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Subsea Cable Laying, Protection Innovation Funded in Japan

Jun 23, 2023

NYK, as a member of a consortium of four companies (also including: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.; Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.; and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.) has been selected by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development…

Second Sea Cable Lay for 'West Alpha' Completed

Jun 21, 2023

With the cable-laying vessel Isaac Newton, the work vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant and a remote-controlled cable burial vehicle, the contractor combination Jan de Nul Group/LS Cable & System has completed the installation of the second subsea cable for the offshore wind farm 'west Alpha' completed…

BeWild Project to Assess Impact of Offshore Wind Farms on Biodiversity

May 03, 2023

Dutch offshore survey services provider Fugro, together with other project partners, said Wednesday it would work to develop innovative methodologies and technologies for remotely collecting environmental DNA (eDNA) samples in the North Sea as part of a project called BeWild…

Norway's NPD Taps Argeo for Deep-sea Mineral Exploration in Knipovich Ridge

Apr 20, 2023

Norway-based offshore survey firm Argeo said Thursday it had won a deep-sea survey contract comprising multi-sensor data acquisition with AUV for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to evaluate further mineral resource potential in the northern part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Knipovich Ridge)…

UTC 2023: Securing Global Energy

Apr 13, 2023

Global subsea energy leaders will convene in Bergen, Norway at the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in mid-June to meet, greet and exchange ideas on the crucial underwater technology topics. Stig Instanes, TechnipFMC and Rune Vesterkjær…

Rovco Appoints Moonie COO

Apr 13, 2023

Fraser Moonie was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Rovco.Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, he will use his 25 years plus industry experience in subsea sector service companies to implement the company’s growth strategy. A former chief executive of Decom North Sea…

Harvest Smart Buoy Tech Helps Deliver Data from the Seafloor

Feb 28, 2023

Australia's Harvest Technology Group Limited said it has developed a unique solution for an oil and gas exploration company, enabling access to real-time data from the sea floor.The system uses acoustic transfer technology to securely transmit…

Nexans' Cables for US' First Grid-connected Wave Energy Test Facility

Feb 22, 2023

Nexans, a company specializing in making and installing power cables, has secured a contract for PacWave South, the United States' first grid-connected wave energy test facility.PacWave is a joint venture between the US Department of Energy…

Nova Innovation Double Size of Offshore Tidal Power Array

Jan 31, 2023

Edinburgh-based tidal energy company Nova Innovation has achieved another world-first by doubling the size of its Shetland Tidal Array. In 2016, the array of three underwater tidal turbines was the first of its kind and has been powering homes and businesses in Shetland ever since…

Oceaneering, Kontiki Winds ink MoU to Electrify Offshore Assets with Renewables

Jan 30, 2023

Oceaneering International said that its Norwegian subsidiary, Oceaneering AS, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kontiki Winds AS (a Havfram AS company) to jointly pursue the application of floating offshore wind for remote microgrid…

BMS Adds Two Inspection Class ROV’s

Jan 30, 2023

Baker Marine Solutions (BMS) has invested in its underwater inspection service, purchasing two Outland 3000 ROVs. The new 3000 series offers built-in high-speed communication capability to support multiple ethernet devices, additional thrust and payload capacity…

TMC's NORI, Allseas Lift 3,000t of Seabed Nodules from Pacific Ocean

Nov 14, 2022

TMC, the company that describes itself as an explorer of the world’s largest estimated undeveloped source of critical battery metals, said Monday that its subsidiary NORI and offshore partner Allseas had successfully concluded the first integrated…

FOW Players Target 132kV Dynamic Cables

Oct 12, 2022

UK industry players are eying the development of 132kV dynamic array cables to meet the demands of ever larger turbines, but there are calls for standards to be agreed before they invest.The need for 132kV cables is being driven by the growth is turbine capacity to 15MW and beyond…

TMC's NORI Starts Monitoring Environmental Impact of of Pilot Nodule Collection System Trials

Oct 07, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC),  a company gearing up for commercial metallic nodule collection from the seabed, said Wednesday that a team of independent scientists from leading research institutions around the world and contractors has started the…

First UMACK Anchor for CorPower WEC Installed off Portugal

Sep 22, 2022

CorPower Ocean, Maersk Supply Service and Dieseko have installed the first commercial-scale UMACK anchor to support the HiWave-5 demonstration project. The anchor has been installed 4km off the coast of Aguçadoura, in northern Portugal, where…

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