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Ocean Robotics Planet Buyer's Guide 2023

30.01.2023
Ocean Robotics Planet has launched the ROV/AUV Parts & Equipment Suppliers Buyer’s Guide 2023. The magazine of choice for Marine & Underwater Robotics Professionals. Welcome to Ocean Robotics Planet!

Habitat-Saving Algorithm Helped by Seaeye Falcon

30.01.2023
Scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have acquired a second Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robot. The Seaeye Falcon is used to conduct surveys of marine fish and invertebrates in Washington’s Puget Sound, where some rockfish populations were fished to levels that threatened extinction.

Fugro’s Uncrewed Surface Vessel Provides TAQA with Safer and More Sustainable Offshore Inspections

30.01.2023
Fugro has completed its first fully remote offshore survey inspection in the North Sea for energy company TAQA using one of its Blue Essence® uncrewed surface vessels (USV) with Blue Volta® electric remotely operated vehicle (eROV).

Oceaneering and Kontiki Winds Sign Agreement to Electrify Offshore Assets

30.01.2023
Today, Oceaneering International, Inc. announces that its Norwegian subsidiary, Oceaneering AS, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kontiki Winds AS (a Havfram AS company) to jointly pursue the application of floating offshore wind for remote microgrid renewable power generation to electrify offshore assets such as oil and gas production as well as other small scale power generation opportunities among island states currently producing electricity by fossil fuel.

Partnership Brings Subsea Robotics Training and ROV Simulator to Guyana for First Time

27.01.2023
World-class training and project simulation have now been launched in Guyana, for the first time, to address the increase in demand for qualified personnel. Through a partnership between Caribbean Subsea Specialist Inc. (CSSI) and 3t EnerMech (ODITC), the Schilling Heavy Duty remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) simulator is now available at the ODITC 3t EnerMech Training Centre of Excellence in Lusignan.

TSC Subsea Announces Further Global and Sectoral Expansion

25.01.2023
TSC Subsea, a global specialist in remotely deployed subsea NDT inspections for the energy industry, is entering 2023 in a strong position, with plans to target new markets in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.

RTS Invests In Impact Subsea Sensor Solutions

25.01.2023
The investment is to compliment RTS’s rental portfolio with high performance sensor solutions and provide rental stock for the newly opened Aberdeen base. The ISA500 provides long range, high accuracy, underwater distance measurements while the ISD4000 provides survey grade depth and temperature readings.

Rovco Signs Long-term Charter of Multipurpose Vessel for Offshore Wind Site Characterisation Projects

24.01.2023
Rovco has penned an initial three-year charter of the multipurpose support vessel, Glomar Supporter as part of its growth strategy within its site characterisation business unit.

Royal NIOZ Acquires Three New Teledyne Webb Slocum Gliders

24.01.2023
Teledyne Marine announces selling and delivering three Webb Slocum gliders to the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). NIOZ conducts multidisciplinary applied marine research to address major scientific questions about our oceans and seas. After completing a competitive tender procedure, NIOZ acquired three Teledyne Webb Research G3 Slocum gliders. NIOZ Scientists, engineers, and ship technicians recently underwent operational and maintenance training on the systems with field support staff from Teledyne Webb Research and the UK’s National Oceanographic Center (NOC), which are Teledyne’s European Slocum Service Center. This training was conducted in Spain at SOCIB facilities in preparation for the glider science project to be undertaken initially by the RV Pelagia in the North Sea in the spring of 2023.

Devon Shipyard Cuts Metal on World's First Unmanned Fast Rescue Craft

24.01.2023
Coastal Workboats has announced a new partnership with Scottish Search and Rescue technology innovator, Zelim. Metal was recently cut for Zelim’s first ‘Guardian Class’ Fast Rescue Craft vessel at Coastal Workboats’ Devon yard.


Portable Emergency Cutter for Norwegian Offshore Rental

23.01.2023
Norwegian Offshore Rental has added a Webtool portable emergency cutter to its range of rental equipment. Easily deployed on deck, and operated remotely, the cutter will provide an instant cut of softlines used for towing or umbilicals used in chemical injection systems in the event the vessel gets into difficulties.

Saipem Awarded Two Offshore Contracts for a Total Amount of Approximately 900 million USD

20.01.2023
The first contract - in partnership with Aker Solutions do Brasil - has been awarded by Total Energies, for the LAPA Southwest (LAPA SW) Development Project, a deepwater oil field in the Santos Basin in the South Atlantic, 270 kilometres off the coast of São Paulo, in Brazil.

Exail’s DriX USV takes part in Digital Horizon 22 military exercise by US Navy in Bahrain

19.01.2023
Exail, formerly iXblue, recently took part in the Digital Horizon Unmanned & Artificial Intelligence Exercise in Bahrain, organized by the US Navy. The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet held the three-week exercise in December to test new unmanned technologies, as part of its plans to establish the world’s first Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) fleet of one hundred drones in the Gulf by the end of the summer.

Ocean Installer Returns

19.01.2023
Havfram Subsea, the global marine construction contractor, is reclaiming the Ocean Installer brand. Havfram's subsea business was known as Ocean Installer from the company's inception in 2011, with the 2020 name change reflecting its diversification into the offshore wind industry. The relaunch follows last year's announcement of the sale of Havfram's wind business lines.

New Funding Allows Robot Fleet to Investigate Ocean Carbon Cycle

19.01.2023
The UK is at the forefront of a global shift to using high-tech robots to explore the ocean. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) BIO-Carbon programme is investigating how marine life stores carbon dioxide (CO2).

Nauticus Robotics Initiates International Expansion with Operating Bases in Norway and the United Kingdom

18.01.2023
Nauticus Robotics, a developer of ocean robots, autonomy software, and services to the marine industries, today announced the initiation of its operations in Norway and the United Kingdom, beginning the Company’s international expansion strategy for 2023 and beyond.

Fugro Awarded a Contract for Brunei's Deepwater Gas Field Development

18.01.2023
Fugro has received a sizeable contract for the Kelidang Cluster gas field development project from Petronas Carigali (PC) Brunei. Fugro will perform various site characterisation surveys to support the front-end engineering design for offshore production facilities and the pipelines to prospective buyers onshore. Geotechnical and geophysical data will be acquired using amongst others autonomous underwater vehicles and a seafloor geotechnical drill. The majority of the work will be executed during 2023 in different phases.

Deepsea Solutions AS has Acquired Shares in C-Tecnics Ltd in Aberdeen

18.01.2023
Deepsea Solutions AS are thrilled to announce that they have acquired shares in C-Tecnics Ltd in Aberdeen. Scott Younger has now taken over the role as Managing Director. Magnus Lindberg and Aslak Tunheim has joined the company as Directors.
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