Bangladesh News

MDS# (Photo: CAOMM)

CAOMM Wins Concrete Mattress Scope

from sister company Offshore Marine Management’s (OMM).he contract, due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019, covers the installation of 12,000 concrete mattresses, manufactured by ULO themselves, to minimize erosion by protecting a river bank on-site at a Nuclear Plant in a rural area of Bangladesh. The supply of the MDS3 system will be supported by specialist personnel provided by another sister company, Offshore Marine People & Academy (OMPA).The MDS3 system most recently completed a mattress installation to protect subsea cable on the Scilly Isle connector project off the coast of the U.K

Following days of heavy rain from Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, rivers and bays around the Houston metropolitan area and the Texas coast were full of flood water, which brought muddy, sediment-laden waters inland into the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: NASA Earth Observatory)

How Does River Outflow Impact Coastal Sea Level?

measurements, since the resolution of existing sensors isn’t fine enough to get accurate readings of ocean height within a few miles of the coast.“When you think of societal impact, you want to know what’s happening at the coast,” Piecuch says. “In low lying areas like Bangladesh, we don’t yet know how sea level and river outflow combine. But if a major storm comes through, even a small rise in the background mean sea level could have a huge impact on flooding.”The WHOI model has only been used to calculate average sea level on an annual basis—but Piecuch

Andrew Clayson, managing director of Flintstone (Photo: Flintstone Technology Ltd)

Flintstone Sets Its Sights on Floating Wind

we can make a real impact in the OFW sector to increase efficiency and drive down costs.”In November, Flintstone secured a repeat order of its mooring system for the Moheshkali floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, in collaboration with parent company MacGregor.  The project with Bangladesh-based company, Summit LNG Terminal Co will see Flintstone’s system utilized on Summit’s floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU)

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Seas to Continue Rising Even if Climate Goals Are Met

gas emissions would limit the long-term rise, driven by a thaw of ice from Greenland to Antarctica that will re-draw global coastlines, a German-led team wrote in the journal Nature Communications. Sea level rise is a threat to cities from Shanghai to London, to low-lying swathes of Florida or Bangladesh, and to entire nations such as the Maldives in the Indian Ocean or Kiribati in the Pacific. By 2300, the report projected that sea levels would gain by 0.7-1.2 metres, even if almost 200 nations fully meet goals under the 2015 Paris Agreement, which include cutting greenhouse gas emissions to

IKM Subsea work class ROV, Merlin WR200 (Photo: IKM Subsea)

IKM Subsea Singapore Starts 2018 with Multiple Contracts

IKM Subsea Singapore said it has kicked off 2018 with a double contract award.   The first is a contract to provide two remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) mooring installation in Bangladesh. IKM Subsea provided one Merlin WR200 and a Comanche with the necessary toolings onboard the vessel Jumbo Javelin. IKM said it was chosen due to previous experience with the client, Jumbo Offshore, and the ability to perform in strong weather conditions in Bangladesh. With the Merlin WR200, the operating weather window is extended to help and execute the project.

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Melting Sea Ice: A Canary in the Coal Mine

.   Sea ports are not alone is the risk. Much of the Louisiana coast is in danger in inundation. One island community there was recently abandoned as untenable. Others will surely follow. Islands in the Pacific have disappeared below the waves and others are smaller than they were previously. Bangladesh has a massive river delta that is slowly being flooded, potentially displacing millions.   Change is coming. Watch your tide gauge.| The Author Dennis L. Bryant is with Bryant’s Maritime Consulting, and a regular contributor to Maritime Reporter & Engineering News as well

Easydredge 2700 DRAGADOS ARGENTINOS DASA S.A. Photo Royal IHC

Royal IHC wins multiple contracts for Dredgers

Amin Ezzedine. “The new vessel will empower APC to dredge salt in line with the longterm mining development plans in the Dead Sea. The durability of our equipment is also proven by the 1966 IHC-built CSD Beaver KING HOLLAND XXVI, which is still part of the APC fleet.” Beaver CSDs for Bangladesh and Malawi “In addition to the 20 IHC Beavers that were sold in Bangladesh during the last two years, IHC has sold a further six standardised Beaver45 and Beaver50 CSDs in the last two months of 2016”, says Kees Derks, IHC Area Sales Director India and Bangladesh. “To maximise

Five UC San Diego Professors Named AAAS Fellows

and more recently for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. His work on forecasting Chinese carbon dioxide emissions received international attention, and recent studies in developing countries look at labor market impacts of arsenic exposure in Bangladesh and protecting tropical forests in Malaysia. A former chair of UC San Diego’s Department of Economics, Carson has also served as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.   Konstantine Georgakakos, an adjunct professor and research hydrologist at Scripps

RV Meen Shandhani (Photo: Photos: IMC/Bangladesh Department of Fisheries)

FRV for Bangladesh

IMC’s latest fisheries research and survey vessel design was built in Malaysia for the Bangladesh Department of Fisheries. RV Meen Shandhani arrived in Bangladesh in June after completing extensive sea and fishing trials and its delivery voyage. The Australian consultancy’s naval architects and engineers drew on a wealth of relevant experience, data and expertise when developing the vessel’s design. Formed in 1994, IMC and its principals have a long interest in, and association with, the fisheries sector. Managing Director Justin McPherson worked in Australia’s Northern Prawn

Erik Oostwegel, CEO  Courtesy Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV's Orders, Profitability Soar

Netherlands relieving traffic congestion. * Dogger Bank wind farm that will generate power to some 2 million homes in the UK. Denmark’s first national centre for particle therapy which will offer state-of-the-art treatment to thousands of cancer patients. A coastal protection programme in Bangladesh bringing safety from flooding to hundreds of thousands of people. Deployment of the Nereda wastewater treatment technology at the new Irish Water plant for Cork Lower Harbour, significantly enhancing the water quality and the environment in the harbour.   Outlook Erik Oostwegel, Chairman

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