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Fugro Conducts 'First Fully Remote Inspection' of Offshore Platform in UK

to confirm communications links with the ROC. Fugro also transacted a COABIS database across the onshore and offshore locations; this allowed the client and ROC personnel to access data acquired by the ROV in near real-time, the company said.Karl Daly, Fugro’s Director for IRM services in Europe, said: “This innovative approach allowed for efficient scope delivery and demonstrates to all our clients the opportunities for maximizing operational windows whilst reducing offshore HSSE exposure, which is always important but even more so during the current pandemic.&rdquo

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Fugro Starts Shallow Water Survey for 2Africa Fiber-Optic Cable Project

Offshore surveyor Fugro has kicked off its shallow water campaign for the “2Africa” subsea fiber-optic cable project.The cable project, once completed, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe and deliver more than the total combined capacity of all subsea data cables serving Africa today.Fugro is providing offshore and onshore survey services, including a geophysical route survey and shallow geotechnical testing to overcome any challenges along the planned route.The Dutch company started its survey program for Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), which includes a

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Balmoral Develops Cable Protection Solution for Offshore Wind

us maintain and strengthen our position as a leading subsea solutions provider for the energy sector.”Milne added: “From what we read in the press and glean from the available data, the scale of global opportunity is quite staggering.""Considering what is already happening in Europe and the Far East, to the potential that lies off the coasts of North and South America, the [offshore wind] industry offers great prospects for companies that are willing to invest in new technology and innovative solutions – something we’ve been doing at Balmoral for many years.&rdquo

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Kraken Moves Closer to Finalizing Danish Minehunting Deal

2019, that it was chosen as the successful bidder on a program for the acquisition of new sonar systems for an unnamed international navy. The delay since then was the result of the complaint process initiated by a losing bidder combined with a slowing of government activity during the COVID-19 period in Europe.This was a competitive bid process for upgrades of the Royal Danish Navy’s mine-hunting sonar equipment. As outlined in the decision, Kraken was one of four companies (including Northrop Grumman International Trading Inc., Thales DMS France, and Klein Marine Systems Inc.) whose offers were

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Fugro Inspecting Cygnus Subsea Structures

partners of employing such technologies. Through remote monitoring, the team will have access to all available data and will reduce the logistical challenges of managing personnel on the vessel offshore.”Karl Daly, Fugro’s Director for Inspection Repair and Maintenance (IRM) services in Europe, said: “We’re delighted to continue our working relationship with Neptune. Fugro has worked at Cygnus for the past five years and will be utilising our ROC to provide high quality survey and inspection services, while reducing the number of personnel required offshore.“Our in-house

The Northern Lights template on the seabed. The Northern Lights carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, is Equinor's partnership with Royal Dutch Shell and Total, (Photo: Equinor)

Norway's Carbon Capture and Storage Project Estimated to Cost $2.6B

costs for ten years, an economic analysis showed on Thursday.The International Energy Agency (IEA) says CCS technology will be crucial to limiting global warming, helping to decarbonize industries such as cement production, but opponents say it could prolong the use of fossil fuels.Norway, Western Europe's largest oil and producer, wants to prove that the CCS technology can work by capturing CO2 at two industrial sites and storing it under the seabed on the Norwegian continental shelf.One project to capture the emissions is located at a cement plant in southern Norway, part of Germany's Heidelberg

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ORE Catapult's Floating Wind Center Attracts Leading Offshore Energy Players

;ll work together to de-risk and encourage innovation to ensure we deliver UK economic benefit from the global growth of floating offshore wind – growing local supply chains and delivering UK content and jobs as the economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic."  Edward Northam, Head of GIG Europe, on behalf of the GIG RIDG Joint Venture, said: “Over the last 15 years the fixed bottom offshore wind market has matured at a remarkable rate. By learning from this experience, the floating wind is off to a running start which will enable it to make the leap to commercialization even faster

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Norwegian Firms Deploying Floating Solar Plant in Albania

the potential for cost-competitiveness can be achieved, a wider application of floating solar may take place also in other Statkraft locations," Statkraft said."Ocean Sun is very pleased to start construction for Statkraft. The project represents the first sizable installation in the south of Europe and a milestone in our pursuit of clean and affordable energy from floating solar power globally”, says CEO of Ocean Sun, Børge Bjørneklett.Ocean Sun's Floating Solar Tech to Get U.S. Paten

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New Report Outlines Big Potential for Offshore Wind

since 2010: 26% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) compared to 14% for onshore. Even amid the current coronavirus pandemic, WER expects this trend to continue, with 16 GW of additional offshore capacity to be added in 2020 and 2021, driven primarily by ongoing activity in the well-established Northern European sector as well as the newer, fast-growing Chinese market. China, already the leader onshore, emerged as a major offshore wind player in 2018 and has continued to expand its substantial project pipeline.When comparing onshore wind vs. offshore in terms of untapped potential, it’s clear that

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