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Alucia2 Installing FarSounder 3D FLS

The FarSounder-1000 Forward Looking Sonar (FLS), has been selected by the OceanX exploration team to help provide safe passage for Alucia2, its new 85.3m research and exploration yacht. Admarel BV, a member of the Alewijnse Group, is the FarSounder dealer in the Netherlands instrumental in securing this sale.With the inclusion of a FarSounder-1000, operators of the vessel will be able to view a true underwater 3D image ahead of the ship up to 1000 meters range. The sonar’s technology is designed to assist in the prevention of collisions and groundings as the OceanX team explores parts

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Waters West of Europe Drive Ocean Overturning

;s Natural Environment Research Council. Additional funding came from the European Union 7th Framework Program and Horizon 2020.Co-authors hailed from Duke; the U.K.’s National Oceanography Center; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; the Scottish Association for Marine Sciences; the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Utrecht University; Memorial University in St. John’s, Canada; GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany; and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Canada

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Deep Sea Mooring Wins Diamond Offshore Contract

The Netherlands based offshore services provider Vryhof and its mooring business Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) on Tuesday announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore.Under the terms of the deal, DSM said it will provide a broad array of mooring and related equipment to several of Diamond’s rigs, as well as a range of engineering and rig services expertise.Wolfgang Wandl, Group CEO at Vryhof, said, “Not only are we committing to a 10-year partnership agreement for the provision of mooring equipment to Diamond, but we will also be working closely

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Shipbuilding: Damen TSHD for Portuguese Dredging Company

result, the company formed a team with West-Sea, an all-round shipyard in the north of Portugal. Carceller, an experienced naval architect located just across the Spanish border, carried out the design of the split hopper dredger. The dredging equipment was sourced from Damen Dredging Equipment in the Netherlands.This successful international cooperation has resulted in the delivery of a 1,045m3 split hopper dredger, 73 meters long and with a beam of 11.4 meters. The hopper dredger has been fitted out with a Ø500 millimeter trailing suction pipe, which can work using various configurations. As the

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GE to Test 12MW Turbine in Netherlands

have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam (NL) during summer 2019.The deal includes five years of testing and a 15-year full service Operation and Maintenance agreement, said the JV between between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands.This Haliade-X 12 MW prototype will be installed onshore to facilitate access for testing. During the initial period of operations, it will allow GE Renewable Energy to collect data needed to obtain a Type Certificate, a key step in commercializing the product in 2021.Allard Castelein, CEO of

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Vryhof Reports New Contracts

The Netherlands based offshore services provider Vryhof  announced on Tuesday its three businesses Deep Sea Mooring, Vryhof Anchors and Moorlink have been awarded up to $75 million in new contracts to start 2019.The contracts include deals for Vryhof Anchors for the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm, offshore Portugal, the world’s first commercial floating wind farm, and the Havfarm 1 offshore fish farm project in Norway, one of the world’s largest floating structures. In addition, Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) has secured contracts with Saipem Indonesia, Odfjell Drilling and Noble Drilling for

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Denmark-Netherlands Subsea Power Cable Reaches Dutch Coast

A subsea power line set to link the networks of Denmark and the Netherlands reached the Dutch coast on Friday as part of plans to share excess electricity from wind farms and other sources.The 325 km (202 mile) long COBRAcable, short for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, has a capacity of around 700 megawatts (MW) and is expected to become fully operational in the third quarter of 2019."This is an important step towards the integration of electricity networks in western Europe," said Jeroen Brouwers, spokesman for Dutch grid operator TenneT."We will now have the first link between the

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Persistent Profiling of the Greater Agulhas Current

Sources Experiment (ACSEX): 2000-2001By the late 1990s, scientists were uncertain that a continuous boundary flow existed off Mozambique to supply the Agulhas. To clarify the issue, Dutch scientists conducted the Agulhas Current Sources Experiment (ACSEX) in 2000-2001. The study was performed by NIOZ (Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) and its partners. The project focused on the strength, variability, and structure of currents.Seven moorings spanned the Mozambique Channel for one year. Uplooking ADCPs were installed at 500 m depth on the western side where a boundary current might be expected. A

