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MacArtney Bolsters German Market Presence

Adding high-grade competences to its portfolio of system sales causes MBT GmbH, MacArtney Germany, to generate a wider field of activity in terms of geographical market coverage in Germany.   MBT GmbH has acquired Bremen based CPU GmbH, provider of equipment for underwater technical systems, as of April 1, 2016.   CPU GmbH remains an independent entity with Christoph Reuter carrying on his job as Managing Director of the company. CPU GmbH will relocate to the Innovation and Technology Center of the University of Bremen and will keep its current name during a transition phase.   &ldq

GE Interested in German Offshore Wind, Eastern Europe

General Electric, fresh from taking on the offshore wind business of rival Alstom, is positioning itself in Germany's expanding offshore wind sector and looking at eastern Europe.   "German offshore wind has become very important for us," Carlos Haertel, chief executive for GE Germany & Austria, told Reuters in an interview.   "Onshore wind in eastern Europe and the Balkan countries is currently interesting, especially in Poland and Romania," he said.   GE, the world's third-biggest wind turbine manufacturer by market share after Denmark's Vestas and

Statoil CEO Helge Lund (Credit Statoil)

Statoil's Lund: Natural Gas is a Big Opportunity for Germany

“There is a large potential for Germany to cut its climate emissions in a cost-effective way through the increased use of natural gas”, said Statoil CEO Helge Lund Switching from coal to gas as the power sector is a significant opportunity to cut emissions. This alternative can save more than 50% of emissions per kilowatt-hour of electricity produced.  “I think it is both timely and necessary for German to develop a plan for how natural gas can contribute to fulfilling the ambitions of the Energiewende (energy transition). Increasing the use of natural gas will be beneficial

Norway Begins Laying Power Link to Germany

Norway's power grid operator Statnett said on Tuesday it has started laying a subsea power interconnector to Germany, with commercial operations expected to start in 2020 as previously planned. The first part of the cable, between Norway and the Danish sector of the North Sea, will be installed this summer, it added. Once completed, the cable to Germany will be 623 kilometres long. (Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis)

Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra: Royal Australian Navy

Submerged Politics in Aussie's $39 bln Submarine Plan

 Australian government plans to spend 50 billion Australian dollars (US$39.39 billion) on powerful new submarines, has become a political football at home, reports Reuters.   The opposition said it wanted to invite Sweden to join Germany, France and Japan in submitting tenders for submarine fleet, as part of a proposal to end political gridlock on the project.   The Government has rejected a Labor proposal to further open up the submarine tender process as "complete fantasy" and a "mirage".   Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dismissed the Labor plan warning

Statnett to Start Work on NordLink Cable to Germany in August

Norway's grid operator Statnett will start constructing the first part of its NordLink power cable to Germany in August, the company said on Thursday.   NordLink, an interconnector that will be over 600 km (373 miles) long, will be able to supply power to more than 600,000 households when in operation.   Statnett is building two 1.4 gigawatt (GW) subsea cables to Germany and Britain to start up in 2020 and 2021 respectively, with each cable costing up to 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion).   "The first part of the NordLink cable will be installed ... in the beginning of August

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MTR100 '13 Mariscope Meerestechnik

Gettorfer Str. 1, Osdorf, Schleswig Holstein, Germany 24251 Tel: +4943466000490 Email: [email protected] Website: CEO/President: Christian Haag Number of Employees: 20 Mariscope Meerestechnik was founded in 1994 in Kiel, Germany, with the aim to develop and construct oceanographic equipment. The main manufacturing lines are: ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles); Underwater cameras and communication systems; Towed vehicles; Deep Sea systems; Custom Designed systems. Today, Mariscope Meerestechnik produces all types of oceanographic instrumentation for fluvial

Germans Push Renewable Energy Reform

reform of renewable energy laws designed to slow cost increases as Europe's largest economy moves to nearly double its green power share to 45 percent by 2025. Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet will adopt reforms to put the 'Energiewende', or transition to renewable energy, on a sustainable path as Germany attempts to wean itself off of nuclear energy and fossil fuels without killing off industries and jobs. The reforms will slow the rapid expansion of green power, which already accounts for 25 percent of Germany's electricity; force new investors in green power to take some risk; and protect households

Kongsberg Eyes Key Contract in German-Norwegian Submarine Deal

Norwegian conglomerate Kongsberg Gruppen aims to supply command and control systems to the submarines that Norway and Germany plan to order from Germany's Thyssenkrupp, a spokesman for the company said on Friday. The Norwegian and German governments on Friday said they aim to buy a combined six submarines, and that talks with Poland and the Netherlands could lead to further orders. "The (Norwegian) defence minister made it very clear today that one of the main reasons for choosing Thyssenkrupp was that it was the best solution for industrial partnerships," Kongsberg Gruppen spokesman

