Seabed News


DEME Group Secures New Taiwan Offshore Wind Contract

Oct 20, 2023

Belgium-based offshore installation company DEME Group said Friday it had won a new offshore wind contract in Taiwan, through its Taiwan-based affiliate CDWE.Offshore wind developer Ørsted has awarded CDWE a contract to carry out seabed levelling…

Kraken Robotics Secures $3M Offshore Wind Farm Survey Services Deal in Europe

Oct 19, 2023

Canadian marine robotics company Kraken Robotics Inc. said Thursday it had secured a $3 million contract to carry out boulder detection subsea survey services as part of an offshore wind farm project located in Europe.Kraken’s contract scope includes mobilization of a dedicated survey vessel…

Gardline Wins Geophysical Pipeline Survey in UK North Sea

Aug 17, 2023

Hartshead Resources and its joint venture partner Rockrose Energy have awarded a contract for a geophysical pipeline survey for the Anning and Somerville fields in the UK North Sea to Gardline.The contract award comes after a competitive tender and subsequent technical and commercial bid evaluation…

Rotech Subsea Clears Sand Waves and Debris for Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Aug 16, 2023

Subsea trenching and excavation specialist Rotech Subsea said Wednesday it had completed sand wave clearance and debris removal operations at a 'key' offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The contract - for an unnamed long-term client in the region…

Seafloor Data Firm Bedrock Raises $25.5 M to Accelerate Offshore Wind Energy Development

Jul 12, 2023

Seafloor data acquisition and distribution firm Bedrock has said it has secured $25.5 million in its Series A funding round, bringing its total funding to date to $33.5M. The funds will be utilized to bring its data offering to the offshore wind market this year…

TDI-Brooks Develops Tool for Enhanced Soil Testing

Jul 12, 2023

TDI-Brooks, a company specializing in geotechnical and offshore survey projects, said Wednesday it had developed and tested a new instrument called the Auto-Minivane.  'The Auto-Minivane instrument is a self-contained, stand-alone miniature vane shear testing device that can be used in a 0…

NGI's Expertise to Play Key Role in Foundation Design for EnBW, BP UK Offshore Wind Projects

Jun 29, 2023

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) said Wednesday it had won 'a significant' contract from the EnBW and BP joint venture for delivery of geo-consulting and laboratory testing services related to the development on the JV's Morgan, Mona…

France's RTE Taps Fugro for Geotechnical Survey for Offshore Wind Substations in Mediterranean Sea

Apr 13, 2023

French transmission grid operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) has awarded Fugro a contract to perform a geotechnical investigation for future offshore substations (OSS) at two floating wind farm sites in the Gulf of Lion in the Mediterranean Sea…

Norway Offers New Exploration Licenses for CO2 Storage in North Sea

Mar 31, 2023

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on Friday offered two new exploration licenses related to CO2 storage on the Norwegian continental shelf in the North Sea.The two exploration licenses offered are located in the southern part of the North Sea…

JF Subtech Charters Olympic Taurus Offshore Vessel. Deploys It for UXO Survey Gig

Mar 30, 2023

James Fisher Subtech has chartered the multipurpose offshore vessel Olympic Taurus from Olympic Subsea with plans to use it in the UK offshore energy industry.The Olympic Taurus has already been mobilized for work from Montrose Port, Aberdeenshire…

UTROV System Chosen Boulder & Debris Clearance at Moray West Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 21, 2023

Scotland-based Utility ROV Services has won a contract for boulder and debris clearance services on the Moray West offshore wind farm in the UK.The manufacturer/operator of the UTROV system will start offshore operations in Q1 2023. The offshore wind farm located in the Moray Firth…

Fugro to Buy Two Topaz Platform Suppliers and Convert them Into Geotechnical Vessels

Feb 23, 2023

Dutch seabed survey firm Fugro will buy two 83.4-meter-long platform supply vessels, Topaz Endurance and Topaz Energy, and convert them into geotechnical vessels.'The offshore renewable energy market continues to grow rapidly, leading to high demand for Fugro’s services and strong backlog growth…

DEME to Use Special Drilling Tech Again as It Wins Second Major Offshore Wind Deal in France

Feb 20, 2023

Offshore installation firm DEME Offshore will need to deploy its special drilling technology again to install offshore wind monopiles at an offshore wind farm in France, due to rough ocean conditions and a rocky seabed.The company recently secured…

Floating Energy Allyance Selects Ocean Infinity for Offshore Wind Farm Survey

Feb 14, 2023

Floating Energy Allyance (FEA), comprising of BW Ideol, Elicio, and BayWa r.e., has appointed Ocean Infinity to carry out an initial geophysical and geotechnical site investigation at its Buchan floating offshore wind project, 75 km to the northeast of Fraserburgh…

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