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Grandeur Subserv Ltd Acquires Gaps M5 USBL System for Shallow Water Nearshore Operations

Grandeur Subserv Ltd, a company specializing in underwater and environmental engineering services, recently acquired Exail Gaps M5 USBL system for shallow water geophysical surveys on the Nigerian coast. Looking for an agnostic acoustic positioning system compatible with third-party transponders and capable of accurately tracking any asset in very shallow water, the Gaps M5 USBL system was particularly recommended.

TMI-Orion Dynamics collaborate with OceanTools to sell their EMA-5 Electric Manipulator Arm

OceanTools Ltd, Aberdeen Scotland, announce the signing of a Collaboration Agreement with TMI-Orion Dynamics, headquartered in Montpellier France, for OceanTools to sell their EMA-5 Electric Manipulator Arm. Furthermore, OceanTools will assist with the manufacture of the arm in their state-of-the-art CNC machine shop and electronics workshops.

SEA-KIT Triples Production and Expands R&D with New Facility

SEA-KIT International’s brand-new production facility for its larger XL-Class Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) is now operational, with the first 18m hull being fitted out ready for delivery this summer to world-leading geo-intelligence specialist, Fugro.

Asso.subsea to Install the Export Cable for the Ostwind 3 Project

Asso.subsea, a specialized global contractor in the submarine cable industry, has been awarded by Hellenic Cables, one of the largest European cable manufacturers, of the transportation, installation and protection for the 220 kV export submarine cable system that will connect the Windanker offshore wind farm with the German extra-high voltage transmission grid.

Oi Americas to Host Product Launches and New Technologies

Oceanology International Americas has opened its registration and the organisers of the largest ocean technology trade show & conference in the US are delighted to welcome back all ocean professionals who are involved in exploring, protecting and sustainably operating in the world’s oceans and waterways. Event Director David Ince commented: “With registration now open we welcome back the ocean technology, science and engineering communities to San Diego, in a vibrant face-to-face business environment, with a focus on creating new relationships, discovering the latest technologies and, accessing the latest thinking in the conferences. The trade show and conference will cement Oi Americas position as one of the Worlds must-visit events for ocean professionals, thought leaders and organisations”.

Allspeeds Supplies Webtool HCV330 Cable Cutter to Ashtead Technology

Leading hydraulic tool maker, Allspeeds Limited, has supplied a Webtool HCV330 hydraulic cutter to Ashtead Technology, an international subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist. The largest Webtool cutter manufactured so far, the HCV 330 is designed to cut large diameter umbilicals and subsea power cables up to 330mm. It will complement Ashtead Technology’s existing fleet of high-performing subsea cutting technology solutions for the offshore energy sector.

Countdown to Ocean Business 2023 as Registration Opens

Registration is now open for Ocean Business 2023, the global technology and science exhibition for marine industries. The three-day event, which runs from April 18-20 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, is open to all visitors for free by registering online at With more than 300 manufacturers and service providers already booked for the sold-out exhibition, this year’s Ocean Business promises to attract record crowds from around the world, offering unrivalled networking opportunities.

MacArtney takes Customer Support all the way to the North Pole

MacArtney supplied and fitted a containerised MERMAC winch to Oden, the Swedish Maritime Administration's icebreaker and research vessel, for an expedition to the North Pole. The company was chosen as a supplier due to system flexibility and a vast experience in solution customisation rigged to customer applications.

Forssea Robotics Releases 3 New Argos ROVs to the Market in Early 2023

Forssea Robotics is proud to announce the coming deployment of 3 additional ROV in the coming weeks. The 3 ARGOS will depart for West Africa (Oil & Gas inspection with remote control center), UK (Offshore Wind Farm smart inspections) and France where the ROV will be leased on a spot basis due to strong demand.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Letter of Award for CSV Normand Maximus

Solstad Offshore ASA (Solstad, OSE: SOFF) has received Letters of Award from various undisclosed subsea contractors for hire of the CSV Normand Maximus for execution of projects during 2023.

SECNAV Names Future Oceanographic Survey Ship USNS Robert Ballard

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro announced today that a future Pathfinder-class oceanographic survey ship will be named USNS Robert Ballard (T-AGS 67). The future USNS Robert Ballard will honor Dr. Robert Ballard, a retired U.S. Navy Commander, and former director of the Center for Ocean Exploration.

The United States and Australia Team up to Explore and Map the Pacific Ocean

NOAA and two of Australia's leading science agencies announced a formal agreement Tuesday to work together to advance Pacific Ocean exploration and mapping, a major priority for NOAA and of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. 

Armach Robotics Announces First Successful Over-the-horizon Trial of Hull Service Robot

Armach Robotics, has passed a critical milestone by successfully operating its Armach Hull Service Robotic hull cleaning service in full over-the-horizon (OTH) mode.

HII’s Pharos Demonstrates Launch and Recovery with Navy Unmanned Vehicle

Global all-domain defense partner HII collaborated with the Navy on a research and development effort that advanced the launch and recovery of a large size unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV), using an amphibious ship and HII’s Pharos system.

EVENT: Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology - London - 1-2 Feb 2023

With rapid technological advances changing the way maritime forces need to utilise and manage ISR capabilities across domains, Maritime and Littoral Reconnaissance and Surveillance systems and platforms have become a critical component of naval capability.

Kraken to Provide SAS to HII’s New Medium Class UUV

Kraken Robotics announces that its AquaPix® Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) System has been selected as the standard payload offering on HII’s new REMUS 620 Medium Class UUV. Synthetic Aperture Sonar is quickly becoming the tool of choice for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations due to its significantly increased resolution and higher area coverage rates compared to legacy Side Scan Sonar.

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

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.

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