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OFFSHORE NEWS

Fair Head Tidal Project Works to Begin in 2018

Fair Head Tidal is planning to submit a marine licence application this summer for the proposed 100MW tidal energy scheme located off the north Antrim coast of Northern Ireland, near Ballycastle. The team behind the Fair Head Tidal Energy Park, a joint venture between Cork-based DP Energy and Bluepower NV, a Belgium company whose shareholders include the offshore contractor, DEME, and utility, Nuhma, has concluded a series of extensive surveys offshore and onshore.

ROV NEWS

DTG2 Explores Below the Ice in the Arctic

Last March Dr. Alex Nimmo Smith and Mr. Peter Ganderton from the Plymouth University Marine Physics Research Group set out on a research trip to the Norwegian Arctic. Among the materials that they took with them to perform their research project was a Deep Trekker DTG2 ROV supplied from Planet Ocean who resell Deep Trekker ROVs in the United Kingdom.

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Craig Group halts investment in ships, ROVs

Aberdeen’s Craig Group has halted investment in new ships and ROVs as it as it battens down hatches to weather the industry downturn. The family-owned oil services and shipping group said capital investment reached £36.5million in the year to the end of April 2015. In the same period, it enjoyed an 11% rise in profits.

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Commercial diving

A common misconception surrounding ROVs within the commercial/salvage diving industry is that ROVs are being used to replace divers. At Deep Trekker, it is not our goal to take over the jobs of divers but to simply offer a tool that can be used in conjunction with divers to save time and improve safety during jobs.

SURVEY NEWS

MH370 Search Unveils Another Shipwreck

Search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have revealed another shipwreck following Fugro Equator’s discovery in May last year.

 

 

INSPECTION NEWS (Subsea)

ORCHIDS Project to Improve Subsea Cable Monitoring

 Fraunhofer UK, Synaptec and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) have teamed up to develop a new way to address cable and electrical infrastructure integrity within the marine renewable energy industry.

ACQUISITION/MERGER NEWS

Shareholder to Vote "No" to Shell, BG Merger

 Royal Dutch Shell's bid to acquire BG Group was dealt a blow on Friday when a first major shareholder said it would vote against the $49 billion deal due to a weak outlook for oil prices and risks related to BG's assets in Brazil.

ACQUISITION/MERGER NEWS

Cameron stockholders approve merger agreement with Schlumberger

HOUSTON – Cameron has reported that its stockholders have overwhelmingly voted to adopt the previously announced merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Cameron by a wholly owned subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd. 

CONTRACT AWARDS

Bibby Offshore Clinches BP Contract

 Bibby Offshore has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by BP to replace subsea infrastructure in the Central North Sea.

ACQUISITION/MERGER NEWS

SAAB SEAEYE CONSOLIDATE HYDRO-LEK

Following their acquisition of tooling maker, Hydro-Lek, Saab Seaeye is now consolidating the business into their own facilities at Fareham. 


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