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DeepOcean Splits Up UK Subsidiary

DeepOcean Group said it will split its DeepOcean UK subsidiary into two entities, creating DeepOcean Subsea Cables and a new division with a standalone brand for its seabed intervention and trenching business.The split and new brand announcement are scheduled to be finalized within 2019.  It will see the existing Cable Lay and Trenching division (DeepOcean CL&T) divided into a seabed intervention unit under a new brand and a subsea cable installation specialist; DeepOcean Subsea Cables. Pierre Boyde, Managing Director of DeepOcean CL&T will head the seabed trenching division, headquartered

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DeepOcean Wins Vigdis Work

Subsea services firm DeepOcean said it has been awarded a contract from Norwegian energy company Equinor for marine operations for the installation of the Vigdis boosting station.The award to covers project management, engineering and offshore installation activities, DeepOcean said. The offshore work includes marine operations for rock removal, installation and tie-in of subsea lines and installation of subsea structures at the Vigdis and Snorre offshore fields. Various options for the Vigdis campaigns are also included. DeepOcean said its onshore project team will work out of its offices in

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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

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

Seaspace Race Underway at Saab Subsea Docking Demo

project to standardize docking station interfaces, as well as other companies who may sooner or later be using the SDS, including Saipem, Oceaneeering, IKM Subsea and Eelume; those who could supply power to these vehicles, such as Ocean Power Technologies; and service suppliers like iTech, Rovop and DeepOcean.Jon Robertson, managing director of Saab Seaeye, said, “For us, this has been a core part of our business for 30 years. It’s brilliant to see the industry starting to talk about these things. With Sonardyne’s BlueComm and Blue Logic’s connectors, the Sabertooth is augmented

The Ampelmann E-type on the Normand Jarstein vessel (Photo: Ampelmann)

Ampelmann Scores W2W Contract in Norway

Dutch offshore service provider Ampelmann said it has secured a contract with DeepOcean to support the hook-up and commissioning of the Valhall Flank West (VFW) project, operated by Aker BP.An E-type system will support the Normand Jarstein vessel enabling the transfer of personnel to the normally unmanned installation. The campaign is due to start in June, Ampelmann said.“We have spent a considerable amount of time designing the offshore access segment of this project directly with Aker BP stakeholders,” said Lorenz Nehring, Business Development Manager UK & Norway at Ampelmann.

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MDL Wins Follow-up Work in West Africa

Maritime Developments (MDL) said it has been awarded a follow-up flexible and umbilical installation job offshore West Africa.The work scope is a continuation of the EN-09 project, concluded in April 2019. The project is run by DeepOcean Ghana and the offshore execution will be performed using the VLS on vessel Polar Onyx mobilized with the MDL Third-generation Reel Drive System.The campaign aims to develop the West African discovery to deliver about 300 million barrels over a 20-year period, with 80% of the production consisting of oil.Dave Gardiner, MDL BD & Commercial Manager, said, “This

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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

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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

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

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

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