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Ocean Microstructure Glider Workshop Announced

Institute of Ocean Sciences St. Georges, Bermuda from May 28 to June 1.   Classroom and field training will be optimized for both scientists and technicians and facilitated by instrument specialists from Rockland Scientific.   Fees to attend OMG 2018 are $1,650 and do not include transportation and accommodation. Dormitory room and board at BIOS is available.   Contact [email protected] to register. Preliminary Program Day 1, May 28 •The Turbulence Mixer Kick-Off Reception   Day 2, May 29 Classroom •Overview of OMG Measurement System &bull

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Statewide Underwater Bridge Inspections by Fenstermaker

Fenstermaker's Underwater Acoustic specialists collaborate with the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development to use advanced technologies and progressive methods in addressing America's failing infrastructure with a pioneer statewide underwater bridge inspection project. Summer is in full swing, but the grades posted in the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are downright chilling. With a cumulative GPA of D+, the assessment of our transportation systems indicates that our country’s infrastructure is alarmingly

Enterprise Products to Join Citi Midstream Conference

Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Their services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation and storage; LPG import and export terminals; crude oil and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; offshore production platforms; petrochemical transportation and services; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily

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China Plans First Lab on Ocean Oil Spill Cleaning

of lack of such a lab, the report said.   The laboratory is planned in northern port city of Tianjin, off the Bohai Bay, with an initial investment 400 million yuan ($63 million). The investment will go to research projects on oceanic ecological protection and safety issues for sea-borne transportation.   To date, only the United States and France have laboratories capable of undertaking tests and inspections required in treating ocean oil spills, the report said.   The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi collided with a dry cargo vessel early this month about 160 nautical miles off China's

Port of Pittsburgh Seeks New Technology Partners

The Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) is building an innovative wireless broadband network along the rivers in Pittsburgh and is seeking partners to explore new applications for transportation, safety, security and environmental monitoring, according to James R. McCarville, Executive Director of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission. The project, called Wireless Waterways, consists of both the Network System Infrastructure (NSI), which will be scalable and expandable, and an Interoperability Test Bed (ITB). The project has been under construction for nearly a year by the PPC’s contractor, CONXX

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MARAD Kicks-Off First National Maritime Strategy Symposium

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today welcomed industry stakeholders to the first-ever National Maritime Strategy Symposium, a three-day conference aimed at supporting the growth of the U.S. maritime industry and ensuring the availability of U.S.-flag vessels for our nation’s economic and national security.  “More than 75 percent of all U.S trade is transported by water, making maritime trade a critical part of our country’s economy,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We must strengthen America’s

Crowley Video Explains LNG Benefits to Caribbean Industry

considering the switch to LNG? Crowley entered into the LNG market earlier this year with the acquisition of Carib Energy LLC. Florida-based Carib Energy, founded in 2011, was the first company to receive a small scale, 25-year, LNG export license from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for LNG transportation from the U.S. into Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries. While Crowley’s overall strategic focus on the LNG market spans several of its diversified business lines and leverages its storied history and success in the marine, project management, energy and transportation fields, Carib

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"Hyperloop" Development Underway: Forbes

The next phase of transportation technology, which could eventually replace the entire shipping industry, is under development, Forbes reported today. In a 3,500 word feature that will appear in the March 2nd issue, Forbes staff writer Bruce Upbin examines two companies that are racing to design and test a "Hyperloop," an 800 mph vacuum tube transport system concept proposed in a 2013 white paper by Tesla and Space-X founder Elon Musk. "It’s hard to overstate how early this all is," writes Upbin. "Yet it’s equally hard to overstate how dramatically the hyperloop

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Sea Trucks Bags Another Installation Contract

in Nigeria to West African Ventures, Sea Trucks’ principle Nigerian business. The newest contract is further to Sea Trucks’ announcement made last week whichdeclared a contract from Afren for subsea installation of 60 km pipeline, PLEM, flexible riser and spool pieces as well as transportation and installation of jacket, piles, bridges and topside, ranging between 240 t and 480 t. The second contract, awarded by Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Afren Exploration and Production Nigeria Alpha Limited and Addax Petroleum (Nigeria Offshore) Limited, consists of subsea installation

Wynne Named President and CEO of AUVSI

Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on January 12, 2015. Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a post he has held since April 2004. The organization promotes battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles and infrastructure. Previously, Wynne held a senior leadership role at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) and was CEO of the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM).

