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Published:  18 August, 2017

A leading product designer, manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat hazard protection solutions - Mech-Tool Engineering (MTE) – has been awarded with one of the UKs most prestigious Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

Published:  11 August, 2017

Global Marine Group (GMG), a leading provider of offshore engineering services to the renewables, telecommunications and oil & gas industries, has announced that it has successfully completed a remedial cable burial project for Prinses Amaliawindpark (PAWP), a wind farm off the Netherlands’ West Coast. PAWP covers an area of around 14km2 and comprises of 60 wind turbines that are connected by eight in-field cable strings that converge at the central offshore high voltage station.

Published:  01 August, 2017

In any deep water field development it is important to monitor oil and water production from all wells in order to manage fluid movement and maximise hydrocarbon output. The use of Smart Tracers integrated into a lower completion, alongside the use of waterflood tracers, can provide a number of advantages over traditional oil and gas inflow measurement technologies, often at a fraction of the cost.

Published:  21 July, 2017

Osbit, an offshore engineering and technology company, reports it has successfully delivered an innovative hybrid monopile cleaning tool to Van Oord, designed to support the efficient installation of offshore wind turbine foundations.

Published:  12 July, 2017

DNV GL reports it has reorganised its research and testing capability in the UK adding a facility at Bishop Auckland, County Durham, UK, to the portfolio.

Published:  22 June, 2017

John Crane Asset Management Solutions reports it has secured a three-year £3million contract to provide condition based maintenance services with a major operator in the UK North Sea.

Published:  08 June, 2017

The Global Marine Group (GMG), a market leader in offshore engineering, is reporting a successful first five months of 2017 with a strong outlook for the rest of the year. All key assets from the GMG fleet are currently mobilised, either supporting maintenance zone agreements around the world, or on installation, maintenance or repair contracts.

Published:  02 June, 2017

Saab Seaeye customer, Stinger Technology, reports it has found a way to penetrate the labyrinth inside offshore production tanks in search of environmental contaminates prior to decommissioning. The company says it managed to squeeze a unique underwater robotic systems configuration loaded with sampling technology through a 150 cm square hatch to search the tank’s internal maze of baffles, and navigate along 25.5 cm diameter pipe-runs of curves and bends.

Published:  12 May, 2017

Hydraulic cutting tools specialist, Webtool, says it has developed an integrated fibre rope emergency cutter for maritime winches. In the event the winch gets into difficulties during towing and lifting, the softline cutter provides an instant emergency disconnect, preventing further risk to the vessel.

Published:  04 May, 2017

OES Oilfield Services Group, a global Third Party Audit, Inspection and Project Management Company, which has UK offices in Aberdeen and Teesside, has announced it has become OES Asset Integrity Management launching a suite of new specialist lifecycle inspection technology for the offshore industry.

Published:  27 April, 2017

Emerson Automation Solutions reports it has introduced a new platform for its RosemountX-wellTechnology surface sensing temperature measurement solution and says the X-well Technology with a Rosemount 3144P transmitter takes its place alongside the original WirelessHART X-well Technology to extend this non-intrusive temperature sensing technology for users in conventional wired I/O environments.

Published:  20 April, 2017

Ampelmann, a leader in the provision of safe offshore access to the energy industry, reports it has unveiled the latest Walk to Work system which has been specially designed for operation in extreme cold conditions.

Published:  11 April, 2017

On stand G21 at the Utility Week Live 2017 exhibition, from 23-24 May 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham, instrumentation specialist Impress Sensors & Systems reports it will be showcasing a new range of easy-to-install wireless pressure transducers for harsh, inaccessible environments. These transducers are easily paired to either a single or a five-channel wireless receiver, providing a cost effective pressure measurement solution.

Published:  23 March, 2017

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has announced it has developed an interactive e-learning tool with a series of lessons on installing the Elastopipe flexible piping system for offshore installations. The company says the new tool uses different learning approaches to pre-train installers across the globe in a cost effective and timely manner.

Published:  10 February, 2017

Saab Seaeye says the winning formula of the Falcon – one of the most successful underwater electric robotic vehicles of its class in the world – has received a considerable boost.

Published:  03 February, 2017

MONITRAN has announced it has launched a new look and user friendly website and says the new site is quicker, easier to navigate and more user friendly. Monitran says it includes a responsive layout for all platforms including mobile and desktop versions and it has also improved the structure of the content, so customers should find what they are looking for with fewer clicks.

Published:  10 January, 2017

Students have been getting hands-on experience operating a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV in the Gulf of Maine on the eastern seaboard of the USA where they explored the undersea world and developed their environmental awareness.

Published:  06 January, 2017

Dr Tony Trapp, executive chairman of Osbit and a leading figure in the North East offshore industry, has been awarded the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year’s Honours. Dr Trapp is said to have been instrumental in the formation and success of the subsea technology industry in North East England having been a co-founder of Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), and the founder of IHC Engineering Business and, more recently, Osbit.

