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MAY 2018

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www.sea-technology.com May 2018 | ST 33 course in September 2018, which offers a detailed study of MRO issues and skills for assessing organization's ca- pability to respond to MRO events. North Sea UXO Clearance Campaign Progresses N-Sea is part-way through a multimillion-pound unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance campaign for ScottishPower Renewables, including UXO inspection, identification and clearance on the array area and export cable route of the East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm. The Noordhoek Pathfinder, Neptunus, Siem N-Sea and Siem Barracuda ROVs have been utilized to unbury, in- spect and identify items, and additional ROV and dive vessels will be brought in as the work progresses. Broadband Processing and GMO Tomography Overcome Imaging Challenges Offshore Australia ION announced a 3D multiclient broadband reim- aging program offshore Australia, covering the northern part of the Vulcan sub-basin in an area known for com- plex imaging challenges. The approximately 17,000-sq.- km program integrates and reimages data from 15 vin- tage surveys using modern depth imaging. Rotterdam Invests in Dutch ESS EST‐Floattech is a Dutch company that develops en- ergy storage systems (ESS) for fully electric and hybrid maritime applications, as well as mobile land‐based ap- plications. Its battery systems are based on the Li‐NMC cell technology and have a high DNV GL type approval. The company was founded in 2009. Participation from Rotterdam provides access to its port network and opens possibilities for the use of ESS in port cranes and trucks. Middle East Trenching Project Complete James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) has launched an integrated services package, Excavation Plus. The company also recently completed its largest integrated services project in the Middle East. Its Twin R2000 with ancillary jetting spread was contracted for shallow-water post-lay trenching and backfilling. JFSE is currently pre- paring for integrated projects in the Middle East, Eastern Asia and Gulf of Mexico and is planning to roll out the Excavation Plus service worldwide. Hydraulic Thrusters Destined for French Subsea Trenching Vehicle Curvetech engineers at Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have completed the build and test of a range of hydraulic thrusters for French subsea cable installation engineering firm Louis Dreyfus TravOcean. SMD's Curvetec HTE_ 500BA and HTE_430-63 thrusters are destined for use on a large subsea trenching vehicle designed and built by the Marseille-based company. Damen Netherlands Companies Merge Damen Marine Components and Van der Velden Ma- rine Systems are now operating together as Damen Ma- rine Components Netherlands (DMC NL) effective Janu- ary 1, 2018. The Van der Velden Marine Systems brand will continue to be used for the new company's rudder Canadian FPSO Receives Digital Tool to Virtually Tour and Manage Its Vessel UTEC has delivered a virtual asset management tool to an offshore operator in eastern Canada to allow its team to remotely access its floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The field, located offshore approximately 350 km southeast of Newfoundland and Labrador, contains one of the largest FPSO vessels ever built: more than 290 m long, 40 m. wide and 18 stories high. UTEC's iSite tool is a web-based system that provides the ability to tour the FPSO with 360° visualization and obtain accurate on-screen measurements, and it provides a central repository for drawings, 3D models, photos and reports for onshore and offshore teams. Lloyd's Releases Underwater Noise Notation Lloyd's Register released a new underwater noise no- tation and ShipRight procedure on underwater radiated noise to help shipowners minimize underwater noise emissions when operating in sensitive environments. The notation defines three criteria curves: transit, quiet and research, and includes a speed indication. For example, UWN-L(T20) would mean that a vessel meets the under- water noise criteria in transit (T) at a speed of 20 kt. Ballast Treatment System Seeks Japanese Approval Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems based on inert gas technology, has en- gaged Japanese classification society ClassNK to assist in the process of obtaining Japanese type approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The type approval process, as required by Japan's Ship Safety Law and the Marine Pollution Prevention Law, will involve an independent assessment and verification of the technology and type approval of the product itself. London's AgileTek Launches Data-Based Division AgileTek has launched AgileDat, a new business di- vision focused on using data to make decisions in the energy sector, noting that the shift toward operating in harsher and more remotely operated oil and gas fields also requires a move toward using modern, cloud-based enterprise applications. The new division is dedicated to software development, cloud architecture, data science, monitoring and the Internet of Things in the renewables and oil and gas sectors. UK Ship Insurance Club Donates to Support Maritime Mass Rescue Ops A donation from the UK P&I Club will provide support for the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) online resource library, which aggregates mass rescue operations (MRO) guidance material. The online library (www.imrfmro.org) is free and available to SAR profes- sionals around the world. The donation will also support two scholarships for the IMRF MRO subject matter expert international

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