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Autonomous Survey Technology: Cutting the Umbilical

Jun 25, 2024

There is a flurry of development underway to cut seafloor seismic and geotechnical survey technologies free from on-site control.The deeper you go, the quieter the ocean becomes. It’s something that Kyrre Tjøm is exploiting in his back-to-basics approach to ocean bottom nodes (OBNs). Like his competitors, the CEO and Founder of iDROP, is developing autonomous OBNs that can deploy themselves on to the seabed without ROV support…

OPT to Deliver AI-Ready Wave Energy PowerBuoy to Middle East

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U.S.-based marine power, data, and services company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has secured an order for its PowerBuoy, equipped with Merrows, the artificial intelligence (AI) capable maritime domain awareness solution.The contract with an…

Miko to Supply Hull Closure for Equinor FPSO Raia

Jul 12, 2024

Offshore Frontier Solutions Pte. Ltd., a MODEC Group company has placed a new contract with Miko Marine AS, of Norway, for the supply of sea inlet covers to be carried aboard its new floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO).The FPSO…

New 250kW Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prepped for Maritime

Jul 10, 2024

Sydrogen Energy Pte. Ltd. (Sydrogen), a Singapore-based fuel cell components and systems company, announced its entry into the maritime market with a 250 kW fuel cell power module. Developed in a collaboration signed with Shanghai Hydrogen Propulsion Technology Co…

MDL Opens Paris Office

Jul 09, 2024

Maritime Developments Ltd (MDL) has expanded its European footprint with the opening of a new office, in Paris.Heading the new office is El Hadji Gano, who joined the company as Key Account Manager - Europe. El Hadji brings with him over 16 years of experience in winch and lifting solutions…

Interocean Opens New Scotland Facilities

Jul 08, 2024

Interocean Marine Services announced its expansion into new Aberdeen and Glasgow premises, reinforcing growth for the maritime experts.Coordinated by FG Burnett, the new Aberdeen warehouse and workshop facility - which are located in Aberdeen’s…

Ramboll to Design Foundations for 945MW German Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 08, 2024

Danish engineering group Ramboll has secured a foundation design contract for Gennaker offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.Ramboll's scope of work includes developing the basic and detailed design of 63 monopile foundations that will…

Technip Energies and Partners to Develop Reusable Floating Wind Anchors

Jul 04, 2024

Technip Energies, in partnership with Université Gustave Eiffel, Valeco, and OPEN-C Foundation, has launched the PAREF project, an R&D program aimed at accelerating industrial-scale development of floating wind.The project, funded by the French State as part of France 2030 operated by ADEME…

U.S. Shipbuilding Sector in Focus: Crew Transfer Vessels

Jul 02, 2024

A fleet of Jones Act compliant crew transfer vessels is growing in stride with the United States’ burgeoning offshore wind industry.When the United Sates’ first purpose-built crew transfer vessel (CTV), Atlantic Pioneer, was delivered in 2016…

CorPower Ocean Puts Finishing Touches to C4 Wave Energy Device Upgrades

Jul 02, 2024

Swedish wave energy company CorPower Ocean is nearing completion of planned on-land inspection and upgrades of its first commercial-scale wave energy device, C4, following its first deployment offshore Portugal. The upgrades being implemented…

Kongsberg Debuts Underwater Mountable Thruster with PM Motor

Jul 01, 2024

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new size of underwater mountable azimuth thruster with a 3.7 meter propeller and 4.2-megawatt power output model joining the range. Suited to a range of vessels including drill ships, windfarm vessels and production vessels…

Preparing for Floating Wind – Leveraging the Oil & Gas Supply Chain

Jun 28, 2024

Examining similarities and differences between the deepwater oil & gas and the emerging floating wind segment.There has been much excitement around the potential for the offshore wind industry to access deeper water sites through the deployment of floating wind technology…

ABS and FibreMax Team Up for Floating Wind Mooring Tech

Jun 28, 2024

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Dutch company FibreMax have signed an agreement to collaborate on stiffness-driven mooring tendons for the floating offshore wind market.The collaboration, which is principally focused on floating offshore wind assets…

Danish Firms Acquires Siemens Gamesa Turbine for Floating Wind-Wave Demonstrator

Jun 25, 2024

Denmark-based renewable energy technology developer Floating Power Plant has acquired wind turbine generator from Siemens Gamesa for its flagship floating wind, wave, and green hydrogen hybrid offshore platform.The selected wind turbine, a 4…

NextFloat+ Floating Wind Project Gets Over $14M European Funding Boost

Jun 25, 2024

NextFloat+ project, being developed by X1 Wind, Technip Energies and NextFloat Plus, has received a multi-million-dollar grant from the European Commission’s Innovation Fund to accelerate deployment of X1 Wind’s 6 MW pre-commercial floating wind platform…

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