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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Sea Wave Power Stations Contract for SDE Energy

Israel-based SDE Energy Ltd  has signed an agreement with the Conakry government for the development of a 100MW sea wave power plant along the coastline of Guinea Conakry, West Africa. This project is intended to help Conakry become more independent and with a stable power supply that can solve all its energy problems. Due to the high oil prices and the rising costs of electricity, sea-wave energy production has emerged to become today a proper viable alternative for renewable energy production. S.D.E says it is continuing to expand throughout the world. The company adds that it has signed agreements worldwide for the construction of power plants through joint ventures and agreements with companies that are backed by government agencies.

SeaWave Makes Maritime Communication Seamless

SeaWave LLC's marine communications suite includes SeaWave Navigator 2.0 and SeaWave Integrator, the later is a hardware device that comes bundled with SeaWave Communicator 3.0. SeaWave Navigator 2.0 is Windows based software bundled with a DSP modem and works with most existing SSB radios specifically for low bandwidth use. SeaWave's proprietary HFVelocity, utilized in both products, provides enhanced data compression and state-of-the-art signal processing, Auto Connect and Automatic Link Establishment (ALE). SeaWave software continuously scans all available HF frequencies during periods of inactivity. When a communication task is initiated…

SeaWave Introduces SeaWave Navigator

SeaWave LLC released its newest maritime communications software, SeaWave Navigator Version 1.1. SeaWave Navigator is a low-cost, user-friendly communications solution, providing Internet e-mail, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) color weather charts, NOAA text weather forecasts, and other communication services to professional mariners. SeaWave Navigator is the software component of SeaWave’s marine communications system, which utilizes high frequency (HF) radio technology to securely transmit digital data to vessels at sea. Eliminating the need for costly capital investment, SeaWave Navigator employs standard Single Sideband (SSB) hardware and does not require specialized and expensive equipment.

SeaWave’s New Stations Completed

SeaWave LLC announced the completion of two new communications stations in South Texas and Seattle, Wash. The new stations consist of multiple antenna arrays which bolster SeaWave’s world-wide coverage, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Pacific coast. The new communications stations are just two of SeaWave’s many dedicated directional antennas located throughout North America and Europe and complement existing Satellite and GSM solutions already offered by SeaWave. “These new communication stations were designed and built to support the increased network performance and efficiency made possible by SeaWave’s suite of communications products,” stated Joe Estrada, Director of Operations, SeaWave LLC.

SeaWave Delivers for Alaska High Speed Ferry

SeaWave, LLC has installed the SeaWave Integrator 3.0 aboard the Alaska Marine Highway System's (AMHS) high speed ferry "Fairweather," as it embarks on a one month trip for delivery from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Juneau, Alaska today. The builder of the vessel, Derecktor Shipyards, wanted to have a communications system on board for email and weather tracking for its delivery voyage. Working with SeaWave, this has been accomplished. The SeaWave Integrator will provide voice and email communications to the Derecktor delivery captain and 10 crew members during transit of the first commercial ferry to be built to the international High Speed Craft (HSC) code in the United States.

SeaWave and Radio Holland Collaborate

SeaWave and Radio Holland USA, Inc., have announced a cooperation agreement. vessels. established services network. problems," said SeaWave Director of Sales Chuck Gibson. and Mexico," Gibson added.

SeaWave Launches New Communications Station

SeaWave, a wireless communications company serving the maritime industry, has completed a new, state-of-the-art SeaWave Communications Station. The facility is located in Rhode Island and is used to provide SeaWave subscribers Internet e-mail and NOAA weather data using high frequency radio and advanced signal processing. The new station, which consists of multiple antenna arrays that provide worldwide coverage for SeaWave customers, has dedicated directional antennas support different geographic locations throughout the world to maximize coverage. Using a high-speed satellite link to interface with multiple servers located at SeaWave Corporate Offices in Middletown…

Darr Joins SeaWave&Rydex

SeaWave&Rydex said that Thomas Darr was appointed Senior Account Executive for the Americas. Located in Virginia Beach, Va., Mr. Darr is responsible for selling the entire SeaWave&Rydex product portfolio, which includes the SeaWave Integrator, its fully integrated voice, data and remote management platform, the NavSeries voice and data system with built in satellite, GPS and GSM/GPRS/EDGE, the software-only rmx2 email/data solution as well as their pre-paid crew product SMSCrewMail. Other services include IT from shore, STAR vessel tracking, Notice of Arrival/Departure (NOAD/WETREP), full color weather and the mySeaWave Web Portal. “We are pleased to have Tom assume the role and responsibilities as Senior Account Executive for the Americas…

