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Expert Session Chairs Announced For MATS 2020

Marine science, technology, and industry experts line up to host sessions at the NOC’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2020 (MATS 2020).The National Oceanography Centre this week announced the expert session chairs for this year’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2020), scheduled to take place from 10-12 November.

Greensea Announces Partnership with 3D Spatial Solutions

Greensea Systems, Inc., creator of OPENSEA®, the industry-leading software platform for marine robotics, is proud to announce its sales partnership with 3D Spatial Solutions, LLC. Located in Houston, Texas, 3D Spatial Solutions will provide sales support throughout the US to meet growing customer demand for Greensea’s open architecture navigation, control, autonomy, and human-machine interface technology.

Ocean Installer - Announcement of New Director of Offshore Wind

As part of the ongoing global energy transition process, Ocean Installer is proud to announce the establishment of a new business segment, moving the company effectively towards a sustainable energy business, including the global offshore wind market.

Consortium of Boskalis, Bouygues and Saipem Selected for Fecamp Offshore Wind Farm Foundations

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) in consortium with Bouygues Travaux Publics (Bouygues) and Saipem has been awarded the design work, construction and installation scope for 71 concrete Gravity-Based Structures (GBS) as foundation for the Fécamp offshore wind farm in Normandy, France. The award was made by Eoliennes Offshore des Hautes Falaises (EOHF). The contract carries a total value of EUR 552 million and the contract value split being 40.5% (Bouygues Travaux Publics) 40.5% (Saipem) 19% (Boskalis).

Sonardyne Positioning Systems Chosen for Brazilian Geoscience Research Vessels

Brazilian geoscience services company OceanPact Geociências has chosen deep water positioning technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. to support its geophysical, geotechnical and environmental research operations across the region.

Kerrie Murray Appointed CEO of Pryme Group

A leading private-equity backed manufacturing firm has strengthened its senior management team with the promotion of a key figure to equip the business for future growth. Dundee-headquartered Pryme Group, which provides integrated manufacturing solutions to a wide range of industry sectors, has appointed Kerrie Murray to the role of chief executive officer (CEO).

Mariscope Launches the MS2 ROV

Mariscope launches a new model to the international market, the MS2, which is an evolution from its successful model MS1. Strictly linked to the motto ´form follows function´, what rules in the case of Mariscope´s robotics is the word of the engineers.

Hybrid AUV Completes Depth of Burial Survey at Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm

Modus Seabed Intervention Ltd, a North East UK based subsea service provider, has recently completed a high speed bathymetric and depth of burial survey of the inter array cable routes on the innogy operated Gwynt-y-Môr offshore wind farm, utilising the Modus HAUV-2 (Hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) .

Sub-Antarctic Island Celebrates Shackleton Day with New Wharf for the RRS Sir David Attenborough

The completion marks the latest milestone for the £140m UK Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme commissioned by UKRI-NERC and undertaken by the British Antarctic Survey.

IMCA and Industry Group Target Governments on a Global Basis on Behalf of Offshore Workers

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) continues to play a key role in an Industry Group lobbying governments and maritime authorities on a global basis to gain support of an IMO a recommendation for authorities to facilitate the movement of offshore energy sector personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HPR ROV Grows Commercial Team as Company Looks to Extend Reach

Aberdeen-based micro-ROV specialists, HPR ROV have announced the appointment of Michael O’Donnell as their new Business Development Director.

Dr Carl Trowell to succeed Richard Higham as Chief Executive of Acteon Group

Acteon Group Ltd, a leading global provider of marine and seabed services to the renewable, infrastructure and oil and gas industries, is announcing today that Dr Carl Trowell is to be appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Richard Higham.

Subsea 7 Announces Cost Reduction Measures

Subsea 7 issued further details of the cost reduction programme, following initial guidance provided on 30 April. It is envisaged that the overall reduction in headcount would be approximately 3,000 from the global workforce of 12,000, by the end of the second quarter 2021. It is anticipated that two-thirds of the reduction would affect the non-permanent workforce and one-third of the reduction would affect permanent employees. Discussions with employee representatives will take place on a local basis and consultation will start soon.

Ashtead Technology forms partner agreement with Trinidad-based Reliance Subsea Services

Global subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has entered into a partnership with Trinidad-based Reliance Subsea Services Limited.

Fugro Detours for Ifremer’s Mayotte Underwater Volcano Survey

A Fugro vessel heading from the Netherlands to South Africa has made a 10-day detour to support Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, in monitoring a giant active underwater volcano off the east coast of Africa. Ifremer is performing important research on this unique volcano but the latest mission was thrown into jeopardy by the Covid-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions. When Fugro heard, they diverted the specialist hydrographic survey vessel Fugro Gauss to Mayotte in the Mozambique Channel to support Ifremer’s vital hydrographic survey.

Boskalis Awarded two Dredging Contracts in Finland

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded two contracts in Finland by the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, the Port of Helsinki and the City of Helsinki with a combined contract value of EUR 32 million. In the Port of Helsinki, Boskalis will deepen de Vuosaari fairway and harbor basin from eleven to thirteen meters and utilize a part of the dredged material for the development of Helsinki’s Hernesaari area, which is close to the center of the city. The activities will commence immediately and are due to be completed by the end of 2021.

Forum’s XLX-C ROV Successfully Completes Harbour Trials for Vietnam Navy

Forum Energy Technologies’ remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Perry XLX-C, has successfully completed harbour trials in Vietnam. Working with its customer Submarine Manufacturing & Products (SMP) and the Vietnam Navy, the harbour trials followed an extensive commissioning period and factory acceptance test which took place at Forum’s test tank in Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire, UK.

Teledyne RDI Offering Trade Up Discount for Next Gen Doppler Velocity Logs

After years as proven industry standards, Teledyne RD Instruments Workhorse Navigator and Explorer Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) are being retired effective May 2020.
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