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Gl. Guldagervej 48, DK-6710 Esbjerg V, Denmark

Tel.: +45 7613 2000; Fax: +45 7511 7220



Company Profile

The MacArtney Group supplies products and engineering solutions to the worldwide Underwater Technology Market.

Its aspiration is to maintain our continued success by using experience and understanding of customers' expectation.

The MacArtney Group has established a network of com- panies in strategic locations around the globe. The

Headquarter of the Group is located in Esbjerg on the

West Coast of Denmark - home to MacArtney A/S since it started in 1978, and still the main hub, providing logistical, technical, financial and marketing support to all of the com- panies within the Group. Apart from its own products,

MacArtney also represent some of the most advanced, competent and reliable manufacturers' products in the

Underwater Technology Industry.

The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group was incor- porated in Denmark in 1978 and today services the inter- national underwater markets through daughter companies in strategic worldwide locations. • Cable Terminations

One of the most vulnerable components of any underwa- ter system is the connection between a cable and an instrument. MacArtney specializes in all types of cable ter- minations and cable protection and maintain in-house facil- ities for effectively testing designs and finished products.

These range from simple over moldings to complex electri- cal, optical and mechanical terminations. Additional prod- ucts include bend restrictors, protection armor rods and special towing arrangements. Fiber Optic Systems

New technology in fiber optics and the demand for more data and longer cables drove a demand for package solu- tions to cope with the harsh conditions experienced in deep water operations. MacArtney has been working on such systems for a number of years and can offer compo- nents or complete systems. These include expanded beam connectors, penetrators, dynamic cables, optical/electrical slip rings and telemetry systems capable of transmitting large amounts of data over long distances. System Integration

System integration is an important part of the MacArtney service. Compatibility and installation of system compo- nents are paramount if a reliable working product is to be deliveries. Processes include complete handling systems where a terminated cable is tension spooled on a winch and connected through slip rings and junction boxes; com- plete ROV and ROTV systems can be retro fitted and rebuilt giving the customer the opportunity to work through one responsible supplier. Stocking and Leasing

The MacArtney Group holds large stocks of Subconn underwater connectors, standard cables and spare parts to meet urgent requirements. In addition the company has an extensive lease pool in Norway, primarily cameras and sonars, which is available to the rest of the group. In many cases we can support a customer, at very short notice, with a replacement product while the original is being repaired or refurbished.

France Telecom Mobile Satellite

Communications 16 boulevard du Mont d'Est, Noisy Le Grand, France 93161

Tel: +33 5 56 22 32 31


CEO: Erik Ceuppens

Marketing Director: Ghani Behloul

Number of Employees: 250

Annual Sales: $200 million

France Telecom Mobile Satellite

Communications provides a wide range of mobile satellite services to private and professional customers in areas devoid of traditional fixed or mobile communications networks.

France Telecom Mobile Satellite

Communications offers the services of all major satellite providers includ- ing Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya. In

April 2006 it signed its latest partner- ship with Connexion by Boeing to distribute its global, high-speed

Internet system. Through data rates of up to 256 kbps from the vessel to the satellite and data rates up to 5 mbps from the satellite to the vessel, the service enables multiple, simulta- neous maritime users to access the

Internet, corporate intranet, and e- mail.

Fugro Global Environmental &

Ocean Sciences

PO Box 740010, 6100 Hillcroft (77081),

Houston, Texas 77274

Tel: 713 346 3600; Fax: 713-346-3605


Managing Director: Jeff Coutts

Directors: Jan van Smirren, Garry Mardell, Mark

Calverley, Mark Wimshurst

Number of Employees (worldwide): 200

Fugro Global Environmental &

Ocean Sciences (GEOS) is a supplier of meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) services for offshore and coastal engineering applications.

With more than 30 years experience in a diversity of projects worldwide, the company is well placed to respond to the metocean measurement and consultancy needs. The company offers metocean solutions globally.

The claims the largest commercially available inventory of metocean measurement equipment.

Technology Profile - Monitoring services including the design and development of sys- tems to monitor metocean condi- tions in real-time, installation and testing of systems (meteorological

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