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

system used for fishery observers, which sets universal standards for all wind projects and requires reporting after each construction activity/trip.”In a new industry even old and familiar concepts can present as new.  For wind developers and for people looking to work in this new energy sector, these operational questions will eventually get worked out.  The first project teaches the most important lessons.  Pay close attention if you cast off into these waters

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MTR100: #4 Martin McDonald , SVP, Oceaneering

ROVs. The ROV division has approximately 2,400 full-time personnel, with about 2,000 of these people in the field. And with ROVs diving daily it conducts more than 100,000 missions in a year.  While the numbers are impressive, Oceaneering is not immune to the prolonged downturn in the offshore energy sector, and it has retired units that have come to the end of their working life, trimming the ROV fleet from its peak of 318 work class ROVs in 2014.With its leadership, Oceaneering has been and remains a driving force in the technological and capability development of ROVs. “We’ve identified

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Acteon Acquires Proserv’s Field Technology Services

welding, pipeline maintenance and surveying no longer equated to Proserv’s core controls technology offering, so a sale process was subsequently initiated.“Proserv will continue to develop and roll out leading solutions, based around its controls technology, for its clients across the energy sector.&rdquo

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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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