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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Construction Crew for Offshore and Oil & Gas

In July 2011, T.O.S. (Transport & Offshore Services, The Netherlands) and Sheffield Offshore Services (Singapore) joined forces to broaden their range of high-quality personnel services, named ‘TOS Sheffield Pte. Ltd.' This combination will be able to supply a full range of crew, consisting of both maritime and construction crew, with TOS Sheffield supplying the construction crew.   This will be particularly interesting for customers in the Offshore and Oil & Gas industry. Mr. Kees Wagenaar (managing director T.O.S.): "Our customers will have the benefit of dealing with one single party, thus being provided with a full range of crew at... (read more)
2011-09-07 02:52:31

New Australian Marine Research Vessel under Construction

Construction of Australia's new AUD120 million Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, began in Singapore on 30th January 2012. Australia's ocean territory is the third largest in the world and includes unique biodiversity and valuable resources, and marine science is critical for the sustainable management of ocean assets.   The Executive Director of the Future Research Vessel Project at CSIRO, Toni Moate, who attended the steel cutting ceremony in Singapore, said the 93.6 metre research vessel would be capable of conducting marine research from Australia's coastal waters to the Antarctic ice edge and to the tropical waters to the north.... (read more)
2012-01-31 11:13:55
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