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Neil Manning, COO of 3D at Depth with Jason French, Business Development Director of Asia Pacific, Subsea Technology & Rentals Australia PTY Ltd (Photo: 3D at Depth)

3D at Depth Partners with STR

Subsea LiDAR laser technology and 3D data solutions company 3D at Depth Inc.announced Tuesday it has partnership with Subsea Technology & Rentals Australia PTY Ltd (STR).According to 3D at Depth, the partnership has been formed to support its expanding customer base within the Asia Pacific region, and bundle 3D at Depth’s Subsea (SL) LiDAR laser systems with STR’s subsea technology. The new bundled offering provides a turnkey solution to help customers improve the efficiencies and reliability of their offshore operations. 3D at Depth said it will continue to maintain operational and

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Naval Group inks $36B Submarine Contract

we are at the front of the pack when it comes to the latest naval vessels and firepower," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Canberra.Australia's 12 new submarines are at the center of its plan to significantly expand its military to protect strategic and trade interests in the Asia-Pacific region.The first of the new submarines is scheduled to be delivered in the early 2030s and the final vessel during the 2050s.Australia rejected offers from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, as well as Germany's ThyssenKrupp AG, when it accepted the

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Ørsted, Tepco Join Forces for Japan Offshore Push

a very strong platform to scale up our renewable energy business as one of our main pillars of business growth.”Ørsted CEO and President, Henrik Poulsen, remarked: “Our vision is to create a world that runs entirely on green energy, and we look forward to expanding our presence in the Asia-Pacific region and bringing over two decades of offshore wind knowledge into this partnership for the Choshi project.”“As the largest player in the Japanese electricity industry, TEPCO has deep insights into the local power market and the regulatory requirements. This MOU is the first

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Offshore Wind Market Expected to Reach $50 bln by 2023

harvest wind energy to generate electricity. As offshore winds are comparatively of higher current as compared to land winds, a higher amount of electricity can be generated through these installations.The offshore wind market in the Europe region is currently leading and is followed by North-America and Asia-Pacific market.But it is expected that North-America will grow at the highest CAGR, owing to the approval of various offshore wind farm projects in countries such as U.S and Canada, where there has been a substantial investment towards the growth of non-conventional electricity generation. These factors

One of the vessels which will be used, DLV 2000 pipelay vessel, pictured off northwest Australia during the Ichthys project on which UTEC worked (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Wins Survey Work Offshore India

development of a field in water depths to 2,100 meters.UTEC said it will operate equipment and personnel initially on three vessels: the McDermott operated DLV 2000 pipelay vessel, a third-party light construction vessel and a third-party dive support vessel.Simon Hird, UTEC business unit director, Asia Pacific, commented, “UTEC has a global master services agreement that sees us providing survey support on a range of McDermott owned and operated vessels. This continuity of involvement in McDermott projects has enabled UTEC to truly align its services with McDermott’s corporate and project

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Rovco to Double Its Workforce

have identified a number of opportunities to grow our business. We are seeing a more optimistic outlook across the industry and our plans for the next 12-months reflect this.“We have a number of key regions where we see opportunity for expansion, with a focus on oil and gas in the U.K., Europe, Asia Pacific, North and West Africa markets. We are also looking to expand our offshore wind contracts in the U.K. and Europe.“A key part of our growth strategy is investing in R&D, we already offer innovative solutions for subsea survey, but over the next 12-months we plan to invest another £

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MacArtney Delivers TRIAXUS ROTV to China

for vertical as well as lateral control. Specifically developed for high-speed oceanographic data acquisition work the TRIAXUS can undulate between 1 and 400 meters ensuring dense data acquisition throughout the water column.On completion of the Sea Acceptance Test in September Managing Director of Asia Pacific Operations, Steen Frejo stated: “This sale has marked a significant milestone for MacArtney as we delivered the first TRIAXUS ROTV into the Chinese oceanographic research market. The TRIAXUS is a robust and versatile piece of marine observation technology and we feel confident that this

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Ørsted Awards Jacket Foundation Contract

.SDMS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of integrated steel maker China Steel Corporation (CSC), will extend its facilities in Sing Da Harbor in Kaohsiung specifically for the project and have the new factory operational in the first quarter of 2020.Matthias Bausenwein, Ørsted’s President for Asia Pacific, said, “Foundations are an essential part of building offshore wind power plants in Taiwan, not least due to the extraordinary demanding site conditions in the Taiwan strait. For our Greater Changhua projects, we will have to use Jacket foundations, weighing over 1,100 ton and reaching a

