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The San Juan, before she was lost. Source: Ocean Infinity

Ocean Infinity’s Hunt for the Submarine San Juan

(USVs), two ROVs and a full ocean depth hull mounted multi-beam echo-sounder, deep water 45-tonne fiber rope winch and construction class crane. The Normand Frontier was mobilized in November 2019 on a three-year charter from Solstad Offshore. It was recently the host vessel for a seabed data project in Angola for Total.  The Hugins now also have new 6000 m depth tolerant batteries from Kraken Robotics subsidiary, Kraken Power, that extend battery life from 60 to 100 hours. This allows for missions to be conducted across a period of more than four days without a battery change. Ocean Infinity says

Ocean Infinity Wraps 'First in Industry' Survey Offshore Angola

Marine robotics and offshore survey specialist Ocean Infinity, has completed a survey contract with the French oil major Total, in Angola, achieving what it describes as a first such survey in the industry."The project was the first time that geophysical, geotechnical, and seismic data has been gathered at the same time," Ocean Infinity said.Ocean Infinity used its Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) with geotechnical and seismic equipment based from one surface vessel. "The successful completion of this project, which was all done from one vessel and on a single cruise out to

Saipem 7000 (Photo: Saipem)

Saipem Scoops $500+ Mln EPCI Contracts

encompasses the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a 36” carbon steel pipeline onto the existing network around the Ju’aymah area and brownfield services at the associated offshore platform.Furthermore, in West Africa, Saipem has been assigned a contract by Eni Angola S.p.A. related to Cabaça and Agogo Early Phase 1 developments. The scope of work includes the EPCI of risers, production flowlines, jumpers and the installation of a subsea production system (SPS) in water depths ranging between 400 and 600 meters to be carried out by Saipem vessels FDS and

Ocean Infinity to Perform Angola Survey for Total

Ocean Infinity said it has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola, to conduct 2D ultra high-resolution seismic surveys and seabed soil sampling in Block 32 and Block 17, offshore Angola.Ocean Infinity’s recent expansion to their fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and further advancements in pioneering battery technology, ensures that high-quality data is gathered for the client in the safest, most efficient and innovative technology driven way, the company said.Located at a water depth of 1,300 meters, Block 17 is Total's primary asset in Angola. It comprises four major

Photo: DNV GL

DNV GL RP for Subsea Pumping Systems

novelty and unfamiliarity of subsea processing technology which can prevent new projects from being sanctioned, even though the concept is proven. Dozens of subsea pumps have been installed and several have been in operation for more than a decade, for example off the coast of Norway and offshore Angola.Lower emissions and the decarbonization of processes are the benefits of adopting energy efficient subsea processing systems when compared to conventional upstream facilities.  This is due to the reduction in topside equipment and use of less electrical power when boosting closer to the wellhead

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

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