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JUL 2017

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www.sea-technology.com July 2017 / st 57 Smit Lamnalco, Rotterdam, Nether- lands, finalized an agreement to install KVH's maritime solution on its offshore vessels. There is potential for KVH to deliver and install its maritime solution on up to 100 Smit Lamnalco offshore vessels over the next few years, and 20 have already been delivered. KVH In- dustries Inc. Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore, was selected to help navigate a new AUV being developed by a joint-re- search program in Thailand. A SPRINT INS and Syrinx DVL will be integrated on a 4,000-m-rated AUV for pipeline maintenance and oil spill detection. PTT Exploration and Production Public Co. Ltd., Kasetsart University. Metal Shark, Jeanerette, Louisiana, has delivered six new military patrol boats. The welded-aluminum, 45-ft. Defiant pilothouse patrol vessels were provided by the U.S. in a historic move that underscores increased security co- operation. Vietnam Coast Guard. Reed Switch Developments Corp., Racine, Wisconsin, has established an official North American sales and dis- tribution agreement for its magnetic reed switch sensor and actuator kits. The kits are expressly developed for and available to customers exclusively on Amazon and include popular se- lections of individual standard model combinations. Amazon.com Inc. Partrac, Glasgow, Scotland, com- pleted a multibeam echosounder sur- vey contract in support of the offshore decommissioning sector. An R2Sonic 2022 multibeam echosounder was used with a Leica GS14 Smartnet RTK GNSS for the surveying. Able UK Ltd. Thordon Bearings', Burlington, Can- ada, Jacksonville, Florida-based dis- tributor Coppedge Marine Inc. has secured an order for the COMPAC sea- water-lubricated propeller shaft bear- ing system for two 300-TEU box ships under construction in China. Tropical Shipping. BOURBON, Paris, France, has signed a strategic agreement of collaborative development on connected and au- tonomous vessels. Joint projects will develop new ways of efficient opera- tions in the offshore services industry and implement technical and digital solutions to improve safety and opti- mize operations. Kongsberg Maritime. Ocean Infinity, Robert, Louisiana, has purchased two USVs as auxiliary rapid response vehicles in an already comprehensive seabed exploration system. The USVs are being designed with a broad selection of sensors. ASV Global. Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., St. John's, Canada, has been awarded a repeat contract by a European defense con- tractor to supply and integrate its Aqua- Pix Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Real-Time SAS Sig- nal Processor on the customer's AUV. Undisclosed. ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, will mod- ernize 10 out of 14 medium icebreak- ers and high-endurance multitask ships to extend operational life of the vessels by another 20 years. These ships un- dertake major search and rescue oper- ations and are instrumental in keeping northern Canadian shipping lanes ice free. Canadian Coast Guard. OSIL, Havant, England, has awarded approved partner status to Nortek. OSIL has produced and installed hun- dreds of systems that integrate Nortek equipment. The approved partner sta- tus is a natural evolution of this long- standing collaboration. Nortek AS. Cobham SATCOM, Wimborne, Eng- land, has been chosen for VSAT and satellite TV (TVRO) antennas in addi- tion to radio communication equip- ment for installation on six new off- shore support vessels. Companhia Brasileira de Offshore. UTEC, Aberdeen, Scotland, has been awarded a contract to support subsea construction for the Zohr Field Devel- opment Project. UTEC will bring its ex- perience with AUVs. Saipem. Wärtsilä, Helsinki, Finland, signed an agreement to install a hybrid system with batteries on board the vessel Vi- king Princess. It will become the first offshore supply vessel in which batter- ies reduce the number of generators on board. Eidesvik Offshore. ST contracts You Can Access Sea Technology Anywhere Sea Technology magazine is available on iOS and Android devices. You are able to securely log in to read current and past issues using a pre-provided password. To make sure you receive our mobile-friendly issues, subscribe for free at: http://sea-technology.com /ebookinfo.html.

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