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Underwater Technology 2017 Busan - Call For Papers

TOPICS Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) Vehicle Performance Control / Navigation / Localization Autonomy and Automation in Underwater Acoustics / Underwater Sensing Oceanic Renewable Energy Harvesting System Collaboration of Underwater Technology and Ocean Science and Fishery Marine Ecology and Living Resource, Marine related Climate Change Ocean Environment Monitoring

Custom Mud Cat Dredge Selected for Dixie Drain Phosphorous Offset Project

Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) is pleased to announce that the City of Boise, Idaho chose it to design a Mud Cat 40E Custom (MC-40EC) dredge for the city's innovative Dixie Drain Phosphorous Offset Project. Boise will use the MC-40EC dredge to remove phosphorous from the Boise Watershed.

Contain-a-LARS Demo during the MTS BBQ at the SEANIC TEST TANK.

WT Industries would like to invite you to see the new Contain-a-LARS Demo during the MTS BBQ at the SEANIC TEST TANK.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit OSEA2016 in Singapore

OSEA2016 The 21st International Oil & Gas Industry Exhibition & Conference 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2016 Tuesday – Friday Marina Bay Sands, Singapore It is less than 6 weeks to OSEA2016! The 4-day exhibition and conference is expected to welcome over 16,000 trade attendees who will be coming together to network, exchange insights about the latest industry developments and seek out new possibilities to level up business capabilities.

Xodus to present Arctic environmental safety approach at Russian conference

Delegates at an industry conference in Moscow, Russia this month will hear how Xodus Group’s integrated approach to oil and gas projects in the Arctic can ensure environmental safety while also minimising costs. The ‘Russian Offshore Oil and Gas Development: Arctic and Far East’ (ROOGD-2016) taking place on October 26, aims to share industry practices in the development of offshore fields and resources of the Arctic shelf.

Deputy First Minister hails Lyell Centre as ‘a leading centre with bold vision to spearhead new energy evolution’

A pioneering global research centre for earth and marine science and technology based at Heriot-Watt University has been opened by the Deputy First Minister John Swinney. Bringing together the expertise of the British Geological Survey with the academic innovation of Heriot-Watt, the Lyell Centre will ensure future generations of researchers are equipped and capable of meeting the global science and technology challenges facing the world. Through championing innovation, collaboration and enterprise, this Scottish-based research facility is tackling some of the major issues of natural resource and energy supply and security in a sustainable way. Work underway at Lyell by world leading academics and scientists is already looking at solutions to critical global problems - from protecting coastal ecosystems, to understanding how our inland waterways will cope with future needs; from tackling the effects of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa to finding deep-sea mining solutions that work within our global environment.

Ports of Jersey purchase Multi-Beam System from Swathe Services

Ports of Jersey took delivery of a new Multi-Beam system from Swathe Services last week. The comprehensive equipment, software and support package was chosen by Aaron Gavey, Deputy Marine Operations Manager, to enhance the organisation’s new commercial survey capability. Ports of Jersey engaged in an extensive trial period alongside a competitive tender process. As a result, Swathe Services was chosen to deliver the R2Sonic Sonic 2024 with TruePix and UHR 700 kHz capability.

Subsea International Agree Equipment Funding Arrangement with Ashwood Partnerships

Aberdeen based Subsea International Ltd has agreed an equipment funding arrangement with Ashwood Partnerships in the Midlands to enable their customers to access financial support for purchasing equipment. Subsea International is an equipment sourcing and technical support hub operating in oil and gas, offshore renewables, decommissioning, defence and nuclear sectors, providing lifting and handling, subsea electronics and bespoke engineering solutions and technical services to their customers. Ashwood Partnerships specialise in sourcing and implementing funding solutions that help companies create opportunities, increase sales, save time and reduce costs. Their ethos of ‘business first, funding second’, Ashwood Partnerships evaluate every funding solution from a business perspective.

Cathie Consortium for DONG Energy Wind Power

Global leader in offshore wind DONG Energy Wind Power has selected Cathie Associates, Ceteal and Ghenova to provide support for its offshore wind farm projects over the next five years. Industry leading independent offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie Associates, have teamed up with independent marine structural engineering company, Ceteal, and multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Ghenova. Together the consortium will deliver on a framework agreement, which will provide a range of geotechnical and geophysical consultants for DONG Energy’s offshore wind farm projects.

