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Global Marine Systems and Cetrax Systems Announce Development Partnership Around Modular ROV

15 June 2009

Global Marine Systems and Cetrax Systems today announced a development partnership focused on an innovative new 300m inspection class ROV. The 'Predator' ROV has been developed using the latest high reliability technology design for maximum operating efficiency and continuous performance in all marine operations.

"The Predator has a number of very innovative features which are ideal for our own use," said John Davies, Subsea Services Manager for Global Marine
Systems. "We operate an extensive fleet of ROVs and the approach Cetrax has taken to rethinking ROV technology has impressed us. We are looking forward to putting Predator to work ourselves and to working with Cetrax to bring it, and its next generation features, to market."

The Predator is designed for use in a wide range of market sectors such as, oil & gas, telecommunications, military, subsea power, and inshore survey. Together in partnership, Global Marine Systems and Cetrax have also announced development and manufacturing plans for the ROV, with a scheduled market launch later this year.

"We see the Predator as the first in a new generation of ROVs," commented Jamie Cunliffe, Operations Director for Cetrax Systems. "It is compact and highly modular allowing for a very flexible set of camera and lighting configurations. Features such as the PC-based interface, as well as plug-and-play equipment configuration, make for very straightforward user experience, increasing functionality while greatly simplifying training and operations."

Global Marine Systems and Cetrax will be displaying the Predator ROV at Seaworks, being held in Southampton, UK June 16-18.

About Global Marine Systems

Global Marine Systems, a British company, has been involved in the business of laying subsea cable, and related engineering services for over 150 years and have developed a proven expertise in the installation and maintenance of both the inter-field cables (power cables which connect the grid of turbines to each other) as well as the cables which connect the entire array of turbines back to land and the power grid itself. Global Marine Systems has worked on such projects as Horns Rev, Kentish Flats and Kentish Flats II

About Cetrax Systems

Cetrax Systems is based in Devon, England and was formed in 2001, specializing in the design of sub sea equipment and ROV's. Cetrax offers a full range of services from design to completion, based on a client's requirements; our experienced in-house engineering staff performs all design and management of projects.

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