Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg, Norway, will deliver a Sounder USV system for a Peruvian fishing company to overhaul operations throughout its 48-vessel fleet. The system combines fishery sonar and a wideband Simrad echosounder for remote operations. TASA.

VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, is contracted for design and construction of polar security cutter (PSC) class vessels. The initial award supports procurement of long lead-time materials and construction of the first ship, with options for two additional vessels for a total contract value of $1.9 billion. U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy.

TechnipFMC, London, England, will supply flexible pipes for oil production, gas lift, gas injection and associated accessories to the Lapa Field in Brazil, which will be connected to the FPSO(2) Cidade de Caraguatatuba. Lapa Field Consortium.

Forum Energy Technologies, Houston, Texas, will supply three ultracompact, 2,000-m-rated, 150-hp Perry XLX-C work-class ROVs to be deployed onto ROV support vessels for recently awarded projects in Brazil. The systems will be manufactured in Yorkshire and delivered this year. DOF Subsea.

Metal Shark, Jeanerette, Louisiana, will build the next generation of fire boats for a Florida fire department: the 50 Defiant X fireboat powered by twin inboard diesel engines that are mated to water jet propulsion units, with a projected top speed of more than 45 kt. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.

Corvus Energy, Bergen, Norway, will supply a 550-kWh energy storage system (ESS) for a new all-electric skimmer workboat with solar panels on board. The ESS will allow the boat to be in full working mode for up to 5 hr. and provide insight for incorporation of ESS into future workboats. Port of Oslo.

ABB AS, Billingstad, Norway, secured an order covering power, automation, propulsion and digital systems for the second ice-going cruise ship to be built for Lindblad Expeditions for cruises to remote polar regions. Designed as a sister ship to National Geographic Endurance, the new ship is scheduled for completion in 2021. Ulstein Verft.

Fugro, Singapore, has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract for an advanced ROV system that operates to 1,000-m depths. The system will be installed as part of the auxiliary submarine rescue vessel ASR-II’s onboard submarine recovery system. Republic of Korea Navy

Thordon Bearings, Burlington, Canada, has received a contract to supply six award-winning SeaThigor shaft seals for retrofit installation to three purpose-built icebreakers: the 5,910-grt CCGS Pierre Radisson and sister ships CCGS Amundsen and CCGS Des Groseilliers. Canadian Coast Guard.



Oceaneering International Inc., Houston, Texas, will provide support for offshore facilities in Norway, including engineering maintenance, ROVs, integrated subsea tooling, risk and reliability services and technology solutions. Equinor.

Indian Register of Shipping, Mumbai, India, secured a five-year contract from India’s largest shipping company to undertake emergency response service for 33 vessels. Shipping Corp. of India.

Furuno USA Inc., Camus, Washington, will provide sonar, sensors and a pilothouse alert system for a new generation of vessels joining a fleet of 300 towboats and nearly 1,000 inland barges operating in U.S. waters. Kirby Inland Marine.

MacGregor, Singapore, will provide the on-vessel mooring system for a semi-submersible deepwater floating production unit (FPU) in a natural gas field in the South China Sea. China National Offshore Oil Corp.

ABB, Billingstad, Norway, will supply a comprehensive power and propulsion package including two Azipod steerable propulsion systems for China’s first domestically built cruise ship. Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

Space Flight Laboratory, Ontario, Canada, has been awarded the prime contract to develop the next-generation cluster of formation-flying microsatellites that can geolocate radio frequency (RF) signals. HawkEye 360 Inc.

Ellicott Dredge Technologies, New Richmond, Wisconsin, sold an IMS Model 7012 HP JetMaster dredge. The system will perform annual maintenance of Tok Bali supply base, which serves the oil and gas industry in offshore Peninsular Malaysia and the Gulf of Thailand. Matrix Reservoir Sdn. Bhd.

ChartWorld GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, will provide the CIO+ tool for voyage planning. The tool helps automate the process of applying additional data in ECDIS using user-chart objects. Furuno.

