HYDRO GROUP SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON GLOBAL BUSINESS

Subsea cable and connector specialist, Hydro Group plc, has welcomed delegates from across the globe for its third annual Business Partner Forum. Held at the company’s Aberdeen headquarters, the three-day event from 9th-11th October saw Hydro Group connect with 14 of its business partners from Asia, Europe and North America, improving their knowledge and understanding of the company’s products and services. Delegates also shared updates on their regional market requirements, discussing current activities and opportunities for improving the delivery of products to each region. The event ended with Hydro Group sharing updates on new business developments, establishing future milestones for the

£4M TOTAL CONTRACT AS ARNLEA SECURES 2022 EXTENSION

Energy producer and provider Total has extended its contract with innovative software business Arnlea to the end of 2022. The value of the contract, with Total’s SCOT (supply chain & operations tracking) project, is in the region of £4m. The new agreement will see Total continue to deploy Arnlea’s industrial mobile software solution Intrinsix MM (materials management), which is already being used by the operator across a number of international energy regions. Total uses Intrinsix MM for inventory and logistics across operations in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Angola, Gabon and Nigeria. The Intrinsix product involves the use of technology – including handheld devices – to enable the receipt, managemen

LEEA WELCOMES LOCAL MP TO CENTRE OF GLOBAL LIFTING INDUSTRY

On Friday, 12 October, Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon, visited the offices of The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) in the town’s Hinchingbrooke Business Park. The association is the respected and authoritative representative body for its members who work in every aspect of the lifting industry – from design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to the hire, maintenance and use of lifting equipment. LEEA’s CEO, Dr Ross Moloney extended an invitation to the MP to visit LEEA to help develop a rapport between the industry and policy makers. Three members of the Association’s Board, Tony Longmire, Kat Moss and Kevin Smith, together with Andrew Wright, LEEA’s Head of

STRENGTHENS FLEET VERSATILITY WITH ACQUISITION OF 28 ROV'S

ROVOP, the independent provider of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has announced the purchase of the entire fleet of 28 ROV systems from M2 Subsea. The fleet expansion will enable ROVOP to better support customer operations in the future by strengthening deployment capabilities across the world, with a particular focus on Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. The acquisition of this fleet is consistent with ROVOP’s long held growth strategy of providing a focused ROV service to its customers in all markets and geographies. The fleet is expected to be deployed in the vessel and rig markets. Following a technical review, 19 of these systems meet the ROVOP standard and will

DRAFINSUB PICKS TOP FALCON FOR EXTENSIVE OPERATIONS

Declaring the Saab Seaeye Falcon, ‘the industry standard’, Italian underwater works company, Drafinsub, chose the top selling Falcon electric robotic vehicle for the wide ranging and complex tasks undertaken by the company. "We chose the Falcon because it’s the industry standard for observation robotic vehicles. It is reliable, scalable and suitable for most kind of works, from observation to non-destructive testing and survey. Our company has more than 20 years’ experience with ROVs and we felt it was the right time to take a leap in quality, with the completion of our second diving saturation system." Andrea Dellacasa, Drafinsub. The long-established company - with its all-inclusive diving

WAVING THE FLAG FOR THE EAST AT WESTMINSTER

A 200-strong delegation from the East of England’s energy industry headed to Westminster to reinforce to politicians the region’s importance to the sector and the UK economy. The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) previewed its case to government for an Offshore Wind Sector Deal for the cluster in the region across industry, education and research and development. It also promoted its aspiration for the east to be recognised as a centre of excellence in shallow water late life and decommissioning. The event at the House of Commons had been organised at the invitation of Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney and Chairman of the British Offshore Oil and Gas Industry All-Party Parliamentary Group. Chr

STENA DRILLING CHOOSES NEW KONGSBERG TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING KOGNIFAI DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR DRILLSHIP UP

