/2014 Archive


DeepWater Buoyancy Signs Maresco Ltd for Greece

DeepWater Buoyancy Signs Maresco Ltd for Greece

DeepWater Buoyancy has signed an exclusive representation agreement with Maresco Ltd to provide sales and support of our Oceanographic product line in the country of Greece.

Maresco Ltd is a leading provider of marine research services and marine consulting. Maresco has over than 30 years of experience, providing technical and scientific support for marine research projects, field surveys and is also involved in sales of products and laboratory equipment for aquatic environment research and mapping.

Maresco was a former Flotation Technologies representative and the team at DeepWater Buoyancy has a long history of successful business with them.

For more information, follow these links…

DeepWater Buoyancy Contact Information: https://deepwaterbuoyancy.com/contact/

Information about Maresco Ltd:  http://www.maresco.gr/

 

 

DeepWater Buoyancy Doubles Staff and Facility Size

DeepWater Buoyancy Doubles Staff and Facility Size

DeepWater Buoyancy Doubles Staff and Facility Size

DeepWater Buoyancy Inc. announced this week that it has doubled both its facility and workforce during the first eight months of 2014.   The new facility was opened in January after securing the rights to the Flotation Technologies syntactic foam-based, legacy oceanographic and oil/gas undersea product lines.

“We are so grateful for the loyal customer support we’ve seen since opening our doors in January,” said DeepWater Buoyancy Co-President & Director of Business Development, David Capotosto.   “Because of their trust in our team and products, we have already shipped thousands of buoys, systems and subsea components to a dozen different countries.”

“One key to our rapid expansion,” said Capotosto, “is that our customers have been able to make a seamless transition from Flotation Technologies to DeepWater Buoyancy.   We’re shipping new and replacement buoys and components daily.” The company manufactures a full line of ADCP buoys, cable floats, instrument collars and custom syntactic solutions reliable at depths exceeding six thousand meters.

Key milestones in DeepWater Buoyancy’s growth include:

January 2014

  • Company begins to offer newly-acquired, legacy designs from Flotec.
  • Ten-thousand square-foot facility designed, refurbished and opened.
  • Launched with initial staff of former Flotec workers.
  • Initial orders shipped.

August 2014

  • Facility doubled to 20,000 square feet with option for significant further growth.
  • Staff more than doubled.
  • Shipped over 4,800 buoys, systems and components to twelve countries along with United States.
  • Served key customers including Scripps, Subsea7, Fugro, FMC Technologies, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Oceaneering International, and PGS Geophysical AS.

DeepWater Buoyancy has also aggressively expanded its network of international sales representatives, recently adding partners in Australia, Brazil, Denmark and South Africa to its sales team.  Representatives are based in China, France, Spain, India, Japan, the Netherlands and additional countries across six continents.

About DeepWater Buoyancy:

DeepWater Buoyancy creates subsea buoyancy products for leading companies in the oceanographic, seismic, survey, military and offshore oil & gas markets.   Customers have relied on our products for over thirty years, from the ocean surface to depths exceeding six thousand meters.

www.DeepWaterBuoyancy.com

For further sales information:  Dan Cote, Sales Manager  |  sales@deepwb.com  |  +1 207 502 1400

For further company information:  David Capotosto, Co-President | davidcap@deepwb.com  |  +1 207 468 8545

To download a PDF of this press release CLICK HERE

Worldwide Representation Network Expands Again

Worldwide Representation Network Expands Again

DeepWater Buoyancy has signed exclusive representation agreements with key business partners to provide sales and support of our Oceanographic products to our rapidly-growing international customer base.

UVS Pty Ltd is headquartered in Newcastle, Australia, but also maintains offices in Melbourne and Perth to provide a national reach with local access to sales and service. UVS has been a supplier of quality subsea equipment and services to the Oceanographic, Hydrographic, Defense, Offshore Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Water Utility market sectors since 1973.

The Drakkar Atlantec Group, based in Florianopolis, Brazil, provides sales, service and rental of marine products from leading manufactures around the globe. In addition to DeepWater Buoyancy, Drakkar Atlantec represents other fine oceanographic equipment manufacturers such as Teledyne RDI and Falmouth Scientific.

Both Drakkar and UVS were former Flotation Technologies Representatives and the team at DeepWater has a long history of successful business with both of these outstanding companies.

EVIA a/s, based in Skanderborg, Denmark, is a new addition to our international representation network. EIVA is an engineering company with more than 35 years of experience in the offshore construction and survey industry. The company provides software, equipment, integrated system solutions, rental services, 24/7 support and software training to a wide range of segments, covering virtually any subsea task.

