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Fugro Secures Remote Operations Contract on Well-Safe’s Guardian Rig

Fugro has secured an initial 3-year contract with Well-Safe Solutions, a UK-based offshore well decommissioning service provider. Fugro will deliver their integrated marine-based solution onboard the Well-Safe Guardian rig, Well-Safe Solutions’ bespoke semi-submersible unit for executing subsea well decommissioning work.

C-Kore's 300th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce the deployment of their 300th Subsea Testing Unit. This landmark event occurred for a fault-finding campaign off the north-west coast of Australia.

Maersk Drilling Receives Notice of Contract Termination for two Rigs

Today, The Drilling Company of 1972 A/S (“Maersk Drilling”) announces that it has received notice of early termination for convenience of two drilling contracts.

Essex Joins Forces with Hi-Tech Maritime Specialist SEA-KIT International in New Unmanned Vessel Collaboration

SEA-KIT International, a leading provider of hi-tech solutions for the maritime and research industries, is joining forces with Essex academics to create a secure and intelligent communication system for the control of unmanned surface vessels (USV).

Subsea UK Invests in Market Intelligence to Help Companies Identify Opportunities as the Industry Adapts to Virtual Working

Subsea UK has invested in its market intelligence product, SubseaIntel, so that its members can access all the latest global opportunities when the economy starts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Loganair Keeps Essential O&G Workers Flying between Eastern Europe and Aberdeen

Loganair has made a first foray into Eastern Europe, supporting travel for key workers from Latvia and Poland in the North Sea emergency response industry. Scotland’s airline has won charter contracts with two unnamed companies in the sector as COVID-19 continues to devastate scheduled air services.

Introducing the NEMO Submersible

U-Boat Worx is unveiling a new addition to its popular submarine range with its latest model in the lightweight luxury submersible market. Following the successful development of the C-Researcher Series and Super Yacht Sub series, the submarine manufacturer is now offering a first glimpse of the new “NEMO”. This 2-seater lightweight submersible is currently in the final phase of production.

Seabed Geosolutions Impacted by Project Postponement and Cancellation

The COVID-19 pandemic and the current low oil price environment will strongly impact Seabed Geosolutions’ activity levels and results this year.

BP Supercomputer to Aid Global Healthcare Researchers in Race to Halt COVID-19

BP joins White House-led consortium, donating high-performance computing power and scientific expertise to accelerate research on global pandemic

Collaboration for Cost-Effective ROV Solutions

Depro AS and VideoRay LLC have jointly announced a new partnership to develop and field lighter and less expensive equipment for subsea operations down to 2000m water depth, primarily in the oil and gas sector.

Aker Solutions and Cognite Secure Digital Offshore Wind Energy Technology Grant

Aker Solutions and Cognite have been awarded a USD 2 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a project called NextWind Real Time Condition Monitoring.

Subsea Protection Specialists from Tekmar Group Rally to Protect the NHS in the Fight against COVID-19

Tekmar Group companies Subsea Innovation and Tekmar Energy, who specialise in bespoke offshore equipment and subsea protection systems for the global offshore energy sectors, have joined forces to manufacture PPE for NHS workers in the North East of England.

More purpose-built cables for drones and robotic vehicles

Exploration, monitoring, inspection, maintenance, protection and surveillance, search and rescue operations with land, maritime, subsea and aerial automated vehicles and robotic systems are rapidly developing and increasing both in commercial and military application.

KONGSBERG to supply Finnish Navy corvettes with Anti-Submarine Warfare and diver detection sonars

Kongsberg Maritime AS, Sensor & Robotics is celebrating the signing of a contract with Saab that will see KONGSBERG delivering its market-leading Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and diver detection sonars for the Pohjanmaa-class corvettes currently being developed by the Finnish Navy under its Squadron 2020 project.

Netherlands Becomes The First European Customer For Sea Wasp

Saab Seaeye has received an order from the Defence Material Organisation (DMO), within the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands for deliveries of the Sea Wasp underwater vehicle system.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore US Gulf of Mexico

Subsea 7 announced the award of contracts by Chevron U.S.A Inc. for subsea installation services related to the Anchor field, located in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. The Anchor field is approximately 140 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

New Species Discovered during Exploration of Abyssal Deep Sea Canyons off Ningaloo

Unique fauna of the Cape Range and Cloates Canyons off of Ningaloo have been documented at unexplored depths by researchers from the Western Australian Museum aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor. Seemingly the longest animal ever recorded, glass sponges, and octopus squid are among species seen for the first time in Western Australia.

SMD Supply Fourth System to Asso.subsea

Greece based Asso.subsea have taken delivery of an SMD Quasar 150hp 1000m rated work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) complete with Launch and Recovery system (LARs).

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