Storm Halts Russian Exports from Black Sea

Russia's Black Sea port of Novorossiisk halted oil exports on Monday due to storm, while the loadings are not expected to resume before Friday, port sources said. "The wind is very strong there. Looks like it (stoppage) will last till Friday," a source said. Another source said that a sea wave as high as four meters was detected near the terminal for Caspian Pipeline exports. Shipments of oil product exports via neighbouring port of Taman have also been suspended, according to a port source. Reporting by Gleb Gorodyankin

SeaWave's Solutions for Remote Fleet Management

SeaWave builds on the functionality of the Integrator 3.0 product line with its latest advancement in marine communications - the Remote Management Suite (RMS). RMS is a portfolio of IT tools which allow shore-side administration of vessel operations with near-zero ship-based intervention. These IT tools streamline vessel operations by transferring IT responsibilities to land-based IT personnel. Crews untrained in information technology (IT) are increasingly relied upon for file transfers, system updates, day-to-day administration and troubleshooting of shipboard PCs and associated systems. "As shipping companies have become increasingly IT intensive, the crew have struggled to become more technically proficient" said Lawrence Zevon, Technical Product Manager for SeaWave.

SeaWave Names Markell as Account Manager

SeaWave LLC, a wireless communications company serving the maritime industry, has announced the appointment of David B. Markell as account manager responsible for sales in the northwest and northeast of the United States and Canada. Markell will be based at SeaWave Corporate Headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island. Having served the marine insurance industry for the past twenty-two years, Markell brings to SeaWave his extensive marine industry experience. Before joining SeaWave, he was president of Hansen Marine Associates, Inc. in Newport, Rhode Island. Markell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.

SeaWave to Provide Communications for Round the World Race

Clipper Ventures based in Southampton England , selected US-based SeaWave LLC of Middletown, RI to provide voice and data communications to all ten yachts for the Clipper 05-06 Race. Each SeaWave unit provides email, telephone, daily log, weather and daily contact with the Race Office through the Iridium satellite network. While at sea, crew can share this unique racing experience with shore based friends and family via satellite telephone or individual email accounts. Clipper chose SeaWave in order to ensure reliable and efficient communications, as well as enhance the safety at sea. September 18, 2005, the Clipper Race 05-06 is the world's longest circumnavigation event measuring 35,000-miles.

Globe Wireless to Acquire SeaWave & Rydex

Globe Wireless has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of SeaWave & Rydex. The transaction is aimed to create a maritime communications end to end solutions, and provide a complete range of services to over 8,000 ships and over 500 ship operators. By combining the Globe Wireless network and total solution with the innovative technology of SeaWave and Rydex the business will provide customers with the complete choice of systems, service and solutions for the next generation of communications platforms.

SeaWave Acquires Rydex

SeaWave LLC announced a definitive agreement to acquire the intellectual property and technology assets of Rydex, the Maritime Data Solutions business, headquartered in British Columbia, Canada. This transaction combines two leading suppliers of marine communications services and serves a current customer-base in excess of 2000 vessels. “Combining the collective competencies of SeaWave and Rydex will raise the level of products, service and support for both companies. Customers will be able to choose from an extensive line-up of value added products that will allow services to be tailored to the specific requirements of each customer,” said SeaWave CEO, Don Black.

Iranian Warship Crashes at Caspian Port, Two Crew Missing

An Iranian warship crashed into concrete wave breakers at a port in the Caspian Sea and two of its crew members are missing, according to local media reports. The 100-meter long warship, called Damavand, crashed at the harbour town of Bandar Anzali during stormy seas which kicked up waves as high as four meters, Gilnegah, a website focused on news about the northern province of Gilan, reported. Six crew members from the warship were initially knocked into the water during the accident and four were recovered from the sea. Pictures posted on Gilnegah show the damaged warship listing to one side near wave breakers that protect the port. No official statement has been issued on the number of dead or injured from the accident.

