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JUL 2013

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signed in December 2012. The company will manufacture medium-speed marine engines. Production is planned to start in 2014. ECO Research Center Set Up in Singapore FutureShip (Hamburg, Germany) unveiled its ECO Research Center in Singapore. The center, which will conduct research on energy-effciency solutions, will be supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore under its Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF). The ECO Research Center will be the frst research and development center to beneft from the enhancement to the MCF, which was expanded to cover research and development and test centers in Singapore. AXYS WindSentinel for Wind Source Assessments National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in southern Taiwan launched its foating lidar, an offshore wind resource assessment buoy, at Tainan Hydraulics Laboratory. Laser wind sensing technology will be used on a foating platform to measure Asia's offshore wind resources. The offshore research buoy, the WindSentinel, was manufactured by AXYS Technologies Inc. (Sidney, Canada). The WindSentinel will provide extended season, real-time, inwater data. NEW Improved Electronics Low Power Consumption Mini Rosette®/CTD Water Sampler 1018 M with Model 316 or 320 Idronaut CTD • Light-weight, small, compact • Allows operation from a small boat • Conducting cable or battery-powered • Programmable timed operations • Pressure activated bottle closing (optional) • Deep & shallow water models available • Optional Teflon® coated Water Sampler • CTD compatible • Flag Pulse to CTD A/D input Malaysian Marina Opts for Versi-Dredge Danga Bay Marina, (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) a full-service, 150-berth facility, has purchased a Versi-Dredge 7012 horsepower dredger from IMS Dredge (Prairie Village, Kansas) for use in the marina and surrounding estuary waters. The marina, which opened in 2009, is part of a waterfront development that is still up for expansion. The dredge will be used within the marina basin and for nearby river deepening and peripheral mangrove swamp maintenance. It can dig down to 9.1 meter depths and maintains one-truck transportability. General Oceanics Inc. 1295 N.W. 163 St., Miami, FL 33169 Tel: (305) 621-2882, Fax: (305) 621-1710 E-mail: Sales@GeneralOceanics.com http://www.GeneralOceanics.com New Training Scheme for Dynamic Positioning Operatives DNV (Høvik, Norway) is launching a new training certifcation scheme for dynamic positioning operatives to training providers in the U.K. The program will be rolled out in Aberdeen, Scotland, and London, England, and will offer more tailored course options in the feld. To develop the new training system, a pilot project together with the Ship Modelling and Simulation Centre AS (SMSC) in Trondheim, Norway, was established. Certifcates issued will be valid only for the functionality covered by the particular course or exam. Swathe Services Upgrades Rental Pool Swathe Services (Cornwall, England) purchased the R2 Sonic (Austin, Texas) Sonic 2020 multibeam and ultrahigh-resolution upgrade for the Sonic 2024 to add to its rental pool. The Sonic 2020 is a compact wideband shallow-water multibeam echosounder, providing more than 20 times selectable operating frequencies. It offers variable swath coverage selections from 10 to 130 degrees, as well as the ability to rotate the swath port or starboard in real time. n www.sea-technology.com July 2013 / st 49

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