Category archives for: Research & Development

Saipem Bags $750 Mln Pemex Deal in Gulf of Mexico

Saipem Bags $750 Mln Pemex Deal in Gulf of Mexico

Saipem has been awarded new offshore Engineering & Construction contracts in the Gulf of Mexico, for a total amount of approximately $750 million. Pemex has awarded Saipem an EPCI contract for the development of the Lakach field, located 98 km southeast of Veracruz and 131 km northwest of Coatzacoalcos, at a water depth varying between […]

Cefas Sends Its Wave Glider on First Mission

Cefas Sends Its Wave Glider on First Mission

Cefas has successfully launched its Wave Glider “Lyra” from St Ives on Monday, the first ever independent launch of a Wave Glider SV3 in the UK. Lyra is a US-manufactured Wave Glider SV3 and is one of just two currently in the UK. She is taking two days to sail unmanned to the Isles of […]

Alstom Delivers More Efficient Tidal Turbine

Alstom Delivers More Efficient Tidal Turbine

Alstom has improved the performance of its tidal energy solutions with Oceade™ 18 – 1.4MW tidal stream turbine. With a rotor diameter of 18 metres, the Oceade™ tidal stream turbine has a nominal power of 1.4MW and three variable pitching blades. It is equipped with “plug-and-play” modules on rails, easily accessible through an inspection hatch […]

JV Established for Methane Gas Production in Japan

JV Established for Methane Gas Production in Japan

The Japan Methane Hydrate Operating Co., Ltd. (JMH) was established today (October 1, 2014) with the aim to participate in the Medium to Long-term Offshore Production Test from pore-filling type methane hydrate which will be conducted by the Japanese government. A substantial quantity of methane hydrate is estimated in the offshore areas around Japan. Serving […]

DCNS, OpenHydro to Showcase at Ocean Energy Europe 2014

DCNS, OpenHydro to Showcase at Ocean Energy Europe 2014

DCNS, a partner of the Ocean Energy Europe conference, the European forum for the sector, which is taking place on 1st and 2nd October 2014 in Paris, will present its expertise in marine energy. Marine energy is a sector in which the Group has been investing since 2008 resulting in several successes, in particular in the tidal energy, through […]

DSM Expands International Footprint with New Office in Australia

DSM Expands International Footprint with New Office in Australia

Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) is expanding its international footprint with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia. The facility, which will officially open on 8 October, will provide sales and technical support to customers across Australasia. To support its mooring operations, the company has also secured a 13,000m² yard in Karratha, 1500km north […]

Frost & Sullivan Estimates Subsea Equipment Revenues at $35.84 Bln in 2018

Frost & Sullivan Estimates Subsea Equipment Revenues at $35.84 Bln in 2018

Escalating energy requirements and declining reserves in existing wells are lending momentum to subsea exploration, fuelling the adoption of subsea equipment globally. As attractive returns and higher recovery rates position subsea exploration to challenge the near-shore and onshore industry, demand for subsea equipment will continue to grow. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of […]

Jee’s Subsea Cable Solutions for Scottish Enterprise Tidal Energy Installations

Jee’s Subsea Cable Solutions for Scottish Enterprise Tidal Energy Installations

Jee Ltd has been awarded a contract from Scottish Enterprise to develop subsea electrical array cable solutions for tidal energy installations. The contract is part of a pioneering study for the marine energy industry in Scotland, and will see Jee develop solutions for locating, securing, protecting and recovering electrical array cables for tidal energy installations. […]

MIT Researchers Unveil New Underwater Robot for Port Security

MIT Researchers Unveil New Underwater Robot for Port Security

Recently at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans. Originally designed to look for cracks in nuclear reactors’ water tanks, the robot […]

WesternGeco Extends Time Charter for Geco Bluefin

WesternGeco Extends Time Charter for Geco Bluefin

WesternGeco, a land and marine seismic acquisition technologies provider, declared its option to extend the Time Charter for Geco Bluefin seismic vessel. The extension agreed with Norwegian Volstad Maritime is for one year from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. Geco Bluefin is an 80 meter long DP II class seismic research vessel, doing […]







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