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Greensea, 3D Spatial Solutions to Partner

opened a new location in Plymouth, Mass., in January, 2020, and announced an expansion to Europe in April, 2020. Marybeth Gilliam, COO of Greensea, said, “Demand for Greensea’s products has skyrocketed in the past year because operators and OEMs in fields as diverse as defense, offshore energy production, and hull robotics recognize that we provide some of the most advanced, disruptive, and versatile technologies on the market.&rdquo

WFS, SES Team Up in Subsea Cable Protection Space

WFS Technologies (WFS) and Subsea Energy Solutions (SES) have joined forces in the space of condition monitored cable protection systems for the offshore energy industry.The collaboration will see WFS utilize its smart wireless Seatooth technologies, which provide real-time insight in extreme environments, with SES’s offshore cable and subsea umbilical, riser, and flowline protection systems.In a statement on Tuesday, the firm's said the aim was to help the offshore energy industry further extend asset life and boost productivity by reducing costs and increasing efficiencies.Philip A.R.

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Hybrid AUV Completes Depth of Burial Survey for Offshore Wind Farm

HAUV can combine depth of burial survey with structure inspection activities to offer further synergy savings in these challenging environments.  This work was critical for the maintenance and operation of the wind farm. Given the crucial importance of electricity to people’s day-to-day life, energy providers have continued working throughout COVID 19 lockdown to keep the lights on. Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm generates enough renewable electricity to meet the equivalent needs of approximately 400,000 average UK homes. It was imperative that those working on the project adopted the

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Kawasaki Heavy Orders Corvus' Blue Marlin Energy Storage System

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has ordered the first commercial unit of a new Corvus Energy high-density lithium-ion capacitor energy storage system (ESS) Blue Marlin.According to Corvus, which plans to market the system to the offshore energy market, the Blue Marlin uses lithium-ion capacitor (LiC) cells that sustain very high charge/discharge rates of 550 C peak and 200 C continuous, enabling both energy recapture and fast discharge for high-power load handling. It can deliver beyond a million cycles with minimal capacity loss, Corvus said.Corvus Energy incorporated the LiC technology

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Siemens, Equinor Sign Safety and Automation Systems Deal

potentially new development projects.New digital solutions and cybersecurity will also be an important part of the systems in the years to come, Siemens said.“The oil and gas industry is changing, and it will be important to adopt new solutions,” said Bjørn Einar Brath, Head of Siemens Energy Oil & Gas Offshore Solutions. “We are proud to participate in this development together with Equinor.”“The agreement also includes a new compensation model that rewards both parties for safe and efficient deliveries,” added Brath. “If we jointly succeed in reducing

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Deme Offshore Joins Neptune's Hydrogen Project

Offshore installation contractor Deme Offshore has joined Neptune Energy's PosHYdon pilot, the world’s first offshore green hydrogen project, being developed in the Dutch North Sea.Part of the Belgian Deme Group,  the company joins as a partner and will provide the hydrogen unit for installation on the Neptune-operated Q13a platform. The pilot aims to integrate three energy systems in the North Sea: offshore wind, offshore gas, and offshore hydrogen by producing hydrogen from seawater on the Q13a.Lex de Groot, Managing Director of Neptune Energy in the Netherlands, said: “The

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Ashtead Technology Enters Trinidad & Tobago Partnership

compelling record of assisting international operators and tier-one service contractors in the region.“We are looking forward to combining our global scale and capability with Reliance’s local representation to explore new trading avenues together.”In addition to Reliance Subsea’s energy services portfolio, the company also provides logistics, technical resourcing, maintenance and project management service.Karishma Maharaj, Executive Director at Reliance Subsea, said: “We are excited to build a productive partnership with Ashtead Technology.“They hold a leading position

Forum Energy Technologies’ remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Perry XLX-C, has reportedly completed harbor trials for the Vietnam Navy. Photo: Forum

Forum ROV Completes Trials for Vietnam Navy

Forum Energy Technologies’ remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Perry XLX-C, has reportedly completed harbor trials for the Vietnam Navy. The vehicle is the compact derivative of the XLX work class ROV, and is a heavy-duty work class hydraulic ROV with a depth rating of 4000m, outfitted with cameras, lights, altimeters and sonars.The Perry XLX-C will be used to support the Vietnamese’ submarine rescue vehicle in its operations during assessment and preparation of a site for a submersible rescue. The XLX-C is fitted with Forum’s latest technology and can deliver specialized equipment

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Prysmian Targets Half of Sales from Low-Carbon Products by 2022

to 50% by 2022 as part of plans to cut its carbon footprint.The Italian company, which supplies cables for industries ranging from high voltage power transmission to offshore wind-farms, telecoms and cars, said in a statement it aimed to cut carbon emissions by 2-3% by 2022.It said it also aims to reduce energy consumption by 3% in the time period."The energy transition is our core business and main driver of growth," Chief Executive Valerio Battista said in the statement.(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes; editing by Agnieszka Flak

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Stripe Puts $1 Mln Toward Carbon-removal Projects

Collison told Reuters.Some environmentalists have faulted alternative carbon-removal efforts as a distraction from emission cuts.Though he had not reviewed Stripe’s projects, Carroll Muffett of the nonprofit Center for International Environmental Law warned that direct air capture consumes too much energy to be efficient, while mineralization projects like the olivine plan would require mining on a scale rivaling the coal industry to attain global impact.“It is best understood as a public relations stunt,” Muffett said of Stripe’s initiative.Stripe’s money alone is a pittance

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