The U.K.'s Kelvin Hughes, markers of maritime navigation aids and equipment since 1750, will receive the Queen's Award for Export Achievement. The award, given for a significant increase in sales of ships' navigational radar abroad, comes as the company has announced its new and revolutionary river radar system, the RSR 100, designed specifically for vessels that ply busy rivers and congested waterways.
Kelvin Hughes' long association with merchant marine and naval establishments worldwide embraces all aspects of marine navigation from charts and chart table instruments to compasses, sophisticated echo sounding and other sonar equipment, as well as radar.
The company has been sole supplier of navigational radar to the British Royal Navy for many years, and an increasing amount of business is now being conducted with a number of overseas navies. "It is this developing export business that has brought us the coveted Queen's Award," says Ron Harman, managing director. "I am delighted that the company has won recognition in this way. It is a great achievement for everyone concerned, and reflects the quality and performance of Kelvin Hughes' navigational radar equipment." The award is one of two achieved by Smiths Industries pic companies.
The second goes to Portex, makers of single use, sterile surgical and medical products, and part of Smiths Industries Medical Systems Group of companies.
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1,700-kilometer mission autonomously collecting ? sheries thus increasing mission ef? ciency. acoustics and physical properties of the sea surface. As part Looking back 20 years, we celebrate the progress and ad- of this multi-vehicle mission under the U.K. NERC/Defra vancements made in ocean observatio
ver the past 20 years, great strides have been made Sea? oor geodesy projects are underway across the globe, all in the ability to observe and monitor the worlds’ in pursuit of scienti? c advances that will help us crack the ocean. Just think that less than two decades ago, one code on earthquake and
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tenance activities, these are effectively hotel boats with a lot term we want to develop the HAUV track and survey buried of redundant time. We have developed HAUV to be able to be cables autonomously. Various pipe tracking technologies are deployed and recovered from these vessels essentially replac-
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Project @ a Glance Customer Pro? le: Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC is a consortium – including Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Con- struction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc. – that was hired to design and build the new Gov- ernor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, one of the
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