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Sonomatic Expands in Aberdeen

Services company Sonomatic announced it plans to expand radiography capacity within its base at The Core, Bridge of Don, bringing the total number of bays available to five.Sonomatic, a provider of advanced and conventional NDT inspections, engineering, integrity and rope access services, said the buildout is in response to an increased demand for its NDT inspection services in the northeast of Scotland.The expansion comes three years after the company built a new multi-disciplined facility covering the entire range of NDT Inspections, housing three radiography, one hydro testing bay and the ability

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Contemporary UUV Propulsor Design

be successfully completed with a little care, proper tools, and practical experience.About The AuthorDonald MacPherson, the author.Donald MacPherson, a leading specialist in propulsion system simulation, is HydroComp’s Technical Director, where he oversees all software development and engineering services. A graduate of Webb Institute, he is a Fellow of SNAME and member of its Propulsion Hydrodynamics Panel

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3D Mobile Laser Scanner for ABP Humber

ABP Humber continues to increase their technology for Hydrographic surveying in their ports and harbors with the purchase of a new Carlson Merlin Lidar Scanner supplied by Swathe Services.The Merlin is a vessel-based 3D mobile laser scanner system developed specifically for coastal, offshore and inland waterway surveying. ABP Humber intends to use the system for quay wall inspections and surveying offshore structures.The Merlin is designed to integrate with existing hydrographic systems to simultaneously produce an accurate dataset of the environment above the waterline while a Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder

Neil Manning, COO of 3D at Depth with Jason French, Business Development Director of Asia Pacific, Subsea Technology & Rentals Australia PTY Ltd (Photo: 3D at Depth)

3D at Depth Partners with STR

, STR Group’s Managing Director, said, “This partnership will complement our recent expansion and investment in the Asia Pacific Region and with the official opening of STR’s Australian Office, this will allow us to continue to deliver world class leading technology and support services locally to our customers.&rdquo

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Kvaerner to Study Floating Wind Structures

to meet about 35 percent of the annual power demand of the five Snorre A and B, and Gullfaks A, B and C platforms. In periods of higher wind speed this percentage will be significantly higher.Kvaerner, which provides the full scope of engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for both fixed and floating platforms for oil and gas field developments, said it has identified offshore wind as one of the company’s main growth areas in the coming decades. Today, Kvaerner said it offers fixed and floating substructures in steel and concrete as well as converter platforms

Kristin Færøvik, Lundin Norway and Arild Selvig, TechnipFMC (Photo: Lundin Norway)

TechnipFMC Bags EPCI Work for Luno II and Rolvsnes

.“We are honored that Lundin Norway is embracing our innovative and comprehensive solutions, engaging with us early through iFEED (integrated FEED) studies and realizing the full scope through an integrated EPCI, finding within TechnipFMC all the architects, the competencies, the equipment and services necessary to support this project.”In 2017, Lundin and TechnipFMC entered into cooperation for maturing and development of minor fields in the North Sea. The purpose is to involve the supplier in an early phase of the field development in order to carry out the development as quickly as possible

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CWind Digitizes with CrewSmart

CWind, part of the Global Marine Group (GMG), a provider of topside, splash zone and subsea engineering services to the offshore renewables and utilities market, it has implemented CrewSmart’s management support service across its fleet of 21 crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and team of offshore wind technicians. The cloud-based CrewSmart system provides CWind with control over personnel and fleet administration, optimizing the overall efficiency of the operations team.In a rapidly expanding offshore wind market, as new projects come online globally, vessel demand has spiked, CrewSmart said, with

L3 OceanServer Awarded GSA Contract

L3 OceanServer was granted a five-year General Services Administration (GSA) schedule for its Iver3 Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs). This GSA schedule gives registered government agencies a simple path to procure Iver3 UUVs using pre-established pricing and Terms & Conditions. A contract was awarded from the GSA Schedule for two Iver3 UUVs and associated training, effective December 19, 2018.The Iver UUV is a commercial-off-the-shelf product built with warfighter-driven attributes. It features longer runtimes and precise navigational accuracy, enabling long ingress/egress missions that

