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Dr. Jan Albiez Dr. Sylvain Joyeux Patrick Paranhos obtained his MSc in Robotics in 2009 has joined its team as a Principal

SMD Expands Servicing from PUC University in Rio de Janeiro, Consultant and Regulatory Manager. A


Brazil where he developed probabilistic licensed professional geologist, Barnum Remotely operated vehicles (ROV) localization algorithms for a Petrobras has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics robotic system. In 2010, he started oil and gas industry. He has managed (SMD) said it is relocating its servicing at DFKI and was involved in various all aspects of oil ? eld development, operations to the Port of Tyne’s Tyne robotics projects. including reservoir analysis, drilling and Dock estate in South Shields, U.K. facility optimization, water? ood and The Tyneside based manufacturing

Boskalis Acquires Gardline steam? ood injection program design, company’s head of? ce and heavy

Netherlands based Royal Boskalis property valuation, regulatory and safety production facility will remain in

Westminster N.V. has acquired all shares compliance, training, mapping and ? eld Wallsend and SMD will continue to of the U.K. based Gardline Group, a engineering. manufacture ROVs at the Tyne Tunnel ? rm specializing in marine geophysical Trading Estate in North Shields. surveys, offshore geotechnical services Servicing, maintenance and training

OPT Opens in Houston and environmental surveys. The Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) operations will transfer to the new consideration paid including assumed established a presence in Houston to facility at the Port of Tyne.

debt amounts to $51.4 million. more effectively support the company’s The ? rm will occupy a 23,000 sq. ft. unit oil and gas business development at Tyne Dock, which has been modi? ed

Wilson Joins QPS Sales Team activities. The company’s daily business to offer bespoke accommodation for

Matthew J. Wilson joins QPS-US Inc development activities in Houston will SMD. Inside, the company will carry in a marketing and sales position. He be managed by OPT’s new Director of out repairs and upgrades and will offer comes from NOAA Of? ce of Coast Global Applications, David Marchetti, training via state-of-the-art simulation

Survey, Atlantic Hydrographic Branch, who work with customers to understand technology designed to mimic sea

Norfolk, Va. where he served as a their challenges and develop unique conditions. With an eaves height of up

Physical Scientist since 2008. Wilson solutions which integrate the OPT to 8.1 meters, SMD has space for large- received a M.B.A. from Pennsylvania PowerBuoy to support customer subsea scale equipment and bene? ts from a

State University, graduating with Beta remote offshore operations from concept large, secure storage yard, dedicated

Gamma Sigma honors. He has a M.S. in through deployment and beyond. parking and high-speed ? ber optic data

Ocean Mapping from University of New OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy uses ocean lines to ensure it can stay in constant

Hampshire. waves to provide clean, reliable and communication with clients across persistent electric power and real-time communications for remote offshore

Barnum Joins InterAct PMTI J2 Subsea, Moog Ink Deal

InterAct, an Acteon company, applications. Aberdeen based J2 Subsea, an ROV and announced that Harry Barnhum, P.G., survey tools rental and sale specialist in

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