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www.sea-technology.com April 2018 | ST 27 of Japan will retain a 40 percent interest. Xodus recently expanded into Egypt, and it manages a significant portfo- lio of global life-of-field projects. The company is known for its integrated services spanning subsea and pipelines, flow assurance, wells, integrity, vibration, safety, risk, en- vironment and commercial advice. New Geosolutions Division Next Geosolutions announced the launch of a new division, Next Geosolutions UK Continental Shelf (Next UKCS), following its acquisition of RMS Submarine in 2017. Operating in the cable and renewables industries, Next UKCS will provide solutions to the operations and maintenance market. Next UKCS is located in Norwich, the east of England's energy hub, and will offer local knowledge and skillset in the North Sea and the Baltic. First LNG-Fueled Bulk Carrier Delivered Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and ILSHIN LOGIS- TICS have successfully delivered the world's first LNG-fu- eled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd's Register (LR) and Korean Register. The 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has also been verified to be in compliance with the interna- tional gas fuel (IGF) code. The ship has a Type C LNG fuel tank with a capacity of 500 m³. AML Profiler for Chinese Ship Xiamen University has purchased a moving vessel profiler (MVP) for the research vessel JIA GENG. The university's State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmen- tal Science will use the MVP300 to collect CTD, sound velocity and environmental data in support of both hy- drographic and ocean science applications. The contract marks AML's 127th MVP order and the 18th such con- tract to be delivered to China. Caribbean Rescue and Relief Organization Receives Anchors Fortress Marine Anchors has partnered with Interna- tional Rescue Group (IRG), a nonprofit that uses donat- ed vessels to deliver food, water and medical supplies to coastal communities affected by disaster in the Ca- ribbean. Often more nimble with the ability to respond quicker than governments and national humanitarian aid agencies, its 70 volunteers and 15 boats play a vital role in filling the life-threatening gap prior to large-scale re- sponses. Fortress donated anchors for the organization. Bureau Veritas Now Offers E-Certification Bureau Veritas is now issuing both classification and statutory e-certificates following successful pilots with shipowners and flag states. Digital certificates may now be issued on behalf of 52 flag states, representing 72 percent of the Bureau Veritas classed fleet. E-certificates, delivered by email or accessible via the My VeriSTAR mobile application and the VeriSTAR Info desktop por- tal, reduce the administrative burden both on board and ashore. ST

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