announce
Basic Operator Training Classes
In partnership with VideoRay, Oceaneering International Inc. will offer open-enrollment Basic Operator Training classes at the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory facility located at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) Sonny Carter Training Facility (SCTF) in Houston, Texas.
This basic operator training will provide students with a thorough understanding of the VideoRay ROV Pro 4 system, including setup, checkout and operations. The course will help training participants develop knowledge of the VideoRay system and gain confidence in their operator skills.
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