Teledyne Opens Technology Development Center
Teledyne Oil & Gas, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, announced today that it held a Grand Opening celebration of its new 52,000-square-foot Technology Development Center in Daytona Beach. The Technology Development Center is a high-tech research and new product development center to bring forward engineered solutions to complex technical challenges, primarily for the offshore oil and gas production and exploration industries. The Honorable Rick Scott, Governor of Florida, provided opening remarks for the building, along with Dr. Robert Mehrabian, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, and other industry executives. This new center is expected to add over 100 new jobs to the local community.
MERIDIAN GYROS APPROVED BY RUSSIANS
Teledyne TSS has been granted type approval by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping for its Meridian Standard and Meridian Surveyor gyrocompasses. The certification follows a detailed appraisal of the products and the manufacturing processes carried out at the modern Teledyne TSS factory in Croxley Green, UK. Customers in the important Russian shipbuilding market can now be assured that the Teledyne TSS gyrocompasses meet the highest standards of performance and manufacturing quality.
Deep Profiling Float Descends to 4000-meters
Teledyne Webb Research's new version of its Autonomous Profiling Explorer (APEX®) makes a record 13,123 ft dive off Hawaii. APEX floats are based on a buoyancy engine and have been commercially available since founder Doug Webb started Webb Research in 1982. APEX floats descend to a programmed depth where they become neutrally buoyant and drift. After some interval, usually five to ten days, the buoyancy engine makes the float positively buoyant and it rises to the surface, where it transmits collected data such as temperature and salinity back to researchers via satellite communications.
Teledyne Wins $9M LSS GMM Contract
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – May 10, 2011 – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $9 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to manufacture four Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Gun Mission Modules (GMM). Teledyne Brown will manufacture each of the modules and assemble and test them at the company’s Huntsville manufacturing facility. Each module will be equipped with a 30MM gun weapon system and two modules will be mounted on each LCS.
Meet The "Teledyne Twelve”
Teledyne Marine has steadily built an armada of technologies and brands serving nearly every facet of the subsea sector through systematic acquisition, investment and organic growth. Recently MTR solicited the insights of a quartet of executives representing the various brands to discuss the evolution and future direction of the Teledyne Marine brand. Executives offering insights included Bill Kikendall, President of the newly formed Marine Sensors and Systems Group at Teledyne Technologies, Inc., Thomas W.
Teledyne Seeks Speakers for AiA Conference
Teledyne RDI said it would like to implement three lightning round sessions at this year’s ADCPs in Action (AiA) Users’ Conference, which is scheduled to take place in San Diego, Calif. on September 29-October 2, 2013. Lightning Rounds refer to a 30 minute sessions comprised of five-minute succinct and tightly timed customer presentations detailing one of three preselected categories. Lightning rounds will be conducted for all three Teledyne RDI product lines: Marine Measurements, Navigation and Water Resources. Teledyne RDI is seeking customers that would like to take part in this event, and share their experience with peers. Full details, including preselected topic categories and an online topic submission form can be found at www.rdinstruments.com/Lightning_Rounds.aspx.
Meridian Gyros Achieves China Type Approval
The Meridian Standard and Meridian Surveyor gyro compasses manufactured by Teledyne TSS have been given type approval by the China Classification Society. The approval was granted after the Society inspectors completed a detailed study of the gyros, their performance and reliability and the manufacturing processes and quality control methods employed at the Teledyne TSS factory in Watford, U.K. The approval will now open the Chinese shipbuilding and offshore survey markets for these products where it is expected that their performance and pricing will be welcomed.
Teledyne Completes Acquisition of RESON
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today that it has completed the acquisition of RESON. RESON, headquartered in Slangerup, Denmark, provides high-resolution marine acoustic imaging and measurement solutions. The acquired company will operate under the name Teledyne RESON. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With more than 30 years of experience and approximately 1,400 RESON echosounders sold worldwide, RESON is a provider of multibeam sonar systems and specialty acoustic sensors for hydrography, global marine infrastructure and offshore energy operations.
