Subsea Construction

Century Subsea has taken delivery of a first, with an option for a second, Kongsberg Maritime Subsea HAIN, (Hydroacoustic Aided Inertial Navigation) for a 90-day project in the Gulf of Mexico for a major oil company. Subsea HAIN, developed from the HUGIN AUV navigation system, has now been used in several deepwater projects to enable increased accuracy of underwater positioning with minimal sub-sea hardware, thus significantly reducing sub-sea construction costs. Century Subsea has also purchased a new-generation HiPAP 350P (Portable) USBL System. The HiPAP 350P has the pitch-and-roll sensor mounted in the transducer head, providing the optimal solution for minimising... (read more)
2005-10-15 12:00:00

CodaOctopus Breakwater Construction Webinar

The webinar is aimed at construction companies, design consultancies, operating companies, diving and marine survey companies and any other interested party involved with breakwater construction. The webinar includes commentary from designers and construction companies and will feature factors that drive the design process, issues during construction such as water visibility, movement of block after lay and tolerance of block position. President of Technology Blair Cunningham, will present the CodaOctopus solution, our patented 3D Echoscope® sonar combined with our Construction Monitoring Software (CMS) which has been developed over the past 8 years, taking into account our customers experience in breakwater projects... (read more)
2016-01-12 04:27:41

Marine Construction Receivers

Trimble has introduced two new Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers designed specifically for marine construction applications: the Trimble SPS361 and Trimble SPS461 GPS Heading Receivers. These dedicated marine receivers deliver both precise GPS heading together with Differential GPS (DGPS) or Real Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning.   The receivers are developed for a range of applications when used with Trimble HYDROpro marine software, including: the precise placement of structures such as piles, bridges, caissons, marinas, and coastal defenses; dredge head positioning; vessel positioning and tracking; and offshore rig positioning with anchor handling.   The Trimble SPS361 is an entry-level DGPS Heading... (read more)
2009-03-12 11:04:44

Subsea Construction Services

A joint venture company offering a comprehensive range of onshore and offshore construction services to subsea cable operators in the Middle East has been launched by Abu Dhabi-based Controls and Applications Emirates (CAE) and the UK's Offshore Marine Management (OMM). Called CAOMM, the joint venture will work with clients in the region's oil and gas, utilities and telecoms industries. The new joint venture will capitalise on CAE's position as the United Arab Emirates leading engineering, procurement and construction contractor and OMM's international experience as a marine solutions management company. CAOMM has opened an office in the strategic oil and gas... (read more)
2011-06-24 12:00:00

Construction for Sheringham Wind Farm

Construction work on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm site started last week with the arrival of the 164m Nordnes vessel, which will position rocks at selected foundation locations in preparation for the start of the installation of the giant monopile structures next month. Using a precision technique, she will place 2-9" filter rocks in a ‘donut' shape around the site of 77 of the 90 foundation locations to reduce the likelihood of scour and protect the cables when they are installed. Scour protection is needed for wind turbine foundations, as well as other types of marine structures, due to... (read more)
2010-03-12 10:43:02

Seismic and Construction Vessel Orders

Eidesvik has ordered two large seismic vessels of the type Ulstein SX120 from Ulstein Verft. The ships will be delivered in spring 2010. The contract's total value is about NOK 1.3 billion (US$ 0.2 billion). The ships that Eidesvik has ordered will be contracted by the world's largest seismic company, the merged CGG-Veritas. Marine Subsea Inc. has signed a contract with Ulstein Verft for building an offshore construction vessel specialized in inspection, maintenance and repair operations (IMR/OCV).   In oceanic seismic surveys, the sea bottom is examined with shock waves in the search for gas or oil reservoirs. The seismic... (read more)
2007-07-10 03:03:26

Australian Offshore Construction Project For Fugro

Fugro-TSM, Australia, has been awarded the Greater Western Flank (GWF) Phase 1 Project subsea installation contract from Woodside Energy (Australia). The contract value is in excess of AUD100 million, with engineering and design work for the project beginning immediately, leading to a peak in offshore installation in early 2014 using the dynamically positioned multi-role vessel, the Southern Ocean.     The  North West Shelf Project will be operated by Woodside Energy. With partners, the development of the first phase of the Greater Western Flank (GWF) Project off the north-west coast of Australia is to start. The GWF Phase 1 Project will develop... (read more)
2012-01-09 10:56:15

Offshore Construction Support for West Africa

Acta Marine, The Netherlands, and Almatug, UK, are expanding their partnership in West Africa by strategically relocating the multicat Coastal Assistant to this area. The vessel will be marketed and operated under joint management of the partners.     The companies have been partnering with each other for many years in the challenging West African market. The partnership gives clients access to reliable and efficient workboat services at international quality standards, combined with strong regional experience. Meanwhile the Coastal Assistant successfully completed her first assignment in the West African market, performing anchor handling work at a cable-lay project. Thereafter, the... (read more)
2011-12-19 11:09:35

Real-Time Subsea Visualisation to Breakwater Construction

A further Echoscope system sale to a major construction contractor is reported by CodaOctopus Products, with the introduction of the sonar technology to a port expansion project in northwest Spain. Using the Echoscope system, the joint venture contractor, La Unión Temporal de Empresas (UTE) Langosteira, is able to place the concrete blocks of the inner part of the breakwater below the water, aided by precise real-time visualisation. The sonar technology of the Echoscope generates over 16,000 beams simultaneously, producing instantaneous three-dimensional sonar images of the underwater environment. Visualising the concrete block to be placed using a specially-designed crane, even in... (read more)
2010-03-31 12:00:00

Internet Training for Engineering and Construction Solutions

Trimble has expanded its portfolio of training products with a suite of modules for the engineering and construction industry. Facilitated through a internet-based enterprise learning management system, the training modules will be available to distribution partners and customers. The interactive training modules provide simulations of how to use Trimble solutions. The simulation modules may be used as stand-alone training tools or as an integral part of a blended training programme that encompasses e-learning and instructor-led training. Customers can access the simulation modules online and learn through hands-on training in the office or their home. An individual’s training history is recorded... (read more)
2007-04-11 10:21:22
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