Seabed News


Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to Start Seabed Surveys for Offshore Wind

May 13, 2022

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has tasked the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) with conducting surveys in connection with awarding acreage for offshore wind.The NPD has been given the assignment to plan and implement…

TMC, Allseas Complete Initial Deepwater Trials of Polymetallic Nodule Collector Vehicle

May 05, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC) and Allseas have successfully completed the initial deep-water trials of the polymetallic nodule collector vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean, TMC said Thursday.To remind, back in March, The Metals Company (TMC), a company…

Acteon's Benthic Set to Launch Next-gen Portable Remotely Operated Drill PROD5

Apr 21, 2022

Benthic, an Acteon geotechnical services and technology firm, is set to launch the next generation of its portable, remotely operated drill: PROD5, also aimed at increasing productivity and cutting costs for the offshore renewable energy industry…

Sonardyne Launches Wireless Seabed UXO Disposal Capability

Feb 15, 2022

Marine technology company, Sonardyne said Tuesday it had launched a secure, wireless underwater initiation capability aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance during offshore energy projects with the…

To Harness the North Sea Winds, We Must Understand its Complicated Seabed Geology

Dec 22, 2021

For any country blessed with easy access to the shallow and windy North Sea, offshore wind will be key to meeting net zero targets. Developing these wind farms is partly a challenge for engineers, but it but also depends on the geology beneath…

Norway: Funding Granted for Deep-sea Mineral Core Sampling Tech

Nov 24, 2021

Adepth Minerals, a Norwegian deep-sea mineral exploration firm, has received a NOK 11.7 million (about $1,3 million) grant from Innovation Norway, triggering investment in FlexiCore technology and enabling the collection of deep-sea mineral core samples in 2022…

Wilhelmsen, NorSea Acquire Stake in Norwegian Deep-sea Mining Firm

Aug 12, 2021

Global maritime group Wilhelmsen and the Norwegian offshore supply base firm NorSea have together acquired an 18% stake in the Norwegian deep-sea mining company Loke Marine Minerals.'As the energy transition continues to gather pace, we are actively looking at new projects and business areas…

Ocean Infinity's Armada Fleet to Feature Gregg Drilling's Seabed Drills

Apr 14, 2021

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has formed a geotechnical drilling services joint venture with Gregg Drilling, a subsidiary of Alaska Native Corporation Sealaska.Ocean Infinity said that the JV would provide geotechnical services to offshore…

Environmental Groups Call on Norway to Stop Deep-sea Mining Plans

Apr 12, 2021

Six environmental organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace, on Monday, called on Norway to stop plans to open ocean areas for deep-sea mining.The government in January launched a process to open areas on its extended continental…

Seabed-to-Shore Data Delivery Operation Completed for Norske Shell

Apr 23, 2020

Sonardyne International Ltd. and XOCEAN have completed a live seabed-to-shore data harvesting mission using an unmanned surface vessel (USV) for A/S Norske Shell, as part of a seabed monitoring campaign at the giant Ormen Lange field offshore Norway…

DEME Installs Piles at Moray East

Mar 08, 2020

Belgium-based DEME Offshore has installed all 37,000 tonnes of foundation pin piles at the site of the 950-MW Moray East offshore wind project off the north east coast of Scotland.'Having designed the piles to contend with a complex and varied seabed geology…

Giant Scottish OWF Wraps-up Piling Work

Mar 01, 2020

The giant offshore wind farm (OWF) project in the Moray Firth, off Scotland has finished pin piling work for 100 turbines and three substations at the site.The 950MW Moray East offshore wind development confirmed it has installed 309 pin piles…

Indian Navy Signs MoU for Offshore Data with GSI

Jan 22, 2020

Indian Navy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Geological Survey of India (GSI) for ‘sharing of seabed sediments data, products and expertise for Naval application in meteorology and oceanography’.The MoU was signed on 21 January 2020 between Commodore AA Abhyankar…

Fugro Wrap Up Sea Seep Hunting Study

Jan 21, 2020

Geophysical services provider Fugro and the Colombian Maritime Authority (DIMAR) have completed a joint environmental seep hunting study to help assess the country’s resource potential in the Caribbean Sea.The study involved shallow water seabed sediment coring…

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