Satellite operator SES has exercised its call option on the stock of O3b Networks, and has now offered to acquire all the remaining shares of O3b, having reached agreement with all other shareholders and gained the necessary regulatory approvals. The completion of the transaction is expected on 1 August 2016.
Wärtsilä has signed a €43 million deal to acquire Eniram, a Finland-based technology company providing energy management and analytics systems for the marine industry.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is making an Invitation to Tender for its ARTES Advanced Technology project, which aims to drive prototyping of low data rate satellite communications concepts that would be suitable for M2M and IoT applications.
ClassNK has established a new digital archive centre for the maritime industry called ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC), to house Ship Construction Files in accordance with IMO’s Goal-based ship construction standards (GBS) and the Industry Standard, which apply from 1 July 2016.
The Delgado Fire and Industrial School in New Orleans in the US has integrated a range of simulation technology from XVR with its Transas simulators, for use in courses at its new 19,000 square foot Maritime and Industrial Training Center.
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