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  • 22 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Underwater Centre has added a new course to its commercial air diving (CAD) offering, in response to the needs identified by industry. The course, which will be included in all the diving packages – Premium, Construction and Standard – has been made possible by the donation of equipment by The Mechanical Services Department of […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Cable protection systems (CPS) supplier Tekmar Energy has successfully carried out a full-scale demonstration of its products at The Underwater Centre, the subsea training and trials facility based in Fort William, Scotland. The objective of the demonstration was to prove the ability to remove a CPS without the need for divers, which is seen as key for […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The world’s first training course in work class ROV operations delivered by an independent training provider has been launched by The Underwater Centre in Fort William. The first intake of students has started on the new five-week course – An Introduction to Work Class ROV Operations – which will change the way industry recruits and […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Global-leading energy industry bodies Subsea UK and OPITO have each been awarded part of a £2million fund aimed at attracting vital new entrants into the industry and helping people to diversify their skills. Scotland’s leading diver training facility, The Underwater Centre in Fort William, has also secured a share of The Energy Challenge Fund, set […]

  • 12 August 2010

    More than 2,200 commercial divers will be needed to help build and develop Europe’s offshore wind sector as it rapidly expands over the next six years, according to leading industry analysts. A new report commissioned by subsea training provider The Underwater Centre in Fort William has studied the number of divers who will be needed […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Osiris Marine Services, a division of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed the world’s first commercial Nitrox diver training at The Underwater Centre, Fort William. As the first commercial diving company to undertake this course, Osiris continues to demonstrate its commitment to health and safety. The course, written by The Underwater Centre with consultant […]

  • 6 November 2014

    Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, has further expanded its footprint across Canada with the launch of a new collaboration with the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE). With advanced observatories on the Pacific coast and in the Canadian Arctic, today’s launch on the Atlantic coast establishes ONC’s operations […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    A Norwegian technology company, Blueye Robotics, has developed an underwater drone that allows offshore wind companies to perform inspection of underwater structures and power cables without the need for divers or remotely operated vehicles.

  • 22 September 2015
    Environment

    Underwater noise in the marine environment is the focus of a new UK-wide research partnership to monitor the ‘soundscape’ in UK waters. The Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has teamed up with Marine Scotland Science and the University of Exeter to analyse underwater noise data from subsea sound recorders located around […]

  • 14 January 2013
    R&D

    The Royal Society published a report on tidal energy in the UK saying that this source is more consistent than wind and that it could produce over 20% of the country’s power needs. The report shows confidence that tidal energy can be harnessed in the near future using both the tidal barrages and underwater turbines. […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Training & Education

    CWind Taiwan, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), China Steel Corporation (CSC), China Ship Building Corporation (CSBC), and Swancor have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to set up a joint venture to cultivate and develop offshore wind power personnel in Taiwan. 

  • 16 April 2012
    Environment, Technology

    A contract has been awarded to Kongsberg Maritime Ltd to conduct underwater noise studies for an offshore renewables project that could eventually lead to 400MW being installed in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth. The contract, awarded by MeyGen Limited, will involve Kongsberg Maritime Ltd conducting both baseline and operational noise measurements from prototype […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The Marine Institute in collaboration with SEAI, the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (UCC) and SmartBay Ireland Ltd have been awarded consent from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to install a subsea fibre optic cable form the shore in Spiddal Co. Galway to an underwater hub that will link to the existing […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Training & Education

    As of 1 July 2014 Falck Safety Services exploits the Maritime Training Centre (MTC) at Amsterdam. This extension of the activities to a third location is a direct consequence of the continuous developments within the national and international oil & gas, maritime and wind energy industry. Because of these developments the demand for specialist training […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Environment, R&D

    Van Oord and Eneco, together with the North Sea Foundation and the Natuur & Milieu organization, are launching the Rich North Sea project dedicated to restoring natural underwater features around offshore wind farms.

  • 15 September 2011

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited today released the results from its environmental monitoring and assessment program undertaken as part of the recent deployment of its commercial scale CETO unit (CETO 3) off Garden Island, Western Australia. These results were presented today by Carnegie’s Site Development Manager, Tim Sawyer at the Asia Pacific Clean […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    MBT GmbH, part of the MacArtney Group, has acquired Bremen-based CPU GmbH, provider of equipment for underwater technical systems, as of 1 April 2016. CPU GmbH remains an independent entity with Christoph Reuter carrying on his job as Managing Director of the company. CPU GmbH will relocate to the Innovation and Technology Centre of the University of […]

  • 14 September 2012

    Canada’s efforts to demonstrate world leadership in tidal energy research and technology are taking a significant step forward, as Ocean Networks Canada’s Centre of Enterprise and Engagement (ONCCEE) partners with researchers and industry to design and install the world’s first cabled underwater monitoring platform specifically for extreme, high-flow tide conditions. ONCCEE, based at the University […]

  • 22 September 2015
    R&D

    FORCE reported that it expects to continue with its offshore operations until mid-October, including barge anchoring, cable recovery, and test mooring trials, at locations including the Parrsboro wharf, West Bay, and the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. This exercise is related to the FAST underwater monitoring platforms, supporting the ongoing work to better understand the […]

  • 23 May 2018
    R&D

    Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl has begun a research project with Chalmers and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) aiming to investigate how to best design vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) to be as robust as possible.

  • 12 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    SeaTwirl and Floating Power Plant have joined the Ocean Energy Scale-Up Alliance (OESA) which has been granted funding from the Interreg North Sea Region.

  • 7 January 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action) programme has launched its fifth call for proposals aiming to help developers of offshore low carbon technologies test products or services in real sea environments.

  • 7 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    International technology Group ANDRITZ increased its stake in Hammerfest Strøm AS from 33.3% to 55.4%. The other major shareholders are the local Norwegian utility company Hammerfest Energi and the Spanish utility company Iberdrola. The company will operate under the name of ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest in the future and is a world market leader in technologies […]

  • 12 October 2012
    R&D, Technology

    Aegir Wave Power has recently redeployed a waverider buoy off the coast of Shetland. The buoy enables Aegir to measure the wave climate at the site of interest and inform decisions on the wave farm design. The NAFC Marine Centre will be maintaining the buoy while it is onsite, and monitoring its position and measurements […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    On 23 April, University of Limerick (UL) launched a EUR 2 million Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), delivered by Forum Energy Technologies and fine-tuned by researches from UL’s Centre for Robotics and Intelligence Systems. The ROV will be used for inspection, repair and maintenance of underwater parts of offshore renewable energy structures. 

  • 18 May 2012
    Authorities

    Commenting as Scottish Power announces the completion of successful initial testing of an underwater tidal turbine in Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrat Energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said: “This is further proof of the impressive progress being made in marine renewables and hopefully a stepping stone to yet more success.  “It also illustrates the invaluable role […]