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"Technogenic Craters" Found at Damaged Nord Stream Pipeline Site

Nov 04, 2022

The Swiss-based operator of Russia-led Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline said on Wednesday it had completed initial data gathering at the location of the pipeline damage on line 1 in the Swedish exclusive economic zone and found 'technogenic craters'. 'According to preliminary results of the damage site inspection, technogenic craters with a depth of 3 to 5 meters were found on the seabed at a distance of about 248 meters from each other…

Nord Stream Gas Pipelines Rupture: Survey Underway, No Conclusions Reached Yet, Says Novak

Jan 20, 2023

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday that a survey of the ruptured undersea Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines was still under way and no conclusions had been reached, RIA news agency reported.Both pairs of lines were…

UK Defense Ministry Buys Offshore Construction Vessel for Subsea Cable, Pipelines Protection

Jan 19, 2023

The UK defense ministry has acquired a subsea construction vessel that used to work in the offshore energy industry. The vessel, Topaz Tangaroa, will undergo a period of military modification and will be used to protect subsea cables and oil and gas pipelines…

50-meter Section Missing from Damaged Nord Stream Pipeline

Oct 18, 2022

Damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Europe was caused by powerful explosions, Danish police said on Tuesday, echoing earlier findings into leaks that erupted in the network under the Baltic Sea and that have been blamed on sabotage…

Gazprom: NATO Mine Destroyer Device was Found at Nord Stream 1 in 2015

Oct 11, 2022

A spokesperson for Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Monday that a mine destroyer discovered at the Nord Stream 1 offshore gas pipeline in 2015 belonged to NATO. Nord Stream reported on that date in 2015 that a 'munitions object' had been cleared by the Swedish armed forces…

Safety Concerns: Norway Inspects Europipe II Subsea Gas Pipeline to Germany

Oct 07, 2022

Norway has deployed a specialist vessel to inspect a subsea gas pipeline to Germany because of safety concerns after suspected sabotage last month on two Nord Stream pipelines between Russia and Germany, according to sources and data.Norway…

Britain to Acquire Two Specialist Ships to Protect Underwater Infrastructure

Oct 02, 2022

Britain will acquire two specialist ships to protect underwater infrastructure such as cables and pipelines, defence minister Ben Wallace said on Sunday, following leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.European countries…

UK’s Subsea Industry Can Create 180,000 New Jobs by 2035, Global Underwater Hub Says

Feb 23, 2022

The UK’s underwater industry, currently valued at £8 billion with a third of the global market share, has the potential to grow to £45 billion by 2035, creating an estimated 180,000 new jobs and around £20billion or more in exports for the UK…

VIDEO: Subsea UK and the Creation of the “Global Underwater Hub”

Jul 28, 2021

Subsea UK is embarking on a new adventure as The Global Underwater Hub, a new organization with already nearly $18 million in funding. ‘The Hub’ aims to leverage the UK’s strong maritime heritage, as well as its underwater expertise that transcends offshore defense and research…

‘Boaty McBoatface’ Robotic Submarine to Visit End-of-life Oil and Gas Fields

Jul 06, 2021

The UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has secured funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which will take robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ around end-of-life oil and gas fields. The Autonomous Techniques for infraStructure Ecological Assessment (AT-SEA) project…

EDITORIAL: See You Online @ Oi Connect!

Nov 12, 2020

Oceanology International, the world's largest exhibition and conference for the subsea sector, was originally scheduled for March 2020, subsequently rescheduled to December 2020 due to COVID-19. The organizers last month announced the need to…

Autonomous Offshore Power Trials Get Underway off Hawaii

Nov 11, 2020

With the advent of autonomy on and under the water, part of the value proposition is the ability to stay at sea, on station, to exponentially increase efficiencies. Have the ability to repower at sea is central to this effort, as an increasing…

Shearwater GeoServices Bags Gambia 3D Gig

Jan 07, 2020

The provider of 3D marine seismic data, imaging products, and data processing software solutions, Shearwater Geoservices has been awarded a 3D Isometrix seismic acquisition project by FAR Gambia Ltd (FAR).According to a press release from the…

JFD Acquires Closed Bill Diving System

Aug 26, 2019

JFD, an underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defense diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced that it has acquired the closed bell saturation diving system and associated assets formally owned by The Underwater Center…

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