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Luis Araujo, CEO, Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Revenues Up 8%

quarter, Aker Solutions landed a strategic win on Northern Lights with Equinor as the project initiator and with Shell and Total as partners. This is a full-scale carbon-capture project. In Africa, its operations have gone according to plan with solid execution of major projects including Kaombo in Angola.Demand for early-phase work continues to grow, and in the fourth quarter Aker Solutions was awarded 46 front-end contracts, up from 27 during the same period in 2017. This brings the total for 2018 to a record of 150 studies, with studies from overseas markets equaling 35 percent of the total."

Baía Farta (Photo: Damen)

Angola’s New Fishery Research Vessel Delivered

Damen Shipyards Galati has made provisional delivery of the 74-meter fishery research vessel Baía Farta to the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. The vessel will remain in Galati until November, when she will set sail for Angola where the final delivery will take place.With a 1,600 km Atlantic coastline, the development of the domestic fishing industry is a priority of the Angolan government and it currently employs over 100,000 people in both commercial and artisanal fishing.The Baía Farta, a Damen FRV 7417 type vessel ordered in July 2016 and officially launched in November 2017, is

Photo: Sparrows

Sparrows Wins BP Contract in Angola

BP has awarded Sparrows Group a three-year contract to manage crane operations and maintenance, and deck services off the coast of Angola. The contract covers four cranes utilized on two Floating Production Offloading and Storage (FPSO) vessels, the Greater Plutonio and the PSVM, located in Blocks 18 and 31 respectively, which are situated 160km north-west of Angola’s capital Luanda.   Sparrows has two bases in Angola located in Talatona and Malonga and first worked with BP in the region in 2006.   This latest scope of work, which was won as part of a competitive tender, will

The 10,556 kilometer Monet Cable System connecting Brazil and the U.S. is ready for service (Image: TE SubCom)

Monet Cable System Ready for Service

A 10,556 kilometer submarine cable enhancing connectivity from the United States to Brazil has been completed and is ready for service.   Commercial traffic via the intercontinental Monet Cable System is expected to commence shortly, announced project partners from the U.S., Brazil, Angola and Uruguay.   Monet is owned by Google, telecom company and internet service provider Algar Telecom, wholesale telecom company Angola Cables and telecom company Antel, and was built to provide a robust internet backbone to serve Latin America’s current and increased future connectivity needs.

TE SubCom Launches New NOC Solution

24x7x365 monitoring coverage and both high-level and regional visibility into their networks’ status.   SubCom’s NOC solution has already been selected for the Monet Submarine Cable, a 10,556km cable that is owned and operated by Algar Telecom (a Brazilian telecom company and ISP), Angola Cables (a multinational telecom company operating in the wholesale market), ANTEL (the Uruguayan telecom company) and Google. In the U.S., this new 6-fiber-pair cable system was landed at Boca Raton, and, once the system is live, neighboring cable systems will extend Monet’s capacity beyond

BP's Na Kika platform in the Gulf of Mexico (File photo: BP)

One Billion Additional Barrels 'Possible' in GoM Hubs -BP

those involving complex salt structures that were obscured or distorted, the company said.   BP last week said its use of the imaging technology had identified 200 million barrels of possible resources at is Atlantis field alone. It plans to apply the technology to other fields in Azerbaijan, Angola, and Trinidad and Tobago, it said. (Reporting by Jessica Resnick-Ault; editing by Gary McWilliams and Chizu Nomiyama

Image: TE SubCom

US Shore Landing for Monet Submarine Cable

TE SubCom said it has completed the U.S. shore landing for the Monet Submarine Cable, a 10,556km cable that will connect Boca Raton, Fla. to Fortaleza and Praia Grande, Brazil, where shore landings were completed earlier this year.   Monet is owned by Google, Algar Telecom, Angola Cables and ANTEL. The 100G-capable cable system will provide a low latency route from Brazil to North America with a minimum bandwidth of 60 Tbps.   “With our system supply partners at TE SubCom, we’ve seen tremendous progress on Monet in the past several months, making today’s U.S. shore

Image: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

New Fisheries Research Vessel for Angola

A new 74-meter fishery research vessel (FRV) will be built at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania and delivered to the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries in July 2018.   Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding of Vlissingen, the Netherlands to provide a diverse, integrated technology solution for the high-tech vessel, which was designed by Skipsteknisk and uses Silent-A/F/R technology to ensure highly accurate survey results from the advanced KONGSBERG scientific package.   Supported by KONGSBERG’s integrated technology, the Angolan Ministry of

Ghana Climbing Oil Producer Ranks

biggest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020 once two new offshore fields come on stream, to push total output above 240,000 barrels per day (bpd), pan-African bank Ecobank said on Wednesday. The West African country produces around 103,000 bpd ranking it ninth, far behind leaders Nigeria and Angola, which produce an average of 1.867 million bpd and 1.754 million bpd respectively, said the Ecobank research report.   Ghana's Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) field came on stream in August and is expected to increase output to a peak of around 80,000 bpd.   The Jubilee field, which started

FMC Technologies Wins Boosting Work off Angola

FMC Technologies, Inc. has been contracted to provide subsea multiphase boosting pumps, manifolds and installation support services for Eni Angola's Block 15/06 West Hub Development Project located off the coast of Angola.   The company's subsea multiphase boosting pumps improve production economics by reducing backpressure on the reservoir, increasing flow rates and total recoverable reserves. Multiphase pumps have a wide operating envelope and are suitable for a broad range of conditions.   “This is our second award for our new subsea multiphase boosting system and we are confident

Courtesy Technip

Technip Bags Statoil's Umbilical Supply Contract

, such as Oseberg, from this. This is an extremely important recognition to Technip Umbilicals from Statoil.” (1) Technip Umbilicals: a wholly-owned subsidiary of Technip comprising of Technip Umbilicals Ltd. in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Technip Umbilicals Inc. in Houston, USA, Angoflex in Lobito, Angola and Asiaflex Products in Johor, Malaysia. (2) Umbilical: an assembly of steel tubes and/or hydraulic hoses which can also include electrical cables or optic fibres used to control subsea structures from a platform or a vessel.  

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