Teledyne Webb's APEX® Deep MakesRecord Dive
Teledyne Webb Research's Autonomous Profiling Explorer (APEX®) Deep, dives to a record 6,000 meters. The record drive, in the Puerto Rico trench was launched from the R/V Kruger B out of San Juan, starting its dive the afternoon on February 25, 2013. Approximately twenty two hours later the float surfaced and transmitted its data over the Iridium satellite network. APEX floats are based on a buoyancy engine and have been commercially available since founder Douglas Webb opened Webb Research in 1982. APEX floats descend to a programmed depth where they become neutrally buoyant and drift.
Teledyne Reports Third Quarter Results
Teledyne today reported third quarter 2013 sales of $571.6 million, compared with sales of $547.4 million for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 4.4%. Net income attributable to Teledyne was $46.8 million ($1.23 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2013, compared with $42.7 million ($1.14 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 9.6%. “In the third quarter, our commercial industrial businesses collectively performed very well. As an example, our instrumentation segment generated organic revenue growth of 12.7 percent,” said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Also in the quarter…
NaviModel 3.5 for Advanced Point Cloud Editing Feature
EIVA NaviModel version 3.5 was released this week. It includes new and improved advanced features developed in collaboration with major players in the offshore industry. NaviModel, the modelling and visualisation tool of the EIVA NaviSuite software suite for offshore construction and survey operations, sees a number of new and improved features with the release of version 3.5. From point cloud editing to eventing and video recording for project visualisations, users get a more advanced tool that matches their needs and requirements.
Teledyne TSS Adds Heave Capability to DMS 500
Following the successful launch of the new DMS-500RP motion sensor range in April, Teledyne TSS is expanding this product range with the introduction of the DMS-500H. This new sensor provides heave measurement to complement the roll and pitch capabilities of the launch model. This is expected to be welcomed by a variety of users in the marine and offshore markets where there is known to be a need for a high accuracy sensor with these capabilities but at a lower cost and without the high performance subsea-rated housings that typify Teledyne TSS products.
Latest DMS-500 Sensor Range Launched at Oceanology
A new addition to the Teledyne TSS range of DMS-500 motion sensors is being launched at the Oceanology International exhibition in London March 13-15. The DMS-500 range is being developed specifically to meet the needs of users who require a top-quality motion sensor with Ethernet connectivity, but do not require the subsea-rated housings that typify Teledyne TSS products. The result is a complete range of sensors which incorporate a number of advanced and innovative features for applications such as Dynamic Positioning (DP), wave height monitoring and structural stress monitoring. The second phase of the product’s launch introduces the Heave range of sensors – DMS-525, DMS-550 and DMS-500H.
Teledyne TSS Introduces New DMS-500 Motion Sensor
A new range of motion sensors specially developed for commercial marine applications has been introduced by Teledyne TSS. The DMS 500 range has been launched to meet the needs of users who require a conservatively priced, top-quality motion sensor with Ethernet connectivity, but without the high integrity subsea housings that typify Teledyne TSS products. The newest addition to the range is the DMS-500H, which can be used to measure heave and has important applications such as in support of crane and winch control and helideck operations.
NCS Survey Hires Goldsworthy
NCS Survey, an Acteon company, has appointed Simon Goldsworthy as business development manager in its Aberdeen office. Goldsworthy will be responsible for building relationships with existing and potential clients and growing NCS Survey’s presence in the offshore industry globally. Having been active in the offshore industry for more than 18 years, he has already demonstrated a successful track record in new business development. Before joining NCS Survey, Goldsworthy was in global commercial roles within both Sonardyne International and Teledyne TSS.