Stena Drilling has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to deliver a complete upgrade of its systems aboard the Stena Carron, a harsh environment dynamically positioned DP Class 3 drillship capable of drilling in water depths up to 10,000ft. Stena Carron is due to dock this November for scheduled 10 year maintenance, during which new K-Pos Dynamic Positioning, K-Chief Automation, K-Thrust Thruster Control and a Kongsberg Riser Management System will all be installed. In parallel to the safety and efficiency gains enabled by the new control technology aboard Stena Carron, KONGSBERG’s state-of-the-art Kognifai digital platform will securely host the proven Kongsberg Information Management System (K-I

DEEP CASING TOOLS APPOINTS NEW SALES AND OPERATIONS TEAM

Aberdeen-headquartered casing and completion technology business, Deep Casing Tools, has appointed Andrew Wilson to the newly-created position of Global Sales and Operations Manager and Tessa Scott as European Sales Manager. Andrew will head up implementing a new business delivery model driving greater alignment between sales and operations teams to provide service excellence to customers. This new approach is part of the company’s growth strategy in the Europe, The Middle East and North America, following significant investment from EV Private Equity earlier this year. As part of the delivery of this strategy, Andrew has added to his team with the appointment of Tessa Scott. Andrew has more

SENTINEL MARINE MAKE FURTHER FLEET INVESTMENT WITH NEW PLATFORM SUPPLY VESSEL

Offshore support vessel operator Sentinel Marine is adding to its state-of-the-art fleet with the purchase and major refit of a multi-role ship. The Aberdeen based firm, which has just seen the eighth of nine new builds commence operations in the North Sea, expects that Scotian Sentinel will enter service in November as a Group A combined PSV/ERRV. The vessel, which will perform a dual platform supply and emergency response and rescue role, was purchased from a Canadian seller and is currently in drydock where she is being upgraded to fully comply with UK standards. It comes just a few weeks after Bailey Sentinel, which led to the creation of a further 24 jobs at Sentinel Marine, arrived in

OFFSHORE SURVEY 2019 CALLS FOR ABSTRACTS

The sixth Offshore Survey conference is taking place alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK, from 10-11 April 2019. Don’t miss out on your chance to submit papers for the event - there are less than 4 weeks until the deadline on 14th December! Offshore Survey is one of the year’s unmissable industry and professional conferences. It’s always a popular event and has gained a reputation for attracting the very best papers, with a unique mix of global technology and business. The conference offers a golden opportunity to share cutting edge information and the committee welcomes submissions for sessions on: Subsea Positioning; Hydrographic and Seabed Sys

WORLD LEADER IN SAFETY SOLUTIONS FOR OIL AND GAS PROCESS INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES

A world leader in Functional Safety, Engineering Safety Consultants Ltd (ESC), has strengthened its senior board members by appointing Simon Burwood as Managing Director, tasked with driving the company forward in its target markets. Launched just a decade ago, it could be said that the London-based business, which works in upstream/downstream Oil & Gas, as well as power, process chemical and bio-containment facilities, is one of the country’s best-kept industrial secrets, despite its crucial role in supplying safety solutions and consultancy to help protect operations in the manufacturing and processing sectors. Simon, ESC’s former Technical Director, takes over the reins from Ken Simpson,

DIGITAL VIDEO INSPECTION SYSTEM - THE EDGEDVR

Digital Edge Subsea supplies the Oil & Gas industry, with their new digital video inspection system, the EdgeDVR. The company was formed in 2009 and began trading in 2010. Digital Edge Subsea now have around 500 systems offshore and have a large rental pool of around 65 units. During the current downturn, the rental market has been very strong and thorough for them and their rental partners around the world. Throughout 2018, Digital Edge Subsea have been developing the next generation of digital recording equipment, due for release in early 2019. The new Version 5 software and hardware, will keep the original mandate of being easy, simple to use and most of all, reliable. The software will n

EQUIPPING DIVERS WITH A PRACTICAL UNDERWATER 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 onehand 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 extrem

