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Tideway's new cable and installation vessel Living Stone, one of more than 35 vessels involved in the installation. (Photo: Ørsted)

Hornsea One Export Cable Installation Completed

;This record-breaking project is a step up in scale from the offshore wind farms we have today,” Duncan Clark, program director for Hornsea Projects One and Two. “It will be the first offshore wind farm in the world with a capacity over 1GW, and at 120km out to sea, we are pioneering new technology and really at the forefront of scaling up clean energy infrastructure with each phase we complete.“Over 35 vessels were involved in delivering the installation, which was conducted safely and efficiently by all. An incredible feat of logistical coordination, and truly a landmark achievement

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NATO Uses IoT to Study the Oceans

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc., said that scientists from the NATO’s Science and Technology Organization (NATO STO) are deploying an IoT solution using SPOT Trace and Globalstar satellite communications to further their understanding of the world’s oceans.Research teams from the NATO STO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), based in La Spezia, Italy, are embedding SPOT Trace devices in freely drifting buoys and setting them afloat in the Mediterranean and in Arctic waters to monitor surface drift behaviour. SPOT

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Scientist Pool Data to Create the $3B Ocean Map

airliner MH370, which disappeared in 2014.But mapping the oceans goes back much further, said Mayer - to 1903, when Prince Albert I of Monaco was the first to do it comprehensively. The rudimentary method involved tossing overboard a "hunk of lead at the end of a rope" to plumb the depths.Technology evolved after the second world war to using echosound reflections, but that produced only a "blurry picture", said Mayer.Today, high-tech multibeam echosounders transmit a fan of acoustic beams from a ship, which ping back depending on the depth and topography of the ocean floor. That

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AREG Membership on the Rise

, geothermal, biomass, solar and hydrogen and fuel cells which places us in a strong position to continue promoting the extensive capabilities and competencies of the local supply chain to U.K. and international markets.”One of the latest members to sign up, EC-OG, developed its Subsea Power Hub technology to store and produce energy for subsea infrastructure.Business Development Manager, Paul Slorach, commented, “Since being established as an oil and gas research and development firm, we have also identified the opportunities that the renewable industry has to offer for our technology.&ldquo

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Rovco Awarded Funding for 3D Visualization Project

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic survey company Rovco predicts its integrated technology that utilizes advanced 3D computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) systems with ROV platforms could transform the way offshore inspections are carried out and reduce costs by millions each year.The U.K. based firm, which has been working to advance the technology, has recently been awarded further funding by the U.K.’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to develop the next stage of its integrated live 3D vision and AI survey technology.The funding will support the project's

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GCE Subsea Announces Rebrand

Norwegian subsea cluster group GCE Subsea announced it will change its name to GCE Ocean Technology as it widens its focus to include other ocean industries beyond the traditional oil and gas sector."Our new name gives us a more distinct identity and is more inclusive as it reflects, to an even greater extent, what is and will be the cluster’s focus areas in the years to come," the group said in a press release of Friday. The name change will take effect from February 1, 2019.The revised strategy and rebrand reflects a green shift within the industry and the Norwegian government’s

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Nexans Forms IMR Team

Cabling and connectivity solutions provider Nexans said it has formed a new team dedicated to inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR).The new IMR team, which combines the firm's experience and resources – including fault location technology, specialized offshore repair equipment and the special assets for the repair itself – comprises Nexans experts who can support customers worldwide with emergency response, a 24/7 hotline and fast-track mobilization, the company said.“Nexans has an impressive toolbox when it comes to IMR,” said Tom Skattum, IMR department Manager –

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Ocean Power Technologies Pact with NEC Energy Solutions

the price and delivery leader for subsea battery solutions"He added: "As we actively market our battery solutions with recharge capabilities from our PowerBuoy(TM) products, NEC ES provides us the confidence in offering what we believe will be a very high quality and desirable subsea battery technology."Last month, OPT expanded its product line to include subsea battery solutions that will provide sea floor energy storage for offshore operations.OPT's subsea battery solutions will enable the powering of subsea equipment, sensors, and communications, and the recharge of autonomous underwater

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Kongsberg Unveils HUGIN SUPERIOR AUV

