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Floating Wind Tech: TetraSpar Demonstrator Starts Operation Off Norway

TetraSpar Demonstrator, dubbed the world’s first fully industrialized floating offshore wind foundation, has been officially commissioned and is now in operation off the coast of Norway.The floating wind foundation, fitted with an offshore wind turbine and anchored in place at the Norwegian METCentre test site, has been successfully connected to Norway’s grid and is producing power in automatic, unattended operation.

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Blue Robotics Expands on the WetLink Line

Blue Robotics expanded the WetLink family of products. The WetLink Penetrator (WLP) is Blue Robotics’ next-generation solution for low-cost, high pressure, high reliability sealing of electrical cables asthey pass into enclosures or other devices. It’s rated to a depth of 950m (3,116 feet) and compared to subsea connectors or penetrators, the WLP is a fraction of the cost while offering validated reliability.

Blogs

MTR COVER PAGE

MTR100: Applications Available

13th Annual MTR100 set to publish in the July/August 2018 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -- the world's largest circulation b2b subsea publication. Top companies in the global subsea sector are invited to apply now for the "MTR100". Marine Technology Reporter's annual MTR100 awards edition is the subsea industry's most awaited annual ranking of the leading companies serving the global subsea industry.

Offshore Energy

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Six Offshore Renewable Tech Developers Get EU Support

The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has awarded recommendations for support to six offshore renewable energy developers under its fourth call. The awards support developers on their path to commercialization and ease the transition of ocean energy towards multi-device farms by providing free access to open sea test sites. Funded by Interreg North-West Europe, Ocean DEMO

Subsea Defense

Sonardyne’s Micro-Ranger 2 USBL system contains everything you need to track divers

Advanced Acoustic Concepts selects Sonardyne for Subsea Target Tracking

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, a U.S.-based subsea weapon, sensors, and integrated systems specialist has chosen Sonardyne's subsea positioning technology to work for the US Department of Defense (DoD).Advanced Acoustic Concepts chose Sonardyne’s portable Micro-Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) system to support its existing DoD programs and provide its operatives with

Unmanned Vehicles

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SEA-KIT's USV Equipped with Innovative Connectivity Solution by Inmarsat

Maritime and offshore mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat has installed a new connectivity solution on SEA-KIT's uncrewed surface vessel (USV) Maxlimer using virtualized networks that the company says will establish higher standards for over-the-horizon uncrewed vessel control.The installation connects the USV Maxlimer to the best available network at all times by switching as necessary between Fleet LTE,

Innovation

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Birns Offers New Millennium Interconnect Catalog

Birns, Inc., introduced the new BIRNS Millennium Interconnect Catalog, a catalog that includes a significant expansion of pin configurations, direct links to downloadable configuration drawings, and comprehensive, strategic additions to product selection and part numbering guides, as well as highly detailed specification tools to walk the user through the selection process.

People

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Bob Black Joins EC-OG Board

EC-OG, developer of energy management and storage technologies for the energy industry, has appointed Bob Black as a non-executive director on its Board. He will act as the Board representative of EC-OG’s investors Par Equity.Bob has 30 years of experience across the international oil and gas and defense industries, and was previously CEO of unmanned maritime systems software solutions provider, SeeByte.