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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
hil Nuytten isn’t Tony Stark — the Hollywood movie character who invents the "Ironman" suit — but why would he want to be? For deep sea divers, Nuytten is already a star.
 
iXBlue, a global leader in navigation, positioning and imaging solutions, is launching ROVINS NANO, a state-of-the-art inertial navigation system designed for ROV navigation. Announced at Oceanology International trade show, the product was eagerly awaited by the offshore industry.
 
OceanServer Technology announced today that it has received eight new Iver3 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) orders for delivery to a variety of survey, research, military and water quality organisations.
 
Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of marine robotic systems, today announced its release of the New Generation REMUS 100 AUV. The autonomous underwater vehicle features advanced technology and capabilities that are the first of their kind in the industry, enabling customers to have increased autonomy and creativity during missions.
 
A very common questions which is usually asked is how do various components installed on a Remotely Operated Vehicles, diving at the depths of 3000 meters of seawater, sustain such a high pressure? How the structural integrity of these equipment is ensured?
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The ADCI is currently holding a 60 Day Comment Period (15 March – 15 May 2016) on the proposed ADCI Audit Initiative.  The Association is soliciting input on the initiative, and will then examine the comments to determine the best path forward to meet the needs of industry, the membership, and the mission of the ADCI.

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Steve Butler, OSHA’s director for maritime enforcement, and David Scarberry, senior diving coordinator at American Electric Power discuss how submitting to a formal audit can provide added value to your clients.
 

 
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
In recent years, the naval sector has made increasing use of commercial standards, where appropriate, and of commercial technology, but there has been relatively little transfer of technology and business models in the opposite direction. However, according to a recent presentation from the company, James Fisher Defence (JFD) thinks hyperbaric rescue – the process by which divers are rescued whilst conducting saturation diving – could benefit from adopting a model now widely used in the naval sphere.
 
"We use marine technology as a hook to teach engineering and technology," says Deidre Sullivan, director and principal investigator of the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center in Monterey, California. "There is a need for engineers, and especially technicians with applied engineering skills. There are a lot of these jobs in the marine field, but also in advanced manufacturing, renew[able] energy, and in many other sectors of the economy.
 
This week at the Arctic Science Summit Week the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation announced the launch of a new Polar Challenge to develop an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable of completing a 2,000 kilometer (1,250 miles) mission under the sea ice in the Arctic or Antarctic.
 
The U.S. Army Advanced Individual Training school at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., trains a special brand of Soldiers who can weld, build and tear down just about anything.These soldiers, armed with concrete, caulk and carbide drills, construct everything from concrete monoliths to rebar fortifications – and they do it all underwater.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
A company that began as a research and development project at Memorial University has scored its first sale and has teamed up with an investor in China to try to break into that market. The company creates parts used in robotics, drones and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV's) and has its own patents.
 
S. B. Submarine Systems, a joint venture between China Telecom and Global Marine Systems UK, (SBSS) has been awarded the contract for ROV inspection of the Hainan 500kV cable system by China Southern Grid.
 
Elia, Belgium’s electricity transmission system operator, has issued a tender invitation for providers of seabed survey and seasoil sampling on the East Coast of Belgium for submarine power cables and an offshore platform.
 
RedWave (Aberdeen) Ltd and Omega Subsea UK Ltd have joined forces to offer a comprehensive service to its clients providing competent and highly experienced personnel. The focus of the alliance is creating a ‘Preferred Partner’ relationship to serve the energy industry within the; Drilling and Subsea and Subsurface Engineering, Decommissioning and Offshore/Onshore Renewables’ markets.
 
Saab Seaeye has won the Corporate Excellence Award from the Washington–based Marine Technology Society. The award is given in recognition of an organisation's considerable contribution to the industry and to ROV technology.
 
The arguments for leaving offshore infrastructure in situ following decommissioning are well-known, although a North Sea ban on this practice proves external stakeholders are not easily convinced. But what if the likely impact of such practices could be quantified in advance? That is the promise of net environmental benefits analysis (NEBA).
 
Subsalve USA
REGULATORY NEWS
Come talk to us: that was the message from a top representative of the US government’s offshore regulator at a panel discussion with operators at the 8th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit in Houston last week. The airwaves between Washington, D.C. and the Gulf of Mexico have been busier than usual in the past few months conveying a raft of regulations on everything from financial assurances and reporting of decommissioning costs to risk-based inspection and well-control measures.
 
 

 

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