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Offshore Systems Signs $2m Contract

Offshore Systems Ltd. signed a contract to provide the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with its ECPINS submarine navigation system. Offshore Systems will provide six Warship ECDIS (WECDIS) navigation systems, including both hardware and software to the RAN for its Collins class submarines.


Offshore Systems International Awarded Contract

John Jacobson, president and CEO of Offshore Systems International Ltd. announced the award of a $700,000 contract to deliver a radar display and tracking system to the Canadian Coast Guard for the new Marine Communication and Traffic Services Centre in Vancouver. This system will consist of three Offshore Systems radar displays and radar data processors, communications equipment, precise network timeserver and a full complement of spare equipment to provide a world-class solution for the


OSL Forms Ballast Systems Alliance

OSL Offshore Systems & Deck Machinery has formed a business alliance to manufacture and supply turnkey ballast systems for offshore drilling and production rigs. The alliance partners of OSL Offshore Systems, Rotork Controls, FloTec and W&O forms a comprehensive organization that services the offshore industry with each group's strengths as leaders for process valves and value automation, integrated PLC controls and hydraulic power.


MSI Norfolk Trains Sailors on OSL ECPINS System

Sailors from the Norfolk-based Amphibious Assault Ship USS Saipan (LHA-2) recently underwent training on Offshore Systems, Ltd. ECPINS system. This Electronic Charts Display and Information System (ECDIS) has been installed on numerous USS George Washington and USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle-group ships. This initial “hands-on” training is conducted over a 2 day period on the system in MSI Norfolk’s newly expanded ECDIS lab


OSI Awarded Contract by L-3

Offshore Systems International Ltd. (OSI) announced it has been awarded by L-3 Communications Marine Systems a contract valued at approximately $1.8m for the development and integration of its Common Operational Picture product for a U.S. Navy program. "With today's award, we achieve an important milestone in the company's history and deliver on a key strategic goal for 2006 - a significant U.S. Navy contract," said Ken Kirkpatrick, president and CEO of OSI


MSI and OSI Will Provide Training To USN

MarineSafety International (MSI), a long-time naval training and research company, and Offshore Systems International Ltd. (TSE: OSI), a marine electronic navigation company with a strong defense niche, announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement to offer ECDIS-N (Electronic Chart Display Instrumentation Systems-Navy) training to the U.S. Navy. Under the agreement, MSI has purchased OSI's proprietary Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System (ECPINS*-M) for


OSI Wins Royal Navy Deal

Offshore Systems International Ltd. said that its Navigation Systems unit has been selected for a major fleet-wide contract with the Royal Navy. OSI, as part of a successful teaming arrangement with Lockheed Martin UK and Kelvin Hughes Ltd., will begin to deliver ECPINS-M software to the Royal Navy fleet in mid-2004. The initial purchases total approximately CDN $3 million. The total contract value, including long term support and options for auxiliary systems and software development is


Raaijmakers: Offshore Sales Director for IHC Merwede

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René Raaijmakers has been appointed as IHC Merwede’s new Offshore Sales Director.   He succeeded the previous incumbent Twan Voogt on 1 December 2012. Mr Raaijmakers joined IHC Merwede’s in April 2012 as Product Director of the Renewables department and Manager of IHC Offshore Systems. In his new role, he will be responsible for all commercial activities within the Offshore division. He began his career with Bluewater


GE Debuts Breakthrough in Electrical Thruster Propulsion

GE’s Inovelis pump jet is a breakthrough in electrical thruster design and provides higher efficiency over a wider range of operations and in dynamic positioning. Photo: GE

In a move that could change the way the maritime industry views propulsion technology, GE’s Power Conversion business increased its offshore systems portfolio with Inovelis, a podded thruster with unmatched fuel efficiency and overall performance. Inovelis incorporates an electrically powered propeller with its motor housed within a steerable pod mounted beneath the hull of an offshore vessel. It incorporates all the assets of a podded thruster, including maneuverability


Viking Strengthens Partnership with Lobby Marine Veteran

Viking Offshore & Marine Limited has announced it would participate in the ownership of a second cantilever drilling jack-up rig, further strengthening its partnership with Singapore rig veteran, Chan Kwan Bian as it accelerates its entry into mainstream offshore rig chartering.   SGX Catalist-listed Viking said its wholly-owned Viking Asset Management Pte. Ltd. (VAM) will invest US$5.4 million to take a 30%-stake in Quick Booms Investments Limited (“QBI”)


