EG&G Washington Analytical Services Center, Inc. (EG&G WASC), was awarded a new threeyear contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to provide technical and program management support for the AN/SQQ-89 Surface Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Combat System. Total value of the award, which significantly increases EG&G's current participation in the surface ship program, was set at $20.2 million if all options are exercised by the Navy. The first year's work is valued at $6.6 million.
(The company also supports the Navy's attack submarine program for which it received a $51.6 million contract last December.) EG&G WASC is based in Rockville, Md. It is a subsidiary of EG&G, Inc., a technologically diversified corporation headquartered in Wellesley, Mass. The EG&G WASC organization provides technical and management support to many defense- related programs, with emphasis on those being pursued by the U.S. Navy. It is primarily a research organization that seeks solutions to major defense, space exploration, environmental, and energy problems.
EG&G Sea-Link Systems of Herndon, Va., has announced the appointment of Rick Comoglio as sales engineer. Prior to joining Sea-Link, he was employed by B-K Dynamics and Alcoa Marine Corporation (Ocean Search). He brings several years of oceanrelated electronic experience to Sea-Link Systems ranging
Klüberbio EG 2 gear oil for thrusters and Klüberbio RM 2 stern tube oil now carry the European Ecolabel, signifying compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). The EU Ecolabel is a label of environmental excellence that is awarded to products and
Jack A. Garrow, vice president of public relations at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), announced his retirement from the shipyard, effective Aug. 31. He joined the yard in 1986 after 31 years in the Navy. In accepting Mr. Garrow's retirement, Pat Phillips, president and CEO of NNS, said, "He has
Coastal Iron Works, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently announced the christening of its new steel floating drydock. The drydock is named Mr. Pat after one of the founders of the company, E.J. Patterson. The drydock is now in service. Mr. Pat is the largest drydock operating on the Gulf Coast
be responsible for all construction and repair operations at the shipyard, as well as all construction and test engineering efforts. Mr. Phillips began his career at the shipyard in 1949 as an Apprentice School student and has worked his way up through the ranks of the shipyard. He has been manager
Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., of Korea has been awarded a newbuilding contract to construct two 95,000-dwt product/crude oil tankers for an Australian shipowner at a total value of $50 million. The contract is the second for the Korean yard obtained from Australia this year.
Responding to demands for high reliability mixing seals in aggressive high pressure environments, the Engineered Products Division of EG & G Sealol has developed a seal system with demonstrated service times of 12 to 18 months mean time between maintenance (MTBM). The system is capable of handling
Thomas L. Patterson has been promoted from vice president to president and general manager of Coastal Iron Works, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas. Youngest son of one of the company's founders and long-time presidents, Mr. Patterson joined Coastal in 1965, and was named secretary-treasurer in 1969
SeaBotix’ client, Pat Murphy, President of Lake Erie Diving, reported a new personal distance record for internal pipe inspection with his SeaBotix LBV300XL. “It was an internal inspection of a 48-in. (122 cm) intake pipe in Lake Michigan,” Murphy said. “The pipe was 6,140 ft. (1,872 m) in length and I did
accurately calculate properties such as heat capacity, enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs energy of reactions as a function of temperature at 298.15 degrees kelvin. The CHETAH computer program was developed originally by a group of researchers and scientists in the American Society for Testing and Materia
The nation's first commercial icebreaking research ship, the Nathaniel B. Palmer, recently began operation for the National Science Foundation (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program. To be operated under the direction of Antarctic Support Associates (ASA), a joint venture of Holmes & Narver, Services, Inc.
