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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

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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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Unique Grillage Design for Offshore Wind Farm

Conbit has developed a unique grillage design as part of a collaborative scope for an offshore wind farm project in the U.K. and one of the biggest in the world.Conbit said it is providing the specialist offshore engineering for parent company ALE, who has been contracted to provide the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load-out and ballasting of over 100 TPs for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One in the North Sea, set to be the biggest wind farm in the world.For the structural engineering, Conbit used its internal structural engineering expertise to conduct the structural integrity and

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Fischer Connectors Launches MiniMax Series with AWG24

connectors, with reduced weight and sizecombined with optimal usability and performance. MiniMax is also a solution to wearable (handheld, body-worn) and mobile equipment challenges, and it provides more functionality in smaller devices, loweringthe total cost of ownership.”Enhanced storage and transportation of dataThe popular Fischer Rugged Flash Drive – an extremely tough memory stick specially designed for storage and transportation of sensitive data in harsh environments – also offers improved performance with the new MiniMax USB 3.0 connector interface as standard. With nine contacts

The collected data is disseminated publicly through the St. Lawrence Global Observatory website  Photo courtesy Green Marine

Oceanex Joins Fleet of Trained Whale Watchers

The intermodal transportation firm Oceanex has swelled the ranks of sailors volunteering as whale observers for the Réseau d’observation de mammifères marine (ROMM). The crews of the Oceanex Sanderling, the Oceanex Connaigra and the Oceanex Avalon will be given special training to qualify them to gather whale observation data during their voyages. Véronique Nolet, a biologist and Green Marine program manager, will conduct the onboard training starting tomorrow.   "Oceanex is proud to participate in ROMM’s data collection as a way to concretely help in whale

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Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Nigeria

Subsea 7 S.A. announced it was awarded a contract by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) for the Production Uplift Pipeline Projects (PUPP) in shallow water, offshore Nigeria.   The contract scope includes engineering, construction, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of 20 kilometres of 24" Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) pipeline between the Idoho Platform and the terminal onshore and of 2 kilometres of 24" CRA pipeline between the Edop and Idoho Platforms, as well as associated topside modifications and tie-ins at both ends. Engineering and procuremen

Québec, New England Strengthen Marine Technology Ties

. The Memorandum serves as a framework for information exchange, contacts between businesses, research entities, and students and faculty, as well as the mutual pursuit of growing opportunities in ocean and coastal observation systems, ocean technologies, aquaculture, marine biotechnology, maritime transportation, technology transfer and commercialization, and related infrastructure and sustainable development projects.    “[Our region is one of the most active, innovative and diverse focal points for marine technology in the world. With this MOU, we join with TMQ to use our combined

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