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Seismic From Below

development.Seabed Geosolutions was established in 2013 as a joint venture between Fugro (60%) and CGG (40%) – uniting Fugro’s ocean bottom node expertise with CGG’s ocean bottom cable, node and transition zone operational experience. With headquarters in Leidschendam in the Netherlands, and offices in Houston, Dubai, Massy and Kuala Lumpur, Seabed Geosolutions has acquired more than 38,000 km2 of 3D ocean bottom seismic data since 2005

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RNLN Integrates SeeByte’s Neptune into its AUVs

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has integrated SeeByte’s Neptune software into its new generation Remus 100 fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).Neptune provides a payload control architecture, goal-based mission planning, and real-time autonomy engine for Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) to plan and execute well known patterns of behavior. Neptune expedites and optimizes single-vehicle and multi-vehicle operations.Neptune can be used to coordinate fleets of unmanned assets for MCM missions enabling operators to easily coordinate various assets to search, classify and map, reacquire

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Damen Floats Out Australian Icebreaker

vessel is afloat, construction will continue with the positioning of prefabricated superstructure blocks, bringing the finished vessel to its full 10-deck height of just over 50 meters.The construction process is calling on input from two different Damen yards: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in the Netherlands is providing engineering and project management services, and Damen Shipyards Galati is carrying out vessel construction and outfitting tasks. Damen Project Director Joop Noordijk says: “This project is benefiting from the great collaborative relationship between these two sister companies

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Subsea’s Future is Blowin’ in the Wind

DONG Energy) has roots in the oil and gas industry that go back to the early 1970s. Today, the company is completely focused on clean renewable energy and is the world’s largest offshore wind farm company, with projects in operation or under development in Denmark, the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, the U.S. and Taiwan. Needless to say, the company has a large number of wind turbines in operation, all of which will require inspection throughout the life of the equipment.David-Lee Jones, Ørsted’s senior technical project lead, said that when conducting wind turbine inspections

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Offshore Test of New Installation Technology Successful

Accelerator BLUE PILOT project.The industry partners include E.ON, EDPR,  EnBW, Equinor, Ørsted, Shell, Sif, SSE, Van Oord, and Vattenfall. The offshore test was carried out on August 13, 2018, using Van Oord’s offshore heavy lift installation vessel, Svanen, off the coast of the Netherlands.The BLUE Hammer is an innovative, new hammer utilizing a large water tank to provide a more energetic, but quieter blow for offshore installation. It is designed to reduce underwater noise levels by up to 20 dB (SEL), and is predicted to reduce the fatigue damage during installation on the pile

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Aleron’s New Hybrid ROV Goes to Work

Following a six-figure sum investment in research and development, the new hybrid TRACKROV system has been mobilized to carry out unexploded ordnance identification (UXO) surveys for a major renewables project in The Netherlands.Aberdeenshire-based ROV and tooling engineering firm Aleron Subsea said its new TRACKROV technology has secured its first contract win to support unexploded clearance work for a wind farm route clearance project in the region.The high-tech TRACKROV vehicle has been built to operate on the seabed for extended periods and in currents of up to three knots. By designing it as a

Denmark’s GST Selects New Depth Management System

Agency Liikennevirasto. In 2015, Teledyne CARIS was awarded a major implementation contract providing Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) to the Swedish Maritime Administration. Other successful implementations in the Baltic Sea region include solutions for the Norwegian, German, Polish, Latvian, Netherlands, and United Kingdom hydrographic agencies

Subsea 7 Bags Nexen Contract Offshore UK

bundle will be fabricated at Subsea 7’s Wester site near Wick, with technical support from Subsea 7’s specialist pipeline group in Glasgow. Project management and engineering for the heavy lift work scope will be conducted from Seaway Heavy Lifting’s office in Zoetermeer in the Netherlands. The offshore activities will mainly take place in 2020

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Siemens Gamesa, Van Oord win $580 mln Dutch wind farm contract

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa and Dutch marine contractor Van Oord said on Friday they have won a contract worth more than 500 million euros ($580 million) to build a large wind farm in the Netherlands.The 380 megawatt (MW) wind farm on IJsselmeer lake is expected to provide enough energy to power around 380,000 households from mid 2021.Spain's Siemens Gamesa will design and supply 89 wind turbines and service the wind farm for at least 16 years. Van Oord will deliver foundations and cables for the project, with construction set to start next year.The Netherlands is looking to increase renewable

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