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A diamond wire saw, one of the new assets in Ashtead Technology’s fleet following its acquisition of Aqua-Tech Solutions (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Acquires Aqua-Tech Solutions

our clients require it, at their project mobilization locations at ports across the Gulf of Mexico coast.“Aqua-Tech Solutions is a strong fit with our strategic goal to increase the group’s equipment and services to match customer demand. At the same time, it solidifies our established subsea solutions fleet in support of our clients’ long-term successes around the world.”Aqua-Tech Solutions president, Jared Deculus said, “The opportunities offered by becoming part of the Ashtead Technology group will enable us to deliver a broader range of equipment and project services

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Ecosse IP Trials Subsea Lifting Tech

sections from decom zone to shore behind small towing vessels, or lift decom debris in the 500m zone into subsea baskets which can be recovered by anchor handler vessels.EIP said its engineering team is available to assist clients with specialist engineering to develop, design and build tailored subsea solutions for each operation. The company said it is currently in discussion with several operators on many upcoming decommissioning and subsea projects

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Global Marine Group Buys Stake in Rovco

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 assets and environments, will be deployed from GMG’s fleet of 21 specialized crew transfer

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C-Innovation Opens New Dock Facility

which will be manned 24 hours a day, will serve as the base for C-I’s Fourchon operations and features client offices, conference rooms with full streaming connectivity, bunk houses and parking for offshore crews.“This new facility supports our mission of serving as the single source for subsea solutions,” David Sheetz, subsea manager, C-I. “By having our own dedicated dock facility, we can immediately respond to customers’ needs and instantly mobilize resources. By storing critical components locally in Fourchon instead of mobilizing from our main base in Mandeville, we can

CSS Lightweight Pipeline Lifting and Handling Frames have been used for more than 1000 freespan correction operations, and folds into a 10' container for effective transportation and storage (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Partners with Connector Subsea Solutions

Offshore solutions provider Unique Group said it has entered into a formal collaboration agreement with Norway headquartered Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS).Established in the year 2000, Connector Subsea Solutions are a specialist provider of Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) solutions for subsea pipelines, risers and conductors. The company operates from four countries in Europe and South America.According to Unique Group, the newly entered collaboration will help bolster its lineup of rental subsea equipment and solutions, and further enhance and simplify its capabilities in the field of

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Goldie Appointed to Enpro Subsea Board

specialist, Enpro Subsea, in a non-exec director role. He joins the company during its most successful period to date, with 41 of their patented Flow Access Modules (FAM) now being adopted by major and independent operators globally.  The Aberdeen based company delivers flexible subsea solutions to support operators across the life of field from development phase through to decommissioning. Their FAM system was most recently deployed by LLOG Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico on the Crown and Anchor field.Goldie, who is based in Houston, has a career that spans almost 50 years in the

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C-Innovation Secures Subsea Construction Contract with BP

underwater inspections in lieu of dry-docking; commissioning of new assets; and general field support. David Sheetz, manager of C-I’s Subsea Division, said, “This is a very large and significant contract for C-I and it helps solidify our reputation as a true, single source for subsea solutions with the backing and support of the diverse family of companies within the ECO group. C-I’s ability to offer a complete suite of services allows clients to have a single point of contact for all projects, which makes budgeting easier, saving time as well as money.&rdquo

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Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team

;s changes to the top positions at Kreuz Subsea which saw AJ Jain recruited as chief executive officer and Balaji Bhashyam as chief operating officer. The firm also appointed Phil Bradbury as QHSE director at the end of 2017.   Kreuz Subsea was established in 2008 as an integrated subsea solutions provider to the global energy industry. It has operational bases in Brunei and India, and has around 400 personnel onshore and offshore

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Ocean Installer Gets Two SURF Contracts From Statoil

Modification (SLM) work, with offshore activities containing complex riser change-out operations, set to commence in Q2 of 2018.   "We continue to build on the excellent working relationship we have with Statoil. Our track record has proven that we are capable of delivering efficient subsea solutions, especially handling complex installations. Hence, we are pleased with the trust that Statoil has given to Ocean Installer by award of this contract," says CEO Steinar Riise.   The second contract Ocean Installer has secured is for Subsea Lines Modification under Statoil’s

