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Fugro to Provide first Topographic lidar Base Map for Island Nation of Palau

Fugro has been awarded a contract by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to perform high-resolution topographic lidar base mapping for the Republic of Palau.

Robert Gordon's College Pupils Triumph in Techfest's STEM in the Installation Challenge 2020

Pupils from Robert Gordon’s College have taken first prize at TechFest’s digital adaptation of its STEM in the Installation project, thanks to their problem solving and teamwork.

Contract Awarded to Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC to Build two new Oceanographic Ships for NOAA

NOAA’s effort to recapitalize its aging fleet of research ships took a major step forward today with the U.S. Navy’s award of a $178,082,877 contract to Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC, Houma, Louisiana, for the detailed design and construction of two new oceanographic ships for the agency. NOAA is acquiring the vessels through an agreement with the Naval Sea Systems Command, a leader in building, providing and procuring large research ships for the nation's research fleet.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Expands Its Aberdeen Team

Following the continued growth of Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) operations, STR is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott McLay as Sales Manager for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region.

Boskalis Bolsters Market Position in Subsea Services through Acquisition Rever Offshore

Boskalis announces the acquisition of all the shares of Rever Offshore’s subsea services business (‘Rever’). Rever, formally known as Bibby Offshore, offers a broad range of solutions in the area of subsea construction, inspection, repair and maintenance.

Ashtead Technology Appoints Experienced CFO and Expands Management Team

Ashtead Technology has appointed a chief financial officer (CFO) and five managers for newly created roles across its international team. The appointments underline the integrated subsea technology and services company’s strategic growth plans to cement its leading position in the global offshore energy market and build on its recent success in new and emerging markets, including in offshore wind and decommissioning.

Results From N-SEA and SMD Tests Prove Revolutionary New Cable Technology

World-leading subsea robotics design and manufacturing specialists, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has partnered with Dutch subsea contractor N-SEA to successfully prove ground-breaking new subsea technology that could change the future of cable construction.

Aleron Group establish new Partnership Agreement with Ripen Marine Contractors

Aleron Group are pleased to announce their newly established partnership with global marine engineering services company, Ripen Marine Contractors (RMC). Based in Nigeria and TRACE certified, RMC offer a range of service offerings to the Oil & Gas, Defence, Education and Maritime industries.

Oceaneering Awarded Contract to Provide Industry-First 20,000 psi-rated Subsea Hydraulic Connection Hardware

Oceaneering International (Oceaneering) has been awarded a contract from OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, for the supply of the first-ever 20,000 psi-rated subsea hydraulic junction plates and associated connection hardware.

Oceaneering Wins Connector Supply Contract from TechnipFMC

Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) announced that the company has been awarded a connector supply contract from TechnipFMC to provide 2-inch M5 Connectors and Chemical Throttle Valves (CTV) for the Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai tieback project located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

Giant iceberg mission led by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

A research mission to determine the impact of the giant A-68a iceberg on one of the world’s most important ecosystems gets underway next month. A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), will set sail on the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) ship bound for the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.

Government’s 10 Point Energy Plan must have the Supply Chain at its Heart

Its bold, it’s ambitious and it’s also been warmly received by most stakeholders including industry and even environmental groups. The UK Government’s 10 point plan covers clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies in its quest to create jobs and achieve net-zero by 2050.

Rovco Takes Home 9 Industry and Tech Awards in 2020

Rovco, a pioneer in offshore robotics and hydrographic survey has been awarded 9 prestigious industry and tech awards this year for their innovations and business growth. 8 of these were received in the past 2 weeks culminating with the “Totally Killing It Award” from TechSPARK and the Innovation and Technology award from Business Leader.

“Oi Connect really Delivered for the Ocean Science and Technology Community,” Says Society President

Oceanology International 2020, held this year as a virtual event from 1st to 4th December on the custom-built, AI-driven Oi Connect events and meetings platform, completed its inaugural session to acclaim from the ocean science and technology communities.

New Partnership Between Schmidt Ocean Institute and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO to Support Ocean Decade

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), the United Nations body responsible for championing global ocean science and services, announced today a new partnership to work together with philanthropic non-profit, Schmidt Ocean Institute to advance the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

South American Aquaculture Gets third Falcon

Ideal for their aquaculture work, a third Seaeye Falcon has been delivered to Chile-based Underdeep Solutions.

Equinor has Awarded IKM Ocean Design a Pipeline Engineering Concept Study for Wisting Field in Barents Sea

The scope includes the conceptual design of the Wisting pipelines and umbilicals routing and overall field layout conceptual engineering. In addition the contract includes conceptual design of the 200 km long gas expert pipeline form Wisting field to the Snøhvit D template.

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