Noordhoek Expands ROV Fleet

Noordhoek Offshore has ordered 2 new Sub-Atlantic Mohican ROVs and 3 new Seaeye Falcon ROVs. The decision to order new ROVs is another step within the growth strategy of Noordhoek, which already has two new vessels under construction; a DPII Saturation Diving Support Vessel for delivery Q4 2009 and a dedicated DPII ROV Survey Vessel for delivery Q1 2010.     This order continues Noordhoek´s fleet rejuvenation programme and adds 5 units to Noordhoek's ROV fleet, operating mainly in the inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) market. The delivery of these new ROVs is scheduled for the second quarter of 2009.... (read more)
2009-03-24 02:37:30

Caris Conference Attracts Record Numbers

Caris hosted its 13th International User Group Conference, CARIS 2010, at the Four Seasons hotel in Miami, Florida, USA on 22nd to 26th March 2010. Stronger Together - People, Products, Infrastructure was this year's conference theme that brought together delegates from a record number of nations. The conference featured two days of engaging User Group Meetings and Training Camps, followed by two days of paper sessions. Rear Admiral Tim McGee opened the sessions with an inspirational keynote address leading into a collection of extremely high-quality presentations by some of the world's top authorities on topics including Education in Hydrography, Marine... (read more)
2010-04-20 12:00:00

Forum on Early Contractor Involvement

Dredging organisations CEDA and IADC are organising an interactive forum and networking event for project owners, financiers, insurers, contractors, construction lawyers, regulators, government agencies and NGOs, advisors to decision makers in the maritime infrastructure construction industry. The event is taking place on 23rd and 24th June 2011 Hilton London Docklands Riverside, UK. This two-day forum with the theme Partnering Creates Possibilities will bring together top-level experts and advisors responsible for construction projects for an in-depth exchange of knowledge. With well-known keynote speakers setting the tone for the forum the participants will explore the benefits of "contractual partnering",that is, a co-operation... (read more)
2011-02-25 09:48:00

Transition to Renewables Offers New Opportunities for N-Sea

The hydrographic industry is experiencing the effects of the ‘Energiewende’, the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, and N-Sea sees the impact of renewables on its activities. At the peak of this season, around three out of four of N-Sea’s offshore support vessels were working in the renewable energy segments of the market. These operations involved surveying and clearing HV cable corridors of objects, rendering support to maritime construction companies and providing services to existing utilities infrastructure, resting on or below the seabed. Renewables are good for the environment as well as for business, and they are here to stay. In... (read more)
2016-10-18 03:14:14

Report on ROVs in the Energy Industry 2014-2024

Visiongain, UK, forecasts strong spending growth on remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services and new builds of ROVs for use in the energy industry. Visiongain calculates that spending on ROVs will total USD2,496m in 2014. Europe is the only region that will see declining demand for ROV services as North Sea production and drilling activity declines. However, decommissioning and maintenance activity will support spending levels. The ROV market is composed of spending on (1) ROV operations and services and (2) new build ROVs. The latter is driven by demand for the former, although low retirements for ROVs and the ability to... (read more)
2013-12-18 11:20:43

EMEC Advising on Development of Nagasaki Marine Energy Test Centre

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC, UK) has furthered its ties with Japan having signed a contract to provide advice on the development of a marine energy test facility in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. EMEC will advise on the infrastructure needed to develop a test site, from subsea cables and grid connection to resource data instrumentation, as well as the wider infrastructure required in the region to support marine energy deployments. A review of the marine renewables industry will also be undertaken, alongside support in business planning, operational procedures, and health and safety.  The announcement follows EMEC becoming a member of... (read more)
2015-12-10 01:21:29

E-map Project for Powertech

A B$9.5 million project for the delivery of Brunei's national Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) was officially contracted end of April 2007 during a signing ceremony between the Ministry of Development and Selective Powertech Consulting, held at the Ministry of Development. Primary contractor Selective Powertech Consulting is a local ICT consultancy, specialised in implementation for e-government. The project team and major subcontractors include geomatics software company CARIS (Canada), its representative, Maicons Technology Sdn Bhd (Malaysia); and e-commerce and finance specialists, Dalpus Technologies (Brunei Darussalam). Completion of the e-Map project is estimated April 2008. The main components of e-Map are Framework Data... (read more)
2007-05-07 12:00:00

Trelleborg Supplies Bespoke Gasket to Protect Historic Ship on the Ă…land Islands

Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has supplied a specially designed Gina gasket (G110-80) to a bespoke dry dock, built for the purpose of protecting the renowned historic ship Pommern, located in Mariehamn on the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea. Built on the Clyde (Scotland) in 1903, Pommern is the only tall ship in the world that has remained structurally unaltered since her days in active service. Since 1953, she has served as a museum ship, moored next to the award-winning Åland Maritime Museum. The dock, which is unique in that it is built out in the water, was constructed... (read more)
2019-05-13 08:48:57

Inspection survey has a wide range of application, from preventive inspection to retrospective investigation of why or what happened. During the chain of events preceding an accident, an inspection resulting in appropriate action being taken on the findings could, in a high percentage of cases, prove a decisive factor in prevention. The equipment used in inspection ranges from submarines (see, for example, www.researchsubmarine.com), to AUVs, to micro-ROVs, each having its own application and dedicated sensor suite. The variety may be best illustrated by some statistics: there are over 140 ROV builders, more than 450 ROVs and AUV-tracked and towed vehicles... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Inspection survey has a wide range of application, from preventive inspection to retrospective investigation of why or what happened. During the chain of events preceding an accident, an inspection resulting in appropriate action being taken on the findings could, in a high percentage of cases, prove a decisive factor in prevention. The equipment used in inspection ranges from submarines (see, for example, www.researchsubmarine.com), to AUVs, to micro-ROVs, each having its own application and dedicated sensor suite. The variety may be best illustrated by some statistics: there are over 140 ROV builders, more than 450 ROVs and AUV-tracked and towed vehicles... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00
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