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i-Tech Services Expands in Houston

i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, said it has taken on 13 new people in Houston following a 12-month period which saw the office secure a series of new contract awards in the Gulf of Mexico. The expansion grows the regional team by 25%.Recent contracts included vessel charter renewals and the provision of custom engineering solutions for subsea flow assurance and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) workscopes, the company said in a press release on Monday.Edward Galloway, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico for i-Tech Services, said: “Despite the challenging market conditions, we enjoyed a

Largescale pipe ready for dispatch by rail from Liberty Pipes, Hartlepool (Photo: Liberty)

Liberty Wins North Sea Pipe Contract

;The team at Hartlepool has put in a lot of hard work to get us back where we belong as an internationally significant producer of high-quality pipe. We’re particularly pleased by our growing relationship with Subsea7, one of the world’s leading seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractors. We now feel more optimistic about our longer-term future.”Sanjeev Gupta, executive chairman of the GFG Alliance said, “Hartlepool went through tough times, but we always had faith that, as part of Liberty, the skills and commitment of the management and workforce there would

Scottish Government minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse MSP with Ian Donald, Enpro Subsea managing director (Photo: Enpro Subsea)

Enpro Testing New FIS Technology

Aberdeen-based production optimization specialist Enpro Subsea announced that the £1.5 million investment project in its Flow Intervention Services (FIS) technology, which included a £755,000 research and development grant from Scottish Enterprise, has started onshore testing ahead of planned subsea field trials later this year.The company had previously developed a lower pressure (10kpsi) version of their tool and this investment has allowed them to develop the higher rated (15kpsi) version, extending its operating capabilities to support high pressure wells, common in Gulf of Mexico.

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ROVOP Names Wilson Head of Technology

Lee Wilson has joined remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services provider ROVOP as Head of Technology.In the newly created role, Wilson will lead ROVOP's technology development in line with key client drivers such as cost optimization, digital transformation and enhanced HSEQ performance, the company said in a press release on Tuesday. He will also oversee all business applications and IT aspects of the company.ROVOP said Wilson will be accountable for maximizing the synergies between business infrastructure and operational technology. This will, for example, enable the use of operational

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OSRL Launches UAV Services for Members

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) has expanded its member offer with the launch of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) service. The new service aims to enhance preparedness and response capabilities to better support members’ needs in the event of a spill.To facilitate the service on a global basis, and to ensure the shortest time to mobilization, OSRL has signed ‘call-off agreements’ with a number of third-party UAV providers around the world. Launch partners for the service include Bristow Aerial Solutions, Sky-Futures and Vertical Horizon Media. Each partner has been selected based on

Claxton Expands Norwegian Base

Claxton, a supplier of engineering and services for shallow-water, jackup-depth markets in subsea services group Acteon, has opened a new office in Stavanger, Norway.The company has had a presence in Norway for six years and a local business development manager who acted as a focal point for clients in the region. The new office is alongside that of sister company InterMoor in Dusavik, Stavanger. The facility gives Claxton access to a yard and warehouse providing repair and maintenance capabilities for its own and client-owned equipment. There is also the potential for Claxton to expand its operational

Luis Araujo, CEO, Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Revenues Up 8%

2019, Aker Solutions acquired the remaining 30 percent of Brazilian C.S.E. Mecânica e Instru-mentação Ltda, having bought the first ownership stake of 70 percent in 2016. The acquisition further strengthens the company's position in Brazil's growing market for mature field services. C.S.E. will continue to operate as an independent legal entity

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Deep Sea Mooring Wins Diamond Offshore Contract

The Netherlands based offshore services provider Vryhof and its mooring business Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) on Tuesday announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore.Under the terms of the deal, DSM said it will provide a broad array of mooring and related equipment to several of Diamond’s rigs, as well as a range of engineering and rig services expertise.Wolfgang Wandl, Group CEO at Vryhof, said, “Not only are we committing to a 10-year partnership agreement for the provision of mooring equipment to Diamond, but we will also be working closely

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Global Marine Group Buys Stake in Rovco

Group (GMG) to bring intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market.GMG, made up of three business units - Global Offshore, CWind and Global Marine - has secured a 13.8% share in the Bristol and Aberdeen based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic services business. The partnership will see both companies work together to deliver a range of subsea solutions aimed at improving data acquisition.Rovco’s latest development, SubSLAM, which replaces visual video inspection with live 3D reconstruction technology, to obtain an accurate picture of subsea

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