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spent more than a decade working autonomous systems. Their popularity is in the ability to con- with them. After graduating with an Electrical Engineering degree tinuously collect data for long durations in severe conditions from Harvard University, he joined Vision Robotics, a robotics company in San Diego
the Alaskan Subduction Zone. The subduction zones • Iridium RUDICS communication channel for are offshore the US coasts along Northern California, Oregon control of data collection and of? oad of data and Washington State and another along Alaska and the Aleu- Operationally, the Wave Gliders held
. The importance of this Oof the ? rst global ocean observation networks, The research is to better understand and measure the offshore geo- Argo Project, began deploying pro? ling ? oats. Now nearly logic faults to help accurately predict undersea earthquakes 3,800 of these ? oats operate in the major
tech delivers cost savings and Waagen’s Test Center attracts A place to grow Along with the 1,100-square-meter testing and training cen- wind power entrepreneurs, ? oating or marine wind power con- ter backed by The Switch — plus researchers, equipment and tinues to grow. Since Equinor’s launch of a
At least one unnamed wind player (our guess is Equinor) has “Norwegian Catapult” or the Test Center — is hoping to pro- already signed on with Unitech. While they’ve opted for wind duce other Unitechs out of an expected stream of startups. power cables, Unitech is also in negotiations with clients for
The making of a (supply chain) star Wind is “the tech of choice,” the International Energy Agency said recently, just as a new report by the University of Delaware outlined the opportunity in U.S. of shore wind: 5,000 miles of of shore cabling and 1,700 turbines, it turns out, are bundled into current
at site in ROV mode. All without a vessel. Put simply, it’s a Transformer. Upon arrival at site the vehicle transforms from its AUV form factor to its ROV form factor. This transformation is achieved through hull separation. Once the hull separates the vehicles arms activate and the machine is ready to
Insignts Business Solving the Real Problem: T e Subsea Business Model By Sean Halpin, Aquanaut Product Manager, Houston Mechatronics e seem to be experiencing an underwater operators determined that they need to dramatically lower the technological renaissance. It’s extremely cost of doing business
his team started by us- Precise demolition ing the system to establish a baseline After a baseline was set, Tappan Zee of conditions in the river. This began Constructors used TMC software and with 3D point cloud data collection of Teledyne SeaBat T20 high resolution submerged features via a survey ves-
of? cially opened to westbound traf? c in Au- The project scope required driving more than 1,000 cylindri- gust 2017 and, a few weeks later, temporarily began carry- cal piles into the Hudson riverbed to create 41 pillars to hold ing eastbound traf? c until the eastbound span was completed up each span
and commu- The organization has now used the custom cable for dozens nication wiring with the capabilities to relay signals through of missions, in regions as diverse as the Arctic to the tropical deep ocean depths. Surrounding the entire cable construction waters of Polynesia. It has proven ideal
for US GEOTRACES. sample bottles. As it is lowered through the water column to To support the scienti? c challenges, a suitable cable had to depths of 7,000 meters, it endures factors including cold tem- be non-metallic to meet non-contaminating criterium as any peratures, bending, tension cycling
. Oceano- to help track and monitor changing ocean conditions. Our graphic working environments can be harsh, so du- team led by renowned biogeochemist Dr. Greg Cutter, Profes- T rable equipment is essential for successful underwater mis- sor of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Domin- sions. ion University
export regulations extend beyond the initial export out of the ments and obtaining any required licenses when a speci? c United States. A re-export of a U.S.-origin item from one for- writing has been obtained ? rst by the U.S. seller from the for- eign destination to another, including use aboard a
Insignts Government Update Export Licensing: Tips U.S. Exporters Shouldn’t Overlook Export Control Lists Include Key Marine Tech Categories By Curt Cultice, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce ach year, the U.S. Department of only complete systems and key parts and com- Commerce receives
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April 2019 Case Study Contents Volume 62 • Number 3 16 The Tappen Zee With Trimble Marine Construction Systems and Teledyne Marine Imaging, bridge deconstruction projects can now have pinpoint accuracy. Business 24 The Subsea Model While tech takes center stage, the author contends that the real
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challenges, hit problems and was dependent on subcontractors solutions.” delivering. “We didn’t get it right all of the time, but enough An advantage was also was that Chrysaor, as a small or- of the time and very few things didn’t work for us,” says Ead- ganization, was able to be nimble. When issues
This generates bene? ts for Brazil, of a technological and industrial nature, including not only the naval market, but Image Gaúcha Zero Hora also other segments that supply goods Control room and services in the country,” said Fleet of the S 40, Admiral Ferreira. The program has a total Brazil’s most
One of Sonarydne’s BlueComm units attached to one of the Nekton mission submersibles. UNDERWATER UNDERWATER with 75m maximum range in which you sion happen. BlueComm 200 UV can ACOUSTIC RECORDERSACOUSTIC RECORDERS can operate and sustain up to 10Mbps is provide this link, securely and covertly.
particularly clear as the number of nodes in a half-duplex (mobile or static) network increase. Application to Underwater Telemetry While increasing nodes degrades the overall throughput of Since the beginning of acoustic communications, the state- conventional, half-duplex networks, modeling and testing of-the-ar