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Thyssenkrupp’s MUM concept. Image from Thyssenkrupp.

Robotics: The Next Gen in Subsea Vehicles

for Equinor and Seabed Geo Solutions. “There are also nodes that are placed on the seabed by an ROV. There are others where you dump them over the side with concrete ballast and some propelled alternatives. Our system will remove the necessity for large specialist vessels with heavy handling machinery and time consuming ROV operations.”Groups of Oceanids can be deployed fast and sensor point granularity (i.e. area coverage and therefore how much data be retrieved) can be increased, he says. This is thanks to 69 degrees to vertical autonomous lateral displacement capability, with each node

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Contract award for OOSV

its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).BCS will supply a ship control and monitoring system for the OOSV. The system is designed to provide ship personnel with all the basic alarms and status information they require in order to maintain the safe and efficient operation of the machinery, auxiliary systems and other relevant equipment. The system features built-in self-diagnostics, an intuitive, user-friendly interface and a fail-safe redundant network to enhance safety and reliability. BCS has previous experience working on NSS projects having been subcontracted by Hawboldt Industries

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New Tech Simulates Methane Hydrate Recovery

raising shallow methane hydrate to the surface is the gas lifting method, in which air and other gases are blown into the lifting pipe, making use of the naturally-occurring upward flow generated as the gases mix with the seawater inside the pipe in order to lift the methane hydrate. As no underwater machinery is required, this method reduces the risk of stoppages in production due to mechanical breakdowns in comparison with the pumped lifting method, in which pumps are installed underwater in order to lift the methane hydrate to the surface.The newly developed technology from MES-HD and Fukuoka University

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Aker Bets on Software Engineers for Its Oil Business

oil companies, will share operations/production data live from two producing fields, that is between Edvard Grieg and Ivar Aasen," a Lundin Norway representative told Reuters.By combining all the data that typically sits in different digital silos - such as matching flow sensors with the piece of machinery they actually sit on - Cognite says its software can help reduce maintenance costs, extend the lifespan of equipment and avoid damaging breakdowns.Digitizing industrial assets can also mean fewer people need to be offshore, less downtime for oil platforms, more targeted maintenance and better analysis

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Mooring Installation Highlights Thordon's Range

life in an unpredictable and demanding open ocean environment.George Morrison, Thordon Bearings’ Regional Manager, said, “We are seeing increasing interest from industrial sectors outside our core maritime markets, particularly the mining, offshore and renewable energy sectors. Any rotating machinery can benefit both commercially and technically from our range of unique grease-free and water-lubricated polymer bearing solutions.&rdquo

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Maersk Drilling: First Order for "Chela" Crane

using the latest simulation techniques in fast tracking high specification equipment development and verification, the delivery schedule aimed for by the client can be achieved. GustoMSC has found support from several suppliers in this fast track delivery, especially JB systems for E&I and Breman Machinery as long term partner for high quality steel construction and assembly.       


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UW’s New Research Vessel Ready for Work

30 kw harbor generator   Berthing: Up to 13 total: 2 ea 4-person staterooms, 5 single staterooms 4 each heads onboard   Laboratories Wet Lab 11.4 sq meters Dry Lab 9.0 sq meters Refrigerators: 2 ea Freezer: 1 ea Power Supplies: 115 vAC, 60 Hz; 240 vAC, 50 Hz; 24 vDC   Deck Machinery - central hydraulic system CTD Slip Ring Winch: 4,500-ft of 0.322-inch E-M cable Hydro Winch: 5,000-ft of 3/16-inch hydro wire 3 ea Spit Trawl Winches - 8.0 T core pull 2 ea Aux Winches - 3.0 T core pull Crane - 8.0 mT with winch Gantry - 5,000 lb capacity Anchor Windlass 2.5 T pull  

Tidal turbine ballast for fixed offshore tidal turbines

Tidal Turbines: Is Better Ballast the Answer?

foundation. The way the device should be attached is of critical importance since strong currents can be extremely aggressive environment. Current solutions as drilled piles or monopiles are quite expensive because they require seabed geology and bathymetry analysis, complicated design, additional machinery for installation and frequent maintenance due to corrosion, fatigue cracks and the grout.   Gravity-based foundations can be eventually considered as the better solution since they don’t penetrate the seabed. However, the overturning moments need to be carefully considered and if the

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Wärtsilä Acquires Trident B.V.

million) and an additional €3.5 million ($4.2 million) earn-out, based on the business performance in the coming years. The turnover of Trident is approximately €9 million ($10.7 million).   Trident Group specializes in repair, overhaul, and maintenance of propulsion systems, hull and machinery, with fully equipped workshops and certified personnel in the Netherlands, Italy, and Canary Islands.   With the acquisition, Wärtsilä – which has long provided underwater services through partnerships –  expands its 'vessel-as-a-service' value offering and becomes

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