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Ocean Dynamics has ordered a second, deeper-rated, Saab Seaeye Falcon for the inspection of instrumentation monitoring of the ocean around Canada’s northwest coast and First Nation coastal waters.

Scantrol delivers systems for next generation’s unmanned surface vessels

During the last few years Scantrol has become a major player in a new market, delivering controls of remotely operated launch and recovery systems for unmanned surface vessels (USV). So far Scantrol has more than 20 orders for USV systems. Five of these deliveries are mTrack systems used to control Hydramec´s Umbilical Management Systems (UMS) for Fugro’s Fugro Blue Volta® ROV.

Autonomous Underwater Ground Vehicle in Over-The-Horizon Operation Demonstration at Ocean Business

Bayonet Ocean Vehicles (Bayonet) will be demonstrating the Bayonet 250 autonomous underwater ground vehicle during its first UK demonstration at Ocean Business. This demonstration will include showing the vehicle’s autonomous capability, and over-the-horizon command and control technology provided by fellow exhibitor Greensea Systems, Inc. (Greensea).

CSS Subsea Entered into a Charter Agreement with GO Offshore

CSS will equip the Vessel with WROV, OBS ROV, Air Spread, and trehching spreads, and will be available for various workscopes not limited to; survey and ROV inspection, trenching operation, air and saturation diving operation

OPENSEA Edge Delivers Untethered Autonomous Operation to Commercially Available ROVs

Greensea Systems, the industry leader in marine robotic software solutions, recently demonstrated untethered autonomy for ROVs. Using a commercially available Defender ROV from VideoRay, outfitted with batteries, acoustic modem, and the new OPENSEA Edge system, Greensea has successfully proven untethered operation of an ROV at sea.

Successful Delivery of Another Ocean Modules V8 M500 ROV System to the Finnish Border Guard

The Finnish Border Guard has been an appreciated client of Ocean Modules who bought their first Ocean Modules V8 Sii ROV systems, back in 2012. Now, ten years later, they are in the process of upgrading their ROV fleet to the latest version of the V8 M500 model as well as attending in their ROV system training courses.

Subsea7 Partners to Pursue Floating Offshore Wind Development in Australia

Subsea7, together with a leading local developer in Australia, Spark Renewables, and international floating offshore wind developer Simply Blue Group have formed a consortium to pursue floating offshore wind development off the coast of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, in the Hunter and Illawarra regions.

Briggs Marine’s Solent Guardian will be the Setting for Dual Demonstrations of Newly Launched Products

Briggs Marine, a market leading provider of marine and environmental services, will provide their vessel, Solent Guardian, which will be mobilised with applied acoustics INS + USBL positioning system, Pyxis, at Ocean Business from 18th – 20th April 2023. aae technologies will be hosting demonstrations aboard the Solent Guardian for the duration of the event.

Havfram Wind to Install Turbines at Ørsted`s Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Ørsted, global offshore wind leader, has appointed Havfram Wind to install turbines at its Hornsea 3 offshore windfarm, starting autumn 2026. Havfram Wind will be utilizing one of its newly built NG20000X Jack-Up Wind Turbine Installation vessels (WTIV) with a 3.250-ton crane.

Armach Robotics Announces Launch of EverClean

Armach Robotics, Inc. (Armach) has reached another milestone in its mission to deliver a sustainable and scalable solution in managing biofouling for the global shipping industry. Following a successful period of demonstrating the effectiveness of its hull cleaning robots with commercial shipping operators, Armach has announced the launch of EverClean - a new service delivering always clean hulls for ship owners and operators, with the added value of perpetual hull condition monitoring.

Voyis Is Now in Brazil with First Sale to DOF Brazil

DOF Brazil acquired from Voyis three units of the Insight Micro Laser Scanner and Stills Camera. The optical sensor will allow DOF to create high accuracy 3D models of offshore energy subsea assets in real-time to reduce risk and provide accurate record of the current state of the structure. Additionally, it will allow users to capture high resolutions still images, corrected in real time for true colour and light levelling.

SeaView ROV VPSU Powers Up Falcon and Others

The SVS-708 SuperSea Power Supply and SVS-709 SubSea VPSU bring smart power management capabilities that extend the available power and umbilical power transmission capabilities for Inspection Class ROVs such as the Saab Seaeye Falcon, Observation Class vehicles such as the Blue Robotics BlueROV2 and many others.

Valeport Unveils 6000m Rated ‘Deep’ CTD

Valeport’s popular range of SWiFT profilers has been extended with the launch of a new addition for those requiring CTD measurements to depths of 6000m.

Reach Subsea has been Awarded a Three-year Frame Agreement with Equinor

Reach Subsea ASA has been awarded a three-year frame agreement with Equinor for work on the Norwegian continental shelf and internationally to 2026. The agreement covers the full spectrum of Reach Subsea services.

Ace Aquatec and Ocean Health partner to develop FaunaGuard

Aquaculture technology specialists, Ace Aquatec, have partnered with marine ecosystem restoration specialists Ocean Health to further develop FaunaGuard, which uses academically validated sound patterns with award-winning transducer technology to create temporary exclusion zones around project sites.

HII Receives Additive Manufacturing Approval from Naval Sea Systems Command

Global all-domain defense partner HII announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division recently received approval as a vendor to provide some additive manufacturing components to Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) platforms.

Malaysian S2 Partners with Boxfish Research as an Authorized Reseller

Boxfish Research announces a partnership with engineering consultants S2 Services to distribute Boxfish remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to the offshore energy, navy and defence industries in Malaysia and the ASEAN region.

The Installation of ISWEC (Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter) off the Coast of Pantelleria has been Completed

Eni announces that it has completed the installation of the world's first ISWEC (Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter) device connected to the electricity grid of an island. It is located about 800 metres off the coast of the island of Pantelleria and can reach 260 kilowatts of peak power generation converted from wave energy. This experimental campaign, conducted under real operating conditions, will lead to useful results for developing the second-generation device currently under study.
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