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Asso.subsea to Perform Boulder Clearance and Pre-trenching Services for the 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

19.12.2022
Asso.subsea, a specialized global contractor in the submarine cable industry, has signed a contract with the balance of plant contractor Van Oord to provide boulder clearance and pre-trenching services for more than 80 km along the inter-array cable routes of Sofia Offshore Wind Farm in the UK, owned by RWE.

New Battery-Power Option for Mako Camera

19.12.2022
Arctic Rays has developed a new battery option for its popular Mako video camera, opening new standalone capabilities for underwater filming for research.

Cellula Successfully Completes Sea Trials of Imotus-S off the Coast of British Columbia

16.12.2022
Cellula Robotics Ltd. is pleased to announce the successful completion of Imotus-S AUV sea trials. Imotus-S enables deployed vessels to easily monitor their magnetic and acoustic signature in a timely manner without having to leave station. The sea trials, executed in the Saanich Inlet over the course of two weeks starting November 14th, served to meet various project milestones including acoustic ranging, magnetic ranging, and understanding safe distance to the vessel while maintaining control authority.

Exail Maritime Users Conference - Edinburgh - 25th January 2023

16.12.2022
I am pleased to invite you to Exail (formerly iXblue and ECA Group) Annual Maritime Users Conference. It will be held at the National Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) on January 25th, 2023. This one-day conference will focus on the exploration of new maritime frontiers. It will bring together over 100 key players in the maritime industry such as hydrographic institutes, universities, port authorities, survey and dredging companies, as well as offshore construction contractors.

Subsea7 Confirms Contracts Offshore Norway

16.12.2022
Subsea7 today confirmed the award of three contracts by Aker BP; a major1 contract for Yggdrasil field development project (formerly NOAKA), a large2 contract for Skarv Satellite Project and a substantial3 contract for Valhall PWP-Fenris project, all located offshore Norway. The awards were pre-announced on 8 December 2022 and will be recorded in the backlog of Subsea and Conventional upon signature by all parties, expected to occur later today.

Seatronics Select The ISS360HD Sonar

15.12.2022
Impact Subsea has provided several ISS360HD Sonars to Seatronics, a brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics Division. The ISS360HD Imaging Sonar provides a step change in performance in the scanning imaging sonar market. Providing a 2.5mm range resolution combined with a 1° angular resolution enables exceptionally high definition imagery from a highly compact sonar. With a range capability in excess of 100 meters the ISS360HD can suit a range of AUV, ROV and standalone underwater applications.

Saipem Awarded New Offshore Contracts for a Total Amount of Approximately 1.2 billion USD

15.12.2022
Saipem has been awarded new contracts in Guyana and Egypt for a total amount of approximately 1.2 billion USD. The first contract has been awarded by ExxonMobil Guyana, subject to government approvals, for the UARU oil field development project, located in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana at a water depth of around 2,000 meters.

Finalists Announced for 2023 Subsea Expo Awards

15.12.2022
Innovators and talent from across the UK’s underwater industry have been named on the shortlist for the 2023 Subsea Expo Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony, organised by the Global Underwater Hub, will take place on February 22, 2023, at P&J Live in Aberdeen.

Kite Flying with Falcon

14.12.2022
Flying kites underwater to generate electricity is an innovative renewable energy concept being installed in the Faroe Islands, supported by SJH Diving and their new Saab Seaeye Falcon. The subsea kite turbine is a unique concept created by developer Minesto to generate electricity in tidal streams and ocean currents using the principle of flying a stunt kite in the wind.

Save the date for Ocean Business 2023

14.12.2022
The global ocean technology community will reunite in Southampton in April as Ocean Business, one of the leading shows for marine industries, launches its 2023 edition. With four months to go, all of the exhibition space has already been sold for what promises to be the biggest event yet, bringing together record crowds from around the world.


UK Government Awards £45million to Maintain Flagship Scientific Research Vessels

13.12.2022
Babcock International’s Rosyth shipyard has been awarded £45 million to maintain the UK’s fleet of scientific research vessels, including the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) operated RRS Discovery and RRS James Cook.

SATURN Navigation Gyrocompass Awarded UK Red Ensign Certification

12.12.2022
The Teledyne Marine TSS SATURN navigation gyrocompass product range is the first to be approved to carry the UK ‘Red Ensign’ mark of conformity for installation onto UK-registered ships.

SEA-KIT International Secures First USV Export Deal

08.12.2022
SEA-KIT International has announced its first Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) export sale to ThayerMahan, a world leader in autonomous maritime solutions based in Connecticut, USA.

Kraken Awarded $50+ Million Navy Contract for Royal Canadian Navy Minehunting Program

07.12.2022
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, announced it has been awarded a prime contract with the Government of Canada to provide Remote Minehunting and Disposal Systems (RMDS) for the Department of National Defense (DND). The contract consists of an estimated 24-month acquisition program followed by an initial five-year Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) program, which includes options for additional equipment, spare parts, training, and technical support. Formal contract signature and kickoff of the Acquisition program will occur in January 2023. If all options in the Acquisition and ILS programs are selected, the total value will exceed $50 million, consisting of approximately $40 million for Acquisition and $10 million for ILS. Kraken expects margins on this program to be in line with our historical corporate averages. Progress payments will be made over the 24-month term of the acquisition contract.

Ashtead Technology Acquires Hiretech

06.12.2022
International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has further expanded its mechanical solutions service offering with the acquisition of Hiretech.

OCEANS 2023 Limerick - Submit Your Abstract

06.12.2022
For the first time ever, OCEANS will be hosted in Ireland. The conference topic is "BLUE OCEAN PLANET EARTH". Join us in Limerick from 5-8 June 2023. Do not forget to submit your abstract! Deadline, 20 December, 2022.

Ground-breaking Search and Rescue Technology set for Commercialisation with £2.3m Investment

06.12.2022
Zelim, an Edinburgh based start-up pioneering unmanned search and rescue solutions, including the world's first remotely operated rescue vessel, has secured £2.3m equity investment. Most of the funding comes from lead investor, Kero Development Partners and Aberdeen based I7V, who are following initial investment in Zelim’s seed round in 2020.

Delegate Registration Opens for Subsea Expo 2023

02.12.2022
Global Underwater Hub has announced that registration for Subsea Expo 2023, its annual showcase of underwater technology, has opened.
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