CWind Provides ROV Services at Amrumbank West

CWind, a services provider to the offshore wind industry, has completed a project for E.ON, site wind farm owner, to undertake inspections of the monopiles, scour protection and cables at a number of locations at Amrumbank West offshore wind farm off the coast of Germany.    The V8 Ocean Modules Inspection Class ROV was deployed from one of CWind’s 22 strong-fleet to conduct the survey. The ROV was fitted with a super high definition camera and provided clear survey results, even in poor conditions and low visibility. CWind subsequently provided comprehensive reporting on the findings

Norway to Buy ThyssenKrupp Subs

Soreide said on Tuesday during a visit with her German counterpart to a German marine base.   German media has reported the four submarines will cost 4.3 billion euros ($5.06 billion).   The purchase of the ships is part of a cooperation agreement between the two countries, under which Germany's armed forces will buy two identical submarines from Germany's ThyssenKrupp and missiles from Norway's Kongsberg. "We want to sign the deal in 2019 and get the first submarines in the mid-2020s," Eriksen Soreide said. Reporting By Sabine Siebold 

Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman Drydocks World and Maritime World

Drydocks World to Participate in SMM 2014

, the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas, and energy sectors, will participate in the prestigious 26th edition of Shipbuilding, Machinery, and Marine Technology (SMM) Exhibition, from September 9-12, 2014. Taking place in the strategic shipping hub of Hamburg, Germany, Drydocks World will attend SMM 2014 with representatives from Maritime World, Dubai Chamber and Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries. In the past several years Drydocks World relations with Germany and the EU have been very strong with 39% of vessels serviced at Drydocks World-Dubai

Dutch, Danish Grids to Build Subsea Power Cable

countries. TenneT and will put the project out to tender and expect to award contracts in late 2015. Construction will start in 2016 and should be completed early in 2019. Leading submarine direct-current cable and related equipment manufacturers include Italy's Prysmian, Swiss ABB , Germany's Siemens and France's Nexans and Alstom. In 2008, TenneT completed the 580 km, 700 MW NorNed cable between the Netherlands and Norway, and in 2011 the 260 km, 1,000 MW BritNed cable from the Netherlands to the UK. The fast growth of intermittent renewables energies like wind and solar increases

ClassNK Chairman and President Mr. Ueda (right) with Mr. Krüger, BG Verkehr (left)

ClassNK Earns Authorization from German Flag

Top Society Announces Further Expansion in Germany.   ClassNK announced that it has earned authorization from Germany’s BG Verkehr to carry out surveys on behalf of the German Government, and will be further expanding its operations in the leading ship owning nation. The announcement was made during a reception to commemorate the authorization at the prestigious Hafen-Klub on 11 February 2013. As the notified body for German flagged vessels under the EU Maritime Equipment Directive (MED 96/98/EC), BG Verkehr oversees all aspects of the German flag, including determining which classification

MORPH Robots Tested in France

MORPH (Marine Robotic System of Self-Organizing, Logically Linked Physical Nodes). Launched in February 2012, MORPH is funded by the European Commission with a budget of €8.5 million. 32 researchers from five countries and nine member organizations participated in the trials: ATLAS ELEKTRONIK (Germany), Ifremer (France), Jacobs University Bremen (Germany), Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany), Universitat de Girona – Computer Vision and Robotics Research Institute (Spain), IMAR (Institute of Marine Research Portugal), NATO  center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (based

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NATO Begins 'Dynamic Mongoose' Sub-Hunt Exercise

nations and Sweden have launched one of its biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises in the North Sea in Norway to practice detecting and hunting submarines in an annual exercise whose real-world relevance has grown in the past year.   Dubbed 'Dynamic Mongoose', the training pits submarines from Germany, the U.S., Sweden and Norway against surface ships employing a suite of sonar, sensors and maritime air patrols.   The exercises are expected to last until May 13 and involve more than a dozen warships and submarines, as well as planes and helicopters. Photos of the first maneuvers were released

The new Tanin (Crocodile) submarine en route to Israel from Germany. Image by Israel Defense Forces

Powerful Submarines Join Israel’s Navy

. It stands at a whopping 68 meters long, compared to 57.3 meters on average for other submarines.   The navy’s fifth submarine, meanwhile, is expected to arrive this summer, and is now in the final stages of construction at the Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) shipyards in Kiel, Germany.  Israel is expected to officially take control of the ISS Rahav (“arrogance” or “fearlessness”) in a few weeks, when it will begin its maiden voyage from Germany to Israel.   Lt. Col. A., commander of the ISS Tanin, called the Dolphin II-class subs a new generation

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