The Swiss-based Allseas Group has selected Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning system for the world’s largest pipe lay and platform installation/decommissioning vessel, Pieter Schelte.
Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) announced that Ceona has selected the company to provide on-board communications solutions for its newest, field development asset, the Ceona Amazon.
Christened on December 3rd, EMC delivered satellite connectivity services for the vessel’s main operations, including voice, and crew welfare communications using SpeedNet for faster internet browsing.
Ranger Offshore has closed the previously announced agreement to acquire Technip USA’s diving assets.
Strategic acquisition, supporting Ranger’s next phase of growth, include: Multi-year preferred sub-contractor agreement to provide diving services to Technip USA; Further capacity to deploy additional diving spreads and broaden its growing customer base in existing markets.
Construction of a new offshore research and development centre at Memorial University is complete, that should pave the way for increased collaborative research focused on solving technical challenges facing Newfoundland and Labrador industries.
The new Suncor Energy Offshore R&D Centre will house innovative ocean- and offshore engineering-related R&D projects that will be carried out in collaboration with local and global industry partners.
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).
The recommended practice developed by DNV GL provides guidance on the proper design and correct operation, as well as regular inspection and maintenance, of subsea cranes and lifting appliances. The aim is to reduce the overall risk and safeguard personnel during lifting operations and to improve the integrity and efficiency of equipment throughout its lifetime.
SSE’s networks business, SHE Transmission, has awarded its largest ever Living Wage contract, worth approximately $721 million (£460million), to engineering firm ABB Limited.
The contract is part of the Caithness to Moray Transmission Project, the vital new subsea link which will allow more renewable energy to join up to the network in the north of Scotland. It is Scotland’s largest ever Living Wage contract to date and will support at least 600 jobs.
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