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Highlights of the Week
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 23:02:45

Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (February 18 – February 24). Malaysia Contracts for McDermott Subsea Setback for TechnipFMC...

Subsea Tunnel Linking UAE with India Proposed
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:37:47

National Advisor Bureau Limited in UAE has proposed the Fujairah-Mumbai subsea tunnel project to connect India, China and Pakistan with the United Arab Emirates. According to the Bureau, the project...

MacArtney Nets Equipment Order from APL Norway
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:10:55

MacArtney has received a contract from APL Norway to supply Moog Focal Low Voltage Electrical Optical Swivel (LVEOS) and a Medium Voltage Electrical Swivel (MVES) for the Equinor Njord Bravo FSO in...

DOF Secures Work for Three Vessels with Petrobras in Brazil
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:37:16

DOF has secured contracts for three ROV Support Vessels (RSV) with Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras). All contracts have a firm duration of three years and can be extended for another two years, the...

Deutsche Bucht Jacket Load-Out in Vlissingen
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:51:10

The load-out of the jacket for the Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm offshore substation took place in Vlissingen, the Netherlands on Tuesday. The jacket, weighing more than...

Norwest Gears Up for Xanadu Survey Off Western Australia
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:57:05

Norwest Energy has received the State Government regulatory approvals to proceed with its planned Xanadu 3D seismic survey, offshore Western Australia. Now that the approvals have been granted it is...

Aker Solutions to Develop Nova Field Digital Duplicate
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:38:15

Aker Solutions has been appointed by Wintershall to build a complete digital replica of the Nova production system to enable data driven engineering, production and maintenance decisions. Through two...

Fugro Wraps Up Final Stage of Saint-Nazaire Survey
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:05:43

Fugro has completed the final stage of geotechnical investigations to provide information for the detailed design of turbine foundations at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm off the Atlantic coast...

Seaway Heavy Lifting Renames Two Crane Vessels
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:54:17

Seaway Heavy Lifting, a specialist offshore contractor and operator of two heavy lift vessels ‘Stanislav Yudin’ and ‘Oleg Strashnov’, has renamed the vessels to ‘Seaway...

Prysmian Lands Chilean Subsea Cable Deal
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:41:41

Prysmian Group has received new contracts worth around €50 million by Gtd Teleductos, a Chilean telecom operator, to develop a turnkey repeater-less submarine cable system connecting Arica to Puerto...

Neptune Submits Duva and Gjøa P1 Development Plans
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:38:02

Neptune Energy has submitted Plans for Development and Operation (PDOs) to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for the Duva and Gjøa P1 projects in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The fields...

N-Sea Bags Two Contracts in North Sea
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:59:11

Subsea services provider N-Sea has been awarded two contracts with undisclosed clients. Managed and supported by N-Sea’s Aberdeen base, the first is a three-year contract, awarded by an...

AML Oceanographic Delivers MVP for New Swedish Research Vessel
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:07:38

AML Oceanographic has supplied a Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) for the new Swedish research vessel ‘RV Svea’.  The newbuild vessel, owned by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences...

DEME Integrates Its Subsidiaries into DEME Offshore
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:25:21

DEME Group has integrated activities of its subsidiaries GeoSea, Tideway, A2Sea and EverSea into the DEME Offshore activity line. By integrating all of the offshore activities, expertise and...

Subsea Setback for TechnipFMC
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:41:53

TechnipFMC has reported fourth-quarter 2018 loss of $2.26 billion or $5 per diluted share. The UK-based energy services giant booked total quarterly after-tax charges and credits of $2,22 billion, or...

Shearwater and TGS Partner on Brazilian Survey
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:13:53

Shearwater GeoServices and TGS have partnered to conduct a major exploration survey in Brazil. The project will be executed by Shearwater’s Amazon Warrior vessel using proprietary Q technology...

Boskalis Acquires UAE Marine Services Provider Horizon
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:27:01

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has acquired a 62.5% stake in the Horizon Group (Horizon), a provider of marine geophysical surveys and geotechnical services from United Arab Emirates.  The...

Oceaneering Lands Tyra Redevelopment Deal from Total
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:22:33

Oceaneering International has received a two-year integrity management contract from Total E&P Denmark (Total) to support its Tyra Redevelopment project in the Danish North Sea....

Greenlink Wins €3.6M EU Funding
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:42:13

Greenlink Interconnector has been awarded a €3.6-million funding by the European Commission to finance the development of the project. Greenlink was selected for a grant in the field of...

NEC Submarine Cable to Connect Okinawa and Kagoshima Prefectures
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:50:55

NEC Corporation has secured a contract by Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company to design, engineer, supply, install, test and implement an optical submarine cable system connecting Okinawa Prefecture...

Forum Makes Management Changes
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:20:05

Forum Energy Technologies has promoted John C. Ivascu to serve as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective February 15, 2019.  In addition, James L. McCulloch, Forum’s...

Benthic Delivers Geotech Campaign Off Malaysia
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:03:27

Benthic and Asian Geos has completed its geotechnical investigation in the Limbayong Field, offshore East Malaysia for Petronas. Asian Geos was awarded a contract by Petronas for the provision of...

Spectrum Begins Seismic Shoot Offshore Argentina
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:36:59

Spectrum has started a new 20,000 km 2D survey in Colorado and Salado basin offshore Argentina.   This new program ties with Spectrum’s existing 35,000 km survey that was acquired in 2017 for...

James Fisher Adds Murjan to Boost Middle East Footprint
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:36:27

James Fisher and Sons (JFS) has expanded its capabilities in the Middle East with the acquisition of Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Contracting (MSMC). MSMC is a service provider based in Saudi Arabia, with...

EMGS Gears Up for South-East Asia Survey
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:19:52

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has received a letter of award (LoA) from an undisclosed customer for a proprietary data acquisition survey in south-east Asia. The total contract value of the...

First Steel Cut on Nexans CS Aurora
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:14:19

The construction of Nexans’ new DP3 cable laying vessel CS Aurora is progressing with the cutting of the first steel. The hull is being built at Crist, Poland, while the engineering, outfitting and...

Kraken Robotics Bags Ocean Infinity Order
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:40:13

Kraken Robotics has received $1.7 million purchase orders from Ocean Infinity for the AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) sensors and support. Product delivery is expected during Q1 and Q2, 2019....

Marlinks to Monitor Northwester 2 Burial Depth of Cables
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:27:13

Marlinks has secured a contract from Northwester 2 and Nexans to monitor the burial depth of six infield cables and one export cable of the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium. Both the...

New Operations Manager Joins Namaka Subsea
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:00:16

Namaka Subsea has appointed Alan Melia as operations manager of the company. Alan has nearly 40 years’ experience in the diving industry. He joins Namaka Subsea from IMCA, where he held the...

2H Offshore Launches Top-Tension Risers Joint Industry Project
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:53:06

2H Offshore, part of Acteon, has launched the tensioned riser assessment for continued service (TRACS) joint industry project (JIP). In the project, 2H Offshore will work with operators to develop...