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IMCA to Take Part in Two Upcoming Events In China

IMCA to Take Part in Two Upcoming Events In China

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will take part in two important events in China this autumn, Oceanology International China 2014 (OI China 2014) and China International Diving, Salvage & Offshore Summit-2014 (DSOS-2014). The association is an official supporter of both events, and is also fielding speakers. Nick Hough, Technical Adviser, Offshore Survey and Safety […]

Ocean Specialists Names New Director

Ocean Specialists Names New Director

Ocean Specialists, Inc (OSI) has appointed Anne Dellos LeBoutillier as Director of Global Marketing and Business Development for the firm. Anne Dellos LeBoutillier is a business expansion professional with extensive strategic marketing and lead generation expertise and broad experience in subsea cable solutions across both telecommunications and oil & gas industries. Dellos LeBoutillier joins OSI following her most […]

Telkom Invests in SAT-3/WASC/SAFE Submarine Cable Upgrade

Telkom Invests in SAT-3/WASC/SAFE Submarine Cable Upgrade

Telkom’s Chief Technology Officer, Alphonzo Samuels, announced that the company has contributed to the fourth upgrade of SAT-3/WASC/SAFE submarine cable system. “This cable upgrade further addresses the global capacity demands such as fast internet connectivity, data-hungry applications, high-quality video-on-demand and increasing social media usage, thus enhancing customer experience,” said Samuels. SAT-3/WASC cable system has been […]

UK: NOC Announces New SBRI Competition

UK: NOC Announces New SBRI Competition

The latest Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition was launched today at the NOC in Southampton, making £1.5 million available to UK businesses to develop novel adaptive autonomous ocean sampling network (AOSN) management systems. The competition, run by the Natural Environment Research Council, in partnership with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and Innovate […]

Deep Trekker Mini-ROV Comes to UK

Deep Trekker Mini-ROV Comes to UK

Planet Ocean have been appointed as UK and Ireland distributors for the Canadian Deep Trekker range of remotely operated vehicles. The innovative DTG2 ROV is powered by on-board rechargeable batteries negating the need for a bulky surface power supply, Deep Trekker offers many advantages over the typical top side powered ROVs. The on-board batteries mean a […]

Marine Data Exchange Releases New Open Data from Bristol Channel

Marine Data Exchange Releases New Open Data from Bristol Channel

The Crown Estate has published a wealth of data and information gathered from the former Atlantic Array offshore wind project in the Bristol Channel through its online resource, the Marine Data Exchange. The extensive data garnered from this part of the seabed has now been brought together in one place and is the first time […]

IMCA to Host Subsea Fibre & Hybrid Rope Workshop

IMCA to Host Subsea Fibre & Hybrid Rope Workshop

The International Marine Contractors Association will be holding a subsea fibre & hybrid rope seminar in Amsterdam on Wednesday 29 October, which will enable attendees to fully understand, and become involved with the discussion on, what is required by the subsea construction industry. This includes the approaches taken in fibre and hybrid rope system adoption into […]

Scientists Find Evidence of Active Methane Emission at Antarctic Seafloor

Scientists Find Evidence of Active Methane Emission at Antarctic Seafloor

During an expedition with the German research vessel Polarstern off the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, an international team of scientists discovered more than 130 active methane seeps at the seafloor. According to chief scientist and MARUM researcher Gerhard Bohrmann, this is the first report of greenhouse gases seeping out of the seabed in the Southern […]

RDS Secures ‘Sea Lion’ FEED Contract

RDS Secures ‘Sea Lion’ FEED Contract

RDS has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by AMEC for Premier Oil’s Sea Lion development in the North Falklands Basin. RDS is the rig design and engineering subsidiary of international drilling and engineering contractor, KCA Deutag. The FEED work is part of AMEC’s overall FEED contract for the Sea Lion development and […]

Normandie 3 Project Nears Completion

Normandie 3 Project Nears Completion

Jersey Electricity has informed that its 10-year project to install a third interconnector to France and adjoining land cables is now almost complete. After a long and complex planning process, this year has seen the safe and successful installation of the 32km, 100MW subsea cable from Armanville to Gorey, the 19km French land cable from the coast […]







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