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Oil and Gas Industry Forges Ahead with Collaborations and Innovations Announced at OSEA2018

Vlad Poptamas



The crowd at OSEA2018 - Source: UBM
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OSEA2018 concluded last week after three successful event days. Held from 27 — 29 November, organised by UBM, the biennial event brought together around 15,000 attendees and close to 1,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries and regions to create the largest industry platform for business trade, networking, discussion and debate on the latest trends affecting the oil and gas sector.

With the sector under one roof, industry players also took this opportunity to make key announcements on exclusive partnerships, product launches and new business strategies for the Asian oil and gas market.

Partnerships inked at OSEA2018

Following Gaylin Holdings Limited’s recent acquisition of AMOS International Holdings Pte. Ltd, the combined entity launched its new name – AMOS Group Limited, at OSEA2018. Short for “All Marine Offshore Solutions”, AMOS captures the Group’s vision of becoming a leading international provider of diversified products, services and solutions to customers in the marine and offshore sectors.

Commenting on the launch of the new name, Perry Kennedy, CEO of the Group, said, “The merger of Gaylin and AMOS has created a strong combined entity, AMOS Group Limited, and we were delighted to launch this at OSEA2018. The event offered us a fantastic platform to showcase AMOS’ new identity and our combined capabilities to a large group of customers and suppliers. Our stand attracted an encouraging high volume of foot traffic from the outset. We will now play out the value of a capable and unified team, our collective value propositions, and a single streamlined network. I’m confident that our business partners will benefit from increased efficiencies and valuable economies of scale.”

At an official signing on Day 2, Franklin Offshore Holdings and Lankhorst Ropes inked an exclusive partnership to name Franklin Offshore Holdings as official authorised stockist and distributor in Singapore and Southeast Asia for Lankhorst’s specialised Dyneema slings. These slings are used in the offshore oil, gas and wind energy construction and subsea installation industries.

“The Dyneema slings use a synthetic fabric and are lighter than traditional wire rope slings,” explained David Glennie, General Manager of Franklin Offshore Holdings. “The industry is changing, and it’s all driven by safety. Today, people are looking at using synthetic slings that reduce weight, so they can lift heavier items with the cranes they have. Technology is moving ahead and our companies, Lankhorst and Franklin, also have to move ahead in the industry,” he said.

To better support marine and offshore clients in Asia and Australasia, Advanced Marine Pte Ltd and Arise Global Pte Ltd announced at OSEA2018 that they have entered into a co-operation agreement, with Arise Global’s acoustic pressure vessel testing services complementing advanced marines cylinder inspection services.

From 4Q 2018 Arise Global and Advanced Marine will be offering combined services for inspection of gas kellies, pressure vessels, and gas storage cylinders. This new partnership will allow pressure vessels to be inspected in situ, while still full and pressurised. This is unlike traditional inspection methods that require the pressure vessels to be emptied for internal inspection and in some cases, removed from the diving bells to allow inspection. Additionally, the acoustic testing method will work to determine the pressure vessel integrity with restricted access to the sides of the cylinders.

Products Launched at OSEA2018

Leading U.S. flame resistant (FR) textiles brand Westex by Milliken and global aramid fibre producer Teijin Aramid also announced a joint technology and commercial partnership for Southeast Asia and Australasia at OSEA2018. Together, they launched Westex™ Synergy™ Pro, a novel aramid fabric with superior softness and six times better moisture-wicking compared to leading aramid fabrics. Powered by Teijinconex® meta-aramid staple fibres, Westex Synergy Pro is compliant to NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E, and certified to EN ISO 11611 and EN ISO 11612 for oil and gas industry flash fire hazards. Westex Synergy Pro is exclusive to the Asia Pacific markets.

Commenting on the partnership, Steve Layton, vice president of sales and marketing for Westex by Milliken said, “Our reliance on research and development is bolstered by Teijin’s world-class technological capabilities and standing as a trusted global leader in FR aramid fibres. Within a short time, this partnership has produced technologically advanced FR fabric, and this is only the beginning.”

“Teijin Aramid is delighted to team-up with Milliken. We look forward to jointly exploring opportunities to better serve customers, combining our technical brains as well as commercial power,” added Bernd Steinmann, Teijin Aramid’s global business manager protective apparel.

