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commercial sectors, located in

Houston, Texas. "The electronic monitoring and control expertise provided by the acquisition of

ElectroWave is a perfect addition to

Deep Down's range of products and services, and complements our busi- ness plan of consolidating service providers within the offshore oil and gas industry," said Ron Smith, Deep

Down's CEO. "Added to Deep

Down's spectrum of innovative pneu- matic and hydraulic system products and services, ElectroWave's electronic monitoring/control capabilities great- ly expands the breadth of products and services we offer. This acquisition is a key ingredient of Deep Down's plan to offer a 'one-stop- shop' to the offshore oil and gas support indus- try."

CTG Offers Free Training at OB '07

Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) will provide in-classroom and on-water demonstrations of its prod- ucts at Ocean Business 2007, sched- uled for March 27-29 at the National

Oceanography Center,

Southampton. CTG will be holding three one-hour classroom sessions as follows: • Towed Undulating Vehicles, with a practical emphasis on deployment and operation of AQUAshuttle, Nu- shuttle and SeaSoar towed vehicles; AquaLine FerryBox, an autonomous environmental measure- ment system designed for use on commercial ferries. The classroom session will focus on setting up and operation; Fast Repetition Rate Fluorimeter (FASTtracka II), an introduction to the impressive performance and applications of the new Fastracka instrument.

Thirty delegates will also have the opportunity to join a two-hour at sea demonstration of the Nu-Shuttle towed undulating vehicle from RV

CALISTA in Southampton Waters during the morning of Wednesday

March 28. For information, E-mail

Divex Asia Pacific Wins


Divex Asia Pacific has won new international contracts to supply deep saturation diving systems and re- breather technology to three coun- tries. Divex has begun work on a nine-man saturation diving system for Sea Mec in India, as well as a 12- man saturation diving system for Geo

Subsea in Singapore. It is also refur- bishing a pressure vessel to construct a decompression chamber for

Technip Offshore in Scotland.

The company has also built 80 re- breathers for the Australian Defense forces, and is currently designing a hyperbaric reception facility for Geo


Technip-Subsea7 JV Wins


The Technip-Subsea 7 Joint

Venture won a contract by New

Zealand Overseas Petroleum Limited for the Tui Area development, located approximately 30 miles off the

Taranaki coastline, New Zealand, in a water depth of 125 m. The joint ven- ture contract, valued around $30 mil- lion, includes the project manage- ment, engineering, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of approximately: 15 km of flexible flowlines, flexible risers and associat- ed mid water arch systems; 15 km of coiled tubing gas lift pipeline, spool- pieces, diverless connectors; and 15 kilometers of electro hydraulic umbil- icals and various associated compo- nents. The contract will be executed by the joint venture teams based in

Singapore and Perth, Australia and

Technip's operations and engineering center in Houston, Texas. The flexi- ble flowlines and risers will be fabri- cated by Flexi France, one of

Technip's flexible pipe plants located in Le Trait, France, under a separate supply contract.

IVS 3D to Hold Workshop in Florida

IVS 3D is offering a Fledermaus

Training Workshop at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg from March 26- 30, 2007.

Attending the workshop will help improve decision making through people & companies

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