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Naval Group Engages KBR for Australia’s Future Submarine Facility Design Services Subcontract

Naval Group has formally signed a Design Services Subcontract (DSSC) with local engineering company, KBR, to assist with the concept design of the proposed Future Submarine (SEA1000) construction yard at the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding precinct in South Australia.

Riptide Autonomous Solutions Release Second Generation µUUV

During Oceanology International 2018 in London Riptide Autonomous Solutions launched their second generation “micro” unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) product. This MK II product offers significant improvements over the pioneering MK I µUUV.

EDT Offshore and UTILITY ROV launch Boulder Clearance Vessel

Utility ROV Services Limited (“URS”) and EDT Ship Management Limited (“EDTSM”) have today entered into an agreement in relation to the provision of Boulder Clearance Services utilising the UTROV load bearing ROV system system and DP2 vessel, EDT Kennedy.

M² Subsea names new global director

M² Subsea has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Andrew Imrie as global sales and marketing director.

N-Sea Reinforces UXO Expertise with ScottishPower Renewables Campaign

UK and Netherlands-based subsea provider N-Sea is part-way through a multi-million-pound unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance campaign for ScottishPower Renewables.

The new generation of 5-metre AutoNaut USV boasts several new and upgraded features.

The latest wave foil technology enables speeds of 1-3 knots to be consistently maintained, with no need for fuel and for long endurance missions. The vessel has been ruggedised throughout and features improvements in the deployment system – for launch/recovery from ship or direct from slipway.

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR) Expands Falcon Fleet

At the Saab Seaeye stand at Oceanology International 2018, STR's Managing Director, Scott Johnstone announced plans to expand Falcon fleet.

SMD delivers Atom Mk1 ROV systems to JFD Ltd

World leading subsea design and manufacturing specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has announced the successful delivery of two 1000m Atom Mk1 work class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems to JFD Ltd, a leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets.

Forum Energy Technologies launches new XLe Spirit at Oceanology

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced the launch of its new electric remotely operated vehicle (EROV) range.


iXblue, a global company that provides innovative solutions devoted to navigation, positioning and underwater imaging for the Offshore Energies and Ocean Science markets, is proud to announce the launch of its new global subsea positioning system. It comprises iXblue new intelligent transponder, Canopus, the next generation of Ramses transceiver, and upgraded existing iXblue products with a new telemetry function, as well as a comprehensive supervision software suite for efficient subsea operations.

Ashtead boosts rental fleet with £2.8m investment

Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, has invested £2.8m in new technology over the past month in response to anticipated market demand.

ATLAS MARIDAN to offer Rental Services for AUV’s

During Oceanology International 2018 in London, ATLAS MARIDAN ApS. of Rungsted Kyst (Denmark), a subsidiary of the German naval systems supplier ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, officially announced its upcoming Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Rental Service. The opportunity to rent ATLAS ELEKTRONIK’s latest unmanned underwater technology shall support customers within the offshore oil and gas, renewable energy, UxO and naval markets.

Announcing the Next Generation Coda Octopus UIS 4G Rapid Deployment Underwater Inspection System

Coda Octopus announces the release of its fourth generation (4G) Underwater Inspection System(UIS4G). The UIS is a rapid deployment system used in over 30 ports in the U.S. and by a growing number of naval forces worldwide for a variety of underwater tasks including rapid real-time inspection of piers and harbors, change detection analysis, and search and recovery. Due to its ease of use, the UIS has enabled law enforcement personnel to readily utilize and interpret the data generated by the system in real time without needing specialist hydrographic surveyors.

EOMAP appointed as Satellite Derived Bathymetry provider for European Bathymetric Data Portal

EOMAP announces that it has successfully provided current high-resolution Satellite Derived Bathymetry for the European EMODnet Bathymetry. EMODnet Bathymetry is a consortium of 41 European hydrographic offices and oceanographic institutions, research centres and commercial data providers.

New Working Relationship To Highlight Digital Mapping

International Geomatics has announced a key working relationship to drive forward ambitious growth plans. The Group, which was established in late 2017, operates under the founding differentiator of enhanced delivery of digital data to clients. Now, it has teamed up with fellow industry newcomer GreySellsGlobal Ltd. to offer the digital mapping portal product, ‘marineGRIDD.’

VMAX and BluHaptics – simulation meets automation to enhance ROV training and analysis

Forum Subsea Technologies and , Inc. have announced a joint agreement enabling technologies from both companies to BluHaptics be combined to provide solutions for ROV and subsea engineering applications.

ROV sales for Forum in Russia and Norway

Aberdeen, UK – March 8th, 2018 - Forum Subsea Technologies a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced a strong start to the year with three recent sales awards in Russia and Norway. The deals will see the firm supplying four of its Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to academia and the aquaculture industry.

UK team reach the final of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

A group of north east-based subsea engineers has become the only UK team to reach the final of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE and receive an equal share of a $1 million milestone prize for developing new approaches to map the ocean floor.

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