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Greensea Systems, Inc.
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International Submarine Engineering Ltd signed a Contract to Build a 5000 Meter Depth Explorer class Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Antarctic Gateway Partnership project.
 
Unique Group is a global subsea and marine service company. The Diving & Life Support equipment manufacturing division is a specialist division focusing on the design, build and installation of commercial and military diving equipment.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nominations are now open for the ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame

 
Recognizing and honoring individuals whose efforts and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a lifetime of dedication.

Nominees do not have to be commercial divers, but can be any individual who has been influential and who has made a significant and recognizable life-long contribution to the commercial diving community.

Inductees will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2017.

For more information, contact
Phil Newsum
Executive Director
(281) 893-8388 or
pnewsum@adc-int.org

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 31, 2016

Please visit adc-int.org to download the nominations form and to learn more about the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame.

Return completed forms to
btreadway@adc-int.org
or mail to
ADCI, 5206 FM 1960 W.,
Ste 202, Houston, TX 77069
 
Nominations are now open for the ADCI Scholarship Program

Award
This year the ADCI will award 2 Scholarships at $4,000.00 each.

Eligibility
This ADCI Scholarship is open to members of the community of all ADCI voting member companies who are current and in good standing with ADCI, with the exception of officers and/or directors of the ADCI Board of Directors or their immediate families. This award is available for any institution of higher learning after high school including universities, colleges, junior colleges, vocational training schools and trade schools. 

Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2017.

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 31, 2016

Please visit adc-int.org to download the application form.

 
The ADCI is now releasing its Supervisor Nitrox Endorsement Examination.  This examination is available to all current ADCI certified supervisors.  On the revised Supervisor Exam Application, which can be downloaded here, qualified candidates can check the box for "Nitrox Endorsement."
 
The cost of the examination and new certification card is $150.00. A tutorial is included in the examination package.  
 
It should be noted that a tutorial is not a course on Nitrox (enriched air) Diving Operations.  Candidates should already have knowledge and experience with Nitrox operations, prior to undertaking the exam or supervising a commercial nitrox diving operation.
 
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The first of a three-part series detailing how to successfully prepare for and navigate through an ADCI contractor audit, this episode focuses on the audit form and its different sections.
 

 
To view the ADCI TV archives, please click here.
 
LinkQuest Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Commercial diving has historically been a hazardous area of the oil and gas industry, but with the appropriate medical checks, a collaborative approach to operational management and robust auditing processes in place, the inevitable risks can be mitigated.
Phil Newsum, Executive Director of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), spoke to Adjacent Oil & Gas about the work being carried out by ADCI and others to ensure health and safety standards in commercial diving are the best they can be.
 
From Day One, as young certified-diver hopefuls test their mental and physical limits through challenging academics and grueling daily endurance requirements, it likely becomes clear to the students that the Navy Diving and Salvage Training Center is the wrong address for coddling.
 
Airborne sappers from Woodbridge have been enjoying an underwater masterclass – practising their diving skills to work on operations all over the world. Members of the 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment’s dive team have been plumbing the depths in Exercise Eagles Build, part of their ongoing training for their role in the British Army’s rapid reaction force.
 
Since maintenance work began July 5, crews have made 44 hyperbaric "dives" to work on Bertha’s cutter head, replacing 32 cutting tools in the process, Dixon said. Bertha’s cutter head is about 3,088 feet into the tunnel at present, with no estimate as to how much longer maintenance work could take, Dixon said. So far, though, things look promising for work moving ahead without issue.
 
The researchers working on the project known as SIMPLE will tell you that it’s anything but.
It is no small undertaking to design and build a 25-foot-long underwater robot, launch it through a narrow hole drilled through 20 feet of sea ice, allow it to maneuver it autonomously through several kilometers of Antarctic Ocean for hours at a time and program it to pilot itself back to within a few feet of where it started.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
Offshore Support Vessels are the ships that are designed to transport liquid cargo, stores, materials and equipment and personnel to offshore oil platform that functions deep in the oceans. These vessels include services such as drilling rigs, offshore pipe laying, and oil production platforms utilized in exploration and production activities. These vessels undertake variety of tasks in the supply chain.
 
* Oceaneering to provide ROV and Subsea tooling under master service agreement with Heerema Marine Contractors
* Entered into a master service agreement with Heerema Marine contractors Nederland SE through December 2020
* Will provide up to ten remotely operated vehicle systems with associated Subsea tooling, engineering and technicians to HMC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1-646-223-8780)
 
Woodside advises that with Joint Venture participant Mitsui E&P Australia, the Greater Enfield Project has been approved for development.
Located 60 km off Exmouth in Western Australia within Commonwealth waters the project will develop the Laverda Canyon, Norton over Laverda (WA-59-L) and Cimatti (WA-28-L) oil accumulations. These reserves will be produced via a 31 km subsea tie-back to the Ngujima-Yin floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, located over the Vincent oil field.
 
A £6million grant fund has been launched to help more than 200 companies unlock innovations in offshore renewable energy. The SCORE programme, being delivered by the OrbisEnergy innovation and incubation centre in Lowestoft, Suffolk, provides grants of up to £50,000 to support companies developing new technologies. Funding is available to small and medium sized businesses in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk.
 
With global offshore wind expenditure expected to reach £210 billion over the next ten years, Subsea UK is encouraging companies to expand into the renewables sector to sustain long-term growth.
The industry body, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, will be running an event on 2nd August to examine why harnessing a range of renewable resources is essential if the industry is to ensure security and longevity of the UK’s energy supply.
 
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, manufacture and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry are pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Aberdeen based Subsea Tooling Services (STS) to hire, service and support their high performance range of subsea dredging systems held mobilisation ready at STR offices.
 
Subsalve USA
 

 

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