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 »


Basslink Repair Relies on Calm Sea and Good Weather

April 18, 2016

Basslink operator has informed that repair work on the cable continues to progress well, and that the interconnector remains on track to return to service in June as previously advised. Basslink’s cable repair vessel recently underwent planned modification works in Geelong which is necessary for it to carry out the next phase of the repair… Continue Reading »


Hydrex Dives Twice in Mexico

April 5, 2016

Last month Hydrex performed underwater thruster operations on two vessels simultaneously in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Repairs were carried out on both azimuth thrusters of an FPSO, while the blade and shaft seals of the stern thruster of a 180-meter heavy load carrier were replaced. The stern thruster tunnel of the heavy load carrier was sealed off with… Continue Reading »


PPC-1 Cable Repair Almost Complete

March 11, 2016

TPG, an operator of PIPE Pacific Cable 1 (PPC-1) system stretching from Sydney to Guam, informed that the cable vessel started the repair work on the faulty cable. Since the vessel, which usually conducts the repairs in the region, Ile De Re, is working on therepair of the Basslink cable, the company contracted another vessel to do the… Continue Reading »


Hydrex Patches up Tanker in Spain

March 2, 2016

Hydrex has performed a permanent insert repair on a 175-meter tanker after it suffered cavitation damage to the inside shell plating of one of its ballast water tanks. The Hydrex team sailed with a workboat and all necessary equipment to the ship which lay at anchorage in Algeciras. The divers started the operation by installing… Continue Reading »


Subsea Global Solutions Adds Sea Sub Systems

February 26, 2016

Subsea Global Solutions (SGS), the underwater repair, maintenance and marine solutions provider, has acquired the assets and personnel of Sea Sub Systems, an underwater vessel repair services company based in Tampa, Fla. The Tampa office, including all staff and equipment, will be rebranded Subsea Global Solutions and will provide the company with an expanded presence… Continue Reading »


Alcatel’s Lodbrog Vessel to Repair PPC-1 Subsea Cable?

February 24, 2016

Alcatel Submarine Networks’ cable ship Lodbrog has reportedly been contracted to repair PPC-1 submarine cable which experienced an outage earlier this month. According to media reports, the Lodbrog will replace another ship which usually conducts repairs on the cables in the region, but it is currently working on the repair of Basslink cable system. The operator… Continue Reading »


PPC-1 Subsea Cable Out of Service

February 10, 2016

TPG, an Australian telecommunications provider, has informed its customers about the Sydney-Guam submarine cable outage. According to the company’s update, submarine line card of the PIPE Pacific Cable 1 (PPC-1) cable system has lost its payload. The company discovered the fiber fault approximately 4,590 kilometers from Guam. The nature for the fiber fault has resulted in… Continue Reading »


Underwater Welding

February 8, 2016

Underwater welding can be divided into main types that have been in use for many years: “wet” welding, which is done in the open water; and “hyperbaric” welding which is either performed “dry” inside a specially constructed positive pressure enclosure, or in the open water.   Underwater welding is a risky but necessary form of… Continue Reading »


Subsea Global Solutions Sets Up Texas Office

January 27, 2016

Subsea Global Solutions (SGS), an underwater repair, maintenance and marine solutions provider, has opened a new office in Texas. The office, in Webster, Texas, near Houston, should put SGS in a good position to support demand for its services on the Gulf Coast, and in the Houston and Galveston areas. SGS said that the newly set up base would provide trained… Continue Reading »

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