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Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

to support an extension of the PTC or Investment Tax Credit and to resolve some of the knotty jurisdictional issues faced by too many agencies in the OSW permitting stew.About the AuthorJoan L. Bondareff is of counsel in Blank Rome LLP's Washington, D.C., office who focuses her practice on marine transportation, environmental, regulatory, renewable energy, and legislative issues. She currently serves as Chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA), an appointment by Virginia Governors Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam, where she promotes offshore wind and renewable energy for the

CMA CGM to Support Notilo Plus Rollout

develops autonomous underwater dronesFounded in 2016 and based in Marseilles and Lyon, Notilo Plus develops autonomous underwater systems featuring artificial intelligence and data enhancement capabilities. It develops “made in France” autonomous solutions targeting the fields of maritime transportation, leisure and infrastructure.Last December, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, presented the Jacques Saadé Award to Notilo Plus on the occasion of the Trophées de l’Economie 2018. Notilo Plus has since joined ZEBOX, the international

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Mat Sinking Unit in Modernization Drive

Millions of dollars of goods are transported up and down the Mississippi every year. This transportation is made possible, in part, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mat Sinking Unit and its crew, who work tirelessly each season to protect the riverbanks with concrete mats and prevent erosion.The Mat Sinking Unit was built in 1940, widened in 1960 and is being replaced over the next several years with new and improved plant. The new design will double the number of mat squares that can be placed in a season.USACE Vicksburg District (MVK), USACE Marine Design Center (MDC), SIA Solutions LLC

The Aptara TOTEX-lite subsea system features lightweight, modular subsea technologies that are designed to reduce lead times for equipment delivery as well as total cost of ownership for the full life of the field. (Image: BHGE)

BHGE Opens Subsea Center of Excellence

servicing customers globally. The advanced manufacturing technologies serve global oil and gas activities today and enable continuous product innovation and technology advancements for the future. And moving the new-build operations to one campus will bring greater efficiency and eliminate extra transportation between sites, BHGE said.Neil Saunders, CEO, BHGE Oilfield Equipment, said, “BHGE is committed to bringing the most innovative subsea technology and solutions to market to help our customers improve productivity. Our industry is transforming and sites like this will enable us to continue

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GOT: Comes to Life Using Teledyne Lidar

old city of Dubrovnik, the model for the fictional city of King’s Landing.Lidar is becoming increasingly popular for creating realistic computer-generated imagery (CGI) and visual special effects. Traditionally, lidar has been used for mapping and in construction, civil engineering, mining and transportation. Lidar is now of particular interest in the film industry because of its ability to scan buildings or even entire cities in 3D, while maintaining a high level of detail and accuracy. Lidar’s ability to generate exact replicas of locations reduces the time and cost for 3D modelling and helps

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Environmental Studies Wrap Up for Exxon Off Guyana

earmarked for this project was the R/V Proteus, a multi-use vessel suited for a wide variety of oceanographic research duties. Efforts in Guyanese waters include support from two Guyanese marine mammal observers and a local Guyanese firm who provided stores and supplies for the vessel along with transportation and import/export clearances while working in Guyana.Maxon Consulting provided the regulatory and interpretative reporting components for the studies

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AIS Data: History & Future

and pollution incidents.  Use of AIS data from commercial services can allow traders and others to track vessels (and their cargoes) worldwide, making it difficult for vessels to arrive unexpectedly and influence a market.As we learned in a recent report of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS), three federal agencies generate terrestrial AIS-derived information.  The U.S. Coast Guard focuses primarily on coastal areas, ports, and harbors.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) focuses on AIS products for inland waterways.  The Saint Lawrence Seaway Developmen

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Efficient Wave-Generated Power … Really!

to build and run a local project, and if you can do that your chance of success inherently goes up.”According to van Hemmen the stars are seemingly aligned for this project, as New Jersey offers “this weird hotbed for technological innovation. New Jersey has the waterfront, it has the transportation capacity, it has the education … the project size is right for it to be developed in New Jersey.”One of the key players is Ohmsett in Leonardo, New Jersey, situated on Raritan Bay. This is a world-class tank testing facility situated directly in an area that could prove ideal for

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NOAA Intros New OceanReports Tool

nation.”“The world’s largest collection of ‘ocean intelligence’ can now be accessed to help sustain and grow one of the world’s largest blue economies,” said Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., acting NOAA administrator. “Whether it’s aquaculture siting, marine transportation, or offshore energy, OceanReports puts this data at our fingertips and gives us an edge as we continue to grow our national economy.”OceanReports builds on more than a decade of data collection to transform how seemingly disparate ocean information can be delivered to the nation’s

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Gardline Surveying for i3

at FDP approval expected this year.In December 2018, i3 received indicative terms from RSRUK for Liberator's use of their leased Bleo Holm FPSO facility via Ross field infrastructure, and the parties are working together agreeing the terms for Liberator Phase I construction and tie-in, and transportation, processing and operating services agreements. These agreements are expected to be finalized alongside the 2019 FDP approval by the UK Oil and Gas Authority.As an alternative to the use of the Bleo Holm, i3 has also executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the provision of a standalone

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MeeMaken Buys Into Blue Offshore

Dutch carousel and tensioner manufacturer Blue Offshore Group. Blue Offshore’s management team will maintain ownership of a minority of the company’s shares.Blue Offshore, headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, supplies basket carousels and tensioners for the offshore installation, transportation and storage of export cables, array cables, umbilicals and flexible pipelines in the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as the offshore renewable energy sector.MeeMaken, which has a large global network and a portfolio of service companies in the offshore energy sector, is familiar with the

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