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MOL Intros Lighthouse Information Platform

customers find to be difficult and complex, and make it easier for them to visualize information about the various aspects of shipping.MOL continually aims to become a group of business units with No.1 competitiveness in respective areas by realizing "stress-free services" with use of digital technology

Stefano Poli, VP, Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime. Photo by Inmarsat

Inmarsat, ABB Pact on IoT Platform

Stefano Poli, Vice President Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime.“This deal provides further evidence of the power of Fleet Data to rise to the challenge. As a digital enabler, Fleet Data can support a myriad of applications so it is no coincidence that Inmarsat has signed agreements with digital technology majors as well as start-ups intending to shake up the industry,” he said. “Both groups recognize that developing a digital culture is about downloading and updating, not expensive ship visits and installation time.”With many years of experience in creating value from the data

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Subsea Digital Alliance Launched

the opportunity to leverage new projects to introduce new, more transparent digital workflow processes into their operations, digital solutions firm FutureOn has launched the Subsea Digital Alliance to bring together the best subsea solutions emerging from Norway to showcase how smart collaborative digital technology is meant to work.“Forward-thinking companies understand the tremendous opportunity of collaboration to gain a competitive advantage and deliver greater value from their significant investments offshore,” said Paal Roppen, chief executive officer of FutureOn. “The Subsea Digital

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Remote-Controlled Submersible Fish Farm in Arctic Ocean

Digital technology leader ABB has won a contract from Arctic Offshore Farming to power its first-ever remote controlled submersible offshore salmon farm in the Arctic Ocean.ABB will provide a comprehensive package of its leading electrical, automation, instrumentation and telecom technologies that ensure maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact.With the global market volume of salmon expected to hit 4.5 million tons by 2023, according to a 2018 report by Research and Markets, the Arctic Offshore Farming project is looking for ways to farm fish in a more sustainable manner.The submerged fish

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ABS: Guidance for Remote Inspection Technologies

; said John McDonald ABS Senior Vice President, Western Hemisphere Operations. “The guidance notes, which build on our Guidance Notes on Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, demonstrate our commitment to continually address new technologies that support safer and less intrusive surveys.”Using digital technology and high definition cameras, ABS said it can collect, trend and provide value to clients with new RITs in a safe and effective way.Developed through extensive marine and offshore trials and testing, the guidance covers a range of areas, including equipment specification, data management, associated

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Digitization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf

panel presents the status of security systems in a new and innovative way, giving operators a better understanding of the risk picture of a device," said SINTEF's project manager Knut Øien.Safetec's project manager Ole Magnus Nyheim said, "Eni's barrier panel utilizes digital technology in an outstanding way, both to monitor the condition of individual components and platform overall."

Number 1 on MTR's list of "Top10 Ocean Influencers" is Yohei Sasakawa, chairman, Nippon Foundation. (Copyright: Nippon Foundation.)

MTR’s “Top 10” Ocean Influencers

years. So what is #BOURBONINMOTION? Essentially the immediate change in business plan, a reinvention of Bourbon, which includes:-developing integrated services with performance based on data. Not simply by adding new functions, but pragmatically, step-by-step, taking measured risks thanks to digital technology.-splitting BOURBON into 3 independent companies:Bourbon Marine & Logistic: Marine integrated logistics servicesBourbon Mobility: Passenger experience transportationBourbon Subsea Services: Light turnkey project & integrated solutionsNo. 10Michael Jones, The Maritime AllianceNumber

Phase 2 will add a fifth platform to the ‘The North Sea Giant’, Johan Sverdrup. Credit: Equinor

Kongsberg Wins Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Contract

Equinor Energy AS has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to deliver the Safety and Automation Systems (SAS) for the recently announced phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea.The phase 2 agreement includes delivery of SAS and digital technology for a new processing platform, which is due to start production in 2022. Kongsberg Maritime will also extend and modify already delivered systems for the field center, in addition to providing three Subsea Production System tie-backs and technology solutions for shore power at Haugsneset, near Haugesund.The core scope of supply for Johan

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Op/Ed: Connecting to the Future of Offshore

space, as well as our thoughts about what lies ahead for the industry.Digital EvolutionOne of the words that comes up most often when people talk about digitalization is ‘transformation’. But how transformational is it really?In this case, it isn’t simply a buzzword. Incorporating digital technology into offshore operations enables smarter decision-making, reduces capex and opex, unlocks added revenue through increasing operational efficiency and productivity, and can even improve the overall safety of working within the sector. But transformation is a long journey that will evolve through

Rapaport Returns to OceanWise

. Rosedee will help update the company’s digital bathymetric database before returning to Malaysia as the new Data Manager in the Hydrographic Office of the Malaysian Navy.   Furthermore, the company’s first apprentice, George Wright, has commenced his BSc degree course in Digital Technology Solutions at the University of Winchester, and will continue to work on technical projects at OceanWise while attending classes

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