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MeeMaken Buys Into Blue Offshore

.Blue Offshore, headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, supplies basket carousels and tensioners for the offshore installation, transportation and storage of export cables, array cables, umbilicals and flexible pipelines in the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as the offshore renewable energy sector.MeeMaken, which has a large global network and a portfolio of service companies in the offshore energy sector, is familiar with the offshore market as well as with the equipment and technology of Blue Offshore, said MeeMaken operation partner Natasja Sesink. "We see synergy opportunities

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Liberty Wins North Sea Pipe Contract

Liberty. It will ensure that both the 42” and 84” mills at Hartlepool have full order books as the operation moves into Spring 2019.Order books for both mills were also bolstered in recent months by major contracts totaling more than 20,000 metric tons of pipe from the U.S., one for the energy sector and another for the construction of chemical giant Lyondell Basell’s new showpiece plant in Texas.The comeback of the mills, which suffered badly during the downturn in the steel industry over recent years, has seen job numbers grow from 120 up to 200 over the past few months.This latest

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Rebuilding Confidence in Reactivated DP Assets

The offshore energy sector, like any industry, is constantly subject to market cycles. Challenging conditions may lower demand, resulting in a significant number of resources such as offshore support vessels (OSVs) and drillships being deactivated for potentially extended periods. Over time, however, cycles reverse and demand increases for these same assets.Operators reduced expenditures on offshore exploration and production activities, with a subsequent lower demand for these offshore assets, many of which were ultimately deactivated and laid-up (or “stacked”) for extended periods.

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Gardline Names Vermeijden CEO

shoots of a recovery in offshore exploration and production, and consistent strong growth in offshore renewables," Vermeijden said. "Our partners recognize that Gardline's marine geophysical, geotechnical, and environmental surveys will be vital for them to succeed in a transforming energy sector."

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3D at Depth Expands

in 3D and Manage in 4D.”“3D at Depth’s technology has always been focused on providing clients with solutions that deliver an optimized underwater integrity campaign,“ stated Neil Manning, 3D at Depth, Chief Operating Officer. “Today the success of our work within the energy sector has enabled the company to double in size during 2018. As we continue to deliver on the goal of a 3D digitized oil field, we have added remote sensing for leak detection, vibration with displacement, and rotational mode effect monitoring from autonomous and remotely operated platforms. Subsea

Google to Tap the Power of Offshore Wind

will cost $689 million and employ 150 to 200 staff once completed in 2021, according to the plans.Besides Fredericia, Google bought another plot last year in Aabenraa, Denmark, next to a planned Apple Inc data centre. Facebook has also planned a data centre in Denmark.Denmark is home to a large wind energy sector including turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems and offshore wind farm developer Orsted

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Blue-Gift to Implement Marine Power Project

a coordinated ocean energy technology demonstration program that encourages longer term demonstration and technology de-risking across the Atlantic Arc regions.Blue-GIFT will leverage the skills, processes and expertise developed in the Interreg NWE FORESEA program to drive forward the marine energy sector in the Atlantic Arc.Located in the coastal regions of Spain, France, Portugal, Ireland and Scotland, the Atlantic Arc region represents the areas of highest ocean energy resource in Europe. The development of ocean energy in these regions will help stimulate economic development whilst developing

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The 'Digital Twin' Evolution for Offshore Wind

the launch of the Veristar AIM 3D Asset Integrity Management solution in 2017.Initially, Veristar AIM 3D targeted traditional marine and offshore oil and gas units, both fixed and floating, but it soon became apparent this Digital Twin solution could have tremendous benefits for the marine renewable energy sector as well.ORE Catapult is already working with a number of partners to develop a Digital Twin of the Levenmouth Turbine, focused around the collection of real-time operational SCADA and condition monitoring data from several disparate systems. The collaboration agreement between Bureau Veritas

Left to right: Tony Laing, NSRI director of research and market acceleration and Andy McDonald, sector director, energy and low carbon technologies at Scottish Enterprise. (Photo: NSRI)

Wave and Tidal Challenges and Opportunities

A new report outlines the steps which need to be taken to ensure the U.K. remains at the forefront of wave and tidal energy sectors.The Wave & Tidal Transformation report released today by the National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) highlights the opportunities and challenges for technology developers and subsea supply chain companies looking to do business in these sectors. It outlines how and where companies can get involved with the developing sector and the requirements for industry driven research.To date, more than £450 million has been spent across the U.K. wave and tidal supply

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Olis Robotics Acquires Machine Learning Startup

movement and reactions.”The recent name change from from BluHaptics to Olis Robotics also signifies the company’s evolution from the research and proof-of-concept phase to an applied commercialization phase, Pickering explained. Olis Robotics has won and currently maintains contracts with energy sector customers as well as with NASA and commercial space companies to enhance mission success.“We’ve validated our technology by enhancing capabilities of robots operating in the most extreme environments,” Pickering said. “Our technology unlocks the ability for robots and

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NRCAN Grant Triggers Major Investment in the Bay of Fundy

Power Program (ERPP) administered by NRCAN aims to help Canada to meet the commitments made under the Pan Canadian Framework on Climate Change, by reducing GHG emissions and increasing government and industry experience with new technologies and building supply chains to support emerging renewable energy sectors such as in-stream tidal.DP Energy CEO, Simon De Pietro commenting on the award said that he is “thrilled that NRCAN has recognized the value and potential of the tidal sector as well as the merits of the project proposed. In 2008 DP Energy added Ocean Energy to its Wind and Solar Energy

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