Issue 515
12 December 2017:

OCEAN BUSINESS 2019 NEWS

Ocean Business 2019 - Exhibit space already 90% sold!

With 16 months still to go until the show, the Ocean Business team have been overwhelmed by how quickly the last remaining stands are selling. “We are so delighted with how the industry is getting behind the next show already. For a show this size to be almost sold out within just a few months is astonishing! We advise any interested companies still wanting to book a stand to contact us as soon as possible as it’s due to sell out faster than ever!” advises Cheri Arvonio, event manager.

If you are interested in exhibiting at Ocean Business 2019 the team urge you to act fast so you don’t miss out! Contact them now on +44 (0)1453 836363 or email Cheri at [email protected].

GENERAL OCEAN NEWS

3D at Depth partners with iQ3Connect to deliver a subsea LiDAR virtual reality data platform

3D at Depth Inc., a global provider of advanced subsea LiDAR systems and solutions, has partnered with iQ3Connect Inc. (iQ3) to deliver a new data visualisation tool to help clients build, maintain, map and monitor subsea assets, environments and resources. The partnership leverages the unique features of 3D at Depth’s subsea LiDAR data and the power of iQ3’s innovative augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) platform to transform the value of offshore survey data.

“Powered by iQ3’s” cloud-based software platform, customers can access 3D at Depth’s subsea LiDAR data through a secure, optimised web-based portal. The technology creates an immersive VR environment with true 1-to-1 3D scale models generated using repeatable, millimetric subsea LiDAR data inputs. Using a laptop, desktop or smart device, geographically dispersed teams can collaborate within a single VR session and be present in the same scene.

iQ3Connect’s underlying technology runs from a computer aided design (CAD) based platform allowing simulation of structures overlaid with subsea infrastructure. The ability to explore and experience 3D content as if you were actually onsite with a digital representation of physical assets or the surrounding environment creates a seamless workflow environment from reality capture to virtual immersion. Subsea LiDAR 3D data can be viewed and discussed with minimal changes to current installed geographic information systems (GIS) or big data hosting platforms.

For further information, visit www.3DatDepth.com

Aquabotix introduces Integra AUV/ROV for underwater missions

Aquabotix introduces Integra AUVROV for underwater missionsUUV Aquabotix Ltd introduced its second-generation hybrid underwater vehicle, the Integra AUV/ROV (autonomous underwater vehicle/remotely operated vehicle). Single-person deployable, portable and lithium ion battery-powered, the Integra AUV/ROV allows users to conduct multiple underwater missions, while providing a cost-efficient alternative to deploying separate AUVs and ROVs for individualised tasks.

The Integra AUV/ROV can be configured with multiple sensors and maneuvered by an easy-to-use intuitive platform accessible from any web-enabled device. The vehicle is designed for use across several sectors, including law enforcement, research, environmental assessment, defense and infrastructure, and can search wide areas using AUV mode (untethered) while conducting detailed inspections using ROV mode (tethered). Users can easily switch from AUV mode to ROV mode by attaching the tether to remotely control the vehicle’s six degrees of freedom of motion. When running the vehicle in autonomous operation, all mission planning is completed in an intuitive Windows-based application.

To watch the Integra AUV/ROV in action, please visit https://www.aquabotix.com/hybrid-auvrovs.html.

For more information about the Integra AUV/ROV and other Aquabotix products and features, please visit www.aquabotix.com.

RS Aqua celebrate WaveView Connect supporting users across four continents

Launched at Ocean Business earlier this year, RS Aqua’s WaveView Connect software has rapidly established itself as a leading software package for the display and processing of real-time wave data. Originally designed for use with the WaveRadar REX, WaveView Connect is supporting users of various directional and non-directional wave sensors across Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. This next generation software package provides users with real-time wave processing, configurable displays, advanced data networking capabilities, and quality motion compensated wave measurements collected on-board moving vessels.

To learn more about WaveView Connect and the latest innovations for WaveRadar REX click here to read a case study article published in the latest special edition Marine Technology Reporter.

For further information, visit http://www.rsaqua.co.uk/
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CGG releases multi-client airborne GravMag survey over Perdido Fold Belt, Mexico

 

CGG Releases Multi-Client Airborne GravMag Survey over Perdido Fold Belt, Mexico

CGG Multi-Physics has announced completion of the acquisition, processing and interpretation of a multi-client airborne gravity and magnetic survey of approximately 38,000 line km over the Perdido Fold Belt.

Data acquisition of area AOI was completed in December 2016 utilising a Basler geophysical survey aircraft. This survey is the first of six areas to be acquired in a wider program totaling 200,000 line km across the Mexican Gulf of Mexico. Additional acquisition in further areas is planned for 2018.

