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MTR100: #4 Martin McDonald , SVP, Oceaneering

rig, from its operations center in Houston while also performing autonomous docking functions. “Remote piloting technology is maturing and is currently operational in the North Sea, where we have a number of contracts. We’re piloting ROVs remotely from our mission support center in Stavanger, Norway. This center has enabled us to complement ROV operations offshore with onshore operations,” said McDonald.  When McDonald and his team look at emerging technology trends, they see software and control systems technology – which go hand-in-hand – as the most pivotal to move

Subsea Innovation Next Generation Pipe-in-Pipe Waterstops (Photo: Subsea Innovation)

Subsea Innovation Scores TechnipFMC Contract

Subsea Innovation said it has won a contract win with TechnipFMC in Norway for the supply and installation support of subsea protection equipment.In 2018 Subsea Innovation engineered next-generation seal for their Pipe in Pipe Waterstops, designed and developed from its head office in Darlington, UK.Waterstop Seals provide a solution for isolating a section of flooded annulus in offshore risers or flowlines by preventing water passage to the adjacent Pipe-In-Pipe sections during installation and normal operation. The new design addresses potential challenges experienced with High Frequency Welded

PhD student James Coogan will be deploying the ecoSUB on its mission into a hostile Arctic environment (Photo: SAMS)

Robotic AUV Takes on ‘Dangerous’ Arctic Mission

to help scientists understand the true extent of melting from Arctic glaciers.A team from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, led by oceanographer Prof Mark Inall, will deploy a small autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) known as an ecoSUB to the foot of a melting glacier in Arctic Norway. The aim is to learn more about the effect of meltwater on a process called ‘calving’, which causes huge chunks of ice to break off the glacier edge.Less than a meter in length and just four kilograms in weight, the ecoSUB will enter one of the most hostile environments on the planet

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First Subsea Installations Begin at Duva

is now underway with the installation of the Integrated Template Structure (ITS), Neptune Energy said on social media on Tuesday.The ITS is the first large scale piece of fabrication work to be completed for the Neptune Energy-operated Duva oil and gas field in the northern part of the North Sea, Norway. Weather conditions permitting, it is expected to be installed over the course of a five-day campaign, the London-based independent oil company said.According to Neptune Energy Norge’s Managing Director Odin Estensen, "By installing the ITS now, we are on track for undertaking drilling

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New York Awards Offshore Wind Contracts

New York on Thursday awarded two major offshore wind contracts to Norway's Equinor and a joint venture between Denmark's Orsted and U.S. utility Eversource, procuring more of the renewable power than it had planned as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's ambitious plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions.Cuomo made the announcement at a New York City news conference just before signing into law a landmark climate bill to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. The law mandates reducing emissions by 85% from 1990 levels by 2050, and offsetting the remaining 15%, making the

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Sailing Drone Inspects Ships at Locks

the potential of the technology for Port of Amsterdam and the steps Port of Amsterdam has to take to prepare for a more structural deployment in the future.The pilot has been set up in collaboration with Seabed. This system integrator from Amsterdam has brought over the Telemetron of Maritime Robotics in Norway to the Netherlands for the test week.The Telemetron is the research vessel of Maritime Robotics on which they test their hardware and software. Seabed provides the measurement equipment on board the Telemetron.The Dutch Customs Office is also taking part in this pilot, which wants to scan the hulls

Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform (Photo: Lundin)

NKT to Link Edvard Grieg to Johan Sverdrup

Power cables manufacturer NKT announced it has been awarded a contract to supply the high-voltage power cable that will connect the Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform to the Johan Sverdrup field center in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.NKT said it was selected by Lundin Norway to supply 24 kilometers of 132 kV AC XLPE high-voltage power cable, expected to be commissioned in 2022.The connection of the two installations enables Lundin to benefit from the already planned power link in conjunction with phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development. The link connecting Johan Sverdrup phase 2

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Subsea 7 Scores North Sea Contract

of pipeline end manifolds (PLEM), bypass and tie-in spools for the Europipe II gas pipeline, Oseberg Gas Transport and Statpipe pipelines, operated by Gassco AS.Project management and engineering, including front end engineering (FEED), will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s office in Stavanger, Norway, the company said.Offshore installation campaigns are scheduled for 2020, 2021 and 2022 using one of Subsea 7’s vessels as well as heavy construction and light construction vessels

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Acteon Acquires Proserv’s Field Technology Services

Proserv’s field technology services (FTS) business unit, including its surveying capability. The exact terms of the transaction were been disclosed.The services and facilities of the FTS business, which offers cutting, friction stud welding and pipeline maintenance services from bases in Stavanger (Norway), Houma (USA), Singapore and Aberdeen (UK), will be integrated into Acteon under the Claxton brand. The survey business unit will join Acteon’s existing UTEC Survey business, an independent global surveying company.Richard Higham, Acteon’s chief executive, said, “This a fantastic

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Shipbuilding: Cable Layer Delivered to Japan

optimize fuel consumption. The Vessel shall have a bollard pull of 80 tonnes with a range of 10,000 nautical miles and has Dynamic Positioning capability to Class 2 for precision maneuvering and station keeping.The basic design and production drawings for the construction were supplied by VARD Designs, Norway. The vessel has flexible operational capabilities and provides a comfortable platform for the operational personnel and the interior design of the vessel is aesthetically appealing. The vessels material, equipment, construction, quality and performance conform to the highest internationally accepted

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