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Friday, January 19, 2018

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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.

Sunbelt Spirit installs Offshore Systems Dual ECDIS

Offshore Systems Ltd. installed a dual ECPINS 5000 system on the M/V Sunbelt Spirit, a combined vehicle and refrigerated cargo carrier that mainly trades between Japan and the United States. Offshore Systems’ ECPINS 5000 is an IMO approved ECDIS equipped with rich features, including Radar Image Overlay which improves situational awareness. The installation was performed en route Newark (NJ) – Port Canaveral (FL) by Offshore Systems distributor, Polaris Electronics A/S of Denmark. The M/V Sunbelt Spirit is managed by Fairfield-Maxwell Services Ltd. (FMSL), New Jersey, USA. FMSL has extensive experience with a broad range of ships including crude and product tankers, reefers, multi-purpose Ro-Ro, general cargo carriers, chemical carriers and car carriers.

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. “The Dutch boat building sector is an important market for us,” explains Bruce Coward of Offshore Systems. Located just north of Amsterdam, ASA Boot Electro B.V. is a well established distributor of leading brand electronic and electrical products to the Dutch boat building industry. Coward adds “We have every confidence in ASA.

OSI and Kelvin Hughes Collaborate

Offshore Systems International Ltd. (OSI) announced that its systems division, Offshore Systems Ltd. (OSL), has entered into an agreement with Kelvin Hughes Limited, part of Smith Marine Systems, to jointly pursue opportunities to supply electronic navigation systems to military customers. With an initial focus on the UK, the companies will offer navigation systems compliant to the NATO Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System standard, referred to in the industry as "WECDIS". Jacobson, President and CEO of OSI. perspective,". said Henry Schaefer, Kelvin Hughes' Naval Business Director.

Hatteland Agreement with Offshore Systems

Hatteland Display announced it has entered into a Long Term Cooperation Agreement with Offshore Systems, Ltd., of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Under the terms of this contract, Hatteland Display will supply products from its broad portfolio of type-approved, commercial maritime and military-qualified displays for integration into Offshore Systems' ECPINS Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS, WECDIS) for navigation and situational awareness, and Common Operational Picture (COP) products that focus on the global situational awareness market in C3I applications. Among the products selected for use by Offshore Systems is Hatteland Display's new JH 22T11 MMD display, which is part of the proven Series 1 product family.

Coast Guard Places New Orders with Offshore Systems

Offshore Systems International Ltd., a marine electronic navigation company with a strong defense niche, announced today that it has received $1.4 million in new orders from the U.S. Coast Guard. The orders are for additional Offshore proprietary ECPINS®-M (Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System-Military) systems as well as system upgrades. "The order for system upgrades adds ECPINS, a full range of electronic chart data handling to the U.S. Coast Guard’s ECPINS®-equipped buoy-tending vessels, said John Jacobson, President and CEO of Offshore Systems. The order for new systems completes initial installation of ECPINS® on the Coast Guard’s two Polar-class icebreakers.

OSI Secures Navy Deal

Offshore Systems Ltd. has secured a contract to upgrade the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) Project Protector Fleet to ECPINS W vessel-wide. In 2003-2004, Offshore Systems was awarded a contract through a competitive bid process to deploy ECPINS M across the RNZN’s entire fleet, as well as throughout the Navy’s training facilities. A deciding factor in awarding this contract was ECPINS M’s high level of compliance with the North Atlantic Treat Organization (NATO) Warship Electronic Chart Display Information System (WECDIS) standard. “By upgrading to ECPINS W, the RNZN Project Protector Fleet is now fully compliant with the NATO WECDIS STANAG,” says Jim Davison, Director of Sales, Offshore Systems.

Canadian Navy Orders Systems from Offshore Systems International

Offshore Systems International Ltd., a niche military contractor headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, announced that the Canadian Navy placed a new order for ECPINS Systems worth more tha $300,000 to Offshore to support urgent operational requirements on board Navy ships deploying as part of Canada’s contribution to the international war on terrorism. “The Canadian Navy is one of Offshore’s long-time customers and supporters, and we’re proud to be part of this important mission,” said John Jacobson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Offshore Systems. “These systems are our latest technology, and will provide navigational capabilities for the Navy that are the best in the world.

Offshore Systems Continues to Receive New Orders

Offshore Systems International Ltd., a marine electronic navigation company with a strong defense niche, announced that it has received $850,000 in new orders from the U. S. Coast Guard. These new orders are for Offshore's proprietary ECPINS(R)-M (Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System-Military) systems, and for electronic charts and chart services. "Offshore Systems continues to expand its strong business relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard," said John Jacobson, President and CEO of the company. "The Coast Guard has been a key customer for the last eight years, and its demanding requirements have driven our product…

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 Canadian Coast Guard. Offshore will provide project management, software engineering, systems engineering, documentation, integration, quality assurance, commissioning and training services.

Offshore Systems Signs Contract with Royal Danish Navy

Offshore Systems Ltd. announced that it has secured a contract valued at approximately $750,000 with the Royal Danish Navy to provide an upgrade to their world leading ECPINS warship navigation software, in addition to a limited hardware upgrade. This will upgrade the Royal Danish Navy systems to the latest version of ECPINS and more significantly to a common software baseline across their Fleet and shore establishments.

