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Fulkrum Acquires Oceaneering’s Third-party Inspection Division

exciting new clients.”Kelly and Mike bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge that is invaluable, they’ll fit right in with our existing team in Aberdeen and globally.”FTR opened its Aberdeen office in 2018. From this office, the company support clients in the UK, continental Europe, and Africa.  

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Final Windfloat Atlantic Floating Wind Turbine Heads Offshore

The third - and final - floating wind turbine has been towed offshore as part of the Windfloat Atlantic project, located 20 km from Viana do Castelo on the Portuguese coast. The project, dubbed the first floating offshore wind farm in continental Europe, is operated by the Windplus consortium, consisting of EDP Renováveis (54.4%), Engie (25%), Repsol (19.4%) and Principle Power Inc. (1.2%). Bourbon Subsea Services is responsible for the towing and the connection of the 8.4 MW floating wind turbine supplied by MHI Vestas.With the support of three vessels (the Bourbon Orca AHTS, a port

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WindFloat Atlantic Platform Heads Offshore

to the project site, it will be installed next to the first floating platform, which has the exact same dimensions: 30 meters in height and with a 50-meter distance between each column. The third and final platform, once it arrives to the site, will complete the first floating offshore wind farm in Continental Europe.Transportation of the three WindFloat Atlantic floating structures is a milestone in itself, as it sidesteps the need for towing craft designed specifically for this process and makes it possible for the project to be replicated in other geographies.The structure, which has set off from the

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Design Studies for Replacement of R/V DANA

; containers. The side bulwark for the trawl lane, as well as the transom bulwark aft and the starboard side can be removed, so that the overall multi-deck area can be expanded to include the trawl lane.The building cost of the vessel have been estimated in consultation with several shipyards within continental Europe. The design study concludes that it is possible for DTU Aqua within a total budget of $51.5 million to have the 65-m ice classed multidisciplinary marine research vessel designed, built and commissioned

Mélanie Bonnissel (Photo: 2H Offshore)

2H Offshore Opens Paris Office

2H Offshore, a riser and conductor specialist in subsea services group Acteon, announced it has opened a new regional office in Paris, France, to provide a direct and higher-quality service to operators and contractors based in and around Paris and to other clients throughout Continental Europe. 2H has served Parisian clients through its London office for more than 25 years.Director Mélanie Bonnissel, a new addition to the 2H team, will lead the Paris office. Bonnissel recently moved from TechnipFMC where she held several management positions, including head of pipelines within the subsea

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ROVOP Names Lamont Non-executive Director

will play a key role in supporting the evolution of our market proposition and organisational development, as we deliver on our plans to create a leading provider of subsea ROV services to the global energy industry.”Lamont has lived and worked in many parts of the world including the U.K., Continental Europe, Russia, West Africa, Australia and the Far East. A dual Australian and British citizen, he holds a BE (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia

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Hovem Named CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

GL Group's Executive Committee reporting to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen. Hovem succeeds Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL’s new Digital Solutions business area.    Hovem has been with DNV GL since 1988, most recently as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, the Middle East and India in DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business. She has more than 25 years of experience in international management, technical advisory and engineering services, research and development in the oil and gas and maritime industries. She has an MSc in Naval Architecture and

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Tampnet Awarded Johan Sverdrup Contract

Johan Sverdrup field and the offshore industry in general, the project represents an important piece in Tampnet’s pursuit of providing the main alternative routes for international connectivity for Norway and Scandinavia – avoiding the often oversubscribed and troublesome routes through continental Europe.   Tampnet CEO, Per Helge Svensson, said, “Tampnet is already becoming a key supplier for the growing data center industry in Norway and Scandinavia, with fiber routes directly into the new and important data center developments. We provide fiber routes between these data centers

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QinetiQ Names CEO for OptaSense

has appointed Jamie Pollard as CEO of its Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) subsidiary, OptaSense. Pollard brings over 20 years’ of experience from oilfield services company Schlumberger, where he ran and grew large global businesses and joint ventures, working across the U.K., U.S., Continental Europe and Africa. Pollard graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology.  Steve Wadey, CEO of QinetiQ said, “I am delighted to be making a positive investment in OptaSense by appointing Jamie Pollard as its CEO to augment the current leadership

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