Since DeepWater Buoyancy launched its line of subsea oceanography products based on the legacy Flotation Technologies designs, the company has delivered subsurface ADCP Buoys, trawl resistant bottom mounts (TRBM’s) and a wide variety of other buoyancy solutions for customers in over a dozen different countries around the world. The DeepWater Buoyancy team has decades of experience in the creation and manufacturing of syntactic foam products used by the oceanographic community and the oil/gas industry.

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DeepWater Buoyancy Chosen  for Ocean Observatories Initiative

DeepWater Buoyancy Chosen for Ocean Observatories Initiative

DeepWater Buoyancy Chosen for Ocean Observatories Initiative

Flotation Products To Support New Undersea Research Network

DeepWater Buoyancy has been awarded a major contract to supply flotation to the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory for the cabled observatory component of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).  The OOI, a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is planned as an integrated infrastructure of science-driven platforms and sensor systems to measure physical, chemical, geological and biological properties and processes from the seafloor to the air-sea interface.

The company was selected after a competitive bidding and assessment process that evaluated product performance, technical specifications and pricing.

“We are honored to be chosen for the Ocean Observatories Initiative,” said DeepWater Buoyancy president David Capotosto.  “This is a major achievement for our team, and we look forward to partnering with the oceanography community on the OOI.”

DeepWater Buoyancy will be delivering more than 32,000 lbs. (14,500 kg) of DeepTec™ syntactic foam in support of the cabled observatory component of the OOI.

Over 268 individual products will be provided as part of this sizable order including: 210 model CF-12 cable floats with titanium hardware, 15 spherical buoys in a range of sizes and 43 highly engineered custom fabricated parts–some exceeding 4000 lbs. of total uplift and depth rated to 3000 meters.

DeepWater Buoyancy syntactic foam systems will be integral to the OOI cabled observatory’s studies of ocean circulation and seafloor dynamics, which require high-speed and accurate data acquisition in demanding, rapidly changing conditions.   DeepWater Buoyancy’s proven product integrity, stability and performance at depth were a critical part of the University of Washington’s decision to select the company.

“We’ve relied on this team of designers and product specialists for years,” stated the University’s Applied Physics Lab principal engineer Geoff Cram.   “Since DeepWater Buoyancy re-launched the former Flotation Technologies line of subsurface products, we’ve been carefully assessing their progress as a potential supplier for this project.  They successfully provided us with two orders earlier this year, and we are pleased with their quality and delivery performance.  We look forward to their playing a key part in the ongoing OOI program.”

The University of Washington is leading the design, construction, and early operations of the regional cabled observatory (Regional Scale Nodes) component of the OOI. Innovative high-bandwidth instruments, connected to the 575-mile network of electro-optical cables, will be installed on the seafloor and in the water column at study sites in the Northeast Pacific Ocean off the Oregon and Washington coasts.

“The networks will be moving data at rates exceeding tens of gigabits per second, and will be served by tens of kilowatts of power.  These high rates demand precise, stable platforms that can hold up to intense subsea pressure.   The performance of DeepWater Buoyancy flotation systems at such depths is critical to our project’s success,” stated Chuck McGuire, Lead Systems Engineer at the University of Washington Applied Physics dev.

DeepWater Buoyancy secured the designs and manufacturing rights to a select group of former Flotation Technologies products, and has been manufacturing and enhancing those systems from a new facility in Biddeford, Maine since January.   Current customers include the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, FMC Technologies and Oceaneering International.

About DeepWater Buoyancy:

DeepWater Buoyancy creates subsea buoyancy products for leading companies in the oceanographic, seismic, survey, military and offshore oil & gas markets.   Customers have relied on our products for over thirty years, from the ocean surface to depths exceeding six thousand meters.

www.DeepWaterBuoyancy.com

For further sales information:  Dan Cote, Sales Manager  |  dcote@deepwb.com  |  +1 207 468 2565

For further company information:  David Capotosto, President  |  davidcap@deepwb.com  |  +1 207 468 8545

About University of Washington Applied Physics Lab and OOI:

http://oceanobservatories.org/

http://www.interactiveoceans.washington.edu

http://www.apl.washington.edu/project/project.php?id=rsn

About the photo:

The initial shallow profiler undergoes testing at the University of Washington. DeepWater Buoyancy’s syntactic foam systems (in orange) will provide uplift and platform stability for the Regional Scale Nodes portion of the Ocean Observatories Initiative. Photo: Mitch Elend, University of Washington.

