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(Illustration: Equinor)

DNV GL To Perform Hywind Tampen Study

change. Having been involved in floating wind for many years now, including as verification body on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland project, we’re excited to impart our expertise further on Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project,” commented Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice President, Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL - Energy.(Illustration: Equinor

Eagle Explorer (Photo: SeaBird Exploration)

SeaBird Scores Contract Extension

SeaBird Exploration announced Tuesday that its contract for the Eagle Explorer with CGG has been extended by approximately 80 days for another survey in Northern Europe. The contract is now firm until August 15, 2019, with further options for CGG to extend with up to 60 days.The Eagle Explorer has been on a 160-day contract with CGG since acquired in November and completing its 10 year class docking in December 2018 and is currently working as a source vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

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TGS Awards Seismic Survey Contract to Shearwater GeoServices

by one of Shearwater's high-end 3D vessels. The vessel will utilize FlexiSource and a wide tow spread, for which all Shearwater vessels are designed.    "We are very happy to return to the Atlantic Margin to work with TGS once more, extending the largest 3D seismic survey in Northern Europe. It is especially satisfying to be awarded repeat business from renowned clients. In addition, this award further solidifies our position in the acquisition of large efficient 3D seismic surveys," said Irene Waage Basili, CEO of Shearwater GeoServices.   In 2017 Shearwater acquired

Nexans' New Cable-Laying Vessel to Bring More Clean Energy to the World. Photo: Nexans

Nexans Acquires BE CableCon

.   Klaus Moller, CEO of BE CableCon, will head the new Nexans subsidiary company. He said, “Joining the Nexans Group with its expertise in cable production and global footprint will provide the ideal platform to take our business to the next level. We look forward to expanding beyond Northern Europe to work with global OEMs as well as addressing new markets in the North American and Asia-Pacific regions.”  

Photo: Nor-Shipping

Nor-Shipping: Opening Oceans in Denmark

firms to adapt, revitalize and prosper. “With this in mind, Opening Oceans Conference will provide a unique platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing and growth. It aims to attract the most senior levels of maritime, ocean industry, financial, advisory, and policy leaders within Northern Europe, and beyond, providing a launch-pad for a new age of ocean opportunity. It is a hugely exciting initiative for us, and our partners, and a vital forum for an industry in transition.” The conference will focus on several key issues over the course of its two-day duration. Central themes

The event in San Diego has grown from two events over two days to seven events over five days of BlueTech Week 2017 with a theme of “Smart Ocean, Smart Water.” (Photo: The Maritime Alliance)

What's New at BlueTech Week?

partnerships, funding opportunities, technology partnerships, workforce development and more during BlueTech Week. We like to say, “the right people, the right place, the right setting, the right time”…and San Diego is always a great place to visit, especially when it is winter in northern Europe.   Looking at the busy year that The Maritime Alliance has had so far, what are one or two highlights you most excited about? Let me mention three. First, we have a growing number of examples of partnerships among TMA members internationally and with companies of our cluster partners

Irene Rummelhoff (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland - Statoil ASA)

Statoil Renewables Chief Aims to Cut Offshore Wind Cost

;  "So we see a bright future for cost reduction potential on offshore wind projects. We have a clear road-map to get it down by 40 percent from today's levels and when we get there it will be highly competitive." "The most attractive markets going forward will be in northern Europe but also in the U.S. There are some very interesting projects coming up both in California and on Hawaii."   (Reporting by Joachim Dagenborg

Hullwiper in operation Photo GAC

GAC EnvironHull a big hit with Rotterdam Port

demonstrate the online fuel calculator which enables ship owners and operators to compare savings reaped using HullWiper with traditional diver-based cleaning methods. HullWiper is seeing growing interest and uptake at the ports where it operates in the Middle East, Far East and Europe. One of Northern Europe’s oldest ship owners ha ordered hull cleaning in Singapore and in Rotterdam, and is implementing a policy to use HullWiper to clean all its vessels from here on. A leading scientific marine consultancy has also expressed an interest in conducting a rigorous data analysis of HullWiper with

d'ROP ROV (Photo courtesy of Bibby HydroMap)

Bibby HydroMap Shortlisted for Innovation Award

of many industry sectors, including offshore renewables, oil and gas, subsea power and telecomms cables. Based on the Wirral, UK, Bibby HydroMap works closely with many local offshore renewables and oil and gas operators, in addition to supporting projects throughout the rest of the U.K. and Northern Europe. Organized by sector representative body Mersey Maritime, the MMIAs recognize the excellence and diversity that exists across all sectors of the maritime industry in the North West. The prestigious black tie event will bring together the best of the maritime industry right across the maritime

The current Noordersluis lock was built in 1929

EIB Antes €165 Mln for Amsterdam Sea Lock

trade passes through ports and upgrading the IJmuiden sea lock complex is crucial to ensuring the Port of Amsterdam’s leading role. Amsterdam has more distribution centres than any other region in Europe and the port supports companies dependent on logistics across the Netherlands and northern Europe,” said Pim van Ballekom, European Investment Bank Vice President

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