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Stealthy Submarine Concept Unveiled

Naval Group has unveiled its new SMX 31 E submarine concept, integrating the latest digital technologies for reinforced operational efficiency and improved versatility. Stealthier thanks to her biomimetic covering, the ship also benefits from an unmatched electrical energy storage capacity and a new propulsion concept.The new sub is designed to deliver upon Naval Group's long-term vision. The French-based company said its naval architects considered operational needs expressed by its customers seeking to invest in systems that will remain technologically superior over the 30 to 40 years of ships&rsq

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Fugro to Deploy Latest RAMMS Tech to Map Lake Huron

America, the Caribbean and Europe since launching the next-generation airborne lidar system in 2018. In addition to nautical charting, RAMMS has supported offshore wind, coastal management and sea-level rise projects, in line with Fugro’s strategy of expanding into new growth markets related to energy transition and climate impact mitigation. For Lake Huron, the innovative technology will enable efficient and accurate data acquisition, despite multiple site-related challenges, including extensive areas of shallow water, complex coastlines, and relatively sparse coastal infrastructure.“The

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Singapore: MENCK Assembles Pile Driver for Offshore Wind Projects in Asia

in the world."This marks the first time that MENCK has completed such a large hammer assembly in Singapore. This project enhances Acteon’s presence in Singapore and demonstrates the regional capability to assemble, maintain and overhaul hammers and other equipment of all sizes and for all energy market segments," Acteon said

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New Lidar Tech Approved for Use by SGRE for Wind Turbine Testing

Siemens Gamesa recently tested a new technology together with ZX Lidars, and based on the results both on the medium range and long range measurements, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) approves the use of the nacelle-based Continuous Wave scanning Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from Lidar OEM ZX Lidars for Power Performance Testing.In addition, operational ‘rotor equivalent’ power curves can also be measured with ZX TM’s 50 points around the full rotor swept area, particularly important for turbines with larger rotor diameters offshore and on onshore sites with complex veer or shear

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Ultrabeam, USS team up to deliver Autonomous Pipeline Survey

teamed up with Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS) to conduct a pair of subsea gas pipeline inspection surveys in Northern Ireland.   Both companies are based in the UK and offer unmanned platforms as an alternative to traditional manned survey vessels.  The contract was awarded by Mutual Energy, which wanted experience on how unmanned autonomous platforms can increase the knowledge of their pipelines while reducing risk and overall cost."Mutual Energy contracted with Ultrabeam Hydrographic in August 2020 to perform inspection surveys of our Larne and Belfast lough crossing pipelines

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Saginaw Bay’s Marine Ecosystem Revival

project is just over $1 million. In the end, two acres of reef habitat were restored.There are several project partners for the restoration project, but the principles are the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Michigan DNR) Fisheries Division and the Michigan Environmental and Great Lakes & Energy Department (Michigan EGLE), Remediation Division.Construction began in early 2019 and completed by the fall of 2019. The process was recorded and a documentary was filmed featuring the initial post-construction examination work. The documentary premiered at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival

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DOE, NOAA Challenge Innovators to Integrate Renewable Energy, Ocean Obs

The U.S. Department of Energy and NOAA announced the opening of the DEVELOP Competition within the Ocean Observing Prize, a multi-stage prize that challenges innovators to integrate marine renewable energy with ocean observation platforms. The DEVELOP Competition challenges problem solvers to develop technologies to help us better map, monitor, and understand the ocean.Offering $2.4 million in cash prizes, access to testing in tanks and at sea, and in-kind support, the DEVELOP Competition comprises three contests— Design, Build, and Splash. Now open, the Design Contest will remain

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Japan to Release Fukushima's Contaminated Water Into the Sea

particles from the water except tritium, an isotope of hydrogen that is hard to separate and is considered to be relatively harmless.It is common practice for nuclear plants around the world to release water that contain traces of tritium into the ocean.In April, a team sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency to review contaminated water issues at the Fukushima site said the options for water disposal outlined by an advisory committee in Japan - vapor release and discharges to the sea – were both technically feasible. The IAEA said both options were used by operating nuclear plants.Last week

Offshore Wind Webinar: North American Opportunities and Challenges

Offshore wind has the potential to impact North America's entire offshore energy, maritime, ports and logistics value chain. An October 22 webinar presented by World Energy Reports, Ørsted and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will deliver insights on the current progress, future pace and direction of development in the offshore wind market in North America.When: October 22, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada)Register here.

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