Archive for the ‘Underwater Shipping’ Category

FUGRO Academy Training Centre opens in Plymouth

FUGRO Academy Training Centre opens in Plymouth
  Bryn, one of Fugro’s 8-metre survey launches, on the water off the new training centre The official opening of the Fugro Academy Training Centre by Plymouth’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Dr John Mahony, took place yesterday (3 November 2015) at Turnchapel Wharf, Plymouth, UK, part of the former home of 539...
November 4th, 2015 | HR, Maritime Education and Training, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Ramora UK announces strategic training partnership with Professional Diving Academy

Ramora UK announces strategic training partnership with Professional Diving Academy
Ramora UK announces strategic training partnership with Professional Diving Academy Commercial divers will be trained to detect unexploded bombs in a new partnership between leading explosives disposal experts Ramora UK and the Professional Diving Academy, Dunoon. The partnership means the Professional...
October 12th, 2015 | Associations, Piracy and Terrorism, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

OI 2016 well set for record breaking success

OI 2016 well set for record breaking success
OI 2014 crowded aisles OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 2016 WELL SET FOR RECORD-BREAKING SUCCESS With still over five months until it opens, Oceanology International 2016 (OI) being held at ExCeL London,  Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 March 2016, is well set to be a record-breaker. It has already matched the...
October 6th, 2015 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Construction, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Gas, LNG, LPG, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Supply ships, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO awarded extention of Geophysical and geotechnical contract by PEMEX

FUGRO awarded extention of Geophysical and geotechnical contract by PEMEX
Fugro Synergy Fugro (Mexico) in conjunction with long-time associates, Diavaz, has been awarded an extension of the ongoing offshore geophysical and geotechnical campaign by the Mexican national oil company, PEMEX.  Geotechnical field operations, laboratory testing and Geoconsulting activities will...
October 6th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, News, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO Scout completes maiden project in the Middle East

FUGRO Scout completes maiden project in the Middle East
Fugro Scout Fugro Scout, the new 83-metre geotechnical drilling vessel, has completed its maiden project in the Middle East. Since its maiden project in the Persian Gulf it has been successfully deployed in the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, completing several geotechnical and geophysical survey scopes...
October 5th, 2015 | Drill ships, Energy, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Wärtsilä launches innovative approach for hydropower & industrial plant operators

Wärtsilä launches innovative approach for hydropower & industrial plant operators
Wärtsilä Hydro & Industrial services – Keeping the power flowing Wärtsilä Corporation,  5 October 2015 at 10.30 am EET – Wärtsilä Corporation, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, expands into a new market segment, offering a...
October 5th, 2015 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

DEEPSTAR contract for GMC

DEEPSTAR contract for GMC
GMC has received an award from DeepStar (www.deepstar.org) as part of DeepStar Phase XII-B funding. The project titled ‘Testing of High-Strength Mechanically Connected Steel Riser’ will demonstrate the strength and fatigue resistance of high-strength mechanically connected and friction welded pipe...
October 2nd, 2015 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO integrades and rebrands UK based geotetechnical specialists

FUGRO integrades and rebrands UK based geotetechnical specialists
Fugro GeoServices works worldwide undertaking site investigation and marine construction support projects in challenging conditions. The renaming completes the integration of key UK specialists – Fugro Seacore, Fugro Engineering Services, EM Drilling, Fugro Loadtest, Fugro Instrumentation &...
October 1st, 2015 | Company Profiles, Drill ships, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Saab Seaeye – Ghost Busters

Saab Seaeye – Ghost Busters
Sea turtle trapped in abandoned driftnet.Photo by Eric Leong/Marine Photobank. ‘Ghost catching’ is the term used to describe the indiscriminate netting of fish by derelict fishing nets that have snagged on bottom features or been torn off. They remain on the bottom harming fish and marine life as...
September 15th, 2015 | Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, EEZ, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oceanology, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO wins cable installation contract at Rampion offshore wind farm

FUGRO wins cable installation contract at Rampion offshore wind farm
Fugro Saltire trenching and cable-lay vessel Fugro has secured a contract for the installation and burial of 122 array cables at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm being built in the English Channel, 13 kilometres off the Sussex coast, by E.ON alongside partners, the UK Green Investment Bank plc. The engineering...
September 8th, 2015 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Environment, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Oceanology International London call for abstarcts: returning vacationers ask for more time

Oceanology International London call for abstarcts: returning vacationers ask for more time
Photograph taken at Oceanology International 2014. Credit to: Trevor Smeaton Refreshed, and with ideas for presentations buzzing in their heads, vacationers from around the world are returning to their desks to find they have just days to submit their conference abstracts for Oceanology International...
August 25th, 2015 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Construction, Corporate Social Responsibility, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

IMCA publishes revisions of two important diving guidance documents

IMCA publishes revisions of two important diving guidance documents
Jane Bugler The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published revisions of two important diving publications – Diving Equipment Systems Inspection Guidance Note (DESIGN) for Mobile/Portable Surface Supplied Systems (IMCA D 040 Rev 1) and Mobile/Portable/Daughtercraft Surface Supplied...
August 18th, 2015 | Associations, Books, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Regulatory, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Marilena P. Laskarides sets sail to eternity…

Marilena P. Laskarides sets sail to eternity…
The international shipping community is sudden on learning that Marilena P. Laskarides passed away. This tireless and down to earth matron has surpassed everything connected with humanity, charity, devotion and what we all support: corporate social responsibility! Since the beginning of the millennium...
August 9th, 2015 | Archaeology, Books, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and Training, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Obituaries, Scholarships, Underwater Shipping | Read More

