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Marine robots detect whales in the deep ocean

A fleet of pioneering marine robots, built and operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and its partners, has successfully detected whales and porpoises and recorded the sounds they make in a survey of the deep ocean off northern Scotland. In the summer of 2017 a fleet of 11 autonomous marine robots was deployed to explore the seas northwest of the Orkney Islands in search of marine mammals and sources of man-made noise pollution. The mission was part of an annual series of marine robot trials co-ordinated by the NOC in partnership with 16 organisations representing UK government, research and industry.

Marine Imaging Technologies Reveals PIXEL, the First Cinema Class ROV for Subsea Documentary and Entertainment Utilization

Pixel, the First Product in Series of the Cinema Class ROVs, Enables DPs and Storytellers to Capture Cinema-Quality Footage beyond SCUBA Depths by Merging Top Cinema Technologies with Advanced Underwater Filming Techniques

Oceaneering Awarded Survey Services Contract for Maryland Offshore Wind Project

Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) has been awarded a contract by US Wind, Inc., a subsidiary of the Toto Holding Group, to conduct high-resolution marine geophysical survey services starting in the second half of 2018 in support of US Wind’s new Maryland Offshore Wind Project.

£7.5billion Subsea Industry Supports 45,000 jobs, Despite Oil & Gas Downturn

Latest business activity review shows offshore wind now a major source of revenue for the underwater engineering and manufacturing sector

Ashtead teams up with Newton Labs to deliver underwater inspection for Subsea 7

Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology has successfully delivered an advanced subsea laser scanning project for Subsea 7 on Chevron’s Captain field located in the UK North Sea. The project saw Ashtead carry out a well inspection utilising Newton Lab’s M210UW and M3200UW subsea laser scanning systems. Ashtead designed and engineered bespoke deployment tools that enabled the scanning systems to accurately capture subsea scans at water depths of 110 meters using divers.

Aquabotix Introduces Integra AUV/ROV for Underwater Missions

The Integra AUV/ROV builds on Aquabotix’s hybrid technology, and is designed for missions across several sectors, including law enforcement, research, environmental assessment and defense Underwater vehicle is single-person deployable, battery-operated and enables greater cost efficiency for users.

Subsea UK announces new board for 2018-19

Industry body Subsea UK has unveiled its new board for 2018-19. Following a members’ ballot at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) nine members have been re-elected and two have stepped down. The newly elected board, will continue to ensure the UK maintains a strong representation across the global subsea industry under the leadership of chairman, Bill Edgar and chief executive, Neil Gordon.

Modulift Beam Lifts Tunnel Boring Machine in World First

Modulift provided a custom lifting beam, slings and shackles as specialist pipeline contractor Stockton Drilling completed multiple lifts of a 28t, 18m-long tunnel boring machine (TBM) that was working subsea at the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm / Direct Pipe Landfalls (BOWL) project at Portgordon, Scotland.

N-Sea Develops Next Generation UXO Detection System

Leading subsea IMR provider N-Sea has announced the launch of Magsense, a vertical gradiometer array specifically designed for highly accurate Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) campaigns.

Ashtead Technology and Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. Announce Subsea Rentals Joint Venture

Ashtead Technology and Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. have agreed to form a joint venture, creating the industry’s leading provider of subsea survey and ROV equipment rental and associated services. Forum will contribute its subsea rentals business, currently trading as Forum Subsea Rentals.

Tendeka appoints new CEO to galvanize growth

Global oil and gas solutions provider Tendeka has appointed Brad Baker as its new Chief Executive Officer as the independent completions and production optimisation specialist gears up for further growth. Mr Baker joins Tendeka after a 27-year career with Baker Hughes, most recently as Vice President of Stimulation and Production Enhancement. He has held a number of global executive roles, where his responsibilities have included large legacy divisions and leading international operations, global product line management and engineering.

Registration for Underwater Intervention 2018 is now open!

Underwater Intervention 2018 is preeminent event for everybody that works in the commercial diving and underwater ROV industry. Taking place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, from February 6-8, UI has something for everybody. The event features educational tracks and sessions from the preeminent thought leaders in the industry, unrivaled networking opportunities, and an opportunity for hands on evaluation of all of the latest and greatest products, services and innovations in the industry.

Paragon partners with Somos® to introduce its latest SLA material

Darlington-based RP service provider, Paragon Rapid Technologies aims to remain at the forefront of the 3D printing industry by adding a high performance SLA resin to its material range.

The Underwater Centre Provides Ideal Kawasaki AUV Testing Site

The Underwater Centre, a world leading provider of subsea testing and training, based on the tidal waters of Loch Linnhe in Fort William, has successfully supported the delivery of a complex Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operational testing project in collaboration with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd (KHI). This significant 15-day operational trial was planned for almost two years and involved the use of workshops, vessels, deep water test sites, ROVs and specialist support staff, amongst other assets.

Improving Riser Safety with Composite Buoyancy

Landing String Solutions LLC signs agreement with Trelleborg’s offshore operation for Trelleborg to manufacture its patented landing string buoyancy system featuring 100% composite materials. Through this agreement, both companies are aiming to market the solution to a wider customer base globally.

M2 Subsea bolsters European business development team with new appointment

M2 Subsea, the global independent provider of ROV services, has bolstered its European business development team with the appointment of David Sinclair as business development manager – renewables and decommissioning.

Abstract Deadline Extension: December 15, 2017 - OCEANS'18 MTS/IEEE Kobe / Techno-Ocean 2018

OTO'18 Call for Papers OCEANS'18 MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Ocean 2018 Abstract Submission Extended Deadline: December 15, 2017 INVITATION We are pleased to invite you to the OTO’18 (OCEANS’18 MTS/ IEEE Kobe / Techno-Ocean 2018) which will be held May 28~31, 2018 in Kobe, Japan. The event is hosted by three joint-organizers – the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES), the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Japanese Organization of the Consortium for Techno-Ocean 2018 (CJO)

Hydratight sets record during Statoil subsea project

Subsea connector specialist Hydratight has completed an oil and gas industry first by supplying and supporting the subsea installation of three remote connectors in just three weeks for Statoil off the west coast of Norway.

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