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INDUSTRY NEWS
U.S. President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian oil and other energy imports on Tuesday in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine, underscoring strong bipartisan support for a move that he acknowledged would drive up U.S. energy prices.
 
Russia's invasion of Ukraine this week threatens to further upend international supply chains still reeling from the protracted COVID-19 pandemic and other disruptions, experts say.
 
Teledyne Marine Systems USA
Once thought to be lost forever, the 130-year-old wreckage of the ship Atlanta has finally been discovered at the bottom of Lake Superior.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Final approval of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been put on hold because of Russia's actions in Ukraine, Germany has said.
 
The UK’s underwater industry, currently valued at £8bn with a third of the global market share, has the potential to grow to £45billion by 2035, creating an estimated 180,000 new jobs and around £20billion or more in exports for the UK.
 
The once-thriving construction industry in Ukraine has ground to a near halt as the nation shifts into battling an invasion by Russia.
 
Diver Certification Board of Canada
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Nora Ventu, a joint venture betweenFalck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy, has launched a public consultation to discuss plans to develop two floating offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of nearly 1.4GW in the Gulf of Cagliari, off the Italian island of Sardinia.
 
A report launched by DNV, Strohm, and the Non-Metallic Innovation Centre (NIC) has shown that thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) have a significantly lower carbon footprint, in the range of 30-60%, than an equivalent carbon steel pipeline solution.
 
Marine software pioneer Greensea Systems Inc. has launched spin-off company Armach Robotics, that capitalizes on Greensea’s digital expertise to offer a subscription model robotic hull cleaning system using autonomy, intelligence and data fusion to tackle biofouling.
 
Ocean Technology Systems
From the Pages of Underwater Magazine
 
   
“There are so many diseases and problems that have the potential to affect a commercial diver. Unfortunately, we see a lot of doctors across the country here doing diving physicals that haven’t been trained – and they don’t realize the potential hazard that can be,” says Tony Alleman, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center for Regional One Health.
 
Saab Seaeye Ltd
 

 

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