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Vallourec Wins ExxonMobil’s Whiptail Order Offshore Guyana

France-based tubular solutions supplier for the energy market Vallourec has secured an order from ExxonMobil for the supply of line pipe for the Whiptail development, offshore Guyana.This is the fourth major order in the framework of the long-term agreement signed in 2021 with ExxonMobil Guyana.Vallourec will deliver over 180 km of line pipe, including X80 grade, following the lots previously booked for the Uaru order.Following the Yellowtail, Gas-to-Energy and Uaru orders, signed under the same long-term agreement, the Whiptail order further strengthens Vallourec’s strategic supplier relationship

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Asso.subsea Wraps Up Subsea Cables Installation at French Floating Wind Pilot

Subsea cable services company Asso.subsea, in partnership with Prysmian Powerlink, has completed the cable installation, burial, and protection operations for the 25 MW Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind project in France.The project, situated in the Mediterranean Sea and developed by EDF Renewables and its partners, 17 km off the coast, on a 100-meter-deep site, is a floating wind pilot project, designed to showcase the economic viability of offshore floating wind farms.Asso.subsea was entrusted with all marine works, including engineering, cable loading of export and inter-array dynamic

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Mooreast to Anchor Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Southern France

order to supply its proprietary anchors for Eolmed pre-commercial floating offshore wind farm.Mooreast has partnered with French installation contractor Bourbon Offshore to supply Mooreast’s MA5S mooring drag anchors for the Eolmed project located off the Port-La Nouvelle and Gruissan in Southern France.Bourbon will provide transport and installation services to the 30MW pre-commercial project, which is being developed by Qair, a European independent energy company, with TotalEnergies and floating technology supplier BW Ideol.Up to 35 tonnes each, the anchors command a holding power of up to 1,210

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Dutch Government Picks France's Naval Group for Submarines Order

The Dutch government on Friday said it had picked French defense company Naval Group to build four new submarines in coming decades in a long-brewing deal seen by politicians as a potential lifeline for the national shipbuilding industry.The government said the first two submarines would be operational within the next 10 years. It did not specify the exact value of the multi-billion euro contract.The submarines will be of a size to both operate in shallow waters and take part in missions far from base.The agreement still has to be approved by the Dutch parliament, where several parties voiced discontent

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Exail's DriX USV Concludes Marine Survey on US Wind Farm Areas

windfarm monopiles, detecting and avoiding ships, fishing nets and buoys.During the mission, the USV transmitted its data in real-time to a Remote Operation Center (ROC) set up at the University of Rhode Island's Inner Space Center in Rhode Island, as well as to Exail's Maritime Autonomy hub in France."We would like to thank NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Research Science Center for the trust they have placed in Exail's USV and sensors. We are proud to have contributed to providing our customers with highly accurate scientific data, ranging from biomass detection in the water column

Castoro10 vessel during AWTI operation on pipeline sections offshore Germany (Credit: ABL)

ABL Wraps Up German Subsea Pipeline Survey Job

of the project was coordinated by ABL’s team in Germany, based in Hamburg.Onsite attendances were supported by ABL’s wider European network, to ensure operations are resourced with local technical expertise where possible, including using consultants from ABL Germany, Holland, Norway and France.Saipem Wins $1.97B in Offshore Contracts in Romania and German

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CGG Pens Multi-Client Reimaging Deal with Trinidad and Tobago

France-based marine seismic data firm CGG has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago to reimage vintage 3D seismic data from four deepwater offshore blocks.CGG’s work scope will cover blocks 25a, 25b, 26, and 27 offshore Trinidad.Located in the country’s deep waters, the project has received firm industry commitments and will deliver early products in late February 2024.BP, Shell Reach Agreement with Trinidad to Explore Deepwater BlocksThe agreement also includes the generation of well and geological products that will be delivered

Floating electrical hub for Eolmed (Credit: Bourbon)

Eolmed Floating Wind Farm Starts Taking Shape in Mediterranean Sea

Bourbon Subsea Services has installed a floating electrical hub (FEH) at the Eolmed floating offshore wind farm in France, completing the first stage of the 30 MW project.The FEH for the pilot floating farm was installed off Portla-Nouvelle in southern France in fall 2023.This project will involve three 10 MW-rated wind turbines, supplied by Vestas, that will be capable of producing more than 110 million kWh/year by 2025, which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of 50,000 inhabitants.The FEH will be connected to the three wind turbines on one side and the shore connection cable on the other

Cable laying vessel Ariadne (Credit: Asso.subsea)

Prysmian Commissions Inter-Array Cable System at French Offshore Wind Farm

Prysmian Group has commissioned the inter-array cable system for the Fécamp offshore wind farm, located in the English Channel, offshore France.The Fécamp offshore wind farm is composed of 71 wind turbines with a total capacity of nearly 500MW.It will be able to generate clean electricity equivalent to the power needs of over 770,000 people.Prysmian had secured this project in 2020 with a contract awarded by EDF Renewables and its partners.Asso.subsea was contracted by Prysmian Group to execute the seabed preparation, installation and protection works for the cables. The company completed

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