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Leading marine service provider, Marine and Towage Services Group Ltd. has successfully completed a charter to deliver a specialist offshore vessel to its new Danish owners, Advanced Offshore Solutions. The ‘Sea Slice’, with its specialist SWATH design, comprising four small low-drag hulls placed in two linear pairs, is able to

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Better Batteries
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Redflow, the Australian provider of energy storage flow batteries, has announced that it has decreased its zincbromide battery (ZBM) cost by 50 per cent through technology improvements and a stronger manufacturing relationship with Flextronics. The company is now able to offer its naked ZBM product at a cost of $20c

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New Contract Signed
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XPD8 Solutions, an asset integrity management specialist, has secured a significant two-year contract with CNR International. The agreement will see the Aberdeen-headquartered firm providing condition-monitoring services to five CNR platforms in the North Sea. Having already provided cover to CNR International’s UKCS assets over the past eight years, this latest

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Schneider Electric has revealed its new BLISS (baseline integrated SCADA system) solution. BLISS combines Schneider Electric’s Enterprise OASyS SCADA – and its advanced application with IT infrastructure – with compute and networking provided by Cisco to deliver an IoT-enabled holistic pipeline management platform for new pipelines or upgrades to systems.

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New offering for Brazil
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M.A.C. Solutions, developer of the ProcessVue suite of alarm management software, has announced a partnership agreement with Aquarius Software, a provider of industrial automation software for the manufacturing, oil & gas, biofuel and power generation markets in Brazil. John Pritchard, Managing Director of M.A.C. Solutions commented: “The agreement with Aquarius

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Closer Integration
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In a move that will enable the company to offer its customers a wider range of CHP based low carbon energy solutions across all market sectors Veolia has announced its specialist combined heat and power (CHP) company, Cogenco Limited, will be fully integrating with the UK group and adopting the

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Leading international tidal developer Atlantis and global renewables company DP Energy have formed a partnership to develop a multi-turbine array at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) facility in Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is anticipated that the array will include AR1500 turbines from Atlantis’

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Get into position
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French oil major Total, operator for the Egina oil field offshore Nigeria, together with its construction and survey partners, has successfully installed a Fusion 6G subsea positioning network to support its development of the $15 billion project. Supplied by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, the acoustic technology specified for Egina, which

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Decommissioning duo
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Bibby Offshore has delivered two multimillion-pound decommissioning contracts to the UK Continental Shelf in 2015. As Barry Macleod, Managing Director of Bibby Offshore UKCS explained: “Decommissioning work has been a key area of focus for Bibby Offshore for many years and as a result, we have built up a strong

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Platts has launched a new analysis platform that forecasts the key supply and demand dynamics of domestic oil and petroleum markets in China. Platts China Oil Analytics is a web-based platform that allows energy producers, traders and analysts to access detailed supply/demand analysis, volume forecasts and news together with refining

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