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3D at Depth Announce Record Growth in First Half of 2022 with New Aberdeen Hub and Two Senior Recruits

3D at Depth, the global leader in commercial subsea LiDAR laser technology, has appointed two senior staff members at their new Aberdeen base, which is officially being opened this week with a ceremony and technical sessions. Rob Davidson and Tarry Waterson both joined this month, hitting the ground running to assist with sales and business development of the company's leading asset, Cuvier DEEP™, the World's only deep-water Subsea LiDAR™ providing end-to-end service. With previous roles in DeepOcean, Boskalis, Proserv and Technip; Rob brings over 12 years' experience in the industry, five of which in Senior and Lead roles in the capacity of Project Surveyor.

ECA Group’s Mine Counter Measures Modernisation Solution Hits a Key Milestone

Last june, ECA Group welcomed the Latvian Navy to carry out the Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for their modernised ship’s Command and Control (CC) system and Mine Identification and Disposal systems (MIDS). These systems will be soon integrated onto Latvia’s Tripartite-class Mine Hunter vessels (IMANTA Class). The Latvian Navy will be the first to be equipped with a comprehensive drone solution from ECA Group, specifically designed to be fitted during modernisation programmes of previous generation Mine Hunters.

Watbots Orders, with Over 600 Robots on Pre-order, New M16 Modems from Water Linked

Watbots, one of the most exciting aquaculture tech start-up’s to watch this year, have appointed Water Linked as their supplier of underwater communication technology. This newly developed iteration of the M64 modem, called the M16, will enable the Watbot, the most advanced fish cage cleaning robot on the market, to communicate natively with the base station without signal interference.

Norwegian Offshore Rental moves to Aksdal, Norway

Norwegian Offshore Rental (NOR), a Norwegian-based offshore and subesa equipment rental company has been experiencing growth. As a result of this they have outgrown their facility in Haugesund, Norway, and has moved to a larger facility in Aksdal, Norway.

Ashtead Technology Signs Rental Agreement with RTS and Invests in New Technologies

International subsea rental equipment and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has signed a rental agreement with Norway-based RTS, an international provider of electronic engineering equipment for the underwater industry.

Falcon as Expedition Yacht Rescue Robot

For expedition yacht Dapple a Saab Seaeye deep-rated Falcon robot has been chosen as a standby rescue resource for emergency recovery of their manned submersible.

Energy Efficient New Film-Ocean HQ Uses Recycled Plastics from Oceans and Fishing Nets in its New Build

Film-Ocean Ltd, based in Ellon Aberdeenshire, is absolutely delighted with the progress on its new facilities. Construction commenced at the start of 2022, with the workshop and ROV test tank in place, the main building framework installed and clad, with construction now focused on internal fit-out and build. Film-Ocean aims to take occupancy of the new sight in November 2022.

Fugro and Ocean Industries Concept Lab Unify Offshore Control Systems for Safe Remote Operations

Research teams from Fugro and the Ocean Industries Concept Lab (OICL) at Oslo School of Architecture and Design have been exploring how best to harmonise maritime design by integrating digital innovation in next-generation workplaces for safe remote operations. Simplified, standardised control interfaces will enhance training, remove the potential for error and enable operators to successfully perform remote operations.

Cellula Successfully Completes Demonstration Missions Using Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered AUV

Cellula Robotics Ltd. is excited to announce the successful completion of various demonstration missions using the hydrogen fuel cell powered autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Solus-LR.

Greensea Systems and SeeByte Collaborate for ROV Autonomy

In response to the growing demand for true ROV autonomy within the field of maritime Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robotics, two leading players in the industry, Greensea Systems, Inc., creator of the open architecture platform OPENSEA®, and leader in autonomy and automatic target recognition (ATR), SeeByte, announce an ongoing collaboration.

Miros Wins Trio of Sensor Contracts with Subsea 7 Pipelay Support Vessels

Miros Group has secured a trio of three-year agreements with Subsea 7 to install its internet of things (IoT) dry-sensor WaveSystem.

EVENT: Oceanology Americas Call for Papers

The organiser of Oceanology International Americas (OiA), RX Global has put out its Call For Content for the 2023 event and is looking towards the industry for content.

Underwater 3D Imaging Helps Seafood Producers Better Understand the Seabed

Experts in underwater imaging technology are trialling the use of a first-of-its-kind system that could see 3D digital models used by Scottish seafood producers to map out and monitor complex marine environments and habitats.

Cellula Appoints Industry Veteran, Neil Manning, Into Advisory Role

Cellula Robotics Ltd. is pleased to partner with Neil Manning to support the development of business structure, strategy, and growth opportunities. With over 27 years of experience, Neil's strategic insight into the offshore marine sector has helped commercialize safe and reliable new technology innovations to increase efficiencies across the subsea energy, telecom, wind, and defence sectors. His unique expertise has consistently provided value by identifying market gaps to differentiate companies and deliver a competitive edge.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Norway

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable1 contract by Aker BP for the Trell & Trine field development, located in the Alvheim area of the North Sea. The project involves a subsea tie-back of approximately 21 kilometers to the Alvheim FPSO, via the existing East Kameleon subsea manifold. The contract scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the pipelines, spools, protection covers and tie-ins using key vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet. The production pipeline is a pipe-in-pipe design.

RRS James Cook Sets Sail to Study Human Impacts on Deep-Sea Ecosystems

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have set-sail on the RRS James Cook on a collaborative expedition to the Whittard Canyon to advance knowledge of some of the richest and most complex deep-sea ecosystems on Earth.

Hydramec & Scantrol Provide Bespoke AHC Basket LARS to AKOFS Offshore

Once again, Hydramec and Scantrol have teamed up to supply a bespoke Active Heave Compensated (AHC) launch and recovery system (LARS) to AKOFS Offshore. The LARS will be used for subsea basket deployment.

OCTIO Awarded a Multi-year 4D Geophysical Monitoring Frame Contract Offshore Australia

OCTIO, a subsidiary of Reach Subsea, has secured a multi-year geophysical monitoring frame contract with an operator offshore Australia. OCTIO will deploy the proprietary gWatch service to deliver gravimetry and seabed subsidence measurements.

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