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LAGCOE Organization Announces Topics of Keynote Presentations at LAGCOE 2017

LAFAYETTE, La. (July 19, 2017) — LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and organizer of a leading technical exposition and conference, has announced the details of the opening and keynote presentations to be delivered at LAGCOE 2017, held October 24-26 in Lafayette, La., USA.

Fugro To Install New Undersea Power Cable In South Australia

Fugro has been awarded a contract to install a subsea power cable for South Australia’s distribution network management company, SA Power Networks.

Aquatec launch Aquatec Rentals

Aquatec Group is pleased to announce the launch of Aquatec Rentals, a comprehensive rental service featuring the most popular oceanographic, environmental and offshore instruments.

Breaking the Surface - the centre for maritime robotics research!

This year a coastal town in the north of Dalmatia, Biograd na Moru, Croatia, will host once again a workshop and a field training for underwater explorations - Breaking the Surface (BTS) which advances the knowledge and technology in marine robotics, especially in the region.

Atlas Director Andrew Blears Expands Subsea Services in APAC

Andrew Blears, Director for leading Energy, Marine and Renewables recruitment specialist Atlas Professionals, will now be based in the company’s Singapore office to support the team and enhance Atlas’ collaboration with local businesses in the Asia-Pacific.

Greensea Appoints New Robotics Engineer

Richmond, Vermont, USA, July 13, 2017 – Greensea, creator of OPENSEATM, the universal marine industry operating platform, has recently announced the appointment of Geoffrey Abbott as Robotics Engineer. Prior to joining Greensea, Geoff was a software development manager at MyWebGrocer, where he led a team in the Rapid Application Development Group. His experience also includes partnership in a local software development company and a teaching position in advanced programing at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Geoff earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics and minored in Computer Science at the University of Vermont, and he is a practitioner of the martial arts of Aikido and Tae Kwon Do.

Phoenix Welcomes New Bids and Proposals Manager

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) announces that Mark Shaffer has joined the company as a Bids and Proposals Manager overseeing the complete proposal delivery process including pricing, composition, and scheduling for our Oil and Gas Division.

Siem Offshore Contractors Signs Contract with JDR Cable Systems for the Beatrice OWF

Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (“SOC”) announced that UK-based JDR Cable Systems Ltd. (“JDR”) has been selected to provide termination and testing services for the inter array cable system of the 588 MW Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd project.

ECA Group awarded a significant contract for French Navy’s PAP subsea demining robots

ECA Group announces today that a new 5 years contract was awarded by French Ministry of Armed Forces for supplying consumables for French navy PAP demining ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles). The amount of this contract will be over 4M€ up to a maximum of 8 M€ depending on utilization frequency. In 1977, ECA Group delivered the very first mine disposal vehicles PAP to the French Navy. In 2017, forty years later, they are still in service with support from ECA Group.

VisualSoft selected for the world’s most advanced cable-laying vessel

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced a new contract that will see its market-leading pipeline and cable survey software installed on the world’s most advanced cable laying support vessel, the NKT Victoria.

OPITO appoints CEO

Global safety, standards and workforce development organisation OPITO has appointed John McDonald as CEO as the organisation seeks to further drive the international skills agenda for the oil and gas industry.

Atlas Professionals secures new Operations and Maintenance contract with DONG Energy

Following a successful and highly competitive tender process to support Heavy Lift Operations and Support activities across the UK, Germany and Denmark Atlas Professionals have signed a 2 year deal with Dong Energy. The contract sees Atlas Professionals become the sole provider of skilled WTG Technician’s Level 4 & 7, Heavy Lift Supervisors and Managers to support Operations and Maintenance programmes on wind farms across the three territories.

Webtool Announces First Electro-Hydraulic Power Pack for Smaller ROVs at Offshore Europe 2017

Hydraulic cutting tools specialist, Webtool, is announcing the industry’s first battery-powered, high pressure hydraulic power pack, enabling smaller and inspection class ROVs access to the Webtool range of hydraulic wire rope and softline fibre rope cutters, at Offshore Europe 2017. In addition, the stand will feature the Webtool Cable Retrieval Tool (CRT200), developed in consultation with international certification body and classification society, DNVGL, and the Webtool portable, softline, deck emergency cutter for offshore vessels. The lightweight, battery powered power pack gives electric ROVs a Webtool cutting capability for softline ropes and guidewires. Called EHP350, it is designed to be used with Webtool wire rope and softline at water depths up to 1000m.

Stress Engineering Services appoints Brian Weaver as sales manager

Stress Engineering Services, Inc., (SES) the global leader in consulting engineering services, has appointed Brian Weaver as sales manager. As part of the firm’s global growth strategy, Weaver will be based in Houston and co-ordinate sales for the upstream, midstream, materials, testing and measurement and control practices for SES.

DNV GL increases research and testing portfolio in UK

DNV GL has reorganised their research and testing capability in the UK adding a facility at Bishop Auckland, County Durham, UK, to the portfolio. The site, formerly known as the Flow Centre, has been positioned to complement and enhance the research and testing capability at Spadeadam in Cumbria, increasing the scope across the two centres.

Ampelmann introduces the motion compensated gangway to support work in higher sea states

Ampelmann has announced the launch of its latest gangway for personnel transfer: the A-type Enhanced Performace (AEP). Now providing clients with 10% greater workability in sea states up to 4m significant wave height; the AEP also has the ability to use smaller vessels to obtain similar performance (compared to current A-type).

Atlas Professionals and Programmed sign off on acquisition and Joint Venture

On 10 July Atlas Professionals B.V. (Atlas Professionals) signed the final agreement with Programmed Maintenance Services Limited (Programmed) for the acquisition of the international activities of Programmed Marine and the formation of a 50/50 joint venture for offshore and marine manning services in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

UTM Consultants Ltd aims to build subsea talent network

A new UK-based company which aims to address the immediate and long-term skills needs of the global marine energy sector, has launched today (Monday 10th July). 

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