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Subsea 7 Orders Amarcon?s OCTOPUSThe seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore energy industry Subsea 7 has ordered the OCTOPUS suite of products for the recently delivered Pi- pelay/Heavy Lift vessel Seven Borea- lis. This latest addition to the Subsea 7 ß eet is a state-of-the-art vessel that shall be involved in ultra-deep and deepwa- ter projects in the worldÕs deepest and harshest environments. Amarcon is appointed to deliver a motion monitoring and ship response forecast system, known in the industry as OCTOPUS-Onboard. The order for Subsea 7 is a very extensive one. One of the functionalities is a crane monitoring system. The motions of the heave com- pensated 5,000t crane are monitored and displayed real-time within OCTOPUS- Onboard. Caley Winch, A-Frame for HHI OceanographicCaley Ocean Systems won a con- tract to supply oceanographic winches and A-frame systems to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for a new oceanographic research vessel. The state-of- the-art, ocean-going, vessel is capable of surveying to the full ocean depth (10,000m), using advanced exploration capabilities. Caley is providing bespoke oceanographic winches designed to handle high ten- sion, heavy loads, featuring ?SMART? control systems for fully active heave compensation, and variable frequency drives. Also included is a Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (CTD) Rosette handling system with built-in motion compensation to cancel out the roll and pitch of the ship, signiÞ cantly reducing the swaying of the CTD system. The vessel will feature high per- formance, stern and side Caley A-Frame systems for seabed drilling and coring equipment. Given the tight project timescale, Caley is working in partnership with its long-term Korean agent and sub-contractor on the manu- facture of the A-frame systems. Marine Technology Reporter MTR #5 (1-17).indd 13MTR #5 (1-17).indd 135/31/2012 2:02:40 PM5/31/2012 2:02:40 PM

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