🇨🇦 Supporting Innovation in the Offshore Sector

Press release from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

By Arctic Business Journal - December 13, 2023
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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, KC, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, today announced provincial funding support for Scanmudring Canada Inc. to aid in the establishment of a Digital Remote Operation Support Centre in St. John’s.

The Digital Remote Operation Support Centre will be established in collaboration with the Marine Institute’s The Launch facility located in Holyrood, and Scanmudring Canada Inc. The Provincial Government will provide more than $605,000 through the Innovation and Business Development Fund in non-repayable funding to support the project. The company and its partners are matching the funding to bring the total project funding to over $1.2 million.

The purpose of the new centre is to increase access to global supply chains and subsea excavation opportunities for oil and gas and renewable energy projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is anticipated that the centre will create up to eight new positions in the province while supporting Scanmudring Canada’s operations in St. John’s. The new centre will service local and global offshore projects and will support the company’s intentions to develop and trial Digital Remote Operation Support Centre technology, while expanding local supply, export and diversification opportunities.

Formed in 1985, Scanmudring is a leader in the development, manufacture, and operation of advanced subsea heavy machinery. The company specializes in dredging, excavation and construction work for marine renewables, oil and gas, aquaculture and infrastructure projects. The company has built up experience of more than 160,000 hours on the seafloor, gathering feedback, data and operational expertise that facilitates the continual improvement of services. They have offices in Mandal and Stavanger, Norway, as well as St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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“This investment will see the creation of jobs and will help us to improve the competitiveness of the province’s offshore service offerings, while also helping us to maximize the value and benefits of our offshore for the province. Collaborating with Scanmudring Canada and the Marine Institute, our government is showing our commitment to supporting innovation and diversification in the energy sector.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons, KC
Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology

“Scanmudring is committed to sustained growth in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our continued partnership with the province is truly mutually beneficial, allowing us to develop technological advancements, cultivate local talent, and service local and global subsea projects. The Remote Operations Centre will remove a historic barrier to entry and fortify our competitiveness as a company and a province.”
Jason Price, P.Eng.
Scanmudring Canada Inc.

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Originally published on 12 December by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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