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Seatools Completes FAT for DEME's Fall Pipe ROV

Dec 05, 2023

Seatools completed Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for a Fall Pipe ROV developed for DEME, to be deployed on DEME's upcoming subsea rock installation vessel Yellowstone, scheduled to join the fleet in the first half of 2024.The new Fall Pipe ROV introduces several unique features…

Fugro Gains Full Ownership of SEA-KIT International

Nov 28, 2023

Fugro announced it has reached a binding agreement for the acquisition of the remaining shares in SEA-KIT International, a long-standing partner in the development of uncrewed surface vessels (USV) for low carbon emission maritime operations and research…

Kraken Robotics Secures Order for AquaPix MINSAS System for HII's REMUS 620 Medium Class UUV

Nov 02, 2023

Canadian marine robotics specialist Kraken Robotics has received an initial order for its AquaPix Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) System for HII’s new REMUS 620 Medium Class UUV. 'Synthetic Aperture Sonar is quickly becoming the…

Ocean Power Technologies Secures $1.6M Order for WAM-V 16 USVs

Oct 24, 2023

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. said Tuesday it had received an additional volume order from Sulmara, an offshore services firm, of WAM-V 16 uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) 'making this the largest single order of WAM-Vs to date.''The order…

Maxwell Marine's Anchoring Solutions for Ørsted-bound Uncrewed Surface Vessels

Oct 12, 2023

Anchoring solutions specialist Maxwell Marine has won a contract  to design and supply a technical anchoring system for the first uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) which will be used for offshore met-ocean measurement campaigns in the offshore wind farm industry…

Royal IHC Secures Launch Customer for Its New Surface Fed Amphibious Hi-Traq Jetter

Oct 10, 2023

Royal IHC announced it has secured a contract to supply U.S.-based Caldwell Marine International (CMI), with a newbuild Amphibious Hi-Traq Jetter.This subsea tracked trenching vehicle is the first of its type to be owned and operated by a specialist U…

Unmanned Surface Vessel Set to Transform Subsea IMR & Offshore Survey Work

Oct 10, 2023

Subsea services company DeepOcean and the Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP have agreed to 'pioneer' the use of an unmanned surface vessel (USV) for subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) and survey work.The first USV is planned to be ready for offshore operations from 2025…

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…

Forum Energy Technologies Launches Tooling Rental Service for ROVs

Sep 12, 2023

ROV-specialist Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has launched a new tooling rental offering for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in response to the changing demands of the subsea sector.'With increasing ROV asset investment across hydrocarbon and offshore renewable energy…

Nauticus Robotics Teams Up with MMA Offshore to Deploy Aquanauts in Asia Pacific

Sep 11, 2023

Nauticus Robotics, a developer of autonomous robots using artificial intelligence for data collection and intervention services for the ocean economies has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian offshore support vessel firm MMA Offshore…

Cellula Robotics Starts Trials for Its XLUUV

Aug 30, 2023

Canadian marine technology company Cellula Robotics announced it has commenced sea trials of its Solus-XR extra large unmanned underwater vehicles (XLUUV), signifying a key step in the company's development of its long range hydrogen fuel cell powered autonomous underwater systems…

Autonomous Vehicles Used for O&M at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 24, 2023

A recent pilot project has verified the application of autonomous surface and subsea platforms for operations and maintenance (O&M) at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, located in the German North Sea.The July 2023 project was commissioned…

Subsea7 Confirms Remote ROV Piloting Capabilities

Aug 21, 2023

Subsea7 reports a major advance in its remote piloting technology by fully operating a workclass ROV from Scotland to carry out operations 9,400km away off the coast of Brazil. Developed by Subsea7, it can perform key inspection repair and maintenance…

Reach Subsea Wins Work with 'Major European Energy Firm'

Aug 17, 2023

Norway-based subsea services company Reach Subsea said Thursday it had received a notice of contract award, subject to successful contract negotiation, from an unnamed 'major European energy provider.'The potential contract has a duration of…

TDI-Brooks Adds 75m DP2 Ship to its Fleet

Aug 10, 2023

TDI-Brooks increases its vessel capacity by adding a 75-meter DP2 vessel,  R/V NAUTILUS to its fleet, a ship that can offer a variety of offshore assistance with subsea services, construction aid, exploration, production, ROV and diving support…

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