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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…

Fugro, Sea-Kit in Uncrewed Surface Vessel Team-Up

Mar 25, 2020

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has teamed up with SEA-KIT, winner of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, to develop a new range of agile and compact uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) which can deploy remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous…

Copenhagen Subsea Debuts the Gorilla ROV

Mar 23, 2020

Copenhagen Subsea launched a new powerful Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), specifically developed for the offshore industry. The ROV is based on Copenhagen Subsea’s rim-driven thruster technology and is designed to be robust and reliable in…

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…

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…

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…

Deploying ROVs and AUVs from USVs

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…

Oceanteam Bags CSV Gig

Jun 28, 2019

Norway's Oceanteam Shipping said that its construction support vessel (CSV) Southern Ocean will support Fugro for a deepwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV) subsea installation project off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.The offshore services…

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…

SMD Quasar WROV Dives 5.7km Deep

Apr 02, 2019

Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) announces that a deep-sea Quasar Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicle (WROV) has successfully completed sea trials.The 6000-meters-rated WROV, complemented with an electric drive dual-purpose winch and launch and recovery system (LARS)…

EMGS Bags Norwegian Barents Sea Survey

Mar 27, 2019

Norway’s Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has received a letter of intent for a fully pre-funded multi-client survey in the Norwegian Barents Sea.According to a press release, the total value of the letter of intent is approximately USD 2…

Naviera Tramarsa Adds Another ROV

Feb 28, 2019

Offshore operator Naviera Tramarsa has extended its subsea vehicle fleet with a new Cougar XT remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) from manufacturer Saab Seaeye.The 2,000m rated Cougar XT will enter operations in May 2019, joining the company’s Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV…

DOF Bags Three ROV Contracts in Brazil

Feb 25, 2019

Norwegian supply shipping company DOF Subsea has been awarded contracts for three remotely operated (ROV) Support Vessels (RSV) with Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras).All contracts have a firm duration of three years and can be extended for another two years…

Total Picks Oceaneering for Tyra Project

Feb 21, 2019

Total E&P Danmark has awarded Oceaneering International Inc. a two-year integrity management contract for the Tyra redevelopment project in the Danish North Sea.Oceaneering will manage its activities from Aberdeen. The agreement covers a range of services…

Skandi Olinda Begins Petrobras Job

Feb 20, 2019

The newly delivered Skandi Olinda flexible lay and construction vessel owned by a 50/50 joint venture of TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea has commenced an eight-year charter contract with Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras).'Skandi Olinda has state-of-the-art pipelay and marine technology…

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