James Fisher AIS and SRO Solutions launch new digital partnership for maritime and offshore sectors

A new digital partnership is being announced which aims to create one of the most innovative and advanced asset management systems in the maritime and offshore sectors.

The collaboration is being launched by James Fisher Asset Information Services (AIS) and Manchester-based tech company SRO Solutions which represents tech giant IBM’s Maximo software in the marine industry. For the first time it will see four proven technologies offered as one package supported by experienced marine and offshore teams from AIS and SRO Solutions fusing their combined expertise. The four technologies (see notes to editors) are IBM’s Maximo asset management software and SRO’s Data Replication Solution together with AIS’s digital twin platform R2S, and Mimic Condition Monitoring (CM).

SRO Solutions founder Tony Lackey, a trained marine engineer, said the new partnership is a hugely exciting moment for the sector as it will drive massive digital innovation in the efficient management of thousands

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Siemens Energy’s eco-friendly system complements one of China’s largest offshore wind turbines | China | Utilities

Siemens Energy commissioned an eco-friendly power transmission system complementing one of China’s largest offshore eight-megawatt (MW) wind turbines. The system consists of a SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride)-free gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) called 8VM1 Blue GIS® and a liquid-immersed distribution transformer with ester fluid. It is part of a demo project by Shanghai Electric, located at Shantou Haojiang onshore Industrial Park on the east coast of Guangdong, South China.

“The growing power demand requires a new generation of wind power plants equipped with innovative technologies. Our SF6-free switchgear and our synthetic-ester transformer are contributing to the concept of an integrated clean energy solution. This demo project demonstrates true technology leadership and we are proud to be at the forefront with our sustainable product portfolio,” says Beatrix Natter, Executive Vice President Transmission at Siemens Energy.

The wind turbine generator is the first to run on 66 kilovolt (kV) in China. The 8VM1 Blue

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Marine-i Supports Development of Platform for Floating Offshore Wind

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A platform designed to aid in the building and launching of floating wind turbines is being researched and tested with support from Marine-i.


Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is designed to help the marine tech sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly grow through harnessing the full potential of research and innovation.


The innovative design has been created by TUGDOCK Ltd, which is based in Falmouth, Cornwall. The company has patented and produced a novel floating solution to lift structures for various uses. Lucas Lowe-Houghton, Director of Business Development for TUGDOCK, explains:


“The Floating Offshore Wind sector is growing fast worldwide, with enormous opportunities now emerging in the Celtic Sea and beyond. However, very few ports have sufficient water depth and assembly space to enable the

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Taking A Closer Look At Offshore Software Outsourcing In A Pandemic

As VP of Operations at BairesDev, Damián is responsible for the entire customer relations life-cycle, safeguarding the company’s operations.  

The pandemic has put business operations in the spotlight. With the seemingly infinite number of challenges the world is facing right now, it’s more clear than ever that embracing technology is the only way forward. However, not all businesses have the necessary expertise, resources and talent to carry out such a transition successfully.

This has pushed many companies toward various nearshore and offshore software outsourcing practices. On paper, outsourcing is designed to provide high-quality solutions faster and more cost-efficiently than in-house operations. For many, this is exactly what happened. But others didn’t have as much luck.

Why is this? Is offshore software outsourcing actually worth it in a pandemic? What’s the best way to minimize risk in times as uncertain as these? As the vice president of operations at

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BP enters offshore wind market in latest move away from oil and gas

BP plans to develop offshore wind projects in the U.S., a move that brings the British energy giant closer to its goal of becoming a net zero emissions company by 2050.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Bernard Looney, chief executive officer of BP. BP is planning to develop offshore wind projects in the U.S., a move that brings the British energy giant closer to its goal of becoming a net zero emissions company by 2050.


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Bernard Looney, chief executive officer of BP. BP is planning to develop offshore wind projects in the U.S., a move that brings the British energy giant closer to its goal of becoming a net zero emissions company by 2050.


The British oil major on Thursday said it has partnered with Norway-based Equinor to develop four offshore wind projects off the coast of New York and Massachusetts that together will generate enough electricity to power more than 2 million homes. The partnership will be BP’s first offshore wind venture, and will help the company toward its goal of developing 50 gigawatts of renewable power by 2030.

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