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.



Fairbanks Morse, Beloit, Wisconsin, will supply engines for U.S. Navy ships including LCS 27, LPD 29 and LPD 30 and the main propulsion diesel engines for the new U.S. Coast Guard offshore patrol cutter. U.S. Navy.

L3 OceanServer, Fall River, Massachusetts, received a contract for an Iver3 UUV with mine countermeasure and automatic target recognition capabilities, as well as INS, bathymetry and side scan sonar. U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command.

Oceaneering International Inc., Houston, Texas, secured a three-year provision of inspection enactment services contract with an engineering and production services division in the Western Hemisphere, expanding service with two additional North Sea facilities. Petrofac.

Alfa Laval, Lund, Sweden, signed a fleet agreement that covers a range of PureBallast 3 system types, as well as deckhouses and a service agreement, for ballast treatment throughout a Turkish fleet. Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products.

Damen Shipyards Group, Gorinchem, Netherlands, will deliver a Damen ASD Tug 2811 in the first quarter of 2019. The stock vessel will be named “E-Two.” An additional FiFi1 system and aft winch will be installed. EMAR Offshore Services.

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haifa, Israel, received a $15 million contract to supply a comprehensive solution for the FPSO platform of the offshore Karish-Tanin gas fields. Energean Israel Ltd.

Korean Register, Busan, South Korea, signed an agreement for the IACS classification society to provide inventory of hazardous materials services across a fleet of container vessels, bulk carriers, conbulkers, car carriers and tankers. NSC Group.

TechnipFMC, Paris, France, will manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment through an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the Atlantis Phase 3 project. BP plc.



Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg, Norway, has selected one of the world’s leading storage solutions companies as its battery partner and supplier of customized marine energy storage solutions and to contribute to a new generation of hybrid power solutions on autonomous and crewed vessel newbuilds. Leclanché.

Unique Group, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, has entered into a cooperation agreement to provide corrosion control solutions to the Middle East market. Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc.

Enpro Subsea, Aberdeen, Scotland, reached a master services agreement (MSA) aimed at providing enhanced subsea architecture and smart standardization via its flow access module (FAM) technology. Kosmos Energy.

Optimarin, Sandnes, Norway, will supply seven of its USCG-approved ballast systems to Canada’s largest ocean-going dry-bulk shipowning and chartering group. Five of the units will be fitted on existing vessels and two deliveries set for newbuilds. Fednav.

ChartCo, London, England, signed an agreement to market digital logbooks and software within the ChartCo OneOcean platform with a focus on reporting, monitoring, compliance and validation services. Klappir Green Solutions.

Damen Shipyards Group, Gorinchem, Netherlands, will deliver one Damen STu 1606 that will operate in the Mediterranean Sea in Toulon, France. Société de Remorquage et de Travaux Maritimes.

Korean Register, Busan, Korea, will provide enhanced IMO DCS (International Maritime Organization data collection system) services to the maritime industry. Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH.

Fugro LADS Corp., Adelaide, Australia, will survey the Polynesian island country of Tuvalu, the world’s fourth smallest nation. The survey will use airborne LiDAR bathymetry (ALB) technology for lagoon bathymetry and island topography. United Nations Development Programme.

Ocean Power Technologies Inc., Monroe Township, New Jersey, entered a long-term supply agreement for lithium-ion batteries for subsea battery solutions for its PowerBuoy products. NEC Energy Solutions.

DNV GL, Columbus, Ohio, is contracted to provide full-scale S-N* fatigue testing of large-diameter bolts and improve fatigue assessments of critical bolted connections by generating new test data. American Petroleum Institute.



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.