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SEACON Micro WET-CON Connectors

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TE Connectivity (TE) is implementing two improvements to its SEACON Micro WET-CON connectors that is designed to result in faster product turn-around and expedited delivery to customers.   • Lead-Free and RoHS Compliant – In order to meet international standards, TE Connectivity began manufacturing

ADNOC Signs Major Offshore Concession Agreements with Total

Image: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

 The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed agreements with Total of France, awarding them stakes in two of Abu Dhabi’s new offshore concessions.    Under the terms of the agreements, Total has been awarded a 20% interest in the Umm Shaif and Nasr concession and a 5% interest in the Lower Zakum concession.

Sweden: A Pioneering Nation in Green Shipping

The innovation and green projects mentioned in the report have to a large extent taken place within the Gothenburg port cluster. Photo: Port of Gothenburg.

 Sweden is a role model for the global shipping community, and other countries have a great deal to learn from the work being done by the Swedish shipping industry to reduce emissions.   This is one of the findings in a new report – Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden – where efforts

Lamprell, GustoMSC join forces to develop Jackup Rig design

Jack Up Rig Photo AdobeStock

Lamprell announced its exclusive collaboration with GustoMSC to develop the Lamprell Jackup-43 (LJ43) jackup rig design, creating an advanced drilling rig with the highest level of safe, efficient and reliable drilling capabilities.  The LJ43 drilling rig will combine Lamprell’s system integration capability,

L3 OceanServer Unveils Iver PW AUV

L3 OceanServer’s Iver Precision Workhorse autonomous undersea vehicle with low-drag side scan and bathymetry transducers. Photo courtesy of L3 OceanServer.

L3 OceanServer announced its new Iver Precision Workhorse (Iver PW) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The new Iver PW is the first in a family of highly capable commercial AUVs to address a wide variety of customer missions, including survey research and mapping, sub-surface security, and environmental monitoring.

InSTREAM Project Characterizes and Models Turbulence

The recently completed InSTREAM project assessed fundamental differences in turbulent flow measured in the field, generated in a tank and simulated in a numerical model.    To mitigate the risk and uncertainty associated with turbulent flows in tidal channels, developers often use tank experiments

Seaspan Shipyards Gets Orders for LNG Vessel Engine Conversions

An early morning view of TOTE Maritime’s North Star docked between two large boom cranes at Victoria Shipyards. Photo: Seaspan Shipyards

 Seaspan Shipyards demonstrates its capabilities with liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel engine conversions in the wake of a major project milestone.   Victoria Shipyards (VSL) was selected by TOTE Maritime Alaska to carry out the yard production work and docking necessary for the conversion of their

Woodside to Operate Scarborough

Woodside and BHP have entered into an agreement in relation to the proposed development of the Scarborough gas field.   BHP waived its right of pre-emption and provides its consent to the sale by ExxonMobil to Woodside of its 50 percent interest in WA-1-R and the Scarborough Joint Venture Operating Agreement.

Keppel Bags Awilco's Semi-submersible Rig Order

The Offshore Division, helmed by Keppel FELS, leads the industry in the design and building of high performance mobile offshore rigs. Photo Keppel

Following the Letter of Intent signed by Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel FELS Limited, with Awilco Drilling PLC, Keppel has secured the contract to construct a mid-water semisubmersible (semi) drilling rig for harsh environment use worth about $425 million. As part of the transaction,

Real-time Mapping, Visualization in CARIS Onboard 2.0

CARIS Onboard Control Centre (lower right) showing background connection to Open Street Maps, with a dynamically updated Digital Terrain Model (DTM) being rendered in near-real time  (Photo: Teledyne CARIS)

Teledyne CARIS has announced the release of CARIS Onboard 2.0. CARIS Onboard enables users to apply processes automatically to their data in near real-time, resulting in minimized data conversion and processing times.   By making the processed products available at the office or on a survey vessel during survey operations,

West Phoenix to Drill in UK and Norway

The West Phoenix drilling rig. Photo Statoil

 Statoil and its partners have contracted the West Phoenix rig for exploration drilling on the U.K. and Norwegian continental shelves from the summer of 2018. The contract is awarded to the two Seadrill companies North Atlantic Drilling UK Ltd. and North Atlantic Norway Ltd. The semi-submersible rig

Bibby Offshore: BP North Sea Projects completed

Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore Photo Bibby PR

 Bibby Offshore has completed a contract worth more than £2million for BP in the North Sea.  The project, completed in December 2017, utilised Bibby Offshore’s diving support vessel Bibby Topaz to carry out inspection, repair and maintenance operations in the Rhum gas field, approximately 380 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen.

Digitalisation of Ports is Fourth Industrial Revolution

PEMA AGM delegates. Photo: PEMA

 The digitalisation of ports and terminal operations offers ways to realise a “fourth industrial revolution”, bringing with it safety, operational, and environmental benefits, delegates heard at the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) annual general meeting, which was held in the Spanish port city of Bilbao.

Dutch Plan to Build Giant Offshore Solar Power Farm

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An offshore seaweed farm in the North Sea will be turned into a large solar power farm that aims to pipe energy to the Dutch mainland in roughly three years.   The project comes at a critical time for the Netherlands, which is struggling to curb fossil fuel use and meet greenhouse gas emission targets

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