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Seismic From Below

Oct 08, 2018

Seabed Geosolutions’ Ocean Bottom Seismic & Manta OBNThe acquisition of seismic data using nodes placed on the sea floor, Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) and its use in deep water with Ocean Bottom Nodes (OBN) have been growing rapidly in recent years due to considerable cost savings resulting from innovations in technology and operational concepts. Claudio Paschoa, Marine Technology Reporter’s correspondent in Brazil spoke to Stephan Midenet…

World's Largest Ocean Current Energy Project On

May 31, 2019

OceanBased Perpetual Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) to assist the company to develop commercial ocean current energy project…

Priestley Joins WFS Technologies

May 13, 2019

Theo Priestley, a technology futurist who focuses on emerging trends and their impact on business and wider society, has joined the team at WFS Technologies.Priestley takes up the role of chief marketing officer at WFS Technologies and is lined…

BHGE Wins Subsea Award from Beach Energy

May 07, 2019

Beach Energy has awarded Baker Hughes, a GE company, a contract to supply subsea production systems for its Victorian Otway Basin brownfield development project located in offshore Victoria, Australia.The Otway Basin is approximately 500 kilometers…

Aker to Build Nova Digital Twin

Feb 25, 2019

Norwegian engineering company Aker Solutions has been appointed by Wintershall to build a complete digital replica of Nova production system in the Norwegian North Sea for data-driven engineering, production and maintenance decisions.Through two separate agreements…

Pioneering Spirit Joins Nord Stream 2

Dec 16, 2018

Pipelay vessel “Pioneering Spirit” will enter the Baltic Sea via the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark to join the Nord Stream 2 construction fleet. The vessel is due to start pipelay in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the coming week…

Acteon Acquires Deepwater Corrosion Services

Dec 12, 2018

Acteon Group Ltd has acquired subsea corrosion specialist Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. in a move to strengthen the group's ability to help customers manage the integrity of subsea infrastructure throughout the life of a field.Deepwater has designed…

Nexans Wins $113m Subsea Contract

Dec 05, 2018

French cable company Nexans said that  it has been awarded a full turnkey contract worth more than $113m  for the manufacturing, delivery and installation of 350 kV HVDC submarine cable in the Philippines.Nexans has been awarded a full turnkey…

Sonardyne Leads AUV Collaboration Project

Nov 21, 2018

The UK-based underwater positioning and communications technology company Sonardyne International Ltd has initiated a collaborative project to drive a major step change in ocean system autonomy for long-endurance autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)…

NKT to Supply Cables for Johan Sverdrup 2

Nov 05, 2018

Denmark-based cable supplier NKT said it has received a letter of award from Norway's Equinor to supply and install a cable system of 200 kilometers of 80 kV high-voltage DC offshore power cables for the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup oil field development project in the Norwegian North Sea…

UTEC Introduces New AUV Launch and Recovery System

Oct 17, 2018

UTEC, a global surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, recently commissioned its new launch and recovery system (LARS) for the fleet of seven autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) it uses for seabed surveys in the oil and renewables industries…

Osbit Builds Cable Test Rig for Subsea

Oct 10, 2018

North East engineering specialist Osbit Ltd has developed a cable bend fatigue test rig for the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult that will support the development, and improve the performance and reliability, of subsea cables.According to a press release from the company…

DEME Appoints Luc Vandenbulcke as CEO

Oct 09, 2018

Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME)'s Board of Directors announced that with effect from January 1, 2019 Luc Vandenbulcke will succeed Alain Bernard as the company’s CEO…

NKT Bags Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Cabling Work

Oct 09, 2018

The Danish cable manufacturer NKT has received a letter of award by Equinor Energy AS to supply and install a cable system of 200 kilometres of 80 kV high-voltage DC offshore power cables for the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup oil field development project in Norway…

Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline is 70% Financed so Far

Oct 08, 2018

Seventy percent of funds needed to finance the Nord Stream 2 underwater gas pipeline from Russia to Germany have been raised, TASS news agency quoted the head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller, as saying on Sunday.Nord Stream 2, which…

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