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imon R. James (Photo: James Fisher Marine Services)

James Fisher Appoints Subsea Ops Director

James Fisher Marine Services appointed Simon R. James as its new Subsea Operations Director effective February 2020.James joins with more than 25 years’ of experience in the marine, offshore and subsea service sectors, having held director-level roles at DeepOcean, Fugro and Iremis.In his career to date, Simon has worked with large and prestigious companies, both in the UK and abroad. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Operations at EM&I Group where he improved effectiveness and drove efficiency across operations in the Americas, Africa, Canada and Southeast Asia.

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First Subsea CPS for WindFloat

export cables on the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project, located 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. Hengtong Group was contracted through its Submarine Business Units to deliver the export cable for the beach export system which was installed on schedule by its contractor DeepOcean at the end of June 2019.The cable protection system is designed to suit the export cable and consists of clamps, bellmouth and cable protection. First Subsea project manager Ross Carrington said: “With the close cooperation and support of our client DeepOcean, we successfully delivered another

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Cable Protection System for WindFloat Atlantic Project

cables on the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project.The project is located 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal.Hengtong Group was contracted through its Submarine Business Units to deliver the export cable for the beach export system which was installed on schedule by its contractor DeepOcean at the end of June 2019. The cable protection system is designed to suit the export cable and consists of clamps, bellmouth and cable protection. WindFloat Atlantic uses cutting-edge technology from Principle Power, which enables the installation of floating platform in deep waters that were

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DeepOcean Wins IMR Work from Equnior

Subsea services provider DeepOcean informs it has been awarded a contract from Norwegian energy company Equinor to perform inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services in 2020.The contract has a duration of up to nine months work offshore, using the vessel Normand Ocean, and comprises subsea remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) operations covering IMR activities on Equinor’s assets on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), including associated project management and engineering services.The project team will work out of DeepOcean’s offices in Haugesund, Norway and offshore

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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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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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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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