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  • 20 June 2020
    Environment, Research & Development, Safety, Transition

    Assessing the environmental effects of marine energy is an important step in the permitting process before deploying devices. To help reduce potential impacts, scientists are researching the acoustic impacts to fish and marine mammals and the effect of electromagnetic fields from power cables and devices. Studies also investigate the potential for whales, dolphins and other […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Rules & Regulation, Safety

    BOEM has selected CSA to review survey data to identify and describe potential hard-bottom areas in US Gulf of Mexico. While much of the GoM seafloor is a soft sediment, there are also hard substrate habitats across the shelf. These hardbottom habitats are often high in biodiversity and biomass, and are sensitive to disturbance. BOEM […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The offshore wind farms developed and owned by Spain-based Iberdrola have produced 1,119 gigawatt-hours (GWh) during the first quarter of 2020. Iberdrola’s total installed offshore wind capacity stood at 1,174 MW on 31 March. In the United Kingdom, the company’s offshore wind farms generated 680 GWh, up 203.4% compared to the same period last year, […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Equinor Wind US has awarded a contract for geophysical survey services to MMT US, a subsidiary of MMT Group. The contract covers high resolution geophysical, benthic surveys and shallow subsurface surveys for the planning and engineering of Equinor’s lease area offshore New England. The project will be performed utilising the Stril Explorer vessel, which is […]

  • 17 April 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Marine services provider MMA Offshore has won a contract to support foundation installation for an offshore wind project in Taiwan. To that end, MMA will use the MPSV MMA Vigilant to monitor the seabed for dredging and piling work. The company’s Vessel Operations, Subsea Services as well as Project Logistics business units will execute the […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    DP Energy has submitted a Foreshore Site Investigation Application to Ireland’s Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) for a potential 700+ MW floating wind project off the south coast of Ireland.

  • 31 March 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Danish Energy Agency (Energistyrelsen) plans to launch the tendering process for the Thor offshore wind farm in the third quarter of 2020 with the issuance of the contract notice and the tender documents. The deadline for final bids and the appointment of the concession winner is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021, the agency […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

    The Natural Resources Wales is looking to expand its marine team to join its new Offshore Renewable Energy Programme (OREP). This is an opportunity to be part of a programme of work that is designed to support sustainable offshore renewable energy such as wind, wave and tidal power, and join NRW team in making a […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    TerraSond, an Acteon company, has secured a five-year IDIQ contract by the Hydrographic Surveys Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, to provide hydrographic surveying services in the USA. The new contract, with a maximum value of $250 million over 5 years, is a subject to […]

  • 3 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Armstrong Marine said it has delivered a new catamaran research vessel, Benthic Cat, to Orca Maritime following launch and sea trials in the Port of Port Angeles. Orca Maritime selected the design after Armstrong delivered the same 4216-CTC model to UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (R/V Bob and Betty Beyster) in 2019. Orca […]

  • 30 October 2019

    Avangrid Renewables has submitted an application to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for permission to install equipment to measure wind speeds and sea conditions at the Kitty Hawk offshore wind lease off North Carolina. The permission is expected to be granted in spring 2020, Iberdrola, Avangrid Renewables’ parent company, said. The developer completed geophysical […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Blue Ocean Monitoring has recently purchased a new L3Harris Technologies Iver3 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to support its global survey operations. The AUV is capable of operations to 200 meters, and is said to be one of the smallest and lightest on the market, allowing for single-user deployment from small work vessels or directly from […]

  • 6 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (September 30 – October 06). Subsea 7 Wins Azerbaijan Double with BP Saipem Secures Wireless Subsea Drone Contract from Equinor TechnipFMC Taps Benthic for Geotechnical Work Off Mozambique Subsea 7 Acquires 4Subsea Global Offshore Supports Pentland Firth Cable […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    On-site environmental investigations for the McGowan Government’s Spoilbank Marina project in Port Hedland have officially started, the Government of Western Australia reports.  The State Government has engaged consultants to assist in preparing the environmental impact assessment of the marina project, with O2 Marine to conduct field investigations in Port Hedland from today. The work includes […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    New guidelines for dredge plume modelling are currently being developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in partnership with the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI). Dredging activities form part of many coastal developments in Australia, ranging from small maintenance activities to large scale dredging campaigns which involve the removal of large […]

  • 24 July 2019

    Bibby HydroMap has taken the survey vessel SeaZip Fix on charter from Seazip Offshore Service. Rebuilt in 2015, the 42m DP1 Ice Class vessel will supplement the existing Bibby HydroMap fleet and will commence seismic survey operations on Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II in the Dutch North Sea on behalf of Vattenfall during July. […]

  • 1 July 2019

    Avangrid Renewables is conducting geophysical surveys at the Kitty Hawk offshore wind lease area off the coast of North Carolina, U.S. The work is being carried out in and near the wind lease area and proposed cable corridor from Sandbridge, Virginia, to the east of Corolla, North Carolina. The purpose of the surveys, scheduled for […]

  • 27 June 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions announced 2019 selections in the latest round of the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) The TCF is a program that transitions research and development (R&D) funding to applied energy programs to advance promising technologies with the potential for impact across industry. The Office of Energy Efficiency […]

  • 24 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The RRS Discovery departed Southampton for this year’s annual research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the northeast Atlantic. These expeditions aim to answer questions about how environmental and ecological stressors are influencing the open ocean, by providing sustained observations throughout the depth of the ocean at the PAP-SO. Researchers […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Subsea Services group Acteon has completed the acquisition of geosciences survey company TerraSond. Headquartered in the USA, TerraSond will continue to be led by Tom Newman and his management team. Newman, the president of TerraSond, said, “We are excited to be joining Acteon; leveraging their resources and global coverage will enable us to deliver even […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The data available to produce the definitive map of the world’s ocean floor has more than doubled, just two years after the launch of an international effort to produce a complete map by the year 2030. Following the efforts of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, coverage of the world’s ocean floor has now increased […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Cardno, a Brisbane-based infrastructure, environmental and social development company, has just appointed Andrew Costen as their new Senior Principal. Newly appointed expert has 23 years’ experience providing tailored sustainable solutions to complex challenges in coastal and marine environments. He’s worked in various specialist sciences and engineering consultancies, and government environmental management agencies. Andrew specializes in […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Subsea services group Acteon has agreed to acquire offshore marine geotechnical and geophysical survey company Benthic.

  • 5 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    SEAMOR Marine has been selected as the provider of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to the department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Manitoba. The vehicle will be deployed to the High Arctic to inspect the area which remains frozen year-round and take part in research and evaluating ways to protect this special ecological region. […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    McDermott has signed a contract with Woodside to undertake a front-end engineering and design activities for a floating production unit for the Scarborough field gas development in Western Australia.