Published:  06 January, 2017

AMETEK Land, a leading non-contact temperature measurement specialist has announced it will launch its Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) 3XR to the international market February 27 to March 2, 2017 at Nitrogen + Syngas 2017, London, at stand 75. Nitrogen + Syngas 2017 is one of the world’s leading annual events for the nitrogen and industrial gas market. The four-day technical conference and exhibition attracts technology experts, innovators and plant operators from around the globe.

Published:  06 January, 2017

Emerson says its AMS 6500 Machinery Health Monitor is now certified for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2, providing users greater confidence against asset and process failures. The company says common examples of process applications where SIL 2 advanced safety integrities are needed are steam and gas turbines in power plants and critical refinery and nuclear industry assets.

Published:  15 December, 2016

Viking Oil Tools, a division of Wellsite Fishing and Rental Services, LLC (“Wellsite”), a leading provider of drilling and completion rental equipment, has announced it has appointed Michael Foster as its new regional manager.

Published:  08 December, 2016

Red7Marine, a leading UK provider of jack up barges to the near shore marine construction industry, has announced that Kristen Branford has joined the business in the role of commercial director. The company says with over 17 years experience, Kristen is an expert in the near shore marine construction industry and his specialist expertise in civil engineering, marine piling and drilling, project management, risk mitigation and the sub-sea construction, makes him a valuable addition to the Red7Marine team.

Published:  08 December, 2016

Red7Marine, a leading provider of jack up barges to the marine construction industry says it is delighted to welcome David Craft to the team in the role of business development. The company says David has a wealth of experience in the marine construction and civil engineering industries, working around the world on several high-profile projects, including Victoria hydroelectric dam, Sri Lanka and Compressed air tunneling in Cairo for the Waste Water Project.

Published:  08 December, 2016

In order to further improve the safety of employees working at its LNG plant at Melkøya, Statoil reports it has has purchased 300 FX60 LED floodlights from lighting specialist Glamox. The Melkøya plant in Norway is the world’s northernmost liquefied natural gas facility. The gas is transported from the Snøhvit gas field – the first offshore development in the Barents Sea.

Published:  08 December, 2016

With its EAS-reverse, mayr power transmission says it has developed a new, disengaging torque limiter on which all functional processes can be automated through the drive. The company says it is easy to handle, permits long run-out times and re-engages again through slow backwards rotation and a housing also makes the clutch resistant to dust or spray water – and thus ideal for use in heavy mechanical engineering.

Published:  30 November, 2016

Professional services consultancy Turner & Townsend reports it has been chosen to deliver quantity surveying and cost management services across BP’s onshore facilities in Scotland including Sullom Voe Terminal (SVT) in Shetland and the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) pipeline and terminals and it will support BP’s annual work programme across both investment and maintenance.

Published:  30 November, 2016

Mokveld says its low shear Typhoon System has once again demonstrated the robustness of the technology. The system is installed on the Statoil operated Troll C platform controlling well fluids from the Fram Vest field. The company says operating at the most challenging conditions for which the unit is designed, the Typhoon System showed an impressive 60% improvement in the produced water quality (OiW) in comparison to the conventional choke valve that is installed in parallel with the unit.

Published:  29 November, 2016

The managing director of Aberdeen headquartered OEM Group is said to be celebrating after winning a second accolade this year for his entrepreneurial flair. Barry Park picked up the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award at the WeDo Scotland Entrepreneur Awards held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh.

Published:  29 November, 2016

ATR Group has announced a six-figure investment towards developing its inspection capabilities which will see in-house personnel delivering further rope access services and non-destructive testing (NDT), a method fast becoming one of the most in-demand techniques used by the energy industries across the globe.

Published:  23 November, 2016

Roberts Machining Solutions (RMS) has announced it has developed an innovative solution for minimising weld failures when using the cold metal transfer welding process. The company says the cold metal transfer (CMT) welding process has been proven to reduce fabrication costs by up to 60% and the solution involves internal and external pipe deformers which can re-shape the tubulars to within 0.010" of roundess.

Published:  23 November, 2016

UK hydraulic tool manufacturer Hi-Force has recently announced that its joint venture company in Aberdeen, is to become a wholly owned Hi-Force operation, with effect from November 1st 2016, bringing the Hi-Force group’s total number of locations worldwide to 10.

Published:  23 November, 2016

Flash Tekk Engineering has announced it has chosen the Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROV as a key diving support vessel resource. Flash Tekk is a major diving equipment supplier for the international offshore industry worldwide and supplies diving systems and ROVs for Ultra Deep Solutions who make and operate ultra-deep diving and heavy construction vessels.

Published:  17 November, 2016

The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) Programme’s has announced the second call for support package applications is now open.

Published:  17 November, 2016

Wellsite Fishing and Rental Services, LLC (“Wellsite”), a leading provider of drilling and completion rental equipment, has announced it has created a new division: Cornerstone Completion Services (CCS).