Teledyne TSS Launches New Gyrocompass
Teledyne TSS is launching the latest addition to its Saturn product range at the Ocean Business exhibition with the introduction of its fiber-optic marine gyrocompass. This is an entirely new product from the gyro-compass manufacturer. It is specifically aimed at the commercial shipping, fast ferry and superyacht markets. The new Saturn gyro also includes attitude reference capabilities which make it an suitable for dynamically positioned platforms and for the provision of full attitude data for hydrographic survey vessels. The Saturn 30 and 50 surface versions are designed as a solid state attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) and primary navigation sensor.
Teledyne TSS Shows DMS-500 Motion Sensor
A new range of motion sensors specially developed for commercial marine applications will be presented on the Teledyne TSS stand at Europort 2012. The DMS 500 range has been launched to meet the needs of users who require a conservatively priced, top-quality motion sensor with Ethernet connectivity, but without the high integrity subsea housings that typify Teledyne TSS products. The newest addition to the range is the DMS-500H which will be on show in Rotterdam. It can be used…
Charbonneau Named VP at CodaOctopus
CodaOctopus has named Bill Charbonneau as Vice President Americas for CodaOctopus Products, Inc. Having more than 35 years of experience in the offshore industry, Bill also brings to the company his hands on knowledge of the geophysical survey industry. Most recently he was the Business Unit Manager for the Survey and Inspection Systems at Teledyne Benthos Inc., dealing with sidescan sonars, sub-bottom profilers, bathymetric systems and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Charbonneau will be leading the team at Blue Water House, St Petersburg, Florida and is already planning expansions over the coming months to include on site servicing and support of the Coda Echoscope with the range of geophysical, motion sensing and software products.
EIVA Appointed Representative of Teledyne Gavia
EIVA is proud to announce that it has been appointed by Teledyne Gavia as their exclusive representative in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The Gavia AUV is a self contained survey solution with a low logistics footprint and capable of operations at depths of up to 1000m while carrying out a wide range of missions for military, commercial and scientific applications. The Gavia is a modular AUV featuring plug and play modules which can be user configured in the field by inserting the required module for the task at hand. Sensors can be upgraded as newer become available, or as mission requirements change. Additional capability modules can be added on at a later date.
Ron Person Joins Klüber
Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, announced that Ron Person has joined its North American operations as director of business development for oil and gas. In his new role, Person will be responsible for further developing application-specific support and customer service initiatives designed to better position Klüber Lubrication as a specialty lubricant producer in the oil and gas market. Person will work closely with key equipment manufacturers in the industry to match existing Klüber products to applications…
WWII Shipwrecks Photographed off Australia
The shipwrecks of Australian warship HMAS Sydney II and the German raider HSK Kormoran in the Indian Ocean 200 km west of Shark Bay, Western Australia were recently surveyed by Curtin University and the Western Australian Museum with the help of Teledyne Bowtech, who supplied LED-V-20K lamps, a Surveyor-HD-Pro camera and a 3D-HD system. An array of 10 LED-V-20K lamps, emitting up to 20,000 lumens each, were used on each of two ROVs to illuminate the wreckage which was filmed using…
US Hearing to Focus on New Ocean Technologies
The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), will hold a hearing next week to examine the proliferation of new ocean technologies, how such technologies could improve government performance, and any impediments that exist in the use of such technologies. The federal government is responsible for recording, understanding, monitoring and protecting the oceans in the Exclusive Economic Zones which surround United States and territories out to 200 miles, and even in areas of the ocean beyond those littoral zones. Understanding and monitoring both the physical characteristics of these areas and how these areas are being used is vital to our national defense…
Date for Diary: BlueTech & Blue Economy Summit & Expo
The Maritime Alliance promotes the 6th Annual event Novemeber 12-13, 2014 at the McMillin Companies Event Center in San Diego, CA as a unique opportunity to understand trends, network with leaders from the public and private sector, see innovative technologies by the exhibitors, and identify possible partners. Recent studies are helping us understand the size and dynamic nature of the Blue Economy and particularly the BlueTech sector that is enabling us to explore, measure and develop ocean industries like never before.