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Ntnl. Hyperbaric Center Brown countries in Þ ve continents. A past presi- dent of the Association of Diving Con- tractors International (ADCI), Brown is currently serving as co-vice-chairman of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers Commercial Diving subcom- mittee, and is the offshore diving repre- sentative for the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) in U.S. Tesla Offshore Marks 10th Year Tesla Offshore LLC, a survey service pro-vider offering comprehensive Geophysical, Geoscience, Ma-rine Construc-tion and Marine Salvage support in offshore waters around the world, is celebrating its 10th year in business. In 2014, Tesla Offshore has also achieved a benchmark in its strategic plan for growth marked by the launch of its Tesla BlueÞ n-21 AUV program. Ò2014 marks a decade of exceptional growth for Tesla Offshore, while main- taining consistently high standards of excellence in customer service,Ó said Randall P. Bergeron, President and CEO of Tesla Offshore LLC. Tesla Offshore was established in 2004 by Bergeron, Rick Clemmons, Donald Spicer, C.D. Schempf and Richard Habiak, though the companyÕs core leadership has worked together since 1976. SEACON (europe) Ltd. Wins Queen?s Award SEACON (europe) Ltd, part of the SEA CON Group was named winners of a QueenÕs Award for International Trade, one of the highest accolades available. The SEA CON Group are engaged in underwater connector technology and provide a range of electrical, optical and hybrid connector assemblies, submers-ible switches and cable system solutions for many applications within the oil & gas, defense, oceanographic and envi- ronmental markets. The company has seen its exports in the European market grow from just over $1.7 million in 2010 to over $4.4 million in 2012 and global sales rise from $15.4 million to over $21.3 million in the same period. Ecoshield Wins Award Subsea Industries, a Hydrex company, announced that its Ecoshield coating sys-tem, which offers protection from cavi- tation and corrosion/erosion damage for ship hulls, rudders and ship underwater running gear, has been recognized with an industry award. The 2014 Innovation in Ship Operations Award was accepted for Subsea Industries by David Phillips, Hydrex Group Communications Ex- ecutive at an awards dinner in London on April 14, 2014. Boud Van Rompay, Founder of Hydrex and Subsea Indus- tries and the developer of Ecoshield said, ÒWe are delighted to receive this presti- gious award. We know that the judges are highly expert and discriminating and we take the award as a very valuable acknowledgement for our achievement with Ecoshield. It is a simple solution that puts an end to cavitation and corro- sion damage which has plagued the ship-ping industry for more than a century.Ó National Hyperbaric Center Open in SingaporeThe National Hyperbaric Center is open-ing an ofÞ ce in Singapore to provide subsea-related training, consulting, div- ing/ROV technical support and senior industry personnel for specialist projects. The new facility will be based in Loyang, close to the airport. Sandy Harper, NHC AssociateDirector, said, ÒThe new Center will reinforce NHCÕs commitment to pro- vide world class subsea training and ser- vices which will help to improve safety in the Diving Industry. Our commitment to Singapore has strategic signiÞ cance, allowing us to deliver our services in a region that has recently lacked choice.Ó Ocean Sonics Announces New Partnerships Ocean Sonics Ltd. announced the ap-pointment of two new distributors to its network to increase awareness and sales of the icListen Smart Hydrophone in both Japan and Singapore. Tokyo-based Harkand Names Brown to GOM Team Marine Technology Reporter 53MTR #4 (50-64).indd 53MTR #4 (50-64).indd 535/12/2014 10:22:14 AM5/12/2014 10:22:14 AM

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