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N-Sea-BODAC Boosts UXO Services Offering

operational excellence. The investment in our JV ensures that we are fully equipped to fulfill market requirements.”N-Sea-BODAC, a JV between IMR subsea solutions provider N-Sea and UXO risk mitigation company BODAC, will continue to service the European UXO market, with four bases across the UK, Germany and The Netherlands. The JV, with its own team of market and solution experts, will continue to receive support from both N-Sea and BODAC, including specialists from within each company

Ocean Infinity’s Kongsberg Hugin AUVs powered by four, 20 kWh Kraken batteries for a total of 80 kWh per vehicle. (Photo: Kraken Robotics)

Kraken Gives Ocean Infinity AUVs an Energy Boost

are modular and include an integrated battery management system within each battery module.Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO, said, “We are very pleased to support Ocean Infinity’s AUV fleet battery upgrade. We started this new development effort in Q3, 2018, and our teams in Germany and Canada have worked tirelessly to deliver for Ocean Infinity. By the end of this year, we expect to have completed delivery of more than 1,300 kWh of batteries to Ocean Infinity. We look forward to continuing to support this important customer and strategic partner.”Josh Broussard, Ocean

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Global Offshore Wind Market Grows 30%

global offshore wind market grew nearly 30% per year between 2010 and 2018, benefiting from rapid technology improvements and about 150 new offshore wind projects are in active development around the world.Europe in particular has fostered the technology’s development, led by the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark, but China added more capacity than any other country in 2018, says 'Offshore Wind Outlook 2019',  a report funded by the governments of Denmark and Germany.Yet today's offshore wind market doesn't even come close to tapping the full potential – with high-quality

Cobalt-rich ferromanganese crust in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Christopher Kelley / NOAA)

China Leading the Deep Sea Mining Race

concluded in Changsa, China on October 13. Delegates gathered at the three-day meeting hosted by China Minmetals to discuss next steps in moving from exploration to the development of deep-sea mineral resources. (Photo: ISA)There is also interest from European countries including Belgium, Britain, Germany and Poland, as well as from the Middle East.However, no one has yet demonstrated that deep sea mining can be cost effective and some non-governmental organizations have questioned whether it would be possible to reach a deal on exploitation rules next year."I think, it's pretty good. I

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Video: EvoLogics Unveils New Bionic AUV

associated nutrients and/or pollutants in coastal waters.Coordinated by EvoLogics, SEAMOUNT project is funded within the framework of “BONUS - Science for a better future of the Baltic Sea region”, the joint Baltic Sea research and development program. Project partners are EvoLogics GmbH (Germany), Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Institute of Geosciences (Germany),  Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (Germany), Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (Denmark), Geologian tutkimuskeskus - Geological Survey of Finland (Finland), Maritime Institute in Gdansk (Poland), NOA

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Subsea 7 Wins Offshore Wind Work in Taiwan

Subsea 7 said it has secured a contract for the installation of the submarine cable system on an offshore wind farm project in Taiwan.The award is worth between $50 million and $150 million, Subsea 7 said.Project engineering will commence immediately at Seaway 7’s offices in Leer, Germany and in Taipei, Taiwan. Offshore activities are expected to commence in 2022.

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XOCEAN Delivers Equinor Pipeline Surveys

In September, XOCEAN completed pipeline surveys for Equinor off the east coast of England and the north coast of Germany.Using high-resolution multi-beam technology, four pipelines were surveyed with a cumulative length of 130nm in water depths ranging from 2m to 40m. Throughout the surveys, a team of USV Pilots monitored both the USV and the data quality 24/7 from XOCEAN’s Control Room in Ireland.XOCEAN has added TWCP surveys to our offering following the successful completion of a world’s first using an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV).During September, XOCEAN safely completed TWCP surveys

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EOMAP Wins Funding for Next-Gen Satellite-Derived Bathymetry

method of mapping the depth of the sea from satellite observations.Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB) uses data gathered by satellites and aircraft to generate depth measurements and seafloor characteristics for regions of shallow water. Developed 20 years ago by EOMAP scientists then at DLR (Germany) and CSIRO (Australia), SDB’s potential to create a continuously updated global database of shallow-water bathymetry is hampered by the heavy computing power required to process the large amounts of data now available.The new funding will allow EOMAP to push ahead with new SDB procedures based

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LNGC Containment Market to Reach $16Bln By 2025

of natural gas reservoirs in the region. The U.S. is conventionally the key LNG supplier at the global landscape and is a crucial market for LNG carrier containments.Europe ranked third in the LNG carrier containment market in 2018 globally, due to the regional presence of developed economies of Germany, the UK, France, and Russia, growing preference for a clean source of energy, and rising environmental awareness among the regional population.The Middle East and Africa held a notable share of the global market for LNG carrier containment in 2018. The region historically has ample sources of natural

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Deutsche Bahn Signs Offshore Wind PPA in Germany

years, beginning in 2024. The supplied volume comprises 25 megawatts, which is the equivalent of four wind turbines. That is eight percent of the total production of the wind farm, which consists of 48 turbines with a total of 295 megawatts.Deutsche Bahn is already the largest green-power consumer in Germany, and the company has set itself even higher goals for the environment and the climate with its new “Starke Schiene” corporate strategy. By 2038, the entire rail power consumed by DB will be 100 percent green. The company already covers over 57 percent of its energy requirements with

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