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Norwegian Seismic Company Dives into Deepsea Mining Business

Nov 24, 2020

Seabird Exploration, a Norway-based provider of seismic survey services for the offshore oil and gas industry, is diversifying and venturing into deep-sea mining.The company on Monday announced a plan for funding and listing of its 100% owned subsidiary Green Minerals AS (GM).'Green Minerals enables the world's drive towards electrification and digitization in a sustainable manner.  We do this by deep-sea mining of marine minerals and Rare Earth Elements (REE) key to the green shift…

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…

UN Deep-sea Mining Rules Unlikely to be Completed by 2023 Deadline, Latam Countries Say

Oct 28, 2021

Regulations governing deep-sea mining will take longer to finalize due to the global pandemic, a group of Latin American countries said, creating uncertainty for companies looking to mine the sea bed for metals, including cobalt and nickel.The…

ABS to Class Allseas' Deep Sea Mining Ship

Oct 07, 2021

Classification society ABS said it has been selected to class a former drillship that is being converted to a subsea mining vessel.The industry-first project will see Allseas’ 228-meter Vitoria 10000, now renamed Hidden Gem, equipped with a…

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…

An Industry-First: ABS Reviews Oil States' Deep-sea Mineral Riser System

Jul 22, 2021

In what has been described as an industry first, ABS has design reviewed a deep-sea mineral riser system capable of reaching more than 6,000 meters beneath the sea surface.Developed by Oil States Industries (OSI), the Merlin Deepsea Riser System…

Green Minerals' Production System to Be Ready in 2026

Mar 16, 2021

Green Minerals, a subsea minerals mining company recently created by Seabird Exploration, a Norway-based provider of seismic survey services wanting to diversify its business suffering from oil price cycles, on Tuesday said it expects to have its marine minerals production system ready in 2026…

Strohm to Deliver TCP Jumper for Allseas' Deepsea Mining System

Feb 17, 2021

Offshore installation and construction company Allseas which is working to get into the subsea mining business, has awarded a contract to Strohm to deliver a composite jumper for its in deepsea mining technology.Last year, Allseas announced…

ABS Grants AIP for CMI's Deepsea Mining System

Jan 25, 2021

In what has been described as an industry first, maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has awarded China Merchants Industry (CMI) Approval in Principle (AIP) for its deep-sea mining system design.The…

ABS Publishes Subsea Mining Guide

Nov 04, 2020

ABS has published the Guide for Subsea Mining, detailing class requirements for the design, construction, installation and survey of mobile offshore mining units.The publication, which ABS is calling an industry-first, comes as global interest…

NPD: High Content Minerals in Seabed

Jun 10, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s chemical analyses of sulphides and manganese crusts from the Norwegian shelf reveal that the sulphides contain a high content of copper, zinc and cobalt.The sulphis contains mostly contain iron, but also…

Debmarine to Build $468mln New Vessel

May 20, 2019

Namibia marine diamond mining company, Debmarine Namibia announced that its Board of Directors have approved the construction of the world’s first ever custom-built diamond recovery vessel.The new vessel is expected to cost US$468 million and…

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