Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (November 28– December 04).
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), who is leading the search for the missing MH370 flight, has released sonar images of the man-made objects that are being examined by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
“The underwater search continues with an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) searching areas of challenging terrain and an ROV examining a range of sonar contacts which have been previously identified,” ATSB said.
Located 120 km off the Yorkshire Coast, Hornsea Project One will have a capacity of over one gigawatt (GW), and will be capable of supplying electricity to over one million homes.
The contract was signed in Grimsby at a supply chain event held by DONG Energy.
These facilities are being employed to execute a lump sum turn key (LSTK) contract that has been secured from ONGC for a subsea installation by a consortium of J. Ray Mc Dermott, Berlian McDermott and L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering in international competitive bidding.
The vessel, of Skipsteknisk ST-259 Arctic design, is a purpose built offshore construction vessel for operation in Arctic waters, the company noted.
The vessel was built for Volstad Shipping, an IRM services provider based in Norway.
The contract follows the Janice decommissioning project which the company secured in September. To date, Maersk Supply Service, has removed and delivered the Janice floating production unit (FPU), recovered all subsea risers and sunk the mid-water arches on the seabed in preparation for a rig to begin the plug and abandonment phase of the project.