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PMI Attends Subsea Expo 2017

The rebound in crude oil prices brought a measure of optimism to Subsea Expo 17 in Aberdeen, Scotland. With WTI crude trading in the low $50s per barrel — up from the low $30s a year ago — folks at the trade show and conference seemed hopeful that the worst is over in the oil… Read More

ISO 9001: 2015

PMI Industries, Inc. Receives ISO 9001: 2015 with Design Certification

  PMI Industries, Inc. is proud to announce that as of January 16, 2017, it has been ISO 9001: 2015 with Design certified with regard to the design, manufacture and distribution of offshore, subsea cable hardware assemblies and testing services. PMI is delighted to serve our customers even better through the well-defined and documented processes… Read More

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Synthetic Cables

Why Should You Consider Synthetic Cables for Your Marine Energy Project

Steel cables have unmatched strength and stability, which is why they’re so common in dry-land uses like elevators, construction cranes, and suspension bridges. But steel cables have troubles in marine environments: they rust, they sink, and they’re just hard to handle easily. Synthetic cables are showing up these days in a lot of marine engineering… Read More

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Why the U.S. Should Embrace Offshore Wind

The first U.S. offshore wind farm is expected to go online by the end of 2016, ushering in what could be a new era of renewable energy in the United States. This is welcome news in a nation where land-based wind power has exploded over the past two decades, installing nearly 50,000 wind turbines that… Read More

Categories : Offshore Wind
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Planning a Marine Energy Project: Cable Considerations

Whether marine energy project planners deploy wind, wave or tidal devices, they cannot afford to overlook the basics: transmitting power back to the mainland via electrical cables. There’s an abundant body of knowledge on transmitting electrical power via underwater cables because power companies have been doing it decades. Indeed, Europe’s mature offshore wind industry has amassed… Read More

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Pros and Cons of Floating Platforms in Marine Renewable Energy

Are floating platforms the future of marine renewable energy? It’s hard to tell just yet. Floating platforms have been bulwarks of the oil and gas industries for decades. If we can use a floating platform to drill from the ocean surface down through kilometers of bedrock, how hard could it be to mount a wind… Read More

Categories : Marine technology
offshore wind success

Are Cable Issues Undermining Offshore Wind Success?

Offshore wind technology gets better every year with more innovative turbine and blade designs. But no matter how well they design a wind turbine, engineers perpetually confront the unique difficulties of exporting electricity back to shore. Subsea power cables are built with the demands of open ocean in mind. Multiple layers of alloy and fiber… Read More

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PMI Attends Offshore Energy 2016

  It was a tale of two sectors ­last week at Offshore Energy 2016 in Amsterdam. On one hand, conference sessions and convention hall crowds talked up the turbulence stirring the oil-and-gas sector. On the other, experts debated the prospect of slowing climate change and extolled the prospects of massive growth in Northern Europe’s offshore… Read More

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Pros and Cons of Tidal Energy

Gravity from the sun and moon tugs at the surface of our oceans, creating tides that move massive quantities of water across broad expanses of shoreline twice a day. All that moving water produces kinetic energy we can convert into electrical power. Though all of the earth’s continents have shorelines and tides, we haven’t done… Read More

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Environmental Concerns of Marine Energy

Generating electricity from waves or tides requires placing large mechanical devices in the middle of complex, fragile ecosystems. How will life respond to these intrusions? Because we’re so early in the evolution of marine energy, environmental concerns post a host of serious questions, such as: What have we learned from the development of artificial reefs?… Read More

Categories : Marine technology
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