Thursday, November 27, 2014

Seismic Vessel Tech News

Photo: Unique Seaflex

Sunken WWII Landing Craft Refloated

LCT 7074, the last known landing craft to survive the D-Day invasion in 1944, has been refloated as part of a project to lift and save the vessel which began in March 2014, almost exactly four years to the day after she had sunk.    The vessel, which came out of service at the end of the WWII after numerous deployments to the Normandy beaches, was converted to a naval repair facility for a short while, and then became a floating nightclub berthed in Liverpool from around 1950.   Unique Seaflex (Seaflex), a division of Unique Maritime Group, worked in conjunction with Salvesen UK to

Woodside Petroleum has been granted a reconnaissance licence off the coast of Morocco

Woodside to Pick up Moroccan Acreage

Deep Offshore area, comprises a total of 36,737 km2 with depths ranging from 1700m to 4400m. The block is located just west of the Rabat Deep Offshore I-VI permits, in which Woodside has acquired, subject to Ministerial approval, a 25% interest. Commitments under the RL work program include a 2D seismic survey and studies. The RL duration is for 12 months. The grant of the RL is subject to Ministerial approval.  

Photo: Teledyne

Teledyne Delivers Glider to Blue Ocean Monitoring

Teledyne Webb Research announces the recent sale and delivery of a Slocum G2 Glider to Blue Ocean Monitoring Pty. Ltd. for use in commercial oil and gas related applications. The Slocum glider delivered to Blue Ocean Monitoring is equipped with an Environmental Characterization Optics (ECO) sensor, a Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) sensor and an Oxygen Optode. All Slocum G2 gliders are 1,000m rated and are hybrid (propeller) ready.   While approximately 500 Slocum gliders have been sold for academic and military applications, including fleets of gliders to the U.S. Navy, Ocean Observatorie

Template recovery following successful piling

Pile Testing for Wikinger Wind Farm Launched

In October 2014 the first phase of the pile testing campaign for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project was launched after the site’s geotechnical investigation on the Baltic Sea had been completed.     German engineering and services group Bilfinger was awarded the test pile contract and chose SAL Heavy Lift as subcontractor to transport and install the test piles and equipment with their DP Class II vessel MV Lone. Test objectives are to confirm the design of the wind farm foundations by testing the performance of the piles against static, dynamic and cyclic loads specific for

Reach Subsea has secured a deal worth up to Nkr70 million

Reach Bags Technip ROV Work

  Reach Subsea has secured a deal worth up to $10.3 million with Technip to provide remote-operated vehicle services on a newbuild subsea construction vessel to be supplied by Eidesvik Offshore. Eidesvik Offshore and Reach Subsea have in partnership entered into a firm contract with Technip in Norway. Reach will execute the contract using Eidesvik Offshore's newbuild TBN Viking Neptun, equipped with Reach ROVs and manned by Eidesvik marine personnel and Reach ROV personnel and engineers. TBN Viking Neptun is a state of the art vessel, and represents the largest investment Eidesvik has

Phocoena (Photo courtesy of Everett Community College)

Everett College to Launch New Research Boat

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will launch its new research vesel on November 22 with a celebration at 11 a.m. at the Port of Everett.   The dedication of the Phocoena (the scientific name for harbor porpoise, pronounced FOE see nuh) will happen at the port’s travel lift, located in front of ORCA’s classrooms at 1205 Craftsman Way in Everett.    The 36-foot Phocoena was funded by a $218,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and built by Bean Custom Marine Fabrication. The boat’s design includes all necessary equipment

RL-K 7500 subsea crane in operation.

Single Lift of RL-K 7500 Subsea Crane

On the premises of Liebherr in Rostock a remarkable single lift of the new RL-K 7500 subsea crane recently took place in the course of its loading for shipment to Asia. The lift was executed by four Liebherr cranes.   In the beginning of September, two LHM 600 mobile harbor cranes and two LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes lifted the subsea crane onto a transportation device. Since it was the first time that four cranes were involved in a single lift at the test stand in Rostock a lot of planning and preparation work was required. Only the assembly of the mobile cranes took approximately two

Normand Vision

Normand Vision Ready for GOM SURF Job

Ocean Installer won a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG on the Delta House project.  The location of the project is in the Mississippi Canyon Area. This marks the highly advanced construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Vision’s first SURF contract in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). “We are very pleased that we are able to present Normand Vision to the region and demonstrate her capabilities on an interesting project,” says Mike Newbury, President of Ocean Installer in the US. The scope of work includes umbilical transpooling, pre-lay

Sunken WWII Landing Craft Refloated

LCT 7074, the last known landing craft to survive the D-Day invasion in 1944, has been refloated as part of a project to lift and save the vessel which began in March 2014, almost exactly four years to the day after she had sunk.    The vessel, which came out of service at the end of the WWII after numerous deployments to the Normandy beaches, was converted to a naval repair facility for a short while, and then became a floating nightclub berthed in Liverpool from around 1950.   Unique Seaflex (Seaflex), a division of Unique Maritime Group, worked in conjunction with Salvesen UK to

Woodside to Pick up Moroccan Acreage

Deep Offshore area, comprises a total of 36,737 km2 with depths ranging from 1700m to 4400m. The block is located just west of the Rabat Deep Offshore I-VI permits, in which Woodside has acquired, subject to Ministerial approval, a 25% interest. Commitments under the RL work program include a 2D seismic survey and studies. The RL duration is for 12 months. The grant of the RL is subject to Ministerial approval.  

Pile Testing for Wikinger Wind Farm Launched

In October 2014 the first phase of the pile testing campaign for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project was launched after the site’s geotechnical investigation on the Baltic Sea had been completed.     German engineering and services group Bilfinger was awarded the test pile contract and chose SAL Heavy Lift as subcontractor to transport and install the test piles and equipment with their DP Class II vessel MV Lone. Test objectives are to confirm the design of the wind farm foundations by testing the performance of the piles against static, dynamic and cyclic loads specific for

Reach Bags Technip ROV Work

  Reach Subsea has secured a deal worth up to $10.3 million with Technip to provide remote-operated vehicle services on a newbuild subsea construction vessel to be supplied by Eidesvik Offshore. Eidesvik Offshore and Reach Subsea have in partnership entered into a firm contract with Technip in Norway. Reach will execute the contract using Eidesvik Offshore's newbuild TBN Viking Neptun, equipped with Reach ROVs and manned by Eidesvik marine personnel and Reach ROV personnel and engineers. TBN Viking Neptun is a state of the art vessel, and represents the largest investment Eidesvik has

Everett College to Launch New Research Boat

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will launch its new research vesel on November 22 with a celebration at 11 a.m. at the Port of Everett.   The dedication of the Phocoena (the scientific name for harbor porpoise, pronounced FOE see nuh) will happen at the port’s travel lift, located in front of ORCA’s classrooms at 1205 Craftsman Way in Everett.    The 36-foot Phocoena was funded by a $218,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and built by Bean Custom Marine Fabrication. The boat’s design includes all necessary equipment

Single Lift of RL-K 7500 Subsea Crane

On the premises of Liebherr in Rostock a remarkable single lift of the new RL-K 7500 subsea crane recently took place in the course of its loading for shipment to Asia. The lift was executed by four Liebherr cranes.   In the beginning of September, two LHM 600 mobile harbor cranes and two LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes lifted the subsea crane onto a transportation device. Since it was the first time that four cranes were involved in a single lift at the test stand in Rostock a lot of planning and preparation work was required. Only the assembly of the mobile cranes took approximately two

Normand Vision Ready for GOM SURF Job

Ocean Installer won a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG on the Delta House project.  The location of the project is in the Mississippi Canyon Area. This marks the highly advanced construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Vision’s first SURF contract in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). “We are very pleased that we are able to present Normand Vision to the region and demonstrate her capabilities on an interesting project,” says Mike Newbury, President of Ocean Installer in the US. The scope of work includes umbilical transpooling, pre-lay

PLAT-O at sea.

New Tidal Wave Energy Device Completes Sea Trials

In the continuing quest to harvest efficient, renewable energy from the power of the world’s tides, an organization called Sustainable Marine Energy’s announced that its PLAT-O tidal energy platform has successfully completed its first field trials.   Despite the tremendous power and predictability of the world’s waves and tides, efforts to successfully build and bring to market a device to harness, store and transmit power in an efficient manner have been largely unsuccessful in the commercial sense. In particular the tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for

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