Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana, has chosen its Tampa Shipyard to design and build up to three heavy polar icebreakers and three additional medium-sized breakers under consideration by the U.S. Coast Guard. Bollinger plans to staff the Tampa production facility with more than 1,000 full-time workers as early as 2020.
Maersk, Copenhagen, Denmark, will install integrated SSAS on 300 vessels over six months. Maersk uses vessel tracking services that combine vessel data with satellite and terrestrial AIS and provide position reports every 10 minutes both in open-ocean and coastal waters. Begun in 2016, this service is now covering up to 2,000 vessels. BigOceanData.
Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg, Norway, will deliver the safety and automation systems for phase two of the Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea, including digital technology for a new processing platform, which is due to start production in 2022. Kongsberg will also provide three subsea production system tie-backs and technology solutions for shore power at Haugsneset. Equinor Energy AS.
ECA Group, LaGarde, France, has chosen a CTG Pipeline Leak Detection system (PLD) for subsea pipeline inspection and oil leakage detection. The 600-m system contains a CTG Uvilux configured for hydrocarbons. The PLD system will be integrated into ECA’s ROV, the H800-SUR, alongside a hydrophone, water sampler and sediment sampler. Chelsea Technologies Group.
Forum Energy Technologies, Houston, Texas, will deliver a submarine rescue vehicle (SRV) and an ROV and associated launch and recovery systems, to be integrated with additional equipment for a navy in the Far East. The SRV, an onboard piloted rescue submarine, will operate in depths greater than 500 m and carry 19 people. It will be fully integrated with a hyperbaric rescue facility. Submarine Manufacturing and Products Ltd.
Alfa Laval, Lund, Sweden, has signed fleet agreements for the supply of its ballast water treatment technology PureBallast 3 for dozens of vessels, the majority of which will handle large flows of more than 1,000 m3/h. Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA.
Tuco Marine ApS, Faaborg, Denmark, will deliver an 8-m ProZero vessel to serve as a platform for dive operations, crew transfer, underwater inspection and research, maintenance of machinery and recovery of sunken assets. Fiskå Undervannservice AS.
Techano AS, Kristiansand, Norway, has secured a multiple offshore winch contract for a major upgrade project of a large North Sea rig, including production of different winch types, interface customization, DNV approvals and various controls. The company will also build a unique, modularized subsea crane for a Dutch pipelay operator. Undisclosed.
Newport Shipping, London, England, has added to its global network of ship repair yards, bringing the company’s tally of ship repair yards to six, totaling 13 drydocks and providing annual drydocking capacity for more than 1,000 vessels. PaxOcean.
CR Ocean Engineering LLC, Parsippany, New Jersey, will supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for oil/chemical tankers and heavy-lift vessels. The scrubbing systems will enter commercial operations between summer 2018 and early 2020. Songa Shipmanagement Ltd.
ABS, Houston, Texas, will provide classification and certification services for an existing fleet of 114 vessels and future vessel acquisitions, including transitioning vessels to ABS class and verifying compliance with the Canada Shipping Act. Canadian Coast Guard.
ODE, London, England, has been awarded a consultancy framework agreement for the provision of client representatives during construction activities for the East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm. ScottishPower Renewables.
ABB, Billingstad, Norway, will provide power, automation, propulsion and digital solutions for a polar exploration cruise vessel to navigate through sea ice. The vessel, to be delivered in 2020, must meet Arctic and Antarctic operating regulations. Lindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc.
MacArtney, Esbjerg, Denmark, is changing the name of its German operation to MacArtney Germany GmbH. Once a joint venture of the MacArtney Group, the German operating sales and consultancy offices for marine and underwater technology are based in Kiel and Bremen. MBT GmbH.
Unique Group, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, received two 110VAC HydroPACT 660 small form-factor pipe and cable tracking systems, with pulse induction technology and operation depths to 3,000 m. Teledyne Marine.
Soil Machine Dynamics, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, announced the successful delivery of two 1,000-m Atom Mk1 work-class ROV systems that are optimized for submarine rescue operations: each carries three emergency life support pods. JFD Ltd.
Kongsberg, Kongsberg, Norway, signed a cooperation agreement for technology development within defense, maritime industry and digitalization in Qatar for approximately 15 billion NOK over eight years, the largest in the company’s history. BK Systems.
AXYS Technologies, Sidney, Canada, signed an eight-year framework agreement for supply of TRIAXYS directional wave buoys, which use satellite telemetry, to build a wave measurement network along the coast of France. Météo-France.
Enpro Subsea, Aberdeen, Scotland, will see its flow intervention services and flow access modules technologies deployed from an international subsea fleet of construction and intervention vessels through an agreement pursuing targets in the Atlantic region. DOF Subsea.
Saab Seaeye, Fareham, England, received an order from a leading company for the first in a planned fleet of its Sabertooth underwater electric robotic vehicles that can operate in both fully autonomous (AUV) and tethered (ROV) modes. Undisclosed.
ASV Global, Portchester, England, won a contract for the provision of a C-Worker 5 18-ft. USV to be used for testing, training and establishing procedures and protocols for use of the system by NOAA on future hydrographic programs. University of Southern Mississippi.
Deep Sea Mooring, Straume, Norway, and Vryhof Anchors, Capelle a/d Yssel, Netherlands, have secured a contract to provide full-scale mooring and anchoring services to an Australian energy company. The contract is a first for Vryhof offshore Victoria, Australia. Cooper Energy.
Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland, signed an agreement to integrate its digital engine diagnostic system (EDS), which provides continuous, intelligent diagnostics of engine and component performance, with the HHI INTEGRICT Smart Ship Solution. Hyundai Heavy Industries.
Dualog, Tromsø, Norway, won a major contract to install and upgrade email capability on 160 vessels worldwide. Work has already started on the project with more than 100 vessels being equipped in just three months, and installation work on the remainder is underway. Teekay.
TWMA, Aberdeen, Scotland, has secured a six-figure contract for the span of three months to provide at-source drilling waste management at the Orlando Field in the U.K. North Sea. The company will use its EfficientC and TCC RotoMill technology to allow processing of the drill cuttings offshore at source. Decipher Energy.
Seatools, Numansdorp, Netherlands, has won a contract for development and delivery of a remote offshore monitoring system for a Dutch nonprofit that is developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of floating plastic. The monitoring system will be used to gain real-time insight into the performance of the first-ever ocean cleanup system, which will be deployed during trials starting later this year on the U.S. west coast. The Ocean Cleanup.
Inmarsat, London, England, signed an agreement for enhancements to its FleetBroadband service, with design and manufacture of a new generation of terminals that will support the existing I-4 network alongside the major advances coming with its sixth-generation satellite constellation, the first of which is scheduled for launch in 2020. Intellian Technologies Inc.
WFN Strategies, Sterling, Virginia, has been awarded a contract to provide cable route survey support for the proposed Eastern Arctic Undersea Fibre Optic Network (EAUFON) submarine telecoms cable system. EAUFON is a planned submarine cable with landing points at multiple communities in Canada’s Nunavik region intended to be ready by 2020. Kativik Regional Government.
XSite Modular, Branchburg, New Jersey, has been awarded the contract to provide a cable landing station in Oahu, Hawaii, which will be part of the Hawaiki submarine cable system, a 15,000-km transpacific cable that will link Australia and New Zealand to the U.S., as well as Hawaii and American Samoa, with options to expand to additional South Pacific islands. Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP.
Metal Shark Boats, Jeanerette, Louisiana, delivered a 35-ft. Defiant welded aluminum pilothouse patrol vessel with shock-mitigating seating for a crew of four and 300-hp Verado four-stroke outboards for speeds over 45 kt. Puerto Rico Police Department.
REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker, Rotterdam, Netherlands, will supply biofuels to inland and coastal vessels throughout Northwest Europe as the demand for alternative shipping fuels increases. The fuels specifically developed for shipping reduce CO2 and sulphur and are suitable for every type of marine engine without any modifications. GoodFuels Marine.
Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., St. John’s, Canada, has a contract for more than $400,000 CAD for its AquaPix Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar system with modular system architecture that uses the latest electronics, transducer arrays and real-time signal processing software for the size, weight and power constraints of UUVs. Undisclosed.
Ocean Infinity Ltd., Houston, Texas, concluded the initial phase of its construction management and services contract and AUV and survey operations, which combined the latest AUV and USV technology to create a pioneering commercial survey function. SeaTrepid.
Fugro, Laksevaag, Norway, will provide rig positioning services for all Statoil-operated rigs on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and all associated vessels. Positioning systems using navigation satellites (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo) will be permanently installed on rigs and vessels for an accuracy of 3 cm. Statoil Petroleum AS.
Briggs Marine, Burntisland, Scotland, will support more than 100 submarine electricity cables that provide power to islands and rural communities from Shetland to the Isle of Wight. The agreement includes survey, inspection, repair, removal and installation services. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.
Expro, Aberdeen, Scotland, received a five-year contract extension for surface-well testing services for an operator in the North Sea. The $5 million contract includes clean-up of existing wells and testing of a series of newly drilled wells. Undisclosed.
Damen Maaskant Shipyards, Stellendam, Netherlands, will build a new twin-rig fishing trawler with onboard equipment designed for efficiency and sustainable fishing using diesel-electric propulsion, three generators and a supplemental battery pack. Ekofish Group.
MacGregor, Singapore, signed an order for the fabrication, engineering and project management of a complete subsea mooring and riser system to serve a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU). Delivery will be completed in 2018, and the FSRU will be ready for operation during the first quarter of 2019. Summit LNG Terminal Co.
Saab Seaeye, Fareham, England, will build a 300-m-rated version of its Falcon ROV with iCON behavior-based intelligent control architecture. The order follows the sinking of MV Sewol, which resulted in 304 deaths and highlighted the need for advanced search and rescue tools. Korean Coast Guard.
Valeport, Totnes, England, will supply four customized MIDAS SVX2 probes to a Swedish naval surface vessel and stealth technology designer. The MIDAS SVX2 is an advanced probe, combining sound velocity with salinity and density technologies to provide a versatile instrument that delivers data profiles. Saab Kockums.
Evoqua Water Technologies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, SeaCURE ballast water management system is now not only sold in China but manufactured and distributed by a Hong-Kong-based company, signaling the expansion of Asia-Pacific ballast water treatment system installations with locally built electrochlorination technology. Hai Cheung.
Craig International, Aberdeen, Scotland, will provide its procurement services to the Armada, Everest and Lomond gas platforms located 233 km east of Aberdeen in the U.K. Continental Shelf for one to three years. Chrysaor.acy of 3 cm. Statoil Petroleum AS.