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Rotech Subsea Completes Clearance and Debris Removal at Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm

Subsea trenching and excavation specialist Rotech Subsea said Wednesday it had completed sand wave clearance and debris removal operations at a "key" offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The contract - for an unnamed long-term client in the region - saw Rotech mobilize its TRS2 controlled flow excavation (CFE) and RSBG (Boulder Grab) spreads of equipment from its base in Aberdeen specifically for this scope of work.

Argeo Granted a Patent on a High Energy Electromagnetic System

Argeo Robotics AS, a fully owned subsidiary of Argeo AS, has been granted a new patent from the Norwegian Industrial Patent office (Patentstyret) safeguarding the innovative design of the groundbreaking “Argeo Discover” high-energy electromagnetic system.

Fugro Completes the Middle East’s First Remotely Operated Subsea Inspection Using a Low-Carbon Emission Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV)

The site survey and inspection of an offshore gas platform in UAE waters was executed entirely from an onshore remote operations centre (ROC) using Fugro’s Blue Essence® technology without sending personnel offshore.

RC Dock Unveils First Fully Classed Offshore Uncrewed Surface Vessel for Subsea IMR

RC Dock, an industry leader in marine robotics and innovative shipbuilding, is proud to announce the delivery of its first fully classed offshore Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) designed for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair (IMR) and survey operations. This revolutionary 12-meter catamaran represents a new era in offshore marine automation, delivering unparalleled efficiency, safety, and sustainability.

Saipem Awarded Two New Contracts for a Total Value of around 700 million USD

Saipem has been awarded by bp a contract for offshore activities in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract is related to the Argos Floating Production Unit (FPU), a cutting-edge facility designed for oil and gas production in deepwater environments. The Argos FPU is located in the Green Canyon Block 780, approximately 1,400 metre water depth.

EVENT: Floating Offshore Wind - Aberdeen - 4-5 October 2023

Floating offshore wind remains integral to realising ambitious net zero targets – join us as we explore everything from government support available to port infrastructure development, cutting-edge technology and more. Presented by RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables.

Rovco Wins Survey Contract with Flotation Energy for Cenos

Rovco, a global provider of technology-enabled project solutions to the offshore renewable energy sector, have been contracted by Flotation Energy to carry out a geo-environmental survey at its planned Cenos floating offshore windfarm, 200 kilometres off the north-east coast of Scotland.

Scientists Discover New Ecosystem Underneath Hydrothermal Vents

A new ecosystem has been discovered in volcanic caves beneath hydrothermal vents at a well-studied undersea volcano on the East Pacific Rise off Central America. The landmark 30-day expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor (too) was led by Dr. Monika Bright, University of Vienna, along with an international science team from the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Costa Rica, and Slovenia.

EVENT: Offshore & Floating Wind Europe 2023 - London - 25-26 October 2023

Join Reuters Events: Offshore Wind and Floating Europe 2023, Europe’s most senior meeting for change-makers. Hosting every major developer, supplier, investor, and policy leader - this is where partnerships are formed, business-critical insights are shared, and the roadmap for short and long-term growth is laid out. Together in London, we can bring to life colossal projects to profitably achieve a clean European future.

Competition authorities approve subsea joint venture between Aker Solutions, SLB and Subsea7

Reference is made to the stock exchange release dated August 30, 2022 regarding the agreements to form a subsea joint venture with SLB and Aker Solutions. Closing is subject to regulatory approvals.

23 Degrees Renewables Lands Nearshore Trenching Contract for Scottish OWF

23 Degrees Renewables (23D), an OEG Group company, has completed a contract for a European cable company to carry out trenching and burial works on submarine export cables and associated protection pipes located in the Northeast of Scotland.

The First Taiwan Made Work-Class ROV Monew Accomplishes the Seabed Scanning of the Taiwan Strait Offshore Wind Farm

Taiwan offshore wind farm’s new local and world-wild subsea partner – DWTEK, has set a new record and now plays an important role in the offshore maritime industry supply chain.

Forum Energy Technologies Subsea Bolsters Brazil Growth Strategy with Partner Appointment

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has appointed UnderOcean Servicos Maritimos (UnderOcean) to represent its Subsea operations in Brazil. The partnership will see UnderOcean provide business development and engineering support on behalf of FET’s Subsea Technologies product line in Brazil. Headquartered in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, UnderOcean will deliver service, repair, calibration, upgrades, and modifications for FET’s remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), associated tooling and Dynacon Launch & Recovery Systems.

Seaeye Falcon Key in Japan's Offshore Wind Energy

Japan’s expanding offshore wind industry has added a further Seaeye Falcon underwater robot as a key operational resource for working in complex environments.

Cellula Awarded CHARYBDIS Phase 1 Project

Cellula Robotics has been chosen as one of 26 suppliers to be awarded a contract for the prestigious CHARYBDIS Phase 1 project. This selection marks a significant recognition of Cellula's expertise and innovation in the realm of uncrewed surveillance technologies.

Blumags and DeepOcean Team up to Deploy Moby the Latest Innovation in ROV Magnets

Blumags recently sent its latest innovation, the Moby ROV magnet, for field trials with their development partner DeepOcean in the Balder field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The plan was for Moby to assist with ROV hull cleaning and other tasks on the Balder floating production unit.

GeoAcoustics Appoints C.A. Richards as Channel Partner with Focus on Gulf of Mexico Energy Sector

GeoAcoustics Ltd has appointed Houston-based subsea technology specialists C.A. Richards and Assoc., Inc. as its new channel partner in the USA, with focus on sales and support of the GeoSwath bathymetric sonar, GeoPulse sub-bottom profiler and Pulsar side scan sonar product lines for customers working in the Gulf States of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

North-east 3D scanning firm awarded UK first approval for Remote Inspection Techniques

Aberdeen-based 3D scanning specialists, Viewport3, have become the first business in the UK to be approved for Remote Inspection Techniques (RIT) using underwater photogrammetry by Lloyd’s Register (LR).

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