HOUSTON (KTRK) — More than a dozen ambulances were recovered Monday in a northwest Houston scrap yard, and law enforcement officials believe the ambulances are among dozens more that were stolen. The ambulance service owners told Eyewitness News that 40 of their trucks have been stolen over the last month. Then on Monday, there was a huge break in the case when a GPS tracking system indicated some of the emergency vehicles were in the scrap yard in the 4400 block of Creekmont. Click here for the full story.
Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (May 16 – May 22). Technip and FMC Technologies, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to combine and create a global leader in oil and gas services called TechnipFMC.The combined company would have an equity value of $13 billion based on pre-announcement share prices. Technip and FMC Technologies expect to execute a definitive business combination agreement to combine the companies in an all-stock merger transaction. The Shah Deniz consortium informed that the subsea construction vessel (SCV) “Khankendi” re-floated into the Caspian Sea at the Baku Shipyard quay.The vessel has been specifically designed and built to install the subsea structures of the giant Shah Deniz Stage 2 gas development project. N-Sea and DOF Subsea have entered into a two-year cooperation agreement to provide an integrated saturation (SAT) dive service.Through the agreement DOF Subsea will provide the dive support vessel Skandi Achiever, whilst N-Sea will provide saturation diving resources. Project management, engineering and diving manual/procedures will be provided through an integrated team, the companies noted. McDermott has joined with 14 other offshore companies in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish engineering industry standards.Known as the Standardization Unified Joint Industry Project (JIP), the one-year agreement sets out the terms and conditions upon which the signing parties shall establish industry standards for offshore engineering. Norway’s offshore union, Industri Energi (IE), believes that oil services company Subsea 7 operates with diver contracts that violate the Norwegian Working Environment Act.Namely, in January this year, Industri Energi carried out an inspection on Subsea 7’s diving vessel Seven Falcon in Haugesund, Norway, and found what it believes to be illegal work contracts.
AWR is offering an array of software demonstrations, lectures, and partner presentations at the Microwave Workshops and Exhibition 2012 (MWE2012) in Yokohama, Japan from November 28 through November 30(Booth #A305). AWR’s booth #A305 featured demonstrations of the AWR Design Environment™ include: • Analyst™ for 3D EM analysis • Power amplifier design using digital predistortion for linearity improvement • High performance circuit envelope simulation • Radar system simulation using Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) and comprehensive radar libraries • Antenna design using AXIEM® • Microwave Office™/AXIEM for PCB verification via ODB++ • Thermal and electrical co-design using Microwave Office and CapeSym SYMMIC • Matching circuit synthesis using iMatch™ and filer synthesis using iFilter™ Additional AWR Connected™ demonstrations in partner booth areas include: • National Instruments – RF system design with hardware-in-the-loop technology using VSS and LabVIEW on PXI platform • Anritsu – VSS and Signal Analyzer (MS269xA/MS2830A) and Vector Signal Generator (MS269xA-020/MS2830A-02x) connected solution for RF PA design • Rohde & Schwarz – Microwave Office and ZNB vector network analyzer connected solution Lastly, AWR’s technical specialists speak on the following topics: • 30, November, 14:30-15:15 – “Thermal and electrical analysis using SYMMIC thermal analysis tool and AWR Design Environment” by Tsutomu Sugawara, AWR • 29, November, 15:10 – “Practical examples using AXIEM, 3D planer EM simulator” by Naoki Hagiwara, AWR, during “Tips for Practical Use of Commercial Simulators in Your RF Circuit Design (I and II)” workshop session from 13:00-16:50. For more information about AWR and associated activities at MWE2012, please visit http://web.awrcorp.com/Japanese/News-Events/mwe2012/.