Archive for the ‘Underwater Shipping’ Category

DNV GL COMPIT Award 2017 for smart underwater robotics

DNV GL COMPIT Award 2017 for smart underwater robotics
l to r: Christian Cabos, Head of Department Information Management Technologies at DNV GL – Maritime, Marco Bibuli, Researcher at the Italian research centre CNR-ISSIA, and Volker Bertram, COMPIT Coordinator and Project Manager Engineering Services Newbuilding at the DNV GL Maritime Academy, at the...
May 23rd, 2017 | Awards, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

UASUV 2017 Med – Opening ceremony

UASUV 2017 Med – Opening ceremony
… Under the Auspices HELLENIC MINISTRY OF DEFENCE General Directorate for Defence Investments & Armaments (GDDIA) Supporters Inaugural address...
May 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO’S Hydrographic surveys to improve maritime safety in Papua New Guinea

FUGRO’S Hydrographic surveys to improve maritime safety in Papua New  Guinea
Fugro has been awarded a total of six contracts by the National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) of Papua New Guinea. The hydrographic survey packages are expected to contribute to capacity development in the country, which has over 5,000 kilometres of coastline. The surveys will be conducted utilising...
May 4th, 2017 | Energy, Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Dates announced for eISR 2018, human-powered submarine races!

Dates announced for eISR 2018, human-powered submarine races!
… The IMarEST has announced that the fourth European International Submarine Races will take place over a fortnight from 2-13 July 2018, with QinetiQ, a defence technology company, as the principal sponsor for the event. The races are a unique sporting and engineering challenge which involve teams...
April 10th, 2017 | Associations, IMarEST, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Sports, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO hunts for more hydrocarbon seeps in US Gulf of Mexico

FUGRO hunts for more hydrocarbon seeps in US Gulf of Mexico
… In collaboration with multi-client geoscience data company, TGS, Fugro continues to map the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico to pull together a complete picture of geological features, including hydrocarbon seeps. This latest survey, “Otos”, follows the successful completion of another TGS...
March 17th, 2017 | Energy, Gas, Markets, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Underwater Shipping | Read More

New Subsea 7 heavy construction vessel built to LR class

New Subsea 7 heavy construction vessel built to LR class
The “Seven Arctic” 28 February 2017 – Subsea 7’s newest heavy construction flexlay vessel, Seven Arctic, has been designed and built to Lloyd’s Register (LR) class. Designed to meet the demands of deepwater and harsh environments, she can work at depths of 3,000m and features three...
February 28th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Energy, Oceanology, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

UK subsea tech experts reach semi-finals in global XPRIZE competition…

UK subsea tech experts reach semi-finals in global XPRIZE competition…
Team Tao, the UK semi-finalists in The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Challenge at their team headquarters within the National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering in Newcastle. From left to right: Nick Ridley, Project Manager & Technical Advisor, Jeff Neasham, Sonar Expert & Developer, Chris...
February 21st, 2017 | Environment, Oceanology, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

“Fugro Discovery” to commence frontier seeps survey offshore Kenya

“Fugro Discovery” to commence frontier seeps survey offshore Kenya
The “Fugro Discovery” Fugro has been awarded a contract by Shell/BG Kenya for the execution of a seabed survey to detect natural leakages of hydrocarbons. The seeps survey complements a seismic exploration programme that was completed recently offshore Kenya. Undertaking a four-week campaign...
February 21st, 2017 | Energy, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO announces partnership with Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

FUGRO announces partnership with Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE
Fugro will use its deepwater survey expertise to support the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE with high resolution bathymetry data of the competition area. Fugro today announced a partnership with the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE to support first round testing of the global, three-year competition, which...
February 17th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Wärtsilä to maximise availability and secure safe operations of PGS’s seismic vessel fleet

Wärtsilä to maximise availability and secure safe operations of PGS’s seismic vessel fleet
Ramform Titan is one of the 8 seismic vessels under the service agreement between Wärtsilä and PGS. Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 15 February 2017 at 10 am EET – Wärtsilä and PGS Geophysical AS have signed a service agreement that makes Wärtsilä the preferred service supplier for...
February 15th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Fugro acquires REM Etive IRM support vessel…

Fugro acquires REM Etive IRM support vessel…
The REM Etive FUGRO ACQUIRES REM ETIVE IRM SUPPORT VESSEL TO SERVICE MULTIPLE CONTRACTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Fugro has secured its continued utilisation of high performance offshore IRM vessel, REM Etive, and has finalised a purchase agreement at conditions significantly more beneficial than a renewed charter...
February 14th, 2017 | Underwater Shipping | Read More

Bureau Veritas releases new rules for Diving Systems

Bureau Veritas releases new rules for Diving Systems
LEXMAR saturation diving bell – rated to 350m The new rules provide a clear procedure for the certification of the diving system components and are consistent with the diving industry practice, creating clarity and reducing duplication Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, February 08, 2017 – Leading international...
February 8th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Fugro’s cable lay spread completes phase 1 at Rampion offshore wind farm

