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"All-in-one surveying crew ": Advanced Navigation Launches AUV Hydrus

Apr 04, 2022

Advanced Navigation, an AI navigation and robotics systems manufacturer, has an autonomous underwater vehicle Hydrus, which is so small, it can be carried on a plane.'’We have seen a revolution occur in the aerial drone market, where smaller, easy to use drones have opened new opportunities in applications previously restricted by cost. Hydrus is intended to offer the same accessibility to the underwater world…

Cellula Robotics Sells Seafloor Drill Division to Focus on AUVs

Sep 20, 2022

Cellula Robotics has sold its Seafloor Drill Division to an unnamed company, to focus on its autonomous underwater vehicle business.Cellula said that the sale would facilitate its focus on the development of proven, trusted autonomy as it brings its fuel cell powered…

NOC's Boaty McBoatface Monitors Marine Environment at North Sea Oil Fields

Sep 20, 2022

The UK-based National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has started conducting research with the robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ on end-of-life oil fields off the coast of the Shetland Islands to help monitor and protect the marine environment in…

Equinor Awards Modus 'World's First' Resident Subsea Drone Contract

Sep 20, 2022

Modus, a company specializing in hovering autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), has won a contract with Equinor for the provision of underwater intervention drone missions at their Johan Sverdrup field.The contract, which will run from 2023 to mid-2024…

Oceaneering's Hybrid AUV/ROV Achieves TRL 6 For Pipeline Inspection

Aug 29, 2022

Subsea services and technology specialist Oceaneering said Monday that its Freedom AUV, has achieved Technology Readiness Level 6 on a 1-9 scale.Oceaneering said that its Freedom, a hybrid AUV/ROV system, is the result of a long-term collaborative relationship between Oceaneering…

Oil Spill Response Limited to Use Saipem's FlatFish Drone

Aug 22, 2022

Italian oilfield services giant Saipem and Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) have signed an extension of their existing Services Agreement to include the provision of FlatFish, Saipem’s underwater drone for environmental monitoring and inspection of asset integrity…

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…

Jaia Robotic Secures $1M+ in Seed Funding for Micro-Sized Autonomous Marine Vehicles

Jun 21, 2022

Jaia Robotics, an aquatic robotics company specializing in the development of micro-sized, high-speed, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) said it raised more than $1 million in seed funding.Jaia Robotics was founded in 2020 by Ian Estaphan Owen…

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…

Argeo's SeaRaptor 6000 AUV Completes First Commercial Seabed Survey

May 05, 2022

Argeo, a Norwegian autonomous underwater vehicles provider, said  Thursday it had completed AUV work for Statens Vegvesen (Norwegian Public Roads Administration) on the Bjørnafjorden E36 crossing.'The Bjørnafjorden crossing is the world’s longest floating bridge project…

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…

Subsea Expo Day 2: Remote and Autonomous Ops are the Trend, Barriers Remain

Feb 23, 2022

[ Elaine Maslin reports from the show floor at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen this week for Offshore Engineer and Marine Technology Reporter ]The coronavirus pandemic has helped to accelerate a drive towards the use of remote technologies, but regulations…

Subsea Expo 2022 Set to Return 'in-person' Next Week in Aberdeen

Feb 18, 2022

When it opens its doors on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, to welcome more than 3,000 delegates from around the world and over one hundred exhibitors, Subsea Expo 2022 will be sending out a strong signal that life and business are beginning to return to normal…

Ocean Infinity Orders Six HUGIN AUVs

Jan 31, 2022

Ocean Infinity has six HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) rated to 3,000 meters depth, Kongsberg Maritime has informed.The vehicles are equipped with a geophysical sensor suite and the latest generation Kongsberg batteries.The new vehicles will be mobilized for global operations…

iXblue, TotalEnergies Test Collaborative USV and AUV Use Off France

Jan 25, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies has partnered with iXblue to demonstrate collaborative uncrewed capabilities for subsea inspection and asset survey operations.According to iXblue, successful trials were recently conducted off the coast of La Ciotat in the south of France…

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