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Out-of-this-world: a UX-1 HROV. Photo: EU UNEXMIN Project

Subsea Mining: The Next Big Thing for UUVs

noted the achievements and attendance of a Who’s Who of subsea maintenance and survey work.Among them, organizers heralded the news that Swire Seabed had just acquired a HUGIN AUV from Kongsberg Maritime after doing pipeline inspection work for oil company Equinor. In a press release, the Singapore-based outfit said it was now ready to “go beyond current industry needs”. In fact, early in 2018, Swire Seabed had begun the Norwegian government’s first commercial cruise to map marine mineral resources of copper, lead and silver on the Norwegian continental shelf (by AUV survey

Each year, the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) sponsors the Rhodes Academy Submarine Cables Writing Award for a deserving paper addressing submarine cables and their relationship with the law of the sea.

Submarine Cables Writing Award

law journal and must consist of 7,500 – 10,000 words (excluding footnotes). RegisterTo register to compete for the award, interested candidates should send an abstract (no more than 300 words) and a short biography to the Center for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore, lawtmd@nus.edu.sg, which administers the competition on behalf of ICPC and the Rhodes Academy. Papers must be submitted to CIL via: lawtmd@nus.edu.sg no later than 1 April 2019. Papers will be reviewed anonymously by the selection jury, consisting of two members designated by the Rhodes Academy

(File photo: DOF)

DOF Subsea Tallies Multiple Contracts

by Siemens on the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Project in the North Sea. The contract will utilize the CSV Skandi Constructor and ensures deployment for the vessel until the summer.In addition, DOF Subsea revealed it has been awarded several contracts in the Asia Pacific region, utilizing Skandi Singapore and Skandi Hercules.  Taking into account the new contracts and existing work, DOF Subsea said its order intake stands at more than NOK 1 billion in the subsea/IMR project segment during the first two months of 2019, securing utilization for several vessels and remotely operated underwater

Kenneth Dastol, CEO & President, Zenitel Group. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Zenitel: Expanding in Maritime, Offshore

.The Zenitel Group is the leader of intelligent communication systems. We are located in 18 countries around the world with more than 300 employees after the acquisition of Phontech. Approximately half of the staff is working out of Norway, the rest is spread out with about 30 employees in U.S., 25 in Singapore, 25 in France 25 in Croatia and the remaining employees in Denmark, Sweden, India, China, Middle East, Brazil, Columbia etc.We realize Zenitel is diverse in the markets it serves. Can you put in perspective the size, shape and direction of the maritime and offshore businesses to your overall?Zenitel

Damen FCS 2710 rendering (Photo: Damen)

HHC Takes Two from Damen

Hung Hua Construction (HHC) of Taiwan placed an order for two of Damen’s latest fast crew supply vessel; the FCS 2710. The contract was signed at the end of January and the vessels will be built at Damen Shipyards Singapore for delivery in early 2020.HHC is Taiwan’s largest dredging and nearshore construction company, and a promising evolving market is the country's offshore wind sector, as the government has targeted 5.5GW by the end of 2025. Following its successful installation of the first offshore project in Taiwan; the Southern Weather Observation Tower for the Taiwan Power

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

of what worked and what didn’t.”Oceanology’s growth continued into the 1990s. its conference program grew rapidly, with more than 135 papers, while the exhibition had more than 500 exhibitors. In 1999, Spearhead decided to take the show overseas and Oi Pacific Rim was launched in Singapore, and run again in 2001, but then dropped. In 2001, Oi America was also launched, with one show in Miami and then another in New Orleans in 2003 (when a New Orleans funeral march band was commissioned to walk through the show halls …), before being dropped. Despite the lack of success at

Photo: SubCom

Tonga Cable System Repaired

Suva, Fiji. The Tonga Domestic Cable Extension is a 406-kilometer cable with three landing points in Tonga: Neiafu, Nukualofa and Pangai. SubCom maintains these two cables in addition to 31 other systems as part of the SPMMA, which was signed in 2017. The agreement covers the South Pacific region from Singapore in the west to Tahiti in the east and from the southernmost point of New Zealand to Hawaii.SubCom Reliance is part of the company’s world-class fleet, purpose-built for cable deployment and maintenance. The ship was on standby in the South Pacific at a port in Apia, Samoa. SubCom’s

Skandi Neptune. Image: DOF Group

DOF Bags Multiple Offshore Vessel Deals

Skandi Foula and Skandi Buchan, and both vessels will join the Skandi Neptune in the second quarter of 2019 carrying pipe and subsea hardware to the main installation vessels. The forecast assets utilization is estimated close to 650 vessel days plus options. Geoholm has commenced preparation in Singapore for marine and ROV operation in the Red Sea offshore Saudi Arabia for more than 700 vessel day campaign in support of a 3D Ocean bottom node survey projects. Finally, the Skandi Caledonia is secured a short-term contract in the Mediterranean with start-up in March 2019. These collectively

(L–R) Alan MacDonald, Sonardyne, and Colin Erskine, Unique, on Sonardyne’s Stand 123 at Subsea Expo 2019 in Aberdeen (Photo: Sonardyne)

Unique invests in Sonardyne Tech

On the opening of Subsea Expo, in Aberdeen Unique Group’s announced orders for multiple copies of Sonardyne’s Fusion 2 Long BaseLine (LBL) and INS operating platform and a large number of the latest Compatt 6+ seabed transponders and ROVNav 6+ vehicle-Unique Group, which is headquartered in the UAE and has offices in Aberdeen, Rotterdam, Saudi Arabia, Houston, Mumbai, Cape Town and Singapore, has also ordered Sonardyne’s GyroCompatt 6 positioning transponders, which offer operators real-time positioning and motion data from one small, versatile and robust instrument.

(Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Partners with POSH Subsea

UAE-based subsea and offshore solution provider Unique Group announced Thursday it it has entered into a contract with Singapore-based offshore and marine oil field services company POSH Subsea to offer integrated diving solutions.As part of the agreement, Unique Group will design, manufacture and deliver Classed Air and Saturation Dive systems for integration on POSH’s fleet of diverse multipurpose vessels capable of supporting subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM), as well as construction and installation works.Under this partnership, Unique Group said it will supply a holistic suite

Photo: Unique Group

Unique Group: Diving Solutions for POSH

Unique Group has entered into a contract with Singapore-based POSH Subsea to offer integrated diving solutions. As part of the agreement, Unique Group will design, manufacture and deliver Classed Air and Saturation Dive systems for integration on POSH’s vessels.Under this partnership, Unique Group will be supplying a holistic suite of classed air & saturation diving equipment, compliant to the stringent Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) 468 and International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines, as well as consumables and technical support during and post installation, spanning

Allan Pirie (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Partners with 4Subsea

and repair (IMR) services and gain access to 4Subsea’s domain experts within subsea production, well intervention and drilling. 4Subsea hardware and digital services delivery through Ashtead’s sales and distribution network including facilities in Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Halifax, Houston and Singapore.Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead, said, “Adding 4Subsea’s autonomous sensor technology and services to our existing capabilities means we can now offer a comprehensive monitoring and integrity management service to support the performance and life extension of critical infrastructure.&rdquo

One of the vessels which will be used, DLV 2000 pipelay vessel, pictured off northwest Australia during the Ichthys project on which UTEC worked (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Wins Survey Work Offshore India

of involvement in McDermott projects has enabled UTEC to truly align its services with McDermott’s corporate and project objectives, which positions us well to extend our services to cover any third-party vessels that are brought in to a project.”The project management team will be based in Singapore, supported by project personnel from UTEC’s office in Perth, Australia. Project support is also being provided by McDermott’s office in Kuala Lumpur and additional logistical coordination during offshore operations will come from Kakinada, India

MMA Pinnacle (Photo: i-Tech Services)

i-Tech Services Wins IMR Contract

agreement in the Asia Pacific region earlier this year.The work scope for the 30-day campaign ranges from the provision of general visual inspection (GVI) services through to changing out subsea hardware in water depths of 1,400 meters, using the vessel’s 150-metric-ton crane.Mobilizing in Singapore, the MMA Pinnacle has been fitted with a range of i-Tech Services’ equipment for subsea inspection and field support projects, including two 3,000-meter-rated Centurion SP Work Class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) systems, which are specifically designed to service deepwater projects

L – R Scott Johnstone (STR), Simon Goldsworthy (Sonardyne) and Jason French (STR) announce the investment at the OSEA 2018 exhibition  (Photo: Sonardyne)

STR Upgrades to Sonardyne's Fusion 2

, rental and sale of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in Sonardyne International Ltd.’s new Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software, Fusion 2. The announcement was made following Sonardyne’s launch event at OSEA 2018 in Singapore.STR will upgrade its existing 6G hardware to Sonardyne’s new 6 ‘plus’ variants, which, combined with Fusion 2, will make marine survey and offshore construction projects faster and easier than ever.Sonardyne’s new Compatt 6+ and ROVNav 6+ hardware has been designed to get

Edd Moller presents Fusion 2 on launch day during OSEA 2018 in Singapore (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Unveils Fusion 2

complex communication interfaces that have been typically required to support LBL, acoustically-aided INS and Sparse LBL operations, have been replaced with a single, unified solution that is easier and faster to set up and run.Live in-water preview events held in the run-up to today’s launch in Singapore have provided audiences with the opportunity to experience first-hand how Fusion 2 will impact offshore campaigns during the 2019 offshore season and beyond. One of the benefits demonstrated is the ability to undertake the real-time SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) calibration of a

Logo: Aretha Technologies Ltd.

Hydro Group Expands

of subsea connectivity solutions.From its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Scotland, Hydro Group develops the complete subsea electrical and optical interconnect package, built to withstand the harshest environmental conditions.Hydro Group employs more than 100 full time staff in Scotland, Singapore and the USA, providing total solutions to a portfolio of prime contractors, major operators, OEMs, defense agencies, defense organizations and the UK MOD

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