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NOV 2018

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34 ST | November 2018 www.sea-technology.com IOSTIA Launches Healthcare Program The International Ocean Science & Technology In- dustry Association (IOSTIA) launched a program for its U.S.-based members to provide a viable, cost-effective and accessible healthcare program. Entitled the IOS- TIA Healthcare Program, the new program couples two ACA-compliant preventative-care options with a medical cost-sharing program to cover significant and catastroph- ic medical events, as well as covering telemedicine. SeaAhead Joins World Ocean Council SeaAhead has joined the World Ocean Council inter- national multi-industry alliance on industry and invest- ment action in support of ocean sustainable develop- ment. SeaAhead is a benefit corporation whose mission is to catalyze the intersection of sustainability, oceans and innovation. The team comes from a maritime, clean tech and tech sector background with corporate business development, VC fund, start-up and operational experi- ence. The team is now also seeking to raise SeaAhead Ventures, a Bluetech Sustainability fund. Cargotec Joins Start-up Accelerator Program Cargotec has joined the Trade & Transport Impact pro- gram, which connects start-ups with corporations for the purpose of addressing big challenges in maritime cargo transport and logistics. This is the first program of its kind in terms of its scale and global scope within maritime and logistics. The program is initiated by the London-based start-up partnership organization, Rainmaking Ltd. The program is scheduled to last three years, with its main venue housed in Hamburg, Germany. FPSO Vessel Offshore Malaysia Receives Specialized Swivel MacArtney will supply a Moog Focal LVEOS swivel to a Norwegian turret and loading systems provider. The low-voltage electrical-optical swivel (LVEOS) is intended for inclusion in a swivel stack for an FPSO vessel. In- stalled at the top of a swivel stack, it allows functionality of a multichannel fiber-optic rotary joint. The swivel will be supplied to an FPSO operating in block SK10 of the Helang gas field located off the coast of Sarawak, Ma- laysia. London-South Korean Connection Forged As Companies Work to Develop Offshore Wind AgileTek has formed a collaborative agreement with Blue Wind Engineering, and the companies plan expan- sion within the South Korean offshore wind industry. Headquartered in South Korea, Blue Wind Engineer- ing was established to contribute to the development of the wind power industry in the country, offering services ranging from the design of offshore wind farms to the design and certification support of wind power compo- nents, production and construction. French Vessels to Include Dual-Fuel Systems Socarenam shipyard hired Barillec Marine to produce the LNG/diesel-electric propulsion system and the wa- ter-injection dredging system of a dredger ordered by Dragages Ports and Bordeaux Port Atlantique. It will be the first new dual-fuel construction in France (excluding LNG tankers). The contract involves the main panel for hybrid energy production, the main and auxiliary du- al-fuel/electric propulsion and an innovative energy con- version system. The new dredger, Ostréa, will be primar- ily propelled by LNG and secondarily by diesel. Survey Offshore Dominica Helps Update Nautical Charts and Planning The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has deployed a motorboat to survey the waters off Dominica as part of the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Pro- gramme. The survey focuses on areas including Roseau, Portsmouth and Soufriere Bay, and the data will be used to update navigation charts of the region, as well as help- ing Dominica to meet its international maritime obliga- tions, including respective elements of the Implementa- tion of IMO Instruments Code (IIIC). Ballast Systems Integrations Analyzed Ahead of BWMS Convention Deadline ClassNK has analyzed the retrofitting status of ballast water management systems (BWMS) on its registered ships and confirmed that installation deadlines based on the Ballast Water Management Convention for many of them are concentrated in the year 2022. As difficulties are expected in the installation of BWMS if everyone around the world waits until 2022, ClassNK recommends install- ing early. As of the end of August 2018, 1,915 ships have completed the installation, leaving 5,400 ships that still require attention. New Norwegian Company Aims to Improve Marine Rig Services Offerings The newly formed Global Ocean Technology Group will supply vessels ranging from high-speed passenger ferries to fishing and search-and-rescue craft, while its rig service division will offer inspection, maintenance and commissioning to rigs from its base in Mandal and around the world. Its products division will provide lead- ing-edge electro-engineering, naval design, and hydro- gen, fuel cell, LNG and battery solutions. Scottish-Japanese R&D Program Award Coda Octopus Products Ltd. has been selected as one of eight Scottish companies to develop subsea systems as part of the Scottish-Japanese Joint Ocean Innovation col- laborative R&D program, with matched funding by The Nippon Foundation and Scottish Enterprise. It is expect- ed that the funding over three years for the joint program will total approximately $32 million. New Subsea Testing Center Opens in Aberdeen Balmoral Offshore Engineering's subsea test facility opened in Aberdeen last month, a two-year, £20 mil- international

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