Published:  28 October, 2016

Drives in the robotics sector require a maximum of dynamics and precision, but at the same time must be kept as small and lightweight as possible. For this reason, the German Aerospace Centre reports it has created with its RoboDrive motors a new motor technology which unites a high torque development and performance density – and this with minimal weight and use of construction space. The motor developers have relied on safety brakes by mayr power transmission. The company says the high-performance ROBA-servostop brakes are not only extremely slimline and lightweight, but also provide reliable, constant holding torques over the entire lifetime.

Published:  28 October, 2016

dmp Sondermaschinenbau GmbH develops and produces filling and packaging machines, mainly for the foodstuffs and cosmetics industry. In order to reliably safeguard the vertical axes in capping machines and assembly systems, the company says it places its trust in electromagnetic ROBA-linearstop safety brakes by mayr power transmission. The company says the electromagnetic version of this tried and tested linear brake construction series has been especially designed for application cases where no compressors or units for compressed air or oil hydraulics are available or wanted. It clamps with high positioning accuracy and backlash-free, and ensures maximum operational safety.

Published:  28 October, 2016

Motor test stands and roller dynamometers in the automotive sector place maximum demands on drive systems. Therefore, it is necessary to protect the frequently expensive test pieces and the sensitive measurement units reliably from overload damages. With its EAS®-HSC and EAS®-HSE high-speed clutches, mayr power transmission reports it has developed clutches specially tailored to the requirements of test stand technology and they convince users through high quality and provide reliable protection without influencing the measurement signals.

Published:  26 October, 2016

E2S, a leading independent manufacturer of visual and audible life-saving signals, has announced it has completed a significant development with the introduction of beacons having output enhancing field-replaceable colour lenses and LED light sources.  

Published:  20 October, 2016

Chicago Pneumatic says it recognises that within its customer base there are demanding assembly applications where precise torque is not always demanded but says they do however recognise that excellent durability and operator comfort remain vital to good productivity and hence the introduction of the new CP28 series of pneumatic screwdrivers

Published:  20 October, 2016

A global research centre for earth and marine science and technology based at Heriot-Watt University has been opened by the Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Published:  18 October, 2016

The Nord-Lock Group reports it is continuing its successful global expansion and in recognition of its extraordinary engineering achievements, the Speaker and key members of the Swedish Parliament have visited the Nord-Lock wedge-locking technology factory.

Published:  06 October, 2016

Lighting solutions specialist Glamox has announced it has updated its DL60 series of LED downlights for marine applications with new state of the art LED modules and says the result is significantly reduced power consumption and an overall more environmentally friendly profile.

Published:  27 September, 2016

Claxton, an Acteon company, has announced it has successfully introduced the latest modular versions of its conductor recovery tower and SABRE abrasive cutting system to increase efficiency and flexibility in decommissioning and late life projects.

Published:  27 September, 2016

To meet the growing need for more capacity in train communications networks, Westermo has announced it has introduced a new generation of Ethernet train switches that provide highly robust networks to support many end devices and high data rates.

Published:  21 September, 2016

AxFlow has announced that it has added the latest Wilden AODD pump, the aluminium HS430S to its product range. Said to be ideally suited for applications that require high head pressures such as viscous and solid-laden slurries, the HS430S high pressure aluminum pump comes equipped with the revolutionary FIT wetted path that minimises the number of fasteners and allows for single socket reassembly for faster, easier maintenance.

Published:  21 September, 2016

AEG Power Solutions, a global vendor of power supply systems and provider of industrial power supply and renewable energy solutions, says it is inaugurating its celebration campaign of the company’s 50th anniversary in the Netherlands.

Published:  15 September, 2016

Deutsche Windtechnik has announced it will be providing full maintenance for the Buchonia wind farm in Rhon (Hesse). The contract has a term of 20 years and includes all maintenance, service work, upgrades and repairs. If necessary, the company will also restore total write-offs and repair rotors and large components of the nine Senvion 3.2M turbines. Deutsche Windtechnik says the new project makes it the first manufacturer-independent service provider in the world to take over the complete service for a wind farm from the day it goes into operation.

Published:  14 September, 2016

Belzona reports that David Blackwell joined the company in 1987 after spending 13 years with Shell in the Merchant Navy and rising through the ranks to a senior engineering officer. In Belzona, David has occupied various positions over the years and now heads the company’s Engineering Services Department. Marina Silva caught up with David to ask him some questions about his long-lasting experience in the corrosion mitigation industry and some trends he is currently observing in the market.

Published:  08 September, 2016

Alfa Laval reports its PureSOx platform is expanding to provide not only 0.1%S compliance for Emission Control Areas (ECAs), but also 0.5%S compliance with the coming global sulphur cap and says with the option of a dual-compliance system as well, customers can choose the best scrubber solution to match their sailing profile.

Published:  07 September, 2016

The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) has announced it is hosting its second annual Developers Day event on 15th September in a bid to further support companies to get their technology to market.

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