Oceaneering Completes Acquisition of Blue Ocean Technologies

Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC (“Blue Ocean”), a privately held provider of riserless light well intervention (“RLWI”) services, for approximately $30 million in cash. Included in the acquisition are three RLWI systems, two of which are currently under construction, and are expected to be fully functional by mid-2017. Oceaneering expects to invest approximately $10 million to complete construction of the two RLWI systems.

ITF launches call for abstracts for Technology Showcase 2017 - Special focus on digital technologies

Applying digital technology to improve operational efficiency and performance is set to be a major talking point as the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) launches its call for abstracts for Technology Showcase 2017. Technology in action – Opportunity to adopt is the overarching theme for the fourth annual conference and exhibition which takes place in Aberdeen on March 1, 2017.

Aker Solutions Wins Contract to Build Johan Sverdrup Pipeline Receiving Facility at Mongstad

Aker Solutions won a contract from Statoil to build the pipeline facilities, modifications and tie-ins needed at the Mongstad terminal to receive oil from the North Sea Johan Sverdrup field. The contract, valued at about NOK 350 million, is for engineering, procurement, construction and installation services. The work will be completed in 2019.

Trelleborg speeds up manufacturing with new logistics service

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has launched an innovative logistics service to provide a faster inventory and manufacturing process for industrial businesses that is designed to help simplify stock ordering and reduce administration. Users can scan product barcodes to automatically generate orders for replenishment of stock, which will be delivered by Trelleborg directly to a user’s production line. The SealScan app is compatible with a range of iOS devices and is part of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Service PLUS program, aimed at simplifying workflows in every part of industrial business; from engineering to manufacturing, procurement to aftermarket.

Technip awarded a subsea contract in Malaysia - Leveraging its unique subsea vertical integration -

Technip has been awarded a subsea contract by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, (wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS), for the Samarang Redevelopment Project Phase 2 EOR, in Malaysia. Under this contract, Technip will manage the engineering, supply, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of flexible pipelines, with diameters ranging from 4” to 6”, as well as EPCIC of associated platform I-tubes.

C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools supplied to PTTEP Australasia

C-Kore Systems successfully completed another campaign with PTTEP Australasia by supplying them with their C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools. The C-Kore tools speed up and simplify subsea testing. They were used to fault-find electrical cables subsea where traditional measurement methods would have taken much more time to deploy and given less accurate results. The C-Kore units saved the customer a substantial amount of time with their repeatable results and streamlined reporting.

CBRA Guidelines Adopted Globally

The Carbon Trust’s Cable Burial Risk Assessment (CBRA) guidelines, co-authored by Cathie Associates, have now been used as far afield as the CERES Project in Australia. In addition to the now commonplace use of CBRA guidelines for offshore renewables and HVDC interconnectors, this represents a significant step forward in the acceptance of CBRA as best practise in the subsea power cables sector. The guidelines, which were officially released by the Carbon Trust in February 2015, represent a step change in cable burial risk assessment, focussing on identifying the most efficient, risk managed and tailored cable burial requirements.

Technip awarded important contract for Dvalin subsea development

Technip has been awarded an EPCI contract for the subsea development of the Dvalin (previously named Zidane) field by DEA Norge AS. The Dvalin field development is a tie-back from a new 4-slot template to the Heidrun platform through a 15km long Pipe-in-Pipe production line. The development also connects the Heidrun gas export from Heidrun to the Polarled Gas Transport Pipeline through a new 7.5km pipeline. The contract includes engineering, procurement and installation of the pipelines, spools, riser bases and PLEMs (pipeline end modules) as well as rock installation and commissioning scope. Also included in the contract is the installation of a control umbilical between Heidrun and the Dvalin template. Offshore installation will be carried out in 2018 and 2019 by Technip’s own vessels, including the state-of-the-art reel lay vessel Deep Energy for pipelay and North Sea Atlantic for umbilical installation. The project will be managed from Technip Norge’s offices at Lysaker, Norway, with pipe fabrication at the Orkanger Spoolbase.

First take off of unmanned aircraft scheduled from research vessel Falkor

Research vessel Falkor leaves Darwin today to explore the poorly understood air-sea interactions across the Indian and Pacific Ocean. This research is very important in understanding the ocean’s role in global climate change. The exchange of energy and matter between the atmosphere and the ocean are particularly onerous requirements, and have largely been neglected in climate research. Chief Scientist Dr. Oliver Wurl, from the University of Oldenburg and his international team of scientists from Germany, the United States, and United Kingdom plan to gain new insight during this 31-day expedition.
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