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Mayflower Wind Survey Wraps Up

, a magnetometer and passive acoustic monitoring sensor were deployed from the Geosea DP2 multipurpose support vessel. The acquired data are now being processed for delivery in November.The site is being developed by Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC, who in 2018 won the rights to develop a lease area that can support up to 1,600 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind. The wind farm, scheduled to deliver energy in the mid-2020s, has the potential to power up to 680,000 homes.“We used our offshore-wind-sector expertise to deliver a successful

Image: SAExploration Holdings, Inc.

SAExploration Wins AsiaPac Deal

depths up to 60 meters.The project is expected to last 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

Doug Copeland. Photo: Atlantic Shores

Atlantic Shores Launches Ocean Survey Ops

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a 50/50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America, announced the launch of ocean survey operations today within the Atlantic Shores lease area, in order to inform future turbine development.Survey operations encompass 183,000 acres located 8-20 miles off the New Jersey coast between Barnegat Light and Sea Isle City and are expected to conclude by the end of October, weather permitting.The survey vessel Geosea will be utilized to characterize the seabed, collect samples and determine placement of data collection buoys, which will be

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LNGC Containment Market to Reach $16Bln By 2025

.The Asia Pacific region held the largest share of the LNG carrier containment market globally in 2018, due to rapid industrialization rising demand for large LNG volumes from industrialized economies of China, South Korea, and Japan, which are also the key markets for LNG at the global landscape.North America held the second-largest share of the LNG carrier containment market globally in 2018, due to the new discoveries of natural gas reservoirs in the region. The U.S. is conventionally the key LNG supplier at the global landscape and is a crucial market for LNG carrier containments.Europe ranked

6-MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine. The same model will be installed at Coastal Virginia. (Photo: Business Wire)

SGRE Bags Largest U.S. OWP Order

Vice President, EPC, at Ørsted.“Siemens Gamesa has long been the global market leader in offshore wind with 12.5 GW installed. This major order signals that we are well positioned to maintain this leadership role in the budding U.S. market,” says Steve Dayney, Head of Offshore North America at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “We have always believed in the potential of this market, and with the partnership of Orsted and Eversource, we are excited to bring 1.7 GW of clean, reliable offshore wind electricity to American communities in the northeast.”The SG 8.0-167 DD

Deploying the Kraken Katfish.

Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors

the volume of “post processed” ones and zeros per unit time is the only way you can possibly have a growing revenue curve per asset. Therefore, value is directly related to speed of data collection/processing and only speed.Speed on the ocean is not new. LeeWay recently commissioned North America’s fastest offshore data acquisition vessel which has a max speed of 55 knots. Install 5400hp in a 100,000 lb. boat and voila! However, regardless of the installed power and stability offshore, as soon as the sensors are turned on, we cut the throttles to 6-8 knots because that’s the

CMA CGM Libra at South End Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The port is a significant contributor to the regional economy: a recent economic impact report by Chris Lowe Planning and Management Group found that its output from operations in 2017/18 was C$1.97 billion, up 15 percent from 2015/16 values. Photo: Steve Farmer

PORTS: Halifax goes Digital

overall value of Port of Halifax operations and exporter output was worth C$4.56 billion in economic output to Nova Scotia in the same period. Photo: Steve FarmerReal-time informationThe Port of Halifax is now is taking steps to become one of the most digitized ports on the eastern seaboard of North America with its Port Operations Centre on its website, www.portofhalifax.ca, acting as a critical digital tool for the sharing of real-time information with customers and the larger community. Shippers and cargo-owners can find up-to-the-minute information on terminal gate metrics, weekly dwell time

Pharos Offshore’s latest addition to its rental fleet, the Q1000 high-powered jet-trenching ROV (Photo: Pharos Offshore)

Pharos Adds Jet-Trenching ROV

and bury subsea cables, the company said.It fills a market gap for a mobile, reliable and high-powered jet trenching ROV and has been highly effective on a range of burial projects in recent years.So far this year, the company has reported work scopes for trenching and excavation campaigns in Europe, North America and South America. The company noted that tendering activity is picking up in other global regions too, as the Pharos Offshore Business Development teams make their way through to customers, globally.In addition, Pharos Offshore commented that with the large collation of orders the company has

Figure 6: A DOLPHIN Sonar trial result, SAS at three times Nyquist speed. Image: QinetiQ North America

DOLPHIN: Enabling Technology for Acoustic Systems

. Where radio waves do not propagate well, and light is absorbed quickly, acoustic signals help us map, see, locate and communicate. The many products and technologies that employ acoustics all depend upon signal processing, thus new processing approaches can impact many applications.  QinetiQ North America (QNA) and its partner Optimal Systems Laboratory (OSL) have developed DOLPHIN - a patented method using analog cancellation that eliminates receiver saturation and enables simultaneous transmit and receive.  Figure 1 describes this concept.Figure 1: The basic concept of DOLPHIN. Image: QinetiQ

Alla Weinstein, CEO, Castle Wind, a joint venture with EnBW North America.

Offshore Wind: California's New Gold Rush

in energy businesses know that BOEM has to work equitably and transparently among all parties.  He said that President Trump’s recent Executive Order on regulatory streamlining is causing a fresh look at ways to work faster.Alla Weinstein is CEO of Castle Wind, a joint venture with EnBW North America.  Recall it was Weinstein’s WEA lease request, in 2016, that started BOEM’s CA activities.  Weinstein was asked for her perspective on BOEM’s timeline and timeliness. “We believe BOEM is moving as fast as they can, realizing that the creation of an offshore

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