Orders are already coming in for companies which last week took part in Subsea 06 - Europe's biggest subsea event.
The one-day event attracted 800 delegates and 80 exhibitors to Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Among firms reporting success was oil and gas consultancy Xodus Group, which launched a pipeline monitoring system at the show. Its subsea director, Richard Heard, said: "This system brings together innovations from all three of our divisions: oil and gas, technology and subsea. It is an excellent example of the type of technology being developed in Aberdeen and enhances our reputation as a global centre of subsea excellence.
"We had huge interest in the product at the show and, as a result, will be able to announce a contract win very soon."
Seatronics - part of the Craig Group - also sold two deep-sea digital communications systems which were on show for the first time at Subsea 06 in contracts worth about £70,000.
The unit is capable of sending high-quality photography and video images from seabed to surface and is available from Seatronics' global hubs in the UK, south-east Asia, the Middle East and the US. Managing director David Currie said: "We developed the DTS 6000 to provide a subsea solution which provides better and faster communication from the seabed to the surface."
Meanwhile, All Oceans managing director Brian Abel used Subsea 06 to show off the capabilities of the world's smallest remotely operated vehicle, the AC-ROV, which is supplied in a briefcase.
Mr Abel said: "The AC-ROV is a real breakthrough, and its applicability goes far beyond offshore applications.
"It is suitable for other industries, like public utilities; it is capable of travelling in pipelines and reservoirs."
David Pridden, chief executive of industry body Subsea UK, said: "Only a few days after Subsea 06 and we are already seeing the results. These have been manifested in terms of new business generated, contacts made and profile raised."
February 8, 2006
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