Industry Leader Chris Nicholson
It is with great regret and sadness that MTS announces the passing of Chris Nicholson. Chris passed away suddenly in his home October 5. He was 62.
Makai Ocean Engineering Flipped the Switch of its Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant on Hawaii
Chris was truly an icon in our industry, an inventor, true innovator and successful businessman. He was founder and president of Deep Sea Systems International, now Oceaneering International. Chris received the National Oceanographic Institute Award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences in 1992.
Chris’ influence extended throughout the entire international ROV community. We are all deeply saddened and he will be greatly missed.
MTS Member Company, Makai Ocean Engineering celebrates the completion of the world’s largest operational Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant with a dedication ceremony held on Friday, August 21, at 11:00 a.m. at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA). Makai’s OTEC power plant uses the temperature difference between the ocean’s cold deep water and warm surface water to generate clean, renewable electricity that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The NELHA-sited plant will generate 100 kilowatts of sustainable, continuous electricity—enough to power 120 Hawaii homes annually. Read more.
Robotic Seagliders Are Game Changers for Ocean Surveying, Data Collection
Robotic underwater Seagliders used by the Oban-based Scottish Association for Marine Science have now gathered the equivalent of five years of oceanographic data, most of which was collected in the past 18 months. Read more.
Phoenix International Ends Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. has been directed by the Government of Malaysia to end the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) in the Southern Indian Ocean as of June 20th 2015. Phoenix has been working with a team of other companies since October 5th 2014 to locate the aircraft that went missing on March 8th 2014. Read more.
VideoRay Pro 4 ROV Survives Continuous 19-Month Remote Deployment in North Sea
A VideoRay Pro 4 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) spent 19 months operating continuously in the North Sea, in what is believed to be the longest uninterrupted deployment of a single ROV of any class. Read more.
RDC, Fugro Team Up on New Vessel
The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) has invested $4.9 million in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel to be stationed in St. John’s. Read more.
Funding Available For Environmental Technology Demonstrations
The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), supports the demonstration of technologies that address priority DoD environmental requirements. Read more.
Coastal Engineering and Sciences Certificate Program
The University of New Orleans (UNO) will be offering two new graduate level certificates through the Coastal Engineering And Sciences (CEAS) certificate program starting in Spring 2015. The two certificates are Graduate Coastal Engineering Certificate and Graduate Coastal Sciences Certificate. Read more.
Subsea 7 to Reorganise
Seabed-to-surface engineering contractor, Subsea 7, has announced that, with effect from 1 January 2015, it will be changing the organisational structure of its business. Read more.
Technip to Charter Farstad’s Newbuild Subsea Vessel
Farstad Shipping ASA has been awarded a 5 year framework agreement by Technip Norge AS for delivery of ROV support operations, light construction work, IMR and other subsea related activities. Read more.
Connecting to nature with MacArtney GreenLink
GreenLink ‐ connectivity for marine renewables Spurred on by continuously increasing demand for dependable MacArtney connectivity solution from marine renewable energy industries and operators, MacArtney has chosen to unify a vast pool of its technical expertise, operational experience and industry leading connectivity solutions under the new and dedicated ‘GreenLink’ brand. Read more.