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Tribute Focuses on Tidal Power Development

November 24, 2014

Tribute Resources Inc. has established a new corporation called International Marine Energy Inc. (IME).   IME has acquired the interests of Tribute in Western Tidal Holdings, (WTH). It is the intent of Tribute to develop all further tidal power projects in Canada and internationally within IME. IME has been initially funded by a cash share… Continue Reading »

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IADP – A New Voice For Diving Professionals Worldwide

November 24, 2014

A new organisation has taken up the challenge of representing dive professionals worldwide and across all agencies. The International Association of Dive Professionals (IADP), founded by dynamic dive entrepreneur Henri Hemmerechts, is a non-profit organisation that represents the interests of all diving professionals, regardless of country or affiliation. IADP will act as the united voice… Continue Reading »

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Fugro Lands Hornsea Geotechnical Survey

November 24, 2014

DONG Energy has awarded a contract for one of the largest seabed investigation campaigns in the history of the offshore wind industry to a UK company. Worth £13 million, the contract has been won by Wallingford-based Fugro GeoConsulting, part of the Fugro Group, the integrator of geotechnical, survey, subsea and geoscience services with a global… Continue Reading »

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Report: Bird Needs 3-Mile Buffer From Drilling

November 24, 2014

A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects. That’s a much larger protective zone for the greater sage grouse than some states and federal agencies have adopted… Continue Reading »

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Dolphin’s Polar Empress Gets Its Helideck

November 24, 2014

The newest edition to Dolphin’s fleet, high-capacity purpose-built vessel M/V Polar Empress, owned by GC Rieber Shipping, had its helideck installed this week. The seismic company Dolphin Geophysical has contracted the vessel for a fixed period of five years, and the high end vessel will enter this contract directly upon delivery from the yard in… Continue Reading »

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Draft Law: Germany to Leave Door Ajar for Fracking

November 23, 2014

Germany’s government plans to stop short of an outright ban on the controversial technique of fracking for gas, bowing to pressure from industry, according to the latest draft of a law from the environment ministry seen by Reuters. Fracking or hydraulic fracturing to extract gas and oil has transformed the U.S. energy market, boosting domestic… Continue Reading »

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Tocardo, Manx Chosen for Isle of Man Tidal Developments

November 23, 2014

Tocardo has been appointed by the Isle of Man Government as one of two preferred partners to supply tidal turbines for a major new renewable energy initiative. The announcement is part of the Isle of Man Government’s renewable energy initiative, including the development of a wind farm and installation of tidal power generation within the… Continue Reading »

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Ineos Plans $1 Billion Investment In UK Shale Gas

November 23, 2014

Swiss chemicals group Ineos announced on Thursday plans to invest $1 billion in shale gas exploration in Britain as efforts to emulate the U.S. shale boom ramp up. The potential investment, which is subject to the company winning all the government exploration and development licences it has bid for, could make Ineos one of Britain’s… Continue Reading »

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VIDEO: Search for MH370 Carries On

November 23, 2014

Over 6,900 square kilometres of the seafloor have been covered so far in the search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane along with 239 people on board. In addition to locating the aircraft, the underwater search aims to map the MH370 debris field in order to identify and prioritise the recovery of specific aircraft components, including… Continue Reading »

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Technip introduces Deep Explorer diving support vessel

November 23, 2014

Technip has unveiled the name for its latest newbuild Diving Support Vessel (DSV), currently being built by Vard. The state-of-the-art vessel will be known as the ‘Deep Explorer’. The high-specification vessel will be equipped with the latest technology in terms of navigation (Dynamic Positioning class 3) and will feature a 24-man saturated dive system. With her… Continue Reading »

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