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Future maritime technology: Multipurpose offshore platforms

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Energy-, aquaculture- and transport-infrastructures are increasingly being established offshore.  Moving operations further away from the coast, makes both logistics and operations become more complex and challenging. Moreover, the development and operation of marine infrastructure exert environmental pressure on the oceans, threatening marine ecosystems. Multipurpose offshore platforms are a way to address these issues and present…

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World Energy Outlook Special Report – Offshore Wind Outlook 2019 becoming a $1 trillion industry

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Energy Agency (IEA) issued its Offshore Wind Outlook 2019, finding that offshore wind power will expand impressively over the next two decades, boosting efforts to decarbonize energy systems and reduce air pollution as it becomes a growing part of electricity supply. The report finds that global offshore wind capacity may increase 15-fold…

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Offshore renewable energy installations (OREI) – impact on shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The location, size and irregular shape of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI) present new challenges to the safe navigation and communication of shipping and emergency rescue. These difficulties could contribute to a marine casualty leading to injury, death or loss of property, either at sea or among the population ashore. This guide provides details…

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Infographic – Deep Sea Drilling Facts

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Extracting natural resources is a process full of incredible science, cutting edge technology and heavy manpower. We are now more successful than ever at delivering the vital energy that powers our economy, safeguarding our precious deep sea environment and ensuring that we fully benefit from our reservoirs of oil and gas. For more interesting maritime…

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Bureau Veritas releases new rules for offshore service vessels and tugs

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued new rules for the Classification of Offshore Service Vessels and Tugs, including new class notations for pipelay vessels, accommodation units, offshore construction vessels and offshore support vessels. Gijsbert de Jong, Bureau Veritas Marine Marketing and Sales Director, said: “With this new publication Bureau Veritas provides the…

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DNVGL – DMA: Safety analysis provides offshore support vessels with new insight

New safety analysis can be used to harmonise safety on board offshore vessels carrying wind turbine technicians. The normal operations of this vessel type have resulted in a risk scenario considerably different from that of both ordinary cargo ships and passenger ships. Major risks are related to: fire hull and accommodation integrity stability man-over-board incorrect…

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New guidelines for the use of Drones offshore

A new publication to help guide the growing use offshore of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – also known as drones – has been published by Oil & Gas UK. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations Management Standards and Guidelines were developed by a work group set up by the trade body, involving industry and aviation…

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