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Global Opportunities on the Agenda at Europe’s Largest Subsea Event

As part of the UK Government’s strategy to increase British exports to £1trillion, Subsea UK is encouraging companies to set their sights on international expansion to sustain long-term growth. The industry body has widened its “Global Opportunities” programme during Subsea Expo, Europe’s largest subsea conference and exhibition, to be held at AECC from 3 – 5 February.

Stimulating creative thinking with next generation Robotics & Automation

Stimulating creative thinking by business leaders, senior academics and technologists with an interest in key disruptive technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence, autonomous inspection and coordination of multiple vehicles, lies at the heart of the one-day Catch the Next Wave Conference being held in London on 14 March, the day before the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology event, Oceanology International 2016, opens.

Trelleborg's 'convention defying' materials obtain ISO 23936 qualification

Two advanced elastomers developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions capable of withstanding extremely low temperatures have passed rigorous international industry standards.

Aker Solutions Wins Two MMO Contracts for Åsgard A

Aker Solutions won a front end engineering design (FEED) contract from Statoil for the Trestakk field tie-in to the Åsgard A production vessel in the Norwegian Sea. The company also secured a separate concept study order for a low well-pressure project at Åsgard A.

Forum Subsea Rentals signs global agreement for Aquatec’s LEAKlog

Forum Subsea Rentals, a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., and Aquatec Group Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a global agreement for the rental of Aquatec’s proven LEAKlog™ leak detection and inspection suite. The Aquatec LEAKlog leak detection sensors are utilised for routine inspection and surveillance of a variety of subsea installations as well as for permanent leak monitoring applications. The suite incorporates a data acquisition system and interchangeable sensors.

Wood Group strengthens commissioning capabilities through Magma collaboration

Wood Group has established a collaborative agreement with international engineering consultancy, Magma Products (Magma) to extend its existing commissioning service. Headquartered in Aberdeen and specialising in the field of commissioning and start-up, Magma's services and software system will complement Wood Group's global commissioning experience.

Nautilus to Wet Test Seafloor Production Equipment

Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTCQX:NUSMF, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the "Company" or "Nautilus") announces that it has signed agreements with United Engineering Services LLC (“UES”) to provide support services associated with wet testing the Company’s Seafloor Production Equipment and storing the equipment as it is delivered from various suppliers prior to integration onto the Company’s Production Support Vessel (“PSV”).

Wood Group wins Shell Prelude FLNG contract

Wood Group has secured a three year contract with Shell Australia's Prelude, Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project. Perth-based Wood Group Kenny will provide specialist consultancy services for flexible riser integrity management prior to and during operation of Prelude FLNG, which will be located 475km north-north east of Broome in Western Australia.

Robot-subs inform protection of English deep-sea corals

A fleet of robotic submarines, based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), head-quartered in in Southampton, have been used to map vulnerable cold-water coral reefs in the deep ocean off southwest England. This data set is being used to inform the management of a new Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) that protects the only area of deep-sea coral habitat in English waters. This MCZ forms part of a national network that is being expanded this week as a second round of designated sites are announced by Defra.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 06

The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring the Global Work-Class ROV Expenditure Report (2015-2019), Sea Change, Dive into Opportunity:The MTS/IEEE Oceans’15 Conference, Product Focus: Ranger 2 USBL, Oceaneering’s ROV Center in Batam, Poster – SMD Bulk Cutter, Forging Ahead – Nautilus and Pioneering World of Deepsea Mining, An All-Around Improvement – JAMSTEC Utilizing AVM Technology, Small ROVs – A brief History, Shipwreck Documentation near San Francisco Bay, Oceana Subsea Profile, MATE ROV Competition Brief.

Tidewater Subsea Charters the M/V Brandon Bordelon

Tidewater Subsea charters the Jones Act compliant MV Brandon Bordelon for (60) sixty days plus options. Tidewater Subsea is mobilizing (2) two FMC Technologies Schilling HP 150 ROVs to the vessel. The Brandon is now fully capable to perform a variety of operations, including IMR (inspection, maintenance and repair), light construction, survey and inspection work.

Aker Solutions Repositions MMO Business in Norway

Aker Solutions today notified employees in its maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) unit across Norway of necessary steps to reposition the business and enhance competitiveness in a market with unprecedented challenges.

Subsea UK Supports South West Businesses

Subsea supply chain businesses in south-west England will be able to identify opportunities and debate the challenges facing the sector thanks to a new industry networking event organised by Subsea UK, the body which represents the £9billion British subsea industry.

Ashtead secures deal with nCentric to supply cutting edge wireless technology

Ashtead Technology is to provide fast, reliable and more cost-effective broadband communications between rigs and vessels and onshore facilities following a worldwide agreement with a leader in remote communications technology. The leading independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services to the offshore industry has secured this worldwide agreement with Belgium and US based nCentric.

Award-winning Centre to deliver new ROV training course

The award-winning subsea training and testing facility, The Underwater Centre, has added the FMC Schilling TITAN 4 syllabus to its current ROV training suite. The course familiarises candidates with all major components of the TITAN T4 manipulator and provides system operation and routine maintenance procedures. The Centre has adapted the course to offer extensive operational practice through specific activities designed to give candidates familiarity with the manipulator in use.

‘It’s Time for Transformation’ Says Subsea UK as Subsea Expo Programme is Revealed

Subsea UK today urged the industry to turn talk into action now to safeguard the future of the UK’s £9billion subsea sector. The call was issued as Subsea UK announced the final speaker line-up and programme for its eleventh annual conference and exhibition, Subsea Expo. Europe’s largest annual subsea event takes place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 3-5 February 2015.

Plexus looks to build upon 2015 successes for a positive 2016

Plexus, an Aberdeen-based engineering and service-company had an encouraging year in 2015, meeting some significant milestones in the development of its core business and launching new products. Following a challenging year for the oil and gas industry, Colin Ritchie, Managing Director of Plexus, looks at the positives in 2015 and how Plexus will continue to develop in 2016

Sonardyne goes from deep sea to deep space during NASA demonstrations

Subsea engineering company, Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has successfully demonstrated its wireless integrity monitoring technologies during a series of in-water demonstrations held at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas.

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