Equipping divers with a practical Underwater Thickness Gauging kit

Divers face some of the harshest environments and need the ability to easily navigate around obstacles unhindered when performing underwater inspections. The Cygnus DIVE underwater thickness gauge has been designed for divers undertaking metal thickness measurements. The gauge has a super-bright AMOLED display and large numbers so that readings are visible even in poor conditions, can be worn on the diver’s forearm allowing one-hand to remain free while carrying out inspections and can withstand the most extreme diving environments. Other key features of the Cygnus DIVE include: Multiple-echo measuring mode giving the ultimate accuracy Single-echo and echo-echo measuring modes for extreme

M² Subsea appoints US General Manager and Senior Vice President of Commercial

The US operation of M² Subsea has announced the appointment of a new general manager and senior vice president of commercial as the firm embarks on the next stage of its growth strategy. Based in Houston, Paddy Hardey will be responsible for implementing the firm’s global commercial and contracting principals to ensure the strategic development and continued growth of the fledging subsea company. Overseeing the Woodlands, Texas, based US business and all commercial, tendering activity and contract negotiations across M² Subsea’s core business functions, Hardey will focus on the successful delivery of work for the firm’s key clients across the globe. His appointment follows a series of major

Ashtead Boosts Rental Fleet with Cost-effective Subsea Navigation Technology

Ashtead Technology, a global leader in marine technology and subsea services has expanded its equipment rental pool following a significant investment in a state-of-the-art subsea navigation system which has been proven to deliver faster, more accurate results in the toughest environments. The iXblue RAMSES is an acoustic synthetic baseline positioning tool with self-contained computing, for simple, efficient, real-time underwater navigation. Coupled with iXBlue inertial navigation system (INS), it delivers extreme precision in even the world’s most challenging seas. It can be used to track the position of subsea structures without the need for multiple transponders or umbilicals, enabling i

L&N Scotland introduces new Synthesis system to the subsea market

Specialist subsea manufacturer, L&N Scotland has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of its named Synthesis system. In accordance with the company’s review and development programme, L&N Scotland has introduced its latest product and service offering to combat the current constraints faced by subsea operators during product integration stages. By definition Synthesis is the combination of components or elements to form a connected whole. The new system, designed and developed by L&N Scotland, showcases a significant advancement in the application of small-bored tubing (SBT) packages, by offering a fully commissioned package complete with a pre-manufactured and “ready-to-fit” kit o

Brimmond Group Grow and Develop Rental Fleet and Services targeting Subsea and Decom Market

Aberdeenshire based engineering firm, Brimmond Group, have recently enjoyed a successful three days exhibiting at Subsea Expo at the AECC in Aberdeen. The show was used as a platform to promote Brimmond Groups growing rental fleet and overall service provisions including: Umbilical Reelers and Spooling Winches Hydraulic Power Units, both Diesel and Electric driven Marine Cranes Control Systems & Panels In-house design team Bespoke and standard design & manufacture Accumulator Banks & Systems Refurbishment of a wide range including LARS Systems, ROV winches and HPU’s to name some. Testing facilities Flushing and Filtration equipment Pump Packages The above services and manufacturing capabilit

Using Non-Sparking tools? Here’s some sound advice from Bahco

Bahco hand tools and specialist equipment have been synonymous with safety for almost 130 years; the global brand’s design and manufacturing teams are passionate about user safety. The latest range of Bahco Non-Sparking (NS) tools has been designed for use in potentially explosive environments, where ‘traditional’ steel tools might create sparks in the presence of combustible or easily ignitable vapours, liquids and dust. Because NS tools cannot reach the hardness of conventional tools their use has to be carried out with special care. Mark Haywood, who leads the Bahco team in the UK, offers the following recommendations to users of NS tools: Avoid overstraining and heating; make frequent

DiveSource & PaleBlue collaborate to launch Dive Control Simulator

International diving consultancy DiveSource, partnered with Norwegian simulator developer PaleBlue to bring their Dive Control Simulator to Aberdeen last month. Already recognised for providing highly competent diving personnel, industry leading training coursed and dive audit services, DiveSource have further committed to strengthening their diving teams available by being the first to invest in the simulator technology. PaleBlue is a Norwegian simulator development company based in Stavanger, Norway. PaleBlue develops advanced simulation and visualisation solutions with industrial application within oil & gas, subsea, maritime and renewables. The simulator benefits from the best-in-class t

New testing rig as engineering firm invests to boost capabilities

Enhanced qualification testing of industrial technologies in simulated environmental conditions will be provided following investment by a North East engineering company in new test equipment designed to boost services and capabilities. The upgraded TR-630 automated test rig will significantly improve tensioner pad testing as part of an investment programme in specialist equipment by Red Marine, which is set to become Red Engineering this week as part of a new brand identity. Featuring two and four track modes that can generate crush loads of up 75 tonnes per pad (i.e.>200t/m/track), the rig provides accurate analysis and rapid results. A thermal enclosure, giving a temperature range of -10°

New appointments for Controlled Bolting Specialists HTL Group

As part of HTL Group’s continued growth plans, the controlled bolting OEM are pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Bendel, Business Development Manager and David Rainford, OEM Business Development Director. Wendy joins HTL Group Scotland with a strong background in business development and key account management for the Oil and Gas sector across Scotland. Following Wendy’s time at Enermech as Business Development Manager within the Rigging and Equipment Department, Wendy’s main focus is to deliver HTL Group’s customer tailored OEM solutions on time and in budget across Scotland. Wendy comments: “I am delighted to be a part of the HTL Group Scotland Team under the management and guida

Cyber safety and its role in protecting the modern oil and gas industry

New technology has improved efficiency across the oil and gas industry: improving safety and increasing productivity to secure the future of the sector however, the introduction of connected systems has also introduced potential weaknesses which could compromise security. Compared to the old ‘manual’ days, today’s automated industry is vastly different, with digital information platforms, including spreadsheets; databases; and handheld technology increasingly important as tools of the trade. As assets – including vessels, installations and process plants, are connected to the internet in some form, protecting their digital infrastructure against cyber-attack is vital in ensuring safe operati

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