Seabed News


Fugro Expands Geotechnical Vessel Fleet

Nov 30, 2022

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has expanded its geotechnical vessel fleet with the Fugro Quest vessel. According to Fugro, the vessel is equipped with advanced deep-water technology.'Fugro uses this type of vessel to determine the exact composition of the soil…

Fugro Nets Two Offshore Wind Geotechnical Survey Contracts in The Netherlands

Nov 23, 2022

Dutch offshore survey firm Fugro has won two geotechnical survey contracts for the development of the Dutch IJmuiden Ver Site V-VI, Nederwiek (zuid) Site I and Hollandse Kust (west) Site VIII offshore wind zones.This is the Netherlands Enterprise…

Offshore Wind: Fugro Wins Geotechnical Survey Gig in Denmark

Nov 16, 2022

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro has secured a contract with the Danish grid operator Energinet for geotechnical site investigations for the North Sea I offshore wind development.The Danish government plans to expand offshore wind capacity by 4GW by 2030…

Argeo Charters Argeo Searcher Vessel

Oct 04, 2022

Argeo, a Norwegian autonomous underwater vehicle provider, has signed a 5-year bareboat contract for the vessel Argeo Searcher (former Ocean Pearl), with an option to purchase the vessel for $2 million after 12 months and $1 million after 27 months…

Petrobras Taps Shearwater for Large OBN Survey Offshore Brazil

Oct 03, 2022

Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS said Monday it had won a contract in Brazil for a large deepwater ocean bottom node (OBN) survey.The company will conduct the survey over the Petrobras-operated Grand Iara Project, involving the Berbigão, Sururu…

Cellula Robotics Sells Seafloor Drill Division to Focus on AUVs

Sep 20, 2022

Cellula Robotics has sold its Seafloor Drill Division to an unnamed company, to focus on its autonomous underwater vehicle business.Cellula said that the sale would facilitate its focus on the development of proven, trusted autonomy as it brings its fuel cell powered…

Seabed Nodule Harvesting Firm Raises $30M

Aug 15, 2022

TMC, a company gearing up for commercial metallic nodule collection from the seabed, on Monday announced a committed PIPE financing which is expected to result in US$30.4 million of gross proceeds (approximately $30M net proceeds) through the issuance of approximately 38…

Fugro Deploys Mobile Rig for U.S. Offshore Wind Site Work

May 24, 2022

Dutch marine survey services firm Fugro is back on the water for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind off the U.S. east coast, conducting a third year of integrated site characterisation services for the New Jersey-based offshore wind farm developer…

Claxton, Seabed Solutions Team Up to Help Operators Return Seabed to Natural State

May 24, 2022

Acteon's Claxton has signed a collaboration agreement with Norwegian-based supplier Seabed Solutions to 'add value' to decommissioning projects, and assist operators in meeting their obligation to return subsea sites to their natural state.'The partnership simplifies procurement…

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to Start Seabed Surveys for Offshore Wind

May 13, 2022

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has tasked the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) with conducting surveys in connection with awarding acreage for offshore wind.The NPD has been given the assignment to plan and implement…

TMC, Allseas Complete Initial Deepwater Trials of Polymetallic Nodule Collector Vehicle

May 05, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC) and Allseas have successfully completed the initial deep-water trials of the polymetallic nodule collector vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean, TMC said Thursday.To remind, back in March, The Metals Company (TMC), a company…

Acteon's Benthic Set to Launch Next-gen Portable Remotely Operated Drill PROD5

Apr 21, 2022

Benthic, an Acteon geotechnical services and technology firm, is set to launch the next generation of its portable, remotely operated drill: PROD5, also aimed at increasing productivity and cutting costs for the offshore renewable energy industry…

Sonardyne Launches Wireless Seabed UXO Disposal Capability

Feb 15, 2022

Marine technology company, Sonardyne said Tuesday it had launched a secure, wireless underwater initiation capability aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance during offshore energy projects with the…

To Harness the North Sea Winds, We Must Understand its Complicated Seabed Geology

Dec 22, 2021

For any country blessed with easy access to the shallow and windy North Sea, offshore wind will be key to meeting net zero targets. Developing these wind farms is partly a challenge for engineers, but it but also depends on the geology beneath…

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