Market-leading cable gland company, CMP Products, launched its newest range of products to international audiences at OSEA2018. The “TruSeal” range includes polymer, metallic and EMC cable glands (connectors) designed and engineered utilising CMP’s 60 years of specialist expertise. Visitors got an exclusive look at the range, including the versatile seal that boasts the widest sealing range on the market for this type of product.

“Following substantial research and development in our TruSeal range, we now have a product that surpasses installation standards and is arguably the safest cable gland of its type in the world, built on a heritage of more than 60 years. OSEA is a fantastic platform for the TruSeal range and we anticipate a great deal of interest from existing and new customers as word spreads. It is an important and exciting time for our business,” said Vince Patterson, Chief Executive of CMP. MOBILE GmbH, one of the world’s leading and most innovative developers of mobile communication devices for safe use in hazardous areas and for robust use in industry and outdoors, also launched the first intuitive and completely hands-free head-mounted tablet (HMT) for work in hazardous zone 1/21 at OSEA2018. With the apps and functions activated and controlled by voice, the device enables remote video support allowing mobile workers to receive help from the helpdesk, view technical documentation, download IoT data, access maintenance instructions and sketches, or record inspection work.

OSEA — a holistic oil and gas business platform

In addition to the exhibition, OSEA2018 also hosted various industry seminars, conference sessions, site visits, onsite activities and networking opportunities that made the event a fulfilling and insightful one for all participants.

Commenting on his visit to OSEA, Ivan Popov, Senior Engineer Instrument and Control, Asset Engineering & Maintenance, BW Offshore Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore said, “This is the third time I’m visiting OSEA and I’m delighted to see a wider range of products on this show floor this year, as well as prototypes that give a glimpse into future new developments for the oil and gas industry. I also discovered a new supplier from UK whom we can potentially work with to resolve an issue which we have been facing. Will recommend more colleagues to visit and will definitely visit the next show in 2020.”

“This is the first time I’m visiting OSEA and I’m impressed with the international range of exhibitors who are present on the show floor. OSEA is a good learning platform to gain new knowledge as well as to keep up with the latest industry trends. I have met useful contacts for piping and welling, and will bring more colleagues to visit again in 2020,” said Silalahi Maston, Project Engineer, UTOC Plant Construction, Indonesia.

“The networking opportunities at OSEA2018 have been immense. It was very interesting to see that almost all stakeholders in the oil and gas industry have been represented very well. There has been some very interesting knowledge sharing sessions also — I have attended a few of them, and I can say it’s a very good way of knowing about the industry, if you are from a particular part of the industry and you want to see what is happening on the other side, it’s a very good way of knowing about it. Overall, it has been a very good experience,” said Saunak Rai, Vice President, LNG Business Development and Operations, Norgas.

After a successful Additive Manufacturing clinic held at OSEA, Desmond Tan, Deputy Director (Continuing Education), Centre Director (Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre), Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) said, “This is the first time NYP is participating in OSEA and we were able to share the applications of Additive Manufacturing technology with the Marine, Oil & Gas industry. We had a wonderful engagement with the visitors and will be following up with some of them to further discuss on their interest in Additive Manufacturing technology.”

“Overall we have gotten great feedback from the participants at OSEA2018. We are encouraged to hear that the industry looks to OSEA as a valuable business platform to make key corporate and product announcements, to expand their networks as well as take in learnings on issues facing the industry. We look forward to an even bigger and better OSEA2020!” said Paul Wan, Managing Director, UBM Singapore.

OSEA2020 will be held from 24-26 November 2020, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.


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Alma Celebrates Its Platinum Anniversary – 20 Years of Global Leadership

Betty Tűndik



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Alma, one of the top five global leaders of energy-based medical and aesthetic solutions, today announced global launch of its 20th anniversary celebrations, kicked-off in Milan, one of the world’s beauty capitals, during WCD tradeshow

From its early days, Alma has been at the forefront of medical and aesthetics technologies, carrying the torch of revolution in various arenas around the world, determined to become a market leader. Today, Alma is a world-leading provider of energy-based solutions for the surgical, medical aesthetics and beauty markets, delivering cutting-edge technologies to its partners and customers in over 80 countries.

