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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

(Image: SubConn)

SubConn Expands Its Production Facility

connectors on the global market.Four decades later, MacArtney supports the entire SubConn range of products, supplied to numerous customers and users throughout the world. MacArtney said it intends to hold large quantities of connectors in stock, and with multiple operations at strategic locations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific, together with exclusive agreements with distributors, MacArtney can supply SubConn connectors all over the world

Balmoral’s senior test technician, Mike Royl, and Michael Oswald of the University of St Andrews (Photo: Balmoral)

Subsea Monitoring Equipment Put to the Test

of Quoys where the low voltage supply will be converted for export to the local distribution network. On completion this phase of the tidal array will generate sufficient electricity to supply 2,600 homes.The supply chain for this phase of the project is spread across the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. 43% of the project’s expenditure is in Scotland and includes companies in Caithness, and Ross and Cromarty

Photo: McLane Research Laboratories

McLane IFCB Helps in Rust Tide Study

algae species alone is estimated to cause annual losses to aquaculture of between $5-60 million USD in Korea, with a high of $74.5 million in damages in 1995. Reports of C. polykrikoides blooms in U.S. waters are also becoming more and more frequent, consistent with an observed expansion from Asia to North America and Europe. Shellfish producers throughout Chesapeake Bay, Long Island, and Cape Cod have noted high levels of juvenile shellfish mortality associated with these events.Photo: McLane Research LaboratoriesThe Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) is an in-situ automated submersible imaging flow cytometer

Photo: ZX Lidars

NRG Systems and ZX Lidars Partner

NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, has announced that it will now sell and support ZX Lidars in North America. This will include the ZX 300 for onshore vertical profiling applications and the ZX 300M for near-shore or platform-based offshore applications. Both models capture finance-grade wind measurements from 10 to 200+ meters and are fully IEC classified and accepted by DNV GL as Stage 3 Bankable Lidars.To support the sale of ZX 300 and ZX 300M units, NRG will also offer custom power solutions

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