people & companies Boost for Seaeye ROV Support in Far East IVS 3D Wins Award Transocean Wins IVS 3D was presented with the Woodside Contract Transocean said a subsidiary of Woodside of Australia awarded the semisubmersible rig Sedco 703 a oneyear contract for drilling operations offshore Australia, where the rig is currently operating. The contract is expected to commence in August 2007, following the completion of current contract commitments. Revenues that could be generated over the one-year contract are approximately $159m. The Sedco 703 is one of 20 other mid-water rigs, in the Transocean Inc. fleet, and is capable of operating in water depths of up to 2,000 feet. Pan Wei, senior engineer at Oceanvision. Singapore-based Oceanvision has made a major investment to support its ROV customers in the Far East. The company also manufactures and supplies a range of imaging and intervention products for the subocean and off-shore industries, is creating a spare parts and engineering support hub for their customers centered around the world-leading Seaeye range of electric ROVs. The spare parts operation now stocks a comprehensive range of Seaeye components, which enables Oceanvision to offer fast and complete support service from Singapore. Their engineers have qualified at the Seaeye training center in the U.K., and are fully trained in ROV repair and maintenance and brushless DC thrusters. During 2006 Oceanvision became one of the most successful distributors of the renowned Seaeye Falcon ROV, with the company soon to take delivery of their fourth system this year. Information & Computer Technology (ICT) Global Business of the Year Award. The award is given by the Software Association of New Hampshire (SwANH) and the New Hampshire International Trade Association (NHITA) to recognize companies whose trade relationships have created higher sales, more jobs, boosted their profitability, and increased the image of the New Hampshire software or information technology industry. IVS 3D has seen a 61% growth in overall revenue, with 84 percent of that growth coming from international operations. Fledermaus is now used in over 40 countries around the world, and in projects on every ocean. This growth has allowed IVS 3D to expand its operations overseas in Europe, establish a training center in Australia for the Asia Pacific region, expand distribution channels, and increase job growth both in the main offices and overseas. Bill McKernan, Director of Marketing and Sales for IVS 3D, was present at the award ceremony, he stated, "In order to execute such a global reach, we focused on enhancing our world wide distribution channel. We have also taken advantage of several government programs available through the New Hampshire International Trade Center that are designed to assist U.S. exporters. As a company, we are extremely proud to see this combined effort recognized and are looking forward to continued growth in the coming fiscal year." For more information visit www.ivs3d.com Technip Awarded Project Technip won from Sonangol P&P a contract worth approximately $70m for the Gimboa field development. The Gimboa field is located 85 km offshore the Angolan cost. Norsk Hydro, ACR (Angola Consulting Resources) and SOMOIL (Sociedade Petrolefira Angolana) are also partners on the project. The Gimboa project consists of three production and four water injection subsea wells, clustered around a central manifold and tied-back to a floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO). Technip will perform the engineering, procurement, fabrication, testing, installation and precommissioning of: one production and one water injection flexible flowlines(1); one gas lift flexible pipe; one service umbilical(2); associated flexible risers(3) system, and flexible well jumpers(4). Marine Technology Reporter 53
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