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ConocoPhillips China Inc. (COPC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) recently announced the initiation of the Penglai Offshore Windfarm Pilot Project 

-  The project will utilize wind energy to supply power to the Penglai Oilfield, China’s largest offshore oil and gas production base 

- Four wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 34 MW

- Potential to provide over 30% of the power needed for the Penglai Oilfield’s operations

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Tour Australia's Oceanographic Research Vessel Investigator

-  R/V Investigator is a 94-metre ocean research vessel capable of delivering up to 300 research days each year. The vessel was purpose built and commissioned in 2014. It has impressive scientific capabilities and possesses a wide range of on-board and modular laboratories and facilities.

- The vessel supports biological, oceanographic, geological and atmospheric research, as well maritime training and education and outreach activities. It accommodates 40 researchers and technicians and 20 crew, and has an endurance of 60 days and 10,000 nautical miles without resupply.

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State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) has put into operation the world’s first offshore floating solar power plant integrated with offshore wind turbine, at a site located off the coast of China’s Shandong Province.

- Utilizes patented offshore floating solar technology from Norwegian-based company Ocean Sun

- With installed capacity of 0.5MWp, the plant is connected to the transformer on a SPIC-owned wind turbine and then linked to the power grid through the subsea cable of the wind farm.

- The partners plan to promote the use of Ocean Sun’s technology to build a floating wind-solar project with a total capacity of 20MW in 2023.

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The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) of the Philippines joins the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project 

- “We want to see the Philippines become a geospatially empowered nation,” commented NAMRIA Administrator, undersecretary Dr Peter N. Tiangco

- Seabed 2030 project director Jamie McMichael-Phillips said: “Our partnership with NAMRIA is a significant development for the project. As a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines has become the first member state to sign up to Seabed 2030, demonstrating its commitment to developing our understanding of ocean science, and working towards Sustainable Development Goal 14: to conserve and sustainably use the oceans.

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OceanTech Expo 2023

Donghai Laboratory launched in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China by the Zhoushan municipal government, Zhejiang University, and the Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources

- The Donghai Laboratory will focus on the research of marine environment observation, marine power systems, and marine green resources, and, by 2025, it will have research teams with about 1,000 experts from around the world

- A USD $222.63 million, 100,000+ square meter industrial park for the Donghai Laboratory will be constructed within five years


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World Forum Offshore Wind Global Offshore Wind Report  - First Half 2022

- A total of 6.8 GW of global offshore wind capacity was added during

HY 1 2022, mainly driven by strong growth in China

- Globally, 33 new offshore wind farms went into operation:in China (25); in Vietnam (5); in the United KingdomUK (1); in South Korea (1) and in Italy (1)

 - Download the complete report from World Forum Offshore Wind website:


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China's Goldwin unveils a 13.6 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine with a record-breaking rotor diameter of 252 meters (827 feet) 


- Swept area of 50,000 square meters (538,196 square feet)

- Able to generate 63.5 million kWh per year

- Able to reduce coal by 19,000 metric tons and CO2 emissions by 48,000 metric tons

- Now the largest single-unit turbine in the Asia-Pacific region

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Wello Oy's unique Penguin optimizes an unstable hull design for its wave energy conversion technology



- Heikki Paakkinen, Wello’s founder and CEO began developing wave energy devices and the associated technology as a hobby at a young age. 

- Wello was formed in 2008, and, a 28-meter prototype was built and deployed to the European marine and energy center in Orkney Scotland

- A commercially ready 44-meter version of the Penguin WEC-2 Wave Energy Converter was completed in 2018, and deployed off the coast Armintza, Basque Country, Spain in August 2021

​- Wello and Export Barbados signed a commercial agreement in August, 2022 for deployment of a 5 MW wave energy farm in Barbados, with an option to extend up to 50 MW feeding the power into a hydrogen production plant

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An overview of some Offshore Wind energy exhibits at WindEnergy Hamburg exhibition 27 – 30 September 2022

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China's first "offshore wind power + marine ranch + seawater hydrogen production" integration project started off Yangxi, southwest Guangdong province

- MingYang Smart Energy will deliver 25 MySE11-230 units, 18 MySE12-242 units and a 16.6MW floating unit

- The total installed capacity of the project is 500MW

- The comprehensive land and sea construction of Mingyang Group's Qingzhou IV 500MW project has important strategic significance for Yangxi to speed up the construction of a 10 million kilowatt-class offshore wind power production base.

