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Nautilus has brought together an extensive group of engineering and technology collaborators from the offshore oil & gas and the metals & minerals sectors - the two industry sectors fundamental to the mining of Seafloor Massive Sulphides. Nautilus is transferring current technology from these sectors to the new deep ocean mining industry. In order to do this, Nautilus has formed strong technical alliances with companies who are at the forefront of their industry and represent best-in-class technology.

Soil Machine Dynamics ("SMD") of the UK was awarded the contract to build the two remote operated seafloor mining tools ("SMTs") for Nautilus. SMD is one of the world's leading subsea engineering companies specialising in the design and manufacture of remotely operated vehicles ("ROV's") and seabed trenching systems.

Technip, an integrated group providing engineering, technologies and construction services to the oil/gas and petrochemical industry worldwide was awarded the contract for engineering, procurement and construction management of Nautilus's Solwara 1
Riser and Lifting System ("RALS"). With a workforce of 22,000 people worldwide, and annual revenues of almost 7 billion euros, Technip ranks among the 5 major players in full-service engineering and construction services in the field of hydrocarbons and petrochemicals.

Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc: Nautilus, together with its shareholder Teck Cominco Limited, partnered with the Vancouver based Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. to develop, deploy and test new deep-ocean electromagnetic technology.

GE Oil & Gas: is a world leader in advanced technology equipment and services for all segments of the oil and gas industry, including drilling and production, LNG, industrial power generation, and refining and petrochemicals. GE Oil & Gas also provides pipeline integrity solutions, including inspection and data management. As part of its 'Innovation Now' customer focus and commitment, GE Oil & Gas leverages technological innovation from other GE businesses, such as aviation and healthcare, to continuously improve its performance and productivity in the oil and gas space. GE Oil & Gas employs more than 12,000 people worldwide and operates in over 70 countries. GE was awarded the contract to build the subsea slurry pump for the RALS, using their Hydril Pressure Control subsea pumping technology.