New Ashtead Facility

Ashtead Technology Rentals, provider of technical rental equipment, has opened a new UK office to serve the European market. Following a strategic restructure of onshore business activities, the new facility at Hitchin, Hertfordshire will concentrate on the provision of instrumentation to the environmental, non-destructive testing and remote visual inspection markets. (read more)
2004-05-23 12:00:00

Pipeline Removal Balikpapan Completed

Sonsub International Singapore has successfully completed a sub-sea pipeline removal project utilising its in-house-built diamond wire cutting module (DWCM) stationed at the Singapore facility. The DWCM is capable of cutting both concrete weight-coated and pipe-in-pipe steel pipelines from 8” to 36”, in both a horizontal and vertical plane. The completed project involved supply and operation of the DWCM for client Saipem in the Peciko field, Balikpapan Indonesia. The inter-field pipelines to be removed were 24” diameter plus concrete weight coat, making a total cut area of 26” diameter. A total of twenty horizontal sub-sea and surface cuts were successfully completed... (read more)
2004-05-27 12:00:00

Applanix Releases the Latest Version of its DSS Digital Sensor System

Applanix introduced the latest version of its DSS Digital Sensor System. The new system incorporates a next-generation CCD, and single-axis azimuth mount, both designed to maximise the DSS system's capabilities in generating high-quality digital imagery for the aerial survey and remote sensing industry. The DSS is a medium format, digital airborne remote sensing system, using Integrated Inertial technology to produce georeferenced colour and Colour Infrared (CIR) imagery. The system's new super-fast digital chip delivers a 2.5 second cycle time for rapid data capture, together with enhanced pixel dynamics. Additionally, DSS systems now include an azimuth mount designed to remove the... (read more)
2004-06-07 12:00:00

IMCA Annual Seminar 2004

The IMCA Annual Seminar 2004 will be held on 2-3 December at the Regent Hotel in Singapore. For the first time, the IMCA Annual Seminar is being organised by all four IMCA divisions - Marine, Diving, Offshore Survey and Remote Systems & ROV, with a programme reflecting the diverse range of operations carried out within the marine contracting industry but with common interest reflected in every included theme. The seminar will bring together engineers, managers, clients, offshore personnel, consultants, equipment manufacturers and others from around the global industry. The seminar format includes formal presentations, with short question-and-answer sessions after each... (read more)
2004-07-23 12:00:00

B&G Wireless Remote Vision

Brookes & Gatehouse (B&G) have launched their wireless B&G Remote Vision. RemoteVision is smaller than a palm PC and features a full LCD graphical screen and simple 4-button control. It utilises wireless technology to instantly send and receive signals from B&G's h2000 Hercules and Hydra pilots and instruments. All readings from the instruments can be viewed on the RemoteVision anywhere on a vessel. In addition to receiving all possible data, RemoteVision can be used to change parameters and data viewed on the instruments at the helm and other positions. This approach allows experienced skippers to be sure that crew are... (read more)
2004-07-23 12:00:00

New CTD Plus and New SV Plus

Updated versions of Applied Microsystems' CTD Plus oceanographic instrument and SV Plus sound velocity profiler will be commercially available by end-of-summer of 2004. Major new features of this release include: - Share Remote Sensors: any remote sensor purchased for use with the new Plus can be used with other Applied Microsystems Plus or Micro instruments - USB Data Download: the new Plus comes standard with USB download capability to accelerate access to data once the instrument has been removed from water. Access to the USB port is via a removable threaded cap, which will expose the USB connector. The USB... (read more)
2004-07-28 12:00:00

‘Underwater Understanding’ from Planet Ocean Ltd

Planet Ocean has been established to offer a range of underwater and marine meteorological instrumentation and monitoring systems. Terry Sloane, who until April was director and co owner of Hydrosphere UK, heads the new organisation. The company will now handle the agencies for ASL Environmental Sciences, McVan Instruments, Metocean Data Systems, and Richard Brancker Research. In addition to these agencies, they have just clinched a deal to represent Satlantic who specialise in optical Nitrate, Radiometers, Profilers, Irradiance, and Ocean Observatories. Planet Ocean will also provide system design and consulting services, specialising in remote monitoring, GPS tracking and telemetry solutions. (read more)
2004-09-06 12:00:00

Hydro04 Programme Announced

Nearly 30 papers by leading experts from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, UK and the US are to be presented at The Hydrographic Society’s 14th biennial international symposium in Galway, Ireland from 2-4 November. Proceedings open with a keynote address by Dr Wyn Williams, Chief Executive and Hydrographer of the UK Hydrographic Office, followed by a review of hydrographic heritage by Sir Tipene O’Regan, the noted Maori academician and historian. Main theme of the Symposium is Diversity, providing a forum dealing with use of hydrographic expertise for both traditional and non-traditional survey applications. Topics to... (read more)
2004-09-06 12:00:00

New Underwater Systems Company

Planet Ocean Ltd has been established to offer a range of underwater and marine meteorological instrumentation and monitoring systems. Terry Sloane, who until April was director and co-owner of Hydrosphere UK, heads the new organisation that will now handle agencies for ASL Environmental Sciences, McVan Instruments, Metocean Data Systems, and Richard Brancker Research. In addition to these agencies, a deal has been signed to represent Satlantic who specialise in optical Nitrate, Radiometers, Profilers, Irradiance, and Ocean Observatories. Planet Ocean will also provide system design and consulting services, specialising in remote monitoring, GPS tracking and telemetry solutions. (read more)
2004-10-05 12:00:00

Hydro04 Programme

Nearly thirty papers by leading experts from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, UK and the US are to be presented at The Hydrographic Society’s 14th biennial international symposium in Galway, Ireland from 2nd to 4th November. Proceedings will open with a keynote address by Dr Wyn Williams, Chief Executive and Hydrographer of the UK Hydrographic Office, followed by a review of hydrographic heritage by Sir Tipene O’Regan, the noted Maori academician and historian. The main theme of the Symposium is ‘Diversity’, providing a forum dealing with the use of hydrographic expertise for both traditional and... (read more)
2004-10-05 12:00:00
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