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www.sea-technology.com June 2014 / st 57 New Orleans, Louisiana-based Harvey Gulf International Marine. The 45-hour bunkering course for Harvey's LNG bunkering persons-in- charge (PIC) will be offered ahead of any U.S. Coast Guard regulations gov- erning LNG bunkering. The frst course likely will include Harvey Gulf masters, mates and engi- neers. Courses will be offered at MSI facilities at Texas A&M University out- side Houston, Texas, and at the Massa- chusetts Firefghting Academy in Stow, Massachusetts Harvey's decision to hire MSI comes as it launches its frst dual-fuel offshore supply vessel, which will run primarily on LNG and is the frst U.S. fag ves- sel designed to operate on natural gas. Harvey Energy is the frst of at least six such Wärtsilä (Helsinki, Finland) 34DF-powered ships. Trelleborg Gets License To Manufacture in Brazil Trelleborg's (Trelleborg, Sweden) offshore operation has been awarded its Licença Municipal de Operação (LMO) certifcation; a municipal li- cense which permits the company to manufacture in Brazil. As a result, Trel- leborg has received and delivered its frst order for its Vikotherm PT thermal insulation tape, manufactured at its Brazil facility. Vikotherm thermal insulation is part of the growing suite of subsea ancillary products, which Trelleborg is now able to manufacture locally in Macaé. Oth- er solutions within the company's port- folio include bend protection, Uraduct abrasion protection, vortex induced vibration suppression and thermal in- sulation (coating and shells). Trelleborg has several manufactur- ing facilities in Brazil, in Macaé, São Paulo and São José dos Campos, em- ploying approximately 400 people across fve sites, as well as several sales offces to cultivate the local market. InterMoor Enters Joint Venture With Century Energy in Nigeria InterMoor (Houston, Texas) is fnal- izing a joint venture agreement with Century Energy Services Ltd. (Lagos, Nigeria) in Nigeria. Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa. InterMoor has been working in West Africa for 10 years with bases in Luanda and Malongo in Angola. The company also has experience with rig moves and mooring campaigns in An- gola and Equatorial Guinea. Derrick Douglas, InterMoor's new business development manager in Nigeria, and Osas Uwaifo, Century's managing director for the joint ven- ture, will manage the InterMoor offces in Lagos. Douglas brings 10 years of experience with Shell Nigeria to the job and holds an MBA from Cranfeld School of Management in the U.K. Uwaifo is a petroleum engineer with more than 13 years of experience in business development and contract management in the oil and gas indus- try. She is in charge of business devel- opment and commercial activities for Century Group and has a B.Eng. de- gree in petroleum engineering. InterMoor has three permanent staff based in Lagos, including a local op- erations and a local commercial man- ager. It also offers shore-based support through its partner at Kidney Island and through the planned yard at the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base. n 13 > 17 oct. 2014 Brest . France . Le Quartz C O N F E R E N C E S , W O R K S H O P S , T R A D E F A I R , S O C I A L E V E N T S . D E E P O C E A N M A R I N E E N E R G I E S & R E S O U R C E S B I O T E C H N O L O G Y M O N I T O R I N G & R O B O T I C S E N V I R O N M E N T INTERNATIONAL MARINE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY WEEK www.seatechweek-brest.org © Ifremer-Nautile/Campagne Futuna 3 Brazil, featured country of Sea Tech Week JUN2014.indd 57 6/4/14 12:15 PM

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