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INDUSTRY NEWS
High-impact exploration may have taken a few hits in 2020, but in no way is the game over, according to Westwood Global Energy Group.
 
Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC has entered an agreement with MPLX LP subsidiary MarkWest Energy Partners LP to acquire MarkWest Javelina Co. LLC’s Javelina cryogenic natural gas processing and fractionation complex in Corpus Christi, Tex.
 
Through the transaction, Boskalis will obtain two diving support vessels of which one is fully owned - Rever Polaris - and a second chartered  - Rever Topaz. The group employs an onshore staff of around 130 in addition to approximately 220 offshore workers.
 
Teledyne Marine Systems USA
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The ADCI is in the final stages of releasing edition 6.4 of the International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations.

Some of the notable additions and revisions are:
• Expansion of the subsection on Underwater Lift Bag Operational Guidelines from 2 to 15 pages.  Examples of different air bag lifts, air inflation chart, pre-use checklist, common material densities, air requirements and practical considerations are included.
• New requirements for manifolds, pressure-reducing regulators and hot-water systems
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
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One of ADCI’s top priorities is establishing uniform safe standards for commercial divers. Regularly scheduled equipment maintenance is one of the most important proactive measures to ensure diver safety.
 
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Shell Australia has restarted LNG production at its Prelude floating project in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.
 
Turkey and Greece will sit down to try to tackle differences over maritime boundaries and offshore energy resources for the first time since 2016.
 
According to the Philippine Port Authority (PPA)  Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman, and the People's Republic of China are the most recent countries to be added to the list which bars foreign seafarers from disembarking the Philippines. The temporary ban was put in place to combat the spread of the new variant of Covid-19 found in the UK and South Africa.
 
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Oslo-listed asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG has initiated a new renewable energy platform under the brand MPC Energy Solutions as part of its strategy to capitalize on the growing demand for sustainable and cost-competitive low-carbon energy infrastructure.
 
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up Bold Tern is on her way to install the first wind turbines at the 950 MW Moray East wind farm offshore Scotland.
 
Finnish port automation solutions provider Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has completed a deal with US terminal operator Total Terminals International (TTI) to supply a total of six hybrid rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) equipped with Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions.
 
REGULATORY NEWS
The US Supreme Court has agreed to review a court decision denying economic hardship exemptions for small refineries dealing with the costs of the federal renewable fuel mandate.
 
 
Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc.
Saab Seaeye Ltd
 

 

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