IMCA publishes world-wide ROV stats for 2014

IMCA publishes world-wide ROV stats for 2014
Jane Bugler The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) 2014 survey of remotely operated vehicle (ROV)s, and ROV personnel reveals that in February 2014 a total of 3, 369 ROV personnel (superintendents, supervisors, pilot techs and other offshore ROV support personnel) were working, and...
August 7th, 2015 | Associations, Construction, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Statistics, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Oceanology International 2016…

Oceanology International 2016…
Photograph taken at Oceanology International 2014. Credit to: Trevor Smeaton Oceanology International 2016– Conference call for papers deadline approaches  The countdown is on for submissions to the call for abstracts for Oceanology International 2016 (ExCeL, London,  15-17 March 2016), the world’s...
August 7th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Saab Seaeye – American graduates to fly pioneering Falcon

Saab Seaeye – American graduates to fly pioneering Falcon
America’s very first Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology, offered by Northwestern Michigan College, is to get a special Falcon ROV. In what the college says is a pioneering new capability the Falcon will be fitted with an advanced sonar system that will help graduates study ROVs as a multicomponent...
August 3rd, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO awarded BG contract for geochemical campaign offshore Honduras

FUGRO awarded BG contract for geochemical campaign offshore Honduras
Fugro Brasilis Fugro has been awarded a contract by BG International Limited Sucursal Honduras to conduct an integrated multibeam echosounder (MBES) survey and seabed coring campaign over its offshore acreage (block) in the Honduran Caribbean. As part of BG’s exploration licence commitments, the campaign...
August 3rd, 2015 | Company Profiles, Energy, Markets, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Underwater Shipping | Read More

For unexploded ordnance Subsea Vision add another Cougar

For unexploded ordnance Subsea Vision add another Cougar
Subsea Vision has added a fourth Saab Seaeye Cougar XT to its fleet. The 2000 metre-rated Cougar is to assist in unexploded ordnance (UXO) disposal. The ROV is used to locate and identify UXOs, which can include excavating the seabed to see the objects more clearly. The Cougar then lays a charge alongside the...
July 31st, 2015 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO and CROSS Group awarded multi well GoM contract

FUGRO and CROSS Group awarded multi well GoM contract
The “Fugro Synergy” Fugro’s dynamically positioned multi-purpose drilling, well intervention and geotechnical vessel,  Fugro Synergy, is proving her capabilities on a multi well intervention campaign which recently started in the Gulf of Mexico. The campaign involves utilisation of a top...
June 29th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Drill ships, Energy, Markets, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

ABS to Class Newbuild Semisubmersible, Liftboat

ABS to Class Newbuild Semisubmersible, Liftboat
Baoham Offshore General Manager Xu Jun and President and COO of ABS Greater China Division Eric Kleess sign the class award contract for a newbuild semi and liftboat at ABS world headquarters in Houston. (Image courtesy of ABS) Baoham Offshore (HK) Ltd. has selected ABS to provide classification services...
June 16th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Drill ships, Energy, News, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Fugro completes wellhead monitoring project for BP in Gulf of Mexico

Fugro completes wellhead monitoring project for BP in Gulf of Mexico
  DeepData pods being readied for deployment with a lower marine riser package Fugro has successfully completed a year-long wellhead monitoring project for BP Americas Inc, measuring BOP stack motions and calculating wellhead fatigue during a deployment in the Gulf of Mexico. The drilling campaign...
June 8th, 2015 | Associations, Energy, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Competence in the spotlight at IMCA Central & North America section meeting

Competence in the spotlight at IMCA Central & North America section meeting
Neil Evans A series of presentations and discussions session on the all-important topic of competence will be held following the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Central & North America Section Meeting on 18 June at the Houston Marriott Energy Corridor Hotel. The Competence Seminar,...
June 4th, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Gas, LNG, LPG, Maritime Education and Training, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Ahoy there! Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) exploring collaboration and cooperation in uncertain times

Ahoy there! Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) exploring collaboration and cooperation in uncertain times
UDT 2015 conference and exhibition kicks off today at the Ahoy convention centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The opening keynote speakers and panel will present a range of views from the naval customer community at the most senior levels. Today’s keynote address will be delivered by Vice Admiral...
June 3rd, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Defense, Events, Exhibitions, Military, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO awarded three-year positioning contract by DeepOcean Group

FUGRO awarded three-year positioning contract by DeepOcean Group
Fugro has been awarded a contract by DeepOcean for the provision of precise satellite positioning for their entire fleet. The contract is valid for three years and also includes the new vessels in DeepOcean’s continuously expanding fleet. DeepOcean is one of the world’s leading providers of safe,...
May 28th, 2015 | Energy, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Cyprus looks to offshore energy prospects as ‘game-changer, ‘…

Cyprus looks to offshore energy prospects as ‘game-changer, ‘…
His Excellency Euripides Evriviades, Lithuanian Ambassador Asta Skaisgirytė Liauskiené, and London Academy of Diplomacy director Dr Joseph Mifsud. Cyprus looks to offshore energy prospects as ‘game-changer, ’ High Commissioner Evriviades tells London Academy of Diplomacy,  By James Brewer Exploitation...
May 4th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Gas, Jobs, LNG, LPG, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Week, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Underwater Shipping | Read More