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Kenneth Dastol, CEO & President, Zenitel Group. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Zenitel: Expanding in Maritime, Offshore

, Brazil, Columbia etc.We realize Zenitel is diverse in the markets it serves. Can you put in perspective the size, shape and direction of the maritime and offshore businesses to your overall?Zenitel is organized around five segments being, maritime, oil & gas, security & safety, industry and transportation. The maritime and oil & gas is representing 60% of the overall business after the acquisition. We believed all segments will grow, as maritime and oil & gas are turning back on investments.One glance at your website and it is evident it has been a busy year for Zenitel. Looking back at

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New Tech Simulates Methane Hydrate Recovery

. It will also enable support for the safe and efficient operation of shallow methane hydrate lifting equipment and gas processing equipment.(Photo: MES-HD)MES-HD said it has acquired various hydrate-related technologies and patents through its many years in the development of technologies for the transportation of natural gas hydrate (NGH) in pellet form. The company also possesses testing facilities for measuring various attributes of multiphase flows (mixtures of solids, liquids and gases) inside lifting pipes, and has conducted experiments on flows containing methane hydrate. Adding to this knowledge

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MAN Scores OffShore Wind Reference

output of 28,800 kW for the ship, which is being built at the shipyard of China Merchants Heavy Industry in Haimen/Nantong with delivery due in Q4, 2020. The order is for a single vessel, with options for three more.The Alfa Lift is a heavy installation crane vessel design with semi-submersible heavy transportation capabilities. The vessel is designed to install all types of bottom fixed offshore wind foundations and will also transport and install topsides and subsea modules, in addition to other heavy cargoes within oil and gas. Featuring a free deck length of 148 m, and a free deck area of 8,100 m²

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Downed Fighter Jet Recovered off Hawaii

Warrant Officer Russ Strathern, a marine safety specialist, and response officer at Sector Honolulu, on January 9. “The main section of the fuselage containing residual oil and potentially hazardous substances has been salvaged and transported to a staging location for the ongoing National Transportation Safety Board led investigation.”Strathern added, “Because of the incident complexity and operational environment, this evolution was technically challenging. The aircraft owners worked tirelessly with the salvor and jurisdictional authorities to safely mitigate the threat to the public

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Seacor Marine Acquires Three Cosco PSVs

class 1 notations. They can accommodate a subsequent upgrade to a battery hybrid power solution. They will be registered in the Marshall Islands and be named the M/V Seacor   Alps, Seacor   Andes, and Seacor   Atlas, respectively.Seacor Marine provides global marine and support transportation services to offshore oil and natural gas and windfarm facilities worldwide

The Troll C platform (Photo: Øyvind Hagen / Equinor)

Equinor to Build CO2 Storage Under the Seabed

Shell and Total are working on front-end engineering and design (FEED)-studies, which should provide more accurate cost estimates.The preliminary estimates from 2016 showed it could cost between 7.2 billion crowns ($852 million) to 12.6 billion crowns to establish a full CCS chain, including CO2 transportation by ships and the subsea storage.Equinor said about 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year could be pumped for storage under the seabed during the first phase of the project, which could be later expanded.If approved, the storage is expected to start operations in 2023 or 2024, Gassnova, a governmental

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Jumbo Wins Leviathan Work

Dutch offshore services provider Jumbo said it has been awarded a contract for the transportation and installation of a 410-ton subsea production manifold for the Leviathan development off the coast of Israel.Technip, which is preparing for a project including a subsea production system connecting high-rate subsea wells to a fixed platform located approximately 10 kilometers offshore Israel, awarded Jumbo's Offshore division with the contract to perform the task of lowering the manifold onto the seabed at a 1,643-meter water depth and installing various other SSIV’s and valve skids at a

UTEC Secures Floatover Project in the Middle East

, in partnership with offshore services provider Zamil Offshore, secured a contract in Saudi Arabia for the floatover, from Oman to Saudi Arabia, and installation of multiple platform topsides.UTEC said its scope includes topside dimensional control, positioning and motion monitoring during topside transportation and installation, and metocean and weather prediction services.“2018 has been a great year for UTEC in the Middle East and we have seen a sharp increase in demand for our services,” said Bill Hickie, UTEC Middle East and Caspian business unit director. “We have invested significantly

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UTEC Introduces New AUV Launch and Recovery System

or laying activities, as the LARS can be deployed from the same work vessel.The LARS will see its first use on a pipeline inspection offshore West Africa later this month.The system’s design uses flanged and bolted steel and aluminium tubulars for quick assembly and disassembly to ease transportation and storage. It can also be used for subsea launches. Global navigation satellite and ultra-short-baseline positioning systems can be mounted on the LARS to seed the AUV’s inertial navigation system positioning.Paul Smith, UTEC group managing director, said, “UTEC’s low-logistics

