Safe transfer of personnel onto offshore platforms or wind turbines

Offshore Wind Services BV , a specialist in providing crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind industry, is the first to order the next generation Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier 2610.

Moving forwards in the platform decommissioning industry

6th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit takes place March 10-12, 2014, Houston, Texas, USA

Gas leak detector for drilling rigs and platforms

Gassonic Observer-H suitable for gas detection in open, well-ventilated areas, where traditional detection methods may be unsuitable or dependent on ventilation

Goniometric cradles give unobstructed line of sight

Aerotech's new AGC series goniometric cradles suit rotary micro-positioning applications requiring an unobstructed line of sight to the payload or target

Co-ordinate control of multiple offshore platforms

Honeywell’s central control room improves operations at Wintershall’s multiple offshore gas and oil platforms

Finding new ways to squeeze more energy from mature fields

Geoscientists and engineers are finding new ways to bolster production in mature fields that have long been in decline

Future of wireless could depend on software defined radios

Software defined radios have been talked about for a decade. But technological developments coupled with industry demand could see software programmable RF modules becoming the standard for any wireless connectivity

New lasers offer more power-per-dollar

Newport Corporation is introducing new lasers for photovoltaic manufacturing applications, offering better value and higher productivity

Eyes on the Arctic as race to find undiscovered energy intensifies

The Arctic promises much in terms of energy resources, but huge technical, economic, environmental and social challenges will have to be overcome if the region is to be exploited successfully

Repairing and strengthening of ageing offshore structures

Structural integrity management is an increasingly important element of the oil operator's offshore engineer's role. H W Lee and R S Miles report

New heavy-lift offshore crane

The new Liebherr offshore crane, type MTC 78000, marks the Liebherr group of companies' entry into a new market segment of heavy-lift cranes

Computer-on-module is more compact

Kontron claims that its new microETXexpress-PC is the smallest COM Express Pinout Type 2 compatible computer-on-module currently available

Remotely monitor plant-floor operations

FactoryTalk ViewPoint software displays fully scalable, animated web applications from existing FactoryTalk View applications

System enables monitoring and control at multiple platforms

Global producer of oil and gas Wintershall has invested in a new control and safety solution to co-ordinate control of multiple offshore platforms in the North Sea

HMI/Scada product benefits from improved user interface

GE Fanuc is releasing Cimplicity 8.0, the latest version of the company's powerful HMI/Scada control and visualisation product

Development kit simplifies use of reconfigurable I/O hardware

National Instruments' new cRIO-9951 Module Development Kit simplifies the process when designing custom Compactrio and Single-Board RIO applications

Multi-axis drive incorporates PC

B and R has integrated a multicore processor within its Acoposmulti APC820 multi-axis drive, which eliminates the need for a separate PC in the control cabinet

Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production reliant on Sheffield engineering

Engineering company has provided critical mooring components for 80 per cent of floating oil and gas production platforms currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico

Computer-on-module with 45nm Intel Core2 Duo processor

Kontron microETXexpress-PC Computer-on-Module is 100 per cent compatible with the COM Express specification

Interface unit links to HMI/Scada system

Stationportal is GE Fanuc's new hardware for use on discrete assembly systems, enabling I/O to be connected to the company's Cimplicity HMI/Scada system





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