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Maersk Pelican with Norsepower Rotor Sails. Pic: Norsepower

Norsepower Rotor Sails Saves Fuel

on Maersk Pelican, crew and operators have reported positively on the usability, safety and performance of the Rotor Sails in all conditions,” says says Tommy Thomassen, Chief Technical Officer at Maersk Tankers.“Maersk Tankers and the industry have developed and tested a number of technological solutions, which contribute to reducing fuel consumption and associated emissions. We see wind technology as one of the technologies that can give us a real breakthrough in reducing CO2 and help us achieve our emission-reduction target of 30% by 2021. We will closely follow the development around

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France to Test Floating Wind Turbines

floating wind farms are in the Mediterranean Sea and one in the Atlantic Ocean.The demonstration wind farms will use a particular combination of turbine, floater and cables with a total installed capacity of 24 megawatt each."The objective of the public support is to test these different technological solutions, with the long-term goal to test this technology before deploying it on a larger scale," the Commission said.(Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; editing by Foo Yun Chee


Underwater Custom Cable for Cinque Terre Marine

.12XM473 underwater cable is a hybrid power and multi-protocol transmission cable specifically engineered to handle its tough subsea application and to withstand long-term deployment in saltwater while connecting sea bottom, subsea sensors and buoy.NOVACAVI is honored to play a part in developing technological solutions to support research on marine ecosystems and to protect the marine and coastal environment

David Millar, Director TechX Program, The Oil & Gas Technology Center

TechX: Pioneering and Accelerating

ecosystem in the North East of Scotland, the industry is embracing numerous of these early technology opportunities.Graduates of the OGTC’s first TechX Pioneers program are already making their mark on the industry, with some of the industry’s key players keen to trial their technological solutions to sector challenges.One of the TechX Pioneers, Tenzor Geo, has secured offshore trials of its micro seismic technology with BP in the North Sea, starting early in 2019.Test1, who have developed a unique foam which can soak up oil from spills – so the oil can be recovered, and the

Tom Leeson  Photo courtesy Decom North Sea

Decom North Sea Sheds Light on Supply Chain Capability

projects to promote a culture of collaborative engagement between operators and the supply chain. The directory will provide useful information in support of this efficiency initiative benefiting both operators and service companies by providing a comprehensive listing of companies and technological solutions which will contribute to the MER UK vision of reducing the overall cost of decommissioning the UKCS.”   A complementary report, providing a baseline assessment of the supply chain’s capacity to fulfil the anticipated UK decommissioning demand is due to be published shortly

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New Tool for Offshore Inspection

Aberdeen-based AISUS has invested a six-figure sum in upgrading and developing cutting edge inspection technology as it looks to further broaden its range of services and increase its geographical reach to provide its customers with the most efficient, cost-effective technological solutions.   AISUS has launched an improved internal gravity deployed ultrasonic scanning tool, SIRIUS-X, for completing ultrasonic corrosion mapping within offshore caissons, risers and conductors.   Following successful field trials, it recently completed its first caisson inspection program for a major U.K.

Chamber of Marine Commerce Statement on Right Whale Necropsy Results

questions include: What government resources are needed to better assess the whales’ movements, behavior and when the whales migrate south? Why are the whales migrating in unprecedented numbers into the Gulf, and how can that inform preventative measures? Are there technological solutions that would help ships better detect the whales?   Current vessel speed restrictions have led to delays of up to seven hours depending on the vessel voyage. Ongoing collaboration between government officials, scientists, and the marine industry will continue to reduce risks to

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Italian Submarine Romeo Romei Delivered

, La Spezia. It is the last of the four U212A Todaro class twin units ordered from Fincantieri by the Naval Armament Unit – NAVARM for the Italian Navy.    Romeo Romei, as its twin unit Pietro Venuti delivered last July at the Muggiano shipyard, features highly innovative technological solutions. It is entirely built with amagnetic material, using the most modern silencing techniques to reduce its acoustic signature.    Romei has a surface displacement of 1,509 metric tons, an overall length of 55.9 meters, a maximum diameter of 7 meters, and can exceed 16 knots underwater

The worksite (Image: DOF Subsea UK)

Next-Generation Subsea Metrology: Better Measurements, Fast

. A much welcome and needed approach in an economically hard hit oil and gas industry.”   Speaking about the success of the demonstrations, Colin Cameron, DOF Subsea said, “At DOF Subsea, we pride ourselves on working in partnership with industry leaders to develop new technological solutions to subsea challenges. The development of this solution is hugely important for the energy sector, and we were delighted with the data that we were able to gather in Fort William. We have proven that the technologies work together in this application and that the method can generate the quality

Memorandum of understanding signed on October 24 by our CEO Pedro Parente and Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné. Photo Petrobras

Petrobras, Total ink Strategic Alliance Deal

with 10 percent stakes, are partners in this area, which is part of the BM-S-11 Block. The reservoirs in this concession are more complex and are at the production development stage. The partnership with Total will bring benefits, such as a decrease in investment volumes and the incorporation of technological solutions for their development, maximizing profitability and the volume of oil to be recovered. The limits of this consortium extend to the transfer of rights area called “Entorno de Iara” (Surroundings of Iara), of which we own a 100 percent interest. The Berbigão, Sururu,

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