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Funding Available for Advanced Commercial Diver and ROV Training

Skills Development Scotland has awarded The Underwater Centre in Fort William funding to help ensure that Scotland is ready to supply the qualified workforce that the subsea industry will need in the future. The funding is available for advanced commercial diver courses, such as HSE Closed Bell, as well as ROV pilot technician training. Individual […]

North Sea set for £30bn investment in new projects

Operators will spend nearly £30billion on new North Sea projects over the next three years, with Norway’s Statoil leading the way, a new report said. According to energy market researcher GlobalData, 30 North Sea projects are expected to start operations over the three years. Twenty are planned for the UK sector, nine are in Norway, […]

Potential Solutions for Assessing Pipeline Conditions

Assessing the condition of pipelines, especially as they get older, is an increasing task. John Sheehan surveys potential solutions. The expansion of the offshore industry in recent decades has brought with it a huge growth in subsea pipeline infrastructure.  From the Åsgard Transport pipeline in the Norwegian North Sea to the West Natuna gas pipe […]

‘The 100 Fastest Growing Jobs of 2016’ – Commercial Diving No. 6

American site EfficientGov.com recently reported on ‘The 100 Fastest Growing Jobs of 2016’; it highlights the appearance of commercial diving at number 6 and links it to the growth of the wind turbine industry.  Read the full article below: “The fastest growing jobs list is led by the wind energy and public health industries, with […]

Companies Present New Subsea Mapping Solution in Fort William

DOF Subsea together with subsea technology companies Sonardyne, 2G Robotics, and Seatronics demonstrated a new underwater surveying technique that could reportedly have an impact on the time needed to map underwater structures and offshore sites. The capabilities of the so-called ‘Dynamic Mobile Mapping’ were showcased at The Underwater Centre in Fort William on December 07, 2016. This […]