MacArtney and Meyah Ich Ha Join Forces in Offshore Mexico

The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group, headquartered in Denmark, has entered into a representative agreement with the Mexican ROV and subsea service company, Meyah Ich Ha, who is set to administer the promotion and sales of MacArtney systems and products within the Mexican part of the Gulf of Mexico region. The name Meyah Ich Ha originates from Mayan culture and means "work under water" - and based out of Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico coast, Meyah Ich Ha provides ROV services, ROV pilot training and counselling of the highest quality. The projects undertaken by Meyah Ich Ha are primarily based... (read more)
2014-06-02 09:48:38

UK Energy Secretary Travels to Orkney

Edward Davey, the UK's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, travelled to Orkney in October 2012. During his two-day trip, the Lib-Dem Minister saw Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd’s SR250 floating tidal turbine, prior to meeting with representatives from the European Marine Energy Centre and Orkney Islands Council. The Minister visited the Lyness marine renewables port to view the wave energy converters based there, and witness the investment that has gone into the ports infrastructure in order to support the marine renewables sector in Orkney. Accompanied by Aquamarine Power, and Pelamis Wave Power, he also visited the EMEC wave... (read more)
2012-10-19 12:25:24

GIS Professionals Pack Eastern European Conferences

Geospatial software and services leader Intergraph recently welcomed record numbers of customers and partners to its user conferences in Eastern Europe to experience the latest in Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) technology. More than 500 GIS professionals from the government, defense and intelligence, public safety, utilities, communications, cartography, transportation and photogrammetry sectors attended Intergraph events to learn about the evolution of SDI and the impact of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) directive from the European Parliament on the geospatial market.     INSPIRE is designed to standardize spatial information services in the various EU Member States to improve... (read more)
2008-11-17 11:50:01

Hydrography and Marine SDI Symposium

UK National Hydrographer Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff will be the keynote speaker at a one-day symposium on Hydrography & Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure organised by The Hydrographic Society UK's Southern Region at Bradfield College, Reading (UK) on Tuesday 27th October 2009.     Dealing with data collection and related issues under the theme Measure Once, Use Many, the programme will cover a wide range of issues with important implications for the future of hydrography.  Session topics include Spatial Data Infrastructure, Vertical Offshore Reference Frame - Concept, Status & Validation, Hydrographic Workflows & Standards, The UK Civil Hydrography Programme, Hydrographic Content, Ireland's... (read more)
2009-07-17 04:05:42

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

iXblue Builds Capacity for Simultaneous Operations on Either Side of the Tasman

iXblue has announced the award of two significant hydrographic charting projects this month. The projects were awarded by the Australian Government Department of Defence and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) under their respective annual survey and charting programmes. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, iXblue will be exercising new in-house capabilities to undertake both major projects simultaneously. The LINZ project, part of iXblue’s programme on the Hydrographic Suppliers Panel, will see nearly 2,000 linear nautical miles of high-resolution bathymetry data collected in coastal waters off the Coromandel Peninsula – a highly trafficked waterway on the east... (read more)
2020-09-29 08:40:10

Trelleborg Supplies Bespoke Gasket to Protect Historic Ship on the Åland 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

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

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
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