August 2015 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: MacArtney Underwater Technology Group

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Gl. Guldagervej 48
DK-6710 Esbjerg V
Tel: +45 7613 2000
E: [email protected]
W: www.
Group MD/CEO Niels Erik Hedeager

The MacArtney Group is a supplier of underwater technology specializing in design, manufacture, sales and service of a wide range of systems to offshore oil and gas operators, surveyors, the renewable energy sector, ocean science institutes and navies across the world. The company offers an extensive variety of advanced and reliable products and system solutions which are designed and tested to supply high  quality, efficiency and dependable performance in challenging underwater environments.
MacArtney has been supplying products and engineering solutions for more than 35 years and is a privately owned corporation with group headquarters in Esbjerg on the west coast of Denmark. From its head office, it has been providing logistical, technical, financial and marketing support to all of the companies within the group since 1978.   
The MacArtney Group supplies and services a wide range of integrated systems and products designed, developed and manufactured by MacArtney. It also represents manufacturers of underwater products.  MacArtney supply includes underwater connector (SubConn, OptoLink and MacAPI), cable and  termination systems, advanced NEXUS fibre optic telemetry systems, electric CORMAC and M ERMAC winch, handling and LARS systems including active heave compensation (AHC) winches for ROVs. The MacArtney range of fast and precise remotely operated towed vehicles (ROTV) includes the MacArtney FOCUS-2, TRIAXUS and FLEXUS vehicles. Moreover, MacArtney supplies a versatile range of LUXUS underwater cameras, lights, media controllers and accessories. System design and integration by qualified, experienced engineers is an important part of the MacArtney portfolio. Combined with a wide range of products and systems, MacArtney can offer turnkey solutions designed specifically for requirements and installed ready for use wherever needed.
 Earlier this year. MacArtney introduced its new range of advanced in-house developed hydrostatic pressure vessels. While the company has long offered worldwide access to cutting-edge hydrostatic test facilities and services, the company also designs and supplies its own range of pressure vessel to clients who require to set up their own facility capable of putting almost any type of underwater equipment to the test.
Based on this concept and technology, MacArtney now offers a range of four capable and versatile standard pressure vessels. Furthermore, MacArtney is able to supply customized or bespoke vessels featuring alternative dimensions and pressure rating. If required, the company can even quote and supply a complete test environment including all equipment, systems and ancillaries.
With a pressure capacity up to 690 bar, MacArtney standard pressure vessels can simulate the hydrostatic operating conditions at 7000 meters of ocean depth. In further support of simulating realistic subsea operation and getting accurate results, the entire testing process is computer controlled - with real time electric and optical measurements. Moreover, in-house developed control software enables plug-and-play testing, bespoke test programs and repeated pressure cycling. Other pressure vessel benefits include lid integrated penetrators and the user friendly ‘clamp-lock’ system which allows for swift test mobilization and turnaround. Optional features include live video monitoring and in-vessel temperature control.

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