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Subsea Robotics: Aquanauts, Hydronauts, Roll Out

Jan 30, 2023

Houston-based Nauticus Robotics’ first production Aquanauts and Hydronauts will head into the wild and closer to full commercialization this year, with testing planned in Norway and in the Gulf of Mexico. Founder and CEO Nicolaus Radford discusses the past few busy years for the tech start-up.It’s been a relatively fast journey for Nauticus. Set up in 2014 (as Houston Mechatronics Inc), the company has been a bit of an outsider in the offshore industry…

TAQA, Fugro in Europe's "First" Uncrewed Offshore Integrity Inspection

Jan 30, 2023

Oil and gas firm TAQA has partnered with the Dutch offshore survey company Fugro for a pilot project using uncrewed surface vessels for underwater inspections.According to TAQA, its Dutch subsidiary TAQA Netherlands is 'the first oil and gas…

Kawasaki's AUV Used to Inspect Coating Defects on Subsea Pipeline

Jan 13, 2023

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries said Thursday it had, with French energy supermajor TotalEnergies,  completed its joint offshore verification test measuring the electrical potential of subsea pipelines during close-range inspections using an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle)…

Forum Delivers Three Work-class ROVs to Brazil's OceanPact

Jan 10, 2023

Forum Energy Technologies (FET), a company that supplies remotely operated vehicles to offshore energy industry firms, has delivered three of its 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class ROVs to Brazil-based OceanPact.The ROVs built at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside…

VIDEO: Ocean Infinity's Armada 7801 Robotic Vessel Reaches Norway

Jan 05, 2023

Ocean Infinity's Armada 7801 has reached Norway after a long journey from Vietnam, where its hull was built last year at the Vard Vung Tau shipyard.'Our first new ship has arrived in Norway, having set sail on its maiden voyage from Vietnam in November…

Mini-ROV Firm BeyonC Joins Chevron's Catalyst Program

Dec 30, 2022

Mini-ROV technology company BeyonC has been selected to join Chevron Technology Ventures' (CTV) Catalyst Program, an initiative to help early-stage companies mature their technologies with the aim of benefiting the energy industry around the world…

VIDEO: Ocean Infinity's Two Armada Vessels Set Sail from Vietnam

Dec 06, 2022

Ocean Infinity, a seabed survey and ocean research company based in the United States, said Tuesday that two of its new vessels, part of the Armada USV fleet, had set sail from Vietnam.'We're officially the proud owner of not just one but two brand new ships…

DeepOcean, Akvaplan-niva to Use ROVs, USVs for Environmental Studies in Offshore Energy Space

Dec 05, 2022

Subsea services provider DeepOcean has signed a collaboration deal with Akvaplan-niva regarding the potential utilization of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and unmanned glider vehicles (USVs) to perform environmental studies for offshore wind and oil and gas developments…

Exail's DriX USV Gets Lloyd's Register Certification

Nov 29, 2022

Marine classification society Lloyd's Register has awarded its first certification for an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) to the DriX maritime drone.Developed by Exail, a high-tech company and pioneer in the field of maritime autonomy, the DriX…

Autonomous OBN Seismic Survey Robots Could Enter Commercial Operation in 2024

Nov 22, 2022

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, which is working on autonomous ocean bottom seismic robotic vehicle technology, said on Tuesday that it had finished a series of passive and active seismic trials that proved the quality of seismic data collection…

Zero Emission Hydrogen USV Design Wins CMDC Round 2 Funding

Nov 10, 2022

SEA-KIT International on Thursday announced it has secured funding through Round 2 of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) to design a hydrogen powered, zero emission Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV).The USV designer and builder…

ADIPEC: Fugro, AD Ports Pen Deal for Remote & Autonomous Tech Use in Middle East

Nov 02, 2022

During the ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Dutch firm Fugro and UAE's AD Ports Group signed an agreement that sets out combined goals to utilize remote and autonomous technologies in the region. The agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi…

Kongsberg Maritime Nets Delivery Contract for Largest HUGIN AUV

Oct 25, 2022

Norway's maritime tech specialist, Kongsberg Maritime, has secured a delivery contract with an undisclosed partner for a HUGIN Endurance AUV System.HUGIN Endurance is a long-range autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed for shore-to-shore operations…

Kraken Wins Subsea Battery Order from AUV Manufacturer

Oct 14, 2022

Canada-based maritime robotics firm Kraken Robotics has secured an order for subsea batteries from a manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). 'The order is valued at $1.1 million and is a follow on from a $4.8 million order from the same customer earlier this year…

VIDEO: 'Historic Moment' as Seabed Nodules Collected and Lifted to Production Vessel Using 4 km Riser

Oct 12, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC) said Wednesday it had collected an initial batch of seafloor polymetallic nodules, and transported them up a 4km-long riser system to the surface in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean.TMC, the explorer…

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