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Offshore AUV, ROV Market to Grow 18.2%

Jun 11, 2019

The global market for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and remotely operated vehicles (ROV) is predicted to propel at a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.2% from 2017 to 2025, says a recent industry report.In 2016, the offshore AUV and ROV market was valued around worth of $2.07 billion, which is foreseen to reach nearly $9.12 billion by the end of 2025, according to a recent report by Transparency Market Research (TMR)…

Kongsberg Sells Subsidiary Hydroid to HII

Feb 04, 2020

Kongsberg Maritime AS has signed an agreement to sell its underwater technology subsidiary company Hydroid, Inc. for $350 million to shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). In conjunction with the transaction, HII and Kongsberg Maritime…

NPD Completes Seabed Minerals Expedition

Sep 10, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) announced that it has just completed a successful data acquisition expedition on the Mohns Ridge in the north-western Norwegian Sea, using the Seabed Constructor vessel.According to the Norwegian government…

UUV Market to Reach $7.64bln

Aug 15, 2019

The global unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) market was around USD 2.92 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach approximately USD 7.64 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of slightly above 14.91% between 2018 and 2025.The global unmanned underwater vehicles market is growing…

Seabed Geosolutions Bags West Africa Gig

Jul 17, 2019

Seabed Geosolutions will acquire a 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) monitor survey offshore West Africa for an unnamed major oil company.The joint venture between Fugro and CGG said in a press release that the two-month survey will cover 151 sq km (58 sq mi) in water depths up to 600 m (1…

SMD Quasar WROV Dives 5.7km Deep

Apr 02, 2019

Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) announces that a deep-sea Quasar Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicle (WROV) has successfully completed sea trials.The 6000-meters-rated WROV, complemented with an electric drive dual-purpose winch and launch and recovery system (LARS)…

Sunken Stellar Daisy Located

Feb 17, 2019

The Stellar Daisy, a massive South Korean tanker that sank in March 2017, was spotted on the floor of the South Atlantic Ocean nearly two years later.Exploration company Ocean Infinity said that it has located the wreck of the lost South Korean tanker…

SMD Shanghai Delivers Quantum MkIII WROV

Jan 30, 2019

Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) Shanghai has completed the manufacture and commissioning of a Quantum MkIII work-class remotely operated vehicle (WROV) at itsLingang facility.This is the first WROV to be built at their facility since its opening in 2018…

Sonardyne Leads AUV Collaboration Project

Nov 21, 2018

The UK-based underwater positioning and communications technology company Sonardyne International Ltd has initiated a collaborative project to drive a major step change in ocean system autonomy for long-endurance autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)…

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