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UTEC Puts Upgraded AUV on Try-Outs Offshore Australia

Feb 20, 2024

UTEC, a geo-services brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics division, has conducted trials on its upgraded Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), off Fremantle in Western Australia.The AUV has recently undergone significant upgrades and the…

Mega AUV HUGIN Endurance Passes Sea Trials

Oct 26, 2023

Kongsberg Discovery started sea trials with its new long-range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), HUGIN Endurance.Launched in 2021, HUGIN Endurance measures nearly 11m long with a 1.2m diameter, weighing around 8,000 kg. This mega AUV is rated to a depth of 6…

Argeo Elevates its Game with Argeo Searcher Vessel Upgrade

Oct 09, 2023

Oslo-listed offshore service company Argeo said Friday it would upgrade its subsea vessel, Argeo Searcher, to expand its capabilities for the oil and gas subsea market and marine minerals seabed exploration.'The vessel upgrade will be carried out at Fjellstrand…

Nauticus Robotics Secures $20M Loan Deal with Key Stakeholders

Sep 21, 2023

Nauticus Robotics, a developer of ocean robots and artificial intelligence for autonomous services to the offshore industries, said Thursday it had entered into a senior secured term loan agreement with existing stakeholders, Transocean, ATW Partners…

Equinor Taps Ocean Infinity for Floating Wind Farm Site Survey off California

Sep 18, 2023

Seabed survey and ocean research company Ocean Infinity has signed a contract with Equinor Wind US LLC, for one of the first-ever floating offshore wind farms on the US West Coast. Under the terms of this contract, Ocean Infinity will undertake…

Nauticus Inks Deal with Petrobras

Jun 23, 2023

Nauticus Robotics said it a contract with Petrobras to deploy Aquanaut in its offshore activities. Specifically, Aquanaut is planned to work in Petrobras’ Deepwater Production Field using supervised autonomy for infield inspection services.…

PXGEO Orders Over 20 Saab Sabertooth AUVs for Offshore Seismic Surveys

Jun 05, 2023

Marine geophysical company PXGEO has ordered more than 20 autonomous underwater vehicles from Saab.The order, for Saab's Sabertooth autonomous underwater vehicle, is worth SEK 620 million (currently around $57,1 million) and deliveries will take place 2023-2025…

Survey Firm Argeo Sees Q1 Revenue Jump. Order Book Nearly Fully Booked for 2023

May 11, 2023

Norway-based offshore survey firm Argeo said Thursday its order book was at record high levels, and that its revenue jumped significantly during the first quarter of 2023,'We have put a strong first quarter behind us with a 258% growth in revenues from NOK 6…

Norway's NPD Taps Argeo for Deep-sea Mineral Exploration in Knipovich Ridge

Apr 20, 2023

Norway-based offshore survey firm Argeo said Thursday it had won a deep-sea survey contract comprising multi-sensor data acquisition with AUV for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to evaluate further mineral resource potential in the northern part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Knipovich Ridge)…

Scottish Project Harnesses Wave Power and Subsea Storage to Power Subsea Equipment

Mar 06, 2023

A project to power subsea equipment with wave power and subsea energy storage has taken to the seas in the north of Scotland.The £2 million demonstrator project, called Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP), has connected Mocean Energy's Blue X wave energy converter – Verlume's Halo underwater battery…

Argeo Searcher Conversion, Rigging Completed

Feb 21, 2023

Argeo’s subsea vessel, Argeo Searcher, has completed a rigorous conversion and shakedown program and is now, fully equipped with both SeaRaptor AUV’s, ready to enter commercial AUV operations aligning with expanding backlog of projects.A versatile…

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)…

Norwegian Subsea Firm Gets $2M Loan

Dec 15, 2022

The Norwegian autonomous underwater vehicle provider Argeo has been granted a loan of NOK 20 million (~$2 million) from Innovation Norway.Argeo said the yield is 6,2%, the duration is six years, and the loan is on certain conditions. Trond Crantz…

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…

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