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JUN 2017

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48 st / June 2017 Raytheon Completes Final Major Step Prior to JPSS-1 Launch Raytheon has completed an upgrade and final testing of the data transport and processing system for the Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System, which provides weather and environmental data used by NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Department of Defense and the agencies' international partners. The system upgrade precedes the final major step—an upgrade of the flight operations elements of the CGS—prior to the JPSS-1 launch September 2017. USCG Fast Response Cutter Updates The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) commissioned the fast re- sponse cutter (FRC) John McCormick in Ketchikan, Alaska. Built under the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program, the CGC John McCormick is the first of six FRCs that will homeport in Alaska and the first to be homeported on the Pacific Ocean. Two other new FRCs will be homeported in Astoria, Or- egon, starting in 2021. These two ships have not yet been named. Bollinger Shipyards has also delivered the USCGC Benja- min Dailey FRC to the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel's com- missioning is scheduled for July in Pascagoula, Mississippi. L3 Acquires OceanServer L3 Technologies has acquired OceanServer Technology Inc. The business was renamed L3 OceanServer and will be integrated into the company's Sensor Systems segment. OceanServer Technology positions L3 to support the U.S. Navy's vision for the tactical employment of UUVs. ABS Builds New HQ ABS has broken ground on its new global headquarters, located near the intersection of I-45 and the Grand Parkway in the Houston area. It will be a 10-story, 326,800-sq.-ft. building that will house employees from ABS and its affili- ated companies. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2018. Piezo Kinetics Acquires CTG Ceramics Division Assets Piezo Kinetics Inc. has acquired Channel Technologies Group's (CTG) Ceramics Division's assets, including all powder formulations and inventories of finished products. The CTG Santa Barbara, California-based subsidiary manu- factures piezoelectric ceramics for the medical, energy, de- fense and commercial maritime industries. The production assets include a range of equipment for analytical testing and measurement, electroding, powder processing, machining and pressing. CSLC Validation Exercise For Ballast Water Tech California State Lands Commission (CSLC) has complet- ed a validation exercise of three indicative sampling tools while developing draft compliance assessment protocols. CSLC evaluated the sampling tools with three different bal- last water treatment systems: one UV system and two elec- trochlorination systems. In all three assessments, the Turner Designs Ballast-Check 2 results were very similar to the mi- croscopy and flow cytometry results. Global Diving & Salvage Adds Office in Alaska Global Diving & Salvage Inc. has expanded regional operations with a new office in Juneau, Alaska, to support southeast Alaska through several of Global's primary service lines, including marine construction, marine salvage and emergency response, and diving operations. Global has been providing marine services in southeast Alaska for years through its Anchorage and Pacific North- west offices; the new Juneau office is being established in response to client requests for a dedicated base, which will bolster the capacity of operations in that region. SUBSEA 20/20 to Rep Blueprint Subsea in US SUBSEA 20/20 Inc. was named an authorized sales agency for the U.K. hydroacoustic instrument manufacturer Blueprint Subsea. The Oculus imaging multibeam has potential as a fisher- ies assessment tool for SUBSEA's existing clients, and the diver navigation and tracking devices will open completely new market segments for SUBSEA. Louisiana Cat Expands New Iberia Operations Louisiana Machinery Co. (Louisiana Cat) will add 60 jobs and expand its New Iberia operations. The company rebuilds and services engines and related equipment for marine, oil and gas, industrial and utility companies at the Port of Iberia. Teledyne Partners with Greensea Teledyne Marine has partnered with Greensea Systems Inc., uniting Greensea's OPENSEA platform with many of Teledyne's key technologies. The Teledyne Marine Workspace ROV will incorporate the OPENSEA architecture, which enables complete access to support for a vast array of devices and offers modular ap- plications for navigation and vehicle control that increase functionality. ADC Opens Office in Houston Aberdeen Drilling Consultants (ADC), a specialist rig in- spection company headquartered in Scotland, has expand- ed its operations with a new office in Houston, Texas, win- ning several six-figure contracts already this year. ADC's Rig Intake and Reactivation Services ensure ad- vanced technology rigs that have been lying dormant during the oil and gas industry downturn can be reactivated effi- ciently, safely and securely in compliance with local regula- tory bodies. Hilco, MCM Marine Purchase Assets of Former ESCO Marine Hilco Redevelopment Partners and MCM Marine Servic- es completed a transaction to purchase the assets of one of the largest and busiest ship recycling and scrap processing companies in the world, formerly known as ESCO Marine. oceanbusiness

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