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Bender UK Delivers ROV Power Monitoring

installations.Bender’s LINETRAXX PEM735 measures and records the precise current status of electrical supply networks and displays the current/voltage harmonics for assessment of the power quality. The product was first deployed by Film-Ocean after a project was affected by a fluctuating electricity supply that resulted in damage to high-value PCB boards in its ROV equipment.Mike Mackie, Operations Manager at Film-Ocean, said, “Bender’s power quality monitoring equipment alert us to spikes or troughs in the power supply voltage that can seriously affect the ROVs and cause permanent

A smaller prototype tested in Galway Bay, Ireland. (Photo: Ocean Energy)

The OE Buoy is Taking Shape

power production giving it the ability to support a range of exciting uses including marine-based data centers, offshore fish farming, desalination plants, naval autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) power platforms, off-grid applications for remote island communities as well as utility-quality electricity supply.According to John McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Energy, the scale and ambition of the OE Buoy project is unique and transformative. “This first-of-its kind wave energy convertor is scalable, reliable and capable of generating sustainable power to facilitate a range of use-cases

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Saipem Wins $700 Mln Worth of Offshore Contracts

.”Furthermore, through its subsidiary Boscongo SA, Saipem has been awarded a new Offshore E&C contract in the Republic of Congo for an MMO (Maintenance, Modifications & Operations) project in relation to the Centrale Electrique du Congo, which covers over half of the country’s electricity supply.The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning, as well as the start-up and performance tests for the project, the purpose of which is to expand the capacity of the open cycle power plant located 15 km to the south east of Pointe Noire, in proximity

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Roadmap for Renewable Energy

Analyst at S&P Global Ratings, considers the submarine technologies that are making this progress possible. Renewable energy is making an increasing contribution to the electrical grid. By the end of 2016, “green energy” sources accounted for almost a quarter of the world’s electricity supply, according to REN21.  Wind power has contributed significantly to this shift and is second only to hydropower in terms of renewable capacity. And largely thanks to de-carbonization efforts worldwide, wind energy’s market penetration is increasing; the Global Wind Energy Council

Easydredge 2700 DRAGADOS ARGENTINOS DASA S.A. Photo Royal IHC

Royal IHC wins multiple contracts for Dredgers

electric CSDs will enable the customer to remove the excessive sedimentation, improving the availability and reliability of the national power supply,” says IHC Sales Director Africa Rogier Kalis. “An extensive IHC dredge training programme will strengthen the knowledge of the operator Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) and will improve the overall efficiency of the dredgers. We are proud and honoured to contribute to the sustainable growth of Malawi’s economy.”  

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Brexit: What’s in Store for the Subsea Sector?

via the $5.7 ‘Connecting Europe Facility’. There are currently 16 subsea power cable projects across Europe that have applied for this status; eight of these projects connect to the UK with a total capacity of approximately 8 GW, or approximately 20% of the UK’s total current electricity supply. DeepOcean and many other UK subsea players play a significant role in the planning and execution of these projects. Clarity is therefore needed as to whether subsea power cable projects connecting to the UK will qualify in the future for this funding. In five to 10 years’ time, on a

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