AJ Jain (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

New Senior Management at Kreuz Subsea

Singapore registered subsea solutions provider Kreuz Subsea has named AJ Jain chief executive officer and Balaji Bhashyam as chief operating officer.   Jain brings to the CEO role more than 25 years of executive industry experience, having held a number of leadership positions in the oil and gas industry. His previous posts include managing director at Harkand Group where he was responsible for operations in North America and Africa. Prior to Harkand, he was part of the senior management team at Dynamic Industries International LLC responsible for international operations. He also held several

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New Solution Simplifies Relief Well Operations

Energy consultancy provider Add Energy and subsea solutions provider Trendsetter Engineering have teamed up to develop the Relief Well Injection Spool (RWIS) Lite, designed to reduce the complexity of relief well operations on a global scale, when coupled with the original RWIS product.   RWIS Lite is an exact structural replica of the original RWIS, which allows for duplicity in shared components. The original RWIS increases the flow capacity of a single relief well, which is a safer and less challenging option to drilling multiple relief wells during a subsea well blowout. The RWIS is placed

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Industry Event Showcases the Latest Subsea Tech

, Sonardyne and Teledyne Marine, who showcased their technologies and discussed how they are supporting the subsea industry in meeting the challenges of increasingly complex projects.    Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead, said, “Our Technology Showcase highlights the latest subsea solutions and brings together like-minded industry peers to discuss how we can work together to ensure underwater projects are as cost efficient as possible.”   Nick Lawrence, director of EdgeTech, commented, “It’s a great event to present the latest technology to a targeted audience

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MacArtney's CEMAC for Safe Cable Handling

MacArtney’s offshore cable handling equipment named CEMAC is designed  for power and telecommunication cables and for cable handling operations within the renewable energy industry, in particular the offshore wind sector.   In addition to supplying challenging subsea solutions from concept to completion, MacArtney has also specialized in designing and manufacturing vessel deck systems and equipment for the renewable energy industry and in particular the offshore wind sector.   The equipment in question, the so-called CEMAC offshore handling equipment, belongs to a product line

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Collaborators Aim to Optimize ROV Operations

Two Norwegian companies have embarked on development and testing of a new underwater power and data connection system that will reduce cost and improve efficiency of vessel-based offshore remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations.   Integrated subsea services provider DOF Subsea and subsea solutions company WiSub have begun cooperation on the development and testing of WiSub’s pinless connection systems in an international initiative to set a new standard in subsea connection.   WiSub patented pinless connection systems deliver power and data electromagnetically across a seawater

Arctic drilling: the Polar Pioneer in Norway’s arctic waters (Photo: Harald Pettersen, Statoil)

Norway's Heavyweights & Entrepreneurs

projects, portfolios, campaigns, business. Avito shows “your current state” and “your desired state” … A bit like Google Maps, it says, by showing where you are and where you need to go.   For aging installations in mature areas, Western Norway newbie, Connector Subsea Solutions, has developed a technique to remotely do pipe repairs in deep water, and contracts with BP and Shell are already bringing in some earnings. While clamping a repair on a horizontal pipe is hard enough, Connector, or CSS, has managed to get its tool to remove the coatings of and then repair a

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Custom Tech Used in Subsea Pipeline Repair

Engineering teams from U.K.-based subsea connector specialists Hydratight and Norwegian technologists Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) have completed a milestone deepwater pipeline repair in Western Australia.   A 4” MEG line owned by a major-NOC required urgent repair. It was pressure rated to 400 bar and was located at 830m, so required a customized solution.  The international team designed, manufactured and installed a diverless Structural Deepwater Pipeline Repair Clamp for the project.   Prior to installation of the clamp, CSS and Hydratight also prepared the pipe using

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A New Standardization for Subsea Forgings

technologies in 2017. Also, standardization efforts are on the rise to remove complexities: Two thirds of respondents say their organization will seek greater standardization of tools and processes in 2017.   Mons Hauge, Chief Engineer, Statoil, says: “Standardization is crucial to make subsea solutions even more competitive. We are pleased to see the good results from the joint standardization effort by the oil and gas industry as Statoil applies this new recommended practice for subsea forging in our future field development.”   “We are dependent on a streamlined supply

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