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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

Flowline Specialists' new CEO, Ross Whittingham (Photo: Flowline Specialists)

Flowline Specialists Names Whittingham CEO

;s engineering manager, has been with Flowline Specialists for 10 years. The new CEO will lead Flowline Specialists alongside the firm’s existing senior management team, which includes group operations manager and now COO Chalmers – who is based in Dubai and leads the firm’s Middle East division Flowline Specialists DMCC – and long-standing business support manager Jan Foster, both of whom joined the company in 2011.The management changes come after former CEO Jim Smith’s decision to step down after 11 years with Flowline Specialists. He has left the cable and pipe

(Photo: James Fisher Subsea Excavation)

JFSE Launches Shallow Water Excavation Tool

and backfillingThe SP2000 ULD, which is currently mobilizing for its first project, is also capable of pipeline and cable deburial for inspection, repair and maintenance, seabed preparation, freespan correction and rock dump dispersal, said JFSE, part of James Fisher and Son plc.Faisel Chaudry, Middle East regional director at JFSE, said, “The SP2000 ULD is an important addition to our offering in the Middle East as we continue to support new and existing clients with a range of requirements.”The SP2000 ULD is ultra-lightweight meaning it can be deployed from a land-based or amphibious

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Offshore AUV, ROV Market to Grow 18.2%

for the highest share of global offshore AUV and ROV market in 2016. The rising demand is credited to the factors such as versatility, simplicity in small ROV, low weight, reliability, low noise, and ease of packaging in comparison to mechanical propulsion systems, the report says.Geographically, the Middle East and Africa accounted for maximum share of 27% of global offshore AUV and ROV market, driven primarily by offshore oil and gas activities. Latin America is also expected to see strong growth, the report says. 

Stuart Cameron, managing director, Tim Sheehan, Business Development Director and Dax Edgly, Assets, Operations and Engineering Manager (Photo: Boskalis Subsea Services)

Boskalis Nets $126 Mln Subsea Contracts

workforce in the Granite City up to more than 80. The team has booked 750 vessel days with the company's bespoke dive support vessels BOKA Atlantis, BOKA DaVinci and BOKA Constructor for 2019. A further 1,000 days are booked for 2020 and beyond, with more than 600 coming from an IRM project in the Middle East.The subsea services firm has also taken more space at its new purpose-built offices in Westhill, Aberdeenshire. The 10-year lease is now for 8,565 square feet over two floors with capacity to accommodate planned, future growth.Part of Boskalis’ offshore energy division, Boskalis Subsea Services

i-Tech 7 Hires New Business Development Manager

i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s life of field business unit, has appointed Craig Roberts as its new regional business development manager for its Asia Pacific & Middle East region.Roberts, who joins from Total Marine Technology (TMT) where he was operations manager, will be based in the company’s Perth office, in Australia. He brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, specializing in the delivery of remotely executed subsea solutions and tooling across the entire lifecycle of a subsea development.Roberts will work with Simon Hird, i-Tech 7’s

(Illustration: Equinor)

DNV GL To Perform Hywind Tampen Study

Having been involved in floating wind for many years now, including as verification body on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland project, we’re excited to impart our expertise further on Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project,” commented Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice President, Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL - Energy.(Illustration: Equinor

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Trident Opens UAE Diving Center

in February 2019.Wärtsilä already has strong underwater servicing capabilities in Europe through its acquisition of the Trident Group in February 2018, and its subsequent acquisition of the Spanish underwater services company Burriel Navarro later that year. This latest expansion into the Middle East shipping region extends the company’s global footprint in this specialist field. 

Drexel Crewing Manager Ahmed Abelnasser, Drexel Operations Manager Mahmoud Eissa, Rovco CEO Brian Allen, Drexel Business Development Manager Bassem Emam (Photo: Rovco)

ROVCO Partners with Drexel

to increase business in the region over the next five years.Through the strategic alliance with services company Drexel Marine, Rovco said it aims to gain access to the local market and offer its 3D and AI technologies to oil companies and offshore contractors across Egypt, Northeast Africa and the Middle East.Brian Allen, CEO and founder of Rovco, said, “Egypt is a significant growth market for the business and a region where we see a great deal of opportunities in both shallow and deep water developments.“This strategic partnership allows us to take bold steps towards exporting our skills

Kenneth Dastol, CEO & President, Zenitel Group. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Zenitel: Expanding in Maritime, Offshore

around the world with more than 300 employees after the acquisition of Phontech. Approximately half of the staff is working out of Norway, the rest is spread out with about 30 employees in U.S., 25 in Singapore, 25 in France 25 in Croatia and the remaining employees in Denmark, Sweden, India, China, Middle East, Brazil, Columbia etc.We realize Zenitel is diverse in the markets it serves. Can you put in perspective the size, shape and direction of the maritime and offshore businesses to your overall?Zenitel is organized around five segments being, maritime, oil & gas, security & safety, industry

Boskalis Acquires Horizon

;s main activities include marine geophysical surveys and geotechnical services."Through this transaction, we are adding an important strategic position to our existing marine survey and subsea geotechnical business," said Peter Berdowski, CEO Boskalis. "Horizon is a market leader in the Middle East and we are committed to continuing and expanding the high quality of services they deliver to their clients. Furthermore, Horizon with its strong market position in the Middle East, makes this addition highly complementary to the position we hold through Gardline in Northwest Europe."Horizon

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