Archive for the ‘Underwater Shipping’ Category

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, renewables,...
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

FUGRO deploys additional resource for the world’s largest seep-hunting survey

FUGRO deploys additional resource for the world’s largest  seep-hunting survey
Fugro Gauss Fugro has deployed multi-purpose offshore survey vessel Fugro Gauss to join the Fugro Brasilis offshore Mexico, to help complete the world’s largest seep-hunting survey for multiclient geoscience data company, TGS. Both vessels are using hull-mounted multibeam echosounders (12 kHz and 30...
June 29th, 2016 | Energy, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Fugro performs integrity management support under Det Norske contract

Fugro performs integrity management support under Det Norske contract
  Skandi Carla Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract for integrity management support (IMS) and intervention works for Det norske in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The offshore scope covers subsea assets at Alvheim, Vilje, Volund and Bøyla field developments, with the work being conducted...
June 16th, 2016 | EEZ, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

MacGregor’s new fibre-rope retrofit option extends subsea crane capabilities

MacGregor’s new fibre-rope retrofit option extends subsea crane capabilities
MacGregor’s fibre-rope retrofit system is designed in modules for rapid installation CARGOTEC CORPORATION,  16 JUNE 2016 AT 11 AM EEST  - MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has launched a fibre-rope retrofit option for its subsea cranes. The modular upgrade replaces the crane’s original steel...
June 16th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Back to basics: New DNV GL guideline trashes unnecessary subsea documentation

Back to basics: New DNV GL guideline trashes unnecessary subsea documentation
- Customer-case shows potential for a 40% reduction in engineering hours on subsea paperwork, and up to 80% less documentation - A cross-industry project led by DNV GL to halt the boom in subsea documentation shows that implementing a standardized approach can significantly reduce engineering hours. ...
June 13th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

QinetiQ and DE&S are principal sponsors of human-powered submarine races (eISR 2016)

QinetiQ and DE&S are principal sponsors of human-powered submarine races (eISR 2016)
QinetiQ, a defence technology company and Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) a bespoke trading entity that is part of the Ministry of Defence, are once again principal sponsors of the IMarEST’s biennial European International Submarine Races (eISR 2016).  The two principal sponsors were joined...
June 8th, 2016 | IMarEST, Sports, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Babcock and BMT support human-powered submarine races 2016

Babcock and BMT support human-powered submarine races 2016
Babcock International Group, a worldwide engineering support services company with a particular presence in the marine sector, and BMT Group, a leading engineering, science and technology consultancy are confirmed as major sponsors of the IMarEST’s third biennial European International Submarine...
June 3rd, 2016 | Associations, IMarEST, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO opens training centre in Middle East

FUGRO opens training centre in Middle East
Presentation of plaque by Massimo Brebbia, Fugro Subsea MD to Mr Samir Al Gharbi, GASOS General Manager with Chris Blake, Director FSME. A new branch of the Fugro Academy Training Centre has been established in Abu Dhabi. The inauguration ceremony on 25th May was led by Mr Samir Al Gharbi, GASOS General...
June 2nd, 2016 | Associations, Company Profiles, Environment, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Underwater Shipping | Read More

MEDASSET and NK join forces for marine turtle conservation

MEDASSET and NK join forces for marine turtle conservation
Georgia Trismpioti, MEDASSET’s Director writes: The Korean leading company NK CO., Ltd., being a global leader manufacturing Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) for ships, and fire- fighting equipment, has entered in to a new environmental sponsorship agreement with MEDASSET (Mediterranean...
June 1st, 2016 | Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Saab Seaeye – Shipwrecks beamed ashore

Saab Seaeye – Shipwrecks beamed ashore
Historical photo of U-853(courtesy njscuba.net) Live images of significant historical shipwrecks are being filmed by a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV and beamed directly to educational and public audiences ashore in a live telepresence-enabled exploration project. The University of Rhode Island’s research...
June 1st, 2016 | Archaeology, Maritime History and Museums, Military, Oceanology, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO enables safer drilling fro BP in area of strong currents

FUGRO enables safer drilling fro BP in area of strong currents
Fugro deployed its WARIS to monitor bpTT’s subsea equipment integrity in an area of strong currents Fugro has provided a spectrum of services to BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (bpTT) to allow safe drilling and completion of five subsea wells in an area of strong currents. The services include wellhead...
May 25th, 2016 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Marcus Fysh Gets Under The Surface of Thales’ Operations

Marcus Fysh Gets Under The Surface of Thales’ Operations
l to r: Marcus Fysh MP with Phil Jones Managing Director of the Maritime Mission Systems business, Thales UK and Site Director for the Templecombe facility Marcus Fysh MP visited the Ocean House site of Thales, looking at the underwater and maritime side of the company on Friday 13 May. The Member of...
May 16th, 2016 | Charity, EEZ, Piracy and Terrorism, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO to provide ROV services on board ONGC…

FUGRO to provide ROV services on board ONGC…
ROV and team FUGRO TO PROVIDE ROV SERVICES ON BOARD ONGC DRILLSHIP OFF EAST INDIA Fugro has been awarded a contract by Indian oil and gas company, ONGC, for the provision of ROV services on board the drillship Sagar Vijay. The contract, which was signed at ONGC’s offices in Mumbai, involves providing...
April 13th, 2016 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Underwater Shipping | Read More