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Rovco Nets UXO, Seabed Survey Deal at Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 30, 2022

Subsea and hydrographic survey services firm Rovco has signed a contract with the Dutch marine services contractor Van Oord to carry out subsea investigation works on Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord. Rovco will perform an unexploded…

Brazil's Oceanica Buys Two FET ROVs for Deepwater Work with Petrobras

Jun 08, 2022

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has delivered two work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) sales to Brazilian marine engineering companyOceanica to support its deepwater intervention operations.The systems were built at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside…

Saipem's FlatFish Drone to be Deployed for Ultra-deepwater Inspection at Shell and Petrobras Fields in Brazil

May 24, 2022

Italian oilfield services and technology company Saipem will provide its FlatFish subsea drone for Shell's and Petrobras' ultra-deepwater projects in Brazil.Under the contract, Shell and Petrobras will use Saipem's FlatFish subsea drone in two…

EDF, ORCA Hub in 'First' Autonomous ROV Wind Farm Foundation Inspection

May 23, 2022

EDF Renewables has deployed a customized remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to carry out what is believed to be the first autonomous wind farm foundation inspection at its Blyth offshore wind farm in the UK.The ROV was modified to include cutting…

DOF Wins $260M in AHTS, ROV Deals with Petrobras in Brazil

May 16, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore vessel operator DOF has, through its Brazilian subsidiaries, won new long-term charter and service contracts with Petrobras for four AHTS vessels and ROVs. The vessels, Skandi Angra, Skandi Paraty, Skandi Urca, and Skandi Fluminense…

'Intelligent Muscle' - Saab Seaeye to Showcase 'Pioneering' Electric Manipulator at OTC

Apr 25, 2022

ROV maker Saab Seaeye said Monday it would present its new and extremely powerful and intelligent electric manipulator on Saab Seaeye’s Stand 1406 at the Ocean Technology Conference, Houston, 2 – 5 May 2022.'The pioneering breakthrough is Saab…

Offshore Power Bank: Reach Subsea Orders 'Reach Remote' USVs

Apr 13, 2022

Norwegian subsea services company Reach Subsea has signed a contract with Kongsberg Maritime for the construction of the first two in a series of Reach Remote unmanned offshore surface vessels (USVs).These units will serve as mobile power banks…

Robotic Fish Being Developed for Offshore Inspection in Hard-to-reach Spots

Mar 17, 2022

UK-based subsea battery specialist Verlume, formerly known as EC-OG,  said Thursday it had joined with consortium partners to progress the development of an autonomous underwater robot that moves like a fish to enable efficient offshore inspection regimes in harsh and hard-to-reach environments…

Rovco Invests in SMD's EV Work Class ROV

Mar 17, 2022

Subsea equipment maker Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) and offshore services provider Rovco have signed a Letter of Intent for next-generation EV Work Class ROV (WROV) technology.Under the deal, announced Wednesday, SMD will provide Rovco with a new Atom EV high-performance electric WROV…

Saab Seaeye Cougar tapped for work in Japan's Offshore Renewable Sector

Mar 03, 2022

Japan’s growing offshore wind industry is gaining a Saab Seaeye Cougar XTi underwater robotic vehicle for cable burial inspection and other roles. Kaiyo Engineering has acquired the 2000m rated Cougar for deployment from a 250-ton mother ship…

Seatools Delivers Deep-sea mineral Collection Equipment for Allseas' 'Hidden Gem'

Feb 25, 2022

Subsea technology company Seatools has delivered deep-sea mineral collection equipment for Allseas' Hidden Gem seabed mining ship.Seatools was responsible for the engineering, manufacturing, and qualification of the electronics, instrumentation…

Organizers, Participants Hail Subsea Expo 2022 as 'Major Success'

Feb 24, 2022

Subsea Expo 2022, a subsea industry event held in Aberdeen this week, has been, according to the organizers, hailed a major success after more than 4,000 visitors attended and exhibitors reported doing “real” business with strong interest in their products and services…

Subsea Expo Focuses on $3 Trillion Opportunity

Feb 22, 2022

One of the first major UK industry events since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic heard Tuesday morning how, after a period of Covid-induced hibernation, the UK’s subsea sector is emerging into a new world of opportunity.Speaking at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen…

Subsea Expo 2022 Set to Return 'in-person' Next Week in Aberdeen

Feb 18, 2022

When it opens its doors on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, to welcome more than 3,000 delegates from around the world and over one hundred exhibitors, Subsea Expo 2022 will be sending out a strong signal that life and business are beginning to return to normal…

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