A new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) system rolled out today by Norwegian-based Kongsberg Maritime offers significantly enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities.The new HUGIN SUPERIOR AUV system builds upon the existing HUGIN technology platform with some of Kongsberg's latest technologies, including the new HISAS 1032 Dual Receiver Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) which generates approximately 1,000 meters swath at 2.5 knots for SAS imagery, and real aperture and SAS bathymetry, with consistent resolution over the entire swath (typically 5x5 cm in mission imagery). The system also

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Seatools Unveils New Deepwater Excavator

Subsea technology company Seatools has introduced the Carrera E 3D motion-controlled precision flow excavation spread. The 630+ kW, all-electric deepwater excavator features Seatools’ advanced ROV DP technology and sets the stage for better accuracy, production and workability in the mass flow excavation (MFE).Seatools developed the Carrera E mass flow excavation spread leveraging its capabilities in heave compensation and ROV control technologies. The patent-pending spread features 3D motion control, which enables precision excavation operations at a minimum of seabed disturbance. Thanks to the

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India Plans Deep Dive for Seabed Minerals

;s seas is scattered with vast beds of black potato-shaped polymetallic nodules comprising copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese, iron and rare earth elements.These natural goodies are key to making modern gadgets, from smartphones and laptops to pacemakers, hybrid cars and solar panels.As expanding technology and infrastructure fuel global demand for these resources - whose supply is dwindling fast onshore - more and more countries, including manufacturing powerhouses India and China, are eyeing the ocean."We have to depend on ocean resources sooner or later ... there is no other way," said

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Nexans Wins $113m Subsea Contract

Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), building on a number of projects the Group has successfully completed in the region," said Vincent Dessale, Senior Executive Vice President Nexans Subsea and Land Systems Business Group."Leveraging on Nexans' cutting-edge submarine cabling technology and our teams' deep water installation know-how, we look forward to contributing to the construction of a single national grid, which will provide a more reliable electricity transmission to the Philippine people," Vincent added.With the completion of the MVIP, expected by 2020, NGCP aims

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Aker Solutions, Siemens Join Forces To Strengthen Digital Offerings

Norway's Aker Solutions has forged an alliance with the German technology giant Siemens to further develop digital offerings in engineering, operations and services.The global engineering company based in Oslo said that the collaboration focuses on the creation of software applications and joint service offerings including the development of industrial digital twins that will drive efficiency throughout the entire plant lifecycle.In addition, the companies will further develop specific offerings for the oil and gas sector based on Siemens' Comos engineering platform. These solutions will help

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CGG Renews Cooperation with OMV

delivered by in-house geoscientists gives OMV access to CGG’s latest technologies as well as the support of experts and compute capacity from CGG’s Paris and London hubs.OMV will continue to have onsite access to CGG’s subsurface imaging and reservoir characterization expertise and technology.Christopher Veit, SVP Exploration, Development & Production, OMV Upstream, said, “Geophysical technology is a critical factor for future success in OMV’s upstream oil and gas business, and I am very pleased that OMV will continue its strategic partnership with CGG. The continuation

Image of pipeline on seabed acquired by AUV multi-beam echo sounder sensor. (Image: Swire Seabed)

Autonomous Subsea Pipeline Inspection

work to develop an automated subsea inspection system, covering landfall to landfall.The company's CEO, Arvid Pettersen, said, “We are excited about the successful completion of this project as it demonstrates the capability of Swire Seabed, together with our partners, to lead and develop technology that will fulfill and extend industry expectations and requirements for safer, more environmentally friendly and cost-efficient solutions while maintaining stringent safety and quality standards.&rdquo

MATE At-Sea Internship Opportunity

MATE/UNOLS Long-Term Internship (approximately six months) through January 18, 2019. Please share this with undergraduate students or recent graduates from an undergraduate program who you think would be interested and qualified. Applicants must be ready to enter the job market in the field of marine technology with academic studies completed before departing. The departure date will be in April (but we will consider qualified applicants that can depart up to May 13th). This is an incredible opportunity to work onboard research vessels and be exposed to a wide range of marine technologies and equipment

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MMT: Image Processing in Focus

and positioning results. MMT took on board University of Southampton’s visiting fellow Dr. Rodrigo Pacheco-Ruiz into their photogrammetry department who, together with his team, was in charge of the photogrammetric program of the Black Sea MAP.MMThas also partnered with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, currently developing interfaces of geophysical data and high resolution imaging integration with the aim to lead into a large-scale change in accuracy, resolution and processing speeds. This demonstrates MMT’s focus on image derived solutions for high resolution measurements and inspection

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