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Baihetan, the world’s first 2,000-ton-class offshore wind farm installation vessel put into operation in Guangzhou China

- An integrated wind power installation platform with the strongest lifting capacity, the deepest operating water depth, the largest variable load and the largest deck area in the world

- Integrates transport, self-elevation, lifting and dynamic positioning and the requirements needed for operating in deep and remote seas. 

- 126-meter-long, 50-meter-wide

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Wireless, battery free underwater camera developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is about 100,000 times more energy-efficient than other undersea cameras

-  “We are missing data from over 95 percent of the ocean. This technology could help us build more accurate climate models and better understand how climate change impacts the underwater world” MIT Associate Professor Fadel Adib

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Sustainable Marine launches AROV2 rock anchor installation system for offshore renewables, including tidal energy and floating wind

-AROV2 will form a key asset in Sustainable Marine’s new ‘Swift Anchors’ division offering solutions for more efficient mooring installations for direct embedment anchors drilled into the seabed.

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New offshore floating fish farm vessel completed by China’s Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding

Lu Ji Yu Yang60616 (“Lu Ji Fishing and Aquaculture 60616”) is a self-propelled vessel designed jointly by the Guangzhou Ship and Ocean Engineering Design and Research Institute and the Institute of Fisheries Machinery and Instruments of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS).

- LOA of 249 metres,
- Beam of 45 metres,
- Displacement of approximately 130,000 tonnes,
      deadweight of 100,000 tonnes,
- Total capacity for 90,000 cubic metres of water in its 15 breeding tanks

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Evolving SubSea Technologies Impacting Submarine Cables

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Image:  Rui Wang | Institute of Automation | Chinese Academy of Sciences / Tech Xplore 

Bionic underwater vehicle inspired by fish with enlarged pectoral fins

- Underwater robots often need to be able to move or hover at low speeds in turbulent waters, while performing a specific task

- It is difficult for the propeller to move the robot in these conditions

- Another factor when an underwater robot is moving at low speeds in unstable flowing waters is the propeller's "twitching" movement

- This twitching generates unpredictable fluid pulses that reduce the robot's efficiency

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Energy output of wind farm installations can be increased by modeling the wind flow of the entire collection of turbines and optimizing the control of individual units

 - All existing utility-scale turbines are controlled to maximize only their own power production, as if they were isolated units with no detrimental impact on neighboring turbines.


- By reducing wake losses, the algorithm could make it possible to place turbines more closely together within future wind farms, therefore increasing the power density of wind energy, saving on land (or sea) footprints 

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Eco Wave Power Global AB initiates real-conditions testing of its wave energy EWP-EDF One pilot project at the Port of Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel

- On August 1st, 2022, Eco Wave Power’s engineering team met with representatives from the Israeli Electric Company (IEC) to coordinate the next steps for the actual grid connection works

- The EWP-EDF One wave energy pilot project will be the first time in the history of Israel that electricity produced by the power of the waves will be officially transmitted to Israel’s national electric grid

- The EWP-EDF One project is executed in collaboration and co-funding  from EDF Renewables IL and the Israeli Energy Ministry


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SEA-KIT Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) returns from first volcanic caldera survey in Tonga

- The 12-metre USV ‘Maxlimer’ is being remotely controlled on its caldera missions from SEA-KIT’s base in Essex, United Kingdom

- Equipped with a Multibeam Echo Sounder (MBES) to acoustically measure depth and state of the seabed

 - Winch capability for deployment of multiple sensors down to 300 metres to obtain direct water column measurements

 - NIWA/Nippon Foundation Tonga Eruption Seabed Mapping Project – TESMaP,  funded by The Nippon Foundation


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Advanced Navigation in Australia is working to transform the world of underwater drone technology

- “We wanted to take all of that technology that’s usually the size of a table and pack it into a tiny little vehicle that could be hand-deployed and deployed from anywhere and by anyone,”  Xavier Orr, CEO, Advanced Navigation

- ‘Hydrus’ is about the size of a vacuum cleaner, fully autonomous, programmable and capable of depths to 3,000 meters below sea level

 - Advanced sonar, navigation and communications systems

 - Cinema-grade 4K 60 fps camera and an artificial intelligence engine

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Space robotics make a deep oceanic splash

- 100 former space engineers now working on marine robotics at Nauticus Robotics in Houston, USA

- Using what they learned at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to design, build, and refine the company’s signature robot, Aquanaut

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First-of-Its-Kind Video Shows How Giant Squid Hunt Their Prey Deep in The Ocean

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The International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Program on Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES) has published six interviews covering ocean projects for heating, cooling and power production


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Singapore recently opened its first ocean basin marine test facility at its national research and development center, the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS)


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Ocean Sun and Sunneng Technology team up to construct China’s first offshore wind and floating solar hybrid project

-  0.5MWp offshore floating solar pilot connected to a wind turbine in Haiyang, off the coast of China’s Shandong Province

- The project is fully funded by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), the world’s largest PV asset owner

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Latest Developments and Advances in Marine Energy

- 'The most favorable renewable energy is marine energy.  Marine energy refers to the energy found in waves, tides, and salinity gradients. Since approximately 71% of the earth is made up of water and contains approximately 332.5 million cubic miles of water [1], there is a high potential for energy in the ocean.'

