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Live video streaming of inspection and repair offshore reduces personnel numbers on-board amidst COVID restrictions

ROVOP has delivered its first remote platform-based inspection, repair and maintenance workscope, effectively reducing the number of personnel required offshore.

Eyes Underwater for Superyachts

For superyacht owners, eyes beneath the waves, provided by intelligent underwater robotic vehicles, is a valuable resource.

J+S Subsea appoints Phil Reid as MD and Doug Sedge as non-exec director

Global subsea controls company J+S Subsea, has appointed Phil Reid as its first managing director and broadened its leadership team with industry stalwart Doug Sedge joining its board as a non-executive director.

VideoRay Begins Shipping Defender Underwater Robot Systems To U.S. Navy

Following up on its recent announcement of another multi-million-dollar order for Defender underwater robot systems by the U.S. Navy, VideoRay has shipped units to the naval warfare service branch.

Hydramec to Build Fully Autonomous Winch for Fugro

Hydramec are delighted to announce the receipt of two orders from Fugro to design and build two bespoke lightweight Launch and Recovery winches for their new uncrewed surface vessels, the 12m Fugro Blue Essence being built by SEA-KIT.

Strike shuts down four Equinor fields in the North Sea

The trade union Lederne has stepped up its strike on the Norwegian continental shelf from Sunday midnight. As a result of the escalation, Equinor has conducted a controlled closure of the fields Gudrun, Gina Krog, Kvitebjørn and Valemon.

HUGIN AUV scoops top-three Technology & Innovation category prize in the 2020 AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) is happy to announce that its HUGIN AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) has scored a significant top-three prize in the 2020 AUVSI XCELLENCE awards.

Triumph Subsea Services to procure and outfit their fleet of green-oriented vessels with Houston Mechatronics Aquanauts

Triumph Subsea Services is pleased to announce a landmark agreement with Houston Mechatronics, Inc. (HMI), to procure and outfit our fleet of green-oriented vessels with Aquanauts, HMI’s all-electric subsea transforming AUV/ROV.

Triumph Subsea Services has acquired SMD’s new Atom EV Wind

Triumph Subsea Services is pleased to announce that it will be installing SMD’s new Atom EV Wind work class ROV on our Floating Windfarm Development and Wind Turbine Installation Vessels.

Triumph Subsea Services' new build Floating Windfarm Development Vessels will be fitted with 2 moonpool deployed Kystdesign Supporter 150HP WROVS

Triumph Subsea Services is pleased to announce that it will be installing Kystdesigns’s Supporter work class ROVs on their Floating Windfarm Development Vessels.

Triumph Subsea Services acquires SMD’s QT500 Trencher

Triumph Subsea Services is pleased to announce that it will be installing SMD’s QT500 trencher on their Windfarm Development Vessels.

C-Kore deploys with Australian operator to test downhole gauges

C-Kore Systems has finished a series of deployments with an Australian operator to perform detailed measurements of downhole gauges. The C-Kore Subsea TDR unit verified the downhole connections and cables, providing quick and accurate information on the location of anomalies. The information gained would be difficult or impossible to measure using traditional testing methods and allows the operator to learn lessons for future well installation campaigns.

Construction starts on the world's largest floating offshore wind farm

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started construction of Hywind Tampen, a floating offshore wind farm, at Kværner Stord. The technology project opens up new opportunities for Norwegian industry.

Maersk Drilling awarded two-well development contract by Dana Petroleum Netherlands B.V.

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Dana Petroleum Netherlands B.V. to drill two development wells as part of Project Unity in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The harsh-environment jack-up rig to be used for the job is yet to be assigned. The contract is expected to commence in Q2 2021, with an estimated duration of 121 days. The contract value is approximately USD 12.1m.

Oceaneering Secures Contract with U.S. Navy for Submarine Rescue Systems

Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that its Aerospace and Defense Technologies (ADTech) segment has secured a contract with Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to operate and maintain the U.S. Navy's submarine rescue systems. The contract duration is one year, with four one-year extension options, with a potential value of $119 million.

North Tyneside Mayor hails Pryme Group’s success in adapting to new working environment

Norma Redfearn CBE, Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, has paid tribute to a north-east manufacturing firm for its response to the pandemic, including its support for critical sectors, during a recent visit.

Registration opens for the NOC’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2020

Registration is now open for the National Oceanography Centre’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2020, which will be held as a virtual event for the first time from 10–12 November.

C-Innovation Acquires Caltex Oil Tools to Expand Capabilities

C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has acquired the controlling interest in Caltex Oil Tools, a solution-focused company providing equipment rentals, services and customized engineering capabilities to the offshore industry.

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