Alma’s 20th anniversary events and activities will span around the world throughout 2019, celebrating our journey guided by our key values:

  • Wellbeing of body and soul, a positive celebration of life
  • Knowledge – harness the industry’s brightest minds to lead our endless engagement with science, technology, manufacturing and much more
  • People First – people are our power and passion
  • Daring – being first and doing things differently, constantly challenging ourselves and embracing change in this dynamic world we live in
  • Modern Life – crafting our work around the way people live today, seeking for authentic, inherent realities, identifying trends alongside timeless truths, welcoming the world’s diverse beauty with open arms

“We are delighted to announce our 20th anniversary and invite all of you to join our global celebration. With 20 years of successful and impactful operation behind us, we are excited and committed towards the future – for you, for life,” said Lior Dayan, Alma’s CEO.



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Learn more about Quantum Technology and Quantum Mechanics with Dr. André Xuereb at TCE2019 Prague

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Decades of research, laboratory curiosities, and world-changing effect notes are starting to be implemented worldwide and the age of quantum is here.

Whenever we are talking about the atomic clock (which already 69 years old) or supercomputers, everything in the natural world can be described by quantum mechanics.

Although, the theory was born a century ago, what is notable about the effort now is that the challenges are no longer scientific but have become matters of engineering. A new industry is born and the future definitely looks exciting as the quantum industry covers far more than just quantum computing. Quantum technology harnesses the strange behavior of tiny particles for a whole range of applications, including navigation tools, enhanced imaging technology, and extremely precise timing devices.

Quantum techniques can also be used to improve the efficiency and capacity of communication channels on a global scale and the method used is Photonics.

The method is focused on the use of light particles, photons, to transmit or carry information. This has been proved to be a less resource-intensive process, since photons are more accessible than other sources of energy, and fiber cables weigh around 40 times less than cables currently used for telephone lines and broadband internet.

During the inaugural PICANTE Tech Conference Europe, we are bringing together industry leaders, scientist and will discuss (among other topics) the investment opportunities in Quantum Technology and Nanotech.

The panel discussion which is titled “Discussions and Investment Opportunities in Quantum Technology and Nanotech” will be joined by Dr. André Xuereb, Professor of Atomic and Quantum Physics at the University of Malta.

About Dr. André Xuereb

André Xuereb is physicist from Malta. He read for an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Malta, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Southampton in the UK, and a master degree in entrepreneurship at the University of Malta. He is a professor of atomic and quantum physics at the University of Malta, is Science Policy Officer of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, represents Malta on several European research networks, and was recently elected as the first Maltese member of the Global Young Academy. André has an active career in science, having established and leading the quantum research group at the University of Malta, and co-owns an educational software startup.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.


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Elekta Wins 2019 ‘Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough’ Award From MedTech Breakthrough

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Annual awards program recognizes outstanding health and medical technology products and companies

Elekta (EKTA-B.ST), today announced that MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market, has presented the “Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough” award in the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program to Elekta for its Elekta Unity MR-linac.

Elekta Unity combines two technologies: a state-of-the-art 1.5T MRI scanner and a best-in-class 7 MV linear accelerator, driven by breakthrough real-time adaptive radiotherapy software. It provides the ability to reshape the dose based on daily changes in shape, size and position of the tumor and surrounding healthy anatomy, as visualized with MRI, and then enables accurate dose delivery with real-time visualization of the tumor.

“We reserve our Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough award for recognizing transformative technology and Elekta Unity is a shining example of groundbreaking medical technology deserving of this designation,” said James Johnson, managing director, MedTech Breakthrough. “In addition to Elekta Unity displaying breakthrough engineering that combines precision radiation therapy and high-field MR imaging, Elekta Unity addresses one of the most critical healthcare issues in the world with a focus on providing the next generation of cancer care.”

The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including Robotics, Clinical Administration, Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records, mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

“It’s an honor for Elekta to win this prestigious award,” said Richard Hausmann, Elekta’s President and CEO. “The Unity system’s breakthrough technology demonstrates our leadership in precision radiation medicine and commitment to the needs of the patient and cancer care team delivering treatment.”

Robert Woolston, Managing Director at DCA Design International, Elekta’s design partner for the MR-linac system, commented, “Congratulations to all involved in the development of Elekta Unity. We are delighted to see this system winning award after award and most importantly to see it improving cancer patients’ radiotherapy experience and outcomes, as it ushers in a transformation in precision and personalized cancer treatment.”

Through Elekta Unity’s integrated and responsive software, tumors and surrounding tissue can be precisely located, their movement tracked, and treatment adapted in real time based on live information. This allows treatment plans to be adapted while the patient is on the table in response to changes in tumor position, shape, biology and the relationship to sensitive organs over time.



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