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Höegh LNG Awarded FLNG pre-FEED Study Contract

Höegh LNG's ability to compete for development of FLNG projects worldwide and shows that our FLNG capabilities and design expertise are recognised in the marketplace."

 About Höegh LNG Höegh LNG is a provider of floating LNG infrastructure services, offering regasification, transportation and production services under long-term contracts.  The company operates a fleet of six LNG transportation vessels and two floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs)

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LNG-FSRU Vessel: BW Place Samsung Contract

of 16 LNG carriers, building on and increasing its existing LNG expertise.  This vessel and floating terminal will be able to receive and convert LNG into its gaseous form for offloading via pipelines, to gas facilities on-shore. BW is focused on its vision to be the leading brand in energy transportation, serving customers with wide-ranging marine solutions across the energy value chain.  BW and its predecessor companies have been providing shipping and maritime services for over 70 years and remains committed to safe, responsible operations of its fleet and offices worldwide BW Maritime

Ultrapetrol Close Sale of US$25-million Notes Issue

Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (River Business, Offshore Supply Business and Ocean Business), announced today the closing of its previously announced sale of $25 million in aggregate principal amount of its 8.875% First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021 (the "Add-On Notes"), which were offered as an add-on to its outstanding $200 million aggregate principal amount of 8.875% First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021. Ultrapetrol say that they plan to use the net proceeds of the offering for

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McDermott Awarded Megalodon Platform Installation

McDermott International, Inc. announced today that one of its subsidiaries was awarded a contract to provide transportation and installation services to Walter Oil & Gas Corporation for the Megalodon platform destined for South Timbalier Block 311 in the Gulf of Mexico. The project is expected to be included in McDermott’s third quarter 2014 backlog. McDermott will provide all materials and equipment to transport and install the six-pile platform in 391 feet of water, over an existing well site. The heavy-lift Derrick Barge 50 will perform a side-lift of the 3,300-ton jacket and set the 2

US Hearing to Focus on New Ocean Technologies

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), will hold a hearing next week to examine the proliferation of new ocean technologies, how such technologies could improve government performance, and any impediments that exist in the use of such technologies. The federal government is responsible for recording, understanding, monitoring and protecting the oceans in the Exclusive Economic Zones which surround United States and territories out to 200 miles, and even in areas of the ocean beyond those littoral zones.  Understanding and monitorin

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RentOcean Gets Repeat Carousel System Order

Oceanteam Shipping ASA, says it has been awarded a contract to supply LS Cable - a leading supplier of a wide range of industrial specialty cables - a second 4000t modular carousel system and accompanying equipment for a long-term project. 
 The carousel and additional equipment will be used for the transportation of 2 x 50km of power cables from the LS cable plant in Donghae, South Korea to the project port of Doha, Qatar, which will take place in 2014 and 2015. To ensure smooth transportation and loading Oceanteam will also supply operators. LS Cable will commission a vessel, outfitted with all necessary

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Float-over Installation at the Vladimir Filanovsky Field

The transportation of the topside section of a central processing platform (CPP) site at the Vladimir Filanovsky field, its installation site, began this week on June 25. This transport, surveyed by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) launched at the Globalstroy-Engineering (GSE) assembly site in Ilyinka, Astrakhan region. The CPP topside section is part of the infrastructure at the Vladimir Filanovsky field, located in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea on Severniy license zone territory. The installation site of the CPP section is 170 km south of Astrakhan and 20 km east of Maliy

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