Okeanus to Support MMT’s Increased US Offshore Survey Activity in 2021
Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC (Okeanus), a specialist provider of oceanographic equipment and custom-engineered turnkey solutions, today announced details of a new framework agreement with MMT for the provision of critical marine survey and deck handling equipment to support the global survey company’s plans to expand their hydrographic and geophysical survey efforts in the United States in 2021.
The announcement comes following a year of ongoing collaboration, during which Okeanus provided MMT with two Okeanus DT-210EHLWR Slip Ring Winches and two Okeanus DT-3025EHLWR Slip Ring Winches complete with full drum lengths of .45” armored coax cable, slip rings, customized remote controls featuring remote emergency stops, and drum guards to ensure crew safety aboard the vessel during survey operations. These winches were mobilized on MMT’s survey vessel, M/V Deep Helder, and remain onboard in anticipation of the work ahead in 2021 off of the coast of the northeastern United States.
“We are delighted to formalize our relationship with this framework agreement,” said Okeanus Managing Director Benton LeBlanc. “Okeanus has established itself as the go-to provider for marine deck equipment and underwater survey instrumentation in the United States, a testament to the dedication of our team and the premium quality and reliability of our product portfolio. Okeanus thanks MMT for putting its trust in us, and we are honored to play a role in their ongoing operations.”
Commenting on the framework agreement, MMT US Director Per-Olof Sverlinger said, “MMT has been fully satisfied with the equipment provided by Okeanus during the 2020 season. We are now looking forward to the coming season and working with the team at Okeanus to help execute our survey projects for offshore wind developers on the US East Coast.”
About Okeanus Science & Technology
Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC, is a rental, sales and services organization, with in-house equipment manufacturing and engineering capabilities for the oceanographic and subsea professional. With the acquisitions of Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. (founded in 1978) and DT Marine Products, Inc. (founded in 1999), Okeanus is now the industry leader in the design and build of oceanographic winches, handling systems and LARS. Okeanus offers an extensive pool of leased equipment that can be paired with any of its winches and deployed at a moment’s notice. Okeanus rents, sells and services a wide range of deck and subsea equipment from its offices in Houma, LA, Houston TX and Redmond, WA.
Since late 2019, MMT has established a presence on the US East Coast, with a main focus of supporting the growing offshore renewables industry with a wide range of marine survey, mapping and inspections of the seabed and installations.
MMT has for over two decades developed and improved services for the Renewables, Oil & Gas, and Interconnector industries with high-resolution marine surveys, asset integrity and construction support. In addition, MMT supports governments, companies, organizations and investors in exploring the seafloor. Our global operations also cover the North Sea, Baltic Sea, North Atlantic, Caribbean and the Mediterranean.