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Ocean Installer awarded first contract in Nigria

Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for field development work in Nigeria for Folawiyo Aje Services Limited. The contract starts with immediate effect. Ocean Installer will perform the offshore construction of the Aje Ph1 project off the coast of Nigeria. The scope of work includes mooring buoy installation and hook up, flowline and umbilical installation. Folawiyo Aje Services Limited (FASL) functions as dedicated technical advisor to the field operator Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum.

OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai Call for Papers Final Deadline Monday, December 7, 2015

Every Spring, the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society sponsor the OCEANS conference in either Asia or Europe. It is a prestigious conference/exhibition that draws hundreds of international attendees. The venue for OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai, the Shanghai International Convention Center, has a high reputation both at home and abroad for holding large-scale international conferences, has expansive meeting and exhibition space, with a riverside view, and is convenient to major airports and other local, modern attractions.

ROVOP announce £3m of new contract wins

Independent subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider ROVOP has announced £3m worth of new contract wins in the last month across the oil and gas, offshore wind and power transmission sectors.

North Star Shipping awarded prestigous health and safety management award

North Star Shipping has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council. The company, which has the largest, wholly-owned British fleet engaged in the UK offshore industry, is a division of the family-owned global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group. North Star Shipping is one of 61 organisations worldwide - and one of only two in the North-east of Scotland - that achieved a Sword of Honour which is awarded to organisations that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.

Odyssey Marine Exploration goes to great lengths with Sonardyne GyroiUSBL

New subsea technology which allows geophysical towfish to be tracked at distances far greater than current methods allow, has been successfully evaluated by Odyssey Marine Exploration during trials in the Bay of Biscay. Developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, the Ranger 2 GyroiUSBL system was able to track Odyssey’s latest deep tow side-scan platform at a slant range of 7,500 metres from their vessel, Odyssey Explorer. Only the depth of the ocean prevented greater ranges being achieved

2G Robotics' ULS-200 provides Total Marine Technology

Seatronics and 2G Robotics recently conducted a demonstration of the ULS-200 with Australian based company, Total Marine Technology (TMT). TMT provides locally built Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV’s) and intervention tooling designed specifically for the offshore drilling and production industry.

Fugro performs offshore survey programme in Equatorial Guinea

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) Limited for the provision of survey services for the development of large scale assets and infrastructure offshore Equatorial Guinea.

SECC Oil & Gas appoints US sales manager

Fernando Hernandez has been appointed US sales manager at connector technology company SECC Oil & Gas. Hernandez joins SECC with extensive field experience and commercial expertise in the dynamic positioning, ROV tooling, automated controls, subsea and well Intervention sectors.

Korea Institute for Ocean Science and Technology (KOIST) buys advanced 3D profiling sonar from Marine Electronics LTD

Guernsey, UK-based Marine Electronics Ltd has supplied an advanced 2001 3D Profiling Sonar System to one of the world’s leading ocean science organizations. KOIST plays an important role in researching and developing ocean science and technology and undertakes basic and applied research to promote the efficient use of coastal and ocean resources. This includes undertaking a comprehensive survey and study of Korea's seas and open oceans. It is also active in the Polar Regions where it supports other government, educational and commercial organizations in the development of marine resources and the protection of the ocean environment. Currently, KIOST also has several projects studying the development of deep seabed mineral resources in the South Pacific.

Third Fugro vessel -Havila Harmony - Joins search for MH370

Fugro is providing an additional vessel, the Havila Harmony, to join the search for the missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. From the 93-metre multi-role vessel, Fugro will deploy the Echo Surveyor VII autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).

Aker Solutions Wins Maintenance and Modifications Contract From BP in Norway

November 26, 2015 - Aker Solutions won a framework agreement to provide maintenance and modifications services at BP-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway.

Introducing: LiquidOptics

SubC is excited to introduced its latest development in terms of underwater optical engineering.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd Win International Growth Award

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd are delighted to receive the award for Great International Business Growth at this year’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards dinner. The high profile awards evening celebrated all that’s outstanding in business and enterprise in the Borough of Great Yarmouth, focusing on and recognising the achievements through innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and sheer determination of businesses of all sizes and from every sector.


The “what’s when” of the Oceanology International 2016 (OI 2016) conference programme has been announced, (15-17 March 2016, ExCeL London) with ten separate conferences making up a highly topical and relevant programme over the three days at the world’s largest ocean science and marine technology exhibition and conference.

‘Virtual dolphins’ help make the first trial of marine robotic software a success

Software that could better enable a fleet of robotic vehicles to work together to perform tasks such as seeking and tracking whales and dolphins, has been successfully trialled in Loch Earn, Scotland. This software acts like a ‘central brain’, making decisions about where the robots should go based on the changing environment around them, which is measured using in-built sensors. The trial was conducted by SeeByte and ASV with support from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

New Initiative Allows Primary Pupils to Delve Deep into the Underwater World

Primary schools across Scotland to benefit from a new teaching resource as Subsea UK works with education to encourage learning in science. A new, exciting initiative between industry and education will bring science to life in classrooms across Scotland. Subsea UK has been working with education bodies and teachers to create a resource which will capture the interest and imagination of primary pupils in science subjects. Aligned to the Curriculum for Excellence, Subsea Channel, will provide teachers with a resource which shows real-life applications of the scientific principles they teach.

ROV visual inspection in Absheron field

In October 2015, GAS Azerbaijani branch was awarded to provide ROV visual inspection of the existing TOTAL’s well head in the Absheron field. TOTAL is the operator of the Absheron offshore condensate gas field, and the development plan is currently being defined.

Bordelon Marine takes delivery of the M/V Brandon Bordelon, a DP2 Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel (ULIV)

“Cost Effective and Fit for Purpose” n November, 2015 Bordelon Marine takes delivery of the MV Brandon Bordelon. This highly specialized vessel features a helideck, a 60 ton AHC crane with 3000m of wire, POB (60), a mezzanine deck with internal office and control rooms capable of supporting two (2) full work class ROV systems. The vessel also offers 6,200 sq. ft. of clear useable deck space. The Brandon comes equipped with (2) two Ranger2 Pro thru-hull USBL full systems. The vessel delivers a fully integrated ROV control room, ROV support offices, below deck work and storage spaces, extensive communications and ROV data network, plug and play, with patch panel racks installed. … all tied into the vessel systems, bridge, office, and accommodation spaces. The vessel is designed with removable bulwarks around the entire aft of vessel along with power, water, air, and hydraulic oil connections on the deck. The vessel is also equipped with four additional below deck Tier 3 generators, providing fully redundant power to the crane and ROV systems.

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