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Teledyne RD Instruments Announces Expanded Sales Network in China

Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) has announced a restructure of their distribution network in China to improve service for local customers. TRDI has expanded their existing relationship with Xiamen Lawlink Development Co., Ltd., located in Xiamen, China. Xiamen Lawlink will now distribute TRDI’s full line of ADCPs for water resources applications. To maximize their reach, they will continue to work with five existing regional representatives: Guangzhou Hestoon Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., Yellow River Hydro Science Co., Ltd., Jiangsu NAIWCH Co., Ltd., Nanjing Hengshui Technology Co., Ltd., and Wuhan Long Ya Technologies Co., Ltd.

Human-Occupied Submersible Alvin Makes Historic Dive

Today, the human-occupied submersible Alvin made history when it successfully reached a depth of 6,453 meters (nearly 4 miles) in the Puerto Rico Trench, north of San Juan, P.R. This is the deepest dive ever in the 58-year history of the storied submersible.

Blueprint Lab Announces Plan to Adopt New Corporate Name ‘Reach Robotics’

Blueprint Lab Pty Ltd announced today that it will change its corporate name to Reach Robotics Pty Ltd. As part of the name change, the company will release a new logo and reflect the name change on all its owned media in the coming weeks.

New Test Tank Complete at Phoenix Bayou Vista, LA Yard

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) is pleased to announce the completion of a new, modern test tank at our Bayou Vista, LA facility. This tank can be used for multiple subsea applications, such as underwater weld testing (both wet and dry habitat conditions), underwater Nondestructive Testing (NDT), and performance trials including underwater welding certifications and underwater tooling calibration and testing. It can be rented by clients to perform equipment or material trials in a controlled underwater environment prior to project execution.

Alcatel Submarine Networks’ Fleet Upgraded to Latest Technology with iXblue’s Oceano HD15 Cable Lay Acoustic Releases

It has already been 20 years since Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), a leader in the manufacturing and installation of underwater optical systems, has chosen iXblue to equip its fleet of 6 cable ships, managed by Louis-Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA). With two releasers per ship, ASN owns as many as 23 iXblue Oceano acoustic releases, to help deploy equipment underwater, whether in shallow waters or on the continental shelf. Their main advantages are their reliability, extreme resistance to corrosion and ease of use.

Cellula Receives Contract for Design and Build of an Imotus-S AUV for Signature Measurements of Marine Vessels

Cellula Robotics Ltd. is pleased to announce a contract through Innovative Solutions Canada's Testing Stream for the build and test of a hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for use in underwater measurements of a ship's acoustic and magnetic signature.

NOAA Explorers Dive Into the Mysteries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

This summer, take the plunge and join NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners as we explore along the longest mountain range in the world: the mid-ocean ridge. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge portion of this range spans the north-south length of the Atlantic Ocean and stretches an impressive 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles). This largely unexplored underwater mountain range has captivated the imagination of explorers for more than a century. It’s time to unlock some of its secrets – LIVE!

Verlume Scales Up Manufacturing Capacity with New Operations Facility

Verlume, a specialist in intelligent energy management and energy storage, has moved to a larger operations facility as it prepares to fulfill ambitious growth plans. Located in the former Weatherford building within the Raiths Industrial Estate in Dyce, Aberdeen, the 20,000 square foot facility boasts a generous workshop floor, cranage, office space and laboratory areas.

Reach Subsea ASA: Subsea Vessel Deep Cygnus Secured for 4+1 Years

Reach Subsea, the trusted data and subsea service provider for ocean-based industries, has entered into an agreement with Volstad Maritime for use of the subsea vessel Deep Cygnus for 4 years, with an option to extend for 1 year.

Kongsberg Maritime Secures Several Major Contracts for HUGIN AUVs

Following a recent uptick in orders, Kongsberg Maritime’s Sensor and Robotics division has announced that it has secured over NOK 450M in contracts for HUGIN AUV in Q2 2022. The order income consists of a healthy mix of recurring business with existing customers and new customers that will utilize the HUGIN platform in their operations.

Fugro’s Innovative Blue Snake™ System Achieves Success on its First Offshore Wind Project

Fugro has successfully completed a contract for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to perform a geotechnical site investigation at the IJmuiden Ver (Noord) V and VI wind farm sites as part of the geophysical survey package.

Rovco Strengthens Offshore Wind Campaigns with Charter of VOS Star Vessel

Rovco has signed an agreement for the charter of the VOS Star from owners Vroon to support delivery of its offshore wind farm projects. The charter signals a new working relationship between the leading provider of offshore subsea and hydrographic survey projects and the international shipping company.

EVENT: MATS 2022 Southampton

We're looking for inspiring speakers, pioneers and thought leaders for our upcoming Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS): a key international event in the marine technology calendar. Submit your abstract before the 27 July.

IQUA Robotics and Partners Awarded the PLOME Research Project

A scientific team led by the University of Girona (UdG) will develop an underwater platform to intelligently monitor marine ecosystems in real time. The project is called “Platform for Long-lasting Observation of Marine Ecosystems” (PLOME) and is carried out jointly with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), the Universitat Politècnica de Madrid (UPM), the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) and the company Iqua Robotics SL.

UK Hydrographic Office Calls for UK Government Organisations Involved in Seabed Mapping to Join Newly Unveiled UK Centre for Seabed Mapping

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is inviting UK government organisations involved in seabed mapping who share common interests in optimising the UK’s national maritime assets to become a member of the newly unveiled UK Centre for Seabed Mapping.

Fugro’s Geo-data Supports the Development of Denmark’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Fugro has begun geotechnical site investigations at RWE’s Thor offshore wind farm development. The collected Geo-data will be used to inform the design, fabrication and installation of the main wind farm components including turbine foundation, inter-array and export cables. With a planned capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW) Thor will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to date, producing enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of more than one million Danish households.

Port of Aberdeen Welcomes First Vessel to South Harbour as Construction Continues at Pace

The Port of Aberdeen welcomed the first commercial vessel to Aberdeen South Harbour on Saturday 2 July, as construction of the £400 million port expansion continues at pace. Subsea 7’s Seven Atlantic dive support vessel berthed at Dunnottar Quay to change over the crew, offload project equipment and stock up on provisions after completing inspection, repair and maintenance work for EnQuest. The vessel will return to South Harbour later in the month for annual routine maintenance.

Centurion Combines Aleron and Seanic UK to Create Centurion Subsea Services

CENTURION Group, a global leader in the supply of rentals & services to the critical industries, has announced that it is combining Aberdeen-based brands Aleron and Seanic UK to form Centurion Subsea Services (CSS).​

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