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i-Tech Services Adds Mini ROV Capability

clients with a reliable, cost-effective and safe alternative to traditional manned inspection or work-class ROV services.”A cost-effective solution for smaller work scopes, the mini ROVs are quick to deploy and can be transported easily to site via helicopter or airline carrier for faster transportation.Despite their compact size, the mini ROVs have high maneuverability and power-to-weight ratio allowing them to carry small tools and manipulators for operating effectively in strong currents, i-Tech Services said. They are well suited for rapid mobilization and manual deployment from any platform

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Morrison, iSIMS Introduce iJacket

energy spent fabricating and makes available a wider choice of fabrication locations.“Its lower weight and reduced footprint makes transport and offshore assembly quicker and more economical than ever before, with its shape and design allowing for more optimized cargo arrangement and less barge transportation cost.”Modern 3-D engineering design and analytical tools allow engineers to design and arrange bracing in a configuration that offers further structural optimization, while still meeting or exceeding the industry design requirements for strength and fatigue performance.“A more open

Number 1 on MTR's list of "Top10 Ocean Influencers" is Yohei Sasakawa, chairman, Nippon Foundation. (Copyright: Nippon Foundation.)

MTR’s “Top 10” Ocean Influencers

based on data. Not simply by adding new functions, but pragmatically, step-by-step, taking measured risks thanks to digital technology.-splitting BOURBON into 3 independent companies:Bourbon Marine & Logistic: Marine integrated logistics servicesBourbon Mobility: Passenger experience transportationBourbon Subsea Services: Light turnkey project & integrated solutionsNo. 10Michael Jones, The Maritime AllianceNumber 10 is Michael Jones, President of The Maritime Alliance. )Photo: TMA)You would be hard-pressed to find many in the subsea sector that have not run across, to or through Michael

Maersk Launcher (Photo: Maersk Supply Service)

Maersk Signs on to Help Clean up Ocean Plastic

Ocean Cleanup. The charter cost of providing the installation vessel for deployment of the first cleanup system is shared between A.P. Moller - Maersk and DeepGreen. The total contribution to The Ocean Cleanup project is around $2 million in vessel services and equipment which also includes providing transportation of equipment needed for the installation of Cleanup System 001, from the U.K. and Denmark to San Francisco, as well as providing the containers that will be used for the return to land of the collected plastic.“Maersk contributes to the protection of the ocean environment through enhancing

Subsea 7 Wins ‘Sizeable’ Offshore Contract

Subsea 7 S.A. announced today it has been awarded a “sizeable” offshore transportation and installation contract.The subsea engineering, construction and services company said offshore execution for the contract is planned for 2020 and that the deal is worth between $50 million and $150 million, but revealed no further details due to contractual obligations.

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Algoma Joins Whale Conservation Efforts

network of whale watchers. For the first time, the crews on Algoma’s self-unloaders, bulkers, tankers and cement carriers will collect data about the whales they see on their journeys this summer."Algoma is committed to providing sustainable and environmentally responsible marine transportation,” said Gregg Ruhl, Algoma’s Chief Operating Officer. “Taking part in this conservation initiative and bringing the power of our fleet to gather more data and better understand the whereabouts of marine mammals will support research that can help minimize our environmental impact

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TE Connectivity: AMP MCP 9.5 Connectors

that confirms contact alignment and retention. “These connectors are designed to avoid misorientation −there’s just one clear direction to insert the connector to achieve polarization,” said Philipp Von Wedelstaedt, product manager for TE’s Industrial & Commercial Transportation business. “The more industrialized production lines become, the greater the need for quality assurance and repeatability−that was our thought process behind a lot of the design work that went into this connector. Failure is not an option in the field and we want to ensure it&rsquo

KUROSHIO is integrating technologies owned by Japanese universities, institutes and companies for a unique collaborative approach centered around AUVs. (Photo: Woodruff Patrick Laputka)

Deep Ocean Exploration is the 21st Century ‘Space Race’

the bounty of resources around us to create a better life. We have come a long way from the stone tools of our ancestors; the tools of today take the form of technology, computers, artificial intelligence and robots which we use very effectively in a number of areas including healthcare, education, transportation, manufacturing and communication. Many of these advances have been made possible by government leadership that spurs innovation, healthy competition and, ultimately, economic prosperity.One such example is the government’s push to reach space in the 1960s – the Space Race. A healthy

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