Ofgem greenlights SSE’s 600MW Shetland power link

The regulator’s approval is conditional on the basis the 443MW Viking wind farm will go ahead by the end of 2020

Shell collaborates with i-Tech 7 on subsea digitalisation

The technology agreement is initially for a period of five years

‘World’s first’ subsea power technology for offshore oil and gas proved

ABB, Equinor, Chevron and Total tested the ‘pioneering and ground-breaking’ technology for 3,000 hours in shallow water at a sheltered harbour in Finland

Planning applications submitted for Ireland-UK interconnector

The €400m Greenlink Interconnector will be able to carry enough electricity to power around 380,000 homes

BP and Norway’s Aker BP form technology alliance

They will identify innovations that could help improve the environmental performance of offshore oil and gas production

Oil and gas services firm signs $5.5m deal with Repsol

An oil and gas services company has secured a $5.5 million (£3.8m) contract with energy giant Repsol. The deal will see Proserv upgrade and build new subsea production control equipment for the Yme field redevelopment in the Norwegian North Sea. It says the life of the existing equipment will be extended significantly beyond its original […]

New online wave and tidal Matchmaker hub plays cupid

A new online hub to help subsea companies bid for wave and tidal energy contracts has been developed. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) and National Subsea Research Initiative’s (NSRI) online ‘Matchmaker’ database has specifically been designed to help companies find other organisations with the expertise they’re looking for and highlight their own credentials. The service is […]

Construction starts on £16m subsea research facility

An oil and gas flow measurement specialist has started building a £16 million subsea research and development centre in Scotland. NEL expects its Centre of Excellence (CoE) to allow a greater understanding of the impact of higher operating pressures on measurement equipment in extreme subsea environments. Work will cover a range of different technologies and […]

Scotland and Japan team up on underwater research

Scotland and Japan have announced a new agreement to help both countries capitalise on subsea technology opportunities. Scottish Enterprise and The Nippon Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together and invest in research and development within the sector. The projects will predominantly address challenges faced by the Japanese industry, with Scotland using […]

Norway awards £900k for subsea tech research

Norway has awarded a NOK10 million (£900,000) grant for subsea technology research. The Research Council of Norway has provided technology firm ABB funding to develop equipment for use on the Norwegian continental shelf and the Barents Sea. It is the third grant of its kind awarded to ABB – previous funding rounds, both in 2016, totalled NOK20 million (£1.8m). ABB is currently engaged […]