SEAMOR Marine, Nanaimo, Canada, will provide a Chinook ROV to be deployed for a mission to survey the last remaining year-round ice area in the High Arctic, a collaboration called “The Last Ice Project.” Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

essDOCS, Swieqi, Malta, will integrate its CargoDocs DocEx solution into a blockchain-based application for companies to digitally manage letters of credit and trade documents. Voltron.



Kongsberg Digital AS, Asker, Norway, has signed a contract with a company in Belgium for the delivery of a K-Sim full-mission fishery simulator for beam trawling. VDAB, the Flemish service for employment and vocational training.

iXblue SAS, Saint-Germain en Laye, France, will equip three lightweight AUVs in Portugal with Phins C3, a scalable system designed to offer a choice of inertial navigation system adapted to the vehicles. OceanScan-MST.

Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands, is contracted to build the first diesel-electric Damen Shoalbuster 3514 SD DP2, named “Brutus,” which is scheduled for delivery by the first half of 2020. Herman Sr.

TCarta Marine, Denver, Colorado, will provide a baseline data set of water depths and seafloor classification around the Republic of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean, which is threatened by rising sea levels. United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.

CR Ocean Engineering LLC, Parsippany, New Jersey, will bring its exhaust gas scrubber cleaning systems into commercial operations during 2019. More than 35 units have already been installed. Undisclosed.

Ampelmann Operations BV, Delft, Netherlands, has secured its first contract in Mexico for an A-type system, which has been mobilized on a flotel and will operate for two months, enabling the installation of an oil and gas platform. Undisclosed.

Enpro Subsea, London, England, supplied its flow access module technology on the Kepler K3 project in the Gulf of Mexico, enabling project-specific technologies to be added to standard subsea trees and manifolds. BP.

L3 Technologies, Fall River, Massachusetts, has been awarded a contract for an Iver3 EP UUV, to be used at the only interdisciplinary undergraduate program with a sole emphasis in hydrography in the U.S. University of Southern Mississippi.

JMP Marine LLC, Miami, Florida, will provide its JPR-ME5000 keel cooler pump for seven heavy- and continuous-duty engines. Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America Inc.

Twin Disc Inc., Racine, Wisconsin, will integrate a BAE Systems HybriDrive with energy-efficient hybrid technology for a new 600-passenger, 128-ft. excursion vessel, Enhydra. Red and White Fleet.



Damen Shipyards Group, Gorinchem, Netherlands, will build a diving bell ship to succeed the existing Carl Straat, in operation since 1963, to operate in the River Rhine and its tributaries. WSA Koblenz.

Global PCCI, Irvine, California, will provide engineering and technical services to operate an emergency ship salvage material system and support the U.S. Navy oil and hazardous substance spill response program. Navsea Supsalv.

Unique Group, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, will design, manufacture and deliver classed air and saturation dive systems for integration on a fleet of Singaporean vessels. POSH Subsea.

NSSLGlobal, Redhill, England, received a multimillion-dollar contract to provide upgraded bandwidth fleetwide, along with installation of its Cruise Control+ appliance and the CrewVision crew entertainment service. Teekay.

TechnipFMC, London, England, received an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the Luno II and Rolvsnes development in the North Sea, including umbilicals, rigid flowlines, flexible jumpers and subsea production systems. Lundin Norway.

Cleanship Solutions Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland, is the dedicated scrubber engineering partner for a large container vessel operator’s scrubber retrofit program through 2019, including more than 30 vessels from 7,500 to 15,000 TEU. Undisclosed.

Equinor ASA, Stavanger, Norway, signed its largest agreement to date to fund basic research at academic institutions, for NOK 315 million over five years for six Norwegian universities. Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory, Toronto, Canada, will develop multipurpose microsatellites to support Arctic surveillance, including a prototype and two additional microsatellites to make up a small formation. Canadian Department of National Defence.

Fugro N.V., Leidschendam, Netherlands, received a three-year maintenance contract for the hydrodynamic element of the Anglian Coastal Monitoring program and support of the full network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes (RCMP) across England. DEFRA.

Survitec Group, London, England, will provide its new line of rapid-deploy military inflatable boats, which are capable of adaptable single-point inflation to suit subsurface operations, paradrops and helocasts. LFB.