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INDUSTRY NEWS
The Biden Administration issued its final rule to toughen greenhouse gas emission standards for automobiles and other light-duty vehicles. It described the action as a big step toward an all-electric, zero-emissions transportation future.
 
US crude oil production averaged 11.3 MMb/d in 2020, down 935,000 b/d (8%) from the record annual average high of 12.2 MMb/d in 2019, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
 
Here are some of the most contentious projects that have made significant progress this year, and the backlash the work has encountered.
 
A federal judge ruled that Skanska USA was negligent in taking a "wait and see" approach instead of implementing its contractually obligated hurricane plan at the Pensacola Bay Bridge jobsite ahead of Hurricane Sally in 2020, when 27 of its barges broke loose, damaging the structure and causing a nine-month traffic closure on the span.
 
The Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC) has issued new a position statement on the importance of COVID-19 vaccination for offshore divers.
 
Teledyne Marine Systems USA
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
   
Deadline for submittal of nominations:
JANUARY 14, 2022
 
Recognizing and honoring individuals whose efforts and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a lifetime of dedication.
Nominees do not have to be commercial divers, but can be any individual who has been influential and who has made a significant and recognizable life-long contribution to the commercial diving community.
 
This report is a summary of findings regarding the TYT Torch, which is produced in Turkey. This torch has been spotted as a “bargain brand” BR-22 and has potential safety hazards and intellectual property infringements that prove problematic for customers.
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
The first set of floaters and supporting structures for Eco Wave Power’s grid-connected EWP-EDF One project have been delivered to the Jaffa Port project site in Israel.
 
ExxonMobil and its partners have made two oil discoveries at Fangtooth-1 and Lau Lau-1 in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana.
 
Diver Certification Board of Canada
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Flylogix's autonomous drone has completed three flights to bp's Clair Phase one platform. While flying, data is shared in real time to the support crew.
 
U.S. LNG engineer Chart Industries and Howden have signed a collaboration deal, incorporating Howden systems into Chart hydrogen offerings.
 
Ocean Technology Systems
From the Pages of Underwater Magazine
 
   
In August of 2020, the ADCI and OSHA established a Delta P Task Force to address the 5 Delta P-related fatalities at power-generating facilities over a 25-month period. The task force will look at ways to educate facility operators of power-generating facilities that utilize divers for inspection, maintenance and repairs.
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Saab Seaeye Ltd
 

 

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