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MAR 2018

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Page 32 of 45 March 2018 | ST 31 Phoenix Divers and Hardsuit Pilots Demonstrate Zero-Incident Abandonment Test Phoenix completed an abandonment campaign in the Gulf of Mexico utilizing its atmospheric diving system (ADS) hardsuit. In phase one of the project, Phoenix cut, plugged and abandoned a 6-in. pipeline and umbilical exiting a J-tube at a depth of 530 ft. Phase two consisted of removing two 6-in. risers and riser clamps, two 3-in. umbilicals, two umbilical I-tubes and all I-tube clamps to a depth of 430 ft. In total, 20 ADS missions were completed with 61 hours in the water and divers performed 38 dives with 33 hours of total bottom time. The entire project was per- formed over 18 days using 3,964 man hours without a lost-time incident. Torqeedo Now Offers Smart Power Generation Systems Torqeedo has integrated Sentinel Boat Monitors and WhisperPower smart power generation systems into its electric boat propulsion products. The Sentinel app al- lows remote monitoring of the vessel's location and on- board systems and provides automatic alerts of any mal- functions and alarms. If the boat strays from its location, the automatic geofencing and GPS tracking function helps locate the boat. When integrated with the Torqee- do system, the boat's electric motor and battery data are displayed in the app, including state of charge, voltage, temperature and remaining range. Ship & Shore Environmental to Work with UC Irvine on Air Pollution Capture and Control Ship & Shore Environmental Inc. (S&SE) joined forces with UC Irvine (UCI) in a program of collaboration, re- search, professional engagements and exchange of best practices. In addition, S&SE's CEO Anoosheh Oskouian is now a member of UC Irvine's School of Physical Sci- ences Dean's Leadership Council as well as UCI's exec- utive roundtable, a gateway to mutually beneficial co- operation and knowledge transfer between the business community and the university. S&SE is a Long Beach, California-based company spe- cializing in air pollution capture and control for indus- trial applications, including volatile organic compound (VOC) abatement systems. Wing Inflatables Acquires Pioneering Life-Saving Inflatable Technology Company Wing Inflatables Inc. acquired the stock of The Patten Companies located in Lake Worth, Florida, which man- ufactures inflatable life-saving products used by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and NASA. Specifically, Patten man- ufactures high-performance collars for rigid inflatable boats and inflatable watercraft designed for challenging marine environments. The company is a pioneer in the use of polyurethane-coated fabric and thermo-welded air-holding seams. Patten maintains its primary manufac- turing facility in Arcata, California, a sales and admin- istration office in Lafayette, California, and a sales and service office in Centreville, Maryland. ST Jensen's First Hybrid Tug to Enter Construction Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Seat- tle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm, was selected to design Baydelta Maritime's new 100-ft., Z-Drive hybrid tugboat. It will use Rolls-Royce hybrid technology and represents the first installation of a hybrid system for Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB), and it is the first hybrid tug designed by Jensen to enter the construction phase. The tug will feature the same ship assist and tanker escort capabilities of existing Valor-class harbor tugs, but with multiple operational modes. The Rolls-Royce hybrid system will allow the vessel to op- erate direct-diesel, diesel-electric or fully electric. It is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2019. LNG-Powered ConRo Ships Will Move Cargo Between US and Puerto Rico Furuno outfitted the two newest LNG-powered Com- mitment-class ConRo (combination container and roll- on/roll-off) vessels, the El Coquí and Taíno. The two pur- pose-built vessels are among the first to be powered by liquefied natural gas. These 219.5-m ships, built by VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Mississippi, each have a ca- pacity of 26,500-dwt and are designed to transport con- tainers ranging from 20-ft. standard to 53-ft. high-capac- ity units, as well as hundreds of cars and other vehicles. Ocean Infinity Expands Its AUV Fleet with New Unit Configured for Under-Ice Surveys Ocean Infinity added a 6,000-m-rated Kongsberg HUGIN AUV system to its existing fleet. This ninth AUV has been configured to conduct under-ice surveys and has Kongsberg's synthetic aperture sonar (HISAS) and a Kongsberg EM 2040 multibeam echosounder installed in an upward-facing modular payload section that is de- signed to facilitate surveys of the underside of the ice. An upward-looking Doppler velocity log (DVL) is also installed to aid under-ice navigation. Ocean Infinity is scheduled to take delivery of this new HUGIN AUV sys- tem December 2018. The system will be immediately put to work on a scientific research project scheduled for the beginning of 2019. Oceaneering's Technology for Offshore Wind Wins the Carbon Trust Accelerator Competition Oceaneering International Services Ltd. was named a winner in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelera- tor (OWA) competition, which is geared to find new or adaptable techniques that provide innovative and low- risk subsea inspection solutions for the industry's chal- lenges. Oceaneering was selected as a winner for its tech- niques to address the inspection of welds on monopiles and jacket foundations. The company will receive tai- lored support from the Carbon Trust and OWA partners, including the potential to test the techniques at opera- tional offshore wind farms. ocean business

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