Metal Shark Alabama, Bayou La Batre, Alabama, has announced its entry into the towboat market with a contract to build three 120-by-35-ft. river towboats. Each boat is a four-decked, welded-steel, USCG Subchapter M-compliant towboat. Florida Marine Transporters Inc.   

Tuco Marine Group, Faaborg, Denmark, signed the contract on a multi-mission boat designed for first responders of Greater Copenhagen Fire Department. The advanced responder equipment on board includes communication and firefighting equipment and an onboard crane system. Hovedstadens beredskab I/S.

Kongsberg Digital, Horten, Norway, has landed its largest ever simulator contract in an SGD 21.2 million deal including delivery in 2020 of four advanced K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators with a 10-year comprehensive maintenance agreement to the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs.

Poseidon Navigation Services Ltd., Moray, Scotland, will supply fleet-wide chart management services that include Challenger software to provide weekly updates for all paper and digital Admiralty products. Hapag-Lloyd.

ChartCo, London, England, has chosen a partner to deliver the weather routing technology services in its OneOcean e-navigation and passage planning platform, which, under the arrangement, will be combined with weather analysis and route optimization for lower fuel consumption. MeteoGroup.

Chelsea Technologies Group, Surrey, England, received an order for its Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems. The order, for 26 units to be installed on 13 vessels, comes during a period of industry-wide acceleration in the global scrubber market. Fuji Electric Co. Ltd.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, San Diego, California, has been awarded a contract to develop and deliver a prototype lithium-ion fault tolerant (LiFT) battery system for manned undersea vehicles. U.S. Special Operations Command.



SubC, Aberdeen, Scotland, has been awarded a contract to provide underwater Ethernet digital cameras and related services to support the objectives of the National Science Foundations’ Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Cabled Array. University of Washington.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, will lead a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations in a five-year National Science Foundation contract to operate and maintain the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). University of Washington, Oregon State University, Rutgers.

Kongsberg Digital, Horten, Norway, will deliver a comprehensive LNG simulator package designed to enable new levels of safety and operational training for professional crews on 27 existing LNG vessels and seven more vessels currently on order. GasLog.

GeoSpectrum Technologies, Dartmouth, Canada, will supply two “C-BASS” low-frequency sources for conducting continuous acoustic experiments, along with control systems and amplifiers for autonomous moorings and manual deployment. Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Sonardyne International Ltd., Yateley, England, signed a joint agreement to provide advanced integrated monitoring solutions for managing critical subsea assets, including drilling and production risers, moorings and wellheads. BMT.

Unique Group, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, will provide a turnkey package for hydrographic survey vessels and hydrographic office setup, including providing multiple newbuild vessels with dynamic positioning systems and navigational equipment. Southern African Shipyards.

Equinor ASA, Stavanger, Norway, submitted an award of NOK 1 billion for engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and testing of two high-voltage cables to supply power from shore for the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup development. NKT.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC, Oak Brook, Illinois, received a $113 million base contract award on the Jacksonville Harbor Construction Dredging Contract ‘B’ 47-Foot Project. It expects additional option work items on the contract by mid-2019 with a value of $97 million, resulting in a total contract award of $210 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Teledyne Marine, Slangerup, Denmark, received an order for several Teledyne Odom Hydrographic Echotrac E20 single-beam echosounders, which are constructed at the company’s Sonar Technology Center of Excellence. Survey Equipment Services.

BIO-UV Group, Lunel, France, will supply its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system for retrofit installation to the 3,500 dwt Ro-Ro vessel Ciudad de Cadiz, a vessel that transports large sections and parts for the Airbus A380. Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS.



Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp., Oak Brook, Illinois, received a $69.8 million award on the San Jacinto River in Houston, Texas, the first major Houston-area flood control project after Hurricane Harvey that will restore a 2 mi.-long stretch of the San Jacinto River to its pre-Harvey state. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.

Tuco Marine Group, Faaborg, Denmark, delivered an 11-m crewboat, the ProZero, which performed more than 35 kt. during sea trials, for an increase in transit speed of 11 kt. compared to the previous crew boat. The increased transit speed was achieved without additional fuel consumption. Emilsen Fisk.

TechnipFMC, London, England, has been awarded a three-year master services agreement in Brazil for subsea services including subsea equipment and flexible pipelines, plus maintenance services, technical assistance, installation support and engineering analysis of operations. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras). vdf

M2 Subsea, Aberdeen, Scotland, will provide inspection services for the Balmoral floating pddroduction vessel (FPV) and carry out the 2018 inspection of the vessel’s hull, flowlines, umbilicals, risers and subsea template using the Mohican ROV at a depth of 1 tr 40 m. Premier Oil.

BIO-UV Group, Lunel, France, announces approval of its initial public offering (IPO) with a final share price of €3.84. The number of shares allocated under the global placement is 2,321,430 new shares, representing a total of €8.9 million; 375,380 shares were allocated to the public under the open price offer, for an amount of €1.4 million. Euronext Growth.

JMP Marine, Miami, Florida, will supply flexible impellers for OEM products with a proprietary blend of materials comprising a special wax infusion and brass inserts. Resistant to salt, oils and chemicals, the impellers are heat-resistant to 180° F for reliability and wear-resistance.Albin Pump Marine.

Modulift, Poole, England, will supply seven 40-t spreader beam units along with sheathed spiral strand mooring lines to the Aoka Mizu floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) site in the Lancaster field, located offshore in the West of Shetland area. Bridon-bekaert Ropes Group.



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.