DLM DESIGN COMPLETE INNOVATIVE PROJECT IN DUBAI

Dynamic Load Monitoring Ltd (DLM) and UAE distributors, Technik-1 Lifting successfully complete the supply and commissioning of Firing Line Monitoring System to a pipe lay vessel docked in Dubai recently. Technik-1 contacted us looking for a system to measure vertical load being applied to the pipe rollers in the Firing Line of a pipe lay vessel. The system was designed to replace pressure transducers and provides higher accuracy when measuring force applied to the Firing Line Rollers. DLM specialise in design and manufacture of Shear Pin Load Cells which are used frequently within the offshore industry. Technik-1 is specialist in load instrumentation services with a strong and loyal cliente

THE FUTURE'S BRIGHT FOR DEEPDALE ENGINEERING COMPANY LTD

Deepdale Engineering will build on a legacy of excellence in 2019 when it celebrates its historic 70th anniversary. Deepdale is a UK and worldwide leading manufacturer of specialist fabricated pipework supplying into a diverse range of markets. These include oil, gas, petro-chemical, civil engineering, nuclear and water. Deepdale is synonymous with quality and craftsmanship with an enviable reputation to deliver critical components on time to the highest standards. Working to all major codes (including EEMUA & NORSOK. CE Marking available to EN.1090 Execution Class 2) Deepdale Engineering also operates under a fully accredited quality system to ISO 9001: 2015. Boasting traditional skills in

BUCKLEYS WILL BE AT OSEA 2018

Buckleys have announced they will be showcasing their subsea cathodic protection testing products at OSEA 2018 between 27th and 29th November as part of Sea and Land Technologies’ stand. Exhibiting for the second time; Buckleys found that OSEA provides a shopfront for markets and buyers from across Asia as well as attracting visitors and exhibitors from around the globe. Since the early 1970s, Buckleys have been at the forefront of cathodic protection measurement equipment and their industry-standard BathyCorrometer® has undergone constant development and improvement ever since. The current BathyCorrometer® Pro’ has the longest battery life and clearest display of any model to date. Constant

DECISIVE ADVANTAGES THROUGH EARLY MONITORING OF INSULATION RESISTANCES

The insulation monitoring devices provided by Bender offer plant operators reliable electrical safety technology which also reduces the plant’s maintenance investment considerably and provides an early trend regarding the insulation resistance. The globally proven ISOMETER® series iso685 has now enjoyed strong growth with the new isoHR685. This device variant is able to measure insulation resistances up to the 10 GΩ range. Early recognition and quality assurance It is possible to counteract the sudden appearance of an insulation fault at a very early stage: The isoHR685 measures insulation resistances in a range up to 10 GΩ. The measured values are available as a trend graph in the integrate

LEE'S MINIATURE VALVES CHOSEN FOR INNOVATIVE PIPELINE ISOLATION PLUG

How do you isolate, or plug an oil or gas pipeline safely and securely to enable repair or maintenance work to be carried out in-situ with a device which meets the toughest safety standards. There are very few companies in the world that make autonomous isolation plugs and those that do tend to make tools for large pipes, up to 56” in diameter. However, the UK based Safer Plug Company has successfully developed, patented and built, a pipeline isolation plug for 6” pipeline sizes which comprises an innovative titanium gateway manifold manufactured using the additive manufacturing DMLS process (Direct Metal Laser Sintering). Among the key components used in the manifold are those supplied by m

SMART BOLTING SOLUTIONS FROM HTL GROUP AT ADIPEC

ADIPEC is one of the world’s largest, most influential oil and gas events that brings together industry stakeholders and experts to share knowledge and exchange ideas on a brighter future for the energy sector; it’s the ideal platform for HTL Group to showcase their latest UK designed and manufactured industry innovations whilst growing their extensive global distribution network. With more than 110,000 industry professionals in attendance, the Manufacturer is bringing a whole host of smart bolting innovations to this year’s ADIPEC UK Pavilion organised by the Energy Industries Council. Located on Stand 8434 in Hall 8, the HTL team will demonstrate their new embedded RFID Tooling offering cl

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