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Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project Raises Concerns

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project Raises Concerns

Industry experts have raised concerns over the £850m Swansea Tidal Lagoon environmental effects. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said that the project could have an impact on the conservation areas in the Bay, according to Building.co.uk. NRW and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) added that they are worried over the lack of […]

USA: Florida II Survey Vessel Suitable for Archaeological Research

USA: Florida II Survey Vessel Suitable for Archaeological Research

The Florida II is a survey vessel, but it has the capability to provide much more information than just water depth. The design specifications and specialized equipment it carries make it possible to do many different types of surveys, and suitable for underwater archaeological research. “As part of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, we […]

Update: Costa Concordia Begins Navigation Towards Genoa

Update: Costa Concordia Begins Navigation Towards Genoa

This morning at around 11 am, the Concordia has begun its navigation towards Genoa with an average speed of 2 knots. The arrival in Genoa is planned at the moment between Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27th. Preliminary activities for Concordia departure maneuvers have begun at 6 am this morning. After Concordia departure, environmental […]

Elia’s Belgian Offshore Grid Project Gets Authority’s Approval

Elia’s Belgian Offshore Grid Project Gets Authority’s Approval

Elia, Belgium’s high-voltage transmission system operator, has been given a green light for the construction of the Belgian Offshore Grid project. According to the Company’s website, the project for a high-voltage grid in the North Sea involves cooperation with the promoters of future wind farms and the authorities. The offshore meshed grid off the Belgian […]

First Oil Flows from Bentara Field, Malaysia

First Oil Flows from Bentara Field, Malaysia

PETRONAS announces that Bentara field in the Balai Cluster Risk Service Contract (RSC) area located offshore Sarawak, has achieved its first oil production on 25 May 2014. The field which is expected to produce more than 1,000 barrels of oil per day is being developed and operated by BC Petroleum Sdn Bhd. The Bentara field […]

ITF Names John Wishart as New Chairman

ITF Names John Wishart as New Chairman

Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF),the organisation driving oil and gas technology development and collaboration, has appointed John Wishart as its new chairman with effect from 1st August, 2014. Mr Wishart is group director for Lloyd’s Register Energy and will take on the additional responsibility of chairmanship of ITF in a non-executive capacity. He will lead the […]

SylWin Alpha Jacket and Platform Installed

SylWin Alpha Jacket and Platform Installed

Dutch offshore companies realised a unique operation in the North Sea. Under the direction of Seaway Heavy Lifting, one of the world’s largest convertor platforms – a ‘power socket at sea’ – is installed to the west of Sylt, the East Frisian Island. Siemens built the SylWin alpha platform. It is so large and heavy […]

Pancontinental: Early Mapping Identifies Major Prospects in EL 0037, Off Namibia

Pancontinental: Early Mapping Identifies Major Prospects in EL 0037, Off Namibia

Pancontinental Oil and Gas NL advises that the 3D and 2D seismic surveys carried out earlier in 2014 in EL 0037 offshore Namibia are starting to yield very encouraging results. Initial mapping has confirmed at least four main prospects in the 3D area – the Albatross, Gannett, Petrel and Seagull Prospects. The Prospects appear to […]

ABB Reports Order Growth and Stable Revenues in Q2

ABB Reports Order Growth and Stable Revenues in Q2

ABB reported strong order growth, stable revenues and a significant increase in cash from operations for the second quarter of 2014. The lower operational EBITDA margin mainly reflects ongoing project-related challenges in the Power Systems (PS) division. Orders of $10.6 billion were 14 percent higher (13 percent on a like-for-like basis2) compared with the same […]

Port of Hastings Authority Studies Western Port’s Weather and Wave Patterns

Port of Hastings Authority Studies Western Port’s Weather and Wave Patterns

The Port of Hastings Development Authority has begun detailed environmental studies of Western Port’s weather and wave patterns. “We are focusing on finding out as much as we can about Western Port and its environs to better inform planning and design decisions about the proposed container port at Hastings,” said Port of Hastings Development Authority’s […]







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