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VSMC to Install Cables for Westermeerwind Offshore Wind Farm

July 29, 2014

Siemens NL has contracted VSMC to design, supply and install infield cables between 48 wind turbine generators and 6 export cables to the onshore substation of the Westermeerwind Wind Farm. The work for VSMC also includes 7 dike crossings (HDD), cable terminations and testing. VSMC will start the HDD in August 2014, followed by cable… Continue Reading »

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Statoil Cut 1,000 Jobs during 2Q

July 28, 2014

Norway’s Statoil confirmed Friday that it reduced its headcount by approximately 1,000 employees during the second quarter as part of a cost-reduction program that could see as many as 1,400 people lose their jobs at the company. “We continue progressing our programs to reduce cost and improve capital efficiency. In the quarter, we have announced… Continue Reading »

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Isles of Scilly to Get Faster Broadband with Diverted Subsea Cable

July 28, 2014

A submarine cable, part of the operation to divert a 939-kilometre-long fibre optic cable between the UK and Spain to the Isles of Scilly, was pulled ashore on Wednesday. As BT news portal reports, the residents of the Isles of Scilly will be able to order high-speed fibre broadband by the end of the year…. Continue Reading »

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Finding Franklin’s lost Erebus and Terror

July 28, 2014

In 1845, two British Royal Navy ships of Sir John Franklin named HMS Erebus and HMS Terror with 129 men on-board set out on an expedition to discover the Northwest Passage but vanished without a trace amidst the Canadian Arctic around April 1848. Having been stuck in the icy field the crews that survived decided… Continue Reading »

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Volunteers Needed To Pull Milfoil In Quechee July 26

July 28, 2014

The Hartford Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a volunteer day to have volunteer assist with the control of the spreading of eurasian watermilfoil at Dewey’s Mills Pond located in Quechee on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Dewey’s Pond landing on Main Street. Volunteers will be taught how… Continue Reading »

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Hawaii-based Firm Scaling Up Nanotech for Oil, Gas Apps

July 28, 2014

A “smart coating” initially developed to help U.S. Navy ships ply through water more efficiently could help pipeline operators transport more crude oil without using costlier larger-diameter pipe or adding horsepower to pumps, according to the head of a Hawaii-based science, engineering and technology firm. “The use of nanomaterials opens up a whole new dimension,”… Continue Reading »

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Atlantis Signs Turbine Supply Agreements for MeyGen Project

July 28, 2014

Atlantis, owner of the world’s largest planned tidal current energy project, MeyGen, and tidal energy equipment supplier, announces that it has signed a turbine supply agreement with Andritz Hydro Hammerfest to supply three 1.5 megawatt tidal power turbines for Phase 1A of the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth in Scotland. Atlantis also announces that… Continue Reading »

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Thai Military Delays Finalizing Energy Reform

July 28, 2014

Thailand’s military government will delay finalising details of closely watched energy reform, a military official said on Friday, which could compound uncertainty about the country’s oil and gas sector. The reform, which was due to be finalised by the end of July, is expected to include plans to improve the position of the State Oil… Continue Reading »

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Turkey approves EIA Report for South Stream’s offshore section

July 27, 2014

The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning of Turkey approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report and issued a positive opinion of the EIA results for South Stream’s offshore section in Turkey. The Report contains the assessment of potential environmental impacts caused by the gas pipeline construction, including the impact on the seabed geology, water quality and marine ecology. The document concludes that the project… Continue Reading »

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ABS Group supporting the need for debate and discussion on Offshore Modular Drilling Assets

July 27, 2014

As the offshore industry expands into deeper water, modular techniques are developing rapidly.  With this development comes the need to ensure the safety and reliability of these assets, and ABS Group is at the forefront of providing valuable insight and services to this market. As a long standing leader in the industry, ABS Group identified… Continue Reading »

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