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Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV Helps Japan to Harness Offshore Wind

Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV Helps Japan to Harness Offshore Wind

After Japan’s 50 nuclear reactors closed following the Fukushima disaster, wind is now seen as an important alternative energy source. But in a crowded and mountainous country the search for sites must go offshore, with floating turbines the main option in the deep waters off the rugged coastline. It is at the southernmost tip of […]

RenewableUK Hails MeyGen Project Funding Announcement

RenewableUK Hails MeyGen Project Funding Announcement

RenewableUK is hailing the announcement that funding has been secured to build the first phase of the world’s largest tidal energy array in the Pentland Firth region in North Scotland. The MeyGen project has a capacity of up to 398MW and will provide clean electricity for 175,000 homes and 100 jobs in the area upon […]

Proserv Announces Global Subsea Technology Roadshow

Proserv Announces Global Subsea Technology Roadshow

Leading energy services company Proserv announced that it will present a series of global workshops to demonstrate Proserv’s Artemis 2G (A2G), its next generation subsea electronics module for control and monitoring communications as a result of a successful event held in Houston. Workshops are to be held in Stavanger, Aberdeen and London over the next […]

Cal Dive Executes Commitment Letters for Refinancing of Revolving Credit Agreement

Cal Dive Executes Commitment Letters for Refinancing of Revolving Credit Agreement

Cal Dive International, Inc. announced that it has executed commitment letters with three financial institutions providing for a $125 million senior secured credit facility that may consist of both a term facility and revolving facility to refinance the Company’s existing revolving credit facility and provide additional liquidity to the Company. The commitment letters are subject […]

MESL to Undertake Regional Seabed Monitoring (UK)

MESL to Undertake Regional Seabed Monitoring (UK)

Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd (MESL) has been appointed to undertake regional seabed monitoring, consisting of over 2,500 samples, on behalf of eight marine aggregate operators with licensed interests in the southern North Sea through a contract being coordinated by the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA). MESL were identified as the preferred consultancy to collect, […]

VIDEO: ABB’s New Underground and Subsea Power Transmission Cable System

VIDEO: ABB’s New Underground and Subsea Power Transmission Cable System

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully developed and tested a 525 kilovolt (kV) extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system to make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective. The new cable offers a 64 percent increase over 320 kV, currently the highest voltage deployed for this type of technology. The […]

Transocean’s Two Newbuild Drillships Start Operations

Transocean’s Two Newbuild Drillships Start Operations

Transocean’s two newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships have started operations on their three-year contracts, the Company announced in their monthly Fleet Update Summary. The Deepwater Invictus drillship, capable of operating in water depths up to 12,000 feet, began operations for BHP Billiton in the US Gulf of Mexico at a dayrate of $595,000. The work is expected […]

Siem to Sell Two OSCVs to Daya Materials

Siem to Sell Two OSCVs to Daya Materials

Siem Offshore has entered into an agreement with Daya Materials Bhd. (“Daya”) for the sale of the two 2013-built Offshore Subsea Construction Vessels (“OSCVs”) ”Siem Daya 1” and ”Siem Daya 2” at a total price of USD 282 million. Daya has been given 150 days to arrange for financing of the two vessels and delivery […]

GC Rieber Second Quarter in Line with Expectations

GC Rieber Second Quarter in Line with Expectations

GC Rieber Shipping delivered a solid results for the second quarter with a stable and good operations. Total fleet utilisation was 94 percent in the quarter, compared to 96 percent in the same period in 2013. The decrease is related to a planned yard stay for upgrading “Polar Marquis”, which was completed and delivered for […]

New Tool Developed to Assess Noise Impact on Marine Mammals

New Tool Developed to Assess Noise Impact on Marine Mammals

A new desktop tool which will allow offshore renewable energy developers to assess the likely impacts of their projects on marine mammal populations has been developed by scientists at the University of St Andrews and SMRU Marine, a university spin-out company. The tool – known as the Interim PCOD (Population Consequences of Disturbance) Model – […]







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