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Polar Onyx fully fitted before sailing to Brazil (Image by: Rene van der Kloet)

Nautronix Awarded Ceona Support Contract

Through water technology and survey company, Nautronix, has been awarded a five-year frame contract - based on a nonexclusive agreement - by SURF and subsea contractor Ceona with an initial one-year call-off for the supply of survey services to support their newbuild DP3 subsea construction vessel, the Polar Onyx. The contract includes the initial survey support and mobilization of the vessel in Europe before the vessel commences a minimum of one year’s work in Brazil as a PLSV for Petrobras.  Nautronix will supply personnel and equipment to provide survey services on the vessel. Sam

Reef Subsea Announce Management Changes

Mark Preece is to step down as CEO of the Reef Subsea Group by mutual agreement.  The board has acknowledged and thanked Mr. Preece for his efforts in developing and positioning Reef Subsea as a strong subsea contractor in the oil and gas and offshore wind farm sectors. Duncan MacPherson, the current managing director of Reef Subsea Norway, will assume the interim role of CEO for the Reef Subsea Group.  Prior to joining Reef Subsea, Mr. MacPherson was an executive VP of DOF Subsea and general manager in DOF Subsea Norway. Meanwhile, Mel Fitzgerald has been appointed board chairman.

Michael Newbury. Photo: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Appoints Head for New U.S. Office

to cater for projects run out of the US. Entering his new position in April 2013, Michael Newbury brings with him managerial experience and track record from the U.S. subsea industry. He comes from a position as Vice President for Operations and Business Development with the U.S.-based subsea contractor Deep Down, Inc. and has senior experience from the U.S. subsea industry, including Subsea 7 and Halliburton. The process of opening an Ocean Installer U.S. office was initiated last year and is now completed with the registration of the Ocean Installer legal entity, Ocean Installer Texas

Roddy James, Chief Operating Officer of N-Sea, accepts the award (Photo: N-Sea)

N-Sea Celebrates Safety Innovation Award

the UK offshore energy sector, covering all aspects from supply to upstream operations and offshore renewables. For thirty years, the awards have been celebrating and encouraging innovation and collaboration in the North Sea. N-Sea is known for its innovative work as an independent offshore subsea contractor, specializing in IMR services for the oil and gas, renewable and telecom/utility industries, as well as for civil contracting communities. N-Sea provides near shore, offshore and survey services to major operators and service companies alike

Frontera Offshore loading M² Subsea’s ROVs onto the MPSV Tehuana (Photo: M² Subsea)

M² Subsea, Frontera Join Forces in the GoM

comfortable working within region.”    Brad McNeill, CEO of Frontera Offshore, said, “Frontera is pleased to have been awarded this project, and especially to be collaborating with M2 Subsea for a successful campaign. This is a big step toward our goal of becoming a leading subsea contractor in the sector.” 

N-Sea to Clear Unexploded Ordnance for UK Wind Farm

, and our efficient, robust systems ensure we complete every project safely, on-time and within budget. This is a clear reflection of our ability to always provide safe, sound and swift solutions for our clients.”   N-Sea is known for its innovative work as an independent offshore subsea contractor, specializing in IMR services for the oil and gas, renewable and telecom/utility industries, as well as for civil contracting communities. N-Sea provides near shore, offshore and survey services to major operators and service companies alike.   Ordtek Ltd recently launched a Mine Map

Roddy James (Photo: N-Sea Offshore)

N-Sea Announces Expansion to Norwich

“Our investment in the Norwich office is a succinct illustration of our commitment to ensuring we continue to provide the very best service to our clients who are based - or plan to establish a presence - in the area.” N-Sea is known for its innovative work as an independent offshore subsea contractor, specializing in IMR services for the renewable, oil and gas and telecom/utility industries, as well as for civil contracting communities. N-Sea provides near shore, offshore and survey services to major operators and service companies alike.  

