Okeanus Science & Technology LLC, a specialist provider of oceanographic equipment and custom-engineered turnkey solutions, recently 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 its hydrographic and geophysical survey efforts in the U.S. 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, Deep Helder, and remain onboard in anticipation of the work ahead in 2021 off of the coast of the northeastern U.S.

“We are delighted to formalize our relationship with this framework agreement,” Okeanus managing director Benton LeBlanc, said in a prepared statement. “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 U.S. East Coast.”