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. Dutch offshore contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting will operate the NMS-6900 during the installation of 30 monopile foundations for the Riffgat offshore wind farm off the north-west coast of Germany. Managing Director of IHC Offshore Systems. The NMS-6900 is a useful addition to the large existing rental fleet of IHC Merwede’s Hydrohammers®…

Offshore Systems Ltd. Changes Location

Offshore Systems Ltd. announced that due to the company’s growth and expansion, it has relocated from North Vancouver to Burnaby, British Columbia.

OSI, MSI Join Forces for Navy Training

Offshore Systems International Ltd. and MarineSafety International signed a Memorandum of Agreement to offer ECDIS-N (Electronic Chart Display Instrumentation Systems-Navy) training to the U.S. Navy. Under the agreement, MarineSafety has purchased Offshore System's proprietary Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System (ECPINS-M) for installation at MarineSafety's three training facilities. Offshore Systems will install ECPINS in classrooms and on the full-mission bridge simulators at MarineSafety's ship-handling training centers located on U.S. Navy bases in Norfolk and San Diego, and at MarineSafety's training center in Newport, Rhode Island. Using ECPINS as part of its U.S.

ABB Offshore Signs With Intergraph

ABB Offshore Systems AS of Norway has signed a multi-year contract for development and implementation of global information management and project engineering software with the Process, Power & Offshore division of Intergraph Corporation

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 partnership 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. The designs use proven technology that is superior to any system - technically speaking. The system continuously monitors the operational state of each of the valves as well as the overall system in real time, and is constructed to comply with all the latest certification requirements.

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 partnership 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. The designs use proven technology that is superior to any system - technically speaking. The system continuously monitors the operational state of each of the valves as well as the overall system in real time, and is constructed to comply with all the latest certification requirements.

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. The designs use proven technology that is superior to any system - technically speaking. The system continuously monitors the operational state of each of the valves as well as the overall system in real time, and is constructed to comply with all the latest certification requirements.

OSI Receives Orders for Canadian and Danish Navies

Offshore Systems International Ltd. (OSI) announced that its systems division, Offshore Systems Ltd. (OSL), has received follow-on orders from the Canadian and the Danish navies worth $980,461. The orders are for additional services, equipment, and upgrades related to the navies' fleet-wide deployment of Offshore's proprietary ECPINS®-M (Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System - Military). The orders stem from two initial agreements announced in 2001. In August 2001, the Royal Danish Navy committed to equipping its fleet with ECPINS-M. In November 2001, the Canadian Navy chose to deploy ECPINS-M on its supply ships, destroyers, maritime coastal defense vessels, and the new Victoria Class submarines.

Offshore Books $1M Of New Business with USCG

Offshore Systems International Ltd. has received orders from Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard for ECPINS systems for USCG Sea Going Buoy Tender WLB hulls 6 and 7 with an option for an additional nine systems through the year 2003. In addition, Offshore's wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Offshore Systems International Inc., has been selected by the USCG and Bollinger Shipyard to provide the Yokogawa EML500HV1 Electromagnetic Speed Log for the new USCG Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) Program. The company has received orders for the first 13 CPB ship sets with an option for an additional 37 CPB ship sets over the next two years. The total value of the committed business is approximately $1,000,000 with the potential for significant new orders based on the options under the two contracts.

Peter Döhle Purchases S-VDR 5000 Upgrades

Offshore Systems Ltd. shipping group, Hamburg, Germany. upgrades to their ECPINS (ECDIS) systems. Three additional S-VDR 5000 systems will be purchased in the near future. Peter Döhle is an existing Offshore Systems commercial grade navigation system customer with ECPINS 4000 on order or installed on eight multipurpose vessels. Founded in 1956, Peter Döhle is the operator and exclusive chartering agent for a diversified fleet of almost 200 vessels mainly consisting of container vessels, coasters and bulkcarriers. ECPINS/S-VDR 5000 meets all the IMO carriage requirements and allows customers to reduce costs while improving safety at sea.

Offshore Systems Meets Milestone in Warship-AIS Program

With the installation of Warship Automatic Identification System (W-AIS) on HMS Illustrious, the current Fleet Flag Ship of the Royal Navy, Offshore Systems Ltd. meets a major milestone of the first major platform fit of this capability. W-AIS provides the Royal Navy with exciting new capabilities that enhance situational awareness for bridge teams through the overlay of AIS contact data onto Warship Electronic Chart Display Information System (WECDIS), whilst providing the military user with a broad source of information and tools that help to extract military advantage from any AIS message including a comprehensive Recognized Maritime Picture. HMS Illustrious is the twelfth Royal Navy platform to receive this capability.

Coast Guard Chooses ECPINS

Offshore Systems Ltd. announced that its sister company, CHI Systems, the U.S. Systems Operations of OSI Geospatial has recently been awarded a contract to provide the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) with ECPINS navigation systems. The systems will be installed on nine ice breaking tugs (seven new installations and two upgrades to existing units) and one shore base facility. The ECPINS solution comprises of Offshore System’s industry leading software, including specific USCG functionality and hardware components specifically designed for the bridge environment of this vessel class. OSI currently has a U.S. Coast Guard installed base of 34 vessels and this contract will bring the total to 41 vessels.

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