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Scott Walters, Principal of 3D Spatial Solutions.

Greensea, 3D Spatial Solutions to Partner

enhance their productivity by reducing workload for the operator,” said Scott Walters, Principal of 3D Spatial Solutions.The expansion into Houston comes during a period of rapid growth for Greensea. Greensea 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

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Final Windfloat Atlantic Floating Wind Turbine Heads Offshore

The third - and final - floating wind turbine has been towed offshore as part of the Windfloat Atlantic project, located 20 km from Viana do Castelo on the Portuguese coast. The project, dubbed the first floating offshore wind farm in continental Europe, is operated by the Windplus consortium, consisting of EDP Renováveis (54.4%), Engie (25%), Repsol (19.4%) and Principle Power Inc. (1.2%). Bourbon Subsea Services is responsible for the towing and the connection of the 8.4 MW floating wind turbine supplied by MHI Vestas.With the support of three vessels (the Bourbon Orca AHTS, a port

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HydroWing, Tocardo Working on Tidal-Energy-to-Hydrogen Project

, and transport sectors which, will only see this demand rise exponentially in the coming years," HydroWing and Tocardo say.The THyPSO project, the partners say, will demonstrate the streamlined implementation of a tidal energy project with a view to upscaling and rolling out larger projects across Europe and the rest of the world in the coming years in line with the ever-growing demand for green sourced hydrogen. "We are actively seeking partners to develop this project," HydroWing says.Richard Parkinson, Managing Director, HydroWing Limited: "This project has shifted our focus

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Greensea Expands into Europe with Wight Ocean

., a marine robotics company headquartered in Richmond, Vt., announced it is expanding its international presence to meet increasing demand for its open architecture navigation, control, autonomy and human-machine interface technology.Wight Ocean, Ltd. will represent Greensea products to customers across Europe. This will include the Greensea INSpect GS inertial navigation system and the EOD Workspace software tool. “We are excited to collaborate with Greensea Systems, providing our customers with a robust technology framework and the building blocks that enable rapid development of integrated robotics

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Reach, MMT Score Survey Deal in U.S. Offshore Wind Market

vessel rather than the standard two-vessel deployment.P-O Sverlinger, CEO MMT said: "This award is strategically important as MMT/Reach has been preparing to support our clients in the US offshore wind industry for more than two years now. We have a long experience from the Renewables segment in Europe and developers have shown interest in using our professional support in the US market. They know what we can deliver and we know their requirements on both a safe and efficient operation and the quality of deliverables.” Jostein Alendal, CEO Reach Subsea comments: “This major award

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Fugro ROVs for Normand Clipper Vessel

for the offshore utilities and renewables markets," Fugro said.The FCV600 model can be fitted with a custom-built tracked skid, which improves operability by up to 30 % in strong currents compared to free-flying ROVs, the company added.Alastair McKie, Director Positioning, and Construction Support Europe at Fugro, announced: “We are pleased to have been awarded this contract by Global Marine Group and look forward to supporting their remote operations on the Normand Clipper.” Mike Daniel, Managing Director of Global Offshore, part of the GMG, said: “These two Fugro ROVs form

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Multiple Contracts for Reach Subsea, MMT

Reach Subsea and MMT have together been awarded several contracts and call-offs under frame agreements for 2020 execution, representing about 450 project days, Reach said Friday.According to the Oslo-listed company, the projects involve inspection, survey, and construction support work across Europe and the Americas, for major operators in both the oil & gas and renewables sectors. The company did not say who the clients were nor did it disclose the financial details."With the addition of these contracts, our schedule indicates good utilization during the summer season. Reach now have

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As Oil Crisis Deepens, Hedge Funds Sense a Turnaround

were still net sellers of 19 million barrels of petroleum in the six most important futures and options contracts in the week ending on March 31.But they initiated 40 million barrels of new purchases as well as 59 million barrels of fresh sales, according to position records published by ICE Futures Europe and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.The number of new purchases was the highest since before Christmas and the first time any new long positions had been added on net since late January.Portfolio managers added long positions mostly in crude with new longs initiated in NYMEX and ICE

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Douthwaite Joins SEAMOR Marine

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) firm SEAMOR Marine announced it has hired Simon Douthwaite as its new Sales & Marketing Manager. A scuba instructor and deep technical diver, Douthwaite brings sales and marketing expertise from a career in finance that spans four continents.Douthwaite has worked for major companies such as HSBC in Hong Kong and Investec in London where he sold investment services in the futures, commodities and stock markets to a broad range of institutional and retail customers. Simon has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.

SMD Quantum EV. Photo: SMD

Remotely Operated Vehicles: Thinking out of the Box

. Saab Seaeye, a firm well versed in all-electric vehicles, has been making noises in this direction, using the smarts it’s been developing for the Sabertooth for new electric vehicles.Another firm looking to enter the resident vehicle space is UK-based subsea machinery firm SMD. During Offshore Europe, it launched its Quantum EV ROV. While the Quantum EV ROV made the headlines, what SMD launched was a technology suite, rather than a single ROV, based on an open-electric framework for whatever shape vehicle is required and that can be adapted for a variety of tethered or untethered operations.Mark

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