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Saildrone, a leader in uncrewed surface vehicles and autonomous ocean data collection, together with RPS, a leading provider of protected species monitoring and mitigation compliance services, have announced the completion of the first phase of a project to create a monitoring network to detect, classify, and localise marine mammals.

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Unique Group, the subsea technologies and engineering company, has announced the appointment of Sahil Gandhi to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding Himanshu (Harry) Gandhi, who will now assume the position of Chairman of the Group.

Celeros Flow Technology says it can help customers achieve maximum return from their assets and reduce their carbon footprint at Offshore Europe 2023

Parker Hannifin, a leader in motion and control technologies, has announced it will showcase its latest upstream and downstream engineering solutions for land and sea installations at this year’s SPE Offshore Europe.

By releasing the new MGF X Line range of oil-free compressors into the UK market, FPS Air Compressors says it is providing dental labs running CAD/CAM-driven milling machines and 3D printers with a proven way to utilise a continuous and highly reliable source of clean, dry compressed air without risk of contamination.

Subsea applications are characterised by constantly harsh conditions and extreme environments. In marine environments, various applications involve propeller shafts and components for underwater robots and telecommunication systems. However, in the presence of water, salt, and harsh elements, selecting just any bearing won't suffice — it's crucial to choose the right one for optimal performance and durability. In the article below Chris Johnson, Managing Director, at specialist bearing supplier SMB Bearings, examines the potential of ceramic bearings in marine environments.

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Editor's Comment 

The Government’s recent energy security statement has rightly put investment in the technologies of the future that are necessary to secure energy supply and keep the UK’s transition to net zero on track.

2023 is going to be a year of opportunities and challenges. Despite COVID-19 no longer being the main news on our TV screens and in the newspapers, the fallout from the last few years of the pandemic has nevertheless disrupted global supply chains and this may continue to affect UK manufacturers in 2023. Issues such as shortages of raw materials and shipping delays may impact production schedules and increase costs.

With news that Moderna is in discussions with the Government about investing in a multi-million Pound research and messenger RNA manufacturing facility in the UK, the outlook for UK manufacturing is looking increasingly positive, and is a significant vote of confidence in the UK.

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