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EVENT: Exploring Maritime Capabilities: Visiting Ships Announced for DSEI 23

In an increasingly contested maritime environment, staying at the forefront of innovation is vital to enable the UK and its allies to promote peace, security, and prosperity in the maritime domain. Technological advances within the naval sphere will be prominent at this year’s Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). The event will host three Royal Navy and three international ships from 12th – 15th September at London’s ExCel Centre.

Cellula Robotics Ltd. Initiates Sea Trials of its Solus-XR System, Marking a Significant Project Milestone and Demonstrating Commitment to Cutting-Edge XLUUV Technology

Cellula Robotics Ltd. proudly announces a monumental moment in a project that commenced in early 2023, showcasing the company's dedication to advancing Extra Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (XLUUVs). The Solus-XR XLUUV has officially embarked on its highly anticipated sea trials, signifying a crucial stride in the company's development of its long range hydrogen fuel cell powered autonomous underwater systems.

Test Programme Success for Collaborative Renewable Subsea Power Project Extension Secured

A collaborative renewable subsea power project has successfully completed its initial four-month test programme in the UK North Sea, proving that a subsea battery storage system can reliably power subsea equipment through being recharged by a wave energy device. Deployed in the waters five kilometres off the East coast of Orkney, Scotland in February 2023, the Blue X wave energy converter – built by Edinburgh company Mocean Energy – was connected with a Halo underwater battery developed by Aberdeen intelligent energy management specialists Verlume in a ‘first-of-its-kind’ project.

Maritime Robotics is delivering their Autonomous Navigation System to Ørsted's fleet of Uncrewed Surface Vessels

The Norwegian provider of Autonomous Navigation System (ANS) - Maritime Robotics announces their contract with Ørsted, making them the supplier and integrator of the built-in ANS for Ørsted’s first fleet of uncrewed surface vessels (USV).

Nauticus Robotics to Provide AUV/UID Leak Detection Technology Testing for Equinor

Nauticus and Partner Stinger Technology Contracted for Pilot Project, Qualifying for Potential Future Direct Contracts and Expanding Nauticus’ Presence in North Sea Region.

Fugro Supports the Netherlands’ Energy Transition with Site Investigations for RVO’s Nederwiek Wind Farm Sites II & III (Noord)

Fugro has been awarded two geotechnical investigation contracts for the development of the Dutch Nederwiek wind farm sites II & III (noord). The contracts, awarded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), are part of the Dutch Government’s Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030/31, which aims to accelerate the development of offshore wind in the Netherlands. Once completed, the wind farms will deliver a total installed capacity of approximately 4 GW.

VideoRay Welcomes Marine Industry Expert as VP of Marketing & Partner Programs

VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotic systems, welcomes Margo Newcombe as Vice President, Marketing & Partner Programs. She brings more than 25 years of marine industry experience to the position, having directed marketing, communications and customer development programs for many of the industry’s leading underwater and subsea technology companies.

Subsea7 Signed a Three-year Strategic Partnership with Talos Energy

Subsea7 has signed a three-year strategic partnership with Talos Energy to deliver innovative commercial solutions for subsea engineering, construction and installation projects in the US Gulf of Mexico.

ROVOP Secures New Long Term Contract Award from Energean PLC

ROVOP, a leading supplier of subsea Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to the energy industry, has secured a new five-year contract with Energean PLC, the leading independent, gas-focused E&P company in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Ocean Warrior Project Prepares to Expand the Frontiers of Marine Science with its Foundation Expeditions

A unique voyage to build a greater scientific understanding of the marine environment in the Arctic and the impacts of global climate change will see a team of scientists and ‘citizen scientists’ setting sail from Svalbard at the start of September aboard Europe’s largest wooden schooner.

Successful Pilot Project Verifies the Application of Autonomous Surface and Subsea Platforms for Wind Farm Operations & Maintenance

Teams from wind farm owner Northland Power and marine technology company Subsea Europe Services have successfully concluded a pilot project to apply state-of-the-art Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) to marine survey and underwater inspection operations at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, located in the German North Sea.

Ocean Installer Awarded Large SLM Project from Equinor

Ocean Installer was awarded the Subsea Line Modification (SLM) Project 2023-2025, covering work at Visund, Vigdis, Åsgard fields and Northern Lights CO2 Pipeline. The award constitutes riser replacements at Vigdis, Visund and Åsgard fields, with engineering commencing immediately. Offshore operations are planned for 2024 with optional work in 2023 and 2025.

TechnipFMC Awarded Significant Installation Contract by TotalEnergies for Girassol Life Extension Project

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant(1) contract to install flexible pipe and associated subsea structures for the Girassol Life Extension project (GIR LIFEX) by TotalEnergies EP Angola and its Block 17 Partners.

Nauticus Robotics and Leidos Execute Additional $2.1M Contract Extension

Nauticus Robotics, a developer of autonomous robots using artificial intelligence for data collection and intervention services for the ocean industries, today announced it has been awarded an additional $2.1 million under its current contract with Leidos. The additional funding augments the earlier award and this program has received $16.6 million in funding from Leidos since 2022. The technology developed is expected to underpin future, economically material opportunities.

TDI-Brooks Increases Vessel Capacity and Welcomes R/V NAUTILUS

TDI-Brooks increases its vessel capacity by adding a 75-meter DP2 vessel, R/V NAUTILUS (formerly Nautical Geo), to its fleet. The market for subsea services remains strong, coupled with increased demand from clients and the need for increased capabilities. The vessel can potentially offer a variety of offshore assistance with subsea services, construction aid, exploration, production, ROV and diving support, and scientific marine research and survey mapping, along with military support.

Subsea7 Showcases Remote ROV Piloting Capabilities Offshore Brazil

Subsea7 has achieved a major advancement in its pioneering remote piloting technology offering, by fully operating a workclass ROV from Scotland to carry out operations 9,400km away off the coast of Brazil.

Tritech Announces New Reseller Agreement in China

We are pleased to announce a significant milestone for Tritech International Limited as we have recently finalized an exclusive reseller agreement with Nortek China: a renowned leader in the industry. This strategic partnership allows us to further enhance our global presence and provide localised support to our valued users and customers.

Reach Subsea has Received a Notice of Contract Award

Reach Subsea ASA, the trusted data and subsea service provider for ocean-based industries, has received a notice of contract award, subject to successful contract negotiation, from a major European energy provider. The potential contract has a duration of approximately 75 vessel days and is scheduled for execution in the fourth quarter of 2023. The project will utilize one of Reach Subsea’s DP2 subsea vessels and the onboard high-speed survey ROV, the Surveyor Interceptor.

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