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UK Subsea Robotics Firm SMD Sets Sights on Exceeding £100m Turnover in Five Years

Apr 07, 2023

UK-based subsea robotics and engineering firm Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has this week announced plans to exceed £100m turnover within five years.To reach this goal, the company says it is focusing on the electrification of its vehicles, has ambitious recruitment targets, and plans to expand its innovation and services arms with two new facilities on the horizon that will be based in the North East of England…

Forum Energy Technologies Launches Tooling Rental Service for ROVs

Sep 12, 2023

ROV-specialist Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has launched a new tooling rental offering for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in response to the changing demands of the subsea sector.'With increasing ROV asset investment across hydrocarbon and offshore renewable energy…

Subsea7 Confirms Remote ROV Piloting Capabilities

Aug 21, 2023

Subsea7 reports a major advance in its remote piloting technology by fully operating a workclass ROV from Scotland to carry out operations 9,400km away off the coast of Brazil. Developed by Subsea7, it can perform key inspection repair and maintenance…

Reach Subsea Wins Work with 'Major European Energy Firm'

Aug 17, 2023

Norway-based subsea services company Reach Subsea said Thursday it had received a notice of contract award, subject to successful contract negotiation, from an unnamed 'major European energy provider.'The potential contract has a duration of…

Forum Energy Technologies Appoints UnderOcean as Subsea Operations Partner in Brazil

Aug 03, 2023

ROV supplier Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has appointed UnderOcean Servicos Maritimos (UnderOcean) to represent its Subsea operations in Brazil.The partnership will see UnderOcean provide business development and engineering support on behalf of FET’s Subsea Technologies product line in Brazil…

DeepOcean Charters Innovative Unmanned Surface Vessel for Subsea Inspection, Survey Work

Aug 01, 2023

Offshore and subsea services provider DeepOcean will charter a newbuild unmanned surface vessel (USV) for subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) and survey work in the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries. DeepOcean is chartering…

Shearwater in 'Pioneering' Seismic Survey Project Offshore Norway

Jul 14, 2023

Offshore seismic survey specialist Shearwater on Friday announced a new project with the Austrian oil firm OMV for a 'pioneering' towed streamer survey with Ocean Bottom Nodes over the Berling gas and condensate discovery in the Norwegian Sea…

Saipem Secures $1B in New Contracts for Offshore Activities in Middle East and Subsea Drone Project in Brazil

Jun 29, 2023

Saipem has been awarded two new contracts, one for EPCI offshore activities in the Middle East and the other for the development of underwater drones in Brazil. The total value of the new contracts is approximately $1 billion.Under the existing Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with Saudi Aramco…

LOTOS Petrobaltic Selects Saab Seaeye Leopard ROV for Subsea Work in Polish Oil Fields

May 04, 2023

LOTOS Petrobaltic, part of ORLEN, has ordered Saab’s Seaeye Leopard work-class ROV to service subsea infrastructure within Poland’s B3 and B8 oil fields in the Baltic Sea.'After evaluating other work vehicles on the market, LOTOS Petrobaltic…

Sarcos and VideoRay Partner to Offer Integrated Underwater Robotic Systems

May 02, 2023

Robotic systems firm Sarcos and subsea robotic systems developer VideoRay have signed an agreement to offer integrated underwater robotic systems combining VideoRay remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) with the Sarcos Guardian Sea Class robotic system including its dexterous arms…

Fugro's ROV Training Course Gets IMCA Approval

Apr 24, 2023

Fugro's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) introductory training course has received International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) approval in what has been described as a 'world-first endorsement.'According to Fugro, the IMCA approval ensures…

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…

Voyis Launches Advanced Vision System for Subsea ROVs

Apr 18, 2023

Subsea optical inspection technologies developer Voyis Imaging Inc. has launched a new product line called Discovery Vision Systems that it says will advance ROV vision systems, and deliver a new level of situational awareness to ROV operations…

Cordiant Supports ROVOP's Offshore Service Expansion with $25M Credit Facility

Apr 12, 2023

UK-based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) solutions provider, ROVOP, said Thursday it had agreed a $25 million senior secured credit facility with Cordiant Capital (Cordiant), the specialist global infrastructure & real assets manager.Backed by Bluewater…

AssoJet III Mk2: Asso.subsea Unveils its Most Advanced Jetting ROV

Apr 06, 2023

Offshore installation services firm Asso.subsea on Thursday announced the development of a newly built jetting vehicle for cohesionless soil: AssoJet III Mk2.'The AssoJet III Mk2 is the most advanced of the ASSO’s jetting ROVs, based on full…

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