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Saipem’s Hydrone R – in the flesh and ready for real world testing. Image from Saipem.

MTR100: Five "Ones to Watch"

power sources may be needed.New Jersey, US, based Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has been a leading company in this area, working with Italian oil company ENI.An OPT PB3 PowerBuoy® was installed, using a three-point mooring system, in November 2018, near ENI’s Amelia B platform in the Adriatic Sea, where it’s providing energy to a mock-up of a subsea system. A wave buoy was installed near it, to help monitor performance.  Earlier this year, OPT said the system had demonstrated AUV charging capabilities, successfully sending power and communications to a subsea payload throughout

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OPT and Saab Seaeye Partner

the long-term for OPT: providing disruptive technology in massive, long-established markets, enabling us to become an authority to these industries with the potential for future partnership and greater financial opportunities,” Kirby said.In November 2018, OPT deployed its PB3 PowerBuoy in the Adriatic Sea to advance Eni’s research and development of proprietary integrated subsea technology systems to allow future applications for remotely controlled field developments powered by wave energy, environmental monitoring and offshore asset inspection using AUVs. The PowerBuoy will be used to

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Eni Deploys OPT's PowerBuoy

Ocean Power Technologies' PowerBuoy has been deployed in the Adriatic Sea to advance Eni’s R&D MaREnergy project that aims to develop, deploy and demonstrate wave energy renewable technologies in oil and gas operations, the U.S.-based ocean energy solutions provider announced Wednesday.The OPT PowerBuoy will be used in the Adriatic Sea to advance Eni’s research and development of proprietary integrated subsea technology systems to allow future applications for remotely controlled field developments powered by wave energy, environmental monitoring and offshore asset inspection using

Teledyne CARIS Names Codevintec as Italian Distributor

Marine mapping software developer Teledyne CARIS said it has selected Codevintec as a software distributor for Italy, the Adriatic countries, Greece and Lebanon.   Codevintec has been a distributor in the geomatics industry for many years. As a contribution to Teledyne CARIS’ list of distributors, Codevintec can now provide survey companies, scientific research organizations and mapping agencies in this region further information about the Ping-to-Chart hydrographic software solutions, which include support for Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) operations, big data management and autonomous

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Study: Climate Change Shifts Timing of River Floods

; Elsewhere, the peak autumn season for floods along the Atlantic coast from Portugal to England, when soils get waterlogged by rain, had become earlier in the past half century.   By contrast, floods came a few days later around much of the North Sea and parts of the Mediterranean such as the Adriatic coast, because of delays in rains in winter.   It linked some of the changes to shifts in the tracks of Atlantic storms, which many scientists say are influenced by factors including a thaw of ice in the Arctic.   Sergio Castellari, a flood expert at the European Environment Agency

Saipem Wins Contract to Build TAP Offshore Pipeline

Italian oil service company Saipem has won a contract to lay the offshore tract of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) that will transport Azeri gas into Italy, TAP said on Thursday.   TAP gave no financial details.   The 105-kilometer pipeline will run from Albania to southern Italy at a maximum depth of 820 metres below the sea. (Reporting by Stephen Jewkes)

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Oceanology International 2016 in Review

(Walney Extension, and Aberdeen’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre) and one in the Dutch sector of the North Sea (Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm zone).   Next Geosolutions was awarded a geophysical, UXO & geotechnical contract from Prysmian SLR for the MONITA project in the Adriatic Sea.   Subsea 7 and 3D at Depth announced the completion of several metrology projects using subsea LiDAR technology in new configurations to help increase overall efficiencies in offshore oil and gas applications.   Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, the U.K. division of Kongsberg Maritime,

Carlo Pinto Next Geosolutions Sales and Marketing Director Photo Carlo Pinto, Next Geosolutions

Next Geosolutions Wins MONITA Project Contract

Next Geosolutions, an independent geoscience and engineering service provider, has secured a £12million (€15million) survey contract from Prysmian Group for the MONITA Project in the Adriatic Sea.   The project, which is due for completion in Q3 2016 and is the company’s biggest contract win since its establishment in 2014, consists of a 500kV power cable interconnection being constructed between Montenegro and Italy.   Next Geosolutions is contracted to undertake a large geophysical, UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) and geotechnical survey in support of the cable route design

Novacavi to Perform Subsea Monitoring for ENI

Novacavi announced its engagement in a pilot project for ENI (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi – National Oil Board) platforms subsidence monitoring in Adriatic Sea.   Novacavi informs it has been called in to provide a specially designed custom pressure resistant cable for a new submarine hydraulic digital profile meter to be laid on the seabed close to a gas extracting platform. Installation of this monitoring system may reach a depth of 100 meters to survey and to take permanent readings of the subsidence cone caused by gas extraction.   Novacavi has conceived and supplied a special

Novacavi Cables for MOSE Activities

an infrastructural work intended to protect the city of Venice and the Venetian Lagoon from flooding. The project, consisting of 78 mobile gates, with the total length of 1.6 kilometers and weight of 300 tons, installed at the Lido, Malamocco and Chioggia inlets will isolate the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea during tides more than 110 centimeters high.   Since 2007 NOVACAVI has been playing a running role in the realization of this specialized project supplying high performance custom cables for activities of this hydraulic engineering work without precedent in the world

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