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Offshore Brazil Contract for PLSV 'Kommandor 3000'

Apr 10, 2013

Subsea 7 S.A. has been awarded a contract by Petrobras worth in excess of U$350 million for operation of the Pipe Lay Support Vessel (PLSV).The contract is on a day rate basis for five years. Kommandor 3000 will start operations under the…

Ashtead Technology Increase Subsea Equipment Rental Stock

Apr 09, 2013

Ashtead Technology announce at the U.K.'s Ocean Business 2013 expo that it has purchased Sonardyne 6G acoustic positioning equipment value £1.3 million.This latest acquisition is the second significant order placed by the company for 6G in the last 12 months…

Two Arabian Gulf Contracts for McDermott

Apr 08, 2013

A McDermott International subsidiary has been awarded two projects valued at approximately US$ 900-million.The first project includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a new tie-in platform, with a 3,200-tonne topside and six-pile jacket…

UK Subsea Equipment Firm Sells US Instruments Business

Apr 08, 2013

Ashtead Technology, announces the sale of its North American Instruments business.The Instruments business, which specialises in the rental of onshore environmental monitoring, non-destructive testing and visual inspection equipment, has been…

Latest Underwater GAPS Launched by iXBlue

Apr 07, 2013

iXBlue has launched the next generation of its underwater global acoustic positioning system (GAPS), designated GAPS-NG. The manufacturers say that GAPS-NG, like its predecessor GAPS, is a truly portable and precalibrated ultra-short baseline…

Russian PM Calls for Protection of Baltic Subsea Pipeline

Apr 05, 2013

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for environmental protection along the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea.Nord Stream operates two gas pipelines, running 1,224 km the length of the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany with a total annual capacity of 55 billion cubic metres…

Subsea Seismic Survey Fleet Breaks Records

Apr 05, 2013

CGG claim its new fleet, with the addition of four vessels from its newly acquired Fugro Geoscience, has set two new industry records.The first record claimed is for the longest offsets in the industry for a full-azimuth (FAZ) multi-vessel…

DSV Chartered by N-SEA, Wide Range of IMR Devices Fitted

Apr 03, 2013

N-SEA charters  DP2 DSV 'Northern River' from Serco’s Marine Services for the 2013 season, equipped for its expansion in the subsea IMR market. N-SEA will install a compliment of ROV's onboard including a high powered WROV and 2 SubAtlantic…

OMM Contracted to Keep Trawlers Off Subsea Cable

Apr 03, 2013

Offshore Marine Management Ltd (OMM) to keep the fishing community advised about the new 96 fibre subsea telecom cable linking Ireland and Wales.Offshore Marine Management Ltd (OMM), the UK’s independent services provider to the renewables…

ROV Support Vessel Sold by Otto Marine

Apr 02, 2013

Otto Marine's shipyard has sold the multi-purpose offshore support vessel 'Otto Explorer 3' to RY Offshore Ltd. for about US$ 50-million.Upon completion of the sale, the buyer will charter the vessel to the Ottto Marine Group subsidiary, Go Marine Group Pty Ltd…

Attach a Transponder to Relocate Underwater Assets

Apr 01, 2013

JW Fishers, manufacturers of underwater search equipment, advise that transponders make locating underwater objects easy.Attempting to relocate underwater objects in a low visibility environment can be a difficult and time consuming task.  Acoustic transponders solve this problem…

Undersea Laboratory Cable Array Repaired

Mar 26, 2013

OceanWorks International announce the successful re-deployment of the VENUS coastal network in the Strait of Georgia after repairs.Placed in Canadian waters in the Strait of Georgia, VENUS is part of the Ocean Networks Canada Observatory,…

Offshore Wind Turbines: Shaving Costs on the Foundations

Mar 26, 2013

In a recent survey conducted by Wind Energy Update (WEU), five sub-areas of wind power plant installation were selected for cost reduction.The sub area selected by the senior executives with most potential for cost reduction was foundations…

Six Mile Deep GoM Oil Strike

Mar 26, 2013

Chevron Corporation has announced an oil discovery at the Coronado prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The Walker Ridge Block 98 Well No. 1 encountered more than 400 feet (122 m) of net pay. The well is located approximately 190 miles (308 km) off the Louisiana coast in 6…

Dogger Bank (UK) Cable Route: OMM Completes Assessment

Mar 21, 2013

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) completes a feasibility study for Forewind’s planned North Sea wind energy development.The study was undertaken to assess route feasibility options along one of the development’s 160km long export cable corridors…

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