Fugro’s cable lay spread completes phase 1 at Rampion offshore wind farm
Fugro track base unit compr Fugro has completed phase one of cable laying operations on schedule at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, as the programme takes a break over winter. The installation of 60 cables was completed at the end of October – three more than the 57 cables originally planned. Subsea...
November 22nd, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Panther is diving support vessel resource

Panther is diving support vessel resource
Flash Tekk’s diving support vessel, Van Gogh. Flash Tekk Engineering has chosen the Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROV as a key diving support vessel resource. Flash Tekk is a major diving equipment supplier for the international offshore industry worldwide and supplies diving systems and ROVs for Ultra...
November 21st, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

DNV GL releases English version of offshore diving guideline

DNV GL releases English version of offshore diving guideline
DNV GL has released an English version of the offshore diving guideline (Credit: DNV GL) Hamburg, 12 October 2016: Working offshore underwater can be a challenging and sometimes risky task. Many factors – including the tides, different diving platforms, varying operational scenarios and the interactions...
October 12th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Hydrex seals chemical tanker repair

Hydrex seals chemical tanker repair
The Hydrex work boat and equipment next to the 134m chemical tanker HYDREX response repairs stern seal in record time  Hydrex Underwater Technology has completed the emergency stern tube seal repair to a 134m chemical tanker, after the Antwerp Port Authority demanded an underwater inspection and in-situ...
October 5th, 2016 | Shiprepair, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Fugro’s cable lay spread reduces vessel downtime…

Fugro’s cable lay spread reduces vessel downtime…
Fugro ensures the continuation of subsea operations in strong currents with a new track base unit that enables its ROV to run along the seabed instead of flying through the water. FUGRO’S CABLE LAY SPREAD REDUCES VESSEL DOWNTIME AT OFFSHORE WIND FARM DEVELOPMENTS An innovative development by Fugro...
September 20th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The immeasurable value of underwater inspections

The immeasurable value of underwater inspections
Building upon conventional technical skills and know-how while also taking advantage of the latest technology, Hydrex offers a unique hull monitoring service to its customers. This gives shipowners total control of their ship’s hull condition and consequently its performance, with only a minimum...
September 4th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO begins seabed investigation at proposed Wylfa Newydd…

FUGRO begins seabed investigation at proposed Wylfa Newydd…
Fugro’s Skate 3E and Skate 2D jack-up barges conduct high quality geotechnical drilling and sampling at 36 borehole location FUGRO BEGINS SEABED INVESTIGATION AT PROPOSED WYLFA NEWYDD NUCLEAR POWER STATION SITE Fugro has commenced marine site characterisation works for Horizon Nuclear Power at the...
July 26th, 2016 | Drill ships, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Member of Parliament visits world leader Saab Seaeye

Member of Parliament visits world leader Saab Seaeye
Jon Robertson, managing director and Suella Fernandes, MP for Fareham, alongside the Seaeye Leopard – the most powerfully advanced deep sea robotic system in the world. The Member of Parliament for Fareham, Suella Fernandes, visited Saab Seaeye,  the world’s largest electric underwater robotic...
July 25th, 2016 | Associations, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Winners announced of human-powered submarine races

Winners announced of human-powered submarine races
Anna van Wel and belle van Bree The IMarEST’s European International Submarine Races 2016, held 6th-15th July at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin in Gosport UK, has concluded with the University of Auckland team’s Taniwha II submarine taking the winning trophy. The team proved that the combination of innovation...
July 19th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, IMarEST, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

University of Haifa orders Saab Seaeye’s most powerful ROV

University of Haifa orders Saab Seaeye’s most powerful ROV
The Seaeye Leopard – A powerful resource for a wide range of tasks Israel’s University of Haifa has ordered a Saab Seaeye Leopard, the most powerful electric ROV of its size in the world. The University says that having no other technological platform like it in Israel, the Leopard will be a...
July 18th, 2016 | Academia, Maritime Education and Training, News, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Saab Seaeye – Falcon is world’s favourite

Saab Seaeye – Falcon is world’s favourite
Falcon – the world’s most successful ROV of its class. Seven orders from seven organisations in seven weeks confirms the status of Saab Seaeye’s Falcon as the world’s favourite and most successful ROV of its class, says the company, citing orders from a span of sectors including oil & gas,...
July 7th, 2016 | Energy, Environment, Gas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Oil Industry, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Qualifying teams announced for human-powered submarine races (eISR 2016)

Qualifying teams announced for human-powered submarine races (eISR 2016)
WASUB team (Delft University of Technology, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, VU Amsterdam University) Eleven teams of university students from across the world will take part in a unique sporting and engineering challenge this week when they race their human-powered submarines in the third European...
July 5th, 2016 | Associations, IMarEST, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The island of Gold, the leopard and the falcon

The island of Gold, the leopard and the falcon
Kaiyo operates its own ships for scientific research. Marco Polo described Japan as the Island of Gold for its vast natural gold deposits, long since mined out. But in the oceans offshore the seabed still holds a wealth of gold and other valuable mineral reserves created by hydrothermal activity from...
July 1st, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More