Subsea World News has gathered all the highlights to bring you a summarized version of the most popular articles from the previous month.
Tragic incident struck Aker Solutions after helicopter crashed with three of its employees on board on route to Bergen from the Statoil-operated Gullfaks B platform in the North Sea.
A week earlier, crew member on board Technip-operated pipelay vessel Deep Energy died as the result of an incident on quayside at Invergordon, Scotland.
IMR and light construction player Harkand was forced to terminate the internal bareboat charters for the dive support vessels Harkand Da Vinci and Harkand Atlantis after its bonds had been declared to be in default.
FMC Technologies notified the employees in Norway of its decision to cut up to 700 jobs due to activity decline in the oil & gas industry. In addition, the company has taken legal action against its four former Norwegian employees and their company Optime Subsea Services, with claims that Optime’s founders have used FMC knowhow and technology for inventions that they have patents pending.
Also in April, Saipem announced new E&C contract awards worth around €430 million, and DOF Subsea said it has won several IMR and subsea installation deals in excess of NOK 500 million.
The Barents Sea Conference in Hammerfest witnessed a new subsea concept by Norway’s Statoil, designed to reduce cost and increase efficiency. The concept, called Cap-X, is estimated to cut costs by as much as 30% compared with conventional technology.
Also on a brighter note, Kongsberg Maritime’s UK division uncovered the long lost model of Nessie which was used during filming of 1970’s “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes”.
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