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Sohre Turbomachinery

PO Box 1099, Monson, Mass. 010507

Tel: 413 267-0590 • Fax: 413-267-0592

Company Profile

Sohre Turbomachinery Inc., founded in 1971 by John S.

Sohre P.E., designs and manufactures shaft grounding brushes and related systems. More than 2000 Sohre Shaft

Grounding Brushes have been installed and are being used in many kinds of rotating equipment including, steam tur- bines, gas turbines, compressors, pumps, propeller shafts, reduction gears etc.

Technical Profile

Sohre Turbomachinery Inc. provides bristle type fiber brushes for use in shaft grounding (shaft earthing) of all types of stray electrical shaft currents. The brushes can also be used for instrument signal transmission and gener- ator or electric motor on-line diagnostic work.

Number of Employees: 20

Annual Sales: $2 million (See Profile on page 42)


Nautronix House, Howe Moss Avenue, Kirkhill, Dyce,

Aberdeen, AB21 0GP, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1224 775700; Fax: +44 (0)1224 775800


Employees: 270+ (See Profile on page 41)

Noise Control Engineering, Inc. 799 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica, MA 10821

Tel: 978-670-5339; Fax: 976-670-7047

E-mail: or

President: Raymond W. Fisher

Vice President: Michael Bahtiarian

Number of Employees: 10

Annual Sales: $1.5-$2 million

NCE is an engineering consulting firm that specializes in shipboard noise and vibration measurement and control. Significant accomplishments include acoustic design of the NOAA

FRV-40, and R/V SHARP (University of Delaware) first two acoustically quieted Research Vessels that meets international standard (ICES). NCE in partnership with

Proteus engineering has also devel- oped the first shipboard noise predic- tion software with GUI. NCE pro- vides practical solutions to habitabili- ty and underwater noise issues on all types of vessels and marine structures.

Optech 300 Interchange Way, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada L4K 5Z8

Tel: +905-660-0808


Chairman: Dr. Allan I. Carswell

President: Donald Carswell

Vice President: Philip Arsenault - VP, Business


Vice President: J. Douglas Houston - VP Operations

Vice President: Joe Liadsky, VP Technology

Number of Employees: 250+

For more than 30 years, Optech has developed, manufactured and mar- keted advanced laser-based survey instruments. The company offers client-driven solu- tions in airborne terrestrial map- ping, airborne laser bathymetry, laser imaging, space-based atmospheric mon- itors and space- borne landing/docking systems, mine cavity monitoring systems and indus- trial level monitors. Founded by Dr.

Allan Carswell, Optech continues to develop the technologically advanced lidar solutions for shallow water sur- veying.

ORE Offshore 4 Little Brook Road, West Wareham, MA 02576

Tel: 508-291-0960; Fax: 508-291-0975


Vice President: Gregory MacEachern

Number of Employees: 50

ORE Offshore manufactures high accuracy acoustic positioning systems for use within the offshore, military and institutional markets. The com- pany has been supplying acoustic releases and transponders to the world's major research institutions and gov- ernment oceano- graphic offices.


Offshore designs, develops, and man- ufactures acoustic products, instru- ments and systems for the acquisition of underwater data including applica- tions in the marine, estuarine and coastal environments. It has respond- ed to the needs of the scientific, Naval and offshore communities for many years by providing equipment such as the TrackPoint 3, and the 8242XS

Acoustic Release which have become standards in the industry. ORE's positioning systems are used to track underwater vehicles including,

ROVs, AUVs and Towed

Instrumentation packages. The heart of these products is the Track Point 3

Ultra Short Base Line USBL system.

Pacific Pipe & Pump LLC 24121 56th Ave West, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Tel: 425-640-0376; Fax 425-771-2946


President: Nils J E Dragoy

Vice President: Nils P. Dragov

Number of Employees: 8

Annual Sales: $800,000

Pacific Pipe & Pump, LLC has served the marine industry since 1994. Customers range from com- mercial high sea fishing vessels to

Dr. Allan I. Carswell

TrackPoint 3

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