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Triton Knoll Selects Seacat for OESV

Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services signed a  deal to support the construction phase of Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.The contract, which includes options for further vessel charters, will initially see two Seacat Services OESVs – one 26-meter and one 24-meter catamaran – operating out of Triton Knoll’s new Grimsby construction base, providing specialist crew transfer and logistical support at the 90-turbine, 857MW project off the UK’s East Coast.With offshore construction set to commence in Q1 2020, the first of the two vessels will begin

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MTR100: #4 Martin McDonald , SVP, Oceaneering

class ROVs. The ROV division has approximately 2,400 full-time personnel, with about 2,000 of these people in the field. And with ROVs diving daily it conducts more than 100,000 missions in a year.  While the numbers are impressive, Oceaneering is not immune to the prolonged downturn in the offshore energy sector, and it has retired units that have come to the end of their working life, trimming the ROV fleet from its peak of 318 work class ROVs in 2014.With its leadership, Oceaneering has been and remains a driving force in the technological and capability development of ROVs. “We&rsquo

Jussi Åkerberg, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of AW-Energy Oy (Photo: AW-Energy Oy)

US Patent Approval for Wave Energy

cuts have severely impacted the US in areas such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Texas as well as South America, India and in Australia.The USTPO Patent Approval for WaveRoller provides further reassurance of AW-Energy’s approach on protecting the commercial opportunities for its technology and offshore energy expertise

Tekmar Group company Ryder Geotechnical said it has expanded into new headquarters on Newcastle’s Collingwood Street (Photo: Tekmar)

Ryder Geotechnical Opens New Headquarters

plan outlined as part of the acquisition process and are delighted that the response from our clients and the wider industry has given us full confidence in this move.”In March 2019 Ryder Geotechnical was acquired by AgileTek Engineering as part of the Tekmar Group’s strategy to acquire offshore energy businesses which have a clear technology focus, have complementary customer bases and can leverage Group support to accelerate growth. With the move, additional space will also be made available for AgileTek Engineering and other Tekmar Group companies to add capacity.Steven Rossiter, Managing

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Vice President for Government and Political Affairs Tim Charters

NOIA Weighs in on The COASTAL Act

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Vice President for Government and Political Affairs Tim Charters issued the following statement after the introduction of the Conservation of America’s Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Act:“It is vital that American offshore energy production promote equity for the states immediately adjacent to these offshore areas. By amending GOMESA and establishing a revenue sharing program for Alaska, the COASTAL Act will ensure that these states receive continued benefits from their participation in offshore energy production, while

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Ideol Unveils Floating Electrical Substation

A new market-ready universal floating offshore electrical substation for offshore wind farms has been unveiled by project partners Ideol, Atlantique Offshore Energy and ABB, at a technical seminar in Paris on Friday.The new substation, a world-first solution developed over a two-year collaborative effort, is based on Ideol’s patented shallow-draft Damping Pool concept and on AOE’s certified electrical offshore substation concept SeeOs. It can be used for both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms starting at depths of 40 meters.The floating offshore substation has been engineered

Stuart Cameron, managing director, Tim Sheehan, Business Development Director and Dax Edgly, Assets, Operations and Engineering Manager (Photo: Boskalis Subsea Services)

Boskalis Nets $126 Mln Subsea Contracts

600 coming from an IRM project in the Middle East.The subsea services firm has also taken more space at its new purpose-built offices in Westhill, Aberdeenshire. The 10-year lease is now for 8,565 square feet over two floors with capacity to accommodate planned, future growth.Part of Boskalis’ offshore energy division, Boskalis Subsea Services serves the UK, Norwegian and Canadian markets, with contracts in the rest of the world managed from Boskalis’ Papendrecht head office.Boskalis Subsea Services was established in Aberdeen four years ago as a sales office, and in the third quarter of 2018

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AIS Data: History & Future

(NOAA) utilizes AIS data to monitor and analyze fishing activity; improve marine mammal protection; and prioritize charting and surveying based on measured traffic volumes.  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) uses AIS data to support its marine planning needs associated with offshore energy development.  The Maritime Safety and Security Information System (MSSIS) is a government-to-government data sharing network operated by the Department of Transportation.  It combines AIS data from 74 participating nations into a single raw-AIS data stream that collects over 150 million

Korean Prime Minister Nak-yon Lee. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Korean Prime Minister Lee Visits OTC

Korean Prime Minister Nak-yon Lee attended the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NRG Park on Wednesday, 8 May, emphasizing the global reach of the offshore energy industry.“It was an honor to welcome Prime Minister Lee and have him experience everything that OTC has to offer,” OTC Board of Directors Chairman Wafik Beydoun said. “His presence symbolizes the importance and impact of our conference as well as the global presence of attendees from more than 100 countries."

Olis Robotics Hires Boyer as CCO

Olis Robotics, a Seattle based developer of next-generation remote robotics software, said it has hired Tom Boyer as the Chief Commercial Officer to spearhead new business development across core verticals, including offshore energy.Boyer brings to the role 20 years of experience managing both start-up and large corporate organizations to launch innovative new products and services. He most recently served as a vice president for Kymeta Corporation, and previously held program management and business development lead positions with SAIC, Ravenwing (acquired by Boeing) and BAE Systems. Boyer earned a

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