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MTR100: InterMoor

. The company also expanded its global reach with more than 17 locations and 10 shore bases around the world, including in the UK, US, Norway, Brazil, Asia Pacific, and Australia. In 2019, InterMoor continued the roll-out of the IM Release and successfully released the first set of the acoustic release connectors offshore Mexico. The IM Release is a new acoustic release mooring connector, that builds on their track record of designing and installing hundreds of mooring systems across the globe.The IM Release is a game-changing acoustic release connector that is available to drilling contractors and operators

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MTR100: Teledyne Marine

With 23 brands, and more than 400 marine products in its portfolio, Teledyne Marine collectively offers the largest breadth of technology in the industry.  From tiny connectors to 6000m rated AUVs – and virtually everything in between – Teledyne is well positioned to solve subsea’s biggest challenges.  Whether customers seek a single product, or a complex turnkey solution, Teledyne Marine has the vision and capability to deliver leading-edge technology to commercial, academic, and defense customers around the globe.As the organization continues to grow and mature, and

Saipem’s Hydrone R – in the flesh and ready for real world testing. Image from Saipem.

MTR100: Five "Ones to Watch"

, eliminating the need for manned surface vessels and the limitations on launch and recovery posed by bad weather. Elaine Maslin takes a look at five companies operating in this space.One is Blue Logic, based near Stavanger in Norway. While it’s not the only firm producing inductive subsea connectors (WiSub, near Bergen is doing similar), Blue Logic has been heavily involved in building a key piece of the infrastructure that will enable so-called resident subsea vehicles to remain subsea for long periods performing inspection and intervention operations. It’s the subsea docking station

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TechnipFMC Tallies Shell PowerNap Award

systems (SPS) and subsea umbilical, risers and flowlines (SURF) scopes, is worth between $75 million and $250 million, TechnipFMC said.TechnipFMC will design, manufacture and install subsea hardware, including subsea tree systems, subsea distribution controls, topside controls, flying leads and connectors for three wells, in addition to the supply of 20 miles of production umbilical and flowlines.Shell announced FID for the project earlier this month.PowerNap is a subsea tieback project to the Olympus production hub and is located in Mississippi Canyon, Block MC943. The project is expected to complete

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MacArtney Sponsors UK MATE ROV Team

This summer MacArtney UK Ltd. sponsored one of the first UK based entries to qualify for the MATE ROV competition in the United States.MacArtney UK Ltd. has provided a range of underwater connectors to an inspiring student-led team from the University of Sheffield. Avalon Underwater Robotics is the first entry from England to qualify for the prestigious MATE ROV competition.Established in 2001 the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, working in partnership with the Marine Technology Society’s ROV Committee, created the MATE ROV competition. Seventeen years later, the competition

Platform mooring connectors for Kincardine offshore wind farm (Photo: First Subsea)

New Mooring Solution for Kincardine OWF

First Subsea said it will provide platform mooring connectors to the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm.The company, part of the First Tech Group based in Aberdeen, has confirmed its secured the contract with Spanish developer and construction company Cobra Group to provide platform mooring connectors (PMCs) for the Kincardine offshore wind farm, off the coast of Aberdeen.The PMC was developed by the Lancaster-based company specifically for floating offshore wind market. The PMCs will be used to connect the semisubmersible platform to mooring lines at water depths between 45 meters and

Oceaneering's umbilicals facility in Panama City, Fla. (Photo courtesy: Oceaneering)

Oceaneering Awarded Work in Mozambique

total approximately 185 kilometers in length. The distribution hardware to be provided includes umbilical termination assemblies, hydraulic and chemical distribution units, electrical distribution units, flying leads, junction plates, remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) flyable large-bore connectors, and aftermarket services in support of installation.Oceaneering said it expects to begin manufacturing the umbilicals and distribution hardware at its facilities in Panama City, Fla. and Houston in the third quarter of 2019 for planned completion in the third quarter of 2021.Rod Larson, Oceaneering

Saab Seaeye’s Sabertooth AUV (Photo from Saab Seaeye)

Seaspace Race Underway at Saab Subsea Docking Demo

to Saab Dynamic’s Sweden facility for the trials. During the event, Saab Seaeye’s Sabertooth AUV performed autonomous transits, docking, using an advanced control system, an inspection of a subsea infrastructure mock-up, re-charging and video data download using Blue Logic inductive connectors, and a live video control using Sonardyne’s BlueComm free-space optical modem.Instead of using joystick control, the majority of the operation was run with preprogrammed route plans or using advanced motion controls, enabling operators to move the vehicle from its automatically held position

Saab Seaeye’s Sabretooth it in its test tank (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Saab Seaeye eRobotics Campaign Wins UTC Award

, during its eRobotics Spring Campaign, Saab Seaeye demonstrated the vehicle’s ability to dock in a safe and controlled manner at a remote sub-resident docking station, where it could access tooling packages, be recharged and transfer data, including new mission plans, using Blue Logic inductive connectors.“It has been a long journey,” says Siesjö. “Ten years ago, no one was listening and the market was not mature enough. One of the biggest drivers has been Eni, who have been pursuing technologies with autonomous behavior characteristics around subsea infrastructure on the

Lomond platform. Images courtesy Chrysaor and Subsea 7

SUBSEA ENGINEERING: By-pass, superfast

at Lomond, where there was a subsea isolation valve, which meant a relatively simple flange connection. At the other end, where the existing pipeline had been dredged out, to be cut, the pipeline’s concrete coating had to be removed, then the pipe cut in order for the diver-installed mechanical connectors to be installed. As this work was being carried out it was discovered that the 8in pipeline was not the diameter expected. This was important in order for the connectors, construction of which had started already, to fit. Luckily, the connectors were able to be modified.Once the new section of

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