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DEC 2017

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38 st / December 2017 www.sea-technology.com German-Norwegian Partnership To Shape Submarine Combat Systems Kongsberg Gruppen ASA and thyssenkrupp Marine Sys- tems established a joint venture for design, manufacture and design of submarines and combat systems. The partnership follows an agreement between the German and Norwegian governments for joint development, procurement, operation and maintenance of submarines. thyssenkrupp and its partners are developing a detailed concept for a joint contract for new 212 Common Design (CD) submarines that could be delivered in the mid-2020s. UK Lubricant Giant Exol Targets Maritime Sector Yorkshire-based maritime diesel engine specialist Mak- tec Marine signed a worldwide distributor deal with West Midlands-headquartered lubricant company Exol to make its products available to the maritime industry. The deal joins together Maktec's 20 years of industry experience with Exol's background of working across sectors as the U.K.'s largest independent lubricants company. Azurtane Launches Exhaust Gas Sensor Technology Southhampton-based Azurtane Ltd. is offering exhaust gas sensor technology that can be installed on ships to transmit measurements back to Southampton, where the company converts the data into useable management in- formation for ship operators and the officers on board. This information can pinpoint noncompliance with pollution regulations, compare voyage-by-voyage energy consump- tion and ascertain efficiency adjustments. Samson Expands into European Tug Market The Netherlands-based United Offshore Services, which carries Samson's high-performance ropes for workboat ap- plications, is offering the Samson Saturn-12 working line in a new sector: for tugboat mainlines and pendants. Samson's high-modulus polyethylene synthetic ropes are an alterna- tive to steel-wire ropes, supported by chafe products and local service and support. Space@Sea Project Studies Floating Workspaces A consortium of 17 European partners is trying to create floating workspaces at sea by developing a standardized, cost-efficient modular island. Four applications for floating ocean spaces are under study in the Space@Sea project: farming, transport and logistics hubs, energy hubs and liv- ing. First steps include minimizing motion of the floaters at sea and working with offshore specialists to design a shared mooring solution, remote monitoring and sensing. Law Firm Warns of 'Evolving and Expanding Cyber Threat' International law firm Ince & Co has advised shipping and transportation companies to prepare for more cyber- attacks in the wake of recent high-profile incidents. A spate of recent attacks has highlighted the evolving threat to ship- ping companies and other parts of the supply chain. Shipping company BW Group was hacked in July, caus- ing its computer systems to go offline. In addition, so-called ethical hackers claimed to identify security flaws in the on- board satcom boxes of satellite communications company KVH, while a cybersecurity specialist reported on vulner- abilities in Inmarsat's shipboard communications platform.

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