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Haewoori Offshore Wind 2 (500MW) and 3 (500MW), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partner’s floating offshore wind projects off the coast of Ulsan, Korea have awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to Aker Solutions and Principle Power for the floating foundations.

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FPS Air Compressors says its new Contain-Air solution will transform the way companies gain quick and economic access to compressed air systems.

HonuWorx has announced it has developed and tested its new cloud-based solution for controlling and supervising remote robotic systems – “HonuMove”, with the support of an Offshore Wind Growth Partnership Development Grant.

Acoustic Data, a global leader in multi-year wireless downhole data acquisition for the Oil & Gas and Underground Energy Storage industries,has announced a multi-million-dollar order from Iraq for its SonicGauge Wireless Monitoring Systems. The  company says the contract, awarded by a major oilfield service company, is a significant endorsement of Acoustic Data's subsurface solutions, particularly for interference observation monitoring, production optimisation and well testing.

Hi-line industries has announced that as of 2024, its entire popular and high-performing Tundra range of refrigerant air dryers will transition to R-513A, a refrigerant with zero ozone depleting potential (ODP) that helps customers to enhance their sustainability credentials. Although Hi-line attributes the success of the Tundra range in compressed air applications to its ultra-reliable performance, energy efficiency and reasonable price tag, the introduction of R513-A and its zero ODP means there really is no need to go anywhere else for refrigerant air dryers.

Optime Subsea, a leading player in innovative solutions for the subsea industry, has announced it has entered into a significant contract with Equinor for the delivery of its Remote Operated Controls System (ROCS). This contract represents a significant step forward for Optime Subsea, who will collaborate with operator Equinor and its partner Ithaca on the Rosebank field.

Ocean services provider DeepOcean and Aker BP have announced they have successfully completed subsea trials with an Autonomous Inspection Drone (AID) at the Aker BP operated Alvheim field in the central North Sea.

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Editor's Comment 

As we step into 2024, the manufacturing landscape in Britain appears to be more positive with a renewed sense of optimism, according to a major survey conducted by Make UK and PwC. The findings underscore a significant shift in perception, with British manufacturers increasingly viewing the UK as a more competitive destination compared to last year, outpacing their European counterparts

The Chancellor’s recent Autumn Statement has resulted in a range of opinions among industry leaders, highlighting both commendations and reservations within the manufacturing sector. The most notable was Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive of Make UK, who was pleased with the Chancellor’s strategy for providing long-awaited policy certainty crucial for investment decisions. The permanence of full expensing and initiatives to boost engineering apprenticeships align with industry aspirations, prompting Phipson to call for seizing the gauntlet and unlocking transformative growth, which is difficult not to agree with.

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