East Africa News

(Illustration: Equinor)

DNV GL To Perform Hywind Tampen Study

been involved in floating wind for many years now, including as verification body on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland project, we’re excited to impart our expertise further on Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project,” commented Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice President, Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL - Energy.(Illustration: Equinor

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom announced that the marine survey for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system has been completed and the cable route finalized. The companies also announced the addition of a landing station in Bosaso, Somalia. Image: Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom

DARE1 Marine Survey, Somalia Landing Station Complete

Cable system with landing points in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya will bring increased capacity and connectivity to East AfricaDjibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom announced that the marine survey for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system has been completed and the cable route finalized. The companies also announced the addition of a landing station in Bosaso, Somalia. The DARE1 cable system is the first step in a planned expansion into eastern Africa, which will connect Djibouti (Djibouti), Bosaso (Somalia), Mogadishu (Somalia) and Mombasa (Kenya). With a finalized

(Photo: Flipflopi)

Boat Made of Flip-flops Sails for Cleaner Seas

It was 6pm when an unusual rainbow-colored boat, made of recycled plastic waste and discarded flip-flops gathered from beaches and roadsides, dropped anchor off the beach at Mtwapa, near Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa.The 9-meter-long dhow, "The Flipflopi", was sailing south along East Africa's coast to raise awareness of the threat plastics pose to the oceans, said chief boat-builder and captain Ali Skanda.Beaches and marine ecosystems have been badly affected by plastics, Skanda said, adding it was time to change local people's mindset on how they handle and dispose of waste

Early-out Fast-Track Pre-Stack Time Migration showing high-resolution detail of the thick Zambezi Basin sediments and previously unseen faulting geometry in the basement (image courtesy of CGG Multi-Client & New Ventures)

CGG Releases Data from Mozambique Survey

oil companies can view the high-end data set in CGG data rooms in anticipation of the country’s 2019 licensing round.CGG said final PSDM deliverables will be released in Q4 2019 and be complemented by a JumpStart integrated geoscience package as well as a geological regional study (2017 East Africa Robertson Study), and the Robertson New Ventures Suite of exploration screening tools.“Our comprehensive suite of geoscience products for Mozambique will bring the industry new insight into the hydrocarbon prospectivity of this exciting new exploration area,” said Luc Schlumberger

Aerial view of the Soo Locks Photo Wikipedia

Soo Locks Open for 2016

that the Soo Locks are important to the port since 100 percent of their trade moves through the locks down to the Welland Canal and out through the Seaway. “The majority of our grain leaves the Port on Lakers for transloading onto ocean vessels in Quebec destined for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. We also load ocean vessels for direct export,” added Heney.   Steve Fisher, executive director of the American Great Lakes Ports Association said, “The Great Lakes Seaway System is a crucial link between the U.S. and Canada, and global markets. The ports

Robin Bjorøy (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Appoints Bjorøy as Managing Director

effect and brings with him  operational and management experience gained over a 27 year international career with GecoPrakla, WesternGeco and Schlumberger. Bjorøy has served in seismic field surveys, product development, survey design and management roles internationally including Middle East, Africa and Asia as well as in the UK. Bjorøy worked in Houston as the global QHSE manager for the Well Completions and Productivity segment. He has been in regional management in, and Vice President for, Latin America, been Managing Director for a large vertically integrated manufacturing

Paragon Offshore’s jack-up rig M826 in position.

ISS Bags Tanzania's Paragon project

location. During the campaign, M826 will clear actively producing wells to enhance output and will drill several new wells in the same field. Commenting on the appointment TS Mahesh, General Manager, ISS Tanzania said: “We are delighted by our first appointment by Paragon Offshore in East Africa. The opportunity to support this drilling campaign takes ISS to the next level in the oil and gas support service sector in Tanzania and boosts our future growth plans.”  

Subsea Hardware Spend to Remain High Due to Order Backlog

benefit from continued hydrocarbon demand growth, declining conventional reserves and technological improvements. Over the next five years, development activity in the established deepwater provinces, coupled with the start of field development in frontier areas, such as the Eastern Mediterranean and East Africa, will support expenditure.   “Subsea hardware spend will be the highest in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with the three regions combining to form almost half of the global total. Expenditure continues trending towards deeper waters with around 42% of total spend in the next five

CS Maram (Photo: E-marine)

E-marine Begins Fleet Expansion

. The ship is expected to successfully complete dock trials and be ready for launch within the coming months.   E-marine’s planned fleet expansion will see the addition of further multipurpose vessels in the coming years, boosting its coverage across the region, with a particular focus on East Africa and the wider region. The expansion will help strengthen the firm’s presence in the high-growth subsea cable market and undertake activities to stem demand from telecoms and energy sectors.   Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of E-marine said

Tom Hiller (Photo: EdgeTech)

Hiller Joins EdgeTech

Multi Phase Echo Sounder (MPES) vessel mounted, AUV, ROV and ASV-based sonar products in addition to business development activities with other core EdgeTech sonar products. Hiller’s reach will extend beyond the U.K. and is expected to help the company with recent growth in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa, China, India and beyond

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