Important Milestone for 2H Offshore

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has joined an international European consortium comprising nineteen leading industry and research organisations to develop deepwater mining solutions.

Over the next four years, the European Commission funded project, known as Blue Mining, will be developing seabed mining practices by creating new cost-effective solutions for environmentally friendly mining and processing in challenging and extreme environments. The Blue Mining project aims to unlock the huge potential of raw materials in untapped areas of the oceans.

2H Offshore has a key role in the development of the vertical transport system and will be working closely with the other consortium members to develop novel methods for correctly simulating the response of the system.

2H Offshore’s involvement in Blue Mining builds on more than 20 years of deepwater riser engineering experience, including numerous seabed mining projects.

Graham Nicholson, project manager, 2H Offshore, said: “Blue Mining takes a unique look at all aspects of deepwater mining, not only addressing the question of technical feasibility, but also answering questions regarding economics and sustainability. We are excited to be involved in such a high profile joint industry effort that continues the broaden the range of expertise within 2H.

Press Release, July 21, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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