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Stanford University's OceanOneK humanoid ROV connects human’s sight and touch to the deep sea

- OceanOneK has a humanoid top half and a slimmer back half with eight multi-directional thrusters that allow careful maneuvering underwater

-  The robot’s haptic – or touch-based – feedback system and stereoscopic vision produced incredibly realistic sensations

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INFOMAR's 'Shipwrecks Viewer' for sites in Ireland's waters

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- INFOMAR's 3D models  Click here



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RWE and SolarDuck team up to commercialize offshore floating solar starting with a pilot project in the North Sea

- Collaboration agreement to develop the use of floating solar parks at sea
- RWE will invest in SolarDuck’s full-scale offshore pilot ‘Merganser’ with a nameplate capacity of 0.5 MWp in 2023
- Plans for integration with offshore wind farms

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Oneka Technologies is the grand prize winner of the 'Waves to Water' competition by the U.S. Department of Energy

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- The prize aimed to propel the wave-powered desalination industry. Oneka Technologies develops devices that use exclusively the energy of the waves to sustainably turn seawater into drinking water

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Deep ocean turbine developed by NEDO

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- IHI Corporation is designed to offer steady renewable energy

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Colombia's Caribbean Islands prepare for the 2022 tropical cyclone season with computer modeling to better predict hurricane (typhoon) risk

- Utilizing field data collected by Nortek Acoustic Wave and Current (AWAC) profilers- Dr Andrés Fernando Osorio Arias, professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Executive Director of CEMarin (the Center of Excellence in Marine Sciences):-

"We use these models to create reconstructions of hurricanes that have occurred in the past, and also to predict scenarios that have not yet occurred – synthetic scenarios of hurricanes.”

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- In Spanish with English subtitles

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Several strategies for clearing river debris before it enters into the ocean


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Hexicon AB wins UK’s first ever 'Contracts for Difference' (CfD) auction for floating offshore wind for its TwinHub 32MW floating wind project in the Celtic Sea

- 15-year revenue support from UK Government for first floating offshore wind project in England and Wales

- A strike price of £87.30/MWh (2012 real prices) 

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Decom Engineering's successful completion of two phases of an international workscope offshore in the Gulf of Thailand where its chop saws performed hundreds of cuts on piping of up to 16” diameter led to two more international decommissioning contracts:

- The UK Continental Shelf contract is a conductor recovery and removal project deployed topside on a vessel and Decom’s C1 Chopsaw is expected to complete eight cuts on behalf of a global offshore contractor

- Norwegian-headquartered subsea and offshore wind farm contractor Havfram have commissioned Decom to carry out cutting operations on a ROVCON connecter in water depths of up to 800m off the coast of west Africa.

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                 The International Seabed Authority (ISA) announced the winners of its art competition organized for World Oceans Day 2022 in two categories, local and international

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- International competition, open to everyone around the world over the age of sixteen

- Local competition, open to school children under the age of 16 in Jamaica

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Image (From the top): Richard Nattoo | Wanni Arachchige Damitha Nayananjani Monarawila | Thammy Gularte Dias / International Seabed Authority

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                'Sounds of the Sea' in Ocean Scientists' Music Project

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- For the last 18 months, a scientist and his brother at NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration's) Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA, have been developing an online program that merges ocean color data with musical notes.

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"IEA-OES webinar: Offshore Aquaculture as a Market for Ocean Renewable Energy"

- Ocean Energy Systems (OES) is the short name for the Technology Collaboration Programme on Ocean Energy, an intergovernmental collaboration between countries, founded in 2001, which operates under a framework established by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris.
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- Additional Ocean Energy Systems webinars:
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Ocean-Engineering / Robots / Climate Change

The Argo program, run by an international consortium involving 30 nations, is planning to grow from 4,000 to 4,700 more capable "floats" in the quest for greater understanding of the complex interactions between the earth's oceans and atmosphere producing our climate

- An in-depth interview with cochair of the Argo steering committee, Susan Wijffels, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

