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PXGEO Orders Over 20 Saab Sabertooth AUVs for Offshore Seismic Surveys

Jun 05, 2023

Marine geophysical company PXGEO has ordered more than 20 autonomous underwater vehicles from Saab.The order, for Saab's Sabertooth autonomous underwater vehicle, is worth SEK 620 million (currently around $57,1 million) and deliveries will take place 2023-2025.'The order includes more than 20 Sabertooth vehicles, which makes this the largest Sabertooth order to date,' Saab said.These will form part…

Sea Machines Launches Its First Turnkey USV

Apr 17, 2024

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has unveiled its first turnkey unmanned surface vessel (USV) dubbed Selkie.The first model, SELKIE 7, is a 7-meter USV powered by the company's flagship SM300 Autonomous Command and Control system.As the first turnkey autonomous vessel released by Sea Machines…

WINDEA Offshore and Subsea Europe Services in Offshore Wind Services Partnership

Sep 12, 2023

Offshore wind service provider WINDEA Offshore and marine data acquisition specialist Subsea Europe Service GmbH have recently entered a strategic sales partnership. With this agreement, the two partners intend to provide the European offshore…

ADNOC L&S, SeaOwl Designing Unmanned Supply Vessels for Offshore Operations

May 11, 2023

ADNOC L&S, the shipping and maritime logistics arm of the Abu Dhabi-based oil firm ADNOC, has signed an agreement with SeaOwl for the design of unmanned remotely operated vessels capable of transporting vehicles, equipment, and supplies to and from offshore sites…

DeepOcean Deploys Its First Autonomous Drone for Inspection of Offshore Structures

Apr 24, 2023

Offshore services firm DeepOcean said Monday it had mobilized its first Autonomous Inspection Drone (AID), which it says 'can unlock substantial cost savings for operators of offshore wind farms and oil and gas fields. 'The subsea drone has been mobilized on board the Edda Fauna subsea Inspection…

Nauticus Robotics Launches 2nd Gen. Aquanaut Subsea Robots

Apr 13, 2023

Subsea autonomous robot maker Nauticus Robotics on Thursday announced the start of commissioning exercises for the first of three second-generation Aquanauts, dubbed the ‘Mark 2’ (MK2).Nauticus, which builds autonomous robots using artificial…

Malaysian FPSO Giant Yinson Invests in Norwegian Autonomous Vessel Start-up

Feb 24, 2023

Yinson GreenTech (YTG), a green tech investment branch of the Malaysian FPSO giant Yinson, has announced its strategic investment in a Norwegian startup specializing in autonomous solutions for the maritime industry called Zeabuz.'The investment…

Kongsberg Maritime Nets Delivery Contract for Largest HUGIN AUV

Oct 25, 2022

Norway's maritime tech specialist, Kongsberg Maritime, has secured a delivery contract with an undisclosed partner for a HUGIN Endurance AUV System.HUGIN Endurance is a long-range autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed for shore-to-shore operations…

Kongsberg Reels In $44M in Hugin AUV Orders in Q2

Jul 13, 2022

Norway-based Kongsberg Maritime’s Sensor and Robotics division said Wednesday it had secured over NOK 450M (~$44 million) in contracts for HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) in the second quarter of 2022. 'The order income consists of…

Argeo First to Operate Maritime Robotics' Mariner X Unmanned Surface Vessel

Jun 20, 2022

Maritime Robotics' new multi-purpose Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) platform, the Mariner X, is the company's most configurable and optimizable USV platform to date, built to deliver high-quality data acquisition at sea.The first operator of the new Mariner X USV platform is Argeo…

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…

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…

Van Oord Orders Autonomous Offshore Vessel from Demcon

Mar 16, 2022

Dutch marine services and dredging contractor Van Oord has ordered an unmanned, autonomous offshore vessel from Demcon unmanned systems, a company that develops and builds unmanned, autonomously vessel platforms for survey and inspection activities in inland…

Deployable from USV: Kongsberg Launches New AUV at Oceanology International

Mar 15, 2022

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime is presenting its HUGIN Edge medium-size autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) at this week's Oceanology International event which started Tuesday in London.According to the company, based in Norway, the HUGIN Edge offers 'exceptional durability and reliability…

ECA Group and iXblue Discussing Merger

Mar 14, 2022

French autonomous robotics companies ECA Group and iXblue have entered an exclusive negotiations period to bring the two French companies together and merge, and create 'a European high-tech industrial champion in the fields of maritime, inertial navigation…

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