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Unusual Inter-Port Pipeline Project Planned

Mar 15, 2013

The ports of Antwerp (Belgium) and Rotterdam (Netherlands) propose to collaborate in construction of a linking pipeline bundle.One year ago the respective port authorities announced that they would collaborate in studying the possibilities…

Rebuilding the Submersible 'Alvin'

Mar 14, 2013

'Alvin', the U.S. science community’s only human-occupied submersible dedicated to deep-sea research is getting a makeover.The improvements include a new personnel sphere, updated command-and-control systems, enhanced lighting and high-definition imaging systems…

ABB Takes Stake in Tidal Power

Mar 13, 2013

ABB has led a $12 million investment in Scotrenewables Tidal Power, (of Scotland), a provider of tidal turbine systems.The funding is being used specifically to roll out a larger and more advanced tidal energy conversion system known as the SR2000…

Aker Solutions Contracted for UK Subsea Field Redevelopment

Mar 13, 2013

Aker Solutions secures a NOK 650 million (GBP 70 million) contract with BP to help redevelop one of the largest oil fields in the UK sector.The Aberdeen operation of Aker Solutions will manufacture and supply all subsea controls equipment for the Quad 204 project…

Hydrex Divers Repair Hulls in Europe & W. Africa

Mar 12, 2013

Hydrex teams of diver/technicians recently mobilized to vessels berthed in Zeebrugge (Belgium), Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Douala (Cameroon).The teams performed insert repairs on a roro vessel and two tankers, carried out according to…

Kværner Wins GBS Offshore Newfoundland Contract

Mar 12, 2013

Kvaerner Contractors to provide engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) services for the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS).ExxonMobil Canada Properties has released the option for Kvaerner's joint venture company Kiewit-Kvaerner…

Navy Divers Check Antarctic Wreck

Mar 12, 2013

Divers from Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector braved the chilling temperatures to monitor the state of sunken research ship 'MV Bahia Paraiso'.When she ran aground in 1989 the ship spilled 645,000 litres of diesel and caused one of…

Japan Test Production of Frozen Subsea Gas

Mar 12, 2013

Japan to begin the world’s first offshore drilling operation to extract frozen natural gas locked under the seabed.Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corp., known as JOGMEC, and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology…

Shell Norway Award Subsea Service Contract to ABB

Mar 07, 2013

ABB signs a $260 million service contract with A/S Norske Shell for operations at the Draugen and Ormen Lange oil & gas fields.The contract is for a period of 9 years and requires ABB to provide integrated service and support solutions for…

Subsea Arctic, Black Sea: Technip Signs Russia J/V's

Mar 03, 2013

Technip signs two agreements with State Corporation Russian Technologies (Rostec) for subsea equipment production.Technip and RT-Chemcomposite Holding Company, a Rostec subsidiary, signed a memorandum of understanding to express their intention…

UK Ocean Technologies Expo Biggest Yet

Mar 03, 2013

Ocean Business 2013 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton will welcome 300+ worldwide companies to its upcomeng show.One of the most exciting elements of the show is that visitors can actually see equipment in action and ‘test-drive’ products before they purchase…

JW Fishers Win More UMD Contracts

Mar 03, 2013

Police departments & sheriff’s offices around the country are adding underwater metal detectors (UMD) to their crime-fighting armory.An essential tool for locating evidence disposed of in a waterway, metal detectors routinely assist police divers in finding weapons…

Swiber Wins Huge SE Asia 2013 Contracts

Mar 01, 2013

Singapore's Swiber Holdings has been awarded subsea contracts in SE Asia worth approximately US$153-million. The contracts, with oil industry majors, mark the first wins in 2013, largely entail transportation and installation of pipelines and offshore structures in Southeast Asia…

Subsea Icelandic HV Cable Link Contract for ABB

Feb 28, 2013

The High-voltage submarine and underground cable link will bring reliable power to a remote island fishing community.ABB has received an order worth around $10 million, from Landsnet, the Icelandic transmission system operator, to supply a…

Coast Guard to Accept DNV Surveys on GoM Floater

Feb 28, 2013

DNV's contract for classification & CVA (Certified Verification Authority) for Delta House floater marks new era of choice in the Gulf of Mexico.DNV has been awarded the classification contract for a new build floating production semi-submersible platform for the GoM…

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