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MacGregor to Deliver Traction Winch Systems for Chinese Geological Survey Drilling Vessel

Aug 23, 2022

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply two self-contained traction winch systems for a geological survey drilling vessel in China.The vessel is owned by Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS), a subsidiary of China’s Ministry of Natural Resources…

EMGS Tapped for Marine Mineral Survey

Aug 18, 2022

Norwegian offshore survey services firm Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has been selected as the acquisition provider for the NTNU ATLAB consortium. The consortium was formed to study geophysical imaging of geological processes and has received funding from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate…

US DoE Funds Marine Energy Projects

Jul 29, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $12 million for 12 hydropower and marine energy projects as part of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.These small business-led projects…

Ørsted, WWF Denmark Deploy 3D-Printed Reefs at Danish Offshore Wind Farm Hoping to Restore Cod Stock

Jun 27, 2022

Offshore wind developer Ørsted and the World Wide Fund for Nature Denmark are testing how 3D-printed reefs installed between offshore wind turbines can benefit biodiversity in the Kattegat, a strait between Denmark and Sweden, which is experiencing a historically low cod stock…

MMA Offshore to Buy Rigs-to-Reefs Specialist Subcon for $8.4M

Jun 23, 2022

Australian offshore support vessel owner MMA Offshore has agreed to buy Perth-based Subcon, a company that provides innovative stabilization, coastal erosion, and engineered reef solutions to the oil and gas, offshore wind, coastal infrastructure…

Jaia Robotic Secures $1M+ in Seed Funding for Micro-Sized Autonomous Marine Vehicles

Jun 21, 2022

Jaia Robotics, an aquatic robotics company specializing in the development of micro-sized, high-speed, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) said it raised more than $1 million in seed funding.Jaia Robotics was founded in 2020 by Ian Estaphan Owen…

VIDEO: BOEM, NOAA Use Drones to Tag Endangered Whales

Jun 08, 2022

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary on Wednesday announced the successful digital acoustic tagging of 14 sei whales in waters offshore Massachusetts…

ReCoral - Ørsted to Try Growing Corals on Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations

May 04, 2022

Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted is planning what it says is a world-first attempt to support coral reefs by growing corals on offshore wind turbine foundations in Taiwan.The company will test the concept in the tropical waters of Taiwan this summer…

CGG Joins Selkie Project to Boost Marine Energy Industry in Wales and Ireland

Mar 21, 2022

French offshore seismic services firm CGG has partnered with the Selkie Project, a new €5.2m cross-border initiative aiming to boost the marine energy industry in Wales and Ireland.'Selkie is bringing together leading researchers and businesses…

Wind Turbines Can Breathe New Life into Warming Seas

Mar 15, 2022

Offshore wind is set to move further and further from shore, as demand for renewable energy grows and new floating turbine technology makes deep-water expansion possible. However, for the first time, large areas of the UK continental shelf now open for development are “seasonally stratified”…

Decommissioning: Corals on Oil Platforms Could Kick-start the Deep-sea Ecosystem

Mar 10, 2022

In the late 1990s, the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa was first reported growing on the legs of oil platforms in the northern North Sea. As these platforms reach the end of their operational lives, many are being decommissioned and brought ashore…

Subsea Expo Day 2: Remote and Autonomous Ops are the Trend, Barriers Remain

Feb 23, 2022

[ Elaine Maslin reports from the show floor at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen this week for Offshore Engineer and Marine Technology Reporter ]The coronavirus pandemic has helped to accelerate a drive towards the use of remote technologies, but regulations…

Argeo Taps Eelume 'Snake Robot' for Autonomous Underwater Inspection

Nov 08, 2021

Argeo AS selected Eelume’s autonomous ‘snake robot’ to assist in its operations, the first commercial contract for this new tech which was developed with the assistance of Kongsberg Maritime, a majority shareholder in the venture.“We believe…

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…

DeepOcean Invests in Deep-sea Mineral Mining Firm

Jul 12, 2021

DeepOcean, a provider of subsea services to the offshore energy industry, has agreed to invest and take a majority stake in ADEPTH Minerals, a company focused on sustainable exploration and extraction of marine minerals.ADEPTH was founded in Bergen…

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