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Successful project demonstrated USV real time and environment operations inspecting the Valorous Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) Project in the Celtic Sea

- HydroSurv Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) manufacturer collaborated with Sonardyne to demonstrate the benefits of USV platforms in providing rapid environmental assessments offshore

- Objective was to demonstrate integrated capability using a HydroSurv USV fitted with Sonardyne’s Mini-Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Base Line (USBL) positioning system

-  The collaboration team streamed a live, online demonstration to Blue Gem Wind, Simply Blue Group and Offshore Wind Consultants  audiences in multiple locations, harvesting data straight to a cloud portal and showing near real-time seabed data to desk capability

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Construction contract set for the Southeast Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 6 (SEA-ME-WE 6), a 16,898+ kilometer (10,500+ mile) submarine telecommunications cable connecting Singapore with France via Egypt and the Horn of Africa

Construction contract set for the Southeast Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 6 (SEA-ME-WE 6), a 16,898+ kilometer (10,500+ mile) submarine telecommunications cable connecting Singapore with France via Egypt and the Horn of Africa
- SubCom awarded the $600 million contract that will include branching units to 11 countries 
- The cable is expected to enter service first quarter 2025
- The contract was awarded as part of the Partnership for Global Infrastructure (PGII)

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Shanghai Electric produces its first EW8.X-230 offshore wind turbine generator designed for China's medium-low wind speeds just above the sea surface typically encountered off the Chinese shoreline

- Designed for an average annual wind speed of 7.5 metres per second

- 100-meter carbon fiber blades

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SEA-KIT unveils new H-class USV for ocean survey - a new USV design that focuses on hydrography and environmental data collection

- Retractable gondola and dual sensor deployment options
- 12m and 15m variants
- 12m version transportable in a standard shipping container
- Both variants can be davit launched

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Argeo AS is the first operator of an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) built on the Mariner X, Maritime Robotics' new multi-purpose USV platform

- The Argus USV will do advanced mapping and inspection services using robotics and autonomous ocean space technology for offshore and energy projects in water depths from 2–200 meters

- Argus USV offers a stable, low-emission hybrid platform equipped with state-of-the-art navigation, supervision, and hydrographic and geophysical technology

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                First "International Competition on Modern Bamboo Structure Building Design" yields 71 design works in total with the registrations from over 200 student teams in more than 50 universities 

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- The competition was organized by
- Zhejiang University - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJUI)
- Zhejiang University (Ninghai) Joint Research Center for Bio-based Materials and Carbon Neutral Development
- China Wood Protection Industry Association
- The Engineered Bamboo Structures Task Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
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Sounder USV from Kongsberg Maritime becomes first Uncrewed Surface Vehicle in Peruvian Fishing Company TASA's fleet

- Equipped with acoustic technology including two echosounders, a low frequency sonar and a CTD sensor
- "Guardian del Mar" will gather information on the state of marine resources such as mackerel, horse mackerel and anchoveta and provide information on the location of schools, etc. for TASA's 48 vessel fleet with operating costs representing about 0.6% of an average fishing fleet vessel
- Eight meters length with a maximum speed of 12 knots

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               Teledyne Marine 2022 Photo / Data Contest


"Teledyne Marine is pleased to kick-off of our annual photo/data contest in which we invite customers to share photos of Teledyne Marine products in action in the office, lab, or field; or data samples collected using our products -- and we invite everyone to vote for their favorite submissions"

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- The Contest Ends on August 31, 2022

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 - 2021 Contest Winners Video

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               When and how will hydrogen scale toward 2050?

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- “Hydrogen is essential to decarbonize sectors that cannot be electrified, like aviation, maritime, and high-heat manufacturing and should therefore be prioritized for these sectors,” said Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV
- Summary and download link for the complete report "Hydrogen Forecast to 2050"

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New standards for autonomous navigation and operations recently set by two transoceanic voyages in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans - though human intervention was required for both journeys

- Avikus, a subsidiary of HD Hyundai, announced the successful voyage of the LNG carrier Prism Courage from Freeport, Texas to South Korea’s Boryeong LNG Terminal, via the Panama Canal. The 33-day voyage covered roughly 10,800 nautical miles, half of which was navigated autonomously using Avikus’ HiNAS 2.0 technology
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- The "Mayflower" Autonomous Ship arrived in Halifax, Canada on June 5 completing its historic Atlantic crossing and becoming the largest uncrewed craft to complete the Atlantic crossing
- Voyage estimated at 3,490 miles in 40 days with an unplanned two-week layover in the Azores after they detected mechanical failures. After tests and refueling, the voyage resumed
- “intermittent, low-level failures,” prompted the decision to divert to Canada and end the voyage with a tow into Halifax
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CorPack and C4 Unveil event of the CorPower C4 Wave Energy Converter and the CorPack wave clusters – our building blocks for wave energy farms