The newly acquired Perdido Fold Belt data has shown an interesting correlation of significant discoveries along the flanks of basement topography. The data and interpretation will help explorers map crystalline basement, which is not well imaged by seismic, to construct an improved Earth Model. The airborne survey also collected continuous data through the “transition zone” from the marine environment to onshore

The comprehensive interpretation, combining this new data set with available geologic and geophysical data, was undertaken by CGG’s in-house interpretation team in Houston. A full geophysical interpretation report, which includes mapping of basement, sediment and any intrusives or salt which may be present, will provide important insights to exploration and de-risking of prospective areas by oil companies.

For further information, visit www.cgg.com

Hai Cheung signs agreement to build Evoqua SeaCURE® BWMS In China

Evoqua Water Technologies has initiated the second phase of its partnership with Chinese marine equipment supplier Hai Cheung Trading Co. Ltd.

In what marks an important development to the partnership agreement signed in February, and which initially covered the sale and supply of Evoqua’s SeaCURE® System into the Chinese market, Hong-Kong based Hai Cheung will now manufacture and distribute the ballast water management solution under licence in China.

Evoqua’s SeaCURE® system is an electrochlorination Ballast Water Management solution that has been developed to meet the IMO and USCG regulations, in all three salinities. Available as a compact skid or as modular components, the system is suitable as a newbuild or retrofit installation. The biocide generation takes place independently from the main ballast water thus reducing system footprint and optimising available space. It can also be configured to provide marine growth protection for critical onboard seawater cooling systems

For further information, visit http://www.evoqua.com/en

Increasing demand for magnetisation of subsea cables during 2017

566 kilometres of subsea cable has been magnetised by INNOVATUM in 2017, this is a significant increase on cable magnetised during 2016 (304 km). In 2018 there is already over 400km of cable booked for magnetising.

Since January 2012, INNOVATUM has magnetised 3,066km of subsea cable, predominantly offshore windfarm, in-field and export cables, but also various subsea telecommunications cables.

Cable magnetisation is an add-on service, applied exclusively by INNOVATUM Ltd., to subsea cables with ferrous content at pre-lay, most commonly during load out of the cable. The process “organises” the magnetic field of each cable, making it more detectable by INNOVATUM Smartrak cable and pipeline tracking systems in subsequent post-lay surveys. The first commercial cable magnetisation was carried out in 2000.

For further information, visit http://www.innovatum.co.uk/

The Underwater Centre provides ideal Kawasaki AUV testing site

Underwater Centre Provides Ideal Kawasaki AUV Testing SiteThe Underwater Centre, a provider of subsea testing and training, based on the tidal waters of Loch Linnhe in Fort William, has successfully supported the delivery of a complex Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operational testing project in collaboration with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd (KHI).

This significant 15-day operational trial was planned for almost two years and involved the use of workshops, vessels, deep water test sites, ROVs and specialist support staff, amongst other assets.

With a focus on the growing demands for pipeline maintenance in the offshore oil and gas fields, Kawasaki has been developing cutting-edge component technologies of AUVs, utilising the sophisticated underwater vehicle technologies deployed by Kawasaki internally.

The operational subsea trial used a prototype AUV and charging station; tasks included automated docking of the AUV to the in-water charging station, contactless charging and large-capacity optical communication tests.

The Underwater Centre provided the use of its mechanical workshop to allow Kawasaki to prepare the AUV to help ensure that the team and equipment were well prepared for the testing phase. The Centre’s ROV team mobilised both WROV and OBSROV assets in support of the deployment of a test station and provision of footage of the AUV in the water.

For further information, visit www.theunderwatercentre.com

Middle East PSC inspectors given training in indicative ballast water testing

MIDDLE EAST PSC INSPECTORS GIVEN TRAINING IN INDICATIVE BALLAST WATER TESTINGInspectors from Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department have been given guidance on how to verify that ships entering the Kingdom’s ports are discharging ballast waters in accordance with the D1 and D2 ballast water discharge standards.

While the Kingdom’s port state control authority has yet to confirm which class-approved ballast water testing system it will use to analyse the water, aqua-tools has revealed its has provided a series of training modules on how to use its B-QUA indicative test kit.

Following the Saudi training courses, aqua-tools’ management team travelled to the UAE to provide training to Inspectorate International Ltd and SGS Gulf Ltd. These organisations provide independent inspection, sampling and testing services from a network of laboratories around the world.

For further information, visit http://www.aqua-tools.com/en/

CNIM and VPLP join forces to build the marine propulsion system of the future

CNIM – a French equipment manufacturer and industrial contractor with an international presence – and French naval architecture firm VPLP design have announced the signing of a technological partnership agreement for the design and manufacture of the Oceanwings propulsion system. The aim of this partnership is to create an innovative product on the basis of a concept imagined and tested by VPLP design.

