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NOV 2017

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30 st / November 2017 www.sea-technology.com analysis. It includes a CTG TriLux sensor that allows real- time data display and recording to a handheld unit with GPS and an alarm system to indicate algae levels of concern. N-Sea Opens New Office in Germany N-Sea, which provides inspection, maintenance and re- pair (IMR) services for the renewable, oil and gas, telecom and utility industries, is opening a new office in Stralsund, Germany, to support Germany's offshore renewable energy market and provide ongoing maintenance and repair ser- vices to existing and planned wind farms. The company appointed Jörg Butgen, who was previ- ously head of marine operations and diving superintendent for Bard Offshore, as business development manager for the Germany office Teledyne Optech and IGI Cooperate To Develop New Technology Teledyne Optech formed a cooperative agreement with the German company IGI (Integrated Geospatial Innova- tions). The first product created via the cooperation is the Optech Eclipse high-precision LiDAR sensor with IGI's CCNS-5 flight management system and AEROcontrol Com- pact inertial solution for small to mid-size area projects and/ or high-precision corridor surveying. The sensor has a Class 1 laser with an 800-m range on 10 percent reflective targets (8 pts/m 2 at 100 kt.), parallel scan lines and an integrated IGI DigiCAM-100 camera. Anchor Field Testing Is Complete For Challenging Locations Vryhof completed field tests with its STEVSHARK REX anchor at three locations in the North Sea famous for their anchoring problems due to stiff clays. The anchor has unique fluke and shank geometries and is designed to be effective in the mooring industry. Other tests included the anchor's use by a rock cutter suction dredger on cemented soils and in a carbonate silty sand seabed overlaying calcarenite rock. Virtual Simulation of the River Thames HR Wallingford is assessing the Thames Tideway Tunnel project's fleet of vessel masters at its U.K. Ship Simulation Centre to ensure they meet health and safety standards us- ing a specially created virtual reality simulation of the route the boats will take. The Tideway project in London, which will upgrade the city's sewer system for more than 8 million inhabitants, requires excavation on an enormous scale, and 4 million tons of material will be transported by river. North P&I Club Receives Maritime Insurance Award The North of England P&I Club won the Insurance Day Maritime Insurance Award at the Lloyd's List Global Awards held at the National Maritime Museum in London, England. Judges cited North's market-leading work in loss prevention and risk management, which includes a comprehensive range of practical loss prevention guides and briefings, as well as crew training and workflow guides. Unique Antique Shipwrecks Detected in the Black Sea The Black Sea MAP (Maritime Archaeological Project) completed in September mapped submerged submarine Statoil Installs Final Wind Turbine Offshore England Installation of all turbines in the Dudgeon wind farm lo- cated 32 km off the coast of Norfolk, England, is complete, and it will be operated from Statoil's office in Great Yar- mouth. Dudgeon has been providing electricity to house- holds since February, and when it is fully operational Statoil wind projects will deliver electricity to a total of 1 million people. The offshore wind farm installation, which included 67 turbines with a capacity of 6 MW each, totalled a cost below the expected budget of £1.5 billion. Seabed Geotechnical Investigation Tool Targets Offshore Soil Testing and Equipment Siting Horizon Geosciences and Atlantic Marine teamed up to provide seabed geotechnical investigation using the Atlan- tic Carrier and Horizon's 200-kN seabed CPT and sampling systems. The 200-kN CPT includes a standalone launch and recovery system, and the Atlantic Carrier has a vibrocorer and offshore soils testing laboratory suitable for gathering data for site assessment, ground modeling and turbine siting and export cable route and inter-array cable investigations. New Website Engages with Young Marine Businesses EU-funded Marine-i launched a new website, www.ma rine-i.co.uk, to list funding sources and types of business- es that are eligible for support and to educate and engage businesses that are new to marine technology. Marine-i is a £9.3 million collaboration between the University of Exeter, Plymouth University, The Cornwall College Group, Corn- wall Marine Network, Cornwall Development Co. and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. ROV Testing Tank Unveiled M² Subsea built a 73,600-liter indoor fresh water tank for commercial testing of ROVs and ancillary equipment before they are deployed for domestic and international projects. The tank measures 8 by 4 by 2.3 m and includes a gantry crane with S.W.L 15 t and an independent 415-V three-phase 200-A power supply. The tank in Westhill, Ab- erdeenshire, is available to rent and can accommodate both work-class and observation ROVs. World Ocean Council Launches Young Ocean Professionals Initiative The World Ocean Council Young Ocean Professionals (YOP) Initiative is a global, multisectoral, educational net- work to support the future of sustainability in the ocean business community. It is geared to create corporate ocean responsibility, understanding of ocean biodiversity and eco- nomic activity impacts, tackle sustainable development challenges and secure a healthy ocean and sustainable ocean economy. Finnish Environment Institute Takes Delivery Of Algae Detection and Alarm System The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has taken deliv- ery of a CTG ALGAE-Wader Pro system, an in-situ algae monitor providing data on chlorophyll a and other algae- based pigments to augment sample collection for laboratory international

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