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EOM Offshore Acquires Ocean Tech Services

Oceanographic technology and marine services provider EOM Offshore announced Tuesday it has acquired the assets and operations of the New Jersey-based marine services provider Ocean Tech Services.Ocean Tech Services has a decade of experience in the offshore renewable energy industry and increases EOM Offshore’s capabilities by providing metocean data collection solutions, subsea remote sensing and offshore logistics. Together, EOM Offshore’s mooring solutions technology development and Ocean Tech Services’ offshore operations capability provide a solution for customers requiring

Installation of the Windfloat Prototype in Portugal, in 2011 (Photo: Bourbon Subsea Services)

Bourbon Awarded Floating Wind Farm Work

delivery of this project.“After having installed the prototype in 2011, we are very pleased to have now been chosen to support this significant European commercial floating wind farm project. The opportunity permits Bourbon to reaffirm its commitment to contributing to the growth of the Renewable Energy industry and demonstrate its unique expert capability in delivering technologically innovative turnkey services to demanding clients” commented Patrick Belenfant, Bourbon Subsea Services’ CEO

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Submarine Power Cables Protection

to withstand all laying and embedment stresses   In 2014, FMGC has launched a collaborative and innovative R&D project in partnership with Innosea (engineering company) and Gem (laboratory of Nantes University and Centrale Nantes) to answer the specific expectations of the Marine Renewable Energy industry. The aim of the project was to develop a full range of articulated cast iron shells that protect, ballast and stabilize subsea conducts (cables, pipes, etc) and semiautomatic installation equipment.   The primary goal of the protecting and ballasting shells is to significantly reduce

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MacArtney's CEMAC for Safe Cable Handling

MacArtney’s offshore cable handling equipment named CEMAC is designed  for power and telecommunication cables and for cable handling operations within the renewable energy industry, in particular the offshore wind sector.   In addition to supplying challenging subsea solutions from concept to completion, MacArtney has also specialized in designing and manufacturing vessel deck systems and equipment for the renewable energy industry and in particular the offshore wind sector.   The equipment in question, the so-called CEMAC offshore handling equipment, belongs to a product line

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Hydro Group Completes MeyGen Contract

$60 million having been raised to finance the initial stage.   Doug Whyte, managing director at Hydro Group said, “This significant MeyGen project is further testament that Hydro Group is seen as a major operator and supplier to the renewable energy markets. With several decades of renewable energy industry experience behind us, Hydro Group is at the forefront in the development of cables, terminations, connectors and junction boxes, with involvement from the initial prototype stage through to design and manufacture.”   The scope of work involved Hydro Group providing the connection

The Block Island Wind Farm has begun commercial operations, becoming the first wind farm to deliver energy to the American power grid (Photo: Deepwater Wind)

First US Offshore Wind Farm Powers Up

turning and the wind farm in operation,” said U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin.   “We’ve made history here in the Ocean State, but our work is far from over,” Grybowski said. “We’re more confident than ever that this is just the start of a new U.S. renewable energy industry that will put thousands of Americans to work and power communities up and down the East Coast for decades to come.  

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James Fisher Acquires Hughes Sub Surface Engineering

improved responsiveness and reduced costs, according to James Fisher.   Nick Henry, CEO of James Fisher, said, “The operations of Hughes Sub Surface are complementary to those of James Fisher and, combined, they will broaden our range of services to the market, particularly to the renewable energy industry offshore.”   Ian Hughes, managing director of Hughes SSE, said of joining the James Fisher group, “The opportunity this affords us to increase the scope and scale of projects we undertake for customers through access to the group’s wider resources is huge&rdquo

Nova Scotia Attracts Tidal Energy Players

been developing and deploying its tidal turbines in rivers and ocean environments.   Minas Energy was awarded a berth at the FORCE site in 2009 by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy. Under this new arrangement, Minas Energy will continue its prominent role in establishing a new marine renewable energy industry in Nova Scotia.  

BOEM Approves Virginia’s Offshore Wind Research

to generating power from wind offshore Virginia,” said BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper. “It will also allow us to gain experience with new offshore renewable energy technology, which is not only valuable to Virginia and BOEM, but also to other government agencies, the offshore renewable energy industry, and other stakeholders.”   In 2012 Dominion Resources, Inc., received a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Offshore Wind Demonstration Project Award and partnered with DMME and others to establish VOWTAP. The award, funded by the DOE, was made to enhance the deployment of stronger

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