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UK: ORE Catapult, NZTC Team Up to Help Power Oil & Gas Platforms with Floating Wind

Dec 01, 2022

The UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre said Thursday they'd examine potential pathways for the delivery of innovative floating offshore wind technology integrated with existing energy infrastructure, as part of their five year collaboration under the Energy Transition Alliance banner.According to the partners, the WINTOG program will drive collaboration…

Balmoral's Large-scale Composite Manufacturing Plant in Montrose Port Now Operational

Nov 30, 2022

Aberdeen-based Balmoral Comtec has completed the installation of its manufacturing plant at its new advanced composites facility at Montrose Port.The company said it had invested a 'seven-figure sum' in the 18,299 sq.ft (1700 sq.m) quayside…

Reach Subsea to Add Two ROV Support Vessels to Its Fleet

Nov 24, 2022

Norwegian subsea services company Reach Subsea said Thursday it had struck a deal to expand its operating fleet with two ROV support vessels.The company said it had secured 'significant vessel capacity for the coming four years' through a deal…

Wales’ Marine Test Center Expands Its Capabilities

Nov 24, 2022

Wales’ national marine test center, META, said Thursday it has upgraded its Marine License, so it can now accommodate more tidal turbines and larger mooring spreads, after successfully upgrading its Marine License. As the project moves into a new tranche of funding from the Swansea Bay City Deal…

Pryme Group Launches Specialist Tooling Systems for Offshore Wind Installation

Nov 23, 2022

Engineering firm Pryme Group said Wednesday it had launched two specialist tooling systems - Pile Fixation Tool (PFT) and PileProp - for offshore wind installations, via Caley Ocean Systems. The company said the tools were designed to support…

Autonomous OBN Seismic Survey Robots Could Enter Commercial Operation in 2024

Nov 22, 2022

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, which is working on autonomous ocean bottom seismic robotic vehicle technology, said on Tuesday that it had finished a series of passive and active seismic trials that proved the quality of seismic data collection…

Offshore Wind: Fugro Wins Geotechnical Survey Gig in Denmark

Nov 16, 2022

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro has secured a contract with the Danish grid operator Energinet for geotechnical site investigations for the North Sea I offshore wind development.The Danish government plans to expand offshore wind capacity by 4GW by 2030…

AIS Buys CRP Subsea

Nov 14, 2022

UK-based AIS has acquired its compatriot CRP Subsea (ex-Trelleborg Offshore UK) to expand its subsea offering.CRP Subsea specializes in polymer and syntactic foam-based buoyancy and protection products for the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries…

SolarDuck to Build 5MW Floating Solar Plant Next to RWE's Wind Farm in Dutch North Sea

Nov 11, 2022

Dutch-Norwegian floating solar farm developer SolarDuck said Friday it would build the world´s largest hybrid offshore floating solar power plant at the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust West VII in the Netherlands, following the winning bid of RWE´s subsidiary Oranje Wind Power II…

TDI-Brooks Wraps Geotechnical Project at Black Sea Gas Pipeline Project

Nov 11, 2022

Marine survey specialist TDI-Brooks said Thursday it had completed a third geotechnical support project for Turkey's DenAr Ocean Engineering,for Phase 2 of the TPOTC Sakarya gas field pipeline route investigation and site survey project in the Black Sea…

Nord Stream Operator Gets OK to Survey Seabed in Danish Waters

Nov 11, 2022

Nord Stream AG, the operator of the ruptured Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, has been granted permission to survey an area in Danish waters, the Danish Geodata Agency told Reuters on Thursday.The operator has already sent a chartered ship to waters…

Rovco, HOM Partner Up for Offshore Wind Work in Japan

Nov 09, 2022

UK-based subsea robotic services firm Rovco, has signed an agreement with Japan's Horizon Ocean Management (HOM) for through-life subsea asset integrity and balance of plant survey solutions for the Japanese offshore wind market.HOM is a subsidiary…

UK: JDR Starts Construction of $148,M Subsea Cable Manufacturing Plant

Nov 08, 2022

Subsea cable supplier JDR Cable Systems (JDR) has started construction of its new subsea cable manufacturing facility in Cambois, near Blyth, Northumberland, UK.The 69,000-square-meter factory will be operational by 2024. According to JDR, the £130 million ($148…

Kraken Robotics' Brazilian Subsidiary Gets $8M R&D Funding

Nov 04, 2022

Canadian marine robotics company Kraken Robotics said Friday it had signed a R&D contract with a global energy company that will provide $8 million of cash funding to Kraken’s Brazilian subsidiary over a 3-year period.Under this project, Kraken…

Test Results Are In: Gazelle's Floating Wind Platform Design Principles Confirmed

Oct 20, 2022

Gazelle Wind Power, the developer of a hybrid modular floating offshore wind platform, said Thursday it had received the results of its basin model tests at the Environmental Hydraulics Institute-University of Cantabria (IHCantabria) facilities in Spain…

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