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ARC SURVEYING & MAPPING INC. MERGES WITH FOSTER & ASSOCIATES

Arc Surveying & Mapping Inc. announced in July that it is merging with Foster & Associates of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Together, the two companies will provide expanded multidiscipline surveying services throughout the Midwest and Mississippi River Valley Basin.

September-October 2016
Survey Boat Demonstration Adds to Educational Opportunities at WODCON

Survey Boat Demonstration Adds to Educational Opportunities at WODCON

Lou Nash brought the Measutronics 24-foot demonstration vessel A Nickel More to Miami to demonstrate integrated hydro-graphic survey systems at WODCN XXI in June. Moored in the Miami River just outside the back doors of the conference hotel, the boat was in action every day of the conference, taking attendees for short cruises.

July-August 2016

ACCESS CHANNEL TO PORT MERSIN, TURKEY TO BE WIDENED AND DEEPENED

Mersin International Port (MIP) – a joint venture between the Port of Singapore Authority and the Turkish infrastructure in-vestment holding Akfen – is an important port on the Mediterranean Sea in southern Turkey. DEME has been awarded a contract for facilitating access to the port and will execute the work with MIP. The port’s container terminal is currently being expanded. As a result, the port expects to receive more and bigger ships with deeper draught. The dredging operations, anticipating this increase in traffic, are being carried out by cutter section dredge Amazone and trailing suction hopper dredge Uilenspiegel. Work started in November 2015 and is scheduled to last more than seven months. The approach channel will be dredged to about 17 meters (18.6 yards), the turning circle to about 16 meters (17.5 yards), and the basin to almost 16 meters (17.5 yards). All dredged material will be placed 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) offshore from the dredging site.

April-May 2016
DEME AND GLDD TO DREDGE SIDE CANAL AT EAST PORT SAID, EGYPT

DEME AND GLDD TO DREDGE SIDE CANAL AT EAST PORT SAID, EGYPT

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) signed a contract in November 2015 to dredge a new 9.5 kilometer (six mile) long side access channel which will be 250 meters (about 820 feet) wide and 18.5 meters (60 feet) deep. The work is estimated to cost US$60 million and will be completed this spring. Some 15 million cubic meters (19.5 million cubic yards) of material will be dredged. The new channel will enable round-the clock access to the eastern part of Port Said. At present vessels have to join the Suez Canal convoy to reach Port Said.

April-May 2016

ROHDE NIELSEN STARTS WORK AT PORT OF TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND

Rohde Nielsen, a Danish dredging company, headquartered in Copenhagen, began work at the Port of Tauranga, New Zealand in October 2015. Work is scheduled to be completed in August 2016. Dredging the shipping channels at the Port of Tauranga is the final step in a NZ$350 million (US$235 million) capital 5-year expenditure program aimed at improving port facilities for New Zealand’s exporters and importers. Rohde Nielsen is deepening and widening Tauranga’s shipping channels from 12.9 meters to 14.5 meters (42 feet to 46.5 feet) inside the harbor and to 15.8 meters (52 feet) outside the harbor.

April-May 2016

CEE HYDROSYSTEMS OPENS NEW SAN DIEGO OFFICE

The San Diego office will be run by Vice President (Sales) Adrian McDonald, who joined CEE HydroSystems in September 2015 with the goal of developing the U.S. market.

April-May 2016

SEAFLOOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATES ECHOSUNDER SYSTEMS

Seafloor Systems has successfully integrated and tested the Norbit iWBMSc (Integrated Wideband Multibeam Sonar, Compact) multi-beam echosounder system with the EchoBoat-RCV remotely controlled survey vehicle. The Norbit system features an integrated INS and Sound Velocity sensors—eliminating the need to install separate devices, while greatly reducing calibration and offset measurements. The EchoBoat-RCV is Seafloor Systems’ multi-payload, remotely controlled survey platform, which the company said features portability, improved thrust and large payload capacity.

April-May 2016
TRDI PROVIDES DVLS FOR OCEANSERVER AUVS

TRDI PROVIDES DVLS FOR OCEANSERVER AUVS

Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) has received an order for ten custom-designed Explorer Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) to pro-vide precision navigation and current profiling capability onboard OceanServer Technology’s Iver3-580 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).

April-May 2016

KONGSBERG GLOBALSIM MANAGEMENT BUYOUT ANNOUNCED

Kongsberg GlobalSim, the wholly owned land-segment crane simulation subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, is to become an independent business following a management buyout announced on March 21. The buyout will en-able GlobalSim to focus on its core port crane, construction crane, military crane and other heavy equipment simulator development, while Kongsberg continues to develop its position as a maritime and offshore simulation provider.

April-May 2016

SWATHE SERVICES BECOMES AUTHORIZED SBG SYSTEMS DEALER

SBG Systems has appointed Swathe Services to be an authorized sales and support distributor for the marine hydrography market in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This includes all products within the Ellipse, Ekinox and Apogee product lines and includes the Split-Box with associated components.

April-May 2016
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