United Arab Emirates News

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Trident Opens UAE Diving Center

Trident, a subsidiary of Wärtsilä, is strengthening its underwater-related servicing capabilities with the opening of a new diving center facility in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. This expansion into a major global shipping region will enhance Wärtsilä’s ability to serve its  customers with underwater repairs, refurbishments and maintenance. The UAE center became fully operational in February 2019.Wärtsilä already has strong underwater servicing capabilities in Europe through its acquisition of the Trident Group in February 2018, and its subsequent

Boskalis Acquires Horizon

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired a 62.5% majority stake in the Horizon Group (Horizon) from the United Arab Emirates. Horizon's main activities include marine geophysical surveys and geotechnical services."Through this transaction, we are adding an important strategic position to our existing marine survey and subsea geotechnical business," said Peter Berdowski, CEO Boskalis. "Horizon is a market leader in the Middle East and we are committed to continuing and expanding the high quality of services they deliver to their clients. Furthermore, Horizon with its

Photo: HullWiper

New Onboard Hull Cleaning Solution Launched

HullWiper is not a problem. Vessels can also clean in port, during loading and unloading and in most weather conditions, eliminating the need for unnecessary downtime.”Launched in Dubai in December 2013, HullWiper now operates in ports in Sweden, Singapore, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and - on an ad hoc basis - at key locations across the Middle East

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TechnipFMC wins EPC Contract

TechnipFMC  has been awarded by Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract (EPC3 project) for a sulfate reduction plant on West Island located offshore Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).   The objective of the EPC3 project is the installation of a sulfate reduction plant module (SRP) along with new installations and tie-in to existing facilities in West Island.    The SRP module incorporates cutting edge water treatment technologies with advanced filtration and nano-filtration systems.    These systems are used for

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New Tide Gauge, Water Temperature Monitoring Network in UAE

A three year project to design, install and deliver a fully operational network of 34 water level and temperature monitoring stations for Bayanat LLC in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been completed by OceanWise working with its licensed partner, Seatronics, an Acteon company,   The stations are positioned at strategic locations within UAE from the Western Region to the border with Oman, a distance of over 400 km.   Water level is being measured using Valeport VRS-20 Radars with water temperature being measured using PT100 sensors from General Acoustics. All equipment is solar

HR Wallingford built a large scale wooden segmented model of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in its Oxfordshire laboratories (Photo: HR Wallingford)

The Art of Coastal Engineering in the Louvre Abu Dhabi

as areas of a restaurant that is open to the sea. Offshore structures included submerged walls and reduced water depths, plus aesthetically-placed emergent structures that, in combination, attenuated the wave heights.  The Louvre Abu Dhabi project came about in 2007, when France and the United Arab Emirates came together to develop a unique cultural project, a universal museum, the first of its kind in the region, combining in its architecture by Pritzker prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, French design and its Arabic heritage

NOAA scientist recovers Fishers TOV towed video system after completing survey, Inset: Sterling Fire Department diver exits reservoir with their Fisher DV-1 drop video. (Photo: JW Fishers)

Underwater Video Aids Scientists and Search Teams

to customer service and their ability to go above and beyond has been nothing short of outstanding.”   A few of the many other agencies and dive teams using Fishers video systems are the Rochester Police and Wayne Fire Departments in New York, Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Missouri Highway Patrol, Boston Police Special Operations Unit, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept., University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, Hartford Police Dept. in Connecticut, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Solano Dive Rescue

Maryanne Burke (Photo: U.S. Commercial Service)

Global Markets Ripe for US Marine Technologies

with pending sales to the Philippines.   DSC continues to take advantage of the U.S. Commercial Service offices in New Orleans and worldwide in leveraging export programs, trade shows, market research and business matchmaking. To date, this assistance has directly led to sales to the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria, Guatemala and other countries.   Bob Wetta, CEO of DSC, has expressed appreciation towards the DOC, “for all they do to facilitate our expansion into foreign markets. Their help has enabled us to dramatically increase our export sales, increase revenue

Side scan image of concrete encased pipeline, Inset – Hydromax team with their JW Fishers side scan. (Photo: JW Fishers)

Police, Dive Companies Find Many Uses for Side Scan Sonars

can be almost photographic. The department recently upgraded their sonar system with the latest revisions and sent two officers to Fishers facility in Massachusetts for a free day of factory training.    Another law enforcement agency using the side scan is the Dubai Police in the United Arab Emirates. This desert kingdom between Saudi Arabia and Oman is small by geographic standards, but holds the world’s 7th largest oil reserves and is one of the wealthiest countries in the middle east. Situated on the Persian Gulf is UAE’s most populous city, ultramodern Dubai, which is a

A plaque is presented by Massimo Brebbia, Fugro Subsea MD, to Samir Al Gharbi, GASOS General Manager, with Chris Blake, Director FSME (Photo: Fugro)

Fugro Opens Middle East Training Facility

to create a subsea training center, to work in partnership with our U.K. colleagues,” explains Subsea Division Training Manager, Darren Walley. “Locating the facility alongside our highly successful ROV training center here in Abu Dhabi builds on Fugro’s close ties with the United Arab Emirates and brings us the benefits associated with an abundance of local specialist personnel and equipment suppliers.”   Fugro said it expects hundreds staff from around the world, along with clients requiring specific training, to visit the new Abu Dhabi facility each year

CH2M diver with Fishers DHC-2, Inset – Grieg Seafarms aquaculture technician with Fishers DV-2 drop video (Photo: JW Fishers)

Underwater Video Aids Aquaculture and Marine Research

the equipment purchased from Fishers. The video quality is great and the camera and monitor are easy to operate.”   A few of the many other environmental groups and marine researchers using Fishers underwater video systems are Envitech Middle East and Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates, California Dept. of Fish and Game, University of Maine, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Aquafact Environmental Consultants in Ireland, United States Environmental Protection Agency Atlantic Ecology Division, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrati

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