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News Teledyne Blueview

GE Naxys

BlueView Technologies has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Teledyne RD Instruments USA.

GE has entered into an agreement to acquire Naxys. The company develops and supplies leak detection and condition monitoring sensors based on proprietary, passive acoustic hydrophone technology.

will strengthen CEONA’s ability to win and execute business. Primarily based in Aberdeen, PDi will provide the systems, infrastructure and expertise to grow CEONA’s London based engineering team.

The design of the sensing element enables extremely sensitive and accurate measurement of subsea acoustics. Naxys’ products allow operators to monitor the integrity of their subsea installations.

The company recently announced its new strategy after an in depth review. It will deliver two enabling assets with game changing innovative delivery systems which will lay umbilicals, flexibles and rigid reeled pipelines in 3,000 metres of water.

BlueView delivers instrumentation for underwater vision, monitoring, survey, detection and navigation. Since its founding in 2005, BlueView has pioneered new technologies in compact forward-looking imaging sonar, microbathymetry systems and 3D scanning sonar. BlueView’s advanced sonar systems are currently deployed on autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), surface vessels, and fixed and portable platforms, and have been adopted by leading manufacturers and service providers to support mission critical marine operations. “BlueView will add novel technology and unique products to our Teledyne Marine group, which consists of 11 businesses that provide acoustic sensors and communication devices, harsh environment interconnects, and complete autonomous underwater vehicles,” said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Teledyne.

The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions, further expands GE’s monitoring and sensing solutions and will be part of the company’s Measurement & Control business. This deal is another step towards a stronger GE presence in Norway. Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, Naxys employs 31 people. The addition of Naxys will expand GE’s sensing and condition monitoring offerings and extend its reach into the subsea space for energy customers around the world. “GE’s global presence will allow Naxys to introduce its solutions to a worldwide customer base,” said Jens Abrahamsen, CEO of Naxys. “While very different in scale, these two companies both bring outstanding innovation to bear.”

Gardline Canyon

Ceona PDi

Gardline Geosciences Ltd, specialists in the offshore geotechnical and geophysical market, and Canyon Offshore Ltd, specialists in subsea robotics, trenching and seabed intervention, are extremely pleased to announce a 3-year strategic alliance to provide seabed drilling, sampling and in-situ services to complement Gardline’s existing capability in the offshore site investigation market.

Ceona has announced completion of the acquisition of Project Development International Limited (“PDi”). This acquisition represents a critical part of the CEONA strategy, allowing us to access engineering and project management capabilities to enhance our offering to the market.

This technology strengthens Gardline Geosciences and its sister company Asian Geos capabilities, who have an existing fleet of 7 heave compensated drill vessels and 18 seabed CPT units. Marlim field schematic

UT2 August 2012

PDi is a project, construction and engineering management services company with a long and proven track record in the subsea construction market. PDi has approximately 80 people, mainly subsea engineers and project management experts and, alongside existing offshore vessels,


The vessels will have high transit

Moog Tritech In August 2012 Moog purchased Tritech International from Halma. Tritech will now be part of the Moog Components Group and report directly into the Moog Components Group’s Halifax operations. Tritech began its professional practice in 1991 and has experienced successful growth over the past 21 years. Moog is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog Tritech will continue to operate as an independent business unit within Moog Components Group and there are no planned changes in business philosophy or processes.

Elastec /American Marine Elastec/American Marine, headquartered in Carmi, IL has acquired BoomVane technology, expanding its range in the manufacture of innovative pollution control equipment. Developed and patented by ORC of Sweden, the BoomVane is an aquatic paravane system that enables oil recovery and debris containment booms to be towed by a single vessel, as well as to deploy booms in rivers and tidal waters without boats or anchors.

UT3 August 2012  

The August edition of UT3, the magazine of the SUT

UT3 August 2012  

The August edition of UT3, the magazine of the SUT