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Oceaneering and DDK Positioning Sign Service Agreement Enhancing C-Nav® Positioning Solutions’ Offerings

21.07.2021
Oceaneering International, Inc., and DDK Positioning Limited announced the companies have entered into an agreement for the provision of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) augmentation service and all associated software and hardware supporting Oceaneering’s C-Nav® Positioning Solutions group offerings.

Saipem Launches SUISO: Technological Solution for the Offshore Production of Green Hydrogen and the Conversion of Oil & Gas Facilities

19.07.2021
Saipem launches SUISO, a technological solution for the production of green hydrogen thus confirming its commitment to support its clients in the energy transition. The trademark has been registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

It’s Official: The EU Commission Wants 30 GW a Year of New Wind up to 2030

19.07.2021
The European Commission has tabled the Fit-for-55 package, a series of legislative proposals to deliver the EU’s increased climate target of 55% emissions reduction by 2030. The package includes a higher renewables target and new rules to support the expansion of renewables. It further strengthens the Emissions Trading System to drive the electrification of the whole energy system. It is a good package.

Equinor Ready to Further Develop Floating Offshore Wind in Scotland

19.07.2021
Equinor has confirmed it has bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind, the competitive tender offshore wind seabed leasing round being undertaken by Crown Estate Scotland.

Seamor Marine ROV Locates and Surveys Downed Cargo Plane

17.07.2021
Last week SEAMOR Marine’s Chinook ROV was used by Honolulu-based Sea Engineering, Inc. to help locate and survey a downed Boeing 737 cargo plane. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff about two miles offshore from Ewa Beach in Oahu, Hawaii, and sank to the seafloor at a depth of 350 to 450 feet - a depth too dangerous for divers to navigate. The only two passengers onboard Transair flight 810, both pilots, were rescued by helicopter.

Arctic Rays Announces Relocation of Headquarters to its Florida Facility

15.07.2021
Arctic Rays, LLC has announced today that it is moving its world headquarters to its Indialantic Florida facility as it continues to grow, recruit new talent, and strengthen its partnerships. Indialantic, located in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, is home to many of the country’s leading technology and innovation companies.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract in the Middle East

14.07.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable contract in the Middle East. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of various subsea pipelines totalling approximately 40 kilometres, with associated crossing structures and two composite power and fibre optic cables.

Sonardyne BlueComm to Stream Ocean Exploration Missions Live

13.07.2021
The world’s deepest diving acrylic hulled manned submersible is to be equipped with Sonardyne’s BlueComm optical communications link to allow live streaming of deep ocean expeditions anywhere in the world.

World’s Most Compact 6,000m Rated Sonar Launched

13.07.2021
Impact Subsea has announced the launch of the world's most compact 6,000 meters / 19,685 feet depth rated imaging sonar. The new addition to the ISS360 range of sonars provides a full 360° field of vision, 80 meters range capability and high resolution imagery using powerful CHIRP based signalling. Heading and Attitude readings can also be provided by the sonar.

WindEurope Launches “WindFlix”, an On-demand wind Energy Video Platform

12.07.2021
After the success of last year’s WindTV*, WindEurope is launching "WindFlix", a new on-demand wind energy video platform. It’ll offer informative and entertaining content on all aspects of wind energy. WindFlix content will be available for free - and with no registration required


Ultra Awarded Six Contracts for Innovation in Canada

12.07.2021
In recognition of Ultra's drive to be at the forefront of technology advancement, Ultra announces today that it has been awarded six contracts by Canada’s Department of National Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program.

Triumph Subsea Services Terminates LOI with InfraStrata for the Delivery of Windfarm Development Vessels

12.07.2021
Triumph Subsea Services would like to advise that it has formally cancelled the Letter of Intent that was issued to InfraStrata plc on the 9th December 2020. The Letter of Intent was for one firm and one optional ST designed 200m x 35m Windfarm Development Vessels (WDV). The WDV is a turn-key solution for floating windfarm installations, cable laying and providing marine services for offshore carbon capture and green hydrogen projects. Following Triumph's business model of building and operating vessels with maximum local content these UK built vessels would have provided numerous employment opportunities for the UK supply chain. These opportunities would also have existed during the vessels execution of UK renewables projects as the vessels would have been crewed and operated by UK personnel.

Subsea 7 Awarded the Kobra East Gekko (KEG) Field Development Contract in Norway

10.07.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable contract by Aker BP for the Kobra East Gekko (KEG) field development, located in the Alvheim area of the North Sea

Newton Labs Launches the SW1050UW ROV Specifically Designed for Dam Inspection

09.07.2021
The SW1050UW underwater inspection drone mounted with the M310UW Newton Underwater Laser Scanner is specifically designed for the inspection of dams.

Scientists Explore Seamounts in Phoenix Islands Archipelago, Gaining New Insights into Deep Water Diversity and Ecology

09.07.2021
Marine scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor have identified likely new marine species and deep sea organisms on nine seamounts that were explored for the first time in the remote Phoenix Islands Archipelago. In a 34-day expedition that ended today, scientists also conducted high-resolution seafloor mapping of more than 30,000 square kilometers and video exploration of five additional seamounts.

SEA-KIT’s Latest USV is First to Receive Lloyd’s Register Unmanned Marine Systems Certification

09.07.2021
The first ever Unmanned Marine Systems (UMS) certificate has been awarded to SEA-KIT International by Lloyd’s Register, representing an important milestone for the maritime industry.

Ørsted Announces Partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to Unlock Floating Wind Potential in Scotland

09.07.2021
Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind, today announces a partnership with onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables and floating wind expert BlueFloat Energy, to participate in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round.

Maersk Drilling Secures Extended Well Intervention Scope for Low-emission Rig

09.07.2021
Equinor Energy AS has exercised an option to add additional well intervention work to the previously agreed work scope for the low-emission jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid at the Martin Linge field offshore Norway. The added well intervention scope has a firm duration of 31 days, which means that the rig is now contracted until February 2022. The firm value of the contract extension is approximately USD 10.5m, including integrated services but excluding potential performance bonuses.
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