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Fugro deploys its Q1400 trenchers at three North Sea Oil and Gas Projects

Following successful delivery of recent cable-lay and trenching projects for the renewables sector, Fugro has secured three contracts for its trenching services for oil and gas clients. The contracts will see its high performance Q1400 trenching systems deployed in the North Sea over the next 12 months.

Guidance on drug & alcohol policies and testing from IMCA

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance on drug & alcohol policies and testing’ (SEL 040). It is downloadable free of charge to members and non-members alike at Within its 28 pages there are sections on ‘Who should be tested? - Reasons for testing’; ‘Tests for drug and alcohol abuse’; ‘Urine testing’; ‘Breath testing’; ‘Record keeping’; ‘Problems with testing’; and ‘Cut-off levels’ as well as a useful glossary of terms and guidance on further information.

InterMoor Pte successfully completes marine aspects of Malikai TLP float-off operation in Malaysia

InterMoor, an Acteon company and part of its foundations and moorings business, recently completed its involvement in the Shell Malikai Tension Leg Platform (TLP) float-off operations. The TLP was loaded onto the Dockwise Heavy Lift Vessel White Marlin at Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) shipyard in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, and transported to a float-off location in the Singapore Straits.

Trelleborg Receives Buoyancy Order for New Build Rig

As a leading global manufacturer of syntactic foam-based solutions, Trelleborg’s offshore operation has been awarded a purchase order from a major European Drilling Contractor for Drill Riser Buoyancy Modules (DRBMs). As a trusted partner, this is the 6th order from this contractor for their new build rig series.

Sonardyne Performs 3D Mobile Mapping of Seabed Using 2G Robotics’ Underwater Laser Scanner

Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd recently used 2G Robotics’ underwater laser scanning equipment to dynamically map the seabed in Monterey Bay, California. This high resolution deep water mapping of Sur Ridge was performed using 2G Robotics’ ULS-500 underwater laser scanner mounted to an ROV.

The MTS/IEEE OCEANS'16 Conference in Shanghai

The MTS/IEEE OCEANS'16 Conference was recently held in April 2016 in Shanghai, China.

SEAMOR Marine Helps Recover Sunken Local Tugboat

When two tugboats collided off the coast of Nanaimo in late May 2016, SEAMOR Marine Ltd. was quick on the scene to offer help. The accident occurred the evening of May 24, 2016 in the south of Nanaimo between Duke Point and Gabriola Island. Two tug boats were running alongside one another, when one ship, the C.T. Titan, swerved and crashed into the smaller Albern tug. Two crew members were safely pulled from the water, but the Albern rolled and sank to the bottom of the Northumberland Channel. The sunken tug suffered damage to its fuel tanks, slowly releasing fuel into the channel at the rate of five-foot diameter patches of oil every ten minutes. At 105 metres of depth, with substantial tidal impacts and moderate current in the channel, there were concerns that the oil spill could worsen.

C-Kore Systems awarded contract for Statoil for Subsea Monitoring Tools

C-Kore Systems Ltd has been awarded a contract to supply Statoil with Subsea Electrical Monitoring Tools. Statoil will be using the tools to monitor the insulation resistance and continuity of a new control umbilical during its installation at a field outside Bergen in the northern part of the North Sea.

Fugro to perform integrity management support under Det norske contract

Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract for integrity management support (IMS) and intervention works for Det norske in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

North-east pupils to compete stateside in international underwater robotics competition

Two teams of north-east school pupils are set to travel to the United States to compete in an international underwater robotics competition. The teams, from Mintlaw Academy and Robert Gordon’s College, will compete in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Centre’s 2016 ROV international final in Houston later this month.

SCS & Forum Technology Showcase Success

An invitation only technology showcase organised by Subsea Commercial Services (SCS) in conjunction with Forum Energy Technologies (Forum) has been hailed a success by all those involved. With the objective of introducing new subsea technologies from three manufacturers to the Aberdeen Oil and Gas sector, the two-day event was well attended with positive feedback and outcomes for Forum and all the equipment manufacturers taking part.

Forum launches new deep-water test tank and gains industry accreditation at new European centre

Leading subsea technology provider Forum Energy Technologies (UK) Limited has unveiled a deep water test facility and received industry accreditation for the calibration laboratory at its new European Operational Centre in Aberdeen. The indoor test tank is one of the largest in the North-east of Scotland and is dedicated to testing subsea tooling and survey sensors as well as work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

Fugro secures geotechnical site investigation contract at Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm zone

Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical site investigation survey contract for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) Wind Farm Zone. This follows previous contracts awarded earlier this year for geophysical survey and metocean monitoring at the same site. The work will be performed using dedicated geotechnical DP2 vessels from the Fugro fleet. Taking place over a period of two months, it will result in an integrated geological/geotechnical soil model of the site.

JW Fishers offers $$$ for photos and videos

JW Fishers is inviting customers in commercial diving, law enforcement, military, marine archaeology, and recreational diving to submit photos and videos of their underwater search equipment. A $250 gift certificate will be given for each video interesting enough to post on our website, and a $100 gift certificate for each good photo.

Subsea Industry Urges Government to Support the UK’s £9billion Sector in the Face of Lower Oil Prices

MPs and Cabinet Ministers will be urged to do everything they can to protect the £9billion subsea industry at a Parliamentary Reception this week.

BaltRobotics Sp.z.o.o. had been selected as one of the 20 finalists of the Award

BaltRobotics Sp.z.o.o. had been selected as one of the 20 finalists of the Award: " START UP WORLD-2016 " with the solution "Wireless Underwater Acoustic Video Communication Channel - "AUV-based" one <>

Next Generation Wire Rope Lubricant Continues to Impress

New trials of a technologically advanced wire rope lubricant introduced to the international market by ROCOL have prompted highly positive feedback from a leading offshore contractor.

ROVOP has been awarded £3million worth of new contracts

Independent remotely operated vehicle (ROV) provider ROVOP has been awarded £3million worth of new contracts, which sees the company expanding into two new territories. For the first time ROVOP will complete projects in South East Asia and Mexico, signalling success for both its Aberdeen and Houston bases.

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