-The new full-scale CorPower C4 device will ultimately form part of a four-system wave energy array, located off the coast of Aguçadoura, Portugal, creating one of the world’s first grid-connected wave farms

- "Patrik Möller, CorPower Ocean’s CEO, said: “After a decade of development efforts, we are thrilled to unveil the CorPower C4 and the CorPack – our first commercial scale products."
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CorPack and C4 Unveil event
- When: 2022-06-15 at 13.00 CET
- Where: Online event, broadcasted from the SPACE Arena in Stockholm, Sweden
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Global offshore wind development capacity grew 89% in 2021, nearly doubling, according to new research conducted by The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG)

- More than 200 GW of new offshore wind projects were announced in both established markets, such as the United Kingdom and Netherlands, and new markets, such as Italy and Australia

- Brazil is now the global leader with over 97 GW, all in development

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                "The International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean Version 2 (IBCSO v2)"

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- New datasets initiated a second version of IBCSO (IBCSO v2). This version extends to 50°S (covering approximately 2.4 times the area of seafloor of the previous version)

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Photographer Clark Little, native of Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii, has spent the last 15 years documenting shorebreak waves, the monster swells that roll in from the Pacific and crash directly onto the sand, unobstructed by reefs or shallow water

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Introducing four of the newest commercially available Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

- Exhibited at Oceanology International in London earlier this year:

HII Hydroid REMUS 300

Kongsberg HUGIN Edge

Seaber YUCO

Teledyne Gavia SeaRaptor

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'Fuyao', China's largest floating wind turbine mounting a 6.2 MW typhoon-resistant wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 152 meters developed by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) subsidiary Haizhuang Wind Power, was recently towed to its designated demonstration location 12.8 kilometers west of the Xuwen County, south of Guangdong Province

- The floating platform is 72 meters long with a draught of 33 meters, and a width of 80 meters
- The tower is 78 meters tall with the center height of the hub at 96 meters

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World's first "Drone Carrier" recently launched by China's CSSC Huangpu Wenchong, a research ship purpose-built for carrying and deploying unmanned aircraft, surface vessels and submersibles

- The  Zhuhaiyun, or Zhuhai Cloud is 88.5 meters long and 14 meters wide, with a draft of 3.7 meters and displacement of about 2,000 metric tons. 

- It can be controlled remotely and autonomously in open waters and is designed for speeds of up to 18 knots, equivalent to about 33 kilometers an hour

- Chen Dake, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory, which owns the vessel: "The vessel is not only an unprecedented precision tool at the frontier of marine science, but also a platform for marine disaster prevention and mitigation, seabed precision mapping, marine environment monitoring, and maritime search and rescue"

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AWTEC - 6th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

Minesto's Dragon 4 tidal power plant in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands successfully completes first week of commissioning

- "The large-scale build-out plan sets out a stepwise installation of tidal kite arrays, each with 20-40 MW installed capacity, at four verified locations

- "With a total capacity of 120 MW tidal energy, generating an estimated 350 GWh per year, the arrays would supply 40% of the Faroe Islands’ growing electricity consumption"

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                Ocean Infinity, based in Houston USA, unveiled its first optionally crewed, low emission Armada 78-meter robotic ship

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- First of eight 78 meter remotely controlled green ammonia powered ships

- Six 85 meter and nine 21- and 36-meter ships are also being constructed and fitted out to yield a projected robotic fleet of 23 vessels

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                CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) has launched the i73+ pocket-sized GNSS receiver

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- Powered by 624 GNSS channels
- The i73+ delivers 3-cm accuracy at up to 30º pole tilt, increasing point measurement efficiency by 20% and stakeout by 30%
- Weighs only 0.73 kg including battery

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AWTEC - 6th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

“World’s first rapid testing facility for tidal turbine blades" officially opened in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh

- USD $5.64 million facility that can test tidal turbine blades under strenuous conditions
- FastBlade facility would use a 75 metric ton reaction frame that was able to apply “powerful forces on turbine blades more than 50 feet long.”
- FastBlade is a partnership between aerospace firm Babcock International and the University of Edinburgh backed by a grant of USD $2,261,450 from the United Kingdom government

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AWTEC - 6th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), the Japan based global maritime transportation group, and, Netherlands based TouchWind recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop TouchWind’s floating wind turbine with a tilting angled one-piece


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