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50 MTR April 2009 private independent consulting busi- ness in addition to his new responsi- bilities at Woods Hole Group, has more than 30 years experience in coastal and fresh water regulatory permitting, dredged material man- agement and environmental assess- ment. He has extensive experience with the United States Army Corps of Engineer (USACE), including former employment at the New

England District. Mr. Bajek will be the Senior Project Manager on

Woods Hole Group's recently awarded USACE contract that can extend for up to five years, with an estimated budget of $15m.

Dr. Clark has 12 years of consult- ing experience with environmental and ecological industry, government and private research organizations.

She recently consulted on natural resources damage assessments for marine and coastal damage from oil spills, and also has expertise related to assessing environmental impacts from energy projects.. Dr. Clark also is expert with nutrient dynamics in coastal systems, holding a Doctor of

Philosophy in Environmental

Science and a Masters in Forest

Science from Yale University, a

Master of Science from the

University of Massachusetts, and a

Bachelor of Arts from the University of California-Santa Cruz.

Mako DeepWater

Expands Staff

Mako Deepwater increased its engineering and production staff in response to a record backlog and continued strong demand for its intervention tooling and deck equip- ment business lines. Tom Ayars,

Mako DeepWater's President said "I'm appreciative for the loyal sup- port our customers have shown us.

With their help we've been able to defy the downward trend some com- panies are experiencing in the oil industry. Our intervention tooling business gets stronger by the day and the addition of the deck equipment product line in Q3 2008 has proven to be a good move for us with the award of four projects in the last sev- eral months. To continue providing our clients with fast response and reliable service, we've been pleased to have the opportunity to expand our staff, creating jobs in a softening economy."

Tyco Sets Subsea

Comms Mark

Tyco Telecommunications announced the successful demon- stration of 40Gb/s transmission over ultra-long haul distances. The test was conducted using dark fibers on the existing Tata Communications

TGN-Pacific submarine cable system that links Tokyo to multiple USA

West Coast city PoPs. The data reportedly was carried from

Toyohashi, Japan to Los Angeles without the need for regeneration.

The demonstration marks the next step in the ongoing progression of undersea cable data rates and will ultimately enable such undersea cable systems to carry more capacity over existing links.

Aker Solutions Wins

Riser Contract

Aker Solutions won another con- tract for the delivery of a deepwater drilling riser system to Daewoo

Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering people & companies

Salazar Schedules

Meetings on Energy


Secretary of the Interior Ken

Salazar will host four regional public meetings in April to present

Interior's findings on Outer

Continental Shelf (OSC) energy resources and potential environmen- tal impacts from their development.

At the meetings, the Secretary will also hear comment from public offi- cials, interested organizations, advo- cacy groups and private citizens on

OCS's development. The meetings will be held at the Atlantic City

Convention Center in Atlantic City,

New Jersey, on Monday, April 6;

Tulane University in New Orleans,

Louisiana, on Wednesday, April 8;

Dena'ina Convention Center in

Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday,

April 14; and at the University of

California-San Francisco's Mission

Bay Conference Center in San

Francisco, California, on Thursday,

April 16.

If persons cannot attend in person, or are unable to speak at the meet- ings, they are welcome to submit written statements, comments or documents, either at the meeting or during the extended public com- ment period. Written comments can be either submitted at the meeting or thereafter throughout the extend- ed public comment period electron- ically at, "Five Year

Program," "How to Comment," or by mail to Renee Orr, Chief, Leasing

Division, Mineral Management

Service, MS 4010, 381 Elden Street,

Herndon, VA 20170-4817.

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