MacArtney teams with BurtonTM

MacArtney - press release
Thursday, April 18, 2013

The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group is pleased to announce the entering of a distributors agreement with Cooper Interconnect, hereby adding BurtonTM subsea connectors, penetrators and accessories to the MacArtney range of underwater connectivity solutions.

As an official distributor, MacArtney will keep a standing stock of BurtonTM subsea connectors for immediate delivery at several MacArtney locations worldwide. The MacArtney stock of BurtonTM connectors will focus particularly on the 5500 and 6600 series.

The firm also said Russian State Scientific Centre Yuzhmorgeologiya (YMG), had recently placed a significant order for SubConn®(especially Hard Anodized Aluminium and Micro Series types) and BurtonTM connectors, to interface its extensive range of underwater equipment

Based in Gelendzhik, on the coast of the Black Sea, YMG holds 55 years of experience in various federal and international programmes and is active in the offshore geophysical industry, hereunder in exploration, prospection and development of resources on the continental shelf and in oceanographic surveying of domestic and international oceans.

At the moment, YMG is implementing a programme on the prospecting of cobalt-rich crusts and sulphides in a very challenging and harsh Pacific environment (about 4 kilometres water depth). For this task, YMG is developing a number of specialised ROVs and towed systems on which MacArtney connectivity products will be widely used.

MacArtney Group CEO Niels Erik Hedeager, said: "MacArtney is always looking to provide existing and potential customers with an exhaustive selection of reliable underwater connectivity options. Being a high quality product, featuring high pin-counts, BurtonTM subsea connectors are a good addition to existing SubConn®, OptoLink and MacAPI connector solutions available exclusively through MacArtney.

"MacArtney is looking forward to a long-time partnership with Cooper Interconnect and sees the distributor agreement as a good opportunity to expand MacArtney's scope of support to an even larger share of the market for underwater technology - especially with an eye to equipment operators that currently rely on BurtonTM connectivity solution."


As part of global connectivity manufacturer Cooper Interconnect (Cooper Industries), the BurtonTM brand holds recognition within the subsea world - offering reliable connectors with for demanding applications. BurtonTM subsea connectors and penetrators are precision manufactured from stainless steel and integrally moulded elastomeric materials and are widely used in all underwater environments.


The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group is a global supplier of underwater technology, specialising in design, manufacture, sales and service of a wide range of systems to offshore operators, surveyors, the renewable energy sector, ocean sciences, security forces and navies across the world.

The company offers an extensive variety of advanced and reliable systems from proven components, cables and connectors, to state-of-the-art integrated packages, including fibre optic telemetry systems and remotely operated towed vehicle systems. All the products supplied are designed and tested to supply high quality, reliable performance in the challenging underwater environment.

MacArtney is a privately owned corporation established in 1978 with group headquarters in Esbjerg (DK). The MacArtney group also has offices in Aberdeen (UK), Stavanger (NO), Rousset (FRA), Rotterdam (NL), Kiel (GER), Houston, Boston, San Diego (US), Victoria (CA), Macaé (BRA), Barbar (BRN), Perth (AUS) and Singapore (SGP).

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