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Albwardy Damen in Pact with Heila Cranes

guaranteed top quality, through-life support and customer service."This premium level of support will be available both for the yard’s newbuilds and third-party vessels when they visit the Albwardy Damen facilities for maintenance and repair," it said.The recent launch of Heila Cranes Middle East in Dubai will also contribute to the enhanced service provision. There, alongside an office and support centre, there will also be based an experienced electrical & automation crane specialist permanently on call, providing immediate support across the region.“Heila provides a high level

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CGG Grows Middle East Footprint

Geophysical services company CGG said it is bringing its integrated geoscience offering for exploration, field development and production optimization directly to the doorstep of national and independent oil companies in the Middle East, with the newly established Regional Geoscience Center in Abu Dhabi.The company, which noted it is seeing a high level of activity across the region, said its existing Abu Dhabi center has almost doubled in size to welcome the arrival of a team of geoscience experts in key technical disciplines to complement its existing seismic imaging and geoscience software teams.

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Polarcus Signs MOU with ARGAS

Marine geophysical company Polarcus said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Company (ARGAS) to collaborate on seismic projects in the Middle East and NOrth Africa (MENA) region.Polarcus provides global marine seismic acquisition capabilities and cloud-based Priority Processing services. ARGAS provides regional expertise in land, transition zone and shallow water seismic data acquisition and associated data processing. Together, the firms will work to identify opportunities and execute projects in the MENA region.“Leveraging the core strengths and

Maersk Pelican with Norsepower Rotor Sails. Pic: Norsepower

Norsepower Rotor Sails Saves Fuel

Effect, that propels the vessel forward; in this instance a Maersk Tankers’ Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker vessel, said the company.The Rotor Sails deliver auxiliary wind propulsion to the vessel - which have operated in conditions ranging from tropical climate to arctic conditions in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia – resulting in the optimization of energy efficiency and a reduction in fuel consumption.The Rotor Sails were installed onboard Maersk Pelican in August 2018. As part of the test, the aggregated total fuel saved from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019 was 8.2% savings

Cobalt-rich ferromanganese crust in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Christopher Kelley / NOAA)

China Leading the Deep Sea Mining Race

13. Delegates gathered at the three-day meeting hosted by China Minmetals to discuss next steps in moving from exploration to the development of deep-sea mineral resources. (Photo: ISA)There is also interest from European countries including Belgium, Britain, Germany and Poland, as well as from the Middle East.However, no one has yet demonstrated that deep sea mining can be cost effective and some non-governmental organizations have questioned whether it would be possible to reach a deal on exploitation rules next year."I think, it's pretty good. I think the current draft is largely complete

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Unique Group Buys Five USVs

operations and act as a true force multiplier in the marine renewables sector as well as subsea construction, IRM and decommissioning in the oil and gas market, Unique Group said.The acquired units will be placed within Unique Group’s global rental pool and accessible to clients across the Middle East, Europe, South East Asia and the Americas

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SAExploration Wins AsiaPac Deal

approximately 55 days and will occur primarily during the fourth quarter of 2019, it said.SAE offers a full range of vertically-integrated seismic data acquisition, data processing and interpretation, and logistical support services throughout North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.In addition to the acquisition of 2D, 3D, time-lapse 4D and multi-component seismic data on land, in transition zones and offshore in depths reaching 3,000 meters, SAE offers a full suite of data processing and interpretation services

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LNGC Containment Market to Reach $16Bln By 2025

containments.Europe ranked third in the LNG carrier containment market in 2018 globally, due to the regional presence of developed economies of Germany, the UK, France, and Russia, growing preference for a clean source of energy, and rising environmental awareness among the regional population.The Middle East and Africa held a notable share of the global market for LNG carrier containment in 2018. The region historically has ample sources of natural gas and has contributed remarkably to the LNG carrier containment market globally through the LNG exports.Latin America held the lowest share of the global

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Mermaid Reports Subsea Contracts

Mermaid Maritime announced that its Middle East and Southeast Asian business units have recently been awarded subsea contracts with a combined total estimated potential contract value of $7.4 million.The first highlighted scope of work, commencing in the third quarter of 2019, involves carrying out air diving and a light work-class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services for a national upstream oil and gas company offshore in the Middle East GCC. The duration of the contract is for approximately nine months.The second highlighted work package, also commencing in the third quarter of 2019

Arnaud Pieton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC (Photo: TechnipFMC)

TechnipFMC Wins $1 Billion Subsea Contract

Petrleum for its Golfinho/Atum development offshore Mozambique.The UK-based firm said it was awarded a contract worth more than $1 billion for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the subsea hardware system through its wholly owned UAE incorporated subsidiary, Technip Middle East FZCO.TechnipFMC will execute the offshore installation scope with its consortium partner Van Oord, through their wholly owned UAE incorporated subsidiary, Van Oord Gulf FZE, and in cooperation with strategic major subcontractor Allseas.In addition, TechnipFMC has been awarded separate contracts

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