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DSV Kelly Ann Candies (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

DSV Completes US Northeast Campaign

Aqueos Corporation said it has wrapped up saturation diving and remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) campaigns for multiple clients in the US Northeast.The saturation diving vessel DP2 DSV Kelly Ann Candies was used to conduct inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) work on multiple liquefied natural gas (LNG) offloading facilities in the area in depths down to about 107 meters water depth. Work also included conducting +200-ton lifts for which Aqueos opted to mobilize local barges with winch spreads.Jason Brink, campaign project manager, said, “With our company entering into multiyear partnershi

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Allseas Suspends Nord Stream 2 Work

Swiss-Dutch company Allseas said last week it had suspended its pipe-laying activities in the Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany natural gas pipeline in anticipation of U.S. President Donald Trump's signing of a defense policy bill."In anticipation of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Allseas has suspended its Nord Stream 2 pipelay activities," the company said in a statement dated Dec. 21."Allseas will proceed, consistent with the legislation's wind down provision and expect guidance comprising of the necessary regulatory, technical and environmental

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OneSubsea to Supply 20K SPS for Chevron's Anchor

earlier today. Its partner Total holds the remaining 37.14% working interest in the project.The first phase will encompass a seven-well subsea development tied to a semisubmersible floating production unit (FPU) with planned design capacity of 75,000 barrels of crude oil and 28 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. First oil is expected in 2024.Justin Rostant, an analyst with Wood Mackenzie’s Gulf of Mexico team, expects that the Anchor FID will “kickstart the next wave of investments in US Gulf of Mexico.”“Anchor is the first of three 20,000 psi projects that Wood Mackenzie

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Orsted to Invest in 'Green Hydrogen' Pilots

published on Thursday..Orsted and two partners secured funding in August from the British government for a "green hydrogen" project.Hydrogen gas has long been seen as a potential alternative to fossil fuels as it emits water when burnt, not CO2, the greenhouse gas emitted by coal, oil and natural gas. But making hydrogen from water by electrolysis, using renewable power, requires large amount of electricity.Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind farm developer, plans to invest $30 billion in green energy up to 2025 in efforts to be become a major renewable energy firm, leading a shift

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Subsea Tieback Research Hub Opens in WA

the economic viability of WA gas fields that have not yet been commercialized due to their location.Jointly funded by Chevron and Woodside with approximately AUD$600,000 per annum, the center will be highly integrated into industry to work on real-world challenges and solutions for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, UWA said.Premier Mark McGowan has praised The University of Western Australia (UWA) and industry partners for the joint research laboratory that will position Western Australia as a global energy hub leader, stimulating the economy and creating jobs.The new center UWA Vice-Chancellor

Photo: Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Steel Cut for 1st LNG-fueled Ship in France

MSC Cruises, a global cruise line registered in Switzerland and based in Geneva, has held a steel-cutting ceremony for its first new-generation World-Class ship at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.The first of five liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered cruise ships on order, MSC Europa is the first LNG ship to be built in France.On the occasion of the cutting of the first steel ceremony held in Saint-Nazaire, MSC and Chantiers de l’Atlantique unveiled a groundbreaking R&D project named PACBOAT.The project focuses on the integration of a new fuel cell technology

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McDermott to Build SPS for Greater Tortue

McDermott International announced it has been subcontracted to build subsea production system (SPS) for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal."Fabrication for both the SPS and subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) scope for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project will now be undertaken in McDermott's yard in Batam, [Indonesia], which enables a fast-tracked fabrication schedule to be delivered," said Ian Prescott, Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific.McDermott said the contract is worth between $1 million and $50 million, and will be reflected

A five-member team from NUS Engineering, Keppel Data Centres and SLNG will jointly develop a prototype to demonstrate the novel, energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling technology for data centres. Photo:  National University of Singapore

Singapore: LNG Terminal to Develop Data Center

by data centers is used to cool IT equipment. Therefore, improving the efficiency of the cooling system can result in significant energy savings and reduce the carbon footprint of data centers. In this project, we aim to demonstrate a novel way of storing cold energy released from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) re-gasification process and using it to cool data centers efficiently," said Dean's Chair Associate Professor Praveen Linga, who is from the NUS Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the leader of the project team.A five-member team from NUS Engineering, Keppel

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GTT Intros Several Advances in LNG Tech

development process.The American Bureau of Shipping classification society issued the "LNG Cargo Ready" rating to GTT for its latest VLEC (Very Large Ethane Carrier) model, a first in the ethane sector. The rating certifies that the ethane carriers can be used to transport liquefied natural gas without having to convert the ship's tanks.GTT also received approval in principle from the classification society Bureau Veritas for icebreaker vessels using Mark III Flex and N096 L03+ technologies sailing in Arctic waters.In addition, GTT signed a joint agreement for the design of a very

Philip Adams, Director UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Photo: UMass Dartmouth.

Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind and Water

. Hugh Dunn of UMass Dartmouth gave an overview of the project that Center for Policy Analysis at UMassD is working on to quantify the blue economy sectors, supply chain and workforce, a study to be released this summer.Renewable energy systems are taking off. Solar, geothermal, traditional Hydro and natural gas led the way, and offshore wind is taking center stage here in the US. Marine technology suppliers and service providers have A LOT to offer; survey systems, meteorological systems, autonomous site characterization for monitoring and operations, making the South Coast of New England the hub for

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