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£1.7bn Swansea Renewable Tidal Lagoon to Create Thousands of Jobs

Swansea’s renewable tidal lagoon ‘Blue Eden’ will create thousands of jobs during and after construction, placing Wales at the forefront of renewable energy innovation.

Greensea Signs Contract with Ocean Infinity

Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, entered into a contract with Ocean Infinity to provide OPENSEA as the open architecture platform that the Armada Dynamic Payloads Control (DPC) will be built upon. During the contract, Greensea and Ocean Infinity will collaborate on creating advanced capabilities for robotic control and supervision for the Armada fleet’s payload. The DPC will provide a framework for supervising and controlling an ROV system, including the deck gear and launch and recovery system, by operators located at any of Ocean Infinity’s remote control centers. Through the OPENSEA API and OPENSEA SDK interfaces, Greensea, Ocean Infinity, or any partner can easily plug into the Armada DPC to add functionality to the fleet through the open architecture interfaces provided by OPENSEA.

U-Boat Worx Unveils New High-speed Submersible the Super Sub

Dutch submersible manufacturer, U-Boat Worx, reveals the fastest addition yet to its already impressive fleet of models - the Super Sub. Distinguished by a long tail and advanced wing design, the Super Sub is the most hydrodynamic sub on the market. A best-in class propulsion system with four powerful thrusters delivers a total of 60 kW allowing for steep 30-degree climbs and dives. The result is the smoothest and most exhilarating underwater experience, capable of diving to depths of 300 meters, all while maintaining an almost 360-degree view.

Mini DVL Makes a Big Impression on Small ROVs

QYSEA and Water Linked, two of the undoubtedly most exciting underwater technology companies at the moment, have partnered up to equip QYSEA’s Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) with cutting edge underwater positioning sensors. The Water Linked A50 Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), the world’s smallest DVL, will be the standard fit for QYSEA’s FIFISH V6 EXPERT, PRO V6 PLUS and PRO W6 ROVs moving forward; an addition that is welcomed by a market demanding increased vehiclecapabilities.

Tritech Announces Updated USBL Tracking System

Tritech International Limited, a Moog Inc. company, has announced the release of the new MicronNav 200 UltraShort Base Line (USBL) system. The MicronNav 200 is the latest generation of USBL tracking systems from Tritech and is designed for small underwater vehicles and diver supporting applications.

Fugro Wins 2-year Contract for Remote Positioning Services off Indian West Coast

OCS Services Pvt. Ltd (OCS), one of India’s leading marine service providers, has awarded Fugro a 2-year contract to support its asset integrity and corrosion management operations off the west coast of India.

EOMAP Opens New Office in Dubai

From the new office based in the United Arab Emirates, EOMAP will serve industry partners and authorities in the Middle East, North Africa and India. Rahul Sidharth, Director of the Dubai office, will promote the full range of aquatic mapping and monitoring products by the German company.

Subsea 7 Awarded New Contracts in Brazil

Subsea 7 today announced a very large1 award by Petrobras for new long-term day-rate contracts for the pipelay support vessels (PLSV) Seven Waves, Seven Rio and Seven Sun. The contracts will be recorded in backlog in the fourth quarter.

HullWiper Co-founds New Hull Maintenance Partnership Intertrac HullCare

HullWiper has joined forces with International Paint, a subsidiary of ship hull paint and performance coatings specialist AkzoNobel, and underwater drone ROV specialist Orobotix to provide ship owners and operators with comprehensive hull care support in a new partnership named Intertrac HullCare.

East Coast Cluster Selected as one of the UK’s First two Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

Decision by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a major step in delivering the UK’s ambition of the first net zero industrial cluster by 2040. A collaboration between Northern Endurance Partnership, Net Zero Teesside and Zero Carbon Humber, the East Coast Cluster aims to remove nearly 50% of all UK Industrial cluster CO2 emissions. By deploying CCUS across the Humber and Teesside, the East Coast Cluster aims to create and support an average of 25,000 jobs per year between 2023 and 2050.

C-Kore Quickly Locates Subsea Faults Offshore Australia

C-Kore Systems successfully executed an electrical fault-finding campaign on a subsea field to test the subsea electrical control system and identify the precise location of insulation resistance faults. The ease of deployment from the ROV, equipment reliability, and the quick and accurate results provided by the C-Kore units allowed the operator to efficiently locate line faults and initiate repairs, ensuring the campaign was a great success.C-Kore Systems successfully executed an electrical fault-finding campaign on a subsea field offshore Australia. Both the C-Kore Cable Monitor units (IR) and Subsea TDR units were used to test the subsea electrical control system and identify the precise location of insulation resistance faults. The ease of deployment from the ROV, equipment reliability, and the quick andaccurate results provided by the C-Kore units allowed the operator to efficiently locate line faults and initiate repairs, ensuring the campaign was a great success.

Saildrone Closes $100 Million Series C Funding Round to Advance Ocean Intelligence Products

Led by BOND, the financing will be used to scale Saildrone’s operations to meet the rapidly growing demand for critical ocean data. Saildrone, the emerging market leader in ocean data, ocean mapping, and maritime intelligence solutions, today announced the close of its $100M Series C round, bringing its total funding to $190M.

Subsea 7 Confirms Contract Offshore Turkey in the Black Sea

Subsea 7 today confirmed the award of a major contract by Turkish Petroleum for the Sakarya field development offshore Turkey in the Black Sea. The award was announced on a redacted basis on 29 September 2021 and the contract was recorded in the backlog of Subsea and Conventional in the third quarter.

The National Oceanography Centre and Subsea 7 Launch Research Alliance Aim to Improve the Scientific Understanding of Global Oceans

The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is partnering with Subsea 7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects for the energy sector, to create BORA Blue Ocean Research Alliance™. The alliance represents a significant step towards gaining a better understanding of the world’s oceans and seas for a sustainable marine future.

Falcon across Turkey

Turkey’s marine operations company, ARAS Marine, has chosen for its expansive operations the deep-rated Saab Seaeye Falcon as a key underwater robotics resource.

Maersk Drilling Named Preferred Contractor for the Greensand Danish Offshore Carbon Storage Project

In extension of its commitment to participating in Phase 2 of the Greensand offshore carbon storage project, Maersk Drilling has entered a framework agreement with the Nini Joint Venture, operated by INEOS Oil & Gas Denmark and Wintershall Dea, covering the supply of drilling rigs for the project offshore Denmark. The agreement confirms Maersk Drilling as the preferred contractor with a right to all drilling rig work involved in Project Greensand on market-rate terms until the end of 2027. The agreement is subject to the project obtaining the necessary funding and final investment decision.

OceanTools Launch the Smallest Subsea IP Camera on the Market at Ocean Business 2021

OceanTools, global leaders in subsea engineering, have launched two new high performance subsea cameras the C3-30 IP & C9-GigE, to add to their extensive underwater product range at the Ocean Business exhibition in Southampton.

iXblue Launches new ROTV to Enhance Autonomous Survey Scope

iXblue, a global leader in the field of maritime autonomy, announces the launch of its first Remotely Operated Towed Vehicle (ROTV): FlipiX. Designed to be operated autonomously from iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) or from a light vessel, FlipiX enhances autonomous survey capabilities and allows to conduct multi-sensor operations in a single run, ultimately offering unmatched operational efficiency.

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