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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.

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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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IMO: Nitrogen in the Oceans Needs Further Study

particular ocean areas can cause problems such as algal blooms and the release of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide.   The atmospheric input of reactive forms of nitrogen to the ocean is now estimated to be almost four times that in 1850. In areas of high emissions to the atmosphere, such as in Southeast Asia, Europe and North America, human-induced increases in reactive nitrogen deposition to the ocean are proportionately higher.   The report suggests that current human nitrogen emissions may remain relatively stable on a global basis through 2050, but more research is needed, particularly

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Aquabotix Adds Global Distributors

environments.   Seismic Asia Pacific Pty. Ltd., which will represent Aquabotix in Australia and New Zealand. Based in Salisbury, Queensland Australia, Seismic Asia Pacific is a leading provider of hydrographic, oceanographic and geophysical systems within Australia and throughout southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim. The company also provides hardware and software equipment and system solutions to local government, defense and resource specific sectors.     Hydro Systems Development, Inc., Tokyo branch, which will represent Aquabotix in Japan. Hydro Systems Development

SCHOTTEL HYDRO Evolves Tidal Energy Strategy

based upon scalable floating tidal energy platforms.   SCHOTTEL HYDRO, TidalStream and Black Rock Tidal Power together with their partners are working on creating and growing a sustainable tidal energy sector. Lange said, “We are particularly excited by opportunities in Nova Scotia and Southeast Asia and see a strong development opportunity there working with other platform partners. We hope in time to bring lessons learned from there into other countries. Starting with scalable platforms will allow for an organic growth and the first successful steps in this direction have already been taken

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China's 'Smart' Ship Debuts in Shanghai

intelligent operation system. It can analyze real-time navigation and meteorological data, pick the best routes and alert the crew to hidden dangers in advance.   Developed by CSSC), Great Intelligence will be used by Sinotrans Shipping to transport coal and salt between China, Australia and Southeast Asia.   Qiu Bohua, with the Systems Engineering Research Institute of CSSC quoted as saying: "Great Intelligence will become smarter as it accumulates more data. Not only can it spot dangers and system bugs, it also can lower transport costs and raise efficiency."   Technical

SIT 250 tidal platform located in front of Sentosa Boardwalk, Singapore (Photo: SCHOTTEL HYDRO)

ENVIROTEK Makes Tidal Instream Energy a Reality in Southeast Asia

Envirotek has announced its intention to develop commercial tidal instream projects in Southeast Asia.   The initial focus is on the Philippines. In mid-February 2017, Envirotek, working with an international team of experts, successfully deployed a 62 kW SCHOTTEL Instream Turbine (SIT) in the waters off the Sentosa Boardwalk in Singapore. This demonstration project showcases the viability of tidal energy in the region. “This project is about developing appropriate technologies to address the very real energy needs of Southeast Asia. We are committed to delivering these tidal energy

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Rovco Dives into International Waters

U.K.-based startup Rovco has taken its firsts steps into international waters with the completion of two subsea survey contracts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.   The contract awards saw Rovco perform advanced subsea survey work in Fiji and Oman, utilizing its SubAtlantic Mojave, Seaeye Falcon and VideoRay Pro 4 ROVs.    Launched in September, the company has also been awarded its first ROV consultancy project with one of a U.K. engineering solutions provider and recently employed two new ROV pilots. It is now looking to appoint a chief technology officer as it continues to

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