ITF-facilitated JIP enters trial phase to provide clearer understanding of subsea faults

April 25, 2016

A joint industry project established through The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has entered a trial phase with the support of oil and gas operators. A new technology system designed to address a common problem in the subsea industry is undergoing a shallow water trial at Portishead Quays marina. The system will help to identify the… Continue Reading »


IRMS Launches Its Solution to Maintaining Pipeline Valves

April 19, 2016

IRM Systems (IRMS), the independent authority in emergency pipeline repair, has introduced its new method of maintaining critical pipeline valves. Reportedly, the Valve Integrity Management Solution (VIMS) was developed to help maintain pipeline valves to performance standards and criteria that can save up to 70% in lost production, excluding the substantial cost of associated labour, equipment… Continue Reading »


ABB Wins Belgian Offshore Wind Farm Cable Gig

April 7, 2016

ABB has won an order worth around $80 million from Rentel NV in Belgium to deliver a cable system that will connect the offshore substation at the Rentel wind farm located off the Belgian coast to the mainland close to Zeebrugge. ABB will design, manufacture and install the approximately 40 kilometer long extruded three-core 220-kilovolt… Continue Reading »


First Dudgeon OWF Monopile Installed

April 7, 2016

Statoil has started marine installations on the Dudgeon offshore wind park with the first monopile foundation installed offshore Norfolk, England.  The first monopile foundation was installed and fixed to the seabed by the crane vessel Oleg Strashnov on the Dudgeon bank, 32 kilometers from the coastal town of Cromer. In total, 67 turbines will be installed… Continue Reading »


Seatronics, RTS Mark 100 Installations with SDM System

March 15, 2016

Seatronics, an Acteon company, and Norwegian associates RTS, are said to have achieved 100 successful global installations with the subsea deflection monitoring system (SDM). The RTS-built SDM is used for the deployment and installation of subsea structures, and, according to Seatronics, aims to reduce the risk associated with both large and small installations. “It is due… Continue Reading »


Engineers Work on New Anchor System for Floating Wind Farms

March 14, 2016

A team of researchers that includes two engineers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is working with Vryhof Anchors on developing a new mooring system for floating offshore wind turbines. Reportedly, the system uses an integrated network of anchors and lines to hold dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place in the ocean in… Continue Reading »


Contract Hat-Trick for BOA Offshore

March 13, 2016

Norwegian offshore services player, BOA Offshore, has, through its subsidiary BOA OCV AS, secured two additional contracts in West Africa , following the completion of a subsea installation campaign, by the construction vessel BOA Sub C. The two contracts are for a combined period of up to 130 days including options. The Boa Sub C, with a length 138.5… Continue Reading »


SBSS Wins Hainan Subsea Cable Survey

March 9, 2016

S. B. Submarine Systems, a joint venture between China Telecom and Global Marine Systems UK, (SBSS) has been awarded the contract for ROV inspection of the Hainan 500kV cable system by China Southern Grid. SBSS said it will mobilize its cable ship Fu An and Sea Lion III ROV from Shanghai to undertake the work in… Continue Reading »


McDermott Secures Middle East Pipeline Project

March 7, 2016

McDermott has been awarded a contract by an undisclosed oil and gas operator for a project offshore in the Middle East. The scope includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation and installation of offshore pipelines. Engineering and offshore mobilization of McDermott’s in-house vessels has started, and the project is expected to be completed by the end of… Continue Reading »


SEA-ME-WE 5 Subsea Cable Lands in France

March 6, 2016

The South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable, to be operational in the second half of 2016, landed at the submarine cable Station of la Seyne-sur-Mer, South of France. This new 20,000 km-long fiber optic cable will connect France to Singapore, serving 17 countries: Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, France,… Continue Reading »

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