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Kraken Reports Contracts Worth $2.8 Million

and recovery operations being reduced by approximately 50%, yielding increased safety and cost efficiencies.Kraken is expecting follow-on orders from existing battery customers in 2020 as well as new customer announcements and deliveries.The firm is planning a move into new larger facility in Rostock, Germany in the fourth quarter of 2020 in order to handle additional battery and thruster production.Pressure Tolerant Thrusters – SeaThrustKraken signed a supply agreement with a supplier of robot cleaners to the aquaculture industry, MPI of Norway.ServicesOceanVisionAn Ocean Supercluster contract

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Research Vessel Atair to be Commissioned this Spring

A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered survey, wreck-search and research vessel built by German Naval Yards Kiel is currently undergoing installation and finishing works at Fassmer in Berne, Germany prior to being commissioned this spring.Ordered by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), the new research vessel will be homeported in Hamburg, replacing the previous Atair, which entered operation in 1987.At 75 meters long and roughly 17 meters wide, the new Atair will be the largest research vessel in the BSH fleet. It will also be the most technologically advanced and environmental

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ABB Bags DolWin5 Gig

Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation ABB has won EUR10.6 million order for digital products and services to support the DolWin5 (Epsilon) offshore grid connection project in Germany.According to a press note from the technology company, ABB will provide a system for IT infrastructure, OT1 security, plant-wide condition monitoring, SCADA2 and remote access services to facilitate stable power transmission to the German national grid.The DolWin5 (Epsilon) platform will deliver 900 megawatts of zero-carbon electricity from three connected wind farms in the North Sea, 100 km off the German coast. In

Oi London 2020 will be a meeting point for over 500 exhibitors. Photo from Oi London 2018
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Oi London 2020 Marks 50th Anniversary

industry professionals, academics and government representatives alike.Emphasizing this vigorous international feel, new pavilions for Massachusetts and Italy are being introduced for Oi London 2020, taking their place alongside returning delegations from companies in Canada, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Ireland and the US. The general expansion of key resources is also reflected in an increased prominence for show mainstays including the Future Tech Hub, spotlighting advanced solutions from new-to-market technologists, and the Ocean ICT Zone, which will promote connectivity and data-related

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Kongsberg Maritime Shuts Down KM Contros

the previously announced letter of intent, and the sale of Contros will therefore not proceed. Consequently, Kongsberg Maritime has decided to cease the Contros operations, a press release said.Contros is a subdivision of the Sensors & Robotics division in KM, it’s located in Kiel/Hamburg, Germany. Contros has two primary lines of business: sensors that measure dissolved gases in water, and platforms and deployment systems for in-situ oceanographic measurement.KM said that it will conduct a staged closure of the operations of Contros during the first half of 2020 while still stand by its

Fugro Completes UXO Survey in Germany

Fugro has completed an unexploded ordnance (UXO) screening project for Siemens AG at the site of a new gas-fired power station in Herne, Germany.More than 1,300 foundation pile locations were screened for UXO and cleared down to 15 m below ground level without affecting other site preparation activities.In Germany, any areas that suffered bombing during the Second World War must have a UXO site survey before construction can begin. “With Fugro’s UXO solution, the flexibility of using it in parallel with ongoing site-leveling activities and its accuracy in detecting ferromagnetic

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Allseas: No Plans to Resume Nord Stream 2 Work

Swiss-Dutch company Allseas Group said it has no plans to resume laying pipes for Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, Russian state news agency TASS reported on Monday.Russia said it has its own vessel to complete the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany after Washington placed sanctions on the project.(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh, editing by Louise Heavens)

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Allseas Suspends Nord Stream 2 Work

Swiss-Dutch company Allseas said last week it had suspended its pipe-laying activities in the Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany natural gas pipeline in anticipation of U.S. President Donald Trump's signing of a defense policy bill."In anticipation of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Allseas has suspended its Nord Stream 2 pipelay activities," the company said in a statement dated Dec. 21."Allseas will proceed, consistent with the legislation's wind down provision and expect guidance comprising of the necessary regulatory, technical and environmental

NotiloPlus’ Seasam AUV has been operating around the world. Photo from NotiloPlus.

Subsea Tech's 'March of Miniaturization'

Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland where they started working together again on miniature AUVs.But, while trying to build them, they realized that they couldn’t find small enough thrusters, batteries for endurance, and small acoustic modems. In addition, they were asked by Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) to expand their work on optical communication and develop a stand-alone unit. Their LUMA 500ER now offers 500kbs (thousand bits per second) data rate at up to 70m range over a 120 degree cone, says Igor Martin, the firm’s CEO. But he says they think that

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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

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