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Shetland is bidding to become a global leader in a multi-billion pound industry as a result of over £20million of investment announced by Cabinet Secretary John Swinney.
A set of multi-million pound investments by Lerwick Port Authority and international energy logistics company Peterson aims to create a decommissioning centre of excellence around Lerwick.
Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) is undertaking a £11.95m quayside infrastructure project at Dales Voe South in order to support the development of oil and gas decommissioning in Shetland. The expansion will support around 120 permanent island jobs.
In addition, Peterson (United Kingdom) Ltd is proposing investments up to £8.64m in its ‘Deep Water Shetland’ project to further support and expand its existing decommissioning capability. Working jointly with its partners in decommissioning, Veolia, the project could create around 67 high value jobs and add around £10m to the local economy.
Shell’s Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Project marks the first time 3D Wide Azimuth (WAZ) Seismic technology was used in Canada.
This technology provides much clearer data in water depths of 1500 to 3500 metres, 250 to 350 kilometres offshore Nova Scotia.
Seatronics, an Acteon company, has signed a worldwide contract with Digital Edge Subsea Ltd for Digital Edge Subsea’s complete range of digital video inspection systems.
Seatronics will be equipped with Digital Edge Subsea systems for each of its global bases and they will be available for both rental and sales. Seatronics, in partnership with Digital Edge Subsea, will offer training locally at each of the six worldwide locations, alongside local service and first level support.
Neptune Marine has hired Scott Freeland as GM for ROV and Survey based in Aberdeen.
Freeland was most recently with Rovop and was one of co-founders of that operation.
Cable barge AMT Explorer capsized and probably sank in Mediterranean sea some 50 miles southwest of Sardinia island southern tip on July 3, while towed, reportedly, by a tug Red Husky. Barge was en route from Naples cable factory to Bremerhaven, with cable worth euro 28 million, which was to connect wind farms in North Sea offshore.
FMC Technologies has received new orders from Delta SubSea (DSS) for HD59 and HD60 ROVs for delivery in July 2014.
The company’s Schilling Robotics business unit entered into a frame agreement with Delta SubSea for the supply of work-class ROV systems in 2013, to supply a fleet of state-of-the-art ROV systems over the next several years.
Savante Offshore is proud to announce the release of the Vergence3D subsea stereoimaging camera; an underwater photogrammetry camera designed to bring remote measurement capabilities to the underwater and oil and gas industry.
"Vergence3D represents a first step into the field of subsea imaging; which we aim to develop through a new and exciting range of digital stills and HD video camera products; all with a vitally-added measurement dimension." says Dr. Grant Thomson, Managing Director.
MacArtney has supplied a TRIAXUS remotely operated towed underwater vehicle to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, and one of the largest and most diverse agencies in the world.
The TRIAXUS underwater vehicle will be utilised on Australia’s Marine National Facility research vessel, the Investigator.
J2 Subsea, an Acteon company, has agreed to represent WeSubsea products in the UK and overseas. WeSubsea manufactures a range of engineered remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dredge pumps (dredgers), which are designed to move sediment on the seabed for a range of subsea applications. J2 Subsea will also represent other subsea equipment from WeSubsea.
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