Offshore Energy Industry News

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Balmoral Develops Offshore Wind Cable Protection System FibreFlexx

Balmoral, a UK-based engineering company specializing in offshore buoyancy, insulation and protection solutions for the offshore energy industry, has developed Balmoral FibreFlexx - a cable protection solution for offshore wind.According to Balmoral, its fiber-reinforced cable protection system mechanically locks to the end connectors removing the need to rely on unpredictable PU bonding.Balmoral says FibreFlex’s long-term creep performance is a substantial improvement on traditional cable protection while bending and axial stiffness is optimized without having to qualify alternative PU materials.

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Kraken Adds Offshore Exec Sam Allen as Advisor

have completed for a variety of customers (military, offshore energy, ocean science, etc.). We look forward to leveraging Sam’s experience and relationships to generate significant growth for our robotic services and data business.”“With more than 30 years of experience in the offshore energy industry, I have first-hand experience in the power of underwater robotics which to date has mainly consisted of using remotely operated vehicles for inspection and manipulation of subsea assets,” Allen said. “I expect the utilization of autonomous systems and robotics in the offshore

Ship repair is the first market to be targeted by AMBPR, as it has significant potential with 90,000 ships of over 50m in length periodically repainted at 600 dry docks worldwide - Image for illustration only; Credit:  TawanSaklay - AdobeStock.

CGG's Sercel Buys Stake in Autonomous Robots Start-Up

units within the next six months.Ship repair is the first market to be targeted by AMBPR, as it has significant potential with 90,000 ships of over 50m in length periodically repainted at 600 dry docks worldwide. The company's website also show there are ideas to deploy the technology in the offshore energy industry.Hull sanding and painting work is still a highly manual process, and its labor-intensiveness, the lack of sufficient manpower, and the environmental constraints involved have created the right conditions for a future shift to an automated solution.Emmanuelle Dubu, CEO of Sercel, said: &ldquo

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Rovco Opens Edinburgh Office

The UK-based provider of ROV services to the offshore energy industry has opened a new office and operational base in Edinburgh, Scotland to serve its current portfolio of offshore renewable and energy projects renewable and energy projects."Rovco aims to continue to support both the offshore wind and broader energy sector offering Hydrographic, Operations & Maintenance and Construction support services," the company said.The office will house its operational team, while there are also plans to find an East Coast Quayside location for deployment of Rovco's equipment and technology.

The XLe Spirit ROV is the first in a new generation of electric ROVs - Credit: FORUM

Forum Energy Technologies Pushes for Growth in Asia

Forum Energy Technologies, a provider of remotely operated vehicles for the offshore energy industry, is expanding its offering in Asia.The company has signed an agreement with Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd to represent Forum for the sale of the company’s remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in China, including its recently launched XLe Spirit electric ROV.The vehicle, which recently completed a successful sea trial in Norway, is the first of a new generation of electric observation class ROVs. It is the smallest in the new range, and powerful enough perform subsea maintenance and

WFS, SES Team Up in Subsea Cable Protection Space

WFS Technologies (WFS) and Subsea Energy Solutions (SES) have joined forces in the space of condition monitored cable protection systems for the offshore energy industry.The collaboration will see WFS utilize its smart wireless Seatooth technologies, which provide real-time insight in extreme environments, with SES’s offshore cable and subsea umbilical, riser, and flowline protection systems.In a statement on Tuesday, the firm's said the aim was to help the offshore energy industry further extend asset life and boost productivity by reducing costs and increasing efficiencies.Philip A.R.

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Wood, NERA Team Up for AI-Powered Subsea Inspections

;s Augmented Machine Vision Solution provides a real-time inspection device capable of autonomously detecting and categorizing equipment anomalies."The solution will minimize safety risks, enhance asset integrity and create potential savings of AUD $2.8 billion per year for the Australian offshore energy industry alone. Improvements from better-connected operations will also be realized through faster turnaround times and reduced cost for crew and vessels," the companies said in a recent statement.Azad Hessamodini, strategy and development president of Wood’s Technical Consulting Solutions

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CWind Taps Rovco for East Anglia ONE Offshore Wind Farm Work

to manage the below water services, including subsea maintenance, surveys, and corrective maintenance, as well as pre-engineering studies.Brian Allen, CEO and founder of Rovco, said: “This multi-year framework is further proof that we are leading the way in providing modern services to the offshore energy industry. Being awarded a project of this size and scale by CWind is a testament to our hard work and dedication to technology creation and delivery.“Rovco is focused on providing operational excellence to the offshore wind industry, using marine robotics to increase the quality of work. Together

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Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020 Postponed

Offshore Technology Conference 2020, one of the world's largest conferences and exhibitions dedicated to the offshore energy industry, will be postponed this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.The OTC 2020 organizers said on Friday that the conference, originally scheduled for May 4-7, 2020, would be delayed.“The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) recognizes the unprecedented global challenge associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our partners, attendees, exhibitors, staff, and community are of the utmost importance, and our hearts go out to all who have

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