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Cheong Tsang becomes the new operations director at Balmoral Tanks’ Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire, facility. Photo courtesy Balmoral Tanks

Balmoral Tanks Appoints Lockwood, Tsang

and management from Strathclyde University and, from there, has followed a career in engineering and manufacturing. Mr Tsang has held various management and directorial roles in design/development, quality/process control, production and operations and has worked extensively in the UK, China and Germany

Norway, Germany to Buy Six Submarines from Thyssenkrupp

Norway has agreed to order four submarines from Germany's Thyssenkrupp for 45 billion crowns ($5.3 billion), with Germany agreeing to order another two, the Norwegian defense ministry said on Tuesday.Norway and Germany, both NATO members, are jointly procuring identical submarines from Thyssenkrupp's shipbuilding division.The Norwegian defense ministry said Germany had agreed to order two submarines from Thyssenkrupp, pending approval from the German parliament.The signing of the contract is due this summer, the ministry said, with the first submarine due for delivery in 2029.As part of the

“We have noticed a significant upturn in requests for unplanned multibeam echo sounder-based surveys especially around offshore wind farms, and are confident that establishing a team to specialise in producing high quality data in these challenging conditions is the most effective way to meet the specialised needs,” said Andres Nicola, CEO of Nicola Engineering

VIDEO: New Marine Survey Firm Nicola Offshore Open for Business

A new company called Nicola Offshore specializing in marine survey campaigns and on-demand missions has started operations from its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany on Monday.According to the company's press statement, Nicola Offshore was established to service the more complex and specialist aspects of marine surveying, including underwater object detection, unexploded ordnance (UXO), and subsea cable investigations, as well as pre- and post-dredging reports. The company is a joint venture between Nicola Engineering GmbH, a German marine survey provider and ProMarine BV, a Dutch workboat

Kraken's SeaPower Battery - Image: Kraken

Kraken Secures New Subsea Batteries, Sonar Contracts and $1.5M Funding

system between the customers AUVs from two different AUV manufacturers.This is an industry unique capability of Kraken’s SAS systems. Delivery will occur in 2021," Kraken said.Furthermore, Kraken said it has been notified of $1.5 million of funding awards across two projects. Namely, Germany’s Federal Research Minister announced in February that the Ocean Technology Center, Rostock, was one of seven clusters that will receive up to a total of €450 million over nine years. The Ocean Technology Center, Rostock, is expected to receive up to a total of €45 million of this

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Allseas to Use MENCK Hammers for German Offshore Wind Project

equipment for the installation of TenneT’s DolWin6 offshore converter platform in the German sector of the North Sea.Completion of the DolWin6 project is scheduled for 2023. Like the previous projects, DolWin3 and BorWin3, it is a direct-current connection between offshore wind farms and mainland Germany with a 900-MW transmission capacity and is part of the German government’s commitment to increase the country’s renewable energy supply.MENCK will provide its submersible MHU 3500S hydraulic hammer, which is capable of driving monopiles and smaller-sized piles by delivering 3500-kJ impact

MMT Inks Nord Stream AG Deal

AG. The yearly inspections, to be executed through our cooperation with Reach Subsea, include visual and acoustic survey services critical for the pipeline integrity assessments, covering inspection of the European sections of both lines of the Nord Stream Pipeline System running from Russia to Germany.This award follows on from the original contract awarded in 2017. One of the key advantages from this continued collaboration is the development resulting from the experiences gained during the last four years. This allows for significantly reduced costs and increased efficiency by high-speed survey

A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) moves along the length of the pipeline, equipped with digital cameras and specific sensors. The data and footage is analysed to assess the integrity of the pipeline. (File Photo: Nord Stream AG)

Reach Subsea, MMT in 3-year Nord Stream Pipeline Inspection Deal

Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.The contract is for yearly inspections, which will include visual and acoustic survey services critical for the pipeline integrity assessments, covering inspection of the European sections of both lines of the Nord Stream pipeline system running from Russia to Germany."This award follows on from the original contract awarded in 2017. One of the key advantages from this continued collaboration is the development resulting from the experiences gained during the last four years. "This allows for significantly reduced costs and increased efficiency

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Unique Floating Wind Turbine Set for Middle East Debut

pipes. From the mainland storage facility, the water is fed into the water distribution system of the community," SIP explained. Below are the project partners, and their respective  responsibilities, as shared by SIP:Technology & Project Development: SYNLIFT Industrial Products (Germany)Plant Manufacturing / Process: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Germany)Plant Manufacturing / Marine: CRIST Shipyard (Poland)Technology Partners (Components):Submarine Cabling: NSW / Prysmian Group (Germany)Fine Filtration: Boll & Kirch Filterbau (Germany)Technology Partners: (Services):Wind

Image from Fall 2020 OceanVision Campaign – Flowlines and Risers. Image Courtesy Kraken

Kraken Announces $3.5m of Contract, Funding Awards

.5 million, the customer’s fourth order of Kraken batteries.In addition, Kraken was awarded $2 million of funding awards across three projects. Work on these projects will be carried by Kraken’s acoustic signal processing team in Canada, Kraken’s AI and Machine Learning team in Bremen, Germany and Kraken’s subsea power team in Rostock, Germany.Execution of the contracts for deliveries of our SeaScout systems to the Danish and Polish navies continues and is on track and on budget. First shipments under these contracts will occur in Q4 this year

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