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Ocean Power Technologies Reaches Agreement in Principle for Delivery of Multiple Unmanned Surface Vehicles to US Government

Ocean Power Technologies, a leader in innovative and cost-effective low-carbon marine power, data, and service solutions, today announced it has reached an agreement in principle on a sole source contract award for multiple WAM-Vs for delivery to a Department of the US Government. The final contract award will be a Firm-Fixed-Price purchase order on a noncompetitive basis.

Reach Subsea collaborates with Equinor for Reach Remote USV Qualification Program

Reach Subsea AS has entered into an agreement with Equinor to conduct technology qualification program for the Reach Remote USVs. Reach Subsea’s USVs, Reach Remote 1 and 2, have entered the final testing stage. This contract confirms the qualification pilot program necessary to validate their intended operations, with financial support from Equinor.

DOF Group Awarded Multiple Contracts with Petrobras

We are pleased to announce Petrobras has awarded DOF two long-term contracts: a Major Contract for the Pipelay Support Vessel (PLSV) Skandi Niterói, and a Very Large Contract for the Anchor Handling Support vessel (AHTS) Skandi Botafogo.

Celebrating Collaboration Success on Renewables for Subsea Power

Industry representatives and project stakeholders gathered on 25th June at Verlume’s Operations Facility in Dyce, Aberdeen for a Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP) Technology Showcase event.

FET to Supply Electric Observation-Class ROV for Ocean Research

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has secured a contract from a major North American ocean research facility to supply an electric observation-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV), further reinforcing the organization’s commitment to exploring the deep sea.

Ocean Installer awarded the SURF Contract for Troll Phase 3 – Stage 2

Ocean Installer have been chosen by Equinor and its partners in the Troll A license as the SURF Contractor for their new 12 billion NOK investment in the Troll Phase 3 – Stage 2 Project. This SURF EPCI contract, worth over 1 billion NOK, includes a substantial fabrication scope and offshore work over three years, with the first campaign beginning in 2025.

Teledyne Marine Highlights an SES Milestone for E20 Units Sales in the Americas

Teledyne Marine proudly announces that SES has reached a significant milestone in its history by selling 250 Odom ECOTRAC E20 echosounder units in the Americas. This remarkable achievement underscores SES’s commitment to delivering high-quality marine survey equipment and exceptional customer support.

Greensea IQ Signs Nippon Kaiyo as New International Representative in Japan

Greensea IQ, a leading innovator in marine robotics and automation, is pleased to announce the signing of Nippon Kaiyo Co., Ltd as its new international representative for Japan. This strategic partnership aims to expand the reach of Greensea IQ’s Bayonet autonomous underwater ground vehicles (AUGV) product line in the Japanese market.

EVENT: UG2 Workshop 2024 - Ann Arbor, MI, USA - 10-12 September 2024

UG2 Workshop ‘24 will bring together the global underwater glider community to strengthen international collaboration through community dialogue, exchanges of information, sharing of experiences, and development of best practices to support the glider community. The event will consist of plenaries, break out sessions, town halls, networking happy hours, poster sessions, and vendor booths spread out over three action-packed days.

Eleven Racing Submarines, Fifty Overseas Students and the British Army

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology ( IMarEST ) will host the 2024 European International Submarine Races at QinetiQ's Ocean Basin in Gosport, UK. This is the end point of a 12 month competition for Masters students of Mechanical Engineering from around the world.

Teledyne Marine Announces 2024 Photo & Data Contest

Teledyne Marine is excited to announce the launch of the 2024 edition of the Teledyne Marine Photo & Data Contest. We invite our customers to showcase their creativity and expertise by sharing photos of Teledyne Marine products in action, whether in the office, lab, or field, as well as data samples collected using our products. Share your work, gain inspiration from others, and highlight your unique perspective and achievements with a global audience. By participating, you join a vibrant community of professionals pushing the boundaries of marine technology!

UTEC Supporting Enshore Subsea and Herbosch Kiere on the Senegal Power Compact Program

UTEC, a brand in marine energy and infrastructure services company Acteon, has been awarded a contract to provide survey services to Dakar Marine Link, a joint venture between Enshore Subsea and Herbosch Kiere for the Senegal Power Compact, a program designed to increase the reliability and accessibility of electricity in Senegal.

Woodside Energy Appoints DeepOcean Offshore Senegal

The scope of work includes project management, engineering, and execution of subsea services such as inspection, survey, intervention, and maintenance, as well as additional services such as underwater inspection of FPSO (UWILD) and standalone ROV operations.

Sonardyne Confirms Next Phase of On Demand Ocean Bottom Node Project with Shell, Petrobras and SENAI CIMATEC in Brazil

These highly innovative nodes represent the next generation of geophysical monitoring systems in the offshore oil and gas industry. Using our proprietary optical and acoustic communications technologies, and drawing on our extensive experience of seabed monitoring, OD OBN will provide a versatile, lower cost, more resilient solution for time-lapse seismic and subsidence monitoring of producing reservoirs with better data and the capacity to be placed on the ocean floor for up to five years without human intervention.

Scientists Locate Chile's Deepest Known Cold Seeps

Scientists on a research expedition onboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor (too) have located Chile’s deepest and most northern cold seeps. At 2836 meters deep, the seeps provide chemical energy for deep-sea animals living without sunlight, offering potential insights into the conditions that led to the development of life on Earth.

Anduril to Open Large Scale Production Facility for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

The Rhode Island production facility will enable Anduril to increase production to 200 AUVs per year and create more than 100 jobs over the next five years. The factory announcement comes amid growing demand for Anduril’s AUVs, including an $18.6 million contract with the U.S. Navy.

Kraken Robotics Supports Energy Transition in Taiwan

Kraken Robotics announces since undertaking its first seabed survey project in Taiwan 3 years ago, Kraken Robotics has supported the installation of over 1.8GW of green energy through the use of the innovative 3D acoustic Sub-Bottom Imager™ (SBI).

MacArtney's GreenLink enhances wave energy testing at world-class marine site

MacArtney's GreenLink terminations will connect innovative technology at PacWave South. This cutting-edge platform, run by Oregon State University, is for testing and optimising marine energy devices in open-ocean environments, driving the application of wave energy as a reliable power source.

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