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12 MTR March 2006 news consisting of engineering, equipment deliv- eries and commissioning services. The con- tract between Daewoo shipbuilding &

Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. and Aker

Kvaerner MH includes opportunities for options to be agreed and amended at a later stage. The deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs are scheduled for delivery in

Q1/2008 and Q3/2008. The drilling rigs will be designed for worldwide operation, including operation on the Norwegian con- tinental Shelf. $9.5M Investment in Tranby

Subsea Facility

Aker Kvaerner intends to invest $9.5 mil- lion to develop its Tranby manufacturing operation into the most efficient subsea tree manufacturing facility in the world. The new streamlined operation(s) is designed to increase Aker Kvaerner's ability to respond to customer needs with reduced lead times, more rapid execution and new subsea boosting products. "This investment positions our manufac- turing resource base for future growth and will give us additional supply and testing flexibility across a range of products and services. Tranby will become the world's most efficient subsea tree and pump manu- facturing plant," said Svenn Ivar Fure, sen- ior vice president operations, Aker Kvaerner


The investment in new machining tech- nology and a new subsea tree assembly line will expand subsea tree production capacity by 25 percent and increase manufacturing efficiency. The addition of a dedicated sub- sea pump assembly and testing facility will


Katy Croff

Katy Croff, interviewed by MTR in conjunction with an article in the

January 2006 edition on the new Archaeological

Oceanography doctorate program at the University of Rhode Island ("Evolution at URI",

January 2006, page 22), was recently named a "2006 Emerging

Explorer" by National


The Oceans '06 MTS/IEEE-Boston

Conference and Exhibition will be held in

Boston Massachusetts from September 18- 21, 2006. The New England region enjoys a centuries-old relationship with the ocean; from the fishing and whaling ports of

Gloucester and New Bedford to the premier technology centers of the Woods Hole

Oceanographic Institution and the U.S.

Navy's Undersea Warfare Center.

The OCEANS '06 MTE/IEEE-Boston technical program will continue to empha- size the traditional core areas of marine sci- ence and technology development.

Researchers from academia, industry, and government are encouraged to submit their recent work on topics such as: • Underwater Acoustics and Acoustical

Oceanography Sonar Signal/Image Processing and

Communications Ocean Observing Platforms, Systems, and Instrumentation Air and Space Ocean Remote Sensing Ocean Data Visualization, Modeling, and Information Management Marine Environment, Physical

Oceanography, and Meteorology Optics, Imaging, and E-M Systems Offshore Structures and Technology Marine Law, Policy, Management, and


Submissions should include a 500-1000 word extended abstract clearly outlining the technical contribution. Revised abstracts deadline is March 31, 2006.

For information contact OCEANS 06 -

Boston Publicity Co-Chair, M. L. Merrill at 781 740 1456, or via e-mail at

For additional Technical Program infor- mation contact Technical Program Chair:

Dr. Vincent Premus, MIT Lincoln

Laboratory at or at (+1) 781-981-5341

For additional Student Program informa- tion contact Student Program Chair: Prof.

Alexandra Techet, Dept. of Mechanical

Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of

Technology, at or at (+1) 617-452-2266.

Oceans 2006 Set for Boston

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