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UK Mooring Specialist Enters Japanese Floating Wind Market

expected. In the meantime, in addition to the development of supply chains, it will be essential to acquire engineering capabilities for offshore and subsea applications.“The alliance with First Marine Solutions, which already provides mooring services for floating structures across the offshore energy sector, including floating offshore wind, is indispensable in providing the capabilities demanded by the Japanese offshore wind industry,” said Nobuyuki Takagi. Takagi, President of HOM.“The logical next step for us was to expand into new territories and we quickly identified Japan as

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Saipem’s Hydrone-R Marks Subsea Milestone at Equinor’s Njord Field

out inspections and interventions on subsea assets, thus providing valuable information about potential hazards and ultimately improving the overall integrity and safety of Equinor’s subsea systems.This agreement was the first ever worldwide service contract for subsea drones signed in the offshore energy sector.Equinor to Deploy Subsea Resident VehiclesThe Hydrone-R had been operating uninterruptedly for nearly six months, performing remotely operated works as well as autonomous missions.Saipem's onshore control centre, located in Stavanger, Norway, is fully supervising the operations via the

Frank Koopman (Photo: NextGeo)

NextGeo Taps Frank Koopman as Offshore Wind Strategy Director

Marine geosciences and offshore construction support services company NextGeo has appointed Frank Koopman as Offshore Wind Strategy Director.Koopman is an experienced executive and leader in the offshore energy sector, with over 20 years of experience in leading complex organizations, projects and innovation programs. He was Global Director Offshore Wind and Global Director Marine Site Characterization at Fugro from 2019 to 2023.Giovanni Ranieri, CEO of NextGeo, said, “We are thrilled to confirm our collaboration with Frank Koopman, who will serve as NextGeo's Offshore Wind Strategy Director.

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Ocean Infinity Inks Deal with Shell for Subsea Data Capture Services

Ocean Infinity signed a global framework agreement (GFA) with Shell to provide its robotic fleet for servicing the offshore energy sector.The GFA marks a significant milestone in the provision of lean-crewed and robotic seabed geomatics, spanning geophysical and geotechnical services, within the offshore energy sector.It covers a 5-year period, encompassing all countries where Shell is currently active or plans to operate in the future.Services governed by the GFA include the Armada fleet of uncrewed and lean-crewed vessels."This agreement enables new, lean-crewed vessels into high-value

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Mocean Energy Raises Funds for Blue Star Wave Energy Technology

secure a strong, sustainable future for the country’s manufacturing businesses.The new funds will help the Edinburgh and Aberdeen-based company commercialize and secure first orders for Blue Star which will be built in Scotland and is targeted at decarbonizing subsea operations in the offshore energy sector.It will also drive further research and development into their large-scale Blue Horizon technology, which was recently awarded £3.2 million by the EU-backed EuropeWave programme. Mocean plans to refine the Blue Horizon 250kW design ahead of the manufacture and deployment of a grid-connected

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Germany's AQUOS and Scotland's Swift Anchors Unite as SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies

the new company name for Germany’s AQUOS SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies GmbH (AQUOS) and Scotland’s Swift Anchors Limited.SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies is developing "a suite of cost efficient, rapidly deployable and environmentally sensitive rock anchoring solutions for the global offshore energy sector (floating wind, floating solar, tidal and wave) and the aquaculture industry."Swift Anchors, based in Edinburgh, has been a subsidiary of AQUOS since 2022. "The change of name for Swift Anchors and AQUOS, its parent company in Germany, to become SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies

Balmoral bend stiffener connector (BSC) illustrated in-situ. Image courtesy Balmoral

New Product: Balmoral Seamless Bend Stiffener Connector

“With the BSC, operational readiness is achieved swiftly and we believe establishes an unparalleled benchmark for reliability and efficiency.“By enabling a seamless fusion of dynamic bend stiffeners with offshore structures our commitment to pioneering engineering solutions for the offshore energy sector is again demonstrated.”Diverless installation lies at the heart of this innovation while the design and manufacturing process adheres to API 17L standards. This commitment to operational efficiency is further highlighted by the incorporation of a reusable pull head which not only enhances

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Colette Cohen to Step Down as CEO of Net Zero Technology Centre. Myrtle Dawes to Take Over

to make, on the technology landscape in the North East of Scotland and throughout the UK.“I have built a team focused on delivery and we’ve turned our technology vision into reality, propelling technologies from development to commercialization and making a demonstrable impact in the offshore energy sector. It’s time for me to step back, enjoy some downtime with my family and focus on my work with other Boards, accelerating the energy transition and building the next generation of female leaders.“The energy transition and technology are two constantly moving targets and there is

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OEG Offshore Invests in Electric Subsea Excavation Solution Firm

Aberdeenshire-based OEG Offshore has invested in SEAJET Systems Limited (SEAJET), the developer of an all-electric controlled flow excavation (E-CFE) solution for the offshore energy sector.According to OEG Offshore, SEAJET has recently patented the "world's first ever" twin electric powered version of the E-CFE technology.The system, dubbed "revolutionary" is being developed with a "multi-million pound" cash injection.The company said that the system brings with it "a step change in  system performance and operational health, safety and environmental

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