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Ocean Infinity Launches Large-scale Ocean Study

our understanding of, and connection with, our oceans is massively important to us.“This partnership is the beginning of an exciting opportunity to expand humankind’s knowledge of the ocean through unique scientific research, and we are privileged to be able to deploy our state-of-the art technology to that end.”Fredrik Søreide, Professor at NTNU, and Chair of the Ocean Infinity Scientific Advisory Board said, “We are delighted to work with Ocean Infinity, an esteemed sub-sea technology and data company, in this innovative project. We believe that this unprecedented work

Figure 6: A DOLPHIN Sonar trial result, SAS at three times Nyquist speed. Image: QinetiQ North America

DOLPHIN: Enabling Technology for Acoustic Systems

cancellation that eliminates receiver saturation and enables simultaneous transmit and receive.  Figure 1 describes this concept.Figure 1: The basic concept of DOLPHIN. Image: QinetiQ North AmericaApplication to Underwater TelemetrySince the beginning of acoustic communications, the state of the art technology has been limited to half-duplex signals: transmit with the receiver off and then turn the transmitter off and receiver on and wait to receive, because the direct transmission at the source saturates the receiver electronics if they are enabled simultaneously.  Ocean physics are fixed, but

Woodside will deploy Halfwave’s ultra-wideband acoustic resonance technology: the two new inspections will be carried out in 2019 (Photo: Halfwave)

Halfwave Wins Pipeline Inspection Work

technology and only the polyurethane is in contact with the pipe wall.The two new ILI operations are planned to be carried out in 2019 on the 20” x 54km Pluto Flowline and the 40” x 134km 1TL Trunkline.Since Halfwave’s initiation in 2013, Woodside have been a strong supporter ART technology and have been active in qualifying and developing this next generation of ILI technology

Nautilus Minerals to Test Seafloor Mining Tools

(PNG), and will shortly commence submerged trials.   Nautilus’ CEO Mike Johnston said, “We are delighted to be undertaking submerged trials in PNG. The trials will result in money and investment going into the PNG economy, and the employment of Papua New Guineans in state-of-the-art technology which are some of the key benefits of seafloor production. The trials also allow us to work closely with our partner Petromin, government officers from the various government agencies, as well as representatives from Provincial Governments of New Ireland and East New Britain.”   The

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To Create a Sustainable Future – Digitalize Offshore Energy

intervention and inspection is required at present to manage this complexity.    Another problem is that, at present, monitoring tends to have a specific subsystem focus as opposed to understanding the holistic health of the entire offshore wind technology system. Also, the state of the art technology of today still suffers from regular false alarms.   “In current OWT monitoring you have around 20 false alarms a minute, and not all of the critical subsystems can be monitored remotely – for example, blade inspection is done via a technician on ropes using a hammer! Current

VOSTA LMG will move its headquarters from Amsterdam to Delft. Photo courtesy VOSTA LMG

VOSTA LMG Moves to Delft

. The new address, Olof Palmestraat 10 in Delft, houses a number of technology providers. “We’re pleased with this move to these modern, well-serviced premises”, says Managing Director Mr. Yuen. “It brings us closer to where the action is in terms of state-of-the-art technology—but also closer to our customers. In a word, it’s another step forward for the company. And our customers can expect us to continue providing the best in products and services.”  

Kjell Einar Eriksson Photo DNV GL

Aker/DNV GL Ink Frame Agreement

, as the companies merge to form Aker BP,” said Kjell Eriksson, regional manager, Norway, DNV GL – Oil & Gas. “The integrated technical assurance and advisory services included in the frame agreement will bring efficiency gains to Aker BP through a blend of state-of-the art technology and deep technical expertise across a broad range of disciplines.” Rolf Kristian Nystein, Supply chain manager at Aker BP, said: “We have run a robust tendering process, and are happy to award the contract to DNV GL. Due to the timing of the tendering process we were able to combine

Subsea UK to Bring Businesses Together in Bristol

the subsea sector.   Established by Bristol University, the NCC is a Government backed not-for-profit organization that supports companies from multiple industries looking to design, engineer and prototype high quality composite products with the help of its academic team and state-of-the-art technology workshop.    Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said, “There is a huge amount of innovation and expertise in the south-west of England, particularly in the areas of subsea, defense, oceanology and marine renewables.  We want to support these companies, helping them

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World's First Offshore Fish Farm Rig

some of the world's most difficult sea conditions can be applied in other areas of the maritime economy today and for the future," said Asbjørn Skaro, EVP – Deck Machinery, Rolls-Royce. "The technical solutions for SalMar’s pilot installation is based on the state-of-the-art technology Norwegian industry has to offer from both fields of aquaculture and offshore oil and gas."   The eight point mooring system to be delivered by Rolls-Royce includes monitoring, fairleads, connectors and subsea load sensing system.   Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with the

DP2 Deepsea Worker Photo Pharos Offshore Group

Pharos Offshore Hires Deepsea Worker

teams. Pharos Offshore develops subsea cable handling and burial solutions, including vehicle and handling systems, with a proven track record in taking projects from concept design, delivery, testing and on-going support.   We deliver innovative engineering solutions by combining state of the art technology with knowledge gained from real operational experience. Pharos offshore personnel are experienced in all major manufacturers of Remote Operated Vehicles, Plough systems and Launch and Recovery Systems. Our multi-disciplined team have an extensive track record in subsea trenching, survey and ROV

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