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Photo: KNUD E. HANSEN

Design Studies for Replacement of R/V DANA

. The side bulwark for the trawl lane, as well as the transom bulwark aft and the starboard side can be removed, so that the overall multi-deck area can be expanded to include the trawl lane.The building cost of the vessel have been estimated in consultation with several shipyards within continental Europe. The design study concludes that it is possible for DTU Aqua within a total budget of $51.5 million to have the 65-m ice classed multidisciplinary marine research vessel designed, built and commissioned

Mélanie Bonnissel (Photo: 2H Offshore)

2H Offshore Opens Paris Office

2H Offshore, a riser and conductor specialist in subsea services group Acteon, announced it has opened a new regional office in Paris, France, to provide a direct and higher-quality service to operators and contractors based in and around Paris and to other clients throughout Continental Europe. 2H has served Parisian clients through its London office for more than 25 years.Director Mélanie Bonnissel, a new addition to the 2H team, will lead the Paris office. Bonnissel recently moved from TechnipFMC where she held several management positions, including head of pipelines within the subsea

Pharos Offshore’s latest addition to its rental fleet, the Q1000 high-powered jet-trenching ROV (Photo: Pharos Offshore)

Pharos Adds Jet-Trenching ROV

lay and bury subsea cables, the company said.It fills a market gap for a mobile, reliable and high-powered jet trenching ROV and has been highly effective on a range of burial projects in recent years.So far this year, the company has reported work scopes for trenching and excavation campaigns in Europe, North America and South America. The company noted that tendering activity is picking up in other global regions too, as the Pharos Offshore Business Development teams make their way through to customers, globally.In addition, Pharos Offshore commented that with the large collation of orders the

Matthew Gordon (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Targets Growth in Europe

Integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has appointed Matthew Gordon as regional vice president for the Europe & UK to oversee the company’s growth and expansion plans in the region. He will be based in Aberdeen, UK.With offices in the UK and the Netherlands, Unique Group has more than 25 years of experience in Europe with a track record in the subsea construction, diving and IRM industries. Gordon is now heading the region with immediate effect.Gordon has over 22 years of experience in the subsea oil and gas industry, with previous senior management roles held in

Job Biersteker (Photo: ROVOP)

ROVOP Opens Rotterdam Office

Subsea robotics specialist ROVOP announced Tuesday it has opened a new office in Rotterdam to support to mainland Europe based clients and further strengthen the company's position in the market.The newly appointed Business Development Manager in the Rotterdam office, Job Biersteker, has been active in the subsea industry for nearly a decade and has held various positions including remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) technician, project engineer and project manager.Biersteker said the new base is located at the quayside and features on-site system storage and maintenance facilities and will

Alla Weinstein, CEO, Castle Wind, a joint venture with EnBW North America.

Offshore Wind: California's New Gold Rush

resources, although that is offset by challenges with land-based connections.RCEA selected an energy team that includes Principle Power Inc. (PPI), founded in 2007 in Emeryville, CA.  PPI has developed the WindFloat, a floating foundation for offshore wind turbines, being readied for operation in Europe in 2021.  RCEA also selected Aker Solutions, the Norwegian company expert in oil and gas platforms.  RCEA’s third partner is EDPR, Portugal’s largest generator, distributor and electric supplier and the fourth largest operator of wind energy based on net installed capacity in

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SubConn Expands Its Production Facility

on the global market.Four decades later, MacArtney supports the entire SubConn range of products, supplied to numerous customers and users throughout the world. MacArtney said it intends to hold large quantities of connectors in stock, and with multiple operations at strategic locations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific, together with exclusive agreements with distributors, MacArtney can supply SubConn connectors all over the world

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Europe Leads in Ocean Energy

European tidal stream installations reached 26.8MW, and wave energy installations 11.3MW in 2018, according to yearly statistics published by Ocean Energy Europe.Europe continues to lead the world in ocean energy deployments, and last year its tidal projects produced record volumes of electricity.Annual installations - 3.7 MW of tidal stream capacity was put in the water in 2018. This represents more than twice the capacity installed in 2017, making this a solid year for tidal activity.26.8 MW of tidal stream technology has been deployed in Europe since 2010. Of this, 11.9 MW is currently operating

Balmoral’s senior test technician, Mike Royl, and Michael Oswald of the University of St Andrews (Photo: Balmoral)

Subsea Monitoring Equipment Put to the Test

unit at the Ness of Quoys where the low voltage supply will be converted for export to the local distribution network. On completion this phase of the tidal array will generate sufficient electricity to supply 2,600 homes.The supply chain for this phase of the project is spread across the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. 43% of the project’s expenditure is in Scotland and includes companies in Caithness, and Ross and Cromarty

Retrofit: new work in wind for an anchor-handling vessel. Illustration: courtesy Unitech

Offshore wind: The making of a (supply chain) star

, it turns out, are bundled into current state-side plans. Yet, serious observers of the first U.S. offshore wind installations saw inefficiency: unwieldy lifts; few specialist vessels on-hand; and cables were “just cables.” Supply chain innovation, people say, lags other industries.In Europe, where offshore turbines heavily dot maritime maps, there’s acknowledged room for innovation in turbine construction, support shipping and subsea. Installations here, too, can seem encumbered and slow. Cables and power are said to be “laid” when they could be better “distributed

Photo: McLane Research Laboratories

McLane IFCB Helps in Rust Tide Study

alone is estimated to cause annual losses to aquaculture of between $5-60 million USD in Korea, with a high of $74.5 million in damages in 1995. Reports of C. polykrikoides blooms in U.S. waters are also becoming more and more frequent, consistent with an observed expansion from Asia to North America and Europe. Shellfish producers throughout Chesapeake Bay, Long Island, and Cape Cod have noted high levels of juvenile shellfish mortality associated with these events.Photo: McLane Research LaboratoriesThe Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) is an in-situ automated submersible imaging flow cytometer that generates

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