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Subsea 7 Wins 'Very Large' Sangomar Contract

, will be Senegal’s first offshore oil development. It is a deep-water oil field discovery located offshore 100 kilometers (km) south of Dakar. First oil production is targeted in early 2023.The project work scope for Subsea Integration Alliance covers the engineering, procurement, construction, transportation and installation of the SURF system and associated subsea production systems (SPS). The development will include 23 wells, 107 km of rigid flowlines, 28 km of flexible risers and jumpers, and 45 km of umbilicals in water depths between 700 meters and 1400 meters.Subsea 7 said that the contract

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WindFloat Atlantic Platform Heads Offshore

, it will be installed next to the first floating platform, which has the exact same dimensions: 30 meters in height and with a 50-meter distance between each column. The third and final platform, once it arrives to the site, will complete the first floating offshore wind farm in Continental Europe.Transportation of the three WindFloat Atlantic floating structures is a milestone in itself, as it sidesteps the need for towing craft designed specifically for this process and makes it possible for the project to be replicated in other geographies.The structure, which has set off from the outer harbor of

AOT is working to develop a new port, specifically configured to serve Atlantic Ocean wind projects, on 30 acres along the Arthur Kill tidal strait between Staten Island and New Jersey. 
Boone Davis, President & CEO, Atlantic Offshore Terminals

Offshore Wind: Decisions Needed Sooner, not Later

work needs to be finalized ASAP.Interestingly, NJ has taken a close look at ports best suited for OFW staging.  In 2014, SUNY professor Dr. Shmuel Yahalom published a report titled “Offshore Wind Development Research FINAL REPORT” (FHWA-NJ-2014-008) written for the NJ Department of Transportation.  It lists 5 priority ports:•Port Jersey•Port of Bayonne•Port Newark•Beckett Street Terminal (Camden)•Port of Paulsboro.Dr. Yahalom was a participant at the September SUNY conference, on the panel focusing on jobs and supply chain.In the 2014 report, Yahalom writes:

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OSIL: Modified Multiple Corers

through hydrostatically damping to control the speed of descent of the core tubes into the sediment.Variations to the standard multiple corer design are available from Ocean Scientific International Ltd. to accommodate customer requests for longer sample lengths, and to allow for more compact transportation constraints.OSIL can extend the corer frame to offer an increased sample tube length from the standard 600mm, (most recently for a sample tube length of 1200mm to provide a sediment sample 1000mm long and 200mm of overlying supernatant water), and the corers can easily be fitted with core tubes

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Marseille Port Completes Blockchain Trial

The Port of Marseille Fos (Grand Port Maritime de Marseille; GPMM) has just completed a blockchain pilot scheme to enhanced efficiencies at France’s largest seaport.The focus of the project for freight transportation on the  Mediterranean-Rhone-Saone (MeRS) corridor is to run a trial to evaluate the security of the digital transport chain. It will involve applying blockchain technology to supply chain logistics and freight forwarding, particularly where goods are transported in multiple ways such as sea and road.Results from trials held over recent months have now been reviewed at a meeting

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Seaway 7 Scores Taiwan Job

Seaway 7, Subsea 7's renewables and heavy lifting business unit, has won a contract from Jan de Nul for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm project in Taiwan.The contract scope includes the transportation, pre-piling and installation of 47 jacket foundations for wind turbines. Seaway 7 will execute the work in 2020 and 2021 using the heavy lift vessels Seaway Yudin and Seaway Strashnov.The contract award is worth between $50 million and $150 million, the company said.Steph McNeill, SVP Subsea 7 Renewables & Heavy Lifting, said, "We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to support

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Damen Partners with Maris to Consider Seaweed Solution

and coral reefs as well as releasing greenhouse gases as it decomposes.To attempt to find a solution, Damen Green Solutions has partnered with Maris. Damen’s role in the partnership is to develop a dedicated solution based on a specially developed MultiCat for harvesting, preprocessing and transportation Sargassum. Maris brings experience in scalable preprocessing and anaerobic conversion technology. With this, the consortium is assessing the viability of turning the Sargassum into methane for energy purposes.The two partners have identified a local operating partner – CMC – that

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Saipem Wins BP Azerbaijan Job

Caspian Sea at approximately 120 kilometers from the coast of Azerbaijan, the field extends over an area of more than 4,000 square kilometers and is one of the largest of its kind in the world.Specifically, two contracts are for pipeline design, pipelay and related activities, while the third is for transportation and installation of four jacket pin piles, subsea structure and spools.Saipem’s share of the overall value of the three contracts is approximately $145 million, it said.Saipem has obtained one of these contracts as a result of the FEED phase awarded by BP to Saipem’s XSIGHT Division

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Shell Awards Pierce Scope to Subsea 7

in the UK North Sea, located approximately 160 miles offshore, east of Aberdeen.Shell announced it has taken financial investment decision (FID) for the project on Thursday.Subsea 7 said its contract is worth between $50 million and $150 million and includes engineering, procurement, construction, transportation and installation (EPCI and T&I) of a 30 kilometer gas export pipeline, a gas export riser and associated subsea infrastructure, for tie-ins at the Haewene Brim floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO).Project management and detailed engineering has commenced at Subsea 7&rsquo

Two new Robert Allan Ltd custom-designed pusher tugs are now being operated along the Amazon River system by Hidrovias do Brasil S.A. (Photo: Robert Allan Ltd)

New Pusher Tugs for Hidrovias do Brasil

(CFD) simulations were used in the early phases of the design work to optimize the hull shapes and minimize total convoy resistance, and the Z-drives fitted in customized tunnels designed to optimize flow and propulsion efficiency while reducing draft. This resulted in a reduced overall cost of transportation and increased safety standards in safety, maneuverability and comfort, stated Robert Allan.The vessels meet ABS and Brazilian Flag State (NORMAM-02/DPC) requirements with crew comfort and safety in mind, the wheelhouse providing maximum all-round visibility with a split forward control station

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