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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…

UTEC Showcases New Unmanned Catamaran for Offshore Wind Surveys

Nov 29, 2022

Survey, positioning, and data management firm UTEC, part of the Acteon Group, is targeting the offshore wind survey and inspection market with a new uncrewed surface vessel (USV).Torsten Marten, lead surveyor, UTEC, outlined the new design at the Marine Autonomous Technology Showcase (MATS)…

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…

USVs Eye Offshore Wind Opportunities

Sep 16, 2022

Use of USVs in offshore wind has started to become a norm; in pre-survey and post-construction, with O&M on its way. How much more could be done?The use of USVs in the offshore industry has come a long way since they first started making an appearance in the 2010s…

Fugro to Expand USV Fleet with 'Next-gen' Blue Prism Unit

Jul 12, 2022

Dutch offshore surveys services company Fugro has signed a contract with Kooiman Engineering and Van Oossanen Naval Architects for the naval design of Blue Prism, Fugro’s next generation of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs).Engineered for operations in both coastal and offshore environments…

Uncrewed Vessel Tech: Argeo Argus Launched for Offshore Energy Sector

Jun 16, 2022

Argeo launched its first uncrewed, remotely supervised survey and inspection vehicle dubbed Argeo Argus. The Argus USV (Uncrewed Surface Vehicle) will conduct mapping and inspection services using robotics and autonomous ocean space technology…

PHOTO: Ocean Infinity's First 78-meter Robotic Ship Hits the Water

May 09, 2022

Ocean Infinity, a seabed survey and ocean research company based in the United States, has released the first photographs of their Armada 78m remotely operated ship taking to the water, and shared them with Offshore Engineer.More than two years ago…

iXblue's USV Used for Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm Bathymetric Survey

May 05, 2022

French autonomous robotics company iXblue has recently completed the bathymetric survey of the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm using its DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV). Relying on 4G and satellite communication, the operation – located…

"World's First" - Fugro Personnel Certified to Operate Uncrewed Surface Vessels

Apr 25, 2022

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro said that its personnel from its Middle East office has completed 'the world's first' Maritime Autonomous Surface Systems (MASS) professional certified training delivered by SeaBot XR at the training academy CEbotiX…

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…

OSM to Supervise Construction of Ocean Infinity's Robotic Vessels in Norway

Mar 18, 2022

Maritime and offshore service provider OSM Maritime Group will act as Ocean Infinity's newbuild site supervision partner, for six robotic offshore vessels being built for Ocean Infinity in Norway, for its Armada Fleet.Four vessels will have a length of 21 meters and tow vessels of 36 meters…

Kongsberg Maritime Launches New Multibeam Echosounder for USVs

Mar 15, 2022

Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new multibeam echosounder - EM 712 USV - for use with Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs).The latest addition to  Kongsberg's EM 712 range of shallow- to medium-water multibeam echosounders for seabed mapping applications…

Ocean Infinity Orders Six 85m Robotic Offshore Vessels from VARD

Feb 24, 2022

U.S.-based seabed survey and ocean exploration firm Ocean Infinity has hired VARD to design and build a new series of six multi-purpose offshore vessels that will all be operated from shore and will eventually run on green ammonia.This order of six…

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