First Operational Wave Energy Power Plant Installed

Eco Wave Power (EWP) has recently installed a medium-scale wave energy power plant in the Black Sea. The installation of EWP's system, took place in recognition of the international 'Mother Earth Day,' celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The Black Sea provided real-life conditions necessary for the testing of EWP's wave energy devices under uncontrolled wave heights and wave periods. The next phase of EWP will be to move the medium-scale power plant to a different coastal structure, in order to show potential clients that EWP's wave energy generation system can be easily connected to almost any ocean structure. After this…

SeaWave Introduces Integrator 3.0i

SeaWave LLC, a wireless communications company serving the maritime industry, is proud to announce its most recent addition to the Integrator product line, the Integrator 3.0i. The Integrator 3.0i features a built-in Iridium voice and data modem that allows any vessel to combine Integrator’s Least Cost Routing and SeaWave’s signature Throughput Technology with the low cost service fees of the Iridium constellation creating a low cost, highly available communications system. The Integrator 3.0i’s state-of-the-art technology may be installed as a stand alone system or combined to leverage your customer’s existing communications system into one least cost routing network. The end result is the most powerful and affordable communication service available.

SeaWave Appoints Chuck Gibson Director of sales

Wireless communications company SeaWave has appointed Chuck Gibson as director of sales. Gibson, who will be responsible for all sales in the U.S. will be based in in Coral Springs, Fla. Gibson brings to SeaWave his extensive industry experience having most recently served as a sales executive at Telenisus, a managed Internet infrastructure service provider, where he assisted customers in conducting business securely over the Internet. Prior to his accomplishments at Telenisus, he served as vice president of sales at Cruisephone, Inc. and was instrumental in driving the company to become a multi-million dollar, international maritime communications provider.

Report: Cambodian-flag Ship Sinks, Three Reported Dead

According to a report posted on http://en.ria.ru, at least three were found dead after a Cambodia-flagged ship sank in the La Perouse Strait, an international waterway separating the Russian Island of Sakhalin and Japan's Hokkaido, Russia's regional emergencies center reported on Sunday. The Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk coordination center reportedly registered a distress alert sent from an emergency buoy off Krilyon Cape in the La Perouse Strait at 8:00 a.m. local time on Saturday (21:00 GMT on Friday). The nearby Pacific Enterprise and Zaliv Vasilyeva ships and a Japanese vessel from Japan's coast guard navigation safety division are said to have joined the search for the missing ship and its crew, according to the report on http://en.ria.ru.

STX Europe Contracts with Siem Offshore

Photo courtesy STX Europe

STX Europe has been awarded contracts with Siem Offshore for design and building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The vessels are designed by STX Europe in Ålesund and will be built at STX Europe in Brazil. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in Q2 2012 and Q2 2013. The total value of the contracts amounts to approximately $155.7m. The contracts are signed with Siem Consub SA in Brazil, a subsidiary of Siem Offshore. Roy Reite, President of STX Europe's Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area…

Maritime Surveillance: Autonomous and in Real-time

PERSEUS

Conventional surveillance technologies cannot easily help to detect fast boats, which generally have small radar signatures and do not carry automatic identification systems (AIS). For this reason, the NATO STO CMRE (Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation) has addressed this problem along with other project partners, as part of the European project PERSEUS. The PERSEUS project (Protection of European BoRders and Seas through the IntElligent Use of Surveillance), coordinated by Spanish technological company Indra…

DuPont Keeps Marine Devices Afloat

DuPont Thermoplastic Elastomer

DuPont Performance Polymers and Ireland-based Technology from Ideas (TFI) collaborated to develop  a novel way to allow moored devices to move with the sea, which dramatically reduces peak loads up to 70% and improves durability of  mooring lines that tether and protect high-value marine devices, such as wave energy devices and fish farms. The new Dynamic Tethers wave protection system replaces chain and rope mooring, which pulls taut, rattles and wears quickly as it moves against the sea.

BMT and MSI in Joint Alexandroupolis FSRU Terminal Project Award

Photo: BMT

BMT and Metocean Services International (MSI) have been jointly awarded a contract by Gastrade to deploy an Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) and develop metocean criteria to be utilized for the design of the offshore moored FSRU and the subsea pipeline to shore. The Alexandroupolis FSRU will be located offshore Greece in the northern Aegean Sea in approximately 40m water depth and will connect to shore via a 24km subsea pipeline. The FSRU is part of the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System which aims to create a new natural gas gateway to central and south-eastern Europe.

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