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SAL in Wikinger OWF Project

November 28, 2014

In October 2014 the first phase of the pile testing campaign for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project was launched after the site’s geotechnical investigation on the Baltic Sea had been completed. German engineering and services group Bilfinger was awarded the test pile contract and chose SAL Heavy Lift as subcontractor to transport and install… Continue Reading »

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Australian Market Ripe for Consolidation

November 27, 2014

Consolidation between Australian companies, such as the deal brewing between Neon Energy Ltd. and MEO Australia Ltd., are overdue to become a more common sight on the Australian oil and gas market, according to the CEO of one of the companies. The merger creates a cashed up junior, with prospective assets, at a time when… Continue Reading »

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Seaflex, Salvesen Salvage WWII Landing Craft

November 27, 2014

Unique Seaflex (Seaflex), in cooperation with Salvesen UK, deployed 230t of buoyancy as well as a specialist engineering team in the re-floating of the only surviving landing craft from D-Day 1944. The operation took place in Birkenhead Docks Liverpool.  Ben Board, Technical Site Support Manager at Unique Seaflex commented, “It was a great honour to work with Salvesen… Continue Reading »

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Russia Says Will Keep Oil Output Steady In 2015

November 27, 2014

Russian oil companies will keep production steady in 2015, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday, after Moscow left a meeting with other major oil producers with no agreement on how to address weak oil prices. Russia, which is not an OPEC member, has watched nervously as oil prices have fallen 30 percent since June… Continue Reading »

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Siemens to Pull Out of Tidal Power Industry

November 27, 2014

Siemens is looking to divest its ocean power generation business, in particular Marine Current Turbines (MCT), based in Bristol, United Kingdom. This restructuring would affect 45 employees in the Hydro & Ocean unit in Siemens Division Wind Power & Renewables. It is expected that the divestment will need several months to be completed. This proposal follows… Continue Reading »

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MeyGen Enters Construction Phase

November 27, 2014

After more than seven years of planning and design, Atlantis is now entering the construction phase of MeyGen’s first 6MW tranche of capacity in what the company believes to be the world’s larges planned tidal stream project. Now that the financing package has been agreed for the first four turbines, Atlantis entered into all the major construction… Continue Reading »

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AUV SeaBED Maps Antarctic Sea Ice

November 27, 2014

The first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access. The results, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, step up the… Continue Reading »

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