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Polarcus Seismic Vessel Refit Completed

required careful management of high-value survey equipment. Four mobile cranes, three yards cranes and six forklift trucks were used to maneuver onboard infrastructure. Engineers repaired four winches, replaced a further two and installed two new winches to boost operations.“A new partnership with Cyprus-based Deme Marine also saw the delivery of robotic hydro-blasting. This service helped reduce time and manpower while ensuring zero dust contamination or damage to seismic equipment, which can occur using more traditional slurry blasting techniques.(Photo: Navalrocha)“A key reason Polarcus

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Prysmian, Nexans to Build Greek Subsea Power Link

said on Friday.Ariadne Interconnection, the ADMIE unit handling the project, also picked Hellenic Cables and NKT to build the onshore cables to connect the converter stations in Athens and Crete to the undersea cables, the grid operator said.Initially part of a bigger scheme to connect the power grids of Cyprus, Israel and Greece, the plans have faced delays because of disagreements about ownership.Athens has moved ahead, saying the link is vital for Crete, which now relies ον polluting oil-fired generation for power.Construction is due to start next year so it can be operational in 2022.A second

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MAN in Global Service Deal with Wallem

division. MAN PrimeServ will manage the contract from Hong Kong in close cooperation with a network of over 100 global PrimeServ hubs.Wallem currently has over 200 vessels under asset management, operating from its head office in Hong Kong and ship-management hubs in Singapore, Hamburg, India and Cyprus. The agreement covers over 580 units of MAN Energy Solutions’ equipment aboard the diverse Wallem fleet that includes tankers, containerships, bulk carriers and vehicle carriers.Frank Coles, CEO Wallem Group, said: “Our strategic partnership with MAN Energy Solutions comes as a part of

SeaBird Wins 2D Survey in the Americas

Cyprus based marine seismic player SeaBird Exploration said it has been awarded a contract to acquire 2D seismic data for an international oil and gas company in the Americas region.The survey is due to commence during the second quarter of 2019 and is estimated to run for approximately two months.SeaBird will use the 1979-built vessel Harrier Explorer for the work.

(Photo by Vasilis Mentogianis / RPM Nautical Foundation)

Ancient Shipwrecks Found in Greek Waters Tell Tale of Trade Routes

discoveries of the century in that we now have a new story to tell of a navigational route that connected the ancient Mediterranean," Campbell told Reuters.The vessels and their contents paint a picture of ships carrying goods on routes from the Black Sea, Greece, Asia Minor, Italy, Spain, Sicily, Cyprus, the Levant, Egypt and north Africa.The team has raised more than 300 antiquities from the shipwrecks, particularly amphorae, giving archaeologists rare insight into where goods were being transported around the Mediterranean."Ninety percent of the shipwrecks that we found in the Fournoi archipelago

Deployment of the Remus 600 to join the rest of the fleet - 5 AUVs and 1 USV - to begin an unmanned multi-vehicle collaborative mission. (Photo courtesy: Javier Gilabert)

Expanded Underwater Robotics Ready for Oil Spills

Dias2, Matt Toberman6, Dionisio Tudela1, Jüri Vain8, Emily Venables6. 1Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), 2University of Porto, Underwater Systems and Technology Laboratory (LSTS), 3University of Zagreb, Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST), 4University of Cyprus, Oceanography Centre, 5SASEMAR, Spanish Maritime Safety Agency, 6Irish Coast Guards, 7The Scottish Association for Marine Science - SAMS, 8Tallin University of Thechnology - TUT, 9University of Girona - UG, 10University of the Balearic Islands - UIB,  11Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskatelige Universitet

Topaz Resolve (Photo: Topaz Energy and Marine)

Topaz Resolve Goes to Work in the Mediterranean

offshore support vessel company Topaz Energy and Marine said its multipurpose supply vessel (MPSV) Topaz Resolve has commenced a charter in support of geophysical and geotechnical survey operations in the Mediterranean Sea for a European oil major.  Topaz Resolve is operating from Limassol, Cyprus for an initial period of one month. The vessel is a multi-functional ROV, dive and survey vessel and is equipped for deep and shallow water operations, in DP2 or by 4-point mooring. The 50m vessel, which was built in late 2015, is equipped with a 25 metric ton offshore subsea crane. The vessel features

Courtesy Subsea 7 S.A.

Subsea 7 offer for Seaway Heavy Lifting

Subsea 7 S.A. announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has made an offer to acquire the 50% shareholding in Seaway Heavy Lifting Holding Limited currently owned by K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus) Limited.   The terms of the offer are binding on Subsea 7 until 1 July 2017. During this period the Works Council representing the employees of Seaway Heavy Lifting in the Netherlands will be consulted in compliance with Dutch law. Jean Cahuzac, CEO, said: "Subsea 7's strong market position in offshore energy services is complemented by Seaway Heavy Lifting's expertise in three

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Subsea Vessel Ops Predicted to Grow Over Coming Years

expenditure will remain high, driven by a large number of mature subsea infrastructure. The region will experience a moderate growth of 0.3% CAGR over the forecast period with a lack of project visibility in 2019. Deepwater developments (beyond 500m water depth) should occur off the southeastern coast of Cyprus and the Atlantic side of Ireland. Market Supply Cyclicality is an inherent characteristic of the subsea vessel industry. To date there have been two major build cycles, where the size of the global subsea fleet increased by 112%, driven by interworking factors such as the changing E&P environment

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Pipeline to Carry Water from Turkey to Cyprus

A transnational water pipeline is being built to provide a supply of fresh water from Turkey to Cyprus. MacArtney was contracted by AES and I4O to provide the underwater connectivity solutions for various instrumentation systems mounted on the pipeline. In the first such project in the world, Turkey will soon be able to pump water directly to northern Cyprus with the help of an 80-kilometer water pipe running under the Mediterranean Sea at a depth of up to 280 meters. The pipe will be buried for the first 3 kilometers, lay on the bottom for the next 5 kilometers, be suspended offshore for 65

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