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Sparrows Provides Cable Handling for Hornsea One

Sparrows Group Cable and Pipe Lay Solutions (CPLS) division has delivered its largest renewables project to date as part of three contracts awarded through VBMS; DEME Offshore, formerly known as Tideway; and DeepOcean. The work scope, part of an upsurge in activity in the renewables market that helped the group to more than doubled its business during 2018, saw Sparrows provide equipment and personnel to handle the nearshore, export and inter-array cables for the Hornsea One offshore wind farm.Currently under construction, the site, located 120km off the UK’s Yorkshire coast, is poised to be the

MTR does not present an “MTR100 Creative Photo” award, but if we did this year’s winner is Houston Mechatronics. Pictured is Houston Mechatronic’s Aquanaut in wet testing earlier this year holding it’s MTR100 ‘trophy’. (Photo: Houston Mechatronics)

MTR100: The Ones to Watch

shapes and forms.Paris-based Forssea Robotics is a subsea robotics and research and development (R&D) startup company, set up in 2016 to reduce operating costs in the ROV market. Forssea was launched at France’s Ecole Polytechnique as a spin-out from ROV operator Searov Offshore, now part of DeepOcean, which brings offshore experience to Forrsea’s R&D.Forssea believes that use of augmented reality, computer vision and machine learning can enable greater traceability and field digitization. The company currently has 12 full-time engineers with experience spanning from mechanical engineering

Bart Heijermans (Photo: Boskalis)

Heijermans Joins Boskalis Management Board

General Meeting of Shareholders in 2022.Heijermans will be responsible for the company’s offshore energy division, effective September 1, 2018.Heijermans brings to the board extensive experience in the offshore industry, having recently served as CEO and board member of subsea services provider DeepOcean. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions at companies including Helix Energy Solutions and Shell. Heijermans has a civil engineering degree from Delft University of Technology

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DeepOcean Wins Equinor Susbsea Deal

 Subsea services provider DeepOcean has been awarded a long-term contract involving subsea life of field services on Equinor-operated fields.   The award covers onshore project management, engineering and offshore operations utilising a variety of vessels within the DeepOcean fleet of high quality vessels.    Offshore operations may include life of lield services such as standard inspection and survey work involving use of Work Class and Observation class ROVs, installation and replacement of subsea modules and X-mas trees using Module Handling Systems as well as scale squeeze

Fig 1 – Echoscope XD, Echoscope and Echoscope C500 Sonars (Image: Coda Octopus)

Meet the Future of Visualization and Mapping Sonars

any environmental condition such as scour.   A number of our customers have reported significant productivity gains when using real-time 3D technology included in offshore wind energy projects. These have included recent cable installation projects such as Race Bank inter-array installation with DeepOcean. In this project the real-time 3D output was invaluable in being able to both image the power cable as it was laid to ensure none of the vital cable properties were exceeded and additionally to record the as-laid position of the cable on the sea bed as the cable was installed. This removed any

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

development for the ambitious Aberdeen-shire based company which specialises in seabed clearance and trenching operations in the renewable energy, oil and gas and interconnector sectors.   Readyhough has joined ESS having previously held senior management positions at Global Marine Systems and DeepOcean UK. He is a master mariner with more than 35 years maritime and offshore experience and for the last 18 years was engaged in submarine cable installation, trenching and maintenance operations.   ESS’s latest appointment follows Mark Brown joining as Engineering Manager and consolidates

Mæland Steps in as DeepOcean CEO

DeepOcean’s board of directors announced that company COO Ottar Mæland will take over the responsibilities as acting CEO of DeepOcean, succeeding current CEO Bart Heijermans, who has decided to step down.   Heijermans, who led the company through an ownership change during his tenure as CEO, has decided to step down from his position effective November 18, 2017. He will remain on the company’s board as a nonexecutive director.   Chairman of the board, Terje Askvig, said Mæland – who has been with DeepOcean for more than 10 years – will serve as acting

Olav Henriksen, SVP Projects at Aker BP, and Rolf Ivar Sørdal, Commercial Director GNS at DeepOcean, pictured here together with the team, signed the contract October 25. (Photo: AkerBP)

AkerBP Inks Subsea Contract with DeepOcean

Aker BP ASA said it has awarded a contract to DeepOcean for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) activities. The contract – worth a minimum of NOK 300 million ($36.8 million) during the initial three years, with an option to continue the activities for an additional six years (2+2+2) – includes remotely operated vehicle (ROV) activities related to subsea IMR on Aker BP-operated assets Valhall, Ula, Ivar Aasen, Alvheim and Skarv. “This is an important contract for Aker BP. We invited several companies to tender. DeepOcean won this contract due to a very good offer

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UK Subsea Sector Eyes Offshore Wind Opportunities

are currently underway, while offering practical help and advice to companies looking to access the rapidly growing offshore renewables market.    Chaired by Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, the event will welcome speakers from SIEM Offshore Contractors, Ecosse Subsea Systems, DeepOcean and James Fisher Marine Services, to discuss the synergies between the subsea and offshore renewable industries, share lessons learned, and examine the role that offshore renewables will play in the future energy mix.    The seminar will also look at ways in which the industry could

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New Underwater Laser Scanner from 2G Robotics

laser and stills camera operation for an even higher degree of detail during survey campaigns. Additionally, the ULS-500 PRO comes standard with a 4,000m depth rating.   Prior to this public launch, the ULS-500 PRO delivered scans to a select set of organizations including DOF Subsea, DeepOcean, NOAA, EIVA, Parks Canada, GE Oil & Gas as well as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2G Robotics said. While working at NOAA, Kevin Tomanka, Senior Hydrographer and Data Processor at OARS, noted that “at standard survey speeds of 4-5 knots the ULS-500 PRO captured over 6500 points per square

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Brexit: What’s in Store for the Subsea Sector?

is the relative cost of UK sourced goods and services. As the cost of importing increases due to a weaker pound, goods and services from the UK will look more attractive by comparison, which could help to increase the UK supply chain sourcing.    Pierre Boyde, Commercial Director at DeepOcean, expresses concerns. “One significant issue we have right now is that when we tender for future projects, which involve the supply and engineering of UK based goods and services, we have considerable uncertainty as to what tariffs will apply past 2018. This is critically important for big

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