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FEB 2018

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34 ST | February 2018 and one of the biggest fixed-pitch propeller manufactur- ers in the world. Hyundai and Lloyd's Register Cooperate On LNG-Fueled Ship Design and Development Hyundai Heavy Industry (HHI) Group and Lloyd's Register (LR) are cooperating to facilitate a number of LNG ship design projects. Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), part of the HHI Group, will deliver one of the world's largest LNG-fueled ships, a 50,000-dwt bulk car- rier with a high-manganese LNG fuel tank. HHI also re- cently signed a contract to build the world's first LNG-fu- eled Aframax tanker. HHI and LR previously announced a joint develop- ment project to design 180,000-dwt-class bulk carriers; the design development is now almost finished and is in the process of receiving approval in principle. This de- sign is optimized for short- to medium-haul bulk trade and long-haul bulk trade service. HAZID analysis was recently completed by Woodside, Anangel, GE, LR and HHI, who are cooperating to develop an LNG-fueled 250,000-dwt very large ore carrier. Report Shows £7.5 Billion Subsea Industry Supports 45,000 Jobs after Oil's Downturn Subsea UK, whose 300 members make up the bulk of the country's subsea supply chain, conducted a busi- ness activity review that revealed the industry is currently generating annual revenues of £7.5 billion, compared to £8.9 billion in 2014. The report also revealed that, de- spite the downturn in oil and gas, the subsea sector still supports around 45,000 jobs in the U.K. This compares to around 53,000 three years ago. Neil Gordon of Subsea UK said the impacts are a reflection of the crash in oil prices and subsequent global downturn that led to defer- ral or cancellation of major subsea projects. Robotic Mining Prototype to Uncover European Mineral Resources U.K.-based Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd. (SMD) suc- cessfully completed first-stage testing in the VAMOS (viable alternative mine operating system) project, a 42-month international research and development ven- ture partly funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 program. SMD and its partners in the VAMOS con- sortium designed and built a robotic underwater mining prototype to perform field tests at four EU mining sites, at a cost of approximately €12.6 million. Subsea Hard Coating is Chosen for Exhaust Scrubber Application in China Subsea Industries' glass-flake, nontoxic hard coat- ing Ecospeed will protect the exhaust scrubber outlets of three new container vessels under construction in Zhoushan, China. Coatings that can withstand very high exhaust gas temperatures and chemical pollutants are required in exhaust scrubber applications. Shipowners have experienced damaged pipework at the outlet end of the scrubber system due to the highly corrosive wash- water produced during the exhaust gas cleaning process. Ecospeed's coating has B1 classification by DNV GL. M20-115 Particle Motion Sensor Operating Depths to 1000 Metres 3-Dimensional Orientation Sensor 3 Dipole Sensors 1 Omni-directional acoustic pressure sensor Frequency Range from 1 Hz to 4 kHz One of the M20 family of par ticle motion sensors from GeoSpectrum Technologies The M20-115 Particle Motion Sensor is a bottom-mounted system designed to measure 3-D particle motion and acoustic pressure in a broad range of environments s a l e s @ g e o s p e c t r u m . c a GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc Optimizing Underwater Acoustics

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