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Halliburton, TechnipFMC Launch Acoustic Sensing Solution for Subsea Wells

products to the marketplace that provide value for our customers.”“This project enables an enhanced level of reservoir understanding for our customers and expands our unique integrated subsea solution,” said Christina Johansen, vice president of TechnipFMC Subsea Product Manufacturing.  

Ship repair is the first market to be targeted by AMBPR, as it has significant potential with 90,000 ships of over 50m in length periodically repainted at 600 dry docks worldwide - Image for illustration only; Credit:  TawanSaklay - AdobeStock.

CGG's Sercel Buys Stake in Autonomous Robots Start-Up

agreement also provide for Sercel increasing its stake in AMBPR to 51% in 2021," CGG said Tuesday.Created in 2017, AMBPR has developed a prototype robot based on an instrumented articulating boom lift that can work autonomously to clean, sand and paint the sides of ships in dry dock. With the manufacturing support of Sercel, AMBPR expects to sell its first units within the next six months.Ship repair is the first market to be targeted by AMBPR, as it has significant potential with 90,000 ships of over 50m in length periodically repainted at 600 dry docks worldwide. The company's website also

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CorPower Starts Wave Energy Project in Portugal

CorPower, a Swedish developer of wave energy converters, is establishing an R&D, Manufacturing & Service Centre for wave energy converters in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.The location has been chosen to support CorPower’s demonstration project HiWave-5, and for the long-term development of supply and service capacity for commercial wave energy farms. "Several factors have contributed to choosing Viana do Castelo for this investment. A strong competence pool of engineers from adjacent sectors such as offshore wind, composite manufacturing and shipyards, top-level universities and

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Proserv, Dril-Quip in Subsea Control Systems Pact

Drilling and production equipment provider Dril-Quip and controls technology company Proserv have entered into an agreement under which Dril-Quip will rely upon Proserv for the development and manufacturing of its subsea control systems as a supplier."The mutually beneficial arrangement allows Dril-Quip to continue to support its existing subsea controls customers with the support of Proserv. The agreement follows Dril-Quip’s strategic decision to consolidate the supply and development of control systems with a dedicated subsea controls provider," the companies said in a joint statement.

Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm (Credit Equinor)

ORE Catapult's Floating Wind Center Attracts Leading Offshore Energy Players

; technology development, supply chain and operations, development and consent, and delivering net zero. "The aim is to reduce the cost of energy from floating wind, accelerate the build-out of floating farms, create opportunities for the UK supply chain, as well as driving innovations in manufacturing, installation and operations and maintenance," ORE Catapult said.According to ORE Catapult, the FOWCoE will work closely with stakeholders across the sector, including the Welsh and Scottish Governments and regional authorities in England, leading academic institutions in the UK, and key

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The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

. The American Wind Energy Association predicts that the offshore wind projects could create up to 83,000 jobs and $25 billion in annual economic output by 2030. Already, the AWEA reports, companies have announced well over a billion dollars in port-related infrastructure, transmission infrastructure, manufacturing facilities and supply chain development.Meanwhile, in other parts of the world, offshore wind development and infrastructure is already well developed, particularly in places like northern Europe where the first offshore wind farm was erected in 1991. Unsurprisingly, many companies from those

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Aker Solutions' Umbilicals for Murphy's King’s Quay FPS

Jonah Margulis, vice president, and country manager for Aker Solutions in the United States. "Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 have built a collaborative and high-performing relationship over time, with a strong track-record of excellent project execution." The engineering, design, and manufacturing of the umbilicals and distribution equipment will take place at Aker Solutions' facility in Mobile, Alabama in the United States. The work starts immediately and the delivery is planned for the fourth quarter of 2021, Aker Solutions said.The Norwegian company did not provide details on the

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Freight Planning… What About Offshore Wind…?

(Albany), a region supposedly under consideration for wind-port development. Ditto for New Jersey officials, who are similarly planning imminent investments in OSW port facilities.For a freight system and freight activities, OSW demands singular attention. OSW ports require large tracts of land. Manufacturing, assembly and storage logistics will require access, maybe new or upgraded access considering the size and weight of turbines and support structures. Road and highway projects are usually paid for via federal and state gas taxes. Additionally, local projects require local approvals and sometimes

Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

One-on-One with Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

. “The production of technology related to national defense is considered an essential activity, so we are continuing to manufacture all product lines with some modifications. Anyone who has the ability to work from home has been doing so since March. This limits potential exposure of our manufacturing and engineering personnel and allows employees to balance work with their family requirements. Personnel who can only work onsite also have the option to change to a more flexible schedule. We’ve instituted social distancing requirements at our facility to ensure employee safety, and we

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