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i-Tech Services Wins IMR Contract

i-Tech Services said it has secured its first inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract for the vessel MMA Pinnacle with a Malaysia-based integrated oil and gas services company, following the signing of a long-term vessel charter agreement in the Asia Pacific region earlier this year.The work scope for the 30-day campaign ranges from the provision of general visual inspection (GVI) services through to changing out subsea hardware in water depths of 1,400 meters, using the vessel’s 150-metric-ton crane.Mobilizing in Singapore, the MMA Pinnacle has been fitted with a range of i-Tech

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Eriksen Joins Kreuz Subsea Board

which are key to our continued growth. The company has never been in a stronger position, and we look forward to working together.”In the past 12 months, Kreuz Subsea has completed the reorganization phase of its executive team and secured a steady pipeline of projects into 2019 across the Asia Pacific region. This includes the previously announced seven-year award with Brunei Shell Petroleum, and a five-vessel contract with Larson & Toubro to support pipeline campaigns in the Mumbai High and Daman field operated by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) off the west coast of India.Eriksen

CSS Lightweight Pipeline Lifting and Handling Frames have been used for more than 1000 freespan correction operations, and folds into a 10' container for effective transportation and storage (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Partners with Connector Subsea Solutions

;Partnering with the group will give us an excellent opportunity to grow further in terms of geographical reach with our rental business. With our unified engineering expertise and technical support skills we are confident in our ability to execute subsea projects in the Americas, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions with increased efficiency.&rdquo

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Aker Solutions to Supply Umbilicals for Liuhua FPSO

process called OsciLay."OsciLay is a unique manufacturing method which addresses challenges of more extreme tension loads during installation, eliminating splicing of cables due to manufacturing weight limitations," said Greg Ross, Aker Solutions' vice president of subsea sales in Asia Pacific. "OsciLay allows us to manufacture extremely long or heavy power umbilicals which will otherwise be limited using conventional manufacturing approaches."Aker Solutions facilities around the world will p[itch in to support the project. Aker Solutions' team in Malaysia will lead the

Thomas Liew (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Names Liew CFO

Subsea services business Kreuz Subsea has appointed Thomas Liew as the group’s chief financial officer.Liew has more than 20 years’ experience in senior financial positions, leading multi-entity organizations in the Asia Pacific region and has been instrumental in driving growth and profitability through the implementation of key operating structures. His previous roles include VP Finance at ALSTOM Grid where he was CFO for ALSTOM’s EPC business in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to ALSTOM, Liew also held key finance and strategy positions with SONY Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Fugro to Conduct Marine Lidar Bathymetry Survey in Australia

needed to collect data in the marine estate, Fugro has a strong track record in using airborne lidar bathymetry and other sensors for safe and cost-effective mapping of shallow water environments,” commented Paul Seaton, Fugro’s Director of Business Development and Government Relations for Asia Pacific

OSIL piston corer (Photo courtesy MacArtney)

MacArtney, OSIL Partner in China

perfectly matches that of MacArtney China who primarily focuses on the Ocean Science market. Furthermore, the majority of the OSIL products require a winch and handling system so the two business lines complement each other perfectly, states Steen Frejo, Managing Director of MacArtney Singapore, Asia Pacific Operations

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Taiwan: The Next Battleground for Offshore Wind

Taiwan is becoming the next battleground for the world's top offshore wind developers as they seek a foothold in Asia for a technology that has been expanding fast in Europe.Taiwan announced results on Monday of its first major offshore wind farm auction that aims to add 3.8 gigawatts (GW) of capacity to its existing network of just 8 megawatts (MW).The island's offshore wind market is expected to expand to 5.5 GW by 2025, and the government aims to invest $23 billion on onshore and offshore wind projects by 2025, law firm Jones Day says.Taiwan is making a big push to attract investments in

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Polarcus Scores Two Seismic Survey Projects

has secured two offshore seismic survey projects.The company said it has entered into a contract for a two-month broadband 3D marine seismic acquisition project in Australia that will commence immediately.Polarcus also received a letter of award for an XArray 3D marine seismic acquisition project in Asia Pacific. The two-month project is slated to begin immediately after the Australian project.“These awards in Asia Pacific provide important visibility, extending a regional campaign for Polarcus well into Q3 2018,” Polarcus said

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