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Belgian Navy renew SeeByte’s SeeTrack software licenses for their AUV fleet

SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software for unmanned maritime systems, announced today the renewal of 10 SeeTrack licences used for the existing AUV fleet of the Belgian Navy.

Allseas touches down with Sonardyne dual GyroUSBLs on Lorelay stinger

Allseas, a global leader in offshore pipeline installation and subsea construction, is to take advantage of the performance and operational benefits available from Sonardyne International’s GyroUSBL acoustic positioning technology, following an order for two systems for its 236 metre long lay vessel, Lorelay.

4000-Meter Manned Submersible for Titanic Survey Expedition Equipped with iXblue’s Inertial Navigation Systems and USBL Subsea Positioning Solution

OceanGate, Inc., a provider of manned submersible services, and iXblue, a global company that provides innovative solutions for navigation, positioning and underwater imaging, are combining forces to conduct the first manned submersible expedition to the wreck of the RMS Titanic since 2005. iXblue’s Phins 6000 inertial navigation system and Posidonia USBL positioning system will both be used for the accurate and reliable navigation and positioning of OceanGate’s Titan, the newest addition to the company’s fleet of deep sea manned submersibles and the first privately-owned manned submersible capable of reaching Titanic depths.

DeepOcean Acquires Delta SubSea

Delta SubSea is an agile and cost effective provider of Inspection Maintenance and Repair (IMR) and light construction services with a strong focus on the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and US based customers with international operations such as West Africa, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. The company owns and operates ten Schilling manufactured Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) from its operating base in Montgomery, Texas. Delta SubSea has a proven track record of delivering IMR and construction support services to a variety of international oil companies in its core markets. The entire ROV fleet is currently mobilized on a fleet of six state-of-the-art subsea construction vessels of which four are Jones Act complaint. Delta SubSea has an engineering and consulting division and an in-house subsea tooling solutions division that supports customers with innovative and fit for purpose tooling solutions.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 15

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 15: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring Forssea Robotics Introducing ATOLL: The 1st Autonomous Docking ROV – Oceaneering Acquires Ecosse Subsea – Deploying Lightweight ROVs for EOD Operations – The Integra AUV/ROV: How Hybrid Vehicles Transform Underwater Exploration and Inspection – High Precision Operation in the Black Sea: Thanks to iXblue – Poster – Seatronics Introduces VALOR ROV – NEKTON Mission II – Deepsea Power & Light Releases 4K UHD Capable APEX Seacam – Subsea Expo 2018 Review – Underwater Intervention 2018 Review – QSTAR Practical ROV Training Module – Equipment Review: The RUD ROV Hook – IOSTIA: Advancing the Business of Ocean Technology.

International Submarine Engineering (ISE) Delivers Additional Explorer AUVs Equipped with Innovative Imaging System

International Submarine Engineering Ltd. (ISE) has completed the delivery of two of its most current Explorer AUVs. The delivery adds to the fleet of AUVS already delivered by ISE to the customer. The latest vehicles have received an exceptionally advanced underwater video/still photo subsystem payload in addition to the multi beam echo sounders and side scan sonars the Explorers already carry. The addition of this new camera system provides exciting new operational capabilities and showcases the ISE Explorer AUVs inherent upgradability and ease of integration of diverse sensor packages to maintain current technology capabilities.

Custom EMO multiplexer system from MacArtney to Asian customer

Upgrading the subsea survey and camera interfaces of an ROV represents the primary purpose of the MUX having been deployed in Singapore.

Large legacy for National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) in Plymouth is to receive a substantial legacy from its late chairman. David Pridden, who sadly died in November last year, has bequeathed a major sum to support the organisation’s educational work, with the only stipulation being that funds must be matched from industry, organisations or individuals.

Bibby HydroMap strengthens its Asset Inspection service offering

Bibby HydroMap are pleased to announce the expansion of their specialised asset inspection survey technology with the purchase of the Carlson Software Merlin LiDAR mapping system. The Merlin LiDAR system will complement their existing marine and terrestrial survey equipment to deliver improved high-resolution datasets of objects of interest, with the aim of enhancing the validity of asset inspection services.

Ashtead Technology adds Sonardyne SPRINT-Nav subsea navigation systems to rental fleet

Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology has selected acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. to add to its rental fleet. The multiple SPRINT-Nav systems will be made available to support survey and construction projects using ROVs and AUVs in water depths down to 4,000 metres.

Last Call to Submit Abstract for OCEANS 2018 Charleston

Have you conducted innovative research for the marine field that you'd like to present to a broad audience? If so, now's your chance! OCEANS 2018 Charleston, to be held October 22 - 25 in Charleston, SC, is accepting technical abstracts that align with the conference theme, "Healthy Oceans, Resilient Coasts, Robust Commerce... Strong Nations," and/or the local or standard technical topics. Authors are invited to submit abstracts through April 18 in one of four categories:

Proserv secures multi-million Repsol contract

Energy services company Proserv has secured a contract worth over $5.5million (45million Norwegian Kroner) with Repsol to upgrade and build new subsea production control equipment for the Yme field redevelopment in the Norwegian North Sea.

SMD sign contract to supply Atom Mk1 ROV system to China Southern Power Grid

World leading subsea equipment design and manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) is pleased to announce the signature of a contract to supply its Atom Mk1 1000m 100hp Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system to Chinese power specialist China Southern Power Extra High Voltage Power Transmission Company (EHV, CSG), a subsidiary of the state-owned China Southern Power Grid (CSG).

Balmoral escalates renewables ambition with Norwegian acquisition

Balmoral Offshore Engineering has acquired Norwegian manufacturer, Seaproof Solutions, to accelerate its expansion into the offshore renewables market.

Falcon to Hunt Ocean Trackers

A Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle is helping find lost aquatic animal tracking stations in oceans around the world.

SMD Curvetech™ Thrusters To Power French Subsea Trencher

Curvetech™ engineers at Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have completed the build and test of a range of hydraulic thrusters for French subsea cable installation engineering firm Louis Dreyfus TravOcean.

Riptide Autonomous Solutions Displays Deep Rated UUV at Sea-Air-Space

During Sea-Air-Space in National Harbor, MD Riptide Autonomous Solutions displayed a new variant of their unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) product line. This particular vehicle is a deep rated version to support acoustic telemetry research programs.

C-Innovation announces new three-year subsea construction contract with BP

C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has secured a three-year contract with BP Exploration & Production, Inc. (BP), the largest energy investor in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
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