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Drifter Buoys Aid Seaweed Research

harmless Sargassum has started washing up in areas including the Caribbean and the southeast U.S. in such huge quantities that it is killing coral, impacting fishing and forcing the closure of beaches. By analyzing the GPS data transmitted from SPOT Trace trackers, researchers from the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Utrecht University aim to understand where the free-floating, kelp-like algae originates and how its environment is changing, so that action can be taken.The research team built 20 buoys equipped with Globalstar's SPOT Trace

Vicinity Map Seagate Boston. (Image courtesy Tighe & Bond)

Protecting Ports from Sea Level Rise

Coastal flooding disasters have occurred periodically through history often followed by construction of flood defenses to help ensure it does not happen again.  One of the most well known was the 1953 North Sea Flood in the Netherlands when a storm surge occurred on top of astronomical high tides causing thousands of deaths, property and economic damages.  The Dutch and UK reacted and increased construction of sea defenses including storm surge barriers, such as the Delta Works and River Thames barriers.  In the US the New Bedford/Fairhaven port was severely flooded by hurricanes in

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N-Sea Reports Sales Uptick

Subsea services firm N-Sea said increased sales in 2019 has led the Netherlands-based company to report a record year.The company said its commercial growth from bases in Aberdeen, the Netherlands and the Middle East has been spurred by the completion of more than 1,500 vessel days throughout the year, reinforced by an increase in personnel numbers.In the North Sea, the firm continued ongoing work through long-term frame agreements for several major oil and gas international operators and the securing of contract wins with three new clients. Managed and supported by N-Sea’s inspection, repair

First Subsea cable protection systems (CPS) for the Export Cables and Cross Over Protection for TenneT’s Net op zee Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind farm. (Photo: First Subsea)

First Subsea Wins Dutch Wind Farm Work

First Subsea announced it has been selected by Van Oord / Cablel to supply cable protection systems (CPS) for the export cables and cross over protection for TenneT’s Net op zee Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind farm located 20 kilometers off the coast of The Hague in the Netherlands.First Subsea said it will engineer, test and supply a CPS for the protection of the 220 kV Export Cables and the 66 kV Interlink Cable between the J-tube at the offshore sub-stations, Alpha and Beta. The platforms shall be of a jacket design and J-tubes used to guide and protect the export cables entering the

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N-Sea-BODAC Boosts UXO Services Offering

. The investment in our JV ensures that we are fully equipped to fulfill market requirements.”N-Sea-BODAC, a JV between IMR subsea solutions provider N-Sea and UXO risk mitigation company BODAC, will continue to service the European UXO market, with four bases across the UK, Germany and The Netherlands. The JV, with its own team of market and solution experts, will continue to receive support from both N-Sea and BODAC, including specialists from within each company

Conceptual Image of new SEP. Image: Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd.

Japanese Trio Orders Wind Turbine Installer

with a 1,600t hoisting, fully revolving crane to cope with the increasing size of the offshore wind turbine and its basic foundation, enabling the efficient construction of 10-12 MW class offshore wind power generation facilities.The basic design will be undertaken by a specialist company, GustoMSC (Netherlands), which delivers design solutions for about 70% of all SEPs around the world.PaxOcean Engineering (Singapore), which is part of Kuok Family, the largest international conglomerate group in Malaysia, will be responsible for the overall building of the SEP. The vessel will be equipped with a main

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Albwardy Damen in Pact with Heila Cranes

variety of vessels and installations, ranging from dredgers, naval ships and anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels to drilling and production platforms, and floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels.Albwardy Damen is a joint venture between Albwardy Investment of Dubai and the Netherlands-headquartered Damen Shipyards Group. With over 40 years of presence in the UAE, it is one of the leading shipyards in the Middle East with facilities in Dubai, Fujairah and Sharjah as well as Sohar and Salalah in Oman.Albwardy Damen repairs over 400 vessels of all sizes every year, ranging from

At the 2019 CEDA Dredging Days, IADC’s Secretary General René Kolman (right) bestows the 2nd Young Author Award 2019 to Ms Liesbeth De Keukelaere (left) for her contribution to the paper “Mapping water quality with drones – test case in Texel”. Photo: IADC

De Keukelaere Wins IADC "Young Author Award"

“stimulate the promotion of new ideas and encourage younger men and women in the dredging industry”. The award is granted at industry-leading conferences, with a winning young author selected from the proceedings of the CEDA Dredging Days 2019, held on November 7-8, 2019, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.Ms De Keukelaere was selected as the Young Author Award winner for the co-authoring of the research paper “Mapping water quality with drones – test case in Texel”.A pilot test case at the Prins Hendrikzanddijk project in Texel, the Netherlands, was organized end October 2018

Ports of Auckland Buys Electric Tug

Ports of Auckland in New Zealand is purchasing an IMO Tier III ready all-electric ship-handling tug with 70 tonnes bollard pull from Netherlands company Damen Shipyards as part of the company’s strategy of becoming zero-emissions by 2040. The new tug design, introduced last year, has power systems comprised of two high-redundancy-level 1,000 kW generator sets that enable it to operate at 40 tonnes bollard pull should its electrical system experience a failure and a 1.5 MW charger connected to the charging station by four cables enables the RSD-E Tug 2513 to be fully recharged in less than two

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DEME, Eiffage Win Contract for French OWP

;solin, CEO of Eiffage Métal."The Group, which already has substantial operations on this market in Northern Europe, where Eiffage Métal, through its subsidiary Smulders, has a large number of wind farm project references off the coasts of Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, will now have an opportunity to apply its expertise in France. The members of the joint venture are looking forward to working with EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge to complete this project safely and in accordance with its environmental features," Antoine added."We are delighted to have

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