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European VIPs Line Up for UDT 2022 Conference

Defence leaders from European government and military forces will lead discussions at UDT 2022, when the undersea defence community reunites in Rotterdam on 7-9 June.

Cellula Completes CRD100 Seafloor Drill Maintenance and Upgrade Program

Cellula Robotics Ltd. has successfully completed the mid-life maintenance and upgrade to Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co., Ltd. (Fukada)’s Unicorn-1 Seafloor Drill, based on Cellula’s CRD100 Seafloor Drill. The upgrades, including improvements for increased automation and a new user interface, incorporates many lessons learnt from the last six years of offshore work, resulting in greater operational efficiency, functionality and lifespan of the drill.

Saipem and Havfram to Evaluate a Potential Cooperation in the Offshore Wind Business

Saipem SpA, Havfram Holding AS and HVAS Invest Kappa AS (a holding company controlled by HitecVision) have signed a non-binding agreement to evaluate a potential collaboration in the development and construction of offshore windfarms.

Kraken Awarded $1.6 Million for AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar Systems

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce new contracts valued at more than $1.6 million for its AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS). Deliveries will occur in 2022. Due to confidentiality reasons the customers cannot be named.

EVENT: Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA Conference

The US is now committed to delivering a hybrid fleet that will be necessary for the Navy to meet emerging security concerns and compete and win in an era of great power competition by expanding and developing a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV), and unmanned surface vessels (USV).

HII Uses Movie Release to Celebrate Its Workforce

With HII-built aircraft carriers featured prominently in the movie release of “Top Gun: Maverick,” the nation’s largest shipbuilder recognized the release as an opportunity to celebrate its workforce, their contribution to national security and the company’s growing technologies business. In Virginia, where HII is the state’s largest industrial employer, the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division invited shipbuilders to get an early screening of the movie.

New Long-term Contract for Edda Freya

DeepOcean and Østensjø Rederi extend the long standing Relationship around the state-of-the-art Edda Freya vessel. Edda Freya is an advanced, hybrid-powered construction vessel suited for operations worldwide, designed by Salt Ship Design with a focus on cable laying operations, offshore constructions and advanced maintenance and repair operations. She was built by Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. Edda Freya is one of three Østensjø Rederi- vessels on contract with DeepOcean.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Brazil

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a major contract by Petrobras for the development of the Búzios 8 field located approximately 180 kilometres off the coast of Rio de Janeiro at 2,000 metres water depth in the pre-salt Santos basin.

Gas and Condensate Discoveries to be Developed in the Norwegian Sea

Equinor and Halten East partners Vår Energi, Spirit Energy and Petoro have decided to invest about NOK 9 billion in the development of the area neighbouring to the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea. The area consists of six gas and condensate discoveries and option on another three prospects. The partnership today submits the plan for development and operation to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

NOVACAVI Obtained the Italian Navy’s NAV80 Approval for Cables

NOVACAVI proudly obtained the Italian Navy’s NAV80 homologation for cables suitable onboard naval units enriching its wide range of special defence cables with: NOVANAV miniaturized and flexible cables for electrical and electronic interconnection according to NAV-80-6145-0003-14-01B000.

Fugro and Underwater Survey Technology 21 Extend Successful Collaboration in Offshore Wind Marine Site Characterisation

Fugro has extended its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Underwater Survey Technology 21 (UST21) following strong demand for combined geophysical, geotechnical and metocean data services, launched 2019, to support South Korea’s ambitious expansion of wind power assets.

Saipem Subsea Drone for Inspection of Shell and Petrobras Fields in Brazil

Saipem has been awarded a contract by Shell and Petrobras for the utilisation of its FlatFish subsea drone in two pilot projects encompassing the inspection campaigns of two ultra-deepwater fields offshore Brazil, operated respectively by the two energy companies. These two projects with Shell and Petrobras are pilots and fall within the framework of the research and development programme of ANP, the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels. The target is to qualify the drone to execute unmanned, vessel-free inspections to support the monitoring and maintenance campaigns of the subsea infrastructures.

Blue Robotics Announces the T500 Thruster

Torrance based Blue Robotics announced their newest product, the T500 Thruster. The T500 Thruster is an underwater thruster that produces 16 kgf (35.5 lb) of thrust and can be used on remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), unmanned surface vessels (USV), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), and human-carrying vehicles like kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

New Video: RTS NEMO Subsea Navigator

RTS Introduces NEMO. NEMO is a highly accurate Inertial Navigation System with Integrated Doppler, delivered in a compact design, ready to use in your underwater vehicle. Today, hydroacoustic position reference systems are very common. But these systems are reliant on good weather conditions to provide stable position data and can therefore have a lack of control in rough weather.

Claxton Signs Collaboration Agreement with Seabed Solutions to Enhance Decommissioning Offer

Claxton, a brand in marine energy and infrastructure services company Acteon, has signed a collaboration agreement with Norwegian-based supplier Seabed Solutions to add value to decommissioning projects, helping operators fulfil their obligation to return subsea sites to their natural state. The partnership simplifies procurement, increases project execution efficiency and reduces costs for infrastructure owners by offering a wider range of dredging, excavation, cutting and decommissioning equipment and services through one contract, a single interface and by using a combined offshore crew.

Tonga Eruption Discoveries Defy Expectations

New findings from the record-breaking Tongan volcanic eruption are “surprising and unexpected”, say scientists from New Zealand’s National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). NIWA’s research vessel, RV Tangaroa, has returned from a month-long expedition as part of The Nippon Foundation-funded Tonga Eruption Seabed Mapping Project (TESMaP), where scientists were studying the effects of January’s eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai (HT – HH).

Fugro Brings High-efficiency Geotech Rig to US for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind

Fugro is back on the water for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (Atlantic Shores), performing a third year of integrated site characterisation services for the New Jersey-based offshore wind farm developer.

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 31

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 31: Events Calendar & Welcome to Ocean Robotics Planet - QYSEA Technology Redefining Ocean Robotics - Hydrus: A Dawning AUV Drone Revolution - Floating Offshore Wind: A Subsea Market Opportunity - Russia’s New “Poseidon” Super-Weapon: What You Need to Know - U.S. Marine Corps Explores Using Unmanned Surface Vehicles - SeapiX-FLS Series Ensuring Safe Navigation with a Forward-Looking Sonar - Poster: Subsea Tooling Services T-REX - Combined Massflow/Dredging Tool - The Limiting Factor: Journey to the Bottom of the Ocean - HUGIN Edge Making a Splash - SleekShip: An Innovative Solution for the Inspection and Cleaning of Biofouling on Ship Hulls - Top Ten Plus One Educational ROVs for 2022 - Schmidt Ocean Institute Donates Research Vessel to the National Research Council - Meet the Mantas: Game Changing USV Prepares for Summer Deployments - Endurance is Found...

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