GeoSea, a company within the Belgian DEME Group, has taken over the 50 percent shareholding in Beluga Hochtief Offshore GmbH & Co. KG, from Beluga Offshore. The share acquisition is subject to approval by the relevant merger regulation authorities.The company’s new name will be HGO Infra Sea Solutions GmbH & Co. KG with both partners have a 50 percent shareholding. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.HGO Infra Sea Solutions develops, constructs, manages and charters special-purpose vessels used to build and maintain offshore wind farms and oil and gas facilities.Henner Mahlstedt, ceo of Hochtief Solutions said: “The services of the two companies complement each other perfectly and make the joint company into an even more powerful player. Since there is huge demand for offshore installation equipment, we are planning the construction of further special-purpose vessels.”HGO Infra Sea Solutions is currently constructing the “Innovation I” – claimed to be the most sophisticated heavy-duty jack-up lifting vessel on the offshore market. A technical innovation, this vessel with a payload of 8,000 tonnes and a crane capable of lifting 1,500 tonnes will operate in water depths of up to 50 m starting in mid-2012. It is ideally suited for the installation of all types of offshore foundations and is the only one of its kind in the world, says the company. Innovation I will be used for the first time at the Global Tech I offshore wind farm. It has already been chartered long-term.Alain Bernard, CEO of the DEME Group, says: “It will be the equipment of choice for the installation of turbines of 5 to 10 MW. nnovation I will significantly reduce the assembly and servicing times required for the latest generation of offshore wind turbines. In the oil and gas sector, the vessel is ideally suited for a wide range of operations.”Nordsee-GeoSea (DEME) and Hochtief Solutions are already working together elsewhere: In 2010 the two companies founded a joint venture which delivers and erects foundations for the German Baltic wind farm EnBW Baltic 2 and handles the logistics for the erection of the towers and turbines.Readers will recall that previously Hochtief had confirmed that it was itself seeking to acquire the shares which it did not already own in Beluga Hochtief Offshore.
According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the RF tunable filter market size is estimated to grow from USD 89 million in 2020 to USD 148 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 10.6%.Report: RF Tunable Filter Market by Type (Band Pass and Band Reject), Tuning Mechanism (Mechanical and Electronic), Tuning Component (DTC, SAW, and SMD Variant), End-Use (SDR, RF Amplifiers, and Radar Systems), Application, Geography – Global Forecast to 2025Major factors fueling this market growth include the growing use of smartphones, connected devices, and IoT devices, surging demand for radar systems by the worldwide military sector, increasing need for new and advanced planes for commercial and military applications, and escalating demand for software-defined radios. Radar Systems to Lead RF Tunable Filter Market During the Forecast PeriodThe radar system generally consists of a transmitter that produces an electromagnetic signal, which is radiated into space by an antenna. RF tunable bandpass filters offer flexible frequency discernment, wide operating frequency, lower radiation characteristics of outages than the antenna, and ease of implementation. Hence, narrow-band frequency tunable antennas or tunable filter antennas are used with radar systems for better signal processing.Aerospace & Defense to Hold the Largest Share of RF Tunable Filter Market During the Forecast PeriodMilitary applications require communication and surveillance systems with electromagnetic capability, nuclear survivability, and electrical characteristics of digital interfaces. RF tunable filters perform critical functions in military electronic systems. These filters are suitable for harsh environmental conditions and are widely used in military communications systems and surveillance platforms, as well as at central locations because these filters enable high-quality communications. In the military application, tunable filters are primarily used for satellite communications (SATCOM), optical channel performance monitoring, optical signal noise suppression, and navigation. Additionally, military vehicles are modernizing to improve the mobility, protection, and lethality of ground forces.North America to be the Largest Market for RF Tunable Filter During the Forecast PeriodNorth America presents a substantial market for RF tunable filters. Factors such as increased expenditure on defense-related equipment, rapid commercialization of 5G networks, upsurged demand for communication devices such as smartphones, tablets, and Voice over IP (VoIP) equipment, and expanding data center capacity are contributing to the growth of the RF tunable filter market in the region. For the satellite-related applications, lightweight and narrow-band filters with low-loss and linear phase properties are required, which will further drive the RF tunable filter market in this region.Major players in the RF tunable filter market are Analog Devices, Inc. (US), Dover Corporation (US), and EXFO Inc. (Canada), The LGL Group, Inc. (US), Smiths Group plc (UK), Netcom, Inc. (US), Telonic Berkeley, Inc. (US), DiCon Fiberoptics Inc. (US), RF Products Inc. (US), Coleman Microwave Company (US), and Thorlabs, Inc. (US).Click here to read the full report.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But separate from the narrow question of what becomes of Villaraigosa’s plan, the Parents Union can — and should — serve as a much-needed vehicle for organizing and representing LAUSD families on a wide range of issues.Barr has put together a list of the group’s core principles — focusing on smaller schools, higher standards and more local control — that most mothers and fathers can rally behind. And Villaraigosa has promised to make sure these elements are included in whatever form his reform effort ultimately takes.This is a good sign. It’s only when the public gets involved — when it gets noisy and active — that politicians ever take ordinary people seriously. The Parents Union might be just the tool needed to apply the necessary pressure on our political systems.And who better to lead it than a charter-school founder? In recent years, charter schools have been the greatest source of vitality in public education, in no small part because they give parents a real sense of ownership over what goes on in their kids’ schools.If the Parents Union can give parents that same sense of ownership over what goes on in the LAUSD, it will be a powerful force for good in our schools. TEACHERS have a union. So do school administrators. Even school boards have an organization to represent their interests. So it only stands to reason that parents should, too.Which is why Steve Barr, founder of Green Dot charter schools, is helping to meet a critical need in founding the Parents Union to represent families in the ongoing battle to overhaul the Los Angeles Unified School District.While Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the unions and the L.A. school board have duked it out over reform legislation in Sacramento, an authentic voice of moms and dads has been notably absent. If Barr can provide one, more power to him.So far, the only parental voices that legislators have heard have been from handpicked champions of the status quo that the district has shipped up to Sacramento. If nothing else, the Parents Union, which actively supports Villaraigosa’s reform plan, will provide some balance to the discussion.