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imon R. James (Photo: James Fisher Marine Services)

James Fisher Appoints Subsea Ops Director

James Fisher Marine Services appointed Simon R. James as its new Subsea Operations Director effective February 2020.James joins with more than 25 years’ of experience in the marine, offshore and subsea service sectors, having held director-level roles at DeepOcean, Fugro and Iremis.In his career to date, Simon has worked with large and prestigious companies, both in the UK and abroad. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Operations at EM&I Group where he improved effectiveness and drove efficiency across operations in the Americas, Africa, Canada and Southeast Asia.

Ethan Edson of Ocean Diagnostics demonstrates some of his microplastic sensors. Credit: Ocean Diagnostics.

SMTP Helps to Power Future Ocean Tech

, or deployed while SCUBA diving, to completely autonomous sensors that hook into a ship to passively collect data. “Sampling microplastics is really tricky because the ocean has so many other things in it,” says Edson. “If you are in Massachusetts, Bermuda, the Mediterranean, or Southeast Asia, it all looks different. Designing one sensor that can go into any water body and detect microplastics has been a great challenge. But really fun to work on.”The SMTP program is doing exactly what it set out to do, helping Ocean Diagnostics to get products from a small lab to the commercial

A five-member team from NUS Engineering, Keppel Data Centres and SLNG will jointly develop a prototype to demonstrate the novel, energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling technology for data centres. Photo:  National University of Singapore

Singapore: LNG Terminal to Develop Data Center

and compact data centers, said Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corporation.With the rapid expansion of cloud-based services, AI, the Internet of Things and big data analytics, there has been an exponential demand across the globe for data centers in recent years. As the leading data center hub of Southeast Asia, Singapore accounted for around 50 per cent of the region's data center capacity in 2015.Due to the high internal load and the need for consistent cooling and operation in a tightly-controlled environment, data centers are among the major power consumers in the building sector.In addition

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Polarcus Wins Work in Southeast Asia

UAE-based offshore geophysical company Polarcus said it has been awarded a contract to carry out an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in Southeast Asia.The project will commence in the fourth quarter of 2019 with an approximate duration of 40 days.

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Mermaid Reports Subsea Contracts

Mermaid Maritime announced that its Middle East and Southeast Asian business units have recently been awarded subsea contracts with a combined total estimated potential contract value of $7.4 million.The first highlighted scope of work, commencing in the third quarter of 2019, involves carrying out air diving and a light work-class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services for a national upstream oil and gas company offshore in the Middle East GCC. The duration of the contract is for approximately nine months.The second highlighted work package, also commencing in the third quarter of 2019

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Ushant Tidal Energy Project Gets a Data Boost

, the untapped market is considerable globally, with about 11,000 islands worldwide permanently inhabited by a population in excess of 730 million people in total, most of which rely on diesel-powered technologies to ensure power supply.Sabella aims to deploy tidal projects in France, as well as in Southeast Asia and North America

Thailand Raises Shipwreck That Killed 47 Tourists

tourist-related disaster in years and led to a sharp drop in Chinese arrivals in the following months.Tourists from China make up the biggest portion of Thailand's visitors, and last year accounted for nearly one-third of a record 35.38 million arrivals.Tourism accounts for about 12 percent of Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, making it a key driver of its growth.The Thai government has scrambled to restore tourism with schemes such as granting waivers on visa fees."We want to get to the truth (about the Phoenix)," Surachate said. The effort shows a commitment to the relatives

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Polarcus Awarded 3D Project in Southeast Asia

Marine geophysical company Polarcus Limited said it has been awarded a 3D marine seismic acquisition project in South East Asia.The project duration is approximately four months and is scheduled to commence in Q4 2018.Following this award, the Polarcus fleet is 100 percent booked for Q4 2018.

Thierry Hochoa (Photo: BOURBON)

Hochoa Takes Over as Bourbon CFO

at Arthur Andersen, then Ernst & Young (EY). In 2004, he joined Technip, first as Director of Internal Audit, then held various finance positions at Group level before becoming, in 2011, Corporate Financial Control Director. In 2013, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of operations in Southeast Asia on the key Yamal project in Shanghai. In February 2016, he became Vice-President Finance & Group Controller in Paris and actively worked on the merger and integration project of Technip with the American FMC Technologies. In April 2018, Hochoa joined BOURBON Corporation as Director of the

Peruvian Submarines Set to Receive New Static Converters

, will allow the Peruvian Navy to keep its current submarine force for another 15 years as it works toward the planned acquisition of new generation submarines around 2035.ECA Group said its static converters are installed aboard several French submarines and have also been supplied to other navies in Southeast Asia.The company’s converters provide local and remote control and monitoring and have been designed with electrical and thermal protections for equipment and operator safety.ECA Group has designed static converter 20KVA-400 HZ and 60HZ for submarines, which are engineered to replace existing

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