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Norway’s Seismic Firms TGS and PGS Complete Merger

;premier’ energy data company.After clearing all regulatory hurdles for the merger, the most recent of which was the approval from the UK Competition and Markets Authority, TGS and PGS have launched a new chapter under the same company umbrella.The merger of TGS and PGS forms a powerhouse in the energy sector, enhancing its capabilities to support energy exploration and production on a global scale.The integration will enable companies to leverage a wider pool of technological resources and expertise, significantly boosting the operational efficiency, innovation and customer engagement strategies

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UK Mooring Specialist Enters Japanese Floating Wind Market

. In the meantime, in addition to the development of supply chains, it will be essential to acquire engineering capabilities for offshore and subsea applications.“The alliance with First Marine Solutions, which already provides mooring services for floating structures across the offshore energy sector, including floating offshore wind, is indispensable in providing the capabilities demanded by the Japanese offshore wind industry,” said Nobuyuki Takagi. Takagi, President of HOM.“The logical next step for us was to expand into new territories and we quickly identified Japan as a

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Orbital Marine and GEG Ink Tidal Energy Preferred Supplier Agreement

in our people and the integrated capability at the Port of Nigg. Importantly, it further demonstrates our commitment towards delivering a high quality, cost competitive, localized value proposition, for the multi-technology approach required for the successful decarbonization of the UK’s energy sector,” added Iain Sinclair, Executive Director at GEG.Orbital to Supply Floating Tidal Energy Turbine for Washington State Projec

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Saipem’s Hydrone-R Marks Subsea Milestone at Equinor’s Njord Field

inspections and interventions on subsea assets, thus providing valuable information about potential hazards and ultimately improving the overall integrity and safety of Equinor’s subsea systems.This agreement was the first ever worldwide service contract for subsea drones signed in the offshore energy sector.Equinor to Deploy Subsea Resident VehiclesThe Hydrone-R had been operating uninterruptedly for nearly six months, performing remotely operated works as well as autonomous missions.Saipem's onshore control centre, located in Stavanger, Norway, is fully supervising the operations via the communicati

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NextGeo Taps Frank Koopman as Offshore Wind Strategy Director

Marine geosciences and offshore construction support services company NextGeo has appointed Frank Koopman as Offshore Wind Strategy Director.Koopman is an experienced executive and leader in the offshore energy sector, with over 20 years of experience in leading complex organizations, projects and innovation programs. He was Global Director Offshore Wind and Global Director Marine Site Characterization at Fugro from 2019 to 2023.Giovanni Ranieri, CEO of NextGeo, said, “We are thrilled to confirm our collaboration with Frank Koopman, who will serve as NextGeo's Offshore Wind Strategy Director.

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DOF Lands Transport and Installation Job Offshore West Africa

recently announced award from Shell this is the second large job won for the Maersk Installer in the last few weeks. After this award the backlog for Maersk Installer is strong in second half 2024. This award once again demonstrates DOF`s capability to deliver deep-water installation scopes to the energy sector. We look forward to delivering this project safely to our client,” said Mons S. Aase, CEO of DOF Group

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Mooreast to Anchor Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Southern France

expected to be delivered by October 2024.The anchors will be manufactured at Mooreast’s yard at 51 Shipyard Road in Singapore.“The project win in France underscores the growing confidence that international players in the floating renewable industry have in us. The European floating wind energy sector is known for its rigorous standards and we are proud that Mooreast is able to achieve market acceptance in this region,” said Sim Koon Lam, founder, Executive Director, CEO and Deputy Chairman of Mooreast.The three 10 MW turbines for Eolmed floating offshore wind farm will be supplied by

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Ocean Infinity Inks Deal with Shell for Subsea Data Capture Services

Ocean Infinity signed a global framework agreement (GFA) with Shell to provide its robotic fleet for servicing the offshore energy sector.The GFA marks a significant milestone in the provision of lean-crewed and robotic seabed geomatics, spanning geophysical and geotechnical services, within the offshore energy sector.It covers a 5-year period, encompassing all countries where Shell is currently active or plans to operate in the future.Services governed by the GFA include the Armada fleet of uncrewed and lean-crewed vessels."This agreement enables new, lean-crewed vessels into high-value

Magallanes Renovables' ATIR tidal energy platform (Credit: Magallanes Renovables)

Magallanes Puts Tadek on Tidal Energy Cables and Mooring Systems Job

Research Project (MCRP).The research and development project will support the safe implementation of tidal energy converters in the Morlais Demonstration Zone, where the first turbine deployments are scheduled for 2026.“We are proud to be working at the vanguard of the renewable energy sector. In order push the boundaries and deploy new, innovative technology it’s been imperative to build a world-class supply chain, including partners such as Tadek Ocean Engineering, who bring an unparalleled level of expertise – in this case within marine operations,” said Alex

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