ABS Forms Global Gas Solutions Team

Patrick Janssens

Classification society ABS said it has taken another step to meet industry needs with the formation of the ABS Global Gas Solutions Team to leverage the organization's LNG and LPG capabilities. This group of experienced gas professionals will work alongside owners


Offshore Systems Appoints U.S. Distributor

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Offshore Systems (U.K.) Ltd, manufacturer of NMEA2000 digital monitoring and control systems for recreation and commercial vessels has appointed Gemeco Marine Accessories as its exclusive U.S. distributor. Gemeco will distribute Offshore Systems’ entire product line including tank senders


Sinopacific Orders Rolls-Royce Design, Equipment

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Rolls-Royce has announced that it has won an order to provide design and integrated equipment packages for two UT 771 WP platform supply vessels to be built by Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Co. Ltd (SINOPACIFIC), a shipbuilder in China. The contract incorporates MTU-engines as part of an


Viking Offshore Software Renewed

CT Systems unveils the all new Viking Offshore software. Viking Offshore is specifically designed for use on a wide range of offshore vessels, ranging from a Tug to a large Jackup rig. Viking Offshore continues on the foundations and success of the existing Viking Navigation software.


New Business to Focus on Offshore Wind

A new business, O-Power (OP), will develop new technology in offshore engineering and hopes to make a significant contribution to the rapidly growing offshore wind market. OP offers concept development and analysis, right through to the supply and installation of product


ASA Boot Electro New Offshore Systems Distributor

Offshore Systems latest Multi-function display unit, just one of a range of digital boat management products

Leading UK manufacturer of NMEA2000® digital boat management products Offshore Systems has appointed a distributor in the Netherlands, ASA Boot Electro B.V.  ASA will distribute Offshore Systems’ range of tank senders, gauges, sensors and display units. 


L-3 MAPPS, OSL Team for Royal Canadian Navy Programs

L-3 MAPPS has teamed with British Columbia-based Offshore Systems Limited (OSL) to provide leading solutions for Royal Canadian Navy programs. The latest generation of L-3 MAPPS’ Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) – a solution originally pioneered for the Royal Canadian Navy


MTNW Completes Project for USACE

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MTNW Completes USACE St. Louis District Dust Pan Dredge Mooring Monitoring Project for US Army Corp of Engineers. Measurement Technology NW’s Mooring Line Monitoring System Retrofits US Army Corp Dredge Potter. Measurement Technology NW (MTNW) announces successful implementation of its


IHC Offshore Nets Noise Mitigation Contract

Noise Mitigation Contract signing

IHC Offshore Systems provides world’s biggest Noise Mitigation System to protect sea life. IHC Offshore Systems, part of IHC Merwede, is proud to announce it has been awarded a rental contract for the Noise Mitigation System NMS-6900


Fugro Geos Wins Maintenance Contract

Fugro GEOS won a contract award which provides Qatar Shell with support for a seabed water temperature monitoring system.  The 5-year contract will ensure round-the-clock support and maintenance of the metocean monitoring system, which is part of the Pearl GTL (gas-to-liquids) project in Ras


gplink: Remote monitoring system designed for CAT engines

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Remote Tracking, Monitoring, and Notification Systems for Cat Powered yachts and vessels are here. The organization that provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,000 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 7,680 kWe in marine generator sets


ABB's HVDC Key to Offshore Wind Energy Integration

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HVDC is a key enabler for the efficient and reliable integration of offshore wind energy, explains HVDC busness manager. Offshore wind power generation is one of the world’s most promising renewable energy sources, and is set to play an increasingly significant role in our economic growth


Alfa Laval Wins SEK 55 Million Order from MAN

Alfa Laval – a heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company – won an order from MAN Diesel and Turbo to supply Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems for two cruise ships. The order for four scrubbers is booked in the Marine and Offshore Systems segment


New NMEA2000 AC Monitor from Offshore Systems

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Offshore Systems has introduced an NMEA2000 AC Monitor to measure onboard AC voltage, current and frequency and report them over the vessel’s NMEA2000 network.   The monitor is the latest addition to a range of vessel monitoring and control systems designed for the NMEA2000 network


SNAME Announces Pre-Meeting Training Courses

The Society of Naval Architects and Engineers (SNAME) has scheduled six pre-meeting training courses to run in the days immediately prior to the SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting and Expo, November 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington






 
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