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UUV Manipulators: Get a Grip

Feb 13, 2020

While much focus on resident subsea vehicles has been about the vehicles, there’s also been a lot of focus behind the scenes on creating electric tooling. The industry has relied on hydraulic tooling since tooling has been used, with the benefits and drawbacks that come with it. Leading the field has been Schilling Robotics, now a part of the TechnipFMC group. But, for electric vehicles to really make to most of being all-electric…

DOF Subsea Wins 'Key Award' with Chevron in Australia

Aug 07, 2020

Oslo-listed subsea services and vessels company DOF Subsea has been awarded an IMR Services contract with Chevron in Australia. It has also won a moorings replacement deal in Southeast Asia.DOF Subsea will support Chevron's North-West Shelf and near-shore subsea assets in Australia with DP Vessels…

Ocean Infinity Completes Guyana Survey for ExxonMobil

Jul 16, 2020

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has completed its survey project for ExxonMobil, within the enormous Stabroek block offshore Guyana, where the oil giant has over the recent few years discovered more than 8 billion barrels of oil.The project…

Fugro Says Completes Middle East's First Uncrewed Geophysical Route Survey

Jun 23, 2020

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has said it has completed the Middle East’s first fully autonomous geophysical shallow-water route survey. Controlled from the remote operations center in Abu Dhabi, an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) captured…

Kongsberg's LARS for Ocean Infinity's Armada Robotic Ships

Jun 05, 2020

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has signed its first contract for its ROV launch & recovery system (LARS) specifically designed to handle remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from unmanned vessels.The contract has been signed with Ocean Infinity, who…

2G Robotics Debuts New Payloads for Modular AUVs

May 06, 2020

2G Robotics has officially launched a line of payloads for use on light, modular autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). 2G’s RECON line of products include the RECON CS, a 4K stills camera and LED lightbar payload, and the RECON LS, a payload…

Kongsberg Develops New LARS for HUGIN AUVs

Mar 31, 2020

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new LARS (Launch and Recovery System) solution for its HUGIN range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which it says will bring 'a series of far-reaching operational improvements.'Kongsberg has decided to have the new LARS operating from midships…

Stinger Prepping Kawasaki's SPICE AUV

Mar 30, 2020

Japanese industrial giant Kawasaki Heavy Industries has contracted the Norwegian underwater drone specialist Stinger, to help it test its prototype AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle).Stinger said last weekend that it would provide Kawasaki…

Neptune Energy Taps Stinger for Subsea Drone R&D

Mar 18, 2020

Subsea marine robotics company Stinger Technology has won a subsea drone research and development contract with oil firm Neptune Energy.Under the contract, Stinger Technology will work on the development, qualification and field trials of autonomous inspection/ intervention subsea drones…

Kongsberg Sells HUGIN AUV System to NIOT

Feb 20, 2020

Norwegian technology enterprise Kongsberg Maritime announced that contracts have been signed for the sale of a HUGIN AUV System to the Indian National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), located in Chennai, India.According to a statement from Kongsberg Maritime India…

Good Undersea Vehicles Come in Small Packages

Feb 12, 2020

The holiday season has just passed, and many may have heard the phrase, “good things come in small packages.” Does this hold true for today’s undersea vehicles? Indeed it does. One of the most striking recent trends in the field is the proliferation of compact and affordable…

Hybrid Autonomous Systems Evolve

Jan 23, 2020

Marine autonomous systems and combinations of such systems are being increasingly put to the test in the offshore space. Elaine Maslin looks at how hybrid remote and autonomous systems are now being tested.Concepts like resident subsea vehicles…

Subsea IMR Moves Robotic

Oct 02, 2019

Unmanned maritime systems (UMS), especially autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), are no stranger to commercial applications. Survey of the seafloor by AUVs and subsequently unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) is now an accepted practice. UMS technology is moving into new commercial domains…

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…

Modus Acquires Second Sabertooth HAUV

May 06, 2019

UK-based underwater vehicle services company Modus Seabed Intervention has agreed with Saab Seaeye to buy its second Sabertooth hybrid autonomous underwater vehicle (HAUV).The 3,000-meter rated Sabertooth will be equipped with extended autonomous…

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