Underwater Engineering

DNV GL Targets Safer Approach to Subsea Lifting

The completion of a joint industry project (JIP) to improve existing standards and regulations around subsea lifting operations has resulted in a new recommended practice (RP).

API Publishes RP forr Structual Integrity Management

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has published a new recommended practice for structural integrity management. The new guidelines emphasise the importance

Maven Invests $6.65m in MBO of Fathom Systems

Maven Capital Partners (Maven) has led the management buy-out of subsea technology firm, Fathom Systems Limited. The $6.65million investment by Maven in the

Statoil Awards Mariner Contract to Schlumberger

Statoil has on behalf of the Mariner co-venturers awarded the contract for integrated drilling and well services on the Mariner field on the UK continental shelf

Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup

  Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957— announced today the renewal of its Insight Genesis™ College Cup. In its second year, the

Japan Gains Edge in Australia Submarine Deal

 Australia and Japan appear to be inching closer to an agreement on the sale the top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of new generation submarines.

Battelle Unifies Maritime Technologies Leadership Structure

Positions Battelle, Bluefin Robotics and SeeByte to offer market-driven innovation to government and commercial customers   Battelle’s maritime technologies range

US Navy to Expand Torpedo Defense Measures

Submarine-launched torpedoes are a significant wartime threat to military and civilian ships, and the U.S. Navy is seeking countermeasures through effective methods of detecting,

Mermaid Wins Subsea Contract in Gulf of Thailand

  Mermaid has secured a 2-year contract for its dive support vessel, ‘Mermaid Commander’, to provide subsea construction support in the Gulf of Thailand for a

ASI Marine Claims ROV Record in Australia and Canada

ASI Marine has established the record in Australia and Canada for the longest tunnel swim with a Falcon ROV.   By modifying a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV, ASI Marine

Vard Wins Farstad's OSCV Contract

  Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”) has secured a contract for the design and construction of one Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (“OSCV”) for Farstad Shipping (“Farstad”).

Nordic Maritime Bags Seismic Survey Contract

  Nordic Maritime Pte. Ltd., has been awarded the contract to provide 2D seismic survey work in Indonesia by MultiClient Geophysical (Pte) Ltd. (“MCG”). This

Alphastrut Completes Seven Figure North Sea Contract

Alphastrut has announced the completion of a seven figure contract with BP which has saved the supermajor around 54 tonnes in weight. Alphastrut comprises engineered

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Chosen for Pieter Schelte

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning system has been selected by the Swiss-based Allseas Group for the world’s largest pipelay

Testing of New Survey ROV Underway

MMT Sweden AB and Reach Subsea ASA have jointly invested in developing a new special underwater tool for seabed mapping and pipeline inspection with the Norwegian

DONG Energy Appoints CEO for E&P

  Søren Gath Hansen will step down as Group Executive Vice President and CEO for E&P. His successor is David B. Cook who comes from a position as Executive Officer

BAE Systems to Upgrade UK Navy Torpedoes

BAE Systems has been awarded a £270 million contract from the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) to upgrade the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo for the Royal Navy’s submarines.

RRC Controls Services Appoints Smith

3sun Group has appointed James Smith as general manager for its subsea division, RRC Controls Services.   Smith joins 3sun Group after a 16 year career with Aker Subsea Limited,

DNV GL: New RP for Integrity Management of Subsea Production Systems

Following a new Recommended Practice (RP) for subsea lifting, DNV GL has published an RP providing guidance on how to establish, implement and maintain an integrity management system (IMS).

MacGregor Bags Equipment Contract for 6 AH

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a major order from Kleven in Norway for six comprehensive deck handling equipment packages. They will be installed

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