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www.seadiscovery.com Marine Technology Reporter 55 people & companies group. Over the last 15 years Rogers has worked at the Steering

Committee and Project Director level on capital intensive projects with val- ues in excess of $1 billion.

Edgetech Appoints

International Industries

International Industries has been appointed as Manufacturers Agent and Distributor of its total product line by Edgetech Marine of West

Wareham, Mass. Edgetech Marine manufactures commercial Side Scan

Sonar, Sub-bottom Profilers and underwater integrated systems for towed, hull mounted, ROV and AUV applications. Chic Ransone of

International Industries said, "We are very pleased to represent Edgetech

Marine as we believe that the compa- nys' continuing aggressive advances in engineering and product develop- ment should lead the field for years into the future."

For more information, visit www.internationalindistries.net

Hafmynd Wins Homeland

Security Award

The 2006 Frost and Sullivan

Disruptive Solution in Homeland

Security Award was conferred on

Hafmynd Ltd. for its GAVIA autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) solution. "In a market where security options for seaports and crit- ical off-shore infrastructure have remained static labor-intensive solu- tions for over two decades, or have been expensive AUV development programs carrying inherent risk, the

GAVIA solution fills an important gap in the market," said Frost &

Sullivan European Aerospace &

Defence Program Manager Manuel

Magalhães. "It is not only disrupting the competitive position of other sup- pliers, but is also generating a real demand-pull due to its mission capa- bilities and affordability."The GAVIA

AUV is an advanced fully modular, man-portable solution with multi- mission capabilities, capable of oper- ating in depths up to 2000 meters with impressive navigation accuracy.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for

Disruptive Solution is presented each year to the company that has best demonstrated the ability to develop and/or advance products with dis- tinct innovative capabilities (at a frac- tion of the cost) than competing ven- dors and products. Such innovation is expected to significantly contribute to the industry in terms of, demand pull, cost decrease, product perform- ance and degree/rate of technical change.

Kongsberg Maritime Buys

Sense Intellifield

Kongsberg Maritime has acquired 100 percent of the technology enter- prise Sense Intellifield AS for approx- imately $47.4 million on a debt-free basis. The purchase price may increase, depending on the compa- ny`s profit trend in 2007 and 2008.

Sense Intellifield delivers products and services in the field of Integrated

Operations, or e-field, for the inter- national oil and gas market. It is engaged in the development, market- ing and sale of highly advanced prod- ucts, systems and solutions for real- time remote operation of drilling operations and production optimiza- tion. Among other products, it has developed software to retrieve, trans- mit, store and display data about well and drilling services on rigs.

New Marine ROV Simulator Launched

Marine Simulation debuted ROVsim, a

ROV simulator. Using technologies original- ly developed for the video game industry,

ROVsim is optimized to simulate a wide range of mission variables: from changing currents and visibility, tether and collision problems, to electronics and gear failures.

Potential simulated missions include: harbor security, hull inspections, dam and bridge inspections, deep water drilling and cable work, law enforcement, scientific data collection, pipeline inspections, etc. ROVsim is designed to operate on low-cost personal computers and is available for both Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X operating systems. For more information, Email info@marinesimulation.com

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