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Survey Firm Argeo Sees Q1 Revenue Jump. Order Book Nearly Fully Booked for 2023

May 11, 2023

Norway-based offshore survey firm Argeo said Thursday its order book was at record high levels, and that its revenue jumped significantly during the first quarter of 2023,'We have put a strong first quarter behind us with a 258% growth in revenues from NOK 6…

Norway's NPD Taps Argeo for Deep-sea Mineral Exploration in Knipovich Ridge

Apr 20, 2023

Norway-based offshore survey firm Argeo said Thursday it had won a deep-sea survey contract comprising multi-sensor data acquisition with AUV for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to evaluate further mineral resource potential in the northern part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Knipovich Ridge)…

Scottish Project Harnesses Wave Power and Subsea Storage to Power Subsea Equipment

Mar 06, 2023

A project to power subsea equipment with wave power and subsea energy storage has taken to the seas in the north of Scotland.The £2 million demonstrator project, called Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP), has connected Mocean Energy's Blue X wave energy converter – Verlume's Halo underwater battery…

Argeo Searcher Conversion, Rigging Completed

Feb 21, 2023

Argeo’s subsea vessel, Argeo Searcher, has completed a rigorous conversion and shakedown program and is now, fully equipped with both SeaRaptor AUV’s, ready to enter commercial AUV operations aligning with expanding backlog of projects.A versatile…

Kawasaki's AUV Used to Inspect Coating Defects on Subsea Pipeline

Jan 13, 2023

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries said Thursday it had, with French energy supermajor TotalEnergies,  completed its joint offshore verification test measuring the electrical potential of subsea pipelines during close-range inspections using an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle)…

Norwegian Subsea Firm Gets $2M Loan

Dec 15, 2022

The Norwegian autonomous underwater vehicle provider Argeo has been granted a loan of NOK 20 million (~$2 million) from Innovation Norway.Argeo said the yield is 6,2%, the duration is six years, and the loan is on certain conditions. Trond Crantz…

Autonomous OBN Seismic Survey Robots Could Enter Commercial Operation in 2024

Nov 22, 2022

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, which is working on autonomous ocean bottom seismic robotic vehicle technology, said on Tuesday that it had finished a series of passive and active seismic trials that proved the quality of seismic data collection…

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…

Kraken Wins Subsea Battery Order from AUV Manufacturer

Oct 14, 2022

Canada-based maritime robotics firm Kraken Robotics has secured an order for subsea batteries from a manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). 'The order is valued at $1.1 million and is a follow on from a $4.8 million order from the same customer earlier this year…

Argeo Charters Argeo Searcher Vessel

Oct 04, 2022

Argeo, a Norwegian autonomous underwater vehicle provider, has signed a 5-year bareboat contract for the vessel Argeo Searcher (former Ocean Pearl), with an option to purchase the vessel for $2 million after 12 months and $1 million after 27 months…

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…

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