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Christiaan Vermeijden (Photo: Gardline)

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."

(Photo: 3D at Depth)

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

Wave Energy Converter at PLOCAN; UNDIGEN project. Source WEDGE GLOBAL S.L. PLOCAN

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

(Photo: Bureau Veritas)

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

(Photo: Olis Robotics)

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

Photo: DP Energy

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

Andrew Jaffrey, Chief Technology Officer; Neil Gordon, Chief Executive; Elliot Kinch, Business Development Director. (Photo: Sentinel Subsea)

Revolutionizing Decom Environmental Monitoring

technology also has the potential to significantly lower clear-up costs.”Sentinel Subsea was born out of the city’s Grey Matters Program, developed by Scottish Enterprise and delivered in partnership with Elevator. The program was established to drive entrepreneurship in Scotland’s energy sector by supporting experienced executives to develop ideas, form teams and create new start-up, high-growth potential companies

Mike Read (Photo: Teledyne Marine)

5 Minutes with Mike Read, President, Teledyne Marine

Teledyne Marine Group has been a consolidator in the subsea space for more than a decade, today totaling 23 companies. Teledyne Marine’s MTR100 entry is focused on insights on the moves in the market from Mike Read.As we continue to navigate through a historic downturn in the offshore energy sector, can you give us your view of the market? Where you see opportunity in the coming 12 to 24 months?We are optimistic on the health of the marine market across all market sectors over the next 12 to 24 months. Our interconnect and instruments businesses are beginning to see the effects of stabilization

Photo: Thordon Bearings

Mooring Installation Highlights Thordon's Range

with the technical support Thordon and Wenex provide.”Benoit d’Alançon, Managing Director, Wenex, said, “This was an important project for us. Calm Buoy projects like this are relatively rare in France, where Thordon bearings tend to be specified for use in the renewable energy sector, subsea turbines and river dams. We are delighted that Monobuoy’s system is now successfully operating offshore Libya.”One recent renewable energy project included the installation of Thordon bearings for the main turbine shafts of the 2MW OCEAN_2G tidal energy platform launched by

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

trainees for their future roles and providing a best-practice training experience.The redevelopment of the system and course is seen by industry as key to maintaining the U.K.’s ability to train closed bell divers and underlines confidence that demand for saturation divers will grow as the energy sector continues to recover from the global downturn.Industry and public bodies including Oil & Gas UK, Subsea UK, Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, Premier Oil and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) recently collaborated to support The Underwater Centre and ensure its future success.Located in Fort William

Dräger UK Managing Director Mike Norris (right) welcomes Kelly Murray at the company’s Aberdeen base (Photo:BIG Partnership)

Dräger Appoints Murray to Senior Management Team

of its North Sea operations base in Aberdeen.   Murray, who has more than 20 years’ experience in operations, engineering and project management in oil and gas, believes Dräger’s manufacturing abilities and its multinational reach give the business opportunities in the wider energy sector.   Mrs Murray was chief operating officer of Red Spider Technology and was subsequently UK interventions manager for the global oilfield service sector major.   She joins Dräger as general manager, leading a team of 22. The team was formed from the company’s fleet sales

Matt Hodson. Photo: Marine Hub Cornwall

Innovation Starts @ Marine Hub Cornwall

. Likewise, most of those companies that were starting up when I was younger have grown, been acquired, achieved investments and are still here today, which I believe is real proof in the pudding.Since launching in February 2017, Marine Hub is now in the center of Cornwall's the marine renewable energy sector. To give readers an insight to the type of activities you are involved in, can you tell us what is a typical day is like in your role?There is no typical day for me. My role is about understanding what the private sector is capable of and being able to match that up with how the markets are developing

Photo: Trident Winds Inc

EnBW, Trident Winds JV for Offshore Wind Project in California

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is continuing its strategy of capturing growth in new international markets in the renewable energy sector.  Following its recent entry into Taiwan, EnBW has now expanded its activities to the United States of America by establishing a regional subsidiary, EnBW North America, and forming a joint venture with Trident Winds Inc. to develop an offshore wind project off the coast of in Central California. This represents the EnBW Groups first step toward tapping into the high potential of the American market. Several of the United States have set

The open day at UV 4312 Fish Farm Support Vessel  (Photo: Damen Shipyards)

Damen Shows New Class of Fish Farm Vessels

vessel,” said Remko Hottentot, Damen sales manager for Norway. “Her modular deck configuration makes it quick and cost-effective to remove equipment and replace with new installations on deck. As well as fish farming support she can be fitted out for light IRM work for the offshore energy sector, buoy-laying plus dive and ROV support. However we see the greatest potential in the globally fast-growing aquaculture industry. The multi-functional potential for the vessel was reflected at our open day by the attendance of representatives from a wide variety of companies from different countries

Interview: David Millar, Fugro

and, in recent years, we have been surveying in excess of 1,000,000 km2 per year for customers who continue to invest in frontier exploration programs. Similarly, we have seen continued expansion of both marine site characterization and asset integrity activity in support of the offshore wind energy sector, which helps to diversity our overall portfolio. In general, however, we see increased demand for reducing the human footprint offshore, while producing more efficient and more cost-effective operations. As a result, we are developing and offering services with increased automation, not only

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