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JUN 2014

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www.sea-technology.com June 2014 / st 49 and marine land use/land cover and habitat mapping proj- ect for Abu Dhabi. Proteus completed Phase 1, roughly one third of the project, in nine months. The three-phase, multimillion-dollar project will ulti- mately include 60,000 square kilometers of land area and the coastal marine environment down to the 15-meter con- tour. Recognition for Cobham Life Support's Survivor+ Survivor+, Cobham (Wimborne, England) Life Support's wearable personal overboard survival system, has received a certifcate of compliance from Lloyd's Register (London, England). To achieve the required standard, Survivor+ success- fully completed all the materials and performance testing required under the International Maritime Organization's Life-Saving Appliance Code, Section II. Imtech Marine Extends VSAT Coverage Imtech Marine (Rotterdam, Netherlands) expanded its global Ku-band VSAT network with additional coverage above Europe. Next to the Telstar 12 satellite and the Intelsat 21, the Eutelsat 10A has been added. With this extra beam, Imtech Marine offers improved coverage for its customers in Europe. Three beams reduce the chance that an antenna would be blocked by obstacles on board a vessel, and continuous Internet access is secured. Iridium Proposes to Enhance GMDSS Coverage and Redundancy Iridium Communications Inc. (McLean, Virginia) submit- ted an application to the International Maritime Organiza- tion for the provision of mobile satellite communications in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). If the application is approved, Iridium could begin providing GMDSS services in late 2015. Iridium's entrance into GMDSS communications will be supported by an array of maritime communications sys- tems, giving the industry the option of a single, affordable communications terminal to satisfy both safety and business communications requirements. Expanded Range of ROVs Meridian Ocean Services (Portsmouth, Rhode Island) has added two Saab Seaeye (Fareham, England) Lynx ROVs to its Falcon feet to undertake a wider range of deeper inspec- tion tasks. The company has created a suite of rapidly deployable ROV packages comprising Saab Seaeye Lynx and Falcons set in small-footprint containerized systems ready for speedy deployment from a 150-foot vessel. The Lynx will expand the range of inspection roles in deeper platform work, around buoys, artifcial reefs, and for cleaning and diver support. Open-Style Training Courses Around the World Teledyne RESON (Slangerup, Denmark) has announced a new training course program called the Teledyne RESON Academy, which includes open-style training at global loca- tions and new training courses. The course offerings include industry standard two-day SeaBat training for surveyors or engineers, SeaBat AUV McMurdo Group Completes Acquisition of Techno-Sciences McMurdo Group (Valbonne, France) has acquired Tech- no-Sciences Inc. (TSi), a provider of SAR satellite ground stations, integrated emergency response center systems and coastal surveillance solutions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. TSi's Beltsville, Maryland, location will be- come the U.S. headquarters for McMurdo Group. TSi has helped develop the COSPAS-SARSAT international satellite- based SAR program. New Wind Farm Vessel Designs OSD-IMT (Dundee, Scotland) has developed a range of innovative new designs of offshore wind-farm service opera- tion vessels. The 1,350-deadweight tonnage IMT972 SOV is pow- ered by two Steerprop (Rauma, Finland) SP25 or equal 1,900-kilowatt-electric, fxed-pitch azimuth propulsion units. There is also an option for ftting two 2.5-megawatt Voith (Heidenheim, Germany) Turbo main thrusters. Fre- quency-controlled, electric motor-driven CPP thruster units are ftted forward, comprising two tunnel-type bow thrusters and one retractable bow thruster. Marine Academy Relocates To Support Renewables Industry Offshore Marine Academy (OMA), which provides be- spoke training courses within the offshore renewables in- dustry, has announced its relocation and opening of a new operating base at the prestigious Wynyard Business Park, Teesside, in Northeast England. OMA has been based in Bristol since 2010 but is moving north to support the growing number of renewables compa- nies that are established in the area. Completion of Relief Drilling Campaign LDD, an Acteon (Norwich, England) company, has com- pleted drilling monopile foundations for RWE Innogy's (Es- sen, Germany) Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm in north Wales. LDD has been working on the project since 2011, when it designed, built and delivered one of the world's largest reverse circulation drill rigs, the LD5000, within 10 months. The LD5000 is capable of drilling up to 8 meters. DNV GL Opens Offce in South China DNV GL (Høvik, Norway) opened a new offce in Guang- zhou, China, to support business growth in the area. Located in downtown Guangzhou, the new, expanded DNV GL offce will serve as a center for the company's oper- ations in South China. Headed by Area Manager Gu Xiaoli, DNV GL South China covers the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi and Hainan. Proteus Delivers Phase 1 Of Abu Dhabi Land/Marine Mapping Proteus (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) delivered ahead of schedule the frst phase of a fne-scale terrestrial international JUN2014.indd 49 6/4/14 12:48 PM

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