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C-Kore deploys with Australian operator to test downhole gauges

C-Kore Systems has finished a series of deployments with an Australian operator to perform detailed measurements of downhole gauges. The C-Kore Subsea TDR unit verified the downhole connections and cables, providing quick and accurate information on the location of anomalies. The information gained would be difficult or impossible to measure using traditional testing methods and allows the operator to learn lessons for future well installation campaigns.

Construction starts on the world's largest floating offshore wind farm

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started construction of Hywind Tampen, a floating offshore wind farm, at Kværner Stord. The technology project opens up new opportunities for Norwegian industry.

Maersk Drilling awarded two-well development contract by Dana Petroleum Netherlands B.V.

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Dana Petroleum Netherlands B.V. to drill two development wells as part of Project Unity in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The harsh-environment jack-up rig to be used for the job is yet to be assigned. The contract is expected to commence in Q2 2021, with an estimated duration of 121 days. The contract value is approximately USD 12.1m.

Oceaneering Secures Contract with U.S. Navy for Submarine Rescue Systems

Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that its Aerospace and Defense Technologies (ADTech) segment has secured a contract with Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to operate and maintain the U.S. Navy's submarine rescue systems. The contract duration is one year, with four one-year extension options, with a potential value of $119 million.

North Tyneside Mayor hails Pryme Group’s success in adapting to new working environment

Norma Redfearn CBE, Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, has paid tribute to a north-east manufacturing firm for its response to the pandemic, including its support for critical sectors, during a recent visit.

Registration opens for the NOC’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2020

Registration is now open for the National Oceanography Centre’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2020, which will be held as a virtual event for the first time from 10–12 November.

C-Innovation Acquires Caltex Oil Tools to Expand Capabilities

C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has acquired the controlling interest in Caltex Oil Tools, a solution-focused company providing equipment rentals, services and customized engineering capabilities to the offshore industry.

The Breidablikk field ready for development

Equinor and partners Petoro, Vår Energi and ConocoPhillips Skandinavia have decided to develop the Breidablikk field in the North Sea. Today the partnership will submit the plan for development and operation to the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, in addition to awarding contracts for subsea facilities and upgrading of the Grane platform.

Royal Research Ships resume scientific operations

The Royal Research Ships James Cook and Discovery are resuming scientific research expeditions following the suspension of the marine facilities programme earlier in the year due to Covid-19.

Alpha opens new Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accredited training centre in Houston

Alpha has opened a new training centre in Houston after achieving accreditation from the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) to deliver its Basic Safety Training (BST). The base makes the company one of only seven providers accredited to supply the globally recognised GWO training courses in the United States.

Oceans of Opportunity to be explored at Subsea Expo 2021

The theme for Subsea Expo in 2021 will be Oceans of Opportunity – harnessing the Blue Economy.

iXblue builds capacity for simultaneous operations on either side of the Tasman

iXblue is excited to announce the award of two significant hydrographic charting projects this month. The projects were awarded by the Australian Government Department of Defence and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) under their respective annual survey and charting programs. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID19 pandemic this year, iXblue will be exercising new in-house capabilities to undertake both major projects simultaneously.

Kongsberg Maritime supply four HUGIN AUV survey systems to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., India

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce the sale of four HUGIN AUV systems to the Indian Defence Public Sector shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE), located in Kolkata, India. This sale has been conducted in collaboration with Kongsberg Maritime India, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime.

Valeport gets on board with the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship which is set to self-navigate across the Atlantic autonomously in Spring 2021, will be fitted with the new Valeport uvSVX and a Valeport Altimeter to provide vital precise underwater depth data which will help protect the vessel and the onboard technology on its epic journey.

Commercialisation of technology will be key to green recovery

Strathclyde University has endorsed a methodology developed by NSRI (National Subsea Research Institute) to accelerate the commercialisaton of technology in support of the green recovery.

Vallourec, FORSSEA Robotics and iXblue join forces to facilitate the inspection of subsea pipelines using drones and digital technology

Vallourec, a world leader in premium tubular solutions, is working with FORSSEA Robotics, a startup specializing in smart robotics and visual positioning, and iXblue, a company recognized for its expertise in inertial navigation, subsea positioning and autonomous technologies – to develop a pipeline inspection solution combining subsea drones and the use of visual markers, removing the need for surface vessels.

Saab Seaeye Leopards Join Ocean Infinity Robot Fleet

Ocean Infinity have selected the Saab Seaeye Leopard to complement its pioneering 'Armada' fleet of unmanned surface robot vessels.

OTAQ Expands Chile Office To Accommodate Growth

World class underwater company, OTAQ Group, has today announced (insert date) their Chile division has acquired a larger office space following a number of project wins, also resulting in the creation of several new positions.
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