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iXblue Launches Aerial Mapping Operations

iXblue Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia, part of iXblue Group based in France, has diversified its Sea Operations division operational capability to include aerial mapping operations to clients across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.  With over 100,000 line miles surveyed worldwide, iXblue has been operating the Sea Operations division across the region since 2007 providing clients with detailed and precise surveys of the marine and littoral environment.The aerial mapping operations will include Digital Imagery, Topographic LiDAR and Bathymetric LiDAR operations from helicopter and fixed

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TechnipFMC: Record Orders, Backlog in Q2

Franco-American oil services company TechnipFMC received a record volume of orders in the second quarter, pushing its backlog of projects to a peak thanks to new liquefied natural gas projects, it said on Wednesday.The records could signal a rebound for the company created by a 2016 merger of France's Technip and U.S. rival FMC Technologies to weather the oil price crash that had forced their oil major clients to slash budgets and shelve projects."We achieved record inbound orders in the quarter, with total company orders reaching $11.2 billion," Doug Pferdehirt, chairman and CEO

CMA CGM to Support Notilo Plus Rollout

, in order to help them launch their industrialization.Notilo Plus develops autonomous underwater dronesFounded in 2016 and based in Marseilles and Lyon, Notilo Plus develops autonomous underwater systems featuring artificial intelligence and data enhancement capabilities. It develops “made in France” autonomous solutions targeting the fields of maritime transportation, leisure and infrastructure.Last December, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, presented the Jacques Saadé Award to Notilo Plus on the occasion of the Trophées de

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Floating Wind: French, Japanese Firms Partner

offer its local project development experience.While the companies are currently examining the implementation of floating offshore wind power projects in Kyushu, they are also considering expanding the partnership to other regions in the future.“With our two full-scale demonstrators in operation in France and in Japan, as well as a pre-commercial wind farm under development in the French Mediterranean, Ideol and its patented Damping Pool technology are at the forefront of a cost competitive and rapidly accelerating floating offshore wind industry,” said Paul de la Guérivière, CEO

iXblue’s hydrographic research vessel FeliX (Photo: iXblue)

iXblue Wins OWF Survey in France

iXblue said its Sea Operations division has been selected by developer EOLFI to conduct the geophysical survey of the future Groix & Belle-Île pilot floating wind farm located in the South of Brittany, off the west coast of France.The survey, which began earlier this week, will last for about five days and will be conducted by a crew of five iXblue hydrographic surveyors and geophysicist engineers on board the company’s hydrographic research vessel FeliX.“Our vessel has been designed and manufactured by our own shipyard and survey division, which means it has been specifically

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Ideol Unveils Floating Electrical Substation

without the need for offshore heavy-lift operations. And thanks to a time-tested and readily available supply chain, the solution can easily be serial produced.Ideol said it expects the solution will have a significant market impact, and that the system is ready for upcoming commercial tenders, in France and around the world. The market potential is huge, it said, as 115 GW of new offshore capacity is expected to be installed around the globe by 2030. Bruno Geschier, Ideol’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, said, “We were happy to welcome the most influential players of the offshore

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

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French Frigate Sonars Get an Upgrade

a reliable solution based on its SDA (Synchronous Data Acquisition) technological core to digitalize and process the signals received, without any modification on the existing transmitters and transducers.This system has been installed on three Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates FASM in Brest (Brittany, France) and on one Anti-Aircraft Frigate FAA based in Toulon by the Mediterranean French coast, thereby providing them with effective digital tools in order to avoid the costly replacement of the entire sonar system.Improved signal processing significantly enhances reception especially thanks to the SDA

Riachuelo submarine during launching. Image Marinha do Brasil

World Navies: Brazil´s Riachuelo Submarine

of this investment is the Submarine Development Program (PROSUB). The National Defense Strategy, launched in 2008, established that Brazil needed to have a major naval force, including a submarine with nuclear propulsion. In that same year, a technology transfer agreement was signed between Brazil and France in the area of submarine construction. The program is enabling the production of four conventional submarines (S-BRs), which will be added to the fleet of five ageing and obsolete conventional submarines, and the building of the first Brazilian submarine with nuclear propulsion (SN-BR), all made

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Prysmian to Supply Cables for French Floating Wind Farm

Cable systems manufacturer Prysmian Group said on Tuesday it has been awarded a contract worth approximately €30 million to develop of a turnkey submarine cable system for EDF Renewables' Provence Grand Large (PGL) floating offshore wind farm project in South France.The system will includes 3 km of submarine dynamic inter-array cables and 19 km of export cables for a total of 22 km, in addition to the land cables for a route of 9 km, Prysmian said. The 25 MW floating wind farm will include three Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW wind turbines installed on float systems in the so-called Faraman zone

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