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Soon to be released: KMI's 2004 Worldwide Optical Fiber and Cable Markets Re

KMI's annual report on Worldwide Optical Fiber and Cable Markets is the standard for independent analysis of demand and production used by companies in this industry. This edition provides an updated forecast by fiber type and five applications for 50+ countries, grouped into five regions...

OFFSHORE NEWS

North Sea rig market worsens

The global economy for mobile rigs contracted by 3.5 percent, leading drilling contractor GlobalSantaFe reported Tuesday.

OFFSHORE NEWS

CSO Wellservicer begins repair work at Hibernia platform

Technip Group's flagship diving support vessel CSO Wellservicer has arrived at the Grand Banks in preparation for its repair work at the Hibernia oil platform offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The 111-metre will repair one of two off-loading systems that transfer Hibernia crude to shuttle tankers each week...

GENERAL NEWS

Government OKs oil drilling in Barents

Rons_ROV_Links writes:  Norway's three-party coalition government confirmed Monday that it will allow oil and gas drilling in the Barents Sea, but block such activities near the scenic Lofoten archipelago. State oil company Statoil already had dropped drilling plans in the area.

OFFSHORE NEWS

Afternoon to decide 18th Concession Round

Rons_ROV_Links writes:  The decision on whether to allow exploration activity outside the Lofoten Islands is expected later today, as the Norwegian Oil and Energy Minsiter Einar Steensnaes unveils...

GENERAL NEWS

TV show host dies in Palau

Rons_ROV_Links writes:  By Scott Radway

KOROR, Palau ## A host of a History Channel series featuring sunken ships drowned during a 250-foot dive to the USS Perry, a World War II wreck.

Michael Norwood, 36, an experienced British scuba diver and instructor for deep dives...

ROV NEWS

Police to use underwater 'robocop'

Cutting edge North Sea technology has been recruited by Grampian Police to help with underwater searches.
The force has received a remotely operated undersea robot for use with its underwater search team...

ONSHORE NEWS

Seaeye Marine Celebate 200th ROV System Order (Panther Plus Delivery to PTSC

Seaeye Marine will pass a significant milestone this month with the delivery of their 200th ROV system to PTSC in Vungtau, Vietnam. This Panther Plus system includes a ...

SUBSEA TELECOMS NEWS

Massive Projects for Beijing's 2008 Olympics to Include Telecom Infrastructu

Austin, Texas (May 22, 2003) - As part of the sweeping modernization projects for the 2008 Olympics, Beijing Communications Corporation, the local operating company serving China's national capital, will invest $US 6.64 billion over the next 5 years to extend and upgrade its network. This is a fraction of the $37 Billion planned ...

GENERAL NEWS

'Free Willy' whale, Keiko, dies

Rons_ROV_Links writes:  OSLO, Norway (AP) ## Keiko, the killer whale made famous by the "Free Willy" movies, has died in Norwegian coastal waters where he remained after millions of dollars and a decade of work failed to coax him back to the open sea, his caretakers said early Saturday.

The whale, who was 27, ...

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