Targeting the super-yachting, maritime transport and nautical sports markets, Oceanwings consists of a two-element wingsail which is entirely automated, furlable and reefable. Usable in hybrid mode together with a propeller propulsion system, Oceanwings offers considerable fuel savings and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

VPLP has already built and tested a full-scale prototype (8 meters wide) which has been fitted on a 7-meter trimaran. The two partners will now develop industrial solutions to make this patented technology available to maritime professions and vessel owners.

For further information, visit https://cnim.com/en

WHO’S ON THE MOVE

Subsea UK announces new board for 2018-19

Following a members’ ballot at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) nine members have been re-elected and two have stepped down.

The newly elected board, will continue to ensure the UK maintains a strong representation across the global subsea industry under the leadership of chairman, Bill Edgar and chief executive, Neil Gordon.

Subsea UK is a self-sustaining body that champions the UK subsea supply chain, representing over 300 members. It acts as a focal point for all stakeholders to promote the sector and maximise its opportunities at home and abroad and provides a national forum for collaboration, diversification and technology development.

For further information, visit https://www.subseauk.com/

JOB POSTINGS

Systems Integration Engineer, OSIL, Havant, Hampshire

Ocean Scientific International Ltd is a leading supplier of bespoke environmental monitoring and sampling equipment. Using state of the art technology and innovation we deliver tailored solutions to an international customer base spanning marine, freshwater and terrestrial applications.

Due to ongoing expansion OSIL are looking to recruit an additional Scientific Systems Engineer to assist with the design, build, installation of Met Ocean and scientific systems.

Joining the Systems Team, you will use your skills to assist in solving client problems then assisting with the design, build and install multi-instrument environmental monitoring platforms worldwide. This varied role will see you support the development of products, improve and add to the Systems Team capabilities. Teamwork is at the heart of this role as you work closely with the customer and experts from other organisations.

The role includes:

Assist with the design and build of environmental monitoring systems

Specifying and procuring components

Testing and integrating equipment

Configuring communications (VHF, GSM, Satellite)

Configuration and testing of real-time data acquisition software

Installation, commissioning and maintenance world-wide

Preparation of technical documentation

Remote support to clients

While you will be based at OSIL in Havant, Hampshire, you will also be required to work overseas and UK.

Position Requirements:

Experience with scientific or commercial instrumentation

Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Science qualifications

Strong computing and IT knowledge

Embedded Software Development

Able to work in the offshore environment

Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English and confident working at heights

Accurate analysis skills for both data and with high precision scientific instruments

Salary: Starting salary according to experience

Please apply in writing with CV, to Kay Snooks, OSIL, Culkin House, C7/C8 Endeavour Business Park, Penner Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1QN, UK.  Email [email protected]

Hydrographic Data Processor, Fugro, Portchester, Hampshire, UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two hydrographic data processors to join Fugro, one of the leading global hydrographic and geophysical survey companies.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Process and report on hydrographic data. Datasets include but are not limited to multibeam echosounder, multibeam backscatter, GNSS and USBL;

Acquire and quality-control hydrographic data. Datasets include but are not limited to multibeam echosounder, multibeam backscatter, GNSS and USBL;

Assist with mobilisation and demobilisation of vessels;

Assist with tendering and commercial work;

Assist with geophysical equipment maintenance;

Author, update and follow work instructions and procedures;

Train and supervise less experienced staff in hydrographic processing;

Ensure current QHSSE policies and practices are adhered to;

Work closely with the other Fugro survey teams worldwide.

 

Qualifications: Hydrographic qualification. Bachelor’s degree in hydrographic survey or other closely-related subject is desirable but not essential.

 

Experience: Academic experience of processing hydrographic survey data (i.e., multibeam, tides, backscatter, GNSS); Experience of processing hydrographic data in a commercial environment, including offshore is desirable but not essential.

 

The following attributes are essential:

Good English language skills, verbal and written;

Experience of QPS QINSy, CARIS HIPS/SIPS and/or Applanix POSPac processing software;

Understanding of hydrographic processing principles;

Excellent computer literacy, including working experience of Microsoft Office;

Excellent attention to detail, quality and safety;

Able to manage own time and deliver to tight deadlines;

Able to work flexible hours and travel when required;

Able to work offshore for periods of up to 6 weeks.

 

The following attributes are desirable:

Live within commutable distance of Fugro’s Portchester office;

Experience of working offshore;

Experience in defence, oil and gas, ocean science and/or renewables industries.

 

To apply and for more details please visit https://www.fugro.com/careers/search-for-vacancies/apply/view?vacancyId=3044

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