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

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 markets

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Van Oord Installs Slip Joint Foundation at Borssele Wind Farm Site

standard solutions, the Slip Joint makes a submerged connection possible, allowing for a more balanced weight distribution between monopile and transition piece. It therefore opens up the possibility of manufacturing larger foundations for the next generation of wind turbines with existing manufacturing facilities and installing them at deep-sea locations using existing vessels."The (conical) sections that make the connection are produced using standard manufacturing methods. The Slip Joint provides a rapid, simple and safe installation solution in combination with reduced maintenance for the

Retrofit: new work in wind for an anchor-handling vessel. Illustration: courtesy Unitech

Offshore wind: The making of a (supply chain) star

into submarine power cables … by accident. We did not really believe that there was much develop. However, it’s been proven that our 30 years of subsea distribution system experience had a lot to offer the cable industry. It seems today’s designs are more based on existing manufacturing facilities than the optimum design for floating wind and installations. Its like with electrical cars, it is hard to rebuild your gasoline engine factory,” he says, adding that he sees Unitech as “the Tesla” of offshore power cables.The timing is right for a new Tesla of that type

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Hydro Group Expands

in the defense, aerospace and renewable energy industries.With a strong track record of international expansion in both Asia and the Americas, Hydro Group is continuing to identify local experts and new markets globally for its suite of subsea connectivity solutions.From its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Scotland, Hydro Group develops the complete subsea electrical and optical interconnect package, built to withstand the harshest environmental conditions.Hydro Group employs more than 100 full time staff in Scotland, Singapore and the USA, providing total solutions to a portfolio of prime

Shearwater to Buy Schlumberger’s Seismic Business

, including seven 3D vessels and three multipurpose vessels (MPVs) configured to serve the growing OBS market, 12 complete streamer sets with spares, as well as two source vessels. The proposed transaction also includes WesternGeco proprietary marine seismic technology, as well as development and manufacturing facilities in Norway and Malaysia.“We will combine two strong complementary businesses and create an industry-leading full-service geophysical company with a solid financial and strategic platform,” said Irene Waage Basili, CEO, Shearwater. “Our strategy has been to build a stronger

Trelleborg Acquires Automated Dynamics

in the long-term also for other markets,” said Claus Barsøe, President of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area. “The acquired company’s expertise in automation of the production of composite products is impressive and should be possible to leverage into other manufacturing facilities.”    Automated Dynamics is located in Niskayuna, N.Y. Its sales amounted to approximately SEK 65 M in 2016

RJE International Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation

Following a certification audit of RJE International’s corporate and manufacturing facilities in Irvine, Calif., the company said it has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification.    ISO accreditation is a comprehensive quality management standard covering all main processes within a company, ensuring these processes are not only conducted under controlled conditions, but are also subject to continuous improvement. The goal is to ensure customers receive consistently high quality products and services.   "We are delighted to obtain our ISO certifica

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AutoNaut Partners with NOC Robotics Center

become a partner with the Marine Robotics Innovation Center. U.K.-based AutoNaut and the NOC have maintained a long-term relationship since 2013 and this move is a sign of the company’s increasing ambitions.   Recent investment from the Seiche Group has enabled AutoNaut to expand manufacturing facilities and engineering expertise as well as recruit several new members of staff. A desk in the innovation center will be utilized by AutoNaut Ltd technical and business development personnel to work alongside the NOC’s marine autonomy and robotics team.   The NOC first worked with

Madhukar Kulkarni, India; Benoit d’Alancon, France; Tik Sun, China; Alex Phan, Vietnem; Mike Swann, USA; Marianne Eleanor A. Catanyag; Philippines; Marek Narewski, Poland; Graham Wilkie, Hydro Group; Eric Pham, Vietnam; Steve Ang, Hydro Group Asia Singapore, Doug Whyte Hydro Group (Photo: Hydro Group)

Retaining Company Consistency with Global Collaboration

, Vietnam, France and America all visited our recently expanded headquarters to see and hear about the company’s activity, growth and future plans – information they were able to take back with them to share further.    Inviting agents and representatives to your office, manufacturing facilities or workshop to meet and feel part of the team, and see and understand first-hand the company’s offering and growth plans, can help inform and ensure the messages they convey when they return to their regions are on point. Resulting in the best business outcome all round.   Forums

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