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VIDEO: FMC Technologies ‘Happy’ Parody

VIDEO: FMC Technologies ‘Happy’ Parody

FMC Technologies’ western region subsea employees have celebrate the company’s global quality month with a parody of Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy”. FMC Technologies employees in Ghana also celebrated the commissioning of newly expanded Subsea base in Takoradi last week. Local employees were joined by Executive Vice President and COO Doug Pferdehirt along with customers and […]

Ewing Welcomes MeyGen Deal for Pentland Tidal Power

Ewing Welcomes MeyGen Deal for Pentland Tidal Power

SNP Energy Spokesperson Fergus Ewing has welcomed the news that MeyGen have signed a multi-million pound deal to sell electricity from the planned tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth. Construction on one of the world’s largest tidal power projects will begin in the Pentland Firth later this year, thanks to a £20.5 million investment […]

BAS Scientist’s Perspective on Decreasing Arctic Sea Ice Trend

BAS Scientist’s Perspective on Decreasing Arctic Sea Ice Trend

The Arctic sea ice minimum marks the day – typically in September – when sea ice reaches its smallest extent at the end of the summer melt season. The Arctic is an ocean surrounded by land and Arctic sea ice is the thin layer of frozen ocean water that forms and grows during the winter, […]

Decommissioning Leaders to Meet at TotalDECOM 2015

Decommissioning Leaders to Meet at TotalDECOM 2015

Over 400 decommissioning leaders are set to attend TotalDECOM™ 2015 on the 20th – 22nd April 2015 at the Hilton, Glasgow, to discuss ‘The global decommissioning legacy’, where they will gain insight into the current thinking of some major sector players. The conference is predicted to double in size since its inception in 2014, event […]

JDR CEO Quits

JDR CEO Quits

JDR, a provider of Subsea Production Umbilicals, Subsea Power Cables and other technology for the offshore energy industry, has announced that after three years leading the company through a significant investment programme, Andrew Norman will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer, and as a Director of the Board. Until a permanent replacement is appointed, […]

SMD Wraps Up Auxiliary Cutter Assembly

SMD Wraps Up Auxiliary Cutter Assembly

Secretary-General Nii Odunton accompanied by his Deputy and Legal Counsel, Michael Lodge, had the opportunity to visit the Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) facility in Newcastle upon Tyne to get a look at Nautilus Minerals’ Polymetallic Sulphides Mining Technology. The newly assembled Auxiliary Cutter (AC), is the third and final seafloor production tool (SPT) being built […]

Hyperdynamics’ Director Lord David Owen Resigns

Hyperdynamics’ Director Lord David Owen Resigns

Hyperdynamics Corp. announced the resignation of Lord David Owen as a member of its Board of Directors. Lord Owen also served on the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Governmental Relations committees of the Board. Ray Leonard, Hyperdynamics’ President and CEO, commented, “Hyperdynamics has been fortunate to have had Lord Owen as a director since September […]

RentOcean’s Equipment for Storage of Gemini OWF Cables

RentOcean’s Equipment for Storage of Gemini OWF Cables

RentOcean, a 100 percent owned subsidiary of Oceanteam Shipping ASA, has been awarded a contract to supply Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects BV a 3000t demountable onshore turntable system and accompanying equipment for a long-term storage project. The turntable and additional equipment will be used for storage of cables at Eemshaven, The Netherlands for the […]

Kongsberg’s AUV Pioneer Wins MTS Award

Kongsberg’s AUV Pioneer Wins MTS Award

Bjørn Jalving, Executive Vice President Subsea at maritime, offshore and subsea technology developer Kongsberg Maritime has been given the Compass Distinguished Achievement Award from the Marine Technology Society. The award ceremony took place on September 16 at the OCEANS 2014 MTS/IEEE conference in St. John ‘s, Newfoundland, Canada. This prestigious award is presented to an […]

Great Barrier Reef is Effective Wave Absorber, Study Shows

Great Barrier Reef is Effective Wave Absorber, Study Shows

New research has found that the Great Barrier Reef, as a whole, is a remarkably effective wave absorber, despite large gaps between the reefs. This means that landward of the reefs, waves are mostly related to local winds rather than offshore wave conditions. As waves break and reduce in height over reefs, this drives currents […]







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