To download a PDF of this press release CLICK HERE.

DeepWater Buoyancy Ships to Scripps, Ocean Observatories Initiative

DeepWater Buoyancy Ships to Scripps, Ocean Observatories Initiative

DeepWater Buoyancy has delivered a series of products to the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The buoys will form part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) instrumentation platform.

The latest Scripps shipments included 62” ADCP buoys (one is shown above), as well as a 51” Hydrofloat Mooring Buoy and numerous bolt-on cable floats and buoyancy collars.

Since DeepWater Buoyancy launched its line of subsea oceanography products based on the legacy Flotation Technologies designs, the company has delivered instrumentation platforms and buoyancy solutions for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Bedford Institute, University of Washington, FMC and many other customers around the world.

The DeepWater Buoyancy team has decades of experience in the creation and manufacturing of syntactic foam products used by the oceanographic community and the oil/gas industry. Scripps Institute is a key participant in the NSF’s Ocean Observatories Initiative, a networked infrastructure of science-driven sensor systems to measure the physical, chemical, geological and biological variables in the ocean and on the sea floor.

DeepWater Buoyancy rose to Scripps’ subsea challenges – give us a call, and we will rise to yours.

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DeepWater Buoyancy signs on as Sponsor for Netherlands ADCP Workshop

DeepWater Buoyancy signs on as Sponsor for Netherlands ADCP Workshop

The DeepWater Buoyancy team travels to the Netherlands in June as a major sponsor and participant in the tenth annual Aqua Vision, BV ADCP Workshop.

Our company, which produces the successor line to the legendary Flotation Technologies ADCP and Stablemoor ™ buoys, has been working with Aqua Vision BV to provide products to the European Oceanographic community.  DeepWater Buoyancy President David Capotosto will be available to discuss and assist our mutual customers in the selection of ADCP deployment products.

The Aqua Vision workshops give the opportunity to continue in-person conversations with key clients from across Europe.  Many of those conversations began at the Oceanology International conference in London during March.

“We’re a customer-focused team,” Capotosto noted.  “We are constantly working to improve our products and meet special requirements.  When we can, we take the opportunity to discuss them at industry events like OTC, a market sector event like Oceanology, or a regional event, like Aqua Vision’s workshop.  The result is a better selection of flotation systems and constantly-improved product designs.”

At the ADCP workshops, clients can see how DeepWater Buoyancy’s ADCP buoys, including the Stablemoor ™, support Teledyne RDI instrumentation.   Our design team has many years of experience with these integrated systems, which are reliable and stable at depths of over twenty-thousand feet.

“The participants of this workshop possess a broad spectrum of knowledge on how our products perform during challenging deployments and recoveries”, stated Capotosto.  “Working closely with end-users will allow us to refine our existing designs and develop innovative new products for the future.”

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StableMoor ADCP Buoys to Bedford Institute of Oceanography

StableMoor ADCP Buoys to Bedford Institute of Oceanography

DeepWater Buoyancy, Inc. has shipped five of our unique StableMoor  ADCP buoys to Canada in record time.  Each of these units is designed to contain Teledyne RDI ADCPs as well as a Sable 5000 Satellite Mooring Beacons.

Bedford Institute selected the StableMoor  design due to particularly high current velocities anticipated at the deployment site.  The subsurface buoys are manufactured from solid syntactic foam with integrally molded GRP tail fins and type 316L stainless steel handling and mooring hardware.

The buoys were ordered and shipped to our Canadian Distributor, ROMOR Ocean Solutions in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (www.romoroceansolutions.com)

DeepWater Buoyancy Delivers Legacy Flotation Technologies Products

DeepWater Buoyancy Delivers Legacy Flotation Technologies Products

DeepWater Buoyancy Delivers

Flotation Technologies Marine Measurements

and Offshore Oil & Gas Products

 

First orders shipping to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and FMC

Teledyne RDI partner product line re-launched

 

DeepWater Buoyancy, Inc. has re-launched the reliable, time-tested oceanography/marine measurements line of syntactic foam ADCP buoys, StableMoor™ floats and trawl resistant bottom mounts (TRBMs) formerly manufactured by Flotation Technologies (Flotec).

DeepWater Buoyancy opened their doors on January 1, 2014 after securing the designs and manufacturing rights to the Flotation Technologies line of oceanographic products.  This month, the company is shipping StableMoor™ buoys, ADCP buoys and a wide range of cable floats and custom parts.  Loyal customers have embraced the Flotation Technologies designs and DeepWater Buoyancy’s ongoing investment in the manufacture and growth of these product lines.

“Teledyne RD Instruments and Flotation Technologies worked as industry partners for many years to ensure that the flotation products designed and manufactured by Flotation Technologies met or exceeded the demands of Teledyne RDI’s ADCP customers,” remarked Darryl Symonds, Director of Marine Measurements Product Lines for Teledyne RD Instruments.  “When Flotation Technologies’ parent company chose to discontinue the manufacture of this line of oceanographic flotation, Teledyne RDI was pleased to learn that DeepWater Buoyancy had stepped in to take it over, continuing to supply flotation products to the oceanographic community.  We look forward to working with DeepWater Buoyancy as we strive to meet the needs of our collective customers.”

DeepWater Buoyancy’s reliable ADCP deployment products (former Flotation Technologies designs) have supported Teledyne instruments for survey and research clients around the world.  These syntactic foam buoys are now leaving the production line at DeepWater Buoyancy, manufactured to the same rigid standards and tested with the rigorous discipline customers have counted on for decades.   At extreme depths, valuable undersea data must be supported, protected and successfully retrieved.

DeepWater Buoyancy also stocks parts for legacy Flotation Technologies products, with documentation, quick turn-around and help from the people who know them best.   Company President David Capotosto and other experienced former Flotation Technologies team members created DeepWater Buoyancy to serve their long-time customers with proven products and innovative subsea solutions.

DeepWater Buoyancy has already delivered for the offshore oil/gas industry as well.   The company has been approved as a worldwide supplier for FMC Technologies, and is now shipping syntactic foam flotation products to FMC’s Houston and Malaysian facilities.

Capotosto says his team is particularly enthused about two developments: DeepWater Buoyancy’s re-launch of its Teledyne RD Instruments partner line of ADCP deployment products, and the announcement of the company’s international sales network.

“We’ll be meeting our long-term friends and customers from around the globe next week at the Oceanology International conference in London ,” Capotosto noted.

“We’re also pleased to announce our greatly-expanded team of international sales representatives,” commented DeepWater Buoyancy’s sales director Dan Cote.  “We have experienced partners in place, ready to work with our marine measurements customers in countries such as Canada, India, China, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.  In fact, we have a network of representatives across Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, and Asia.   Their work is further supported by our U.S.-based solutions team, already coordinating projects for the offshore oil & gas industry and the oceanographic community.”

Capotosto added that DeepWater Buoyancy is now shipping a wide variety of other polyurethane elastomer, composite and syntactic foam components for undersea use.   “We’ve just begun our journey, and it promises to be an exciting one,” said Capotosto.   “We’re grateful for our customers’ loyalty and strong support during this short transition period, and we look forward to re-connecting with them next week in London and at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) show in Houston on May fifth. “

About DeepWater Buoyancy:

DeepWater Buoyancy creates subsea buoyancy products for leading companies in the oceanographic, seismic, survey, military and offshore oil & gas markets.   Customers have relied on our products for over thirty years, from the ocean surface to depths exceeding six thousand meters.

www.DeepWaterBuoyancy.com

For further sales information:  Dan Cote, Sales Manager  |  dcote@deepwb.com  |  +1 207-468-2565

For further company information:  David Capotosto, President  |  davidcap@deepwb.com  |  +1 207-468-8545

 

 

To download a PDF of this press release CLICK HERE.

DeepWater Buoyancy Attends Buoy Workshop

DeepWater Buoyancy Attends Buoy Workshop

Our Sales Manager, Dan Cote, has left the cold Atlantic coastline and has made his way to sunny San Diego California.  He is attending the 10th ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop 2014.   Dan will be meeting with customers, getting updates on current projects and introducing DeepWater Buoyancy to the the world-class gathering of oceanographers and engineers attending this event.  While in San Diego, he will also be visiting our key partners at the Teledyne RDI Offices.

The Buoy Workshop is conducted with support from the Ocean Engineering and Marine Systems Group of the Office of Naval Research, and by the Marine Technology Society, Washington, DC.

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A Visit from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

A Visit from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

DeepWater Buoyancy was excited to have a visit from Chris Lumping and Dan Kot of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).  Chris and Dan were anxious to see the DeepWater team and tour the new facility.  They also got to look over their Ocean Bottom Seismometer (OBS) blocks while they were here.  The OBS products are rated to 6000 meters and will ship in March.

For more about WHOI, Click Here.

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