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Philip Adams, Director UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Photo: UMass Dartmouth.

Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind and Water

of offshore wind, costs to manufacture, install and maintain commercial scale operations is directly in line with what the market will bear. Major utilities are banking on very competitive per/KW pricing; favorable financing schemes and grid ready power being generated within 3-5 years all along the east coast, close to the most energy intensive population centers of the US. In addition, he showed in one of his slides that offshore wind looks to be prominent with 450 GW of new capacity to be built between 2019and 2050 requiring over $US 1 trillion in investment.L-R: Barry Logue – Scottish Development

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WASSP Launches New Rapid Deployment Multibeam Sounder

the time, the underwater survey was undertaken by local commercial fishing boats where it was found that in some places, the seafloor had risen by a staggering seven meters.WASSP was also used during the salvage of the container ship Rena which ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef on New Zealand’s East Coast in 2011. WASSP was instrumental in helping Rena salvagers quickly survey the surrounding coastline for sunken shipping containers

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XOCEAN Delivers Equinor Pipeline Surveys

In September, XOCEAN completed pipeline surveys for Equinor off the east coast of England and the north coast of Germany.Using high-resolution multi-beam technology, four pipelines were surveyed with a cumulative length of 130nm in water depths ranging from 2m to 40m. Throughout the surveys, a team of USV Pilots monitored both the USV and the data quality 24/7 from XOCEAN’s Control Room in Ireland.XOCEAN has added TWCP surveys to our offering following the successful completion of a world’s first using an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV).During September, XOCEAN safely completed TWCP surveys

From Left: Julia Bovey, Director of External Affairs, Equinor Wind US; Fred Zalcman, Head of Market Development, Ørsted; Greg Trauthwein, Editor & Associate Publisher Maritime Reporter & Engineering News; Doug Copeland, Senior Manager for Offshore Wind, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind; Eric Johansson, SUNY Maritime; Alan Hannah, Deputy CEO, Vineyard Wind; and, John Arntzen, Chair, Maritime Industry Museum.

Offshore Wind takes Center Stage at SUNY Maritime

conference hall at SUNY Maritime as the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler jointly hosted "Offshore Wind Power: Planning For America’s Ocean Energy" today in New York.I was pleased to facilitate the lead panel entitled "East Coast Wind Farm Overview – Status of Industry,” a panel which featured executives from four of the leading companies which are investing and working to make offshore wind power a reality in the U.S., including: Julia Bovey, Director of External Affairs, Equinor Wind US; Alan Hannah, Deputy

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Ørsted to Deploy GE's 12MW Offshore Turbine

which has been fundamental to drive down the cost of electricity, and today offshore wind is a competitive source of homegrown clean energy that can help countries and states achieve their climate targets while creating long-lasting economic activity.”In the US alone, seven states on the east coast have committed to building a total of 20 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity by 2035, emphasizing the need for a broad and diverse supplier base.Jerome Pecresse, President & CEO of GE Renewable Energy, said, “We are truly excited to be selected preferred supplier with the most powerful

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Kongsberg Expands Canadian Operations

Kongsberg Maritime has expanded its Canadian operation by establishing a presence at COVE, the Center for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the company announced on Monday.Already present in the Canadian ocean technology sector with its East Coast Canadian headquarters located in Dartmouth’s Burnside Industrial Park since 1992, the addition of a new COVE office provides KONGSBERG with access to an 8-acre site, a 13-acre water lot, 2,850 feet of docks and piers, office space, 10,000 square feet of incubation space and 16,500 square feet of shop and lab space that

Photo courtesy of Trinton Knoll

Triton Knoll Selects Seacat for OESV

vessel charters, will initially see two Seacat Services OESVs – one 26-meter and one 24-meter catamaran – operating out of Triton Knoll’s new Grimsby construction base, providing specialist crew transfer and logistical support at the 90-turbine, 857MW project off the UK’s East Coast.With offshore construction set to commence in Q1 2020, the first of the two vessels will begin preparation works at the project this winter, with the second set to join her in April 2020. Both are set to remain on the project until the end of 2021.Triton Knoll will be the next major offshore wind

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Offshore Wind: Regulatory “Takes” – Take a Close Look

with ocean energy projects, such as oil and gas, these are not new concepts and regulatory demands.  The MMPA was passed in 1972 and updated over the last 47 years.Along the Atlantic, however, there is no ocean-based energy construction industry comparable to, say, the Gulf Coast.  For many east coast maritime companies curious about bidding on offshore wind contracts this is new.  Indeed, creating business and employment opportunities is a central goal among east coast governors who want people to get on this band wagon.  New opportunities are great, of course, but offshore wind is

Fugro, AGI Sell Seep Data off Canada

Fugro and partner Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) are reporting recent success selling multiple licences for data from frontier regions offshore east coast Canada.The data were acquired during two separate hydrocarbon seep surveys in the Orphan Basin (2017) and Carson Basin (2018), both situated on the continental margin of Newfoundland.The data packages are being licensed by Fugro and include multibeam echo sounder data (bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column), sub-bottom profiler data, heat flow measurements and shipboard geochemical screening analyses, Fugro said, adding that

McDermott used its derrick lay vessel, DLV 2000 to perform its first S-lay piggy-back pipelay. (Photo: McDermott)

McDermott Wraps Up Reliance Campaign

McDermott International said it was able to mitigate impact of two cyclones en route to completing the first of two offshore campaigns for Reliance Industries Ltd. KG-D6 R-Cluster subsea field development, in the Krishna Godavari Basin, located off the East Coast of India.The recently completed campaign included McDermott’s piggy-back pipelay in S-lay mode (18-inch plus a 4-inch) offshore in India in approximately 1,300 meters water depth and the installation of 6-inch lines, pipeline end terminations (PLETs) and manifolds to water depths of approximately 1,920 meters, McDermott said. The

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