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July: Earth's Hottest Month Ever Recorded

through July produced a global temperature that was 1.71 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 56.9 degrees, tying with 2017 as the second-hottest year to date on record.It was the hottest year to date for parts of North and South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand,  the southern half of Africa, portions of the western Pacific Ocean, western Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.Also, according to NOAA:-- Record-low sea ice: Average Arctic sea ice set a record low for July, 19.8% below average – surpassing the previous historic low of July 2012.-- Average Antarctic sea-ice coverage

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MTR100: #3 Sven Lindblad, Lindblad Expeditions

, and when positives outweigh negatives, proceed with good conscience.”Now 68 and living in New York City’s West Village, Lindblad hails from Sweden. Early adulthood was in Kenya where he lived until from 1969 to 1977. Nature, wild places and people who understood real survival challenges in Africa shaped his formative years.A young Sven’s company was originally a division of his father’s enterprise, Lindblad Travel. It became independent a few years later. Now Lindblad Expeditions is an innovative travel company offering marine-focused expeditions aboard a fleet of eight owned

A TCP Jumper being prepared by Airborne Oil & Gas for deployment in West Africa (Photo: Airborne Oil & Gas)

Airborne to Supply TCP Jumpers in Nigeria

Nigeria.The Netherlands headquartered business will supply two, 180-meter-long thermoplastic composite pipeline (TCP) jumpers to support the Sinopec subsidiary’s operations in the Okwori field, within an eight-week timeframe, marking the first permanent application of TCP products in the West Africa region, Airborne said.This is the first time one of its TCP technologies has been ordered through its newly launched “Jumper on Demand” service which sees long lengths of its jumpers being manufactured, prepared with dedicated end-fittings and held in stock. According to Airborne , this

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New Harbor in the Island of São Miguel (Azores)

pedestals that provide water and electricity as well as emergency equipment ensuring the comfort and safety of those using the facility. Lindley is a Portuguese company specialized in floating solutions that has carried out several projects of marinas and leisure harbors in Europe, South America and Africa

McDermott President and CEO David Dickson speaks on the impact the Bedfont Lakes relocation will have for company and its clients. (Photo: McDermott)

McDermott Opens Subsea Center in London

will be located in the new office.“The relocation of our subsea office positions us well for the successful execution of recent project awards and enables us to expand our subsea offering to meet projected growth,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott’s Senior Vice President for Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian. “Our new office ensures we can deliver comprehensive solutions to our existing and future clients.”McDermott is leasing approximately 4,180 square meters of office space. The building features a canteen, a gymnasium and surrounding parks and lake. There are currently

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MDL Wins Follow-up Work in West Africa

Maritime Developments (MDL) said it has been awarded a follow-up flexible and umbilical installation job offshore West Africa.The work scope is a continuation of the EN-09 project, concluded in April 2019. The project is run by DeepOcean Ghana and the offshore execution will be performed using the VLS on vessel Polar Onyx mobilized with the MDL Third-generation Reel Drive System.The campaign aims to develop the West African discovery to deliver about 300 million barrels over a 20-year period, with 80% of the production consisting of oil.Dave Gardiner, MDL BD & Commercial Manager, said, “This

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EMGS Wins BP Survey Off Senegal

and gas major BP for work off the coast of Senegal and Mauritania.EMGS said in a in Oslo Exchange filing that the contract is worth around $6 million. The survey work is expected to start in the first quarter of 2020.CEO of EMGS, Bjørn Petter Lindhom, said, “EMGS is delighted to return to Africa and for the opportunity to work for BP and partners on their high-profile acreage in Mauritania and Senegal.""This contract extends our already healthy backlog and puts us in a good position to secure additional work in the prolific MSGBC Basin and in West Africa,” Lindhom added.EMGS

Oceaneering's umbilicals facility in Panama City, Fla. (Photo courtesy: Oceaneering)

Oceaneering Awarded Work in Mozambique

of work to support the Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG project and are pleased to help advance the energy industry in the region."Anadarko gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for the construction of a $20 billion gas liquefaction and export terminal in Mozambique, the largest single LNG project approved in Africa to date.The Anadarko-operated Mozambique LNG project will be the country’s first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 million metric tons per annum (Mtpa) to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields in Offshore Area 1

Arnaud Pieton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC (Photo: TechnipFMC)

TechnipFMC Wins $1 Billion Subsea Contract

Lurio, TechnipFMC will offer training opportunities to young Mozambican engineers that will continue building on our local expertise.Anadarko gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for the construction of a $20 billion gas liquefaction and export terminal in Mozambique, the largest single LNG project approved in Africa.The Anadarko-operated Mozambique LNG project will be the country’s first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 million metric tons per annum (Mtpa) to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located entirely within

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Offshore AUV, ROV Market to Grow 18.2%

share of global offshore AUV and ROV market in 2016. The rising demand is credited to the factors such as versatility, simplicity in small ROV, low weight, reliability, low noise, and ease of packaging in comparison to mechanical propulsion systems, the report says.Geographically, the Middle East and Africa accounted for maximum share of 27% of global offshore AUV and ROV market, driven primarily by offshore oil and gas activities. Latin America is also expected to see strong growth, the report says. 

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