Roddy James

N-Sea Announces Expansion Efforts

to our clients. “Our new premises will house our ever-increasing personnel and its professional capabilities, which are fundamental to our drive to become a leading subsea IMR company in the North Sea and beyond.” N-Sea is known for its innovative work as an independent offshore subsea contractor, specialising in IMR services for the international oil and gas, renewable and telecom/utility industries, as well as for civil contracting communities. With particular focus on North Sea activity, N-Sea provides near shore, offshore and survey services to major operators and service companies

Tritech Gemini 620pd Systems for Unique Group

.”   Scott McLay, Sales Director, Tritech International Ltd, commented, “Unique is the latest company to realize the benefits of our Gemini 620pd multibeam profiling sonar, which offers its customers a low-cost, high-resolution survey solution. The purchase will initially assist a subsea contractor with the installation of a telecoms cable, verifying the sonar’s credentials outside of the traditional oil and gas energy market.”  

iXblue’s RAMSES system (Image: Seatronics)

Seatronics Invests in iXblue RAMSES System

is more crucial than ever,” Middleton said. “This investment shows our continued commitment to our client base, offering them access to leading edge technology globally which will support this. The systems will initially be supplied as part of an integrated solution to a leading subsea contractor in the Gulf of Mexico.”   Jeremy Stuhr, Regional Sales Manager for iXblue Houston, commented, “We are excited to see Seatronics engagement with the Gulf of Mexico market increasing requirements for cost and time savings during subsea operations. A leading subsea contractor

(Photo: Ecosse Subsea Systems)

Carousel Turns Over New Leaf for Ecosse Subsea Systems

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) said it has reached an agreement with a subsea contractor to buy back its 800-ton carousel which can be deployed on a range of specialist subsea projects.   Carousels are used in the storage and transportation of subsea cables, umbilicals and pipes and enable the safe deployment of equipment from a vessel to the seabed.   The Carousel was originally built and used on an offshore renewables project in 2014 after ESS identified a supply chain issue surrounding the availability of carousels required for renewables and oil and gas workscopes.   ESS managing

Reef's CSV Polar King

Reef Subsea Rebrands Its Norwegian Companies

under one company name. The move ensures Reef Subsea provides its turnkey subsea services - mainly IRM & Subsea Construction, Installation & Trenching, and Dredging & Excavation services – with increased capabilities to listen to and serve its clients as a fully integrated subsea contractor. Technocean AS, headquartered in Bergen, is now rebranded Reef Subsea Norway AS. The latter has been providing a diverse range of staff and marine services up to light subsea construction projects for major operators and contractors over the last 15 years. Reef Subsea Norway with a new,

L-R: Gerard Keser, N-Sea CEO; Jochem Langenhuijzen, Bodac CEO; Paul van Waalwijk van Doorn, N-Sea General Manager; Dirk van de Vleuten, Bodac Manager  (Photo: N-Sea)

N-Sea, BODAC Partner for UXO Projects

of unexploded ordnance campaigns, with experience in the investigation and mapping of potential targets using state of the art survey methods, ROVs and divers. With a history of 60 years’ activity within the subsea sector, N-Sea is known for its innovative work as an independent offshore subsea contractor, specialising in IMR services for the oil and gas, renewable and telecom/utility industries, as well as for civil contracting communities.   BODAC is an unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk mitigation expert, and has accumulated many years of national and international experience producing

FlexTech Engineering Director, Craig Keyworth

FlexTech Signs Deal with Ocean Installer

pipe specialist FlexTech has signed a contract for flexible pipe installation with Ocean Installer in a £500,000 deal. Aberdeen-based FlexTech will deliver the detailed design of a flexible pipe installation spread as well as installation analysis and project support to Ocean Installer, a subsea contractor specializing in subsea installation and engineering and construction services. The project will take place offshore Norway during the summer of 2015. FlexTech will also provide engineering support during